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In a nation that ranks only 13th globally for infrastructure quality, the new focus in Washington on infrastructure investment has the potential to be transformative. For public transportation specifically--so vital to New York City and New York state,…
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In a nation that ranks only 13th globally for infrastructure quality, the new focus in Washington on infrastructure investment has the potential to be transformative. For public transportation specifically--so vital to New York City and New York state, and drastically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic--significant new funding stands to multiply the infrastructure investment with historic gains in equity of access, economic opportunity, and social justice for communities harmed by 20th-century infrastructure development. Hear transportation expert Robert Paaswell of CCNY and Michael Garner, chief diversity officer of the MTA, in conversation with City College President Vincent Boudreau on building a fairer future that benefits residents, riders, education, businesses, and minority- and women-owned enterprises.   Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau Guests: Robert Paaswell, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at CCNY's Grove School of Engineering and Director Emeritus of the University Transportation Research Center; Michael Garner, Chief Diversity Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and President of the New York (founding) chapter of One Hundred Black Men. Recorded: April 21, 2021
As it celebrates its centennial, The City College of New York's School of Education is engaged not just in educating young people but in constructing a more fair and just society. From the Spanish flu era to today's COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Education has been preparing educators to teach and nurture an increasingly diverse and multilingual student body in urban schools. Hear from Interim Dean Edwin M. Lamboy and Professors of Education Beverly Falk and Catherine Franklin in conversation with CCNY President Vincent Boudreau about the School of Education's mission, the disruptions and innovations of the past year and how, in teachers, hope is vested for the recovery of the youngest members of our society.  Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau  Guests: Edwin M. Lamboy, Interim Dean of CCNY's School of Education; Beverly Falk, CCNY Professor and Director of the Graduate Programs in Early Childhood Education; Catherine Franklin, CCNY Associate Professor of Childhood Education.  Recorded: March 19, 2021
As Black History Month closes, Silicon Harlem CEO Clayton Banks and Executive Director Bobby Derival of The City College of New York's MPA program join CCNY President Vincent Boudreau to discuss systemic inequities, racial justice after the killing of George Floyd and their personal experiences working within communities toward solutions. After a pandemic year that made widely visible the long-standing disparities suffered by communities of color, see how Harlem is educating the next generation of leaders and laying the groundwork for Internet connectivity and digital literacy for all. Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau Guests: Bobby Derival, Executive Director of the Master's in Public Administration Program at City College; Clayton Banks, Cofounder and CEO of Silicon Harlem. Recorded: February 23, 2021
The City College of New York President Vincent Boudreau convenes a conversation on how philanthropy is being mobilized across and beyond campus to address the economic and health crisis of COVID-19. Amid the pandemic's devastation and inequities, hear what has been learned and what the CCNY support ecosystem is achieving in this discussion with CCNY advancement executive Dee Dee Mozeleski and Reverend Maurice Winley of Harlem's Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, a CCNY community partner. Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau Guests: Dee Dee Mozeleski, Vice President of the CCNY Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications, Executive Director of the Foundation for City College, and Senior Advisor to the President; Reverend Maurice Winley, executive director of Harlem's Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub. Recorded: January 21, 2021
Every year, The City College of New York holds its Langston Hughes Festival and awards its Langston Hughes Medal to a highly distinguished writer of the African diaspora. With a mission to celebrate and expand upon the legacy of Harlem Renaissance icon and "poet laureate of Harlem" Langston Hughes, the Festival awarded its first medal, in 1978, to James Baldwin, followed by an honor roll of the greatest Black writers of our time -- among them Toni Morrison, Chinua Achebe, and Rita Dove. This November, as the nation engages with the impact of 2020's presidential election and months of protest for racial justice since George Floyd's killing, the CCNY Black Studies Program awards the Langston Hughes Medal to author-as-activist Michael Eric Dyson, a major voice in the current conversation about race in America. Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau Guests: Vanessa K. Valdés, Professor and Director of the CCNY Black Studies Program; Michael Eric Dyson Ph.D., author, academic, commentator, and 2020 Langston Hughes Medalist. Recorded: November 10, 2020
How vulnerable is U.S. democracy as we approach the Nov. 3 general election? Politics aside, technology presents its own highly sophisticated threats to an accurate result in the race for President and other consequential seats. Far beyond the grasp of many laypeople and lawmakers, complex cybersecurity risks to election integrity are explained in an accessible manner in this conversation. Guests are a CCNY cryptography and network security expert and the author of a book questioning America's reliance on electronic voting machines. Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau Guests: Rosario Gennaro, Director of CCNY's Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software. Jonathan Simon, author of CODE RED: Computerized Elections and the War on American Democracy, Election 2020 Edition. Recorded: October 20, 2020
Amid nationwide protests and anti-racist solidarity sparked by George Floyd's violent death, more US athletes are using their platforms to call for racial justice. In this episode, a former professional football player and an academic expert on the intersection of race, sports, and identity provide personal and historic insight on past and current mobilization of activist athletes. Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau Guests: Stanley Thangaraj, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies at CCNY's Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. David "DAC" Caldwell, Vice President of the NFL Alumni Association; member, NFL Alumni Medical Advisory Board; co-owner, The Street-Smart Salesman. ​ Recorded: September 28, 2020
