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Black History Month 2019

Black History Month 2019 events at CCNY

The Black History Month celebrations at The City College of New York commence with a kickoff event and discussion with Vanessa K. ​Valdés, director of the Black Studies Program.   The events are brought to you by the Student Life Activities Program Committee from the Department of Student Life & Leadership Development and the Black Studies Program. Read More »
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Traveling to Thailand and more: CCNY unveils new courses

Biologist David Lohman of The City College of New York is back from this winter session’s Tropical Ecology and Thailand course—the first of its kind. The 19-day voyage is the only Study Abroad & International Programs’ biology course ever taught by a CCNY faculty member as a CCNY course. Read More »
Vanessa Valdez

Vanessa K. Valdés leads CCNY Black Studies Program

Literature professor, author and editor Vanessa K. Valdés is the new director of The City College of New York’s Black Studies Program.  Announcing her appointment, City College President Vincent Boudreau said: “Dr. Valdés comes to this position after years of teaching in and working with the program, and I am powerfully confident that her vision and commitment to education in this area will stand the program in good stead for years to come. Read More »
Nicole Sealey

CCNY visiting poet Nicole Sealey wins Hodder Fellowship

Award-winning poet and author Nicole Sealey is adding another accolade to her numerous honors. The Doris Lippman Visiting Poet in The City College of New York’s MFA in Creative Writing Program is one of five winners internationally of 2019-2020 Hodder fellowships. Read More »
Laurie Woodard

Historian Laurie Woodard is CCNY’s latest NEH award winner

City College of New York historian Laurie Woodard is the recipient of a 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities faculty award for her book project on famed actress and civil rights activist Fredi Washington’s role in the Harlem Renaissance. Read More »
Chinua Achebe

African classic “Things Fall Apart” turns 60, CCNY & Achebes celebrate

Former SA Pres. Kgalema Motlanthe to deliver Achebe lecture Read More »
Tomas Greer

Film major, black belt, Tomás Greer fights for CCNY & USA

While his classmates in The City College of New York’s MFA in filmmaking program wrap up another semester of exciting projects, Tomás Greer is bracing for an action-packed December in Asia with a martial arts setting. A first degree black belt, Greer, 23, is representing the United States and USA Karate at the World Karate Federation’s Shanghai Open in China. The competition runs through December 9. Read More »
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CCNY-Schomburg partnership a boon for undergraduate researchers

For decades, City College of New York student researchers have trekked down Hamilton Heights to the famed Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on 135th St. and Malcolm X Blvd. in search of knowledge.  Now it’s about to get better for students of global black history. A new collaboration between City College and the Schomburg, a research division of The New York Public Library, will help undergraduates hone their   research skills and enrich their access to this treasure trove of more than 11 million items. Read More »
A Christmas Carol in Harlem 2018

“A Christmas Carol in Harlem” at CCNY, Nov. 27-Dec. 8

The Classical Theatre of Harlem and the City College Center for the Arts present “A Christmas Carol in Harlem,” a reimagining of the Charles Dickens’ classic in present day Harlem. The performance—Tuesday, Nov. 27-Dec. 8–takes place in The City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall. Read More »
Evelyn Buckstein Scholarship recipient Will Fisher

Music major Will Fisher wins Evelyn Buckstein Scholarship

Music major Will Fisher of The City College of New York has played guitar since he was eight-years-old. With dreams of working in the music industry, Fisher chose to enroll in CCNY’s Sonic Arts Center Music and Audio Technology Program to develop his producing and composing skills. As the recipient of the Evelyn Buckstein Scholarship, Fisher will continue to pursue his passion graduating with the Class of 2019. Read More »

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