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George Lois’ ‘Big Ideas’ come home to CCNY

Legendary art director, designer and ad man George Lois is gifting his archives to The City College of New York. Designated the "The George Lois Big Idea Archive," the collection comprises films, TV and radio commercials, print ads, posters, scripts, correspondences, photos, memorabilia and numerous other items from a remarkable career spanning more than 65 years. The archive will be open to the public and be available for educational and research purposes. Read More »

MFA program gives filmmakers a head start on their careers

American film schools graduate about 50,000 students a year – for an industry that may offer as few as 2,000 studio jobs a year. But aspiring filmmakers wishing to get a foothold in a new career need not despair, says Andrea Weiss, professor of film and co-director of the MFA Program in Film at the City College of New York. “Focusing on independent filmmaking, the MFA Program in Film at CCNY can help students to find their passion and their voice as filmmakers, and impart the skills and craft to realize their vision,” she says. Read More »

Art students win Connor Awards

The City College of New York’s Art Department bestows its Therese Ralston McCabe Connor Awards to CUNY students in the fields of studio art, art history and art education. Students receive tuition support, and are recognized for their outstanding achievement in research and projects as part of their coursework. This year’s winners are: Studio Art, Graduate First Place: Sarah Cameron Sunde (DIAP MFA, 2018)Second Place: Zoe Berger (DIAP MFA, 2018)3rd Place, Michael Capobianco (Art MFA, 2018) Read More »

Kathlene McDonald discusses medical humanities and advocacy in rescheduled Presidential Conversation

Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Professor Kathlene McDonald talks about her work in the field of medical humanities in the third installment of the City College of New York’s 2015-16 “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement” series on Thursday, Mar. 31. The talk, “From Chaos to Advocacy: End-of-Life Care, Narrative, and Social Change,” rescheduled from its original date of Nov. 19, takes place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium, and is free and open to the public. Read More »
Lori Marie Carlson Hijuelos

Author Lori Marie Carlson Hijuelos is 2015 Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Author Lori Marie Carlson Hijuelos delivers the 2015 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture at The City College of New York on Tuesday, Dec. 8. In a celebration of her late husband Oscar Hijuelos’s last novel, she engages in a panel discussion on “Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise,” at 5:30 p.m. in the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. The event is free and open to the public. Read More »
Emily Raboteau

Emily Raboteau short story tops 35,609 entries from 149 countries for $20K prize

City College of New York creative writing professor and author Emily Raboteau is the winner of the fourth International Flash Fiction competition. Her 100-word short story, “Oysters,” is adjudged the best from more than 35,000 submissions from 149 countries this year. Read More »
Writer Jacqueline Woodson

Author Jacqueline Woodson receives 2015 Langston Hughes Medal

Jacqueline Woodson, an award-winning author of more than 30 books for children and young adults, is this year’s recipient of The City College of New York’s Langston Hughes Medal. She receives the award on Nov. 20 at City College’s 36th Langston Hughes Festival. The award ceremony, in the Marian Anderson Theatre at Aaron Davis Hall on the college campus, starts at 6 p.m. Read More »
Lynn Appelbaum

Lynn Appelbaum receives PRSA’s Outstanding Educator Award

In honor of her “significant contribution to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching,” Lynn Appelbaum, director of the advertising and public relations specialization and professor in the City College of New York’s Department of Media & Communication Arts, receives the Public Relations Society of America’s Read More »

CCNY honors Phylicia Rashad and six distinguished alumni at annual gala

Award-winning actress and director Phylicia Rashad is this year’s John H. Finley Award recipient. The award is given out by the Alumni Association of The City College of New York for exemplary and dedicated service to the City of New York. A graduate of Howard University, Rashad receives the award on Nov. Read More »

Historian Emily Greble receives Fulbright Award for book project

City College of New York historian and author Emily Greble is headed to Serbia on a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Award to research and write a book about Muslims in post-Ottoman Europe. She will spend spring 2016 working on the project entitled “Muslims on the Edge of Europe: the Making of a “European” Islam in the Balkans, 1878–1946.” The book analyzes Muslim life, politics, law, and culture in the post-Ottoman Balkans.    Read More »