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CCNY duo wins Jeannette Watson fellowships

CCNY duo wins Jeannette Watson fellowships

Luz Maria Cespedes and Ana Maria Oliynyk are The City College of New York’s 2020 Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship recipients. They are among 15 promising undergraduates from New York City colleges and universities selected for the highly competitive awards. Created in 1999 and supported by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, the program provides fellows with three years of personal, professional and cultural immersions in the United States and abroad. Fellows are provided with annual funding of $6,000, $7,500 and $8,500, in addition to a $2,000 Discovery Fund to develop their personal, professional
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CSOM Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

CUNY’S School of Medicine toasts its first class of graduates with a remote celebration

The medical school Class of 2020 was always destined to be a part of history. But not exactly in the way it turned out. The students were slated to be the inaugural class of the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York (CSOM) when they joined the Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program directly from area high schools in 2013. The program is an entry point of an accelerated undergraduate biomedical curriculum that would seamlessly transition them through their medical school training culminating in a Bachelor of Science and an accredited medical degree in seven years. But this
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The CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York (CSOM) has moved up the date for graduating its fourth year medical students to Friday, April 10

Inaugural class from CUNY School of Medicine will graduate ahead of schedule at CCNY

The CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York (CSOM) has moved up the date for graduating its fourth year medical students to Friday, April 10 in response to the growing need for medical professionals to respond to coronavirus outbreak. The School’s 44 students are its first class to graduate since it opened its doors as a medical school in 2016 and are now permitted to start their residency programs early or volunteer at New York City area hospitals to support their response to the crisis. The original date for graduation was May 21. “The college has joined our sister
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The book "Tehran Children" by CCNY Professor Mikhal Dekel

“Tehran Children” shortlisted for Rohr Prize

“Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey,” the latest book by City College of New York English Professor Mikhal Dekel, is a finalist for the 2020 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature in the non-fiction category. The winner will be announced in early May. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Sami Rohr Prize is the largest book prize in the Jewish literary world. “Tehran Children” (W. W. Norton & Company; October 1, 2019), is the outcome of Dekel’s decade-long research into the little documented escape of Polish Jews from Nazi extermination as refugees in the East and then to Israel via
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Reilly Boehm Wins NCAA Scoring Title

Reilly Boehm Wins NCAA Scoring Title

City College of New York freshman Reilly Boehm has officially been crowned the 2019-20 NCAA scoring champion. Her average of 26.8 points per game, the best ever for a Division III rookie, was the highest in the NCAA across all three divisions. Read Full Article
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Grove School Mechanical Engineer Hao Su

Grove School’s Hao Su earns NSF CAREER Award for AI-powered pediatric exoskeleton project

Hao Su, the City College of New York mechanical engineer developing a lightweight and adaptive exoskeleton, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. It will provide more than $552,000 in funding over five years for his proposal entitled: “Versatile Wearable Robots for Rehabilitation of Children with Gait Disabilities.” “The goal of this research and education integrated CAREER plan is to understand human-robot bidirectional adaptation by studying modeling, sensing, and control of assistive robots to enhance mobility and health of children with gait impairments,”
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2020 Goldwater Scholar Benjamin Reichman

Macaulay junior Benjamin Reichman wins Goldwater national scholarship

Benjamin Reichman, a junior in the Macaulay Honors College program, is The City College of New York’s fifth Barry M. Goldwater Scholar in as many years. He joins a list of talented students in science, engineering and mathematics recognized nationally by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The federally funded scholarship is America’s premiere award for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering. Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students
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Gonzalo Torres, medical professor and chair of the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences at the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York, received two grants

CCNY medical professor Gonzalo Torres receives two NIH grants

Gonzalo Torres, medical professor and chair of the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences at the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York, receives two grants from the National Institute of Health to establish centers that support and mentor diversity junior faculty members doing neuroscience and drug addiction research. “These grants will support faculty in neuroscience who will become stronger researchers and mentors,” said Torres, the principal investigator on both projects. “It’s my hope that we will be able to recruit a significant number of talented
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CCNY PhD candidate Fatlum Hajredini earns Lindau Nobel Laureate invitation

CCNY PhD candidate Fatlum Hajredini earns Lindau Nobel Laureate invitation

Fatlum Hajredini, a PhD candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and in The City College of New York’s Division of Science, is one of more than 600 stellar next-generation scientists selected globally for the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. But the unique get-together between some of the world’s most promising scientific minds and up to 70 Nobel Laureates in the natural sciences scheduled for June 28 – July 3, is now postponed to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new date for what the organizers term a “cross-generational and interdisciplinary exchange” is June
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held its inaugural Match Day event today with a virtual ceremony.

CCNY's CUNY School of Medicine holds first (remote) Match Day

The CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York (CSOM) – the first medical school established in New York State in over 40 years – held its inaugural Match Day event today with a virtual ceremony. Following protocols set by government health officials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the school leadership delivered congratulatory remarks to its first Match Day class through a video conferencing platform. Students were invited to join the Match Day event a few minutes before noon at which point the forty-four students opened an email link revealing which hospital
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