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Sophie Davis Co-founder Awarded Calderone Prize

Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a founding faculty member of The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, received the Frank A. Calderone Prize, October 28, in Manhattan. The award ceremony at the Paley Center for Media included his lecture entitled, "The Political Future of Public Health in a Time of Demographic Change." Administered by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, the Calderone Prize has been awarded to public health luminaries since 1992. Dr. Geiger, The Arthur C. Logan Professor of Community Medicine Emeritus at Sophie Davis, designed the
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“Flying into the Hurricane”

Over the past two semesters during his sabbatical, City College of New York Earth and Atmospheric Science Associate Professor Z. Johnny Luo spent hundreds of hours on scientific flights studying cloud dynamics. On Thursday, October 30, photo images from his airborne missions go on display in the exhibit “Flying into the Hurricane: Science in Action” in the Marshak Café at CCNY. It runs through fall 2015. Professor Luo’s first flight last fall took him through Hurricane Ingrid over the Gulf of Mexico in a NASA plane. He was a science leader of a NASA mission looking at how convective clouds
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Maria Tzortziou Receives $2.3M NASA Grants

Associate Professor Maria Tzortziou of the earth and atmospheric science (EAS) department and NOAA CREST has received two three-year research grants from NASA for research on Carbon Dynamics along Terrestrial-Aquatic Interfaces. Dr. Kyle McDonald, Terry Elkes Professor in EAS, is a co-PI. The projects will integrate advanced remote sensing observations of wetlands and coastal ocean color with novel mechanistic carbon cycling modeling to improve understanding of tidal wetlands as sources and sinks of carbon in a changing world. The projects involve collaborations with various academic and
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CCNY Alumni to Honor C. Virginia Fields & Friars Club

Townsend Harris Medals for seven alumni at annual dinner, November 6 Former Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields and the famed Friars Club will receive the 67th John H. Finley Award from The Alumni Association of The City College of New Yorkat the New York Hilton Thursday, November 6. In addition, seven City College alumni will receive Townsend Harris Medals. The awards will be presented at the association's 134th Annual Dinner. The Finley Award is given out in recognition of exemplary dedicated service to the City of New York. Ms. Fields, who is currently President and CEO of the
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Harlem Native John O’Keefe Credits CCNY for Nobel Prize

Class of ’63 graduate talks to his alma mater on major honor The City College of New York's latest Nobel Laureate is Harlem-born and grew up in the South Bronx. John O'Keefe, the son of Irish immigrant parents and a 1963 City College graduate, won the Nobel Prize for medicine last week. He is the tenth City College alumni to receive the prestigious award. A neuroscientist, who earned a psychology degree from CCNY, Dr. O'Keefe was honored for his discovery of the cells "that constitute a positioning system in the brain." It has been dubbed an "inner GPS" in the brain and could it could play a
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Critical Workforce Development Initiative Launched by CCNY

$1.8 million grant from the Jerome Levy Foundation will provide seed funding for the S Jay Levy Fellowships for Career Achievement The City College of New York has received a $1,850,000 grant by a bequest of S Jay Levy through the Jerome Levy Foundation to establish the S Jay Levy Fellowship for Career Achievement. The grant will be used to help establish and sustain corporate partnerships for City College student internships. "With the issue of workforce development at the forefront of the national conversation, this grant will provide crucial foundational funding to help us establish
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John O’Keefe, Class of ’63, Wins Nobel Prize

Neuroscientist is CCNY’s 10th Nobel Laureate Dr. John O'Keefe, a 1963 alumnus of The City College of New York, was today awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He is CCNY's tenth Nobel laureate. The award, by the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, is for Professor O'Keefe's co-discovery of cells "that constitute a positioning system in the brain." The Guardian newspaper dubbed it an "inner GPS" in the brain. The New York native is Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in Neural Circuits and Behaviour at University College London (UCL) in England. He will share
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Historic “La Sagrada Familia” Exhibit Opens at CCNY

In a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit on American soil, Antoni Gaudi's famous "La Sagrada Familia" goes on display September 29 through May 8, 2015 at The City College of New York's Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. It is entitled "Sagrada Família - Gaudí's Unfinished Masterpiece: Geometry, Construction and Site" and is sponsored by Santander Bank. The exhibit in the Spitzer School's Atrium Gallery includes photographs, architectural models and casts used in construction. It also showcases the 3D computer imaging software used to analyze and draw precise tridimensional geometry. The
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Why Natural Networks Are More Stable Than Man-made Networks

nterconnected natural networks, such as the ones formed by neurons in the brain, are known to be more stable and resilient to failure than networks created by humans, such as the Internet. Now, a group of international researchers led by City College of New York physicist Hernan Makse has uncovered why. Their findings could potentially lead to improved power grids and financial, biological and communication networks in the future. Many organisms and biological systems in nature often interact with each other, exchanging information in a very efficient way. However, networks built by humans are
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CCNY Honors Noted Alum Walter Mosley, ’91MA

Mystery writer to receive Langston Hughes Medal Best-selling mystery writer Walter Mosley will receive the 2014 Langston Hughes Medal at The City College of New York'sLangston Hughes Festival, Friday, November 21. City College President Lisa S. Coico will bestow the award upon Mr. Mosley at 6:30 p.m. in the Marian Anderson Theatre, located in Aaron Davis Hall on the CCNY campus. The Medal is awarded to highly distinguished writers from throughout the African American diaspora for their impressive works of poetry, fiction, drama, autobiography and critical essays that help to celebrate the
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