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U.S. News ranks CCNY’s Grove engineering among best graduate schools

U.S. News ranks CCNY’s Grove engineering among best graduate schools

City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, the only public school of engineering in the metropolitan area, once again ranks among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. Of the 200 elite graduate engineering programs listed nationwide, the Grove School is #129, according to the 2021 U.S. News rankings released today. The recognition comes as the Grove School celebrates its centennial. U.S. News also ranks three other City College programs – fine arts in the Division of Humanities and the Arts [#64]; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership offerings
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CCNY-MSKCC Partnership participants at CCNY.

CCNY-MSKCC cancer research partnership receives $14m NIH grant

Since 2002, The City College of New York- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Partnership can count an 83% success rate in trainees that go on to pursue higher academic tracks. This collaboration, whose mission is to develop future cancer researchers, is set to continue with a $14 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Specifically, the grant will fund a new research education program for City College students and ongoing cancer outreach in the Harlem community. Karen Hubbard, professor of biology in the Division of Science, and Gilda Barabino, Dean, Grove
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City College presents Harry Belafonte Award for social justice

As he celebrates another milestone birthday, Harry Belafonte, the entertainment icon and Civil Rights activist, is getting a new honor from The City College of New York, with which he’s closely associated. CCNY announces the Harry Belafonte Award for Best Essay on Social Justice. The annual award, which carries a $300 prize, will be presented to a deserving City College undergraduate, regardless of major, by the Black Studies Program in CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts. Essays of up to 2,500 words will be submitted to Bill Crain, professor, psychology, by March 31, 2020. Topics will
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Lâle Can’s Ottoman book, and other new CCNY faculty publications

In 2015, historian Lâle Can received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) award to finish a book on trans-imperial pilgrimage across Asia at the turn of the 20th century. Her book, “Spiritual Subjects: Central Asian Pilgrims and the Ottoman Hajj at the end of the Empire” (Stanford University Press, March 2020) is one of several outstanding new publications by City College of New York faculty. “Spiritual Subjects” examines the paradoxes of nationality reform and pan-Islamic politics in late Ottoman history. Can unravels how imperial belonging was wrapped up in deeply symbolic
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ASCE Centennial award to Grove School

American Society of Civil Engineers honors CCNY department

The Grove School of Engineering’s civil engineering department at The City College of New York is the recipient of a Centennial Award from the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) Metropolitan Section. The honor recognizes the department’s “significant contributions to the civil engineering profession” and its work to help build the city over the past century. The Metropolitan Section is commemorating its centennial with the theme: “A Tribute to the New York Metropolitan Engineering Community: Celebrating a Century of Achievements.” The award to CCNY lauds the college’s engineering
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Women's History Month events are presented by the Department of Student Life & Leadership Development.

2020 Women’s History Month events at CCNY

The City College of New York celebrates Women’s History Month with a kickoff from the Department of Student Life & Leadership Development. All events are focused on opening a dialogue around empowerment and leadership. The schedule of events is as follows: Women's Herstory Month Kickoff takes place on Thursday, March 5 from 12-2 p.m. in the NAC Ballroom and is open to the CCNY community. There will be free food for all participants and a dialogue around empowerment and how to serve communities best. The 8th Annual Women's Leadership Summit takes place on Friday, March 13 from 9a.m.-3 p.m. in
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Maria Tamargo is named a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Maria Tamargo is new National Academy of Engineering member

The City College of New York’s Maria C. Tamargo, professor of chemistry in the Division of Science and doctoral faculty in electrical engineering at The Grove School of Engineering, is an elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Class of 2020. She is recognized for forging the way toward an inclusive science and engineering research community and for contributions to molecular-beam epitaxy of semiconductor materials. Tamargo has been teaching at CCNY since 1993 and is also a doctoral faculty member in chemistry and physics at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her former work at AT
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From left: Robert Domanski (Director of Higher Education, NYC TTP), Tiffany Jackson (Academic Program Specialist, CCNY CS), Akira Kawaguchi, and Lauren Anderson (Executive Director, NYC TTP)

CCNY’s Akira Kawaguchi is named NYC Tech Innovator

The City College of New York’s Akira Kawaguchi, chair of the Department of Computer Science at The Grove School of Engineering, is named the 2019 NYC Tech Innovator from the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline. Kawaguchi and his team are recognized for their efforts in doubling the number of students graduating annually with tech-related bachelor’s degrees through the CUNY 2X Tech initiative. Under the initiative, CCNY was awarded $2.3 million, and Kawaguchi implemented the Computer Science Co-op Program, a collaboration with the Career and Professional Development Institute the two-semester-long program
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Fulbright Scholar Francisco Garcia-Vidal enhances physics research at CCNY

Fulbright Scholar Francisco Garcia-Vidal enhances physics research at CCNY

In a further boost to two-dimensional materials research at The City College of New York, noted Spanish physicist Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal is spending the spring semester at CCNY as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. A professor at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Garcia Vidal is one of the world’s foremost researchers and influential authors in physics. His Fulbright project is entitled: “Polaritonics with 2D Materials.” “It demonstrates the high caliber of our scientists and their collaborative natures that preeminent physicists like Dr. Garcia-Vidal chose City College to do his cutting edge
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