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Shimoda Mayor Yusuke Fukui

Shimoda Mayor continues Japan’s reverence for CCNY founder Townsend Harris

More than 170 years after he founded The City College of New York and went on to forge U.S.-Japan relations, the lure of Townsend Harris continues in the Far East. On Monday, July 15, Mayor Yusuke Fukui leads a civic delegation from the city of Shimoda to CCNY to pay homage to Harris. The annual Japanese visits began in 1986. Read More »
Poet Rita Dove

Pulitzer Prize poet Rita Dove wins CCNY’s Langston Hughes Medal

Rita Dove, recipient of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry and U.S. Poet Laureate from 1993 to 1995, is the winner of The City College of New York’s 2019 Langston Hughes Medal.  She will receive the medal on Nov. 14 in CCNY’s Aaron Davis Hall. Read More »
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“The Realm” opens CCNY's sixth annual TAFFNY film festival

The sixth edition of The Americas Film Festival of New York presents seven feature films and more than 30 shorts, celebrating the rich diversity of the stories, languages and cultures of the Americas. 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 13-21 and opens with “The Realm” by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, winner of seven Goya awards, at the Instituto Cervantes New York. Read More »
Cinema and Sanctuary

City College presents world premiere of "Cinema and Sanctuary" in 'Year of Film' climax, June 20

One of the best kept secrets in the history of film is the fact that The City College of New York (CCNY) is the birthplace of the first documentary film school in the United States. As early as 1934, student members of the aptly named Film and Sprockets Society were rolling out motion pictures at CCNY. However, it was in 1941, with the arrival of pioneering Dadaist and filmmaker Hans Richter that the Institute of Film Techniques, CCNY’s first formal filmmaking program founded by Irving Jacoby, became a film school. Read More »
John Lewis

U.S. Rep. John Lewis is CCNY Commencement speaker, May 31 Commencement honors for Edward Plotkin ’53

John Lewis, U.S. Representative (D-GA 5th), and a veteran Civil Rights leader, is the keynote speaker at The City College of New York’s 173rd Commencement Exercises on May 31. He will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters. Read More »
Miles Davis

“Year of Film” brings Stanley Nelson’s Miles Davis docu to CCNY

As part of The City College of New York’s “Year of Film” observance, producer and director Stanley Nelson, a 1976 alumnus, returned to his alma mater to offer a sneak preview of his latest documentary “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.” Read More »
Saxophonist Rich Perry

Saxophonist Rich Perry headlines CUNY jazz fest at CCNY

The 21st annual CUNY Jazz Festival, a gathering of bands and ensembles university-wide, takes place May 9-10 in Aaron Davis Hall Theatre B at The City College of New York. Tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, whose artistic voice is hailed by “Jazz Times” “as sophisticated and disciplined as post-modern jazz gets,” will be the guest artist. The festival is free and open to the public. Read More »
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City & State names CCNY Pres. Vince Boudreau to top 50 Power list

Dr. Vincent Boudreau, the City College of New York president who blends scholarship with activism, has been named to City & State’s 2019 Higher Education Power 50 list. The list recognizes the 50 most influential people in academia statewide, including leaders of some of New York’s best-known colleges, universities and professional schools. Boudreau and his distinguished peers will be honored at a reception on April 17 at Battery Gardens in lower Manhattan. Read More »
1969 Open Admissions Protest

50 years later, CCNY remembers pivotal protest

In commemoration of a transformational event in the institution’s 172-year history, The City College of New York’s Black Studies Program hosts   discussions and a walk April 16-18 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 protest that led to open admissions. Read More »
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Inaugural Day of Science showcases world class CCNY research

In its most recent annual rankings, U.S. News & World Report lists The City College of New York among the “Best Global Universities for Physics.” The category recognizes institutions around the world that have shown strength in producing research in a wide range of topics related to physics, including  the study of matter and energy. Read More »

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