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Cesar Conde, new Colin Powell School Board of Visitors member

NBCUniversal Telemundo Chairman Cesar Conde joins Colin Powell School’s Board of Visitors

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York is pleased to announce the appointment of Cesar Conde , Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, to its Board of Visitors. He joins 25 other distinguished Board Members . “I have known Cesar Conde for over 15 years and he will be a wonderful addition to our board,” said General Colin L. Powell, a 1958 CCNY alumnus and Chair of the Colin Powell School Board of the Visitors. “Since serving as a White House Fellow at the State Department during my tenure there, I
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second annual scarefest

CCNY "Scarefest" establishes new Halloween tradition

Join us for Scarefest, a guided tour through the secret tunnels of City College’s creepy gothic buildings and visit our gargoyle graveyard! Visitors will be treated to a spooky tour around our corridors, and can have their faces painted, try mixing potions, casting spells, pumpkin carving and much more... Groups of 10 will embark on a spooky 10 minute journey with candy treats for all! Tours begin at the North Academic Center (NAC) building lobby. Entrance located at West 138th Street and Convent Avenue. There will be a carved pumpkin contest (bring your carved pumpkin to campus by 5PM). Show
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The Division of Interdisciplinary Studies presents the Women's Professional Development Program at the Center for Worker Education.

CCNY’s CWE launches Women’s Professional Development Program

The Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education is supporting women in their quest for career advancement with the Women’s Professional Development Program . Angelina Ramirez , CEO of The AMBLYN Group, developed the program and is facilitating the curriculum. According to Ramirez, the program will provide women with practical competencies necessary to propel their careers and enhance their progression into leadership positions. "Women often face obstacles to advance in their careers due to several circumstances, particularly the lack of mentoring and time to attend
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The City Game book cover

“The City Game,” Matthew Goodman book on CCNY basketball feat, launches Nov. 5

Almost 70 years after one of collegiate sport’s most historic moments comes an absorbing narrative of the event and its aftermath. “ The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team ,” a book by New York Times-bestselling author Matthew Goodman on The City College of New York’s greatest athletic achievement, publishes on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The official launch, featuring Goodman, takes place at CCNY’s Great Hall, in Shepard Hall, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. It is free and open to the public. Click here to register and reserve a ticket . “The City Game” tells the thrilling and
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Award-winning novelist and CCNY alumnus Frederic Tuten

Renowned novelist, mentor, Frederic Tuten returns to CCNY for Oct. 15 reading

City College of New York literary luminaries Oscar Hijuelos ’75, ’84MA; Walter Mosley ’91MA, and Ernesto Quiñonez ’96, ’06MA; had a common link during their respective years at CCNY before embarking on highly successful writing careers: mentor and 1959 alumnus Frederic Tuten . On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Tuten, an award-winning novelist, short story writer and critic, returns to City College for a reading and conversation with Quiñonez. Tuten will read from his latest book, “ My Young Life: A Memoir ” (Simon & Schuster, 2019) in Shepard Hall room 250. The event, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., is presented by the
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Victoria Frye, associate professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at CCNY, is the recipient of a NIMH grant that will aid in reducing intersectional stigmas and increase uptake of and adherence to biomedical HIV prevention modalities.

Victoria Frye leads CHHARGE intervention to combat HIV and AIDS epidemic

Victoria Frye , associate professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York, is leading the conversation on reducing intersectional stigmas at the community level to increase uptake of and adherence to biomedical HIV prevention modalities through a new grant from the National Institute of Mental Health . “This grant will advance prevention science by optimizing study design to evaluate the impact of community-level interventions. As well, the intervention developed should address how intersectional stigma acts as a barrier to accessing prevention methods,” said Frye.
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Benjamin Ferencz and Pres. Vince Boudreau

Nuremberg trials prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz ’40 receives CCNY President’s Medal

Benjamin B. Ferencz , a former prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials and an advocate for human rights and the rule of law, is the recipient of The City College President’s Medal from his alma mater. A distinguished member of City College’s Class of 1940, Ferencz received the award from CCNY President Vincent Boudreau . The President's Medal is awarded for distinguished achievement and public service. Past recipients include: Nelson Mandela; Nobel Laureates Robert Aumann and Leon M. Lederman ; Coretta Scott King , Gen. Colin L. Powell , USA (ret.), astronaut Mario Runco Jr. , and Sen.
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CCNY physicists score double hit in LED research

In two breakthroughs in the realm of photonics, City College of New York graduate researchers are reporting the successful demonstration of an LED (light-emitting diode) based on half-light half-matter quasiparticles in atomically thin materials. This is also the first successful test of an electrically driven light emitter using atomically thin semiconductors embedded in a light trapping structure (optical cavity). The research is led by graduate physics student Jie Gu and post-doctoral fellow Biswanath Chakraborty, in collaboration with another graduate student, Mandeep Khatoniyar. According
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Latest CCNY faculty publications stir interest

Publishers Weekly and The Atlantic are some of the publications plugging the latest offerings by City College of New York faculty this fall. PW lists Mikhal Dekel’s “ Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey ” as one of its Fall Top 10 picks for history. The Atlantic highlights Jennifer M. Morton’s study of the ethical dilemmas of upward mobility entitled, “ Moving Up without Losing Your Way .”
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