The City College of New York https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/ en Mon, 04 Dec 2023 09:12:59 -0500 CUNY-IIE’s video series on immigration in schools premieres Dec. 5 at CCNY https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/cuny-iies-video-series-immigration-schools-premieres-dec-5-ccny The CUNY Initiative on Immigration and Education (CUNY-IIE) premieres its new video series, featuring school-wide projects produced by three elementary schools in New York state, on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Aaron Davis Hall on The City College of New York campus. “Not Too Young: Immigration in Elementary Schools” illustrates the ways in which schools can be responsive to their immigrant communities and prioritize immigrant students and families at their schools. The projects are: “Welcoming New Students: A Guide for Teachers, Created by Students” (PS212Q, Jackson Heights); “My Story and Our Story,” a collaboration with CUNY-IIE and the Tenement Museum (PS340X, the Bronx); and “Family Literacy Program,” in which families from Burundi, Costa Rica and Mexico share their stories about schooling in their countries of origin and learn about the education system in the U.S. (The Children’s School of Rochester). “We highly encourage current and future educators, school administrators, professors, families, students, and community members to attend this free event,” said the film’s director, CUNY-IIE Principal Investigator Tatyana Kleyn, professor of bilingual education and TESOL programs at The City College of New York. “These videos highlight how school can and must center immigration, even for our youngest students. We hope these videos will serve as examples of what’s possible and encourage other schools to create relevant approaches to serve their immigrant communities.” Reservations to attend may be made here. About The City College of New YorkSince 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. Education research organization Degree Choices ranks CCNY #1 nationally among universities for economic return on investment. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi (now Lightcast) puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. This year, CCNY launched its most expansive fundraising campaign, ever. The campaign, titled “Doing Remarkable Things Together” seeks to bring the College’s Foundation to more than $1 billion in total assets in support of the College mission. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.       Mon, 04 Dec 2023 09:12:59 -0500 /news/cuny-iies-video-series-immigration-schools-premieres-dec-5-ccny International CSC group names CCNY's Sebastian Bush to its 30 Under 30 Class of 2023 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/international-csc-group-names-ccnys-sebastian-bush-its-30-under-30-class-2023 Sebastian Bush, assistant director of athletics for communications and sports information at The City College of New York, has been named to the 2023 College Sports Communicators 30 Under 30 Class.  The recognition honors up-and-coming strategic, creative, and digital athletics communications professionals throughout CSC’s more than 4,100 membership across the United States and Canada. Candidates are selected based on achievement in one or more areas, such as professional success, impact on their athletic department/conference office, and service to CSC.  “The CSC 30 Under 30 class of 2023 is an outstanding representation of the tremendous young and diverse, strategic and creative talent we have in our organization at all levels of college sports,” 2023-24 CSC President John Paquette said. “The 30 Under 30 is among the most popular member recognition programs CSC offers because it is special recognition by your peers. We are grateful to the Young Professionals Committee for its hard work organizing the program. Congratulations to all of our deserving winners.” “It's an incredible honor to be named to this year's College Sports Communicators 30 Under 30 Class," said Bush. "Being one of the 30 young professionals across America and Canada recognized is a huge achievement and milestone in my career.  “I would like to thank my family, friends, co-workers, mentors, and fellow peers in college athletics who have supported me throughout my career, as well as the wonderful student-athletes and college community I get to serve every day. I am forever grateful for this recognition, and I'm excited to continue to build on this success." Bush is in his seventh academic year with CCNY’s Beavers. He oversees all communications, media relations, social media, creativity and assists with leading external affairs for the CCNY athletic department.  In 2019, Bush was selected to participate in the NCAA Division III Institute for Administrative Advancement. Additionally, in 2021, he was chosen to attend the Learfield EDGE Academy (Empowering Diversity Growth & Equity) and was selected to participate in the 2022-23 CSC Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program. He is active with CSC and serves on its Young Professionals Committee. He also serves on the Minority Opportunities Athletics Association's (MOAA) External Relations and Creative Services Committee.    Bush began his career as a sports information assistant at his alma mater, Monroe College, earning his bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in sports management in 2016. About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. Education research organization Degree Choices ranks CCNY #1 nationally among universities for economic return on investment. