CCNY President Vince Boudreau recording an episode of From City to the World on WHCR 90.3 FM with three guests

From City to the World

From City to the World

At CCNY, research and scholarship advance every day on issues of crucial importance to people throughout New York City and across the world. In this series hosted by City College President Vincent Boudreau, meet faculty, hear firsthand about their research and, in conversation with outside experts, discover how that research is forging new solutions to real-world issues like poverty, homelessness, mental health challenges, affordable housing and disparities in health care.

For live radio listeners, From City to the World is presented by CCNY's community radio station - WHCR-90.3 FM, The Voice of Harlem - on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 PM.

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October 21, 2021

A giant on the world stage, Gen. Colin L. Powell found his calling in the ROTC program as an undergraduate at The City College of New York. Powell led the Cadet Corps on the Harlem campus, and upon graduating with a Geology degree in 1958, received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. The first Black American appointed to a series of U.S. government leadership roles culminating in Secretary of State, Powell also spent the last several decades of his life deeply involved with the school he called the center of his life.

As news of Powell’s passing circles the world, this episode captures the tributes of his closest colleagues at CCNY: President Vincent Boudreau, Vice President Dee Dee Mozeleski, and Dean Andrew Rich of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. Joining them is Trevor Houser, a 2006 graduate and an alumnus of the inaugural cohort of Colin Powell Fellows, a program exemplifying the visionary pathways that Powell initiated and that today inspire a legacy of student success across CCNY.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau

Guests: Andrew Rich, Richard J. Henley and Susan L. Davis Dean of CCNY’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership; Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group, CCNY Class of 2006, graduate of CCNY’s inaugural cohort of Colin Powell Fellows; Dee Dee Mozeleski, Vice President of CCNY’s Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications, Executive Director of the Foundation for City College, Senior Adviser to the President of City College.

Recorded: October 19, 2021

October 06, 2021

In a special guest appearance on WBAI's The Harlem Connection, City College President Vincent Boudreau joins host Ade Williams for "The Harlem Connection Gets Academic." Excerpted here as an installment of CCNY's From City to the World podcast, the conversation covers the college's essential connection with its Harlem neighborhood. President Boudreau discusses how sharing CCNY expertise and resources such as research, testing, vaccination and blood drives has become even more important in the COVID pandemic, and how workforce development is next on the college's agenda, with new initiatives now in development. Looking back, Boudreau recounts some of the glories of the legendary Lewisohn Stadium, as well as ongoing cultural events, lectures and sports events that welcome the community. To close, see what Boudreau selects as guest DJ of the final selection of the program.
This programming is shared courtesy of WBAI and The Harlem Connection, Ade Williams, host.
Host: Adé Williams, WBAI
Guest: President Vincent Boudreau, The City College of New York
Recorded: September 24, 2021

May 24, 2021

The U.S. city hardest hit economically by the COVID-19 pandemic, New York is now racing to recover and reopen. Can vaccination keep pace to ensure an equitable and safe new semblance of normal? In conversation with City College President Vincent Boudreau, CCNY Dean of Science Susan Perkins explains vaccine safety and outlines risks of virus variants and under-vaccination. City Council Member Mark Levine of northern Manhattan, chair of the Council's Health Committee, reports on vaccination activity in Harlem and beyond, the tragic costs of systemic racial health disparities and the pivots he urges City government to make to protect New Yorkers, especially in vulnerable communities, now and long-term.

Host: CCNY President Vincent Boudreau
Guests: Susan L. Perkins, Martin and Michele Cohen Dean of Science at CCNY; Mark Levine, New York City Councilmember Representing District 7 (Northern Manhattan) and Chair, City Council Committee on Health.
Recorded: May 19, 2021

April 23, 2021

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

March 24, 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

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