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CCNY, MIT Top New University Rankings Based On Relative Economic Value

A recent college ranking system lists The City College of New York (CCNY), the founding campus of the City University of New York system, as the #1 national university for the economic value it returns to its students. MIT placed second, and the University of Florida ranked third. The ranking was done by Degreechoices, an online college guide and advice company that bases its rankings of colleges and universities entirely on a unique measure of relative financial value. According to Forbes, Degreechoices’ college evaluations are based on the economic return students attending different
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Kingsbridge Armory reimagination by Spitzer architecture students

Spitzer architecture students reimagine a new future for the Kingsbridge Armory

Students from the City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture have been invited to attend a celebration for the future redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory, and to display the models they made for an architectural competition to reimagine the space, in the Armory parking lot on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2:00pm-5:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click the link. The Armory is up for redevelopment thanks to an investment by the City and State of New York of $200 million, a favorite project of Governor Kathy Hochul, Mayor Eric Adams, and
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Photo of Melina Giakoumis standing in water with a cap and sun glasses on  head.

CCNY PhD Melina Giakoumis finds evidence of hybridization and adaptation in Asterias sea stars

Hybridization occurs when two species cross breed to successfully make offspring. Two species of North Atlantic sea stars, the North American Asterias forbesi and European Asterias rubens, known to cross breed in laboratory settings, were long suspected of hybridizing in their natural habitat. Using genomic data and environmental niche modeling, City College of New York biology PhD Melina Giakoumis, associate director of the Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History, documented hybridization occurring along the coast from New England to the southern Canadian
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constructs first global map of insect mitochondrial genetic diversity

CCNY grad student Connor French constructs first global map of insect mitochondrial genetic diversity

Understanding global patterns of species genetic diversity is an integral part of monitoring and preserving life on Earth. To date, however, scientists have mapped macrogenetic patterns in vertebrates exclusively. Macrogenetics uses publicly-available data to identify global drivers of genetic diversity. Only five percent of all known living animal species are vertebrates while 95 percent are invertebrates. More than half of invertebrates are insects. “Insects are the most diverse group of organisms on the planet, but their species diversity is vastly under described,” said City College of New
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Liz Weikes

J.P. Morgan Wealth Management Executive Liz Weikes joins Colin Powell School Board of Visitors

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York has appointed J.P. Morgan Wealth Management Managing Director and Wealth Partner Liz Weikes to its Board of Visitors. She joins 24 other distinguished Board members. With more than 17 years of experience helping clients navigate complex wealth planning, Weikes has earned a reputation for excellence with her clients, who comprise ultra-high net worth families, C-suite executives, and foundations. She is a member of the J.P. Morgan Wealth Management Portfolio Manager Program and manages her clients’ assets
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Katie Scardino

Katherine J. Scardino ’22 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

After four months of waiting, Katherine J. (Katie) Scardino is on her way to Mexico to start her nine-month Fulbright Scholarship. The September 2022 graduate of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York, who majored in psychology and minored in Spanish, was first told that she had been awarded the prestigious scholarship in April, without any specifics. She received the notice of her placement on Aug. 10, giving her only three weeks to obtain her visa before leaving to take up her positions as an assistant to an English language professor and a
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DoE announces $37M to build research capacity in historically underrepresented institutions; CCNY a recipient

The City College of New York is one of 44 beneficiaries of $37 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) to build research capacity, infrastructure, and expertise at institutions historically underrepresented in DOE’s Office of Science portfolio. These include Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Emerging Research Institutions (ERIs). “Through the Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research (FAIR) initiative, the Office of Science is supporting mutually beneficial relationships between MSIs/ERIs and partnering institutions to perform basic research in applied mathematics
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Spitzer_Mellon multidisciplinary community-based incubator

Mellon Foundation awards Spitzer School $1.5M for multidisciplinary community-based incubator

The City College of New York is the recipient of a three-year $1.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to support a new multidisciplinary Place, Memory and Culture Incubator (PMCI) in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. The incubator’s focus will be community-based partnerships and projects in Harlem that engage built--environment design and the humanities through a social--justice lens. City College President Vincent G. Boudreau thanked the Mellon Foundation for the grant and lauded the Foundation’s long-running support of CCNY programs, faculty, and students. This is
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Ramona Hernandez, CUNY DSI director

CCNY’s CUNY Dominican Studies Institute receives historic $1.5M NSF grant

Backed by a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) based at The City College of New York is going beyond its core mission of research and scholarship and now aims to improve the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of Latino/a/x students in STEM programs. The grant from the NSF’s Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Program, is part of a $3 million largesse to be shared equally between CUNY DSI and the Institute for Study of "Race" & Social Justice of the University of New Mexico (UNM). The funding will support the
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Proposed CCNY Quantum Institute earns $5M NSF funding

The City College of New York is establishing a state-of-the-art quantum institute, funded by a five-year $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation [NSF], to advance quantum research. Conceptualized by City College physicist Alexander Khanikaev – recipient of the NSF's prestigious Special Creativity Award in 2021, and one of the most Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) worldwide in 2022 – The City College of New York Quantum Institute comprises leading experts in quantum at CCNY and scientific partners from Nokia Bell labs and the University of Central Florida College of Optics and
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