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. This year, CCNY launched its most expansive fundraising campaign, ever. The campaign, titled “Doing Remarkable Things Together” seeks to bring the College’s Foundation to more than $1 billion in total assets in support of the College mission. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.   Sun, 03 Dec 2023 20:08:30 -0500 Jay Mwamba /news/international-csc-group-names-ccnys-sebastian-bush-its-30-under-30-class-2023 CCNY undergrads triumph at annual national STEM conference https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/ccny-undergrads-triumph-annual-national-stem-conference Maintaining The City College of New York’s excellence at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS), four CCNY undergraduates majoring in biomedical science emerged winners at the 2023 event in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference attracted more than 5,000 participants – including graduate students, researchers and scientists – in what was ABRCMS’s largest gathering in its 23-year history.  All four CCNY winners participated in the City College of New York- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (CCNY-MSKCC) Partnership’s PURT program in the summer. PURT (Partnership Undergraduate Research Training) is headed by Karen Hubbard and Bao Vuong, both faculty in the biology department. Following are details about the triumphant ABRCMS quartet, their subject matter and project titles: Ginika Agwu, senior; physiology and pharmacology, “Effects of Systemic Anticancer Treatment on Determinants of Cardiorespiratory Fitness: A Systematic Review “;   Cayla Cruz, senior; social and behavioral sciences, “Geospatial Analysis Identifying Hot-Spots of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Associated with Air Pollution in the Northeast US”:    Steven Shafeek,  sophomore; social and behavioral Sciences, “Improving Access to Clinical Trials and Adherence to Cancer Care in Underserved Patients with Central Nervous System Tumors”;  and   Amy Thomas, junior; social and behavioral sciences, “Enhancing Knowledge in Clinical Ethics: An Evaluation of MSK’s Bioethics Ambassador Program (BAP).”    ABRCMS is one of the largest, professional conferences for underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced professional development skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. At the event, students are given the opportunity to present their research, explore graduate schools, and network with other students and researchers to expand their connections and opportunities. Recipient of the 2019 AIMBE Excellence in STEM Education Award, ABRCMS has been the go-to conference for historically excluded community college, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. About The City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. Education research organization Degree Choices ranks CCNY #1 nationally among universities for economic return on investment. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi (now Lightcast) puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. This year, CCNY launched its most expansive fundraising campaign, ever. The campaign, titled “Doing Remarkable Things Together” seeks to bring the College’s Foundation to more than $1 billion in total assets in support of the College mission. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit. Fri, 01 Dec 2023 10:43:45 -0500 Jay Mwamba /news/ccny-undergrads-triumph-annual-national-stem-conference New CCNY Office of Experiential Learning receives $3M DoE grant https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/new-ccny-office-experiential-learning-receives-3m-doe-grant The City College of New York’s newly established Office for Experiential Learning (OEL) has received a five-year grant of $2,999,599 from the U.S. Department of Education’s (DoE) Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program to support the Career Awareness and Pathways at City College (CAPACity) initiative and its associated activities.   The Office for Experiential Learning will work collaboratively with three divisions, The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, the Division of Humanities and the Arts, and the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, by bolstering a team of program and career advisors so that, upon graduation, students can attain opportunities often missed by first generation students and people of color. The pipeline will support more than 5,000 students over 5 years in these three divisions.   Senior Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Assessment Doris Cintron is project director of the initiative and the OEL reports directly to her. OEL Executive Director Francesca Anselmi is Co-Project Director.   “We are thrilled for this opportunity to work with three of the main Divisions on campus to cultivate and promote the talent of City College students. We look forward to implementing structural changes that will allow City College to support our Hispanic, first generation and low-income students so they can enter the workforce as an important voice in shaping America’s future economic and social fabric,” said Cintron.   