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“Grover” Takes 11th Place in Chem-e-Car Finals

"Grover," a car designed by chemical engineering students at The City College of New York, placed 11th in the 2014 AIChE Chem-e-Car finals in Atlanta Sunday, November 16. There were 35 vehicles in the competition at Georgia Tech from the United States, Canada, Poland, Qatar and Malaysia. Like its competitors, "Grover" uses environmentally friendly materials to drive and control it. It is powered by a zinc and magnesium battery developed at the CUNY Energy Institute at CCNY, while a bleach and food dye solution allows the car to start and stop. "The Chem-e-car competition is not about speed or
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Eight CCNY Alumni Highlight Dominican Success in the U.S.

Eight City College of New York alumni are among 22 notable New Yorkers of Dominican heritage whose success stories are told in "The Dominican Blue Book" that will be launched December 6, at CCNY. The gala event at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, marks the 20th anniversary of the City College-based CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (DSI). It will include an honors ceremony recognizing individuals and institutions that have helped advance the mission of the DSI. The eight CCNY alumni featured in the "Blue Book" project are: Rafael Alvarez '91, president/CEO, ATAX Franchise, Inc.; Marilu Maria D
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Education Professor Terri Watson Discusses “No Child Left Behind”

Dr. Terri N. Watson, assistant professor in the City College of New York School of Education, is the next speaker in the "Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement," series Thursday, December 4. Her talk, "No Child Left Behind: A Harlem Tale," starts at 4 p.m. in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture's Sciame Auditorium, AR-107, at City College. Professor Watson will speak about her research on successful principals of urban schools. An article on her research, "Reframing Parent Involvement: What Should Urban School Leaders Do Differently?" will be
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CCNY Professor Conceives Social Deduction Games for Autistic Players

Social deduction board games have been a big hit with young adults ever since the first game, "Mafia," was developed in 1986. Now City College of New York Electronic Design and Multimedia Associate Professor Ethan Ham has designed a workshop class to create games that teach social skills to players on the Autistic spectrum. Professor Ham's concept has received a Research in the Classroom Idea Grant from the City University of New York. The workshop starts in spring 2015 and will be offered in the art department. "Social deduction games involve players being assigned secret roles," said
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Ad Club of New York Honors CCNY’s Khaled Hassan

Scholarship adds to recent successes by MCA students Khaled Hassan, an advertising and public relations major at The City College of New York, will receive the $5,000 Dana Anderson Scholarship from the Advertising Club of New Yorkat its 2014 awards ceremony Thursday, November 13, in Manhattan. The award is presented to a young deserving student in the field with a GPA of more than 3.2 GPA. This is the latest honor for Mr. Hassan and continues the outstanding success by students in City College's media and communication arts (MCA) department. This spring, the senior won a LAGRANT Foundation
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CCNY Scholar-Athletes Make CUNYAC All-Star Team

Four City College of New York scholar-athletes have been named 2014 CUNYAC/US Army cross country All-Stars. Sophomore Bianca Johnson (early childhood biology) and freshmen Samuel Gotts (history), Thomas Sullivan (mechanical engineering) and Joseph Benson (electrical engineering) earned the honors after the CUNYAC championships in Van Cortlandt Park. In addition, Mr. Benson, an electrical engineering major, was voted the Men’s Cross Country Sportsmanship Award recipient by CUNAC coaches. That is a rare feat for a freshman in the conference. Dr. Kevin H. Abdur-Rahman, City College’s director of
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Walter Mosley-Inspired CCNY Program Still Going Strong

On his return to The City College of New York Friday, November 21, to receive the Langston Hughes Medal, authorWalter Mosley, '91MA, will reunite with one of his enduring contributions to his alma mater: CCNY's Publishing Certificate Program (PCP). Mr. Mosley inspired the creation of the program in 1997 to help address the lack of diversity in the book publishing industry. Headed by award-winning author David Unger, it offers courses and seminars to both undergraduates and non-matriculated students to prepare them for careers in publishing. Nearly 300 students have graduated from the program
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CCNY-led Discovery May Help Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers led by Dr. Debra Auguste, associate professor, biomedical engineering, in the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York, have identified a molecule that could lead to developing treatment for one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer. Triple negative breast cancers (TNBCs) have a high mortality rate owing to aggressive proliferation and metastasis and a lack of effective therapeutic options. However, Professor Auguste's team, discovered the overexpression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in human TNBC cell lines and tissues, and demonstrated
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Education Professor Amita Gupta to Speak at World Summit, November 5

Dr. Amita Gupta, professor, early childhood education, in The City College of New York's School of Education, will speak at the 2014 World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, November 5. The Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and author will contribute to the debate, "How Do We Best Prepare the Youngest Ones for School and Life?" Since 2009, WISE has brought together decision makers, influential experts and practitioners from around the world to Doha to explore innovations and take steps to significantly improve education globally. This year's theme is: "Imagine –
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Mo Yan’s Historic Rudin Lecture, November 10

Nobel Prize-winning author Mo Yan will make history when he delivers the 2014 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture at The City College of New York, Monday, November 10, at 5:30 p.m. His lecture in the Great Hall, entitled "My Story," will be entirely in Mandarin Chinese with simultaneous translation in English. It will be the first Rudin Lecture in a foreign language since the program began, in 1996. Mo Yan will receive an honorary degree from City College before his talk, which is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. To
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