The City College of New York https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/ en Thu, 29 Oct 2020 21:22:28 -0400 Top photonics researcher Peter Delfyett ’81, wins Schawlow Prize https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/top-photonics-researcher-peter-delfyett-81-wins-schawlow-prize Peter J. Delfyett, Jr., a 1981 alumnus of The City College of New York and one of the world’s pre-eminent ultrafast photonics researchers, is the winner of the 2021 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science from the American Physical Society (APS). Regarded as the highest accolade in the field, the $10,000 prize recognizes outstanding contributions to basic research which uses lasers to advance the knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light.     Delfyett, who holds 43 US patents, is cited “for pioneering contributions to the development of ultrafast mode-locked semiconductor diode lasers, including the scientific understanding of the underlying physical processes, and their application in ultra-wide bandwidth optical communications and signal processing."   A 2018 recipient of the Townsend Harris Medal, awarded for outstanding post-graduate achievement by the Alumni Association of The City College of New York, Delfyett follows in the footsteps of his undergraduate, doctorate and post-doctorate mentor Robert R. Alfano, Distinguished Professor of Science and Engineering at CCNY, as a Schawlow Prize winner.   Alfano, who has 124 US patents, received the honor in 2013. He hailed the award to Delfyett, whom he called his “science son,” saying: “It’s immensely satisfying to see Peter continue to make enormous strides in our field, and to earn the highest recognition, based on the foundations laid at IUSL at CCNY.”   Delfyett is Pegasus Professor and Trustee Chair Professor of Optics, EE & Physics in CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, at the University of Central Florida. He also serves as director of the Townes Laser Institute.  Among his other honors are: Fellow of the APS, IEEE, NAI, NSBP, OSA, and SPIE; recipient of the NSF PECASE Award, the APS Edward Bouchet Award, and the 2020 IEEE Photonics Society’s William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award.   In addition to his 43 patents, Delfyett has over 800 scientific publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings.   About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit. Thu, 29 Oct 2020 21:22:28 -0400 Jay Mwamba /news/top-photonics-researcher-peter-delfyett-81-wins-schawlow-prize English professors receive 2020 NY Foundation for the Arts fellowships  https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/english-professors-receive-2020-ny-foundation-arts-fellowships   City College English professor Emily Raboteau is the recipient of a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). The fellowship recognizes Raboteau, award-winning writer, climate activist and professor in CCNY’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, in the Nonfiction Literature discipline. She was also a NYFA Fiction Fellow in 2004. Raboteau is the author of “The Professor’s Daughter” and “Searching for Zion,” winner of a 2014 American Book Award in nonfiction. Her feature essays about the intersection of climate change and environmental injustice have recently appeared in the “New York Review of Books,” “New York Magazine,” “Zora Magazine,” “Best American Travel Essays” and Greenpeace’s website.  “I’ll be spending the grant money on childcare so that I can get writing done during the pandemic,” said Raboteau, mother of two. “It’s much appreciated.” Earlier this year, Raboteau was announced as the 2020-21 Stuart Z. Katz Professor in the Humanities & the Arts in May. She will be installed on November 11.  The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program, administered with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), awarded a total of $588,000 to 85 artists across 15 disciplines. The program makes unrestricted cash grants of $7,000 to artists and is highly competitive – this year’s recipients and finalists were selected by discipline-specific peer panels from an applicant pool of 3,536 artists. Guest faculty member Nicole Sealey, who teaches in CCNY’s MFA program, also received a NYFA fellowship, in Poetry. Sealey, who is the author of “Ordinary Beast” and “The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named,” was the winner last year of the Rome Prize for Literature by the American Academy in Rome. About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit. Wed, 28 Oct 2020 12:54:59 -0400 Susan Konig /news/english-professors-receive-2020-ny-foundation-arts-fellowships Association of LGBTQ Journalists names CCNY’s Linda Villarosa to Hall of Fame https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/association-lgbtq-journalists-names-ccnys-linda-villarosa-hall-fame Linda Villarosa, New York Times Magazine contributing writer and an assistant professor of journalism and Black Studies at The City College of New York, is one of three new inductees into the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame. Villarosa’s fellow 2020 inductees are Outsports.com founders Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler. “Each of our inductees this year represents a unique trailblazing spirit: Linda in her decades-long work to tell Black women’s stories at Essence and in her books, and shed light on the state HIV across the United States, and Jim and Cyd in defying stereotypes and breaking boundaries by carving out a spot for LGBTQ people in sports coverage,” said Sharif Durhams, president, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. “These folks have given us something to look up to and aspire toward, and we are proud to recognize their work by inducting them into our LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame.” Villarosa is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, where she covers race, inequality and health. For several years, she edited the health pages for The New York Times, working on health coverage for Science Times and for the newspaper at large. She was also the executive editor of Essence Magazine and is the author or co-author of three books. Her book Under the Skin: Race, Inequality and the Health of a Nation will be published next year by Doubleday. At City College, Villarosa heads the journalism program in the Media and Communication Arts Department. She has trained journalists from around the world to better cover the HIV/AIDS epidemic at the International AIDS conferences in Barcelona, Bangkok, Toronto, Mexico City, Vienna, Melbourne and Durban.  