December 10, 2020

In Harlem, Holiday Meals Are on Their Way
Just in time for a holiday season like no other, the Foundation for City College and Benny's Food Pantry are expanding efforts to combat food insecurity in the immediate area, thanks to a West Harlem Development Corporation grant. Meal deliveries began during Thanksgiving week and are ongoing this month to the CCNY Towers residence hall (pictured), local senior housing, a nearby church and CCNY community partner Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub.
Research: Making Discoveries, Creating Change
Breakthrough in Solar Energy Harvesting Research
Inspired by nature, Dorthe M. Eisele, assistant professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry within CCNY's Division of Science; Ilona Kretzschmar, professor of Chemical Engineering at CCNY's Grove School of Engineering; and their team of CUNY researchers published findings that could transform the landscape of sustainable solar energy technologies, especially in the face of rising global temperatures.
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Students in Action
Trio Triumphs at ABRCMS Conference
Presenting their individual research on "Structure-Based Characterization of TRPM8 Modulators Using Computer-Aided Molecular Design," "Women's Sexual Concerns During and After Breast Cancer Treatment" and "Redressing Access to and Disparities in Immunotherapy," three CCNY undergraduates won recognition for their e-poster presentations at the virtual 2020 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). The three CCNY winners are junior Alpha Amadou Bah, an Electrical Engineering major at the Grove School of Engineering, and Biology majors Arielle Brutus and Taisha Gomez, a senior and a junior, respectively, in the Division of Science.
I Am CCNY: Mohammed Gueye, Class of 2021
Major: Architecture, because early in his life my dad studied to be an architect. While he did not become one upon coming to America, I grew up being exposed to drawings and plans of sections of buildings. While I did not understand the drawings, I always had a sense I wanted to follow in my dad's footsteps. When I took some architecture courses in high school, I fell in love with the field.
CCNY Organizations: I have been a member of CCNY Green for five years and served as president last year. While on campus, we maintained the Solar RoofPod and rooftop garden (pictured) at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. I am also a Climate Policy Fellow at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.
CCNY Research: I did an independent study with Professor Frank Melendez experimenting with bioplastics last fall. With two other students, I researched techniques for making bioplastics and their applications. We manufactured and experimented with the qualities of over 40 different iterations. It made me think differently about how we manufacture simple but occasionally unsustainable materials in construction, such as wall panels or partitions. It is very easy to draw a building, but that is not why I am in architecture school. I learned I must think about the space before, during and after my intervention.
Giving and Growth
Announcing New Student Research Fellowship
City College's CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) announces the establishment of the Dorothy and Max Bendich Student Research Fellowship, honoring the parents of Dr. David Bendich, CCNY Class of 1971. A pediatrics specialist, Bendich has 45 years of experience caring for patients from underserved communities. The new fellowship will be awarded to CSOM students showing an interest in science education and clinical research. Each awardee will receive $3,000 per semester for expenses incurred while participating in research. "This fellowship will allow students to explore different paths in medicine and help them find what suits them," Bendich notes.
Alumni Announcements
Planning Ahead for a Spring Celebration
City College graduates, watch for updates in this space about the Spring 2021 Presidential Awards Gala. All alumni will be celebrated at this event, with special reunion recognition for classes ending in 0, 1, 5 and 6.

Join Us for CCNY Community Blood Drive
Healthy blood donors are urgently needed as the New York region faces a chronic shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist, the Office of President Vincent Boudreau and CCNY Public Safety are partnering with the New York Blood Center to host an all-day community blood drive on campus on Dec. 18. Learn more about safety protocols and the importance of donating during this time. Appointments are recommended and can be scheduled online or by phone at 800-933-2566. Please join us as we help save lives in our community.
Dates to Save

December 17
City College Downtown Online Admissions Workshop

January 4
Winter Session Begins

January 12
Graduate Admissions Live Chat Q&A: Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture

January 29
Spring Semester Begins

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