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CCNY's annual MLK Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

CCNY community volunteers for MLK Day of Service on Jan. 18

The City College of New York honors the late Martin Luther King Jr. with the annual MLK Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18. The event is presented by the Department of Student Life and Leadership Development. From 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CCNY volunteers will combine efforts to help repack and distribute 50,000 pounds of donated food at the Food Bank For New York City’s warehouse and distribution center in the Bronx. CCNY will sort, pack, box, weigh and label food items to distribute them to hungry New Yorkers. They will receive a free t-shirt for their efforts. If interested in volunteering
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CCNY announces a $2.4 million gift to its Master's in Translational Medicine (MTM) program by Seymour and Pearl Moskowitz. A photo of CCNY's Shepard Hall is seen in the photo.

Seymour and Pearl Moskowitz gift $2.4 million to CCNY's master's in translational medicine program

The City College of New York proudly announces a $2.4 million gift to its Master's in Translational Medicine (MTM) program by Seymour and Pearl Moskowitz. The gift will have a profound impact on the success and growth of MTM, a five-year-old program that is a collaboration between the Grove School of Engineering and CUNY School of Medicine. In the past, the Moskowitzes generously donated scholarship money which allowed MTM to welcome its largest cohort of students to date. Mr. Moskowitz is a 1954 engineering graduate of CCNY. “This most generous gift from Seymour and Pearl Moskowitz allows to
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 Spitzer School's Elisabetta Terragni is the winner of the 2020 Council of Europe Museum Prize.

Spitzer architect Elisabetta Terragni wins European museum prize

A design project led by Elisabetta Terragni, associate professor in The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, is the winner of the 2020 Council of Europe Museum Prize. Her Studio Terragni Architetti’s work earned the coveted prize for the National Museum of Secret Surveillance “House of Leaves,” in Tirana, Albania. The Culture Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has presented the Museum Prize annually since 1977. It goes to a museum judged to have: • Made a significant contribution to the understanding of European cultural
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Eisenhower Fellows (from left) are Vicktorija Molodecka, Seydou Konate and Shirazum Munira Shachi.

Three CCNY undergraduates win Eisenhower fellowships

Three undergraduates in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering are recipients of 2019 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The awards total $24,000. The program’s mission is to attract qualified students to the field of transportation and research, and advance transportation workforce development. The CCNY recipients are all seniors majoring in civil engineering. Their awards and research projects are: • Seydou Konate, an $8,000 fellowship to work with Dr. Anil Kumar K. Agrawal researching the application of
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The Icebreaker Oden

Student researchers’ dismaying find in the Arctic Ocean

Aboard the Icebreaker Oden, a Swedish vessel on an Arctic expedition, a multidisciplinary group of scientists, filmmakers and students, including three City College of New York undergraduates, made a dismaying discovery in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. “Microplastics, a lot of them,” said Krystian Kopka, junior in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines microplastics as any type of plastic fragment that is less than 5 mm in length. Resistant to biodegradation, microplastics can break down to even smaller pieces that can
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Tarendra Lakhankar_CCNY weather stations around NYC

CCNY-designed NYC weather network tracks climate change

Dotted around four of New York’s five boroughs are 19 autonomous mini-meteorological stations established by The City College of New York-based NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (NOAA CESSRST) and CUNY CREST Institute. This is part of CCNY’s singular response to the rising seas and extreme weather conditions in the city caused by climate change. Dubbed the NY-uHMT (New York Urban Hydrometeorological Testbed) project, it is a one of a kind high-density hydro-meteorological weather network, according to the New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and
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CCNY gets new foundation to support the college

City College unveils new combined foundation with $290m endowment; Martin Cohen ’70 & Dave Wall ’97 head distinguished board

The City College of New York and its Foundation Board Leadership announce the formation of The Foundation for City College, Inc. It is the culmination of a two-year process to consolidate the 21st Century Foundation and the City College Fund. The Foundation begins operations with an endowment of more than $290 million. Distinguished CCNY alumni Martin Cohen (Class of 1970) and Dave R. Wall, P.E., (Class of 1997) will serve as the combined foundation’s inaugural board co-chairs. Following are the other esteemed board members: • Robert W. Adler ’58; • Gabriella de Beer ’56; • Edward Blank ’57; •
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Robert Anderson named Global Highly Cited Researcher 2019

Robert Anderson named Global Highly Cited Researcher 2019

Robert Anderson, professor of biology in the Division of Science at The City College of New York, was named in the Global Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company. Anderson conducts biodiversity studies at the interface between ecology and evolution. His current research program centers on developing and applying methods of modeling species’ geographic ranges using occurrence records and environmental data. His taxonomic specialty is Neotropical mammals. The 2019 list includes 6,216 Highly Cited Researchers in various fields from nearly 60
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Faculty advisor Sebastian Franco and his CCNY Society of Physics Students chapter members [from left]: Mike Gaziani, Jireh Garcia, Lisa Chan and Matthew Kubikowski.

CCNY physics students win national recognition

The City College of New York student chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) is the recipient of an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the second time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization, a designation given to fewer than 15 percent of all SPS chapters at colleges and universities in the United States and internationally. The College Park, Maryland-based Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association designed for students and membership is open to anyone interested in
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