Her 2018 cover story, “Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis,” was nominated for a National Magazine Award. Her 2017 article, “America’s Hidden HIV Epidemic,” won an NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Excellence in Journalism Award. Her essay on medical myths was included in the New York Times’s 1619 Project in August 2019. Most recently, she covered the toll COVID-19 has taken on Black communities in America and the environmental justice movement in Philadelphia.  Villarosa has won awards from Lambda Literary Foundation, The American Medical Writers’ Association, The Arthur Ashe Institute, Lincoln University, the New York Association of Black Journalists, the National Women’s Political Caucus and the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center.  The LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame was launched to honor outstanding LGBTQ journalists who have exemplified the association’s mission to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ communities and issues. To date, the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame has honored 48 individuals, living and deceased, who have left a lasting mark on their profession through their own courage and mastery of the practice of journalism. About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit. Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:20:30 -0400 Jay Mwamba /news/association-lgbtq-journalists-names-ccnys-linda-villarosa-hall-fame City College Alumnus Richard J. Henley Endows $2.5m Colin Powell School Deanship https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/city-college-alumnus-richard-j-henley-endows-colin-powell-school-deanship The City College of New York is pleased to announce a $2.5 million gift to establish the Richard J. Henley and Susan L. Davis Deanship at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. This named deanship is the first of its kind since the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service was consolidated into the Division of Social Sciences to form the Colin Powell School in 2013.  Richard J. Henley, an émigré from Poland whose family fled from communism and anti-Semitism when he was a toddler, received his primary education in New York City public schools. After graduating from Franklin School, he simultaneously earned a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from City College in 1978. He was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  Henley currently serves as President and CEO at Healthcare Strategic Solutions, LLC, an advisory firm focused on optimizing enterprise value for health systems, private equity firms, portfolio companies, and other business entities through strategy, leadership and business development. Susan L. Davis, R.N., Ed.D., an experienced healthcare executive, is managing partner at Healthcare Strategic Solutions, LLC. “Richard and Susan’s gift to the school is inspiring and visionary, and this endowment will allow the Colin Powell School dean the flexibility to select and invest in programs that advance his vision,” said Vincent G. Boudreau, Ph.D., President of City College. “For donors to give this kind of support demonstrates a profound understanding of how best to cultivate innovation, and generations of CCNY students will benefit from their generosity. This gift will reshape the work of the school, and I am profoundly grateful for it.”     The Colin Powell School’s current dean is Andrew Rich, Ph.D., a political scientist who has held the position since February 2019. “It is always so inspiring to work with alumni who wish to make an impact on the College, and this gift to the Colin Powell School reaffirms the vision of the school as a leader across diverse educational departments,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Communications Dee Dee Mozeleski, who is also the executive director of The Foundation for City College Inc. “The School will benefit from this in so many ways, and Richard and Susan’s continuing involvement in the leadership of the School will transform the CCNY experience for thousands of students every year.”  During his studies at City College, Henley became interested in healthcare and economics, and he credits the College’s placement office for helping him to land his first job after graduation, at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he held increasingly responsible positions. Over the course of the next few decades, he worked at a series of healthcare organizations in senior leadership positions as a CEO, COO, CAO and CFO, culminating in his founding of Healthcare Strategic Solutions in 2008. "For us, this gift is about paying it forward by helping to create academic opportunities for students at the Colin Powell School so they can help make our world a better place,” said Henley. About the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership  Established in April 2013, the Colin Powell School is home to the social science departments at CCNY as well as the core leadership development