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Discover Earlychildhood Education Ranking

Discover Early Childhood EDU ranks CCNY program #4 nationally

The City College of New York’s Early Childhood Education Program (ECE), ranks #4 in the United States among the top 85 most affordable such programs. This is according to the 2020 rankings by Discover Early Childhood EDU, an independent resource for prospective educators seeking long-term employment. A partnership between City College’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies and School of Education, the program offers a nationally accredited bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, leading to New York State teaching certification (Birth-Grade 2). Discover Early Childhood cites the CCNY
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Trevor Houser Class of 2006

Trevor Houser ’06 joins Colin Powell School’s Board of Visitors

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York is pleased to announce the appointment of international climate policy analyst Trevor Houser ’06 to its Board of Visitors. He joins 29 other distinguished Board Members. Houser is Partner with the Rhodium Group, where he leads the firm’s Energy & Climate Practice. He also co-directs the Climate Impact Lab, a collaboration of leading research institutions combining climate, economic and data science to quantify climate risk around the world. He has served as a senior advisor at the U.S. State Department
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CCNY psychologist Irvin Sam Schonfeld

New CCNY-developed resource measures severity of work-related depression

First came their pioneering research a few years ago linking burnout and depression. Now City College of New York psychologist Irvin Sam Schonfeld and his University of Neuchâtel collaborator Renzo Bianchi present the Occupational Depression Inventory [ODI], a measure designed to quantify the severity of work-attributed depressive symptoms and establish provisional diagnoses of job-ascribed depression. Touted by the duo as the first such measure of its kind, the ODI comprises nine symptom items and a subsidiary question assessing turnover intention. A total of 2254 employed individuals in the
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Thomas H. Haines, CCNY alum & founding architect of CSOM

CUNY med school visionary & alum Thomas Haines is new AAAS Fellow

Dr. Thomas H. Haines, the distinguished City College of New York alumnus and visionary behind the CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) at his alma mater, has been elected a 2020 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). His election in the Medical Sciences category is “for initiating and setting up the CUNY Medical School at City College of New York to educate minority and disadvantaged students,” the AAAS Council cited. Established in partnership with Bronx-based St. Barnabas Hospital (part of the SBH Health System), CSOM opened its doors in fall 2016 as an expansion
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The Rock Orient Foundation donated 100,000 masks to The City College of New York that will be used to support the CCNY community and neighborhood

The Rock Orient Foundation donates 100k masks to CCNY

The Rock Orient Foundation, led and chaired by Steven C. Rockefeller Jr., a fifth-generation member of the Rockefeller Family, donated 100,000 masks to The City College of New York that will be used to support the CCNY community and neighborhood during the current COVID-19 pandemic. CCNY alumnus Daxi Li ’85, who got his Ph.D. in physics, helped establish the charity organization and initiated the donation with Ngee-Pong Chang, professor of physics at CCNY. Li attended City College with a full scholarship under the CCNY-China Exchange Program, which began under former CCNY Provost Harry Lustig
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Personal Touch employee (left) distributes meal to Towers resident.

CCNY receives West Harlem Development grant for holiday food initiatives

The Foundation for City College/ Benny's Food Pantry has received a $16,000 grant to immediately support City College efforts in combating food insecurity for the CCNY community and the West Harlem neighborhood. The West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) released Special COVID-19 Impact Grants to fund MCD9-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The intent of the grants is to assist recipients with projects to address specific issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic in West Harlem. WHDC’s grants address the following priority areas: Direct Health & Human Services, Workforce Services
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Dorthe Eisele Light Harvest Research

CCNY researchers overcome barriers to functionalization of bio-inspired solar energy harvesting materials

Inspired by nature, researchers at The City College of New York (CCNY) can demonstrate a synthetic strategy to stabilize bio-inspired solar energy harvesting materials. Their findings, published in the latest issue of “Nature Chemistry,” could be a significant breakthrough in functionalizing molecular assemblies for future solar energy conversion technologies. In almost every corner of the world, despite extreme heat or cold temperature conditions, you will find photosynthetic organisms striving to capture solar energy. Uncovering nature’s secrets on how to harvest light so efficiently and
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2021 Eisenhower Fellows Karissa Collins and Huan Ying Zhang

Undergrads Karissa Collins, Huan Ying Zhang earn Eisenhower fellowships

Karissa Collins and Huan Ying Zhang, undergraduates in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, are recipients of 2021 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The awards total $18,500. The program’s mission is to attract qualified students to the field of transportation and research, and advance transportation workforce development. Fellows also participate in the Transportation Research Board annual meeting, to be held virtually in January 2021. Collins and Zhang are both seniors majoring in civil engineering. A
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ABRCMS Winners 2021

CCNY trio triumphs at national biomed research conference

Alpha Amadou Bah, Arielle Brutus and Taisha Gomez were the City College of New York winners at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. The undergraduates from the Division of Science and Grove School of Engineering excelled in e-poster presentations at “ABRCMS 2020 The Virtual Experience.” More than 3,350 undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and graduate students in the STEM fields, as well as postdoctoral scientists at ABRCMS, participated in the event. Following are details on the CCNY trio at ABRCMS, their disciplines and project titles: Alpha Amadou Bah, junior
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The Google Quantum Computer.  Photo image courtesy of Google Quantum AI

CCNY & partners in quantum algorithm breakthrough

Researchers led by City College of New York physicist Pouyan Ghaemi report the development of a quantum algorithm with the potential to study a class of many-electron quantums system using quantum computers. Their paper, entitled “Creating and Manipulating a Laughlin-Type ν=1/3 Fractional Quantum Hall State on a Quantum Computer with Linear Depth Circuits,” appears in the December issue of “PRX Quantum,” a journal of the American Physical Society. “Quantum physics is the fundamental theory of nature which leads to formation of molecules and the resulting matter around us,” said Ghaemi
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