January 28, 2021

NBCU Academy Comes to CCNY
The City College of New York's Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership is among 17 academic partners nationally in NBCUniversal News Group's new NBCU Academy, an innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program for college students. Experts from NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo will participate in the initiative, which also provides for $3.5 million in scholarships over the next two years. A partnership with historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions and colleges with significant Black, Indigenous, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Island, and tribal populations, NBCU Academy is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in journalism.
Research: Making Discoveries, Creating Change
Improving Cancer Screening with Machine Learning
With colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Lucas C. Parra, Harold Shames Professor of Biomedical Engineering at CCNY's Grove School of Engineering, is studying the use of machine learning to improve early detection of breast cancer in high-risk individuals. This ongoing collaboration among clinicians, engineers and physicists from the two institutions is supported by a $4 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health.
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Students in Action
Students' Voyage Featured in Climate Change Film
City College students Krystian Kopka and Michael DiGilio, seniors in the Grove School of Engineering and Division of Science respectively, along with Class of 2020 B.S. in Geology graduate Yoana Boleaga, are participating in a film screening and discussion Feb. 11 about their 2019 research trip to the Canadian Arctic. The film, "Frozen Obsession," documents a 2,000-mile Northwest Passage Project expedition that brought together scientists and students from multiple institutions—including the CCNY contingent and mentor Maria Tzortziou, professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences—to study the warming Arctic.
I Am CCNY: Caroline Ho, Class of 2022
Major: Architecture. I was introduced to architecture during high school and immediately fell in love with it. Given my history with mobility impairment, I have become sensitive to the intricacies of the built environment and the reality that there are some places that simply cannot be enjoyed by all people. In this modern era, with all our technological advancements and innovative thinking, I cannot accept that we live in a world where people are restricted from entering a space due to physical limitations. I want to use design to create spaces that can generate universally rich experiences without boundaries that would restrain access by any group of people.
CCNY Highlights: Every day at the Spitzer School of Architecture has been an experience I could never forget. This community has a way of nurturing us to become thoughtful designers who can make a positive impact in the world.
CCNY in 3 Words: Imaginative, diverse, supportive
Giving and Growth
New Scholarship Supports Science Students
City College is honored to establish the Henry Newhouse Scholarship Fund. Through the generosity of the late Ruth Sragow Newhouse, this bequest in memory of her husband, a 1959 graduate in Meteorology, will benefit generations of students studying Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at CCNY.
Culture and Community
You're Invited to an Art and Architecture Series
Join us Feb. 4 for an evening of art and architecture featuring conceptual artist Mel Chin (drawing for "See-Saw," 1976, pictured) and architect and artist Ronald Rael of the University of California, Berkeley, in conversation with moderator Max Wolf, an art curator. Titled "Insertions," this event opens "&/Or Online Dialogues," the interactive spring series of Sciame Lectures hosted by CCNY's Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. All are welcome.
Dates to Save

January 29
Spring Semester Begins

February 3
Division of Science Distinguished Alumni Award Series: Dr. David Rind, Class of 1969, "A Career in Climate Modeling/Climate Change Research"

February 9
Master's Program in Sustainability in the Urban Environment Presents "Jemeinshu Wuin (Desert Water Spring): A Circular Economy for Colombia's Wayúu"

February 18
Admissions Workshop: City College Downtown

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