Kirk McDonald, CEO of GroupM North America, is the newest member of CCNY's BIC graduate program Board of Advisors.

GroupM CEO and CCNY alumnus Kirk McDonald joins BIC Advisory Board

Kirk McDonald, CEO of GroupM North America, is the newest member of The City College of New York’s Branding + Integrated Communications (BIC) graduate program Board of Advisors. His advisory role comes at a pivotal moment in the program as BIC launches its new Media track in fall of 2022. Recently named by “AdWeek” as one of “50 vital leaders in tech, media and marketing,” Kirk not only brings over 25 years of industry expertise working with the world’s leading brands, media companies and technology providers, but the passion of a City College alumnus. BIC Program Director Nancy R. Tag is
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New CUNY CREST research professor Kaveh Madani

CUNY CREST welcomes global climate expert Kaveh Madani as research professor

Kaveh Madani, the renowned environmental scientist, activist and former vice president of the United Nations Environment Assembly Bureau, is joining the City College of New York-based CUNY Remote Sensing Earth Systems Institute as a research professor. “Dr. Madani brings to CUNY CREST, a unique combination of experience in high-level policymaking, prominent practice-relevant research, and high-impact societal interactions,” said Reza Khanbilvardi, CUNY CREST director and professor of civil engineering in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering. “He’s an international authority on modeling and
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Hispanic Students at CCNY

Hispanic Outlook ranks CCNY a top school for Latinx/a/o

With 37% of its more than 18,000 students identifying as Latinx/a/o, The City College of New York remains on The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine’s annual Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list. Using NCES/IPEDS Department of Education data, Hispanic Outlook ranks City College highly in three categories: • 2019-2020 total Bachelor's degree, #69; • 2019-2020 total Master's degree, #81; • 2019-2020 total Enrollment 4-year Schools, #91. “Every year, the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education features Top 100 lists to chart the national progress of Hispanics in higher education
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CCNY's Branding + Integrated Communications graduate programs new Media track starts in the fall of 2022. Image: CCNY BIC students.

BIC’s new media track at CCNY inspires new generation of communications leaders

The City College of New York’s Branding + Integrated Communications (BIC) graduate program has added a Media track to its Master of Professional Studies (MPS) curriculum. Admission candidates can apply as of October 1, 2021 to become part of the Media track’s first cohort for fall 2022. BIC MPS students can gain specialization depth in one of four tracks (Creative, Management/Strategy, Public Relations, and now Media) while studying marketing communications in BIC’s unique integrated environment. Competitive, cross-disciplinary teams will be empowered by the inclusion of media-focused students
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Author and visiting professor at CCNY Amir Ahmadi

Author Amir Ahmadi discusses latest book “Then the Fish Swallowed Him” in new CCNY reading forum

Amir A. Ahmadi, the critically acclaimed Iranian author and visiting professor in The City College of New York’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, discusses his latest novel ”Then the Fish Swallowed Him,” in City College’s new reading series Spotlight: “Writers on Iran” on Friday, Oct. 15. The Zoom event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free to the public. Click here to register. The New Yorker describes “Then the Fish Swallowed Him,” Ahmadi’s third novel, as "a depiction of how abstract political machinations crystallize into absurd, capricious violence.” Ahmadi started his writing career in 2000 as
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Alex Khanikaev research: Topologically distinct photonic crystals (orange and blue)

CCNY researchers announce photon-phonon breakthrough

New research by a City College of New York team has uncovered a novel way to combine two different states of matter. For one of the first times, topological photons—light—has been combined with lattice vibrations, also known as phonons, to manipulate their propagation in a robust and controllable way. The study utilized topological photonics, an emergent direction in photonics which leverages fundamental ideas of the mathematical field of topology about conserved quantities—topological invariants—that remain constant when altering parts of a geometric object under continuous deformations. One
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Author and 2021 Langston Hughes Medal recipient Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid is 2021 CCNY Langston Hughes Medal recipient

Award-winning author and scholar Jamaica Kincaid receives the 2021 Langston Hughes Medal from The City College of New York in a virtual ceremony on Nov. 18. The medal is awarded to highly distinguished writers from throughout the African American diaspora at CCNY's annual Langston Hughes Festival, which is celebrating its 43rd anniversary this year. It recognizes honorees for their impressive works of poetry, fiction, drama, autobiography and critical essays that help to celebrate the memory and tradition of Langston Hughes. Past award winners include: James Baldwin; Gwendolyn Brooks; Toni
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The City Stabile by Spitzer student Hana Georg

Spitzer School students win international landscape prize in Barcelona

The City College of New York’s Master of Landscape Architecture Program clinched the International Landscape School’s Prize at the 11th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona, Spain. Work by Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture students was submitted to represent the program's approach to the Biennial's theme, “Climate Change Again.” The award was delayed by Covid, but the school's work was presented as finalists at the Escola Tèchnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona last year. The winning projects were by Anna Speidel ’19, Hana Georg ’19, Anna McKeigue
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New CCNY center for advancing medical technologies wins $750K federal grant

A unique City College of New York venture to develop medical technologies and create STEM jobs for the Greater Harlem community is closer to fruition with the receipt of a $750,000 “Build to Scale” grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The proposed Center for Co-Innovation and Medical Technology (CCMT) was among those selected for funding in the competitive Build to Scale Venture Challenge category from more than 235 proposals. All aim to further technology-based economic development initiatives that accelerate high-quality job growth, create economic opportunity, and
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Catalina López, MS environmental engineering, in CCNY’s Makerspace

$5 million DOE grant boosts CCNY experiential learning program

Experiential learning in the sciences and engineering at The City College of New York is set for a significant expansion encompassing several CUNY community colleges and Teachers College, Columbia University after a five-year $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The Foundation for City College,Inc. is also a partner in the project. The funding, that also establishes an endowment for the CCNY Makerspace, brings close to $10 million in DOE investment over the past two years in experiential learning at City College. Experiential learning is an engaged learning process
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