Benefits of the program will include improved retention, graduation, and post-graduation employment outcomes for Hispanic and low-income students. Integrating student services for social, academic and career needs from the earliest stage of a student’s arrival at City College will create a streamlined approach that is inherent to the OEL’s goals. Increased communication between students, alumni, and faculty will create a sense of belonging for students both to the College and their area of study. Mentoring and internships will foster career awareness and create clear pathways to post-graduation success for students.   CAPACity aims to integrate advising for 1,000 students, to enroll 2,300 participants in career workshops, to near-peer mentor 450 students and to professionally mentor and offer internships to 1,500 students. In addition, the creation of data tools and analytics will be used to track current students’ usage of advising and alumni post-graduation outcomes.   In 2020, prior to the creation of the OEL, the College received a DoE DHSI grant to fund the City College Initiative to Promote Academic Success in STEM (CiPASS) to support underrepresented minorities and experiential learning in the school’s divisions. The current Biden/Harris White House administration has made it a priority to invest in the DHSI program.   About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. Education research organization Degree Choices ranks CCNY #1 nationally among universities for economic return on investment. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi (now Lightcast) puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. This year, CCNY launched its most expansive fundraising campaign, ever. The campaign, titled “Doing Remarkable Things Together” seeks to bring the College’s Foundation to more than $1 billion in total assets in support of the College mission. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit. Wed, 29 Nov 2023 17:28:22 -0500 Thea Klapwald /news/new-ccny-office-experiential-learning-receives-3m-doe-grant Grove School of Engineering joins ‘Doctoral Degrees Without Borders’ program https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/grove-school-engineering-joins-doctoral-degrees-without-borders-program Doctoral students at nine New York City area graduate engineering programs, including CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering, will soon be able to take courses at each other’s institutions without any additional tuition, as part of a new multi-school agreement.   The Inter-University Engineering Doctoral Consortium (IUEDC), led by NYU Tandon School of Engineering, encourages PhD students to complement their primary program by taking courses of interest offered at different schools, providing access to specialty instruction and expertise that may not be available at their home universities. Students should be able to enroll in courses at other member institutions beginning in Fall 2024. “As engineers, we have long known the importance of collaborating across departments and disciplines, in order to most effectively address the challenges facing our world,” said Jelena Kovačević, NYU Tandon Dean. “This consortium signals the collective dedication of the institutions to remove barriers to advanced learning and rigorous scholarship, helping unleash the full potential of all our students while enrolled and in their post-graduate pursuits.” NYU Tandon began assembling the consortium earlier this year, taking cues from a similar arrangement between the NYU Graduate School of Arts & Science and eight other area universities. Peter Voltz, Vice Dean for Academics and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYU Tandon, serves as the inaugural Consortium Coordinator.  “Doctoral students are exceptionally focused and have often chosen their field of study in order to work with a specific faculty member,” said Voltz. “The consortium allows them to have access to a broader swath of courses across multiple universities.” Grove School Dean Alexander Couzis said: “At the Grove School of Engineering at The City College, we value academic excellence, champion accessibility, and are committed to every student's success— and this is precisely what this consortium offers.” Along with The City College of New York and NYU Tandon, other IUEDC participants are:  Columbia Engineering;  Cornell Tech; New York Institute of Technology College of Engineering and Computing Sciences;  Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science; Rutgers University School of Engineering; Stevens Institute of Technology Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science; and Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.  To participate, students must have completed at least one year at their primary institution, must be in good academic standing and must get written approval from home and host institutions. Students will be responsible to their host institutions for any lab fees.   About the Grove School of Engineering  Combining access and affordability with outstanding instruction and research, the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York plays a key role in developing a diverse workforce to meet the technological challenges facing today’s world. Originally established as the School of Technology in 1919, it evolved to the School of Engineering in 1962 and was renamed The Grove School of Engineering in 2005 in honor of alumnus Andrew S. Grove, whose $26 million gift to the institution that year is the largest in CCNY’s history. A distinguished member of CCNY’s Class of 1960, Grove was a founder and former chairman of Intel Corp, one of the world’s leading producers of semiconductor chips. Today, the Grove School remains the only public school of engineering in the heart of New York City.   