and public service programs of the College. With almost 4,000 students, and graduating the most CCNY students annually, the Colin Powell School mission is to transform the nation’s most diverse student body into tomorrow’s global leaders. Half of our students are immigrants; most come from lower income backgrounds. More than seventy percent are first-generation college students, and eighty percent are people of color. The Colin Powell School and City College remain among the most effective engines of economic and social mobility in the United States. The School is led by a faculty dedicated to the highest standards of research and to the university’s democratic and public obligations. Read more about the Colin Powell School. About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit. Sun, 25 Oct 2020 22:26:52 -0400 Jay Mwamba /news/city-college-alumnus-richard-j-henley-endows-colin-powell-school-deanship Princeton Review Guide features CCNY in Green Colleges 2021 Edition https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/princeton-review-guide-features-ccny-green-colleges-2021-edition The City College of New York is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company features CCNY in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition. The guide profiles 416 colleges.  The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey of administrators at 695 colleges in 2019-20 about their institutions’ commitments to the environment and sustainability. The company's editors analyzed more than 25 survey data points in the process of choosing schools for the guide. The schools chosen received Green Rating scores of 80 or higher (on a scale of 60 to 99) in the spring 2020 tallies for the project. Methodology for the Green Rating score is accessible here.  "We strongly recommend The City College to students who want to study and live at a green college," said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief. "Each and every one of the outstanding colleges in this edition of our guide offers both excellent academics and exemplary evidence of environmental commitment. "  Franek noted that The Princeton Review has seen a high level of interest among college applicants and their parents in colleges with green practices, programs, and offerings. Sixty-six percent of the 12,845 respondents (college-bound teens and parents) to The Princeton Review's 2020 College Hopes & Worries Survey said that having information about a college's commitment to the environment would affect their (or their child's) decision to apply to or attend a school. A report on the survey findings is downloadable here. CCNY also features in The Princeton Review’s “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that salutes the top 655 colleges considered “academically outstanding,” in five zones—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International (outside of the United States). CCNY is listed in the Northeast.  The Princeton Review has published its annual Guide to Green Colleges since 2010. The company is also known for its dozens of categories of annual college rankings, its books, including The Best 386 Colleges and The Best Value Colleges, and its many other education services.  About The Princeton Review  The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The company’s Tutor.com brand is one of the largest online tutoring services in the U.S. It comprises a community of thousands of tutors who have delivered more than 19 million one-to-one tutoring sessions. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit PrincetonReview.com and the company's Media Center.  About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:46:27 -0400 Jay Mwamba /news/princeton-review-guide-features-ccny-green-colleges-2021-edition Optical Society elects CCNY physicist Alexander Khanikaev to Fellowship https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/optical-society-elects-ccny-physicist-alexander-khanikaev-fellowship Alexander Khanikaev's groundbreaking research at The City College of New York has earned him election as a Fellow Member of The Optical Society of America (OSA), the foremost professional association in optics and photonics, globally. Fellow membership in OSA is limited to no more than ten percent of the membership and is reserved for members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. A scientist whose photonics work in metamaterials – specifically in topological photonics – is considered by OSA as one of the most important breakthroughs in the field, Khanikaev is one of 118 new members from 24 countries in OSA’s 2021 Fellows Class. It includes scientists from universities and research centers in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Africa.  “Congratulations to the 2021 Fellows,” said 2020 OSA President Stephen Fantone. “Your election, by your peers, is affirmation of your impressive accomplishments within our field. Thank you for your dedication to OSA and for advancing the science of light.” Khanikaev’s honor is specifically “for pioneering contributions to topological photonics and novel photonic materials,” said Meredith Smith, Director, OSA Awards & Honors. Khanikaev, whose affiliation includes the Graduate Center, CUNY, is the first engineer and the second City College physicist elected an OSA Fellow Member in less than a year.  Vinod Menon, Chair of Physics in the Division of Science, was elected in November 2019. About the Optical Society Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.   Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:40:15 -0400 Jay Mwamba /news/optical-society-elects-ccny-physicist-alexander-khanikaev-fellowship City College announces first Hollander Design Fellowship recipients https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/city-college-announces-first-hollander-design-fellowship-recipients City College and the Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture are proud to announce the 2020/2021 recipients of the Hollander Design Fellowship. The three-year fellowship was established this summer by HOLLANDERdesign| Landscape Architects to encourage and support New York City students from demographics and communities that are historically underrepresented to pursue education in the field of landscape architecture. The fellowship is given to selected recipients enrolled in the Spitzer School who are pursuing a Master of Landscape Architecture. The grant’s mission is to encourage and support Black/African American, Latinx, Alaskan Native, American Indian students, and those from other underrepresented cultural or ethnic groups.  “In times that are full of not-so-wonderful news, nothing gives me greater joy than learning about and supporting these students,” said Edmund Hollander, FASLA, president of the firm. “Their focus, passion and commitment are so important to the future of our city, our profession, our world.” Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, professor and director of the graduate landscape architecture program, chaired a five-person selection committee comprised of City College alumni. “Our committee was hugely impressed by the sincerity of the applicants, the value each placed on their public education, and the confidence expressed in their potential to transform their communities as landscape architects.” The Hollander Design Fellows receive $4,000 in 2020 and in each subsequent year of their enrollment in the MLA program. In its inaugural year, the first recipients of the fellowship are: •    Miguelina Portorreal, MLA Class of 2021, is a third-year MLA student at CCNY. A lifelong resident of the Bronx, she received a BS in Public Affairs from Baruch College. Miguelina seeks to promote economic development and community revitalization in marginalized neighborhoods while working to address unjust socioenvironmental conditions. “I aspire to rewrite the historical disinvestment narrative with the creation of vital spaces for underserved communities.” •    Jeana Fletcher, MLA Class of 2022, a second-year MLA student, graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Architectural Design from Fordham University in 2009. She is currently the treasurer of the American Society of Landscape Architects student chapter at City College. "I seek to create accessible and evocative spaces, with a goal of serving the needs of residents while supporting ecological systems.​" •    Mathew Brown Velasquez, MLA Class of 2023, is a first-year MLA student from Colombia and a resident of the Bronx. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in photography from CCNY in 2018. In the summer of 2019, he was an intern at the Earthship Biotecture Academy in Taos, New Mexico. He is currently completing an arboriculture certificate from the New York Botanical Garden. “I hope to pursue a career in forest management and support inclusive community engagement.” In addition to the three Hollander Design Fellowships, HOLLANDERdesign| Landscape Architects has also provided three Hollander Design Awards this year, each a one-time scholarship of $4,000. The recipients are: •    Jessica Goldberg, MLA Class of 2021, a third-year MLA student, received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University in 2014. She is especially interested in public landscapes, an interest recently fueled by her fascination with birding, mycology, and observing the many individual ways people engage in the landscape.  •    Josué Amadís, MLA Class of 2022, a second-year MA student, is from the Dominican Republic, where he received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in 2016. Josué is interested in exploring how landscape architects can help remediate environmental challenges by creating beautiful, accessible spaces. •    Michael Shepard, MLA Class of 2023, is a first-year MLA student. He graduated with a BS in Ecology from SUNY Plattsburgh, and then worked with the Student Conservation Association and AmeriCorps. He has interned at Grand Teton National Park, Gateway National Recreation Area, and most recently was a member of the Historical Preservation Corps in the greater Boston metropolitan area.  About HOLLANDERdesign|Landscape Architects Hollander Design is one of few landscape architecture firms on Architectural Digest’s AD100 list. The firm’s portfolio features award-winning residential estates and gardens, urban rooftops and public plazas, and cultural and educational institutions. The firm designs gardens and landscapes around the world from three offices in New York City, Chicago, and Sag Harbor, NY. More information on the firm is at www.hollanderdesign.com. About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:44:35 -0400 Susan Konig /news/city-college-announces-first-hollander-design-fellowship-recipients Grove School engineering major Luis Abreu earns TRB national fellowship https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/grove-school-engineering-major-luis-abreu-earns-trb-national-fellowship Luis Abreu, a senior at The City College of New York majoring in civil engineering, is one of 25 Americans selected as Minority Student Fellows by the Washington, D.C.-based Transportation Research Board (TRB), a program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.   