Heather McGhee, author of “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together,” will serve as the keynote speaker at this year’s virtual Freshman Convocation.

CCNY’s Second Annual Community Read is Heather McGhee's "The Sum of Us"

With the beginning of the fall semester in sight, The City College of New York is pleased to announce the second annual “Community Read” project. The project is an effort to pull the entire CCNY community—staff, students, faculty and Harlem partner organizations—together to read and discuss a work that carries significance during these difficult times. A selection committee reviewed dozens of nominated books and chose “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together,” written by Heather McGhee, former president of the inequality-focused think tank Demos. The book
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Carmen R. Green, new CSOM Dean

CCNY appoints Carmen Renee’ Green, MD and health policy expert, new Dean of CUNY School of Medicine

Dr. Carmen Renee’ Green, M.D., a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, is the new dean of the CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) at The City College of New York. She is the second dean of the Harlem-based medical school established in 2015 in partnership with Bronx-based St. Barnabas Hospital (a part of the SBH Health System). The CUNY School of Medicine is an expansion of City College’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, which was founded in 1973. The medical school houses a novel 7-year BS/MD program and one of the oldest physician assistant programs in the US. It is the only
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Robert Alfano Plant Research

CCNY’s Robert Alfano discovers first evidence of quantum events in plants

City College of New York Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering Robert R. Alfano and his team at the CUNY Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (CUNY IUSL) continue their groundbreaking work in spectroscopy by discovering evidence that quantum events occur in plants. “It has been theorized that quantum events occur in nature, but it hasn’t been measured until now. These are the first steps in understanding that quantum effects occur in nature and biology,” Alfano said. His team’s findings, published in the latest issue of the journal “Photochemistry and Photobiology,”
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CCNY's Teresa Bandosz, CUNY Distinguished Professor

Pioneering CCNY chemical engineer Teresa Bandosz earns CUNY Distinguished Professorship

Dr. Teresa J. Bandosz, a chemical engineer, chemist and internationally-renowned authority in nano-engineered carbon-based materials and composites, is The City College of New York’s latest CUNY Distinguished Professor. The position is the highest academic honor that the City University of New York (CUNY) can offer its faculty and is approved by the CUNY Board of Trustees. Distinguished Professors should have a national reputation as scholars, an acknowledged status as one of the leaders in their field of specialization, and a record of innovative, sustained, and influential research; or, in
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CCNY students

REM students flourish in settings with no-racial/ethnic majority, reveals CCNY study

New research from The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership suggests that racial/ethnic minority (REM) students thrive in environments with no-racial/ethnic majority, producing higher graduation rates, even through adverse factors such as low household income and low parental education. Generally, research has found that REM students graduate from colleges and universities at lower rates than White students. National graduation rates of Black (27.62 percent) and Latinx (19.81 percent) students remain considerably lower than White (43.87 percent) and
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CCNY Psychologist Robert Melara

$1.5M NIH grant creates BMCC-CCNY bridge for REM students in the sciences

The City College of New York is the recipient of a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to boost the number of racial/ethnic minority (REM) students in biomedical and behavioral sciences research. The funding will support a five-year project, Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program, or “Manhattan-Bridge,” whose goal is to bridge the path for students in those fields transferring from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). “Manhattan-Bridge is part of a strategic plan in the Department of Psychology to build a pipeline for REM students from community
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CCNY film professor Campbell Dalglish

Campbell Dalglish’s “Savage Land” confronts the reality of Oklahoma’s Native Americans

Campbell Dalglish, associate professor of Film at The City College of New York, has been interested in chronicling the Spirit Roads of Native American Indians since he visited a sacred petroglyph on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona in 1972. He was accompanied by Hopi spiritual leader Thomas Banyacya who described to him the four levels of civilization where survival today means returning to the laws of nature. That interest – buttressed by Campbell’s immersion in various tribal cultures over the past half-century -- has molded the documentary and narrative filmmaker’s career, for which he has
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SOE Dean Edwin Lamboy

CCNY names scholar and Spanish linguist Edwin M. Lamboy new School of Education Dean

Dr. Edwin M. Lamboy, a scholar of the Spanish language and its use in the United States and globally, is the new Dean of The City College of New York’s School of Education (SOE). He assumes the role permanently during the SOE’s centennial after serving as interim Dean since February 2020. “Dean Lamboy was chosen as interim Dean based on the exceptionally strong support of his colleagues in the School of Education,” said City College Provost Tony Liss, who announced Lamboy’s latest appointment. “During the 15 months I’ve had the pleasure of working with him in his Interim capacity, I grew to
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June Williamson and her award-winning book

Spitzer architecture school chair June Williamson co-authors award winning book

“Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges,” the recent publication co-authored by June Williamson, chair in The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, is the 2021 winner of the Great Places Award for books. Presented by the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), in partnership with Project for Public Spaces, the Great Places Awards uniquely recognize work that combines expertise in design, research, and practice, and contributes to the creation of dynamic, humane places that capture the public
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Joseph Fleischer

Renowned architect Joseph Fleischer joins The Foundation for City College Board

The Foundation for City College at the City College of New York is pleased to announce the appointment of CCNY alumnus Joseph Fleischer to its Board. Throughout his 45+ year career, Fleischer managed the design of facilities across the United States and the world, including the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, The Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, among many others. In 2013, Fleischer retired from Ennead Architects, LLP and serves as Emeritus Partner of the firm. He
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