The public health imperative to stay home has introduced new challenges on a wide scale for mental health, maintaining cybersecurity in our virtual world, and for those with extra time, occupying oneself with home entertainment. In a program dedicated to some of the practical realities of this period, learn key steps to keep your computer and identity safe, discover support systems like the practical application of Eastern and Western philosophy, and consider how world cinema can counter isolation, and isolationism, by connecting us with others and ourselves. Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau Guests: Jerry Carlson, Professor of Media and Communication Arts in CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts; Louis Marinoff, Professor of Philosophy in CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts; Tarek N. Saadawi, Professor of Electrical Engineering in CCNY's Grove School of Engineering, director of CCNY's Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications, and Co-Founder and Co-Director of CCNY's new Cybersecurity master's program. Recorded: May 22, 2020 Online resources mentioned during this episode: Cybersecurity CCNY MS in Cybersecurity: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/cybersecurity Internet Infrastructure Security: Interview with Prof. Saadawi: http://foreignpolicyconcepts.com/tarek-saadawi-on-internet-infrastructure-security/ Top agencies warn cyber criminals are using coronavirus to step up hacking efforts: https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/491747-top-agencies-warn-cyber-criminals-are-using-coronavirus-to-step-up Philosophy American Philosophical Practitioners Association: https://appa.edu World Cinema CUNY TV: https://tv.cuny.edu/about.php The British Film Institute polls and surveys: www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/polls-surveys JustWatch streaming guide: https://www.justwatch.com/ The Criterion Channel: https://www.criterionchannel.com/
The idea that we're all in this together takes on powerful and multidimensional meanings in Harlem, City College's historic home base. In partnership with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (GHCC), City College, and its community radio station, WHCR-90.3 "The Voice of Harlem," are currently presenting a series of COVID-19 public service broadcasting. In this episode, hear how CCNY and organizations like tech leader Silicon Harlem and the GHCC are working individually and together -- both on the ground and in vision planning for what's next -- on a crisis that disproportionately devastates communities like Harlem and its neighbors in northern Manhattan and the Bronx. Host: Imhotep Gary Byrd Guests: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau; Lloyd A. Williams, President and CEO of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce; Clayton Banks, co-founder and CEO of Silicon Harlem. Recorded: April 20, 2020
With 11 million items illuminating the richness of global black history, arts and culture, the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a powerful archive and epicenter of research and learning about people of African descent throughout the world.  As the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance is being celebrated, and as the Schomburg Center itself nears the hundred-year mark, look inside City College’s 135th St. neighbor institution and discover living history around Harlem in honor of Black History Month. Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau Guests: Laurie Woodard, Assistant Professor of History and Black Studies at CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts; Dean Schomburg, veteran broadcast journalist and grandson of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, for whom the Schomburg Center is named. Recorded: February 19, 2020
The next generation of leaders are finding their power -- and personifying hope for an inclusive, renewed American democracy - at one of the nation’s most diverse colleges, The City College of New York. Look inside CCNY’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership and learn how this laboratory is empowering students with real-world learning, public service, and political experience. Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau  Guests: Andrew Rich, Dean of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership; Mohammed Tazbir Alam, CCNY Class of 2012, Colin Powell School graduate, 2nd Vice President of the Young Democrats of America, and a member of the Democratic National Committee Youth Council  Recorded: December 18, 2019
Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau  Guests: Dee Dee Mozeleski, Executive Director of the Foundation for City College and Senior Adviser to the President; Deborah C. Harte, Student Life Manager for the Single Stop program at CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College Recorded: October 30, 2019
Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau  Guests: Gilda A. Barabino, Daniel and Frances Berg Professor and Dean of CCNY's Grove School of Engineering; Curtis Archer, President of the Harlem Community Development Corporation  Recorded: September 25, 2019
Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau  Guests: Marco Castaldi, Director of the CCNY Earth Engineering Center and Professor of Chemical Engineering; Cheryl Huber, Assistant Director of Greenmarket at GrowNYC. Recorded: July 31, 2019
Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau Guests: Steve Wilson, Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts; Tracy Hyter-Suffern, Executive Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem; Loren Schoenberg, Senior Scholar at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Recorded: June 26, 2019
Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau Guests: Jerry Carlson, Professor of Media and Communication Arts and Program Director, Cinema Studies, and Dave Davidson, Professor of Media and Communication Arts, at CCNY’s Division of Humanities and the Arts; Stanley Nelson, director, founder of Firelight Films and Firelight Media, CCNY Class of 1976. Recorded: May 29, 2019
Host:   Vincent Boudreau   Guests:  Linda Villarosa, CCNY Journalism Program Director, Assistant Professor of Media and Communication Arts, and New York Times Magazine contributing writer;  Chanel L. Porchia-Albert, Founding Executive Director, Ancient Song Doula Services  Recorded April 18, 2018
Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau Guests: Asale Angel-Ajani, Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at City College; Sharon White-Harrigan, Clinical Director of Hopper Home, a transitional shelter for formerly incarcerated women, under the auspices of the Women's Prison Association. Recorded: March 27, 2019
Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau   Guests: Vanessa K. Valdés, Director of the Black Studies Program and Associate Professor at City College;  Geoffrey Eaton, President of the NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch   Recorded: February 27, 2019
Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau   Guests: Dr. Howard Greller, Director of Research and Medical Toxicology, Emergency Department, at St. Barnabas Hospital Health Systems and a Medical Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine at the CUNY School of Medicine at City College;   Nancy Sohler, Associate Medical Professor at the CUNY School of Medicine at City College;   John Palmer, PhD, Director of Community Affairs and Diversity at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Chair of the Health Committee of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce   Recorded: January 23, 2019
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