CCNY is a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

The City College of New York is a co-leader nationally in producing the most 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholars, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced. City College and Seattle University each received four awards during the year to share top place among master’s institutions. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

CCNY's four Fulbright Scholars were:

  • Dr. Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, associate professor of psychology in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. Her grant was to explore women and wellness in post-conflict Sierra Leone.
  • Dr. Jack Levinson, assistant professor of sociology in the Colin Powell School. His award was for research at the University of Sheffield, England, on innovative approaches to social inclusion for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Dr. Tatyana Kleyn, associate professor in the School of Education. She spent the fall 2014 semester in Mexico instructing teachers of English as a Foreign Languages and studying children that have been deported or whose parents were deported from the United States.
  • Dr. Andrea Weiss, professor of film and video. Her Scholar Award to Spain was for research and production of a documentary, "Bones of Contention," that explores the theme of historical memory in post-Franco Spain with a focus on the erasure and denial of LGBT history. 

City College had other Fulbright award recipients in different categories in 2014. They include: Dr. Daniel DiSalvo, assistant professor of political science in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership; Dr.Yochanan Shachmurove, professor of economics and business in the Powell School; Class of 2014 Salutatorian Simone Gordon and Jessie Chaffee from the Class of 2011. Ms. Chaffee’s award was for a book project she started at CCNY.

About the Fulbright Scholar Program
Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program'spurpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Fulbright Scholars are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs manages the program.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture;the School of Education;the Grove School of Engineering;the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.


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