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Biologist and genome expert Robert Waterston is Levine-de Beer speaker at CCNY, April 2

Biologist and genome expert Robert Waterston is Levine-de Beer speaker at CCNY, April 2

Dr. Robert H. Waterston, professor of genome sciences and medicine at the University of Washington Medical School, is this year’s Louis Levine-Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics speaker at The City College of New York on April 2. Waterston will present his talk “How to Make a Worm the Inside Story” at 5 p.m. in the Great Hall. Reception to follow. Dr. Waterston and his close colleague, Dr. John Sulston, mapped and sequenced the genome of the nematode worm, C. elegans , the first animal genome to be analyzed. Building on their success with the worm, they became leaders of and major
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Google mines CCNY talent in search of best and brightest

Hand it to technological giant Google. It knows that talent doesn't just come from Ivy League schools. When Career and Professional Development Institute staff members at The City College of New York attended a special Google information session last summer for CUNY career services professionals, they never anticipated Google's University Programs Specialist, Brendan Collins’ immediate response. Shortly after the event, he would visit City College three times within a five-month period making an immediate presence on the CCNY campus. Since the initial meeting, Google has been hard at work in
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Colin Powell School professor receives National Geographic Society grant

Matthew Reilly , assistant professor of Anthropology, Gender Studies and International Studies in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York, is a recipient of a grant from the National Geographic Society . The grant will support a month of archaeological research to explore sites associated with the 19th century settlement of formerly enslaved and free Afro-Barbadians and African Americans in coastal Liberia. Reilly received $26,658 in funding for his collaborative project entitled "The Archaeology of the Back-to-Africa Movement in Liberia: From
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Spectroscopy society presents gold medal to CCNY scientist John Lombardi

City College of New York chemistry professor John R. Lombardi is the New York Society for Applied Spectroscopy 2019 Gold Medal winner. This award was established in 1952 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of applied spectroscopy. He will receive the medal at a special award ceremony in Princeton, New Jersey, in November. The event will coincide with the society’s Eastern Analytical Symposium. Lombardi’s research in Raman spectroscopy spans more than four decades. Although normal Raman spectroscopy is inherently a weak effect, it can be considerably strengthened by the
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City College students and their Hungarian counterparts with Hillary Brown and Charles Vörösmarty in Kőszeg.

CCNY faculty, students research, promote sustainability​ in Hungary & Senegal

The City College of New York faculty and students recently applied their academic expertise internationally, traveling to and conducting research in Hungary and Senegal. City College and CUNY students joined Hungarian students last summer in Kőszeg, Hungary, a small, historic northwest Hungary municipality, to undertake a month-long trans-disciplinary research and planning project, spearheaded by Professor Hillary Brown , director of the Sustainability in the Urban Environment master’s program at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture . The teamincluded undergrad, graduate level
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Sal Khan ‘reimagines education’ in CCNY Rudin Lecture

Sal Khan , the educator and entrepreneur whose mission is to provide a free, world-class education to millions globally, presents The City College of New York’s 2019 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture on April 1. Entitled “Reimagining Education,” it starts 4 p.m. in the Marian Anderson Theater of CCNY’s Aaron Davis Hall , located at 129 Convent Ave. & West 135th St., in Manhattan. The lecture is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP. Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy , a free online education platform through which he pursues his goal to provide free, quality
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CCNY expands ties with Argentina’s Universidad Nacional de Tucumán

Long a magnet for students from all corners of the globe – with up to 93 % of the world’s sovereign states represented on its campus -- The City College of New York continues to pursue ties with schools abroad for collaborative research, scholarship and training. Argentina’s 70,000-student Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (UNT) is CCNY’s latest partner. Early fruits of the CCNY-UNT partnership established last fall include online and hybrid training of government employees in Tucumán, in creative thinking and development of new strategies on social and institutional communication. It was
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CCNY Medical students present Tanzania research

Students in the CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York presented their research at the 6 th Annual Conference of the NYC Epidemiology Forum. Their presentations stemmed from research conducted at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Dar es Salaam—the only cancer treatment center in Tanzania. The students’ research was made possible by Medical Professor Amr Soliman ’s National Institutes of Health grant for Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP). The three students involved in the Tanzania research opportunity are Kristen Yang, Elizabeth Yim and Ugochukwu
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U.S. News & World Report ranks CCNY grad programs among the best

In a huge leap from last year, the physician assistant program at the City College of New York-based CUNY School of Medicine now ranks in the top 50 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2020” rankings released today. The newspaper also lists five other CCNY programs among the nation’s best. The PA program moves 87 places from #133 in the previous rankings to #46 today, tied with 15 other schools. These include Pennsylvania State University, Medical University of South Carolina and Albany Medical College. Fine Arts, offered by CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the
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Pioneering CCNY nucleoside research attains protocol status

In 2017, Hari Akula, then a City College of New York graduate student, and his mentor, chemistry professor Mahesh Lakshman , published a facile approach to the modification of pyrimidine nucleosides . Their work, which has potential to yield compounds that inhibit the virus that causes AIDS, has now been accepted as a protocol in the field. It is the cover story in the current issue of “ Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry .” In the natural sciences, a protocol is a predefined written procedural method in the design and implementation of experiments. Protocols are written whenever it
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