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Transportation Expert Neville Parker Receives CUTC Award

Dr. Neville A. Parker, Herbert G. Kayser Professor of Civil Engineering at The City College of New York, has been awarded the 2014 Distinguished Contribution to University Transportation Education and Research Award by the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). The national honor recognizes individuals with a history of outstanding contributions to university transportation education and research that has benefitted transportation. CUTC was founded to promote collaboration between university-based transportation research centers and between universities, government and industry
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CCNY Biologist Ana Carnaval Champions Women in Science

In a field often dominated by men, City College of New York biologist Dr. Ana Carnaval’s lab at CCNY’s Harlem campus breaks the mold. During her four years at CCNY, she has mentored 21 women at different career stages – from college freshmen to international post doctorates. Up to 73 % of the researchers associated with her lab are female. The assistant professor will be the third speaker in City College’s “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement” series Thursday, February 5, 4 – 5: 30 p.m. in Shepard 250 at CCNY. Her topic will be “Integrating Biology and
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Greenland Meltwater Contributes to Rising Sea Levels

As the largest single chunk of melting snow and ice in the world, the massive ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of Greenland is recognized as the biggest potential contributor to rising sea levels due to glacial meltwater. Until now, however, scientists’ attention has mostly focused on the ice sheet’s aquamarine lakes — bodies of meltwater that tend to abruptly drain — and on monster chunks of ice that slide into the ocean to become icebergs. But a new study involving City College of New York scientistMarco Tedesco and a UCLA team reveals a vast network of little-understood rivers and
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Exhibit to Trace First Black Presence in the Americas

“Glimpses of Black People in the Earliest Documents of the Modern Americas,” an exhibit that traces the first African presence in the Americas, opens at The City College of New York Friday, May 1, 2015. It will be on view in the CUNYDominican Studies Institute’s (DSI) exhibit room, NAC 2/202. On display will be images of original documents, transcriptions, translations and photographs of historic sites on the island-colony of La Española (Hispaniola) that is today the neighboring states of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The exhibit is a continuation of DSI’s larger project entitled “First
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“City Cinematheque’s” 20-Year CCNY Connection

One of the longest running weekend primetime television shows in the New York area is a program showcasing international cinema developed and hosted by award-winning City College of New York filmmaker and scholar Jerry Carlson. Now in its 20th year, “City Cinematheque” airs movies onCUNY-TV Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. followed by a discussion on the social and historical value of the film with scholars, film professionals and critics. “Early in CUNY-TV’s creation, I pitched the idea that an international city like New York deserved a show about international cinema,” said Dr. Carlson
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2nd Annual TAFFNY Film Festival Scheduled for June 22-25

The Americas Film Festival of New York (TAFFNY), presented by The City College of New York’s Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education, will be held June 22-25, 2015. Today, the festival announced a call for submissions for feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations that represent the rich diversity of cultures, languages and stories of the Americas. “The extraordinary success of TAFFNY last year in terms of short and feature films as well as public participation in all functions demonstrated that this festival covers an artistic and cultural need,” said
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Study Unveils New Half-Light Half-Matter Quantum Particles

Prospects of developing computing and communication technologies based on quantum properties of light and matter may have taken a major step forward thanks to research by City College of New York physicists led by Dr. Vinod Menon. In a pioneering study, Professor Menon and his team were able to discover half-light, half-matter particles in atomically thin semiconductors (thickness ~ a millionth of a single sheet of paper) consisting of two-dimensional (2D) layer of molybdenum and sulfur atoms arranged similar to graphene. They sandwiched this 2D material in a light trapping structure to
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CCNY Experts to Address NYU/Harvard Conference in Italy

Elena Romero and Grace Aneiza Ali, adjuncts in The City College of New York's Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE), will speak at the Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories conference in Florence, Italy, May 28-31, 2015. It will be the sixth in a series of conferences staged by New York University and Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. Ms. Romero, an adjunct assistant professor, will be a panelist on a discussion of the body in hip hop culture. A former fashion editor for fashion
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CCNY Design Program Spawns Afro-Caribbean Superhero

As a child in his native Trinidad, Lenn Hypolite’s young mind was immersed in comic books. He grew up dreaming of creating his own Afro-Caribbean superhero. Thanks to The City College of New York’s electronic design and multimedia (EDM) program Mr. Hypolite is now about to introduce “Telestro” to readers. A teenager with the powers of teleportation, Telestro is the Trinidadian-based hero of a 50-page original web graphic novel produced by Mr. Hypolite for this year’s BFA thesis show. The senior credits the EDM program for helping him realize his dreams and adding Telestro to the pantheon of
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CCNY Black Engineers Sweep Awards at NSBE Regionals

The City College of New York’s student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers took first place in three categories in addition to scooping the best “Trailblazer Chapter Award” at the NSBE Region 1 conference in Hauppauge, N.Y. The winners at the event from City College’s Grove School of Engineering were: Chiziterem Uwaga (senior, mechanical engineering), Individual Challenge Question with his presentation on tackling harmful pathogens; Rajiv Wallace (senior, chemistry), in the Technical Research Exhibition; “Team Parchment Protectors” comprising Oren Previl (junior, civil
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