NEH 2020 Fellowship recipients Yaari Felber-Seligman [left] and Seiji Shirane.

NEH awards for CCNY historians Yaari Felber-Seligman & Seiji Shirane

Yaari Felber-Seligman and Seiji Shirane, historians at The City College of New York, are the institution’s latest National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship recipients. This is the fifth-year running that faculty in CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts have won competitive NEH grants for innovative projects. The awards are part of $30.9 million in grants announced by the NEH to support 188 humanities projects in 45 states and the District of Columbia in 2020. NEH chairman Jon Parrish Peede said they’d funded just 11% percent of the fellowships proposals that it received “in
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CCNY Black History Month 2020

CCNY celebrates Black History Month

A celebration of black inventors, arts and crafts lessons, and an awards ceremony recognizing exceptional black faculty are some of the events during The City College of New York’s 2020 Black History Month observance. The schedule begins Tuesday, Feb. 4 with the traditional Black History Month kickoff, 6:30 - 9 p.m., in City College’s NAC Ballroom. It is co-presented by the Division of Student Affairs’ Department of Student Life & Leadership Development, and the Black Studies Program. On Friday, 12 – 2 p.m., Feb. 7, CCNY’s National Society of Black Engineers student chapter hosts “Blacks in
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Spring 2020 brings interesting and new programs and courses to CCNY.

CCNY hosts new courses and programs for spring 2020

This spring 2020 brings interesting and new programs and courses from different divisions, schools and continuing and professional studies to students at The City College of New York. As students return from winter break, they have an array of courses and programs to choose from. Following is a list of new courses and programs: The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Urban Food Systems course taught by Andrea Johnson investigates urban food systems and their often contradictory objectives of nourishment, productivity, sustainability, and equity. Using NYC as a springboard, the
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The Connecting the Dots team. From left: Akira Kawaguchi, Michael Grossberg, Valerie Rutstein (Grove School Director of Finance & Administration), Ardie Walser and Dean Gilda Barabino.

City College’s Grove School launches innovative Data Science track

Connecting the Dots (CTD) is a highly collaborative project between the flagship schools in the City University of New York (CUNY) system, the largest urban university system in the country, and the State University of New York (SUNY) system, the largest higher education system in the nation. The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering and the University at Buffalo’s collaboration has been funded by the National Science Foundation and is aimed at strengthening the proficiency of data science competencies and analytics among students pursuing an undergraduate engineering degree
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CCNY's annual MLK Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

CCNY community volunteers for MLK Day of Service on Jan. 18

The City College of New York honors the late Martin Luther King Jr. with the annual MLK Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18. The event is presented by the Department of Student Life and Leadership Development. From 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CCNY volunteers will combine efforts to help repack and distribute 50,000 pounds of donated food at the Food Bank For New York City’s warehouse and distribution center in the Bronx. CCNY will sort, pack, box, weigh and label food items to distribute them to hungry New Yorkers. They will receive a free t-shirt for their efforts. If interested in volunteering
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CCNY announces a $2.4 million gift to its Master's in Translational Medicine (MTM) program by Seymour and Pearl Moskowitz. A photo of CCNY's Shepard Hall is seen in the photo.

Seymour and Pearl Moskowitz gift $2.4 million to CCNY's master's in translational medicine program

The City College of New York proudly announces a $2.4 million gift to its Master's in Translational Medicine (MTM) program by Seymour and Pearl Moskowitz. The gift will have a profound impact on the success and growth of MTM, a five-year-old program that is a collaboration between the Grove School of Engineering and CUNY School of Medicine. In the past, the Moskowitzes generously donated scholarship money which allowed MTM to welcome its largest cohort of students to date. Mr. Moskowitz is a 1954 engineering graduate of CCNY. “This most generous gift from Seymour and Pearl Moskowitz allows to
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 Spitzer School's Elisabetta Terragni is the winner of the 2020 Council of Europe Museum Prize.

Spitzer architect Elisabetta Terragni wins European museum prize

A design project led by Elisabetta Terragni, associate professor in The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, is the winner of the 2020 Council of Europe Museum Prize. Her Studio Terragni Architetti’s work earned the coveted prize for the National Museum of Secret Surveillance “House of Leaves,” in Tirana, Albania. The Culture Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has presented the Museum Prize annually since 1977. It goes to a museum judged to have: • Made a significant contribution to the understanding of European cultural
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Eisenhower Fellows (from left) are Vicktorija Molodecka, Seydou Konate and Shirazum Munira Shachi.

Three CCNY undergraduates win Eisenhower fellowships

Three undergraduates in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering are recipients of 2019 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The awards total $24,000. The program’s mission is to attract qualified students to the field of transportation and research, and advance transportation workforce development. The CCNY recipients are all seniors majoring in civil engineering. Their awards and research projects are: • Seydou Konate, an $8,000 fellowship to work with Dr. Anil Kumar K. Agrawal researching the application of
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The Icebreaker Oden

Student researchers’ dismaying find in the Arctic Ocean

Aboard the Icebreaker Oden, a Swedish vessel on an Arctic expedition, a multidisciplinary group of scientists, filmmakers and students, including three City College of New York undergraduates, made a dismaying discovery in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. “Microplastics, a lot of them,” said Krystian Kopka, junior in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines microplastics as any type of plastic fragment that is less than 5 mm in length. Resistant to biodegradation, microplastics can break down to even smaller pieces that can
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Tarendra Lakhankar_CCNY weather stations around NYC

CCNY-designed NYC weather network tracks climate change

Dotted around four of New York’s five boroughs are 19 autonomous mini-meteorological stations established by The City College of New York-based NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (NOAA CESSRST) and CUNY CREST Institute. This is part of CCNY’s singular response to the rising seas and extreme weather conditions in the city caused by climate change. Dubbed the NY-uHMT (New York Urban Hydrometeorological Testbed) project, it is a one of a kind high-density hydro-meteorological weather network, according to the New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and
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