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Marilyn Nelson poetry festival

Marilyn Nelson is special guest at 44th CCNY Poetry Festival

Award-winning poet and author Marilyn Nelson is the guest poet at the 44th annual City College Poetry Festival, Friday, May 13. Up to 150 students from 50 schools are expected to recite their poems at this year’s event, dubbed “the Woodstock of the Spoken Word.” The all-day, all-verse event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Marian Anderson Theater of City College’s Aaron Davis Hall.   Read More »
Marvin Stamm CUNY Jazz Festival 2016

Trumpet virtuoso Marvin Stamm to play at jazz festival, May 5-6

Renowned trumpet virtuoso Marvin Stamm, who has performed with legends such as Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Wes Montgomery, Stanley Turrentine, Benny Goodman, and George Benson, is the guest artist at the 16th CUNY Jazz Festival at The City College of New York, May 5-6. Read More »
Past CCNY commencemnt speakers

First Lady continues a CCNY tradition

More than 40 years ago, Coretta Scott King became the first female commencement speaker in the history of The City College of New York when she addressed CCNY’s Class of 1971. Her charge to the graduates came eight years after her slain husband, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had delivered the commencement address to the Class of 1963. Read More »
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Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival set for May 7

The culminating event for an innovative graduate program in educational theatre welcomes scores of young community members to The City College of New York on Saturday, May 7, for the Harlem Children’s Theatre Festival. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at City College’s Aaron Davis Hall, young audiences can watch performances adapted by students in the CCNY School of Education’s Graduate Program in Educational Theatre. Read More »
Kwame Dawes

Award-winning poet Kwame Dawes speaks in CCNY’s Achebe Series

Poet Kwame Dawes is the Chinua Achebe Legacy Series speaker at The City College of New York on Wednesday, April 20. His talk, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 107 in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, is free and open to the public.  Click here to register.   Read More »
First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama addresses City College of New York Class of 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address during the 170th Commencement Ceremony at The City College of New York on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. on the South Campus Great Lawn on the CCNY campus in historic Harlem, where more than 3,000 students make up the Class of 2016. Read More »
Andrew Grove

City College mourns distinguished alumnus Andrew Grove ’60

Dr. Andrew S. Grove, a distinguished member of The City College of New York’s Class of 1960 whose $26 million gift to the institution in 2005 is the largest in CCNY’s history, died in Los Altos, Calif., on Monday. He was 79. Read More »
Huda Zoghbi_de Beer Lecture speaker 2016

Neurogeneticist Huda Zoghbi is Levine-de Beer speaker at CCNY, April 7

Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, a renowned neurogeneticist from Baylor College of Medicine, presents this year’s Louis Levine-Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York on Thursday, April 7. Her talk, “The Story of Rett Syndrome and the Insight it Provides into Neuropsychiatric Disorders” begins at 5 p.m. in The Great Hall. It is free and open to the public. Read More »
Ramona Hernandez

Sternberg lecture discusses challenges of disconnected Latino youth

The third annual Sternberg Family Lecture at The City College of New York on Wednesday, March 30, presents a discussion by three experts entitled “A disrupted Foundation: Employment, School Retention, and Social Ties among Disconnected Latino Youth." Hosted by the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, the lecture starts at 4:30 p.m. in City College’s Great Hall. The speakers are: Read More »
Maja Horn, women's history month speaker at cwe march 21_2015

Celebrating Women’s History Month at City College

Female empowerment, networking and book discussions highlight The City College of New York’s 2016 Women’s History Month observance. The schedule of events is as follows:   Tuesday, March 1, Women’s History Month Kickoff. Guest speakers, networking and a free WHM appreciation lunch. 12 – 2 p.m., North Academic Center (NAC) ballroom. Read More »