September 23, 2021

CCNY Rankings Continue Upward Trend
The traditional September college rankings season brings strong and rising results for The City College of New York. In the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Best College Rankings, CCNY is #6 among the top 796 institutions nationally for Environment, a category that reflects four notable attributes of City College, including student diversity and student inclusion. U.S. News & World Report, which names CCNY #10 nationwide for social mobility, ranks City College highly in six additional categories and situates it at #148 overall on the list of Best National Universities. Forbes returns from a COVID hiatus year with a greater emphasis in its methodology on identifying schools that serve "as true engines of the American Dream," according to this month's announcement. Forbes places City College in the top quartile of its selective list, with high rankings among public colleges, research institutions and regional peers.
Research: Making Discoveries, Creating Change
What Makes Many Hearts Beat as One?
Listening attentively to the same story brings individuals' heart rates into sync, whether they are sitting side by side or on separate continents. Professor of Biomedical Engineering Lucas C. Parra and postdoctoral researcher Jens Madsen, both of CCNY's Grove School of Engineering, collaborated with colleagues in the U.K. and France on the recently published study. Their work yields new insights into the brain-body connection as well as potential diagnostic applications.
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Students in Action
Junior Wins Transportation Research Fellowship
Exploring solutions to America's transportation challenges from diverse perspectives is a primary goal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Minority Student Fellows program. CCNY student Ricardo Polanco, a Civil Engineering major at the Grove School of Engineering, is among 15 undergraduate fellows selected nationwide for 2022. Polanco will present his research on the Citi Bike network and bike share equity at the TRB national conference.
I Am CCNY: Sarah-Hannah Herman, Class of 2022
Major: Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies, at CCNY's Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, because I've always been interested in how politics affects constituents' lives. Now I've developed an interest in how politics and lawmaking intersect to impact marginalized communities.
CCNY Highlights: Getting into both the Honors Program in Legal Studies and the Colin Powell Fellowship in Leadership and Public Service. As a first-gen student, I have little guidance from my family, and both these programs provide mentorship and general support for my future goals.
CCNY Internships & Opportunities: As a Colin Powell Fellow, I am continuously exposed to social justice issues and am learning to tackle them. In the Honors Program in Legal Studies, I am learning how to utilize the law for the public's benefit. Without both, I wouldn't be aware of so many gross injustices and unfair laws that exist. As an Allen Y. Lew Intern, I will be writing policy for the CCNY food pantry. As a future lawyer who intends to write policy, this opportunity is vital for my professional development, and I am beyond elated that I'll be ensuring CCNY students have food security.
Giving and Growth
Helping Students Excel at Internships
The Bressman CCNY Internship Opportunity Fund is helping Computer Science students excel at internships. This summer, three students selected by the CCNY Career and Professional Development Institute spent time interning at Tarifica, a company that provides data to help clients make better-informed business decisions. One of the interns, Justin Park, reflected on the opportunity: "I was motivated to learn, so I went through official documentation and online tutorials to teach myself. I promise you, I will be diligent in my pursuits and unforgetting of my benefactors."
Speakers and Seminars
Join Us: "Nature's Guide for Uncertain Times" 
All are welcome on Oct. 12 when CCNY's Division of Science hosts the 6th annual Sharon Cosloy - Edward Blank Family Distinguished Scientist Lecture. Ruth de Fries, PhD, of Columbia University will present "Nature's Guide for Uncertain Times." RSVP to attend virtually or in person.
Culture and Community
Honoring Dominican History and Heroism 
"1961: The Year of Freedom," an outdoor photography exhibit hosted by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at City College, is on view through Nov. 30 in CCNY's Amsterdam Plaza. Organized by the Dominican Republic's ministries of Culture and Education, the exhibit centers on 1961, when the Dominican people brought an end to the Trujillo dictatorship. With "The Dominican People: Protagonist of Its History" as its subtitle, the exhibit honors the resistance and sacrifices of Dominicans "and their diaspora in their quest for freedom," stated President of the Dominican Republic Luis Abinader as he inaugurated the exhibit this week at CCNY. All are welcome to attend this free exhibit marking Hispanic Heritage Month.
Dates to Save

September 26
CCNY Jazz Concert in St. Nicholas Park

September 30
Colin Powell: An American Journey

October 14
CCNY Athletics' 22nd Annual Charity Golf Classic

October 18
Sciame Lecture: Pushing Boundaries: An Architect's Journey

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CCNY in the News

What Can We Learn from the War in Afghanistan?
The Nation

Milkweed Butterflies Are More Murderous Than They Look
The New York Times

Twenty Years Later, Remembering and Teaching 9/11 on Campuses
Diverse Issues in Higher Education

How Does An Elevated Highway in New York City Even Flood?

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