Student-designed “Manganese Prime” qualifies for AIChE Chem-E-Car finals

Continuing the fine tradition of its predecessors, “Manganese Prime,” the latest chemically-powered shoebox sized-vehicle designed by City College of New York engineering students, is headed to AIChE's Chem-E-Car Competition® in Orlando, Florida, this fall. It placed fourth out of 22 entries at the AIChE Mid-Atlantic regionals at Penn State University to earn CCNY a seventh-consecutive trip to the finals against foreign and domestic competitors. The requirement at the regionals was to make the car stop at the 17-meter line without any additional weight added to the car. The car has to be run
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1969 Open Admissions Protest

50 years later, CCNY remembers pivotal protest

In commemoration of a transformational event in the institution’s 172-year history, The City College of New York’s Black Studies Program hosts discussions and a walk April 16-18 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 protest that led to open admissions. The observance also includes the remounted 40th anniversary exhibit entitled: “ The Five Demands: The Student Protest and Takeover of 1969 ." Originally curated in 2009, it can be viewed in City College’s Morris R. Cohen Library Atrium. It’s free and open to the public. Highlights of the Black Studies-sponsored commemoration are: April 16,
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Poets and City College faculty Estha Weiner and David Groff to read at 47th annual poetry festival

47th annual CCNY poetry festival convenes May 3

New York’s longest-running poetry celebration, the annual City College Poetry Festival, will take place on Friday, May 3, at the college’s Harlem campus. CCNY’s own accomplished faculty members David Groff and Estha Weiner will be the featured guest poets. More than 150 students from as many as 50 schools are expected to recite their poems at the day-long event. Now in its 47 th year, some children who participated in the festival’s early years are now teachers who bring their classes. The event includes readings by elementary school students, followed by junior high school poets. The winners
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CCNY names Elizabeth Yim 2019 Valedictorian; Kevin Zijian Jiang is Salutatorian

Elizabeth Yim and Kevin Zijian Jiang, both graduating seniors with roots in the Chinese port city of Guangzhou, are recipients of the Class of 2019’s top honors at The City College of New York. Yim, a biomedical science major whose immigrant mother was born in Guangzhou, is the Valedictorian at CCNY’s 173rd Commencement Exercises on May 31. Jiang, who was born in the same city and moved to New York in 2012, barely speaking English, is the College Salutatorian. Born and raised in Bayside, Queens, Yim is graduating with a 3.98 GPA and will continue in the CUNY School of Medicine at CCNY until
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BIC student Roxie Xie lands prestigious advertising internship.

BIC student nabs prestigious advertising internship

Roxie Xie, a first year student in the Branding and Integrated Communications (BIC) master’s program, has been selected to be a strategy intern as part of the American Association of Advertising Agencies’ (4A's) prestigious Multi-Cultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP) . The 4A’s is the leading authority representing the marketing communications agency business. This summer, Xie will intern at Wondersauce, an integrated advertising agency in New York City. She is the fifth BIC student to earn a spot in MAIP. Each year, undergraduate and graduate students are selected for the 10-week
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Inaugural Day of Science showcases world class CCNY research

In its most recent annual rankings, U.S. News & World Report lists The City College of New York among the “ Best Global Universities for Physics .” The category recognizes institutions around the world that have shown strength in producing research in a wide range of topics related to physics, including the study of matter and energy. On Thursday, April 11, City College provides a glimpse of its advances in that and other scientific fields when it presents its inaugural Day of Science. Demonstrations, presentations and lab tours highlighting the diverse research by faculty in the Division of
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Graduating senior Albert Connolly wins Fulbright to Colombia

Albert Connolly, a Spanish language major in the Macaulay Honors Program at The City College of New York, is the winner of a 2019-2020 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award to Colombia. The competitive national award is administered by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program . A senior, Connolly returns to the South American country this fall after spending fall 2018 studying Spanish literature at Universidad Central, Bogotá , in the capital city. The Brooklyn native, who graduates this June with a BA degree, plans a career as an ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) teacher.
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CCNY researchers project climate change in the Big Apple

New Yorkers can brace for rising temperatures, increasing precipitation and rapidly rising sea levels in the years to come. That’s the finding by City College of New York experts in a study presented to the Mayor’s Office of Recovery & Resiliency for planning and investment purposes. CCNY’s contribution to the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) 2019 report is based on nearly four years of research. Jorge E. Gonzalez , NOAA CREST Professor of Mechanical Engineering ; Naresh Devineni , associate professor, civil engineering ; and James Booth , assistant professor, Earth & Atmospheric
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Women at the Helm screening on April 10

“Year of Film” screening Women at the Helm featuring CCNY female filmmakers, April 10

As part of The City College of New York’s “ Year of Film ” celebration, four female filmmakers with CCNY links will screen their work at the “Women at the Helm: Celebrating Faculty and Students’ Heritage” on Wed., April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Steinman Lecture Hall. Films by Ayoka Chenzira , Julie Dash , Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss will all be shown. The event is free and open to the public. Deirdre Fishel , associate professor and program director of the BFA Film and Video Program , will moderate a post-screening Q&A with some of the filmmakers. CCNY’s film program is housed in the Division
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Macaulay Honors’ Loretta Violante Korea-bound on federal language scholarship

Loretta Violante of The City College of New York’s Macaulay Honors Program was already headed to Seoul in the fall to study printmaking and sculpture on a Therese Ralston Connor Award from CCNY’s art department . Now she’s won a Critical Language Scholarship from the federal government that will see her spend summer learning Korean in the port city of Busan. The two awards mean that the studio art major will spend almost six months this year on the Korean peninsula earning credits while learning new skills and a new language. The scholarships cover all her expenses, including travel and
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