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Séamus Scanlon’s “The McGowan Trilogy” goes to Japan

What started as a 300-word award winning flash fiction piece by City College of New York librarian Séamus Scanlon debuts as a theatrical performance in Japan on June 29 to a sellout audience at the Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT in Aichi. “The McGowan Trilogy,” three interrelated one-act plays set against the backdrop of “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, has also sold out venues in Hyogo [July 4-8] and Tokyo [July 13-29]. Read More »
Taffny 2018

"Handia/Giant" opens CCNY's fifth annual TAFFNY film festival

Week-long festival, June 7-15, led by CCNY’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, brings documentaries, panels and lectures to film audiences interested in the Americas “Giant” (“Handia”) is the opening film for the fifth annual The Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY). The event, a cultural project of The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE), runs from June 7-15. Read More »
Commencement 2018 Stellar Grads

172nd CCNY Commencement salutes Class of 2018

At age 55, John Kopyta, a soft-spoken 6-foot-four former Marine, can proudly claim another battle. He graduates from The City College of New York on June 1 with a 4.00 GPA, more than 30 years after leaving the University of South Florida as a sophomore and later overcoming homelessness. Read More »
Harlem Renaissance Education Pipeline

STEM Expo Plaza Party for Harlem kids at CCNY May 20

Many parents are concerned their children’s school doesn’t have an emphasis on science. Or that the way science is taught is too boring to engage their kids. One way to get kids interested in science is to show them experiments that make them ask “how did you do that”? This Sunday, May 20, from 12-5pm, kids from the Harlem community (and their parents) can get psyched about science at the STEM Expo Plaza party at the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York at 259 Convent Avenue and 140th Street. Read More »
Gerald Eskenazi

Sports journalism legend Gerald Eskenazi leads CCNY AVA honorees

Gerald Eskenazi, '59, the acclaimed sportswriter who had a distinguished 47-year career at The New York Times and has authored 16 books, is among the honorees at The City College of New York’s Alumni Varsity Association’s 52nd Annual Hall of Fame Reunion Dinner on May 24.   Eskenazi, who generated more than 8,000 bylines at the Times, will receive the Mark Asa Abbott Award at The National Arts Club in Manhattan for   service to the AVA. Read More »
Commencement 2018 Honorees

Anita Hill is CCNY Commencement keynote speaker, June 1

Commencement honors for Seymour Moskowitz ’54ME & Harold Scheraga ’41 Anita F. Hill, the noted law professor, author and voice for gender and civil rights, is the keynote speaker at The City College of New York’s 172nd Commencement Exercises, June 1. Hill will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters. City College will also honor two of its distinguished alumni at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on the South Campus Great Lawn, 135th St. and Convent Ave., Manhattan.   Read More »
Kaylie Prize Winners 2018_Freefoot

Innovative student startups win $150K in CCNY’s Zahn competition

Health and mental wellness-related pitches by student startups were among the big winners in the Zahn Innovation Center’s 2018 venture competition at The City College of New York. More than $150K in prizes went to the budding inventor/entrepreneurs to develop their ideas. Read More »
Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos

Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos to deliver Kahn lecture May 10 at CCNY

Data security is on everybody’s minds these days. Who better to speak to this important topic than Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos. Read More »
Al Foster CUNY Jazz Fest 2018

Legendary drummer Al Foster stars at CUNY Jazz Festival, May 10-11

Al Foster, the master drummer and major jazz innovator with a legacy spanning five decades, headlines the 20th annual CUNY Jazz Festival May 10-11 at The City College of New York.  The two-day festival in Aaron Davis Hall Theatre B includes performances by CCNY student ensembles and ensembles from other CUNY schools. Student performances take place throughout both days. Read More »
Harlem Children's Theatre Festival

Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival at CCNY on May 5

The Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival adapts three new plays from myths and fairytales on Saturday, May 5 at The City College of New York’s Aaron Davis Hall. The School of Education’s Graduate Program in Educational Theatre presents the annual festival, which takes place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Read More »


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