About The City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. Education research organization Degree Choices ranks CCNY #1 nationally among universities for economic return on investment. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi (now Lightcast) puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. This year, CCNY launched its most expansive fundraising campaign, ever. The campaign, titled “Doing Remarkable Things Together” seeks to bring the College’s Foundation to more than $1 billion in total assets in support of the College mission. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit. Mon, 27 Nov 2023 21:09:13 -0500 Jay Mwamba /news/grove-school-engineering-joins-doctoral-degrees-without-borders-program CUNY Names Colin Powell School’s Margaret Rosario Distinguished Professor https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/cuny-names-colin-powell-schools-margaret-rosario-distinguished-professor Dr. Margaret Rosario, an eminent psychologist in The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, has been elevated to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the City University of New York (CUNY).  The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest academic honor that CUNY can offer its faculty. It’s conferred by the CUNY Board of Trustees in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement. Distinguished Professorships are reserved for faculty with records of exceptional performance by national and international standards of excellence in their profession.  Rosario, who also teaches at the Graduate Center, CUNY, is noted for her research on identity, its development and implications for health and other adaptive outcomes. Stress is also of interest.  Her research has centered on lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people undergoing sexual identity development. The relations between stress and sexual identity development to health and other adaptive outcomes are of critical interest, as are the mediators and moderators of those relations. In addition, she is interested in the determinants of sexual orientation and the intersection of multiple identities.  Rosario is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). She’s received several research grants, as principal or co-investigator, from the National Institutes of Health. Her other accolades include: The Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from SSSS; The Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award (from APA’s Division 44, The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity); and The Distinguished Contribution to Ethnic Minority Issues Award (Division 44, APA).   Rosario is associate editor of “The Journal of Sex Research,” and of the quarterly “Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health.”  She sits on the editorial boards of  “Archives of Sexual Behavior” and the “American Journal of Community Psychology.” In addition, she’s a past president of APA’s Division 44. Rosario earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, her doctorate from New York University and did her postdoctoral training at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. About The City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. Education research organization Degree Choices ranks CCNY #1 nationally among universities for economic return on investment. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi (now Lightcast) puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. This year, CCNY launched its most expansive fundraising campaign, ever. The campaign, titled “Doing Remarkable Things Together” seeks to bring the College’s Foundation to more than $1 billion in total assets in support of the College mission. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.     Sun, 19 Nov 2023 23:44:29 -0500 Jay Mwamba /news/cuny-names-colin-powell-schools-margaret-rosario-distinguished-professor CCNY Alumnus Frank J. Sciame to receive 2023 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/ccny-alumnus-frank-j-sciame-receive-2023-jacqueline-kennedy-onassis-medal Distinguished architect and 1974 City College of New York alumnus Frank J. Sciame is a recipient of the 2023 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal from the Municipal Art Society (MAS). The honor is for making a lasting contribution to New York City through his vision, leadership, and his philanthropy. The award ceremony is Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at Guastavino’s on 409 E. 59 St., New York, N.Y., 10022. Tickets are available here. The medal was established in 1994 to honor Mrs. Kennedy Onassis and her passionate efforts to preserve great architecture in New York City, and her remarkable partnership with the Municipal Art Society over nearly two decades. The other awardees are Patricia Cruz, CEO and artistic director of Harlem Stage, and Jeffrey Gural, chairman and principal of GFP Real Estate. Sciame studied architecture at CCNY and, soon after, started F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc. In the almost five decades since he established the company, he has built a leading construction management firm in the tri-state area. He is a board member of the and a former chairman of the New York Landmarks Conservancy as well as the former chairman of the South Street Seaport Museum. He was also the former chairman of the N.Y. Building Congress. “There were cheers at the Spitzer School of Architecture when this news reached us, that the MAS is awarding Frank Sciame, B.S. ‘74 the 2023 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award,” said Spitzer School of Architecture Dean Marta Gutman. “Our illustrious alumnus receiving this illustrious prize—what an honor, what a good fit.  