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CCNY earns ACLS national faculty diversity award

The City College of New York’s nationally renowned diversity is getting an additional boost. CCNY is the recipient of a Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative award from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for promising early career scholars from historically underrepresented groups. The two-year fellowship is one of three awarded by ACLS to support institutional efforts to increase the diversity of college and university faculty in the nation. Haverford College and Temple University are the other recipients. Each institution will seek to select fellows from the ranks of talented
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Gautam Yadav Battery Research Aug 2019

New rechargeable CCNY aqueous battery challenges Lithium-ion dominance

A new rechargeable high voltage manganese dioxide zinc battery , exceeding the 2 V barrier in aqueous zinc chemistry, is the latest invention by City College of New York researchers. With a voltage of 2.45-2.8V, the alkaline MnO2|Zn battery, developed by Dr. Gautam G. Yadav and his group in the CCNY-based CUNY Energy Institute , could break the long dominance of flammable and expensive lithium (Li)-ion batteries in the market. To break the previously daunting 2 V barrier in aqueous zinc chemistry, primary inventor Yadav and his team interfacially engineered two different aqueous electrolytes
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Ley Comas is one of the recipients of the Ostrovsky Family Fund Award in honor of Chantal Akerman.

CCNY MFA in Film Program students receive first Chantel Akerman student prize from the Ostrovsky Family Fund

The City College of New York’s MFA in Film Program students Maggie Kamal Gurgis and Ley Comus are both recipients of the first-ever Ostrovsky Family Fund Award in honor of Chantal Akerman . This year's winners receive up to $4000 that will go toward their film production expenses. Chantal Akerman was an internationally celebrated Belgian experimental filmmaker and served as Distinguished Lecturer in Film at CCNY from ‎2011-2015. In honor of her memory and impact, the Ostrovsky Family Fund developed the award to help support the thesis film projects of second-year MFA students. Students
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Anton Pavlov is one of the recipients of the Sydney and Helen Jacoff Scholarship

Alumni receive 2019 Sydney and Helen Jacoff Scholarships

Four alumni from The City College of New York’s Division of Humanities and the Arts are recipients of the Sydney and Helen Jacoff Scholarship . The scholarships are awarded to students pursuing master or doctoral degrees in the humanities and arts. The scholarship is made possible by CCNY alumnus Sydney Jacoff, and each of the recipients receive $10,000 for their studies. The late Jacoff graduated from CCNY in 1935 and helped build and grow his family enterprise into the Great Neck Saw Manufacturers. Alumnus Anton Pavlov, philosophy major, chose to pursue a master’s degree in philosophy at the
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Myriam Sarachik

Myriam Sarachik awarded the 2020 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research

Myriam Sarachik , distinguished professor in the Division of Science at The City College of New York, is the recipient of the 2020 American Physical Society Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research. The medal is the society’s largest prize, recognizing the achievements of researchers from across all fields of physics. The honor is in recognition of Sarachik’s “fundamental contributions to the physics of electronic transport in solids and molecular magnetism,” and it will be received along with a $50,000 prize at a ceremony on January 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Sarachik has investigated
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CCNY students seek excellence.

City College named to “Best in the Northeast” list by The Princeton Review

The City College of New York is one of the 224 best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists CCNY in the Best in the Northeast section of its " 2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region " website feature that posted on August 6, 2019. The website feature salutes a total of 656 colleges that The Princeton Review recommends over five regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International. The colleges that made the "Best in the Northeast" list are located in eleven Northeastern states and The District of Columbia. In addition to City
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Tatyana Kleyn is the recipient of the Gladys Correa Memorial Award.

Tatyana Kleyn is Gladys Correa Memorial Award recipient for expertise in bilingual education

Tatyana Kleyn , associate professor and director of the Programs in Bilingual Education and TESOL at The City College of New York’s School of Education , is the 2019 recipient of the Gladys Correa Memorial Award from the New York State Association for Bilingual Education. Kleyn received this award for her growth and expertise as a bilingual educator. As faculty advisor to the Dream Team , Kleyn received the Early Career Award for the Bilingual Research SIG for the American Educational Research Association. From 2014-2015, she served as president of the New York State Association for Bilingual
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Talented CCNY undergrads earn Mellon Mays Fellowships

Five undergraduates, the 27th cohort since The City College of New York joined the exclusive nationwide program, are the latest recipients of Mellon Mays Fellowships . The program’s goal is to help increase diversity in the faculty ranks of higher education by identifying and supporting exceptional undergraduates from traditionally underrepresented groups. City College’s 2019 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows (MMUF) are: Aisha Butt ( anthropology , Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership ); Jorge Cruz ( sociology , Colin Powell School); Eladia Lopez ( history , Division of
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Mitchell Schaffler 2019 ASBMR Fellow

National society bestows fellowship on CCNY biomed engineering expert Mitchell Schaffler

Mitchell B. Schaffler , the Wallace H. Coulter and CUNY Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York, is now a Fellow of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). The honor recognizes long-term ASBMR members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of bone and mineral science. Fellows are nominated by their peers, followed by evaluation and selection by a review committee. Schaffler, who is also chair of biomedical engineering in City College’s Grove School of Engineering , has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed papers, book
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Avery Maillet

Avery Maillet Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic honors

New Orleans, La. - Following an outstanding sophomore season, CCNY women's track and field standout Avery Maillet was honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for her academic success, earning All-Academic honors. To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and must have met at least one of the following athletic standards: Competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship. Finished the regular season ranked in the national top-50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top-35
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