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CCNY Society of Physics Students Chapter Members

CCNY physics students win national recognition

The City College of New York student chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) is the recipient of an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the second time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization, a designation given to fewer than 15 percent of all SPS chapters at colleges and universities in the United States and internationally. The College Park, Maryland-based Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association designed for students and membership is open to anyone interested in
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Alexander Khanikaev photonics breakthrough

City College leads new photonics breakthrough

A new approach to trapping light in artificial photonic materials by a City College of New York-led team could lead to a tremendous boost in the transfer speed of data online. Research into topological photonic metamaterials headed by City College physicist Alexander B. Khanikaev reveals that long-range interactions in the metamaterial changes the common behavior of light waves forcing them to localize in space. Further, the study shows that by controlling the degree of such interactions one can switch between trapped and extended (propagating) character of optical waves. “The new approach to
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CCNY student team that placed first in the AIAA Design-Build-Fly 2020 competition.

CCNY student aircraft designers soar high in international contest

Student engineers from The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering placed first out of 141 institutions worldwide in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Design-Build-Fly 2020 competition. The #1 ranking was based on a proposal submitted by the City College AIAA student branch. It included the team management, conceptual design, and manufacturing and testing plans for the CCNY aircraft, “Brolic Beaver.” Participants in this first round came from across both the United States and the world. Institutions bested by CCNY include American schools:
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Seal of the CUNY School of Medicine

City College’s CUNY School of Medicine launches Executive Advisory Board

The CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York is launching a newly-created Executive Advisory Board. The members of the new board are thought leaders in the areas of academic medicine, primary care, and diversity and inclusion. Board members are committed to CSOM’s mission of recruiting underrepresented populations into medicine, increasing medical services in underserved areas, and increasing the availability of primary care physicians and physician assistants that reflect the diversity of the surrounding communities. The priority of the board is threefold: to focus on funding
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CCNY music professor and 2020 Grammy Award nominee Mike Holober

CCNY maestro Mike Holober & his Gotham Jazz Orchestra are Grammy nominees

Internationally acclaimed composer, arranger, pianist and bandleader Mike Holober is a 2020 Grammy Award nominee for “Hiding Out,” his Gotham Jazz Orchestra’s recent double album. Released by ZOHO Music , the collection is a nominee in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category. The Grammy Awards ceremony takes place on Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. “Hiding Out” marks Holober’s return to the helm of the Gotham Jazz Orchestra after a decade. A professor of music at The City College of New York , he spent most of the time as an arranger and composer with some of the world’s most renowned ensembles.
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Dr. Susan L. Perkins is CCNY's new Martin and Michele Cohen Dean of Science.

Microbiologist Susan Perkins is new CCNY science dean

Dr. Susan L. Perkins , a microbiologist with expertise on protozoan parasites that cause malaria, is the new Martin and Michele Cohen Dean of Science at The City College of New York. Her appointment is effective Jan. 6, 2020. Perkins joins City College from the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in Manhattan where she served as Curator and Professor of microbial genomics for the past 15 years. She brings to CCNY’s Division of Science a wealth of experience as a researcher on malaria parasites and other haemosporidian parasites that use non-human hosts. Her particular interests are the
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Cybersecurity Lecture Series, Part 4 on Thurs., Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. at CCNY's Advanced Science Research Center.

CCNY partners with Harlem Chamber of Commerce for Cybersecurity Lecture Series

The City College of New York partners with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce , The New York County District Attorney’s Office and the NYC Department of Small Business Services to present “Cybersecurity Lecture Series: Spotlight on Small Businesses & Professional Services.” The final session of The 2019 Cybersecurity Lecture Series will take place Thurs., Dec. 5 from 9 to11:30 a.m. at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center at CCNY . The “Spotlight on Small Businesses & Professional Services” will provide cybersecurity information tools for New York City small businesses, retail, and
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CCNY engineer Rosemarie Wesson is 2019 AAAS Fellow

CCNY engineer Rosemarie Wesson is 2019 AAAS Fellow

Dr. Rosemarie D. Wesson , associate dean for research in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering , is among 443 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The honor is in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. A chemical engineer, Wesson was specifically cited by AAAS for her “seminal contributions to the field of numerical analyses of polymer crystallization kinetics, technology, service to society, and support to education, women, and underrepresented minorities.” She
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Ana Murillo, CCNY of 2019, is a new Coro Fellow.

Colin Powell School 2019 alum Ana Murillo is a Coro Fellow

Ana Murillo, a member of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership’s Class of 2019 at The City College of New York, is one of 42 new Coro Fellows in Public Affairs selected nationally — and one of 12 who comprise the 2019-2020 cohort in New York City. As a Coro Fellow, Murillo, a Colombian-immigrant who earned her bachelor of arts in political science and international studies from CCNY, joins the next generation of potential future leaders picked for the program. The United States Senate alone includes three Coro alumni including Dianne Feinstein (CA), Tim Kaine (VA) and Michael
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Santander Senior Executive Marco Antonio Achón joins Colin Powell School’s Board of Visitors

Santander Senior Executive Marco Antonio Achón joins Colin Powell School’s Board of Visitors

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Antonio Achón , Head of Santander Corporate & Investment Banking US, CEO of Santander Investment Securities Inc., and General Manager of Banco Santander, S.A. New York Branch, to the Colin Powell School Board of Visitors. He joins 26 other distinguished Board Members . “The Colin Powell School’s central purpose is to prepare the nation’s most diverse student body to become tomorrow’s global leaders. Marco Antonio Achón is committed to that cause and knows what
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