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Social mobility still a CCNY specialty as it surges again on U.S. News & World Report rankings

Scoring highly in several categories, The City College of New York is #10 nationally for social mobility in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings published today. City College places highly in six other categories including #26 for economic diversity and #29 for campus ethnic diversity. Overall, CCNY is ranked #148 on the list of Best National Universities, a jump of 28 places from its #176 ranking last year. According to U.S. News & World Report, schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Click here for more
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CCNY shines on Forbes’ 2021 top schools list

Forbes’ first Covid-era rankings of the nation’s most outstanding schools using a revised methodology maintains The City College of New York’s standing among the best. From an exclusive field of 600 four-year schools drawn from the nearly 2,700 such degree-granting institutions in the U.S., CCNY is #140 overall on the Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges 2021 List. The University of California at Berkeley is #1, the first public school ever ranked so by Forbes. CCNY placed high in other categories, too. These include: #63 in Public Colleges; #99 in Research Universities; #58 in The Northeast and #84
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NSF funds revolutionary $25M center for optoelectronic, quantum technologies – CCNY a partner

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding a new endeavor to bring atomic-level precision to the devices and technologies that underpin much of modern life, and will transform fields like information technology in the decades to come. The five-year, $25 million Science and Technology Center grant will found the Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic Materials on Demand — or IMOD — a collaboration of scientists and engineers at 11 universities led by the University of Washington (UW). The City College of New York is a partner. “It is exciting to be part of this Center which
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$800K NSF grant funds major CCNY research equipment upgrade to unique levels

Setting the stage for more groundbreaking inquiry in the sciences and engineering at The City College of New York, a major upgrade to research instruments for solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is underway, funded by a $833,284 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, from the NSF’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program, is over three years and will enable six faculty-led CCNY teams to pursue forefront research that ranges from engineering science to the biology of animals, plants and fungi. “This equipment is designed to give us unique access
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CCNY CREST Center for IDEALS Receives $5 million NSF Grant

The City College of New York’s CREST Center for Interface Design and Engineered Assembly of Low Dimensional Systems (IDEALS) is the recipient of a $5 million Phase 2 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The funding is from the NSF’s Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program that is devoted to enhancing the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions. Since 2016, CCNY CREST’s mission has been to design, discover, and explore new and improved materials, while recruiting, training, and inspiring students from diverse backgrounds. “This is an
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The Blackstone LaunchPad partners with CCNY

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation and The City College of New York partner for the Blackstone LaunchPad Program, which makes entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills accessible and relevant for all college students to help them build thriving companies and careers. The partnership will expand and strengthen three initiatives already underway through intense mentorship, community engagement and hands-on entrepreneurship programs designed to build upon CCNY’s almost 175-year history. The initiatives will include the Zahn Innovation Center at CCNY (ZIC), the new Center for Innovation in
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CCNY’s Nir Krakauer finds link between trunk fat-free mass and increased mortality in adults

Body measurements (anthropometrics) including height, weight and waist circumference are basic components in a medical examination. They predict mortality as well as a variety of health conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. A commonly-used anthropometric expression is weight adjusted for height or body mass index (BMI). Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) imaging technology gauges bone mineral density to identify people at risk for fractures. Additionally, DEXA provides fat and lean body composition and distribution. Determining the value of this
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Da Vinci’s bridge design is decoded by CCNY professor Mohammad Bolhassani

For centuries experts have pondered over one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most intriguing and yet unconsummated projects: the Galata bridge whose double-curvature arch design, ca. 1502-1503, was so futuristic it was rejected as risky. Enter Mohammad Bolhassani, assistant professor and masonry structures specialist in The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. While MIT researchers have proven the structural feasibility of the design, Bolhassani and his team attempt -- more than 500 years later -- to deconstruct the great inventor and artist’s mind in designing
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NIH awards CCNY’s Ryan Williams $2m to engineer nanosensors

In a boost for the development of nanomedicines to study and diagnose inflammatory diseases, City College of New York biomedical engineer Ryan M. Williams is the recipient of a $1.96 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The funding, over five years, is part of the MIRA ESI program (Maximizing Investigator's Research Award for Early Stage Investigators) that supports the nation's most highly talented and promising young investigators. Williams’ award is titled: “Investigating real-time multi-system cytokine signaling in chronic disease.” “The main
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CCNY features in The Princeton Review’s “Best 387 Colleges” Guide for 2022

The City College of New York is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends CCNY in the 2022 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 387 Colleges published today by Penguin Random House and retailing at $24.99. Only about 14% of America’s 2,700 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular publications. The company chooses the colleges for the book based on data it annually collects from administrators at hundreds of colleges about
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