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Isabel Estrada and 2019 Mellon Mays Fellows

Mellon Foundation hails CCNY’s MMUF PhD output

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program is celebrating the “monumental milestone” of producing more than 1,000 PhDs, with a pat on the back for The City College of New York for its input. “Our data shows that in November the MMUF Program reached the monumental milestone of producing over 1,000 PhDs during the program’s 33-year history,” Armando Bengochea, the Mellon Foundation’s senior program officer for Higher Learning and director of the MMUF, said to Isabel Estrada, director of the City College Fellowships Program. “We want to acknowledge The
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Mikhal Dekel, CUNY Distinguished Professor

CUNY trustees name CCNY’s Mikhal Dekel Distinguished Professor

Mikhal Dekel, the noted City College of New York academic and award-winning author, is now a CUNY Distinguished Professor of English at CCNY. Her appointment, by the City University of New York Board of Trustees, cites her “internationally renowned career, scholarship and teaching of the highest caliber.” The Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities & the Arts at City College and current chair of the English Department, Dekel is an internationally recognized scholar of comparative literature (with a focus on 20th century English and Hebrew), Jewish studies and cultural history. She’s also
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Robindra Nath Khaund & sons

CCNY announces the Robindra Nath Khaund Scholarship

A new endowed scholarship, the Robindra Nath Khaund Scholarship, has been created to support the cost of a student’s education at City College of New York. The award is available to immigrant students, or students who are the children of immigrants. The $4,000 annual award will commence spring semester of 2023. The naming is subject to approval by the CUNY Board of Trustees. The scholarship was established for Dr. Robindra Nath Khaund, who passed away in 2015, by his sons, Razib Khaund and Sandy Khaund, and Dr. Khaund’s daughter-in-law, Cherise Khaund. CCNY President Vincent Boudreau lauded
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Black History Month 2022

CCNY announces virtual Black History Month activities

A workshop to empower Black students, an architecture lecture series themed “Radical Black Space,” and discussions with sociologist Eve L. Ewing, and cultural critic/author/comedian Cyrus McQueen, highlight The City College of New York’s virtual observance of Black History Month this February. Following are the events: Feb. 3, 12:30 p.m. “Trill or Not Trill Workshop” Department of Student Life & Leadership Development A workshop by the leadership institute Trill or Not Trill for Black students as they face challenges from on-campus discrimination to stigmas about graduation rates. Its aim is
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Myriam Sarachik

CCNY establishes Myriam Sarachik Professorship Fund for visiting professor in physics

Trailblazing physicist Myriam P. Sarachik’s remarkable legacy at The City College of New York, where she spent more than 50 years teaching and conducting groundbreaking research before her death at age 88 last October, is set to continue, thanks to a $1.5 million pledge before her passing. The pledge establishes the Myriam Sarachik Professorship Fund for a visiting physics professor in CCNY’s Division of Science. The naming is subject to approval by the CUNY Board of Trustees. The endowed visiting professorship shall remain in perpetuity, in accordance with Sarachik’s wishes. Additional estate
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Dominican Studies Institute Covid Study_2022

CCNY study finds U.S.-born Dominicans and Dominican immigrants highly likely to comply with COVID-19 public health recommendations

A new study from The City College of New York’s CUNY Dominican Studies Institute and the CUNY School of Medicine at CCNY indicates U.S.-born Dominicans and Dominican immigrants in the U.S. are highly likely to comply with public health recommendations related to the pandemic.
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William Gibbons, award-winning CCNY librarian

CCNY librarian William Gibbons receives national public service honor 

William C. Gibbons, associate professor and curator of archives and special collections at the City College of New York , is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) for the care he brings to his local and campus communities, Gibbons was selected from more than 1,300 nominations from library users across the country. Gibbons is a pillar in his community and seamlessly blends his personal interests with his professional scholarship, with a particular focus on Harlem as well as local sports. From his involvement with Harlem Little
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Michael Cruz & Simone Jones_Rangel Fellow and Pickering alternate

Colin Powell School alum Michael Cruz earns top U.S. State Dept. fellowship; Simone Jones is alternate

Michael A. Cruz, a 2015 graduate of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York, is one of 45 applicants nationwide awarded Charles B. Rangel International Affairs fellowships by the United States Department of State after a highly competitive process. Administered by Howard University, the Rangel program provides Fellows with up to $95,000 in benefits to prepare for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. A second Colin Powell School graduate, Simone Jones from the Class of 2019, is an alternate for a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
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Samara Brown_CCNY alumna and "The Voice" star

CCNY music and theatre alumna Samara Brown shines on “The Voice”

Alumna Samara Brown is a standout on Season 21 of “The Voice.” The former music and theatre double major got her start singing in church and continued to hone her craft at The City College of New York. While at CCNY, the 32-year-old starred in the Department of Theatre and Speech’s production of "Lysistrata,” an ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes. “I definitely think theatre and music, or singing are very linked. You know, it's still just telling a story… playing a character; playing a role,” said Brown. “So, that definitely comes into play when I'm performing. I guess the only difference is
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COSMOS beyond-5G testbed

CCNY is plugged into the fiber network of the COSMOS beyond-5G testbed

The City College of New York is now directly connected to the COSMOS beyond-5G testbed, which is supported by multi-million dollar investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The testbed was created to help U.S. researchers experiment with new methods that will shape and revolutionize the future of wireless networks in smart cities and communities. COSMOS, in New York City, was one of the first two testbeds to receive funding under the NSF’s Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) initiative. The project is aimed at design, development, and deployment of a city-scale
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