We’re thrilled for Frank, who is dedicated to making our school and our city just as fine as they can be.” His devotion to CCNY has never flagged. Sciame received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from CCNY in 2004 and is a former president and current board member of the CCNY Architecture Alumni Group. “Frank Sciame represents the very best of CCNY: throughout his decades of professional accomplishment, he's demonstrated a dedication to the traditions and artistry of his profession and a commitment to turn his skills to the public good,” said CCNY President Vincent Boudreau. “Today, when the denizens of New York entrust someone to preserve and restore or construct our cityscape, they seek out Frank. He is a living testimony to the importance of those public contributions by which we measure the very greatest of our CCNY alumni.” In 2006, Sciame was appointed by Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg to lead the effort to ensure a buildable World Trade Center Memorial. Tasked to stay within the memorial’s spiraling budget, work with the families of the victims and other stakeholders, he made viable the project for New York and the nation. To read more about him, click here. About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. Education research organization Degree Choices ranks CCNY #1 nationally among universities for economic return on investment. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi (now Lightcast) puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. This year, CCNY launched its most expansive fundraising campaign, ever. The campaign, titled “Doing Remarkable Things Together” seeks to bring the College’s Foundation to more than $1 billion in total assets in support of the College mission. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.     Thu, 16 Nov 2023 13:23:30 -0500 Thea Klapwald /news/ccny-alumnus-frank-j-sciame-receive-2023-jacqueline-kennedy-onassis-medal ‘Moynihan Alumni’ Celebrate His Life and Career at Inauguration of Namesake Center at CCNY https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/moynihan-alumni-celebrate-his-life-and-career-inauguration-namesake-center Tributes were paid to diplomat, statesman, professor and public intellectual Daniel Patrick Moynihan by some of his famous disciples as the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center was formally inaugurated at The City College of New York’s Great Hall. Launched in February 2023, the Moynihan Center supports new leaders to make a difference in public affairs. Through two signature fellowship programs and a rich slate of public events, the Center ensures that the next generation of public scholars and public servants reflects the diversity of viewpoints and lived experiences represented at The City College. The Center takes its name and inspiration from the long-serving Senator’s celebrated career, which began when he attended CCNY as an undergraduate in 1943, before joining the US Navy. He subsequently earned a doctorate in history from Tufts University, taught at Harvard University, and served in four presidential administrations (Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford), including ambassadorships to the United Nations and to India, before being elected in 1976 to the first of four terms in the U.S. Senate. This event also gathered the inaugural cohorts of the four Moynihan Public Scholars, the four Moynihan Leaders-in-Residence and Postdoctoral Fellows, and the 28 Moynihan Undergraduate Fellows together for the first time. The Undergraduate Fellows were introduced by Associate Professor of Political Science Carlo Invernizzi Accetti, the Moynihan Center’s executive director, as “some of the best and brightest minds here on the campus with an ambition for public service and intellectual leadership.” The Moynihan Public Service Fellowship supports promising undergraduate students pursuing innovative careers in public service. The fellows pursue one of two tracks, Public Service Innovators or New York City Leaders. They receive awards totaling $10,000, take two elective courses dedicated to professional development and public service, and participate in a paid summer internship in city government or in another public service institution. “Our hope is that the Moynihan of the future will be forged out of the interaction between these two groups of fellows, as well as the broader ecosystem of leadership, development and public discussion that they will help to forge on campus,” said Invernizzi Accetti. “The ability to use the resources and the intellectual capital of the university in public life and the willingness to engage in debate so fundamental to this institution are two elements of Senator Moynihan’s life that are so fundamental to that generation of leaders of which he was a leader,” City College President Vincent G. Boudreau said in his opening remarks. “The positioning of an institution like City College in the resolution of the most important public problems that we face are united in this center. And so, it is a great honor to be able to welcome you to the inauguration of