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Stem Cell Researcher Elaine Fuchs to Speak at CCNY March 12

Dr. Elaine Fuchs, an internationally renowned expert in skin biology, its stem cells and associated human genetic disorders, will deliver the annual Louis Levine-Gabriella de Beer Lecture in Genetics at The City College of New York, Thursday, March 12. Her talk, “Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer,” will begin at 5 p.m. in The Great Hall. It is free and open to the public. Dr. Fuchs is the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at The Rockefeller University. She is also an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her research explores the
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Inaugural CUNY Theatre Festival at CCNY Draws Stars

Delroy Lindo, Laura Osnes among the speakers Feb. 21 Actors Delroy Lindo, Laura Osnes and Amanda Quaid will be among the speakers at the inaugural CUNY Theatre Festival at The City College of New York, Saturday, February 21. The event, 12 Noon to 10 p.m. in Aaron Davis Hall, features workshops and student productions from eight CUNY schools. All the events are free and open to the public. Mr. Lindo, whose film credits include “Malcolm X,” will participate in a workshop on acting, 2 – 3 p.m. in theatre B, with Ms. Osnes, the star of such Broadway hits as “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Grease.” Ms
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43rd Annual CCNY Poetry Festival set for May 8

Pulitzer-Prize winning poet winning author Tracy K. Smith will be the featured guest poet at the 43rd annual City College of New York Poetry Festival, Friday, May 8. The all-verse event runs 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aronow Theater, located in CCNY’s NAC building. Dubbed “the Woodstock of the Spoken Word,” the festival is New York’s longest-running poetry celebration. More than 150 students from approximately 50 schools are expected to recite their poems at this year’s event. "The City College Poetry Festival is the democratic voice of poetry in New York City public schools,” said Pamela
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CCNY is a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

The City College of New York is a co-leader nationally in producing the most 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholars, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced. City College and Seattle University each received four awards during the year to share top place among master’s institutions. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. CCNY's four Fulbright Scholars were: Dr. Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, associate professor of psychology in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. Her grant was to
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Network Journal Honors Karen Mackey Witherspoon

CCNY VP named among “25 Influential Black Women in Business” Karen Mackey Witherspoon, vice president, division of government, community and cultural affairs, The City College of New York, will be honored at The Network Journal’s (TNJ) “25 Influential Black Women in Business” luncheon March 26 in Manhattan. Emmy award-winning journalist Brenda Blackmon will emcee the 17th annual awards ceremony 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Midtown. “For 17 consecutive years The Network Journal has recognized the outstanding professionalism of 25 African American women annually, and for 17
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Spitzer Dean George Ranalli Earns top AIA Honor

The American Institute of Architects’ Jury of Fellows has elevated George Ranalli, dean of The City College of New York’s Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, to its College of Fellows. Dean Ranalli and other 2015 fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Convention in Atlanta, Ga., May 15. The Fellowship program was developed to recognize architects that have made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level, as well as achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Less than 4 % of AIA’s more than 85,000 members have been
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Princeton Review Names City College One of Nation’s Best Values

Low cost, academics, and research are college assets The City College of New York is one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review, for “astonishingly” low cost, strong connection to research, and rigorous academic programs. The education services company profiles CCNY in its latest book, “The 200 Best Value Colleges and What it Takes to Get In—2015 Edition” and on its website. “The Princeton Review recognition coincides with a number of recent City College achievements, including 2014 Nobel Laureate and alumnus John O’Keefe, groundbreaking
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CCNY Students to Build Native American Community Center in S. Dakota

In recent years, The City College of New York's Engineers Without Borders-USA student chapter has spent summers and winter break working on water distribution and sanitation projects in rural Honduras. This winter, the chapter will extend its goodwill closer to home and help build a green and sustainable community center on a reservation. Five members of the chapter are headed to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota to spend a week, January 20-27, helping develop a community center for the Sicangu Lakota and Rosebud Sioux tribes. The center will be part of the larger scale Keya
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Breakthrough Lights up Metamaterials

A City College of New York led-team has successfully demonstrated how to both enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting nanocrystals. The breakthrough, headed by physicist Dr. Vinod Menon, could lead to a range of applications including ultrafast LEDs, nanoscale lasers and efficient single photon sources. In the demonstration, the team used metamaterials having hyperbolic dispersion to enhance the light emission properties of the nanocrystals and simultaneously engineered an efficient light extraction scheme. “The idea of metamaterials in the
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CCNY Dean Mary Driscoll Named Harold Kobliner Chair

Dr. Mary Erina Driscoll, dean of The City College of New York’sSchool of Education (SOE), has been named the Harold Kobliner Chair in Education at CCNY. The Kobliner Chair is bestowed upon a distinguished and committed faculty member in the SOE. It is named after Harold Kobliner, a 1950 CCNY alumnus, in tribute to his 40 years of service in the New York City public school system. “Dean Driscoll's commitment to academic excellence in leadership emulates the essence of the Kobliner Chair,” said Dr.Lisa S. Coico, President of City College. “Please join me in congratulating her on her appointment
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