"War Stories' written by Marthe Rachel Gold and directed by Christina Roussos runs from May 20-June 12.

CCNY’s Marthe Rachel Gold’s “War Stories” premieres May 20 at The Tank

The premiere of “War Stories,” written by Marthe Rachel Gold, professor emerita at the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York, begins on May 20 at The Tank’s Proscenium Theater. The play, directed by Christina Roussos, a graduate of Brooklyn College’s MFA Program in Theater, will run through June 12. "’War Stories’ is a play about people who are engaged in the fight for a more just world while they go about living their lives,” said Gold. “Idealists in every generation wrestle with choices – both personal and political. In writing this play I hope to have given a nod to those
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CPS 2022 Leadership Institute Fellows_Photos by Laila Stevens

Two CUNY schools launch national institute for social justice leadership

Two colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY) have launched a new institute to train and support social justice leaders nationally. The institute responds to growing demand for programs focused on how to build, use, and share power to achieve social change. Recently approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees as an official CUNY Institute, the initiative will grow a large cadre of strong, diverse, connected leaders who are capable of thinking across boundaries, developing imaginative new approaches to old problems, and managing and executing large-scale change. Leadership for Democracy and
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President Vincent Boudreau at the 16th annual Presidential Awards Gala in the Great Hall.

The City College of New York turns 175 with $1B campaign

The City College of New York kicked off its 175th anniversary celebration last night by launching a campaign to triple its endowment to $1 billion over the next 10 years. “The Campaign for City College: Doing Remarkable Things Together” was announced by City College President Vincent Boudreau before an audience of more than 200 people gathered in the Great Hall of Shepard Hall for the College’s 16th annual Presidential Awards Gala. “In commemorating the 175th anniversary of CCNY’s founding, we rededicate ourselves to serving the historic vision bequeathed to us, and to embark on a new
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Oldest engineering honor society inducts trailblazer, 1954 CCNY alumna Dorothy Schnabel

Sixty-eight years after her graduation as one of the few women in her field, City College of New York alumna Dorothy Schnabel is celebrating induction into Tau Beta Pi (TBP), the oldest engineering honor society in the country. From CCNY’s Class of 1954, Schnabel graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering at a time when very few women studied in the school of engineering. During her time in what’s now the Grove School of Engineering, Schnabel was active in the Society of Women Engineers, elected to Eta Kappa Nu – the electrical engineering honor society –
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Lia Krusin Quantum Electronics

Hydrogen-tuned topological insulators by CCNY team may lead to new platforms in sustainable quantum electronics

A team led by City College of New York physicist Lia Krusin-Elbaum is behind breakthrough research that could open a breadth of new quantum device platforms for harnessing emergent topological states for nano-spintronics and fault-tolerant quantum computing. The group of physicists and chemists has invented a new facile and powerful technique that uses ionic hydrogen to reduce charge carrier density in the bulk of three-dimensional (3D) topological insulators and magnets. The result is that robust non-dissipative surface or edge quantum conduction channels can be accessed for manipulation and
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Jazz vocal legend Sheila Jordan

Greats Sheila Jordan, Pete McCann, Fred Hersch and Scott Reeves Orchestra set for CUNY Jazz Festival, May 5-6

Vocal legend Sheila Jordan, guitar hero Pete McCann, the acclaimed Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra, and piano master Fred Hersch will perform at the 2022 CUNY Jazz Festival, May 5-6, at The City College of New York. The 22nd annual event, a gathering of bands and ensembles from across the CUNY system, takes place at CCNY’s Aaron Davis Hall, Theatre B, located at 135th Street and Convent Avenue in Manhattan. All performances are free and open to the public. Sheila Jordan, one of the most unique and influential voices in jazz is the festival’s headliner. She will also offer master classes 2:30 p.m
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Anthony Fauci is CCNY Commencement speaker, June 3; honors for award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson ’76

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief Medical Advisor to the President, is the keynote speaker at The City College of New York’s 169th Commencement 10 a.m. on June 3. He will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Science. City College will also honor Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, a 1976 CCNY alumnus, with the honorary degree Doctor of Fine Arts. Both awards to Fauci and Nelson are pending full CUNY Board of Trustees confirmation. The commencement exercises return to in-person format at CCNY’s South
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Former UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon to discuss global affairs in CCNY Sternberg Lecture, May 2

Ban Ki-moon, who served as the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, will discuss global affairs when he delivers the eighth annual Sternberg Family Lecture in Public Scholarship at The City College of New York on Monday, May 2. The in-person event, in CCNY’s Great Hall, starts at 11 a.m. Ban’s lecture comes amid global turmoil with war in Eastern Europe following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, economic turbulence and massive disruptions caused by the Covid pandemic. U.N. boss from 2007 to 2016, Ban during his tenure mobilized world leaders around a set of new global challenges
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Four Folded Square Alphabet Letters from the Fletcher Benton: The Alphabet series are on permanent display at CCNY. Photo: Dr. Yoel Haller (left) and Eva Haller (right), who gifted the letters to the college.

Sculptor Fletcher Benton’s letters from The Alphabet series on display at CCNY

Four Folded Square Alphabet Letters from the Fletcher Benton: The Alphabet series are on permanent display at The City College of New York’s south campus. Known as one of America’s leading sculptors, the late artist’s style consisted of cutting, folding and realigning two-dimensional sheets of steel into three-dimensional objects that seem to defy gravity. Gifted to the college in 2013 by Eva Haller, who attended City College from 1954-1955, and her husband Dr. Yoel Haller, the letters spell out CCNY and were estimated to be worth $500,000 at the time. Haller, a philanthropist, activist and
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NYC Schools Education Chancellor David Banks

CCNY hosts “A Conversation with David Banks: The Vision for NYC Public Schools,” April 28

David C. Banks, who as Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education heads the largest school system in the nation, speaks at The City College of New York on Thursday, April 28. The Chancellor will present his vision for the city’s more than 1,700 schools and little more than a million students in his talk entitled: “A Conversation with David Banks: The Vision for NYC Public Schools.” The invitation-only event starts at 5 p.m. in CCNY’s Great Hall, located in Shepard Hall. CCNY Provost Tony Liss will be the moderator. Banks assumed the office of Chancellor on Jan. 1, 2022, becoming
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