the Moynihan Center at City College.” “We are excited and immensely proud to celebrate the legacy of one of New York’s most revered public servants with a program that goes to the heart of CUNY’s own legacy of opening doors to people of all backgrounds and advancing the civic good,” said City University of New York Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. “The Moynihan Center and its inaugural group of scholars, leaders and students represent a critical value of higher education —not only rigorously preparing our students for career success but also graduating scholars who are well-informed, socially aware and actively engaged with the world." U.S. Rep. Adriano Espillat (D-N.Y.) noted the presence of his predecessor in Congress, former U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), for whom the College’s Charles B. Rangel Infrastructure Workforce Initiative is named. “And now we have the Moynihan Center, [the second of] two important incubators of thought and action,” Espillat said. “It's important for this neighborhood and for the city to have both of them. I think there is a great need for public debate and public policy. I think we've forgotten to take the deep dives that are necessary to develop good public policy, which is the backbone of smart projects.” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who served on the Senator’s staff in the 1980s before seeking elective office herself, noted that Moynihan “had a remarkable life, starting with nothing. When you met him later, you just assumed he came from great wealth and prestige and prominence because look how he behaved. He used to shine shoes in Hell's Kitchen, used to lug around bags of potatoes. And you know what changed his life? This institution changed his life. It gave him a chance to understand what formal education was like, to push himself, to see other people who wanted to make themselves better by showing up in a classroom.” A former Moynihan transportation and public works legislative aide, U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary and Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Polly Trottenberg, a former New York City transportation commissioner, reflected on the late Senator’s love of cities. “That's what drove him to shepherd through what became one of the most influential pieces of transportation legislation in American history [the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991],” she said. “He started the process of steering more dollars to mass transit, and really turning the page in American transportation policy, starting to make it smarter and greener and more equitable. He really did see cities as laboratories and places where we could see progress and make great policy. And I know you're going to get to do that here at City College.” The evening’s keynote address was delivered by Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” He started as the senator's 1988 re-election campaign’s communications director before becoming a senior adviser. He then proceeded to become chief of staff of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, and chief of staff of the Senate Finance Committee. O’Donnell recalled advising Moynihan to announce his bid for re-election in front of Benjamin Franklin High School in Harlem. “Maybe, just maybe, some of the students looking out the window that day at the tall, white-haired man, speaking to a small crowd of reporters, saw in him how far they could go in this world,” he said. “He would be so happy that the highest-ranking member of the Moynihan staff alumni is now the governor of the great state of New York, and that she was here at City College for the inauguration of the Moynihan Center,” he said. “He would be so happy that 20 years from now, 30 years from now, 50 years from now, the phrase ‘Moynihan alumni’ will mean you and everyone who comes after you through this Center.” About The City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. Education research organization Degree Choices ranks CCNY #1 nationally among universities for economic return on investment. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi (now Lightcast) puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. This year, CCNY launched its most expansive fundraising campaign, ever. The campaign, titled “Doing Remarkable Things Together” seeks to bring the College’s Foundation to more than $1 billion in total assets in support of the College mission. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit. Wed, 15 Nov 2023 12:40:47 -0500 /news/moynihan-alumni-celebrate-his-life-and-career-inauguration-namesake-center CUNY ACE Program debuts at CCNY with inaugural cohort of transfer students https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/cuny-ace-program-debuts-ccny-inaugural-cohort-transfer-students The City College of New York launched the CUNY ACE Program (Accelerate, Complete, Engage) with its inaugural cohort of transfer students that started this fall. ACE is a comprehensive program designed to help transfer students complete their bachelor’s degree in two years at an accelerated pace.    CCNY ACE is designed to empower transfer students who have completed their associate degree to advance in their educational studies. The program is made possible with funding from the Robin Hood Foundation. The program is housed within the new Student Academic Success Hub (The Hub), formerly the Gateway Academic Center (GAC), under the leadership of Celia Lloyd, vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Marva Bain, director of the Student Academic Success Hub, and Gabby Rosario, ACE director.  