The Dominican-born Queens resident is the only Fellow from the East Coast north of Maryland State. He’s one of 16 undergraduate and nine graduate students in TRB’s Class of 2021. As a TRB Fellow, Abreu and his peers will research and explore ideas and solutions to some of the nation’s transportation problems from diverse perspectives -- a primary goal of the fellowship program incepted in 2010. Fellows are scheduled to present their research at TRB’s 100th annual meeting in Washington, D.C., next January and connect with TRB’s network of professionals. Abreu’s paper is entitled: “A Qualitative Assessment of the Multimodal Passenger Transportation System Response to COVID-19 in New York City.” The program also seeks to promote diversity and inclusiveness in transportation by increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in the field and in TRB activities. “TRB is very pleased to provide opportunities for students interested in transportation from minority-serving institutions to be able to participate in the premier transportation research conference in the world,” said Neil Pedersen, executive director of TRB.  “It gives them an unparalleled opportunity to be exposed to and learn from the top transportation researchers and professionals in the world.” The TRB Fellowship adds to Abreu’s honors in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering. His other accolades include:  The 2020 National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarship – for excellence in engineering and computer science by an underrepresented minority student;     The 2020 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Met Section Scholarship for exemplary service to the engineering community and student chapter. Abreu, whose family moved to New York when he was five, has spent the last two years interning with Skanska USA Civil NE and plans to pursue a career within the heavy civil construction industry.  About the TRB The Transportation Research Board is a program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine — private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. The National Academies operate under an 1863 congressional charter to the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President Lincoln. About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.   Tue, 13 Oct 2020 22:36:04 -0400 Jay Mwamba /news/grove-school-engineering-major-luis-abreu-earns-trb-national-fellowship Hispanic Outlook ranks CCNY a top school for Latinx/a/o https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/hispanic-outlook-ranks-ccny-top-school-latinxao The City College of New York maintains its national status as a magnet for Latinx/a/o. Designated a Hispanic serving institution of higher education by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), CCNY remains on The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine’s annual Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list. Using NCES/IPEDS Department of Education data, Hispanic Outlook ranks CCNY highly in three categories: 2019 Grand total Bachelor's degree, #63; 2019 Grand total Master's degree, #93;   Total Enrollment 4-year Schools (2018 – 2019), #76.  “Every year, the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education features Top 100 lists to chart the national progress of Hispanics in higher education and to recognize the institutions that are committed to serving Hispanics' educational needs,” said the magazine.  The largest ethnic group on campus, Hispanics constitute approximately 39 % of CCNY’s more than 16,000 students.    And in a recent boost to the demographic, CCNY was the recipient of a $3 million five-year grant from the DOE to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income graduates leaving the institution with work-ready skills and connections to employers. The funding will go to CiPASS-ExL, an interdisciplinary program at CCNY focusing on experiential learning. About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.   Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:45:49 -0400 Jay Mwamba /news/hispanic-outlook-ranks-ccny-top-school-latinxao CCNY startups win $150K in prizes at the 2020 Zahn virtual Final Pitch https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/ccny-startups-win-150k-prizes-2020-zahn-virtual-final-pitch Student startups with concepts ranging from an environmental fitness app to an app that authenticates streetwear were the winners in The City College of New York’s Zahn Innovation Center Startup Competition Final Pitch.  CCNY startups competed in four categories and collected close to $150,000 in prizes, which they’ll use to further develop their businesses.  Below are the categories and winners. Zahn Social Impact Prize: The 1st place prize of $25,000 was awarded to Blue Generation, an environmental fitness app. Blue Generation also took home the Audience Choice Award for this category, decided at Demo Day. The 2nd place prize of $5,000 was awarded to Earthly Beings, a team developing skin care products to those with eczema; Standard Chartered Women+Tech4NYC Prize: The 1st place prize of $25,000 was awarded to The Bella Zoia Project, a marketing and promotion tool for nonprofits. The 2nd place prize of $5,000 went to Parkbreezy, a community-based parking app geared towards drivers who are English language learners. Parkbreezy also took home the Audience Choice Award; Zahn Technology Prize: The 1st place prize of $25,000 went to Dype, an app that authenticates streetwear. The $5,000 2nd place prize went to Foodini, an app that serves as a database for all foods to help you make “fearless food decisions.” Foodini also won the Audience Choice Award; and Kaylie Prize for Hardware Devices: The $50,000 1st place prize was awarded to Trias, a portable pre-diagnostic tool for high cholesterol. They also won the Audience Choice Award. IASSER, a product aiming to reduce the amount of car accidents, won the $5,000 2nd place prize in this category. The Zahn Innovation Center’s final pitch is made possible by sponsors, including The Moxie Foundation, Standard Chartered and the Kaylie family. About the City College of New York Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.     Fri, 09 Oct 2020 10:38:32 -0400 Ashley Arocho /news/ccny-startups-win-150k-prizes-2020-zahn-virtual-final-pitch