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CCNY’s Marom Bikson Elected to Elite Medical and Bio Engineering Group

Dr. Marom Bikson, professor of biomedical engineering in The City College of New York's Grove School of Engineering, will be inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's (AIMBE) College of Fellows Monday, March 16, in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will be held during AIMBE's 2015 annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall. Bikson was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows "for outstanding contributions in the area of neuromodulation and the specific field of transcranial direct current stimulation of
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CCNY Names Top Three for 2015 Commencement Honors

Doctor of Science to Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe ’63 and engineer Michael Pope ’44BEE; Doctor of Humane Letters to Xerox Chair Ursula Burns Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, ’63, pioneering engineer Michael Pope, ’44BEE and trailblazing Xerox Corporation chair and CEOUrsula Burns will be awarded honorary degrees at The City College of New York’s 169th Commencement Exercises, May 29. The awards are in recognition of their professional accomplishments. Following are brief bios of the honorees: Dr. John O’Keefe, ’63 O'Keefe is one of the most influential neuroscientists today. The Harlem-born son of
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Five CCNY Graduate Programs Ranked among the Nation’s Best

Five master’s programs at The City College of New York have been listed among the top in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2016” rankings released today. Two of the programs, public service management, the MPA program in City College’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, and fine arts, which is offered by theDivision of Humanities and the Arts, are both ranked in the top one hundred nationally. The Colin Powell School’s psychology and clinical psychology programs also earned national recognition, along with theGrove School of Engineering’s
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City College Hosts International Spanish Conference

More than 160 scholars from around the world will attend a four- day interdisciplinary conference on Spanish linguistics March 26 – 29 at The City College of New York. Themed "Spanish Contact, Expansion, and Transformation,” the 25th Conference on Spanish in the United States and 10th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages will be hosted by City College for the first time. It brings together researchers from various disciplines, including linguistics, sociology, anthropology, education, and legal studies, investigating a wide range of topics related to the Spanish language and
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Authors Chris Abani, Ngugi wa Thiong'o to Conclude Achebe Series

African literary greats Chris Abani and Ngugi wa Thiong'oconclude The City College of New York's Chinua Achebe Legacy Series with talks March 12 and April 23, respectively, at CCNY's upper Manhattan campus. Abani will discuss his writing that's garnered him numerous honors, including the PEN Hemingway Book Prize and a Guggenheim Award, in a conversation with Emily Raboteau, 12:30 –2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in City College's North Academic Center ballroom. Raboteau is associate professor of English at CCNY and a noted author. Abani's most recent book is "The Secret History of Las Vegas: A
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Filmmaker Andrea Weiss Unveils Post-Franco “Bones”

For her next project, City College of New York ProfessorAndrea Weiss ramps up the activism that’s been her hallmark as an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. In “Bones of Contention,” whose research is funded by her 2014 Fulbright Scholars award, Dr. Weiss focuses on the erasure and denial of LGBT history in post-Franco Spain. The documentary is the subject of her talk in the next edition of City College’s “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement” series Thursday, March 19, 4 – 5: 30 p.m. “Bones of Contention,” the talk, will be held in CCNY’sBernard and Anne Spitzer School
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Graduate Student Valeria Munt Wins Diplomacy Fellowship

Valeria Munt, a graduate student majoring in international relations at The City College of New York, has been named a 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellow by Humanity in Action. She is one of 24 Fellows from the United States and Europe selected for their academic excellence and leadership potential. There were 421 graduate applicants from nearly 200 universities worldwide. Between May 29 and June 28, Ms. Munt and her colleagues will travel to Washington, D.C., Berlin (Germany), Paris (France) and The Hague (the Netherlands) exploring the changing international dynamics of diplomacy and
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City College Celebrates Women’s History Month

The City College of New York begins its 2015 Women’s History Month (WHM) observance Tuesday, March 3, with a program of speakers and networking session 12 – 2 p.m. in the North Academic Center (NAC) Ballroom. The kickoff and other City College WHM events are free and open to the public. Following are highlights of the observance at CCNY: Saturday, March 7, Third Annual Women’s Leadership Summit. This year’s theme is creating alliances while working together to empower women. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. NAC Hoffman Lounge. Open to all CUNY students but must registered by Monday, March 2. Tuesday, March
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CCNY Students Scoop International Prize with “Smart Sockets”

"Smart Bridge Sockets," a home energy management system that enables residential consumers to efficiently and autonomously manage home appliances, earned three City College of New York electrical engineering students first place in an international competition at the United Nations. The portable device was developed by Erzhena Badmatsyrenova (junior), Gayashan Fernando (senior) and Anna McGilloway (sophomore) in City College's Zahn Innovation Center. It topped entries from 15 other teams in the Resolution Project's Social Venture Challenge, including participants from Malaysia, Indonesia
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Roosevelt Institute Publishes Five CCNY Student Policy Papers

For the second year running, seven City College of New York student members of the Roosevelt Institute have had five papers accepted for publication in the Institute’s annual “10 Ideas Series” coming out in April. The booklet is a compilation of papers by Roosevelt student chapter members from the progressive non-profit organization’s more than 120 affiliated campuses. Moustafa Elshaabiny, president of the City College chapter, said by equaling the five CCNY papers published by the Institute last year, this new cohort had upheld the college’s reputation as one of top chapters in the Roosevelt
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