Modeled after CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), ACE provides financial, academic and personal support, including intensive academic advisement and career development, as well as tuition, textbook and transportation assistance.   To be considered for the ACE Program, transfer students must meet the following criteria that can be found here. For more information on how to apply to the ACE Program, please click here.   About The City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. Education research organization Degree Choices ranks CCNY #1 nationally among universities for economic return on investment. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi (now Lightcast) puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. This year, CCNY launched its most expansive fundraising campaign, ever. The campaign, titled “Doing Remarkable Things Together” seeks to bring the College’s Foundation to more than $1 billion in total assets in support of the College mission. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.   Tue, 14 Nov 2023 11:26:35 -0500 Jay Mwamba /news/cuny-ace-program-debuts-ccny-inaugural-cohort-transfer-students Memory of CCNY Grad Leon Dall ’51 Honored With Ongoing Donations by Daughter https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/memory-ccny-grad-leon-dall-51-honored-ongoing-donations-daughter Alaina Dall has announced that she will make a monthly gift to the Bronx High School of Science Specialized High School Scholarship, building on previous annual donations she made in honor of her father, Leon Dall, a member of The City College of New York Class of 1951. The Bronx High School of Science Specialized High School Scholarship is one of several scholarships that comprise the The CCNY Specialized High Schools Scholarship Project, which originated in December 2001. Born on Feb. 9, 1927 to Samuel and Gertrude Dall (nee Berlin), Jewish immigrants from present-day Latvia and Lithuania, Leon attended New York City public schools, working nights and weekends at his father’s restaurant, Sam’s Deli on East 14th Street in Manhattan. The family lived in Washington Heights until moving to Morris Avenue in the Bronx in 1942. Graduating from Bronx Science in January 1944, Dall entered CCNY a month later. During his time at the College, he trained six days a week as a member of the boxing team – and kept his fighting weight of 135 lbs. throughout his life. "In 1947 I started back to school at City College of New York and wanted to get involved in some sport. I decided to try out for the boxing team even though I couldn't see the 'E' on top of the eye chart,” he later wrote. Enlisting in the merchant marine in August 1944, a week after earning his commercial radio operator’s license, he spent his summers at sea. “I’d finish up a year at CCNY and, come the middle of June I’m out at sea, heading for Trinidad or Bahia,” he wrote years later. “I was able to get in two 38-day cruises during the summer vacation. Passengers paid a little over $1,000 for the cruise. I earned about $1,000 during the summer. More than enough to cover my expenses during the year." After graduating with a degree in electrical engineering in June 1951, Dall worked in New York and Indiana, then moved to Los Angeles where "engineers were moving west in general to find the gold in the street,” he wrote. Working as an electronics and computer components salesman for an engineering firm in West Los Angeles in 1960, he met a secretary named Sue Johnson. The couple eloped in Malibu in 1961 and later moved to Woodland Hills, Calif., where they raised their three children, Alaina, Laura and Stephen. Dall remained busy after retiring in 1982 at age 65. His inquisitive nature always compelled him to read, to take adult education classes, and to complete the New York Times crossword puzzle daily. He also wrote about his life, bequeathing stories of his adventures to succeeding generations. The ham radio was one of his favorite hobbies, as he kept up his Morse Code skills and communicated with fellow operators around the world. He was a member of a boat club and continued to spend time on the water. He worked out at the gym, tended to his vegetable garden, and maintained his busy schedule until he passed away on July 7, 2009 at age 82. “Knowledge and education were very important to him,” Alaina said. “This ongoing donation is my way of honoring his memory, his New York roots, and the importance of education in his life. I think it would mean a lot to him to pass on opportunities in his name to students at Bronx Science, and to support their CCNY education.” About The City College of New YorkSince 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. Education research organization Degree Choices ranks CCNY #1 nationally among universities for economic return on investment. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi (now Lightcast) puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. This year, CCNY launched its most expansive fundraising campaign, ever. The campaign, titled “Doing Remarkable Things Together” seeks to bring the College’s Foundation to more than $1 billion in total assets in support of the College mission. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.​     Mon, 13 Nov 2023 16:59:26 -0500 /news/memory-ccny-grad-leon-dall-51-honored-ongoing-donations-daughter