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New titles by CCNY authors include “Like This Afternoon” and “Tehran Children”

“ Like This Afternoon ,” award-winning author Jaime Manrique’s critically acclaimed sixth novel, is one of the new publications by City College of New York faculty and staff. “Another excellent novel by a master storyteller,” NBC News hails the 224-page book that was inspired by true events in Manrique’s native Colombia. A Distinguished Lecturer in City College’s Division of Humanities and the Arts , Manrique is the 2019 recipient of the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. His previous books include “ Colombian Gold ,” “ Latin Moon in Manhattan ,” “ Twilight at the Equator ,” “ Our
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“The Realm” opens CCNY's sixth annual TAFFNY film festival

The sixth edition of The Americas Film Festival of New York presents seven feature films and more than 30 shorts, celebrating the rich diversity of the stories, languages and cultures of the Americas. The event, a cultural project of The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE), runs from June 13-21 and opens with “ The Realm” by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, winner of seven Goya awards, at the Instituto Cervantes New York. “With TAFFNY, in addition to highlighting the importance of presenting films from established filmmakers, we promote
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Lesley Lokko, dean of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York.

Lesley Lokko named Dean of CCNY’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

Lesley Lokko , a UK-trained, Scottish-Ghanaian architect, academic and best-selling novelist, is named the Dean of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York. Lokko’s appointment is effective December 2019. “This is an incredible opportunity and such an honor. It’s an exciting and challenging time to be joining the school’s conversations around architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture,” said Lokko. “CCNY’s diverse staff and student communities, its location in one of the world’s greatest urban environments and its commitment to architecture as
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Gilman scholars Rafael Arias and Jasmine Jones

Travel awaits six CCNY Gilman scholars

Six City College students have been selected for the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship , a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, gaining skills critical to national security and economic competitiveness. Administered by the U.S. Department of State, the Gilman Scholarship program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university. Rafael Arias, currently a senior majoring in Environmental Engineering and on track to graduate in
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Patricia Broderick

CCNY inventor Patricia Broderick is host of Eazysense radio show

Patricia A. Broderick , inventor, researcher and medical professor in the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York, is the host of a new series of radio shows about the brain titled “Eazysense” on Bold Brave Media Tune in Radio Talk Show . Broderick will discuss topics on sensing the brain, which covers how the brain works and diseases that can develop. As the inventor of The BRODERICK PROBE® nanobiosensors and owner of its Trademark worldwide, Broderick developed and patented this series of nanobiosensors as well as the electrical circuits to direct the sensing work of the
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Cinema and Sanctuary

City College presents world premiere of "Cinema and Sanctuary" in 'Year of Film' climax, June 20

One of the best kept secrets in the history of film is the fact that The City College of New York ( CCNY) is the birthplace of the first documentary film school in the United States. As early as 1934, student members of the aptly named Film and Sprockets Society were rolling out motion pictures at CCNY. However, it was in 1941, with the arrival of pioneering Dadaist and filmmaker Hans Richter that the Institute of Film Techniques, CCNY’s first formal filmmaking program founded by Irving Jacoby, became a film school. Honoring Richter’s legacy, City College is proud to present the world premiere
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Nicole Sealey

Visiting poet Nicole Sealey wins Rome Prize for Literature

City College visiting poet Nicole Sealey has been awarded the Rome Prize for Literature by the American Academy in Rome , which seeks to support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. Sealey, the 2018-2019 Doris Lippman Visiting Poet at CCNY, will receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board for a period of five to eleven months at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome. The Rome Prizes were awarded to thirty American and six Italian artists and scholars on April 9 at Cooper Union in New York. Sealey is the author of Ordinary Beast , finalist for the PEN Open
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Miles Davis

“Year of Film” brings Stanley Nelson’s Miles Davis docu to CCNY

As part of The City College of New York’s “Year of Film” observance, producer and director Stanley Nelson , a 1976 alumnus, returned to his alma mater to offer a sneak preview of his latest documentary “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.” After the screening, Nelson was interviewed by Michael B. Gillespie , associate professor in City College’s Division of Humanities and the Arts , and a film historian and theorist. He also took questions from students and other audience members. A 2019 Sundance Film Festival favorite, “Miles Davis” will have its theatrical release this summer and a national
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John Lewis

U.S. Rep. John Lewis is CCNY Commencement speaker, May 31 Commencement honors for Edward Plotkin ’53

John Lewis , U.S. Representative (D-GA 5th), and a veteran Civil Rights leader, is the keynote speaker at The City College of New York’s 173rd Commencement Exercises on May 31. He will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters. City College will also honor Edward S. Plotkin, ’53, one of its distinguished alumni, at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on the South Campus Great Lawn, 135th St. and Convent Ave., Manhattan. A renowned civil engineer, Plotkin will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Science. Hailed as “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced,”
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Gilda Barabino

Engineering Dean Gilda Barabino earns Crain’s tech honor

Three months after her election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Gilda A. Barabino , dean of The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering , has another major honor: inclusion in Crain’s inaugural Notable Women in Tech list. The list is part of a year-long series from the publication Crain’s New York Business to recognize and celebrate women in the workplace, across industries. Selection was based on professional achievement, civic and philanthropic work, and involvement in organizations (inside or outside their firm) where they mentor other women and/or promote
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