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March 11, 2021

Celebrating a Century at the School of Education
A year-long celebration is underway of 100 years of preparing urban educators at The City College of New York's School of Education. The keynote event, on March 25, will feature Linda Darling-Hammond, emerita professor at Stanford University and president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute. Darling-Hammond will address the centennial theme, Educating for Democracy in a Diverse World. CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, CCNY President Vincent Boudreau, Interim Dean of Education Edwin M. Lamboy and Professor Beverly Falk will make introductory remarks. All are welcome to attend; RSVP for this virtual event.
 
Research: Making Discoveries, Creating Change
Treating NeuroCOVID with Personalized MedTech
More than a year into the United States' experience of COVID-19, knowledge is growing of lingering effects that may follow the virus' acute phase. Professor of Biomedical Engineering Marom Bikson at CCNY's Grove School of Engineering is leading research on innovative medical technology for treating NeuroCOVID, a debilitating second stage that may include vertigo, loss of smell, headaches, fatigue, irritability, anxiety and depression. The treatment under development "is truly personalized medicine," Bikson notes, "with the ability for physicians to adjust therapy in real time and monitor patient progress at home with rigor usually reserved for advanced medical centers."
 
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Students in Action
Public Service Aspirations Inspire Winning Essays
City College students Evana Said and Alex Huaylinos are among the winners and finalists in this year's Paul A. Volcker Careers in Government Essay Contest. Said, a senior at CCNY's Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture with a minor in Legal Studies at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, envisions combining her training to help mitigate climate change and support marginalized communities. Huaylinos, a CCNY senior majoring in Anthropological Archaeology in the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies program, plans to work in heritage preservation, repatriation and restorative justice for Indigenous communities.
 
I Am CCNY: Maliha Tabassum, Class of 2021
Majors: Computer Science and Mathematics, because there is inadequate female representation in technology and math.
CCNY Highlights: Tutoring; participating in the CCNY Zahn Innovation Center competition, where our group developed Glucodot, a noninvasive glucose-monitoring device to help people who have diabetes; and the Math Club, where I serve as president, for leadership skills and community kinship.
CCNY Career Inspiration: I participated in an independent study last spring, where I learned a new programming language, HASKELL. That experience opened a new world of opportunities and helped me define my career goal of becoming a full-time researcher. I am also thinking about joining academia as a professor.
 
Giving and Growth
Met Welcomes First Class of Adrienne Arsht Interns
The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently launched a new paid internship program named in recognition of business leader and impact philanthropist Adrienne Arsht's gift of $5 million. With this gift, all of the museum's undergraduate and graduate internships are now fully paid. The museum received a 200% increase in applications for the spring 2021 program. Among the 28 inaugural Adrienne Arsht Interns is Pilar Ferrer, a student in CCNY's MA in Art History program. Throughout the course of the 10-week, part-time internship, Ferrer will gain mentorship and experience working with members of the museum's Egyptian Art department.
 
Speakers and Seminars
Join Us in Remembering Michael Sorkin
What would Michael Sorkin call on us to do next? This question will animate "Ninety Minutes with Michael," a virtual gathering on March 26 in memory of the late distinguished professor at CCNY's Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture and celebrated urbanist, architect and activist. All are welcome to join international colleagues and Sorkin's widow, Joan Copjec, in celebrating Sorkin's lasting impact and inspiration. Marking a year since Sorkin's passing due to COVID, this event is cosponsored by the Architectural League of New York, CCNY's Spitzer School of Architecture, Terreform and the Urban Design Forum.
 
Dates to Save

March 14-16
"Through the Night" Film Screening and Talk with Director Loira Limbal

March 23
Zahn Innovation Center Women's History Month Founders Fireside Chat: Breaking Ground and Making History

March 24
Fronteridades: Cultural Representations of Migrancy, Grievability and Deportability in the North American Borderlands

March 24
Two Turntables and a Rhetorical Tradition: DJ Scholarship, Black Rhetoric and Black Studies


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CCNY in the News

24 Hours in Higher Ed, One Year Into the Pandemic
The Chronicle of Higher Education


My Amazing and Diverse Grad Students at CCNY: On Track for Madison Avenue Careers
MediaVillage


El plan de acción para controlar la variante neoyorquina del coronavirus, que ya se ha extendido a 14 estados
Univision


Harlem on My Mind: Arturo Schomburg
MSNBC Into America



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