James V. Hatch and Camille Billops on the UCLA campus in 1960.

CCNY Libraries completes digitization of Hatch-Billops Oral History collection

CCNY Libraries at The City College of New York completed the digitization of the CCNY Hatch-Billops Oral History collection, which consists of over 320 hours of oral history recordings—interviews, lectures and panel discussions¬—on Black American cultural history conducted between 1970-1974. The collection is available for open listening on for any CUNY-affiliated Artstor users and was made possible by funding from the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program. The collection features unpublished recordings with some of the most notable Black American artists of the 20th century, capturing their
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A prekindergarten class

CCNY-Columbia educators redefine “high-quality early learning”

New research from The City College of New York and Teachers College at Columbia University illustrates seven principles of practice that offer an expanded definition for “high-quality early learning.” The study recognizes the promise and possibility of children's lives, ensuring that the lived experiences of those who have historically been underserved and the growing numbers of multilingual children and children of color nationally are represented in their learning environments. Beverly Falk of City College’s School of Education and Mariana Souto-Manning (Teachers College) led a team on a
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Michael Eric Dyson, CCNY's 2020 Langston Hughes Medalist

Celebrating 2020 Langston Hughes Medalist Michael Eric Dyson

The work and legacy of Michael Eric Dyson are the subject of a symposium ahead of the Langston Hughes Medal presentation to the award-winning author and renowned sociologist at The City College of New York on Nov. 12. Entitled “Celebrating Michael Eric Dyson," the virtual conference, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., features several leading academics and intellectuals. City College President Vincent Boudreau, Provost Tony Liss and Dean of the Division of Humanities and Arts Erec Koch will offer remarks at the presentation ceremony, 6 – 8:30 p.m. In addition, the Rev. Frederick Haynes III, pastor of
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Robert Alfano and Peter Delfyett

Top photonics researcher Peter Delfyett ’81, wins Schawlow Prize

Peter J. Delfyett, Jr., a 1981 alumnus of The City College of New York and one of the world’s pre-eminent ultrafast photonics researchers, is the winner of the 2021 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science from the American Physical Society (APS). Regarded as the highest accolade in the field, the $10,000 prize recognizes outstanding contributions to basic research which uses lasers to advance the knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light. Delfyett, who holds 43 US patents, is cited “for pioneering contributions to the development of
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Emily Raboteau and Nicole Sealey selected for fellowships

English professors receive 2020 NY Foundation for the Arts fellowships 

City College English professor Emily Raboteau is the recipient of a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). The fellowship recognizes Raboteau, award-winning writer, climate activist and professor in CCNY’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, in the Nonfiction Literature discipline. She was also a NYFA Fiction Fellow in 2004. Raboteau is the author of “The Professor’s Daughter” and “Searching for Zion,” winner of a 2014 American Book Award in nonfiction. Her feature essays about the intersection of climate change and environmental injustice have recently appeared in the “New York
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CCNY journalism professor Linda Villarosa

Association of LGBTQ Journalists names CCNY’s Linda Villarosa to Hall of Fame

Linda Villarosa, New York Times Magazine contributing writer and an assistant professor of journalism and Black Studies at The City College of New York, is one of three new inductees into the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame. Villarosa’s fellow 2020 inductees are founders Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler. “Each of our inductees this year represents a unique trailblazing spirit: Linda in her decades-long work to tell Black women’s stories at Essence and in her books, and shed light on the state HIV across the United States, and Jim and Cyd in defying stereotypes and breaking boundaries
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Richard and Susan Henley

City College Alumnus Richard J. Henley Endows $2.5m Colin Powell School Deanship

The City College of New York is pleased to announce a $2.5 million gift to establish the Richard J. Henley and Susan L. Davis Deanship at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. This named deanship is the first of its kind since the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service was consolidated into the Division of Social Sciences to form the Colin Powell School in 2013. Richard J. Henley, an émigré from Poland whose family fled from communism and anti-Semitism when he was a toddler, received his primary education in New York City public schools. After graduating from
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 CCNY Campus

Princeton Review Guide features CCNY in Green Colleges 2021 Edition

The City College of New York is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company features CCNY in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition. The guide profiles 416 colleges. The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey of administrators at 695 colleges in 2019-20 about their institutions’ commitments to the environment and sustainability. The company's editors analyzed more than 25 survey data points in the process of choosing schools for the guide. The schools chosen received Green
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Hollander Fellows (top, from left): Portorreal, Fletcher, Brown Velasquez; and Hollander Awardees (bottom, from left): Amadis, Shepard and Goldberg.

City College announces first Hollander Design Fellowship recipients

City College and the Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture are proud to announce the 2020/2021 recipients of the Hollander Design Fellowship. The three-year fellowship was established this summer by HOLLANDERdesign| Landscape Architects to encourage and support New York City students from demographics and communities that are historically underrepresented to pursue education in the field of landscape architecture. The fellowship is given to selected recipients enrolled in the Spitzer School who are pursuing a Master of Landscape Architecture. The grant’s mission is to encourage and
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Alexander Khanikaev_OSA Fellow 2021

Optical Society elects CCNY physicist Alexander Khanikaev to Fellowship

Alexander Khanikaev's groundbreaking research at The City College of New York has earned him election as a Fellow Member of The Optical Society of America (OSA), the foremost professional association in optics and photonics, globally. Fellow membership in OSA is limited to no more than ten percent of the membership and is reserved for members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. A scientist whose photonics work in metamaterials – specifically in topological photonics – is considered by OSA as one of the most important breakthroughs in the field
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