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City College Downtown (CWE) has developed a Women’s Professional Development Program to provide support for women in their quest for career advancement. Our mission is to provide high quality, professional development resources to help women progress in their careers.

This program is designed for professional women and will provide training and strategies to help women become more successful in their roles. The courses will cover various topics including functional training, leadership development, and emotional competency--applicable for professionals in any industry. This program will provide women with the practical expertise in competencies necessary to propel their careers and enhance their progression into leadership positions.


Dates, and links to register


October 30, 2019
Planetary Impacts of Environmental Change: From Global to Local
October 30, at 7 pm
The City College, Downtown Campus, 25 Broadway, 7th floor, Auditorium RSVP: Here at Eventbrite
Karin Block is an Associate Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at City College
of New York. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she earned an A.B. in Literature,
Science and Arts from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Ph.D. in Earth and
Environmental Sciences from the CUNY Graduate Center. She is affiliated with the
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (LDEO) as an Adjunct
Associate Research Scientist. She is a geochemist and petrologist who investigates the role
and evolution of minerals in high and low temperature earth systems. Her current research
focuses on how feedbacks between clay minerals and microbes affect carbon cycle
dynamics in soils. She has trained students in a wide array of research topics ranging from
virus-mineral interactions to mining biotechnology to pollution monitoring in estuarine
Ana Carnaval is an Associate Professor of Biology at City College of New York. She earned
her MSc. in Zoology from Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro, in her home country, Brazil,
and moved to the U.S. to pursue a doctoral degree in Evolutionary Biology from the
University of Chicago. Her research group studies global patterns of biodiversity and their
underlying evolutionary and ecological processes, with a special focus on the American
tropics. She is particularly interested in integrating data and tools from the fields of genetics
and genomics, earth and atmospheric sciences, and physiology, to understand 1) how species
responded to climate change in the past, and 2) how they may respond in the future.
Susanna Schaller is an Assistant Professor in Urban Studies and Planning in the Division of
Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education. She earned her PhD in City
and Regional Planning and is a certified urban planner. Her work focuses on urban
governance, zoning, the politics of commercial district “revitalization” and small business
development. She examines processes of urban restructuring and place making through
public-private partnership regimes and explores the intersection of ethnicity, race and class
in urban planning discourses and the construction of “ideologies place.” Her book Business
Improvement Districts and the Contradictions of Placemaking: BID Urbanism in
Washington, D.C. was recently published by the University of Georgia Press.


Too Busy To Attend A Workshop?? Running Off To A Study Group Or Class??
Life Just Got Easier...Attend a Mini Workshop!!
Get on the Express. All sessions are about 25 minutes.

Fall 2019 CALENDAR
Thursday, Sept. 26th: Wednesday, Oct. 2nd: Tuesday, Oct. 22nd : Thursday, Nov. 14th:
Resumes & Cover Letters

Mini Workshops are held in the Student Lounge



Graduate & Professional School Fair
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
4:30pm-6:00pm, Auditorium

Join representatives from graduate schools offering programs in education,

humanities, law, and social services. Learn about admissions requirements, curricula, and career paths.

Grad School Admissions Workshop
Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:00 pm-6:00pm Room 7– 21
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:00pm-6:00pm Room 7-27
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:00pm-6:00pm Room 7– 52
Writing the Personal Statement
Wednesday, December 3, 2019 5:00pm-6:00pm Room 7-52
Join us and learn about the various steps of applying to graduate and professional school. Includes overview of the application process, GRE and other testing, writing a personal state- ment, and letters of recommendation.
Open to All Students
For more information, contact:
Sophia Demetriou, Phone 212-925-6625 X201

CCNY’s Frances S. Patai Program
Domna Stanton, Distinguished Professor of French
Critical Refugee Studies: Rethinking Conventions, Securitization, Resistance Moderated by Susanna Rosenbaum, Associate Professor of Anthropology
November 18, 6:30-8:00 pm
The City College, Downtown Campus, 25 Broadway, 7th floor, Auditorium
RSVP: Here at Eventbrite
The number of refugees has reached a record-level high, with the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) estimating the size of this population at 30 million. Distinguished Professor Domna
Stanton will join us to discuss what it means to examine forcible displacement through a critical lens, as well as
the current humanitarian challenges faced by refugees fleeing to European Union (EU) countries, the EU’s
responsibilities according to international law, and how its members have responded to the need for protection.
Susana Rosenbaum, Associate Professor of Anthropology, will moderate the discussion and draw comparisons
with the humanitarian tragedy currently unfolding at the US border.
Domna Stanton, Distinguished Professor of French at the Graduate Center, CUNY, is the author, most recently, of The Dynamics of Gender in Early- Modern France (2014). In addition to her book, The Aristocrat as Art, Stanton is the editor of The Female Autograph; The Defiant Muse; and Histories of Sexuality: From Aristotle to AIDS. She coedited “A Woman who Defends all the Person of her Sex”: Selected Philosophical and Moral Writings of Gabrielle Suchon (2010), and Enchanted Eloquence: Fairy Tales by 17th-century Women Writers (2011). Stanton was president of the Modern Language Association in 2005 and editor of PMLA from 1992 to 1997; she co-edited with Judith Butler a special issue of PMLA (Fall, 2006) on the humanities and human rights, a field that has engaged her graduate teaching and writing over the past decade. Stanton sits on several non-profit boards and committees, including the Modern Language Association, Human Rights Watch, and Columbia University's Maison Francaise. Stanton's next book is The Monarchy, the Nation and its Others: France in the Age of Louis XIV.
Susanna Rosenbaum is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts
and Sciences and Director of the MA in the Study of the Americas. Her research and teaching center
immigration, race, and citizenship; gendered labor and neoliberalism; kinship and reproduction; and the
Americas. Her book Domestic Economies: Women, Work, and the American Dream in Los Angeles (2017)
examines how Mexican and Central American domestic workers and their primarily white employers seek
to achieve the American Dream.