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CUNY DSI Makes 2,900-Photo Archive Accessible via Flickr

Images of colonial-era Dominican historic sites and monuments comprise collection The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York (CUNY DSI) announced today that it has made accessible on the Internet an extensive collection of photographs of places and monuments from early colonial times of the Dominican Republic. Read More »

CCNY Landscape Architect Offers Storm Surge Defense Alternatives

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson says environmentally friendly ‘soft infrastructure’ mitigates flood damage without sending harm elsewhere Read More »

CCNY Historian Tells Yip Harburg Story Through His Own Words

Harriet Alonso’s Book is First on Legendary Lyricist in Two Decades City College of New York Professor of History Harriet H. Alonso has written the first biography in nearly two decades of E. Y. “Yip” Harburg (1896-1981), the CCNY alumnus who enriched the Great American Songbook with such tunes as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” In “Yip Harburg: Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist,” released November 12 by Wesleyan University Press, Professor Alonso, explores Harburg’s life and commitment to social justice through his own words. Read More »

CCNY Launches “Mission US” Educational Tool

The City College of New York History Department will host a multimedia presentation November 13 to introduce “Flight to Freedom: The Mission Behind Mission US,” a new and innovative educational tool for teaching history to students in grades 5-9. Pennee Bender, associate director of the American Social History Project (ASHP) at CUNY will be the speaker, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m., in CCNY’s NAC building room 5/144. Read More »

Warming Temperatures Will Change Greenland’s Face

CCNY scientist constructs fine-scale projections of how warming will alter the island Global climate models abound. What is harder to pin down, however, is how a warmer global temperature might affect any specific region on Earth. Read More »

POSTPONED: Nobel Prize Winning Physicist to Give Inaugural Cummins Lecture Nov. 1

Wolfgang Ketterle Speaks on "Superfluid gases near absolute zero temperature" This lecture has been cancelled due to complications following Superstorm Sandy   Read More »

Philanthropist Bert Brodsky Receives CCNY Alumni Finley Award

Townsend Harris Medals Presented to Seven at November 8 Annual Dinner Philanthropist and healthcare entrepreneur Bert Brodsky,’64, will receive the 65th John H. Finley Award from The Alumni Association of The City College of New York. Named for CCNY’s third president, the award honors deserving New Yorkers for exemplary service to the city. He and seven recipients of the Townsend Harris Medal will be feted at the Association’s 132nd Annual Dinner, Thursday, November 8, at The New York Hilton.   Read More »

Professor Castaldi Attends Engineering Education Symposium

Participates in National Academy event for early-career faculty to promote innovative teaching approaches Dr. Marco Castaldi, associate professor of chemical engineering in the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York, designs courses the same way he engineers a new piece of research equipment: assemble the fundamental parts, study how existing models operate, reimagine the models, then, do lots of hands-on building. Read More »

Journal Launched by Raquel Chang-Rodríguez Marks 20 Years

“Colonial Latin American Review” showcases interdisciplinary scholarship on period; Events at CCNY, Graduate Center at CUNY fete publication In 1992, the world marked the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of America. That year, a new journal began publication featuring fresh and exciting directions in scholarship of the era that followed and lasted until the Latin American independence movement began in the early 19th century. Read More »

CCNY Hosts Conference on Education Success of Children

Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch to Deliver Keynote Address “Ensuring All Students Succeed,” a two-day conference that brings together parents/caregivers, educators, community organizations, family advocates, and elected officials to discuss educational policies, effective collaboration between home and school, and “best practice” strategies for facilitating the educational success of children, will take place October 12 – 13 in The Great Hall, Shepard Hall, of The City College of New York. Read More »