February 11, 2021

CCNY Celebrates Black Lives and Histories
The lives and histories of Black Americans are at the forefront of events at The City College of New York this month. Student celebrations and commemorations are being held virtually, and the public is invited to online talks such as Unpacking Segregation in New York City Public Schools to Promote Equity, Integration and Justice, presented by the CCNY School of Education, and Black Women + Tech: Disrupting the Status Quo, a Founders' Fireside Chat (pictured) cohosted by CCNY's Zahn Innovation Center and Black Studies Program. In addition, Black Studies will be observing Douglass Day tomorrow through Feb. 14.
Research and Creative Scholarship
"Women in Blue" Documentary Premieres
Associate Professor Deirdre Fishel, head of the undergraduate Film and Video program within CCNY's Division of Humanities and the Arts, is the director of Women in Blue, which premiered this week on PBS Independent Lens and streams through Feb. 28. "When I went to the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) in 2017, to begin a documentary about what women—who use far less excessive force than their male counterparts­—could bring to help stem police violence, I could never have imagined that George Floyd would be brutally murdered by a white, male MPD officer in 2020," says Fishel. "'Women in Blue' clearly reveals the limitations of police reform through incremental change. It also showcases a group of women battling to reform that department from the inside and [asks] what could gender equity and more women—especially Black women—bring to the table as we reimagine public safety?"
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Students in Action
CCNY Athletes Bring Virtual Workouts to Kids' Club
Community service remains an integral part of CCNY Athletics, with scholar-athletes committed to giving back, even within the pandemic's health and safety constraints. The City College men's basketball team recently conducted a basketball and fitness workout virtually with children at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse, in the Bronx. CCNY women's basketball player and Boys & Girls Club staffer Nahomi Zambrano coordinated the project.
I Am CCNY: Yaritza Morales, Class of 2021
Major: Geology, within the Division of Science's Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department, because I was interested in what I could do to make a change in the world after constantly hearing about the climate change crisis. In New York City there is not much wildlife, but I believe that being in such an environmentally progressive city was a big factor in my choosing to study Geology.
CCNY Highlights: I participate in research with Associate Professor Karin Block. Due to this, I have been able to participate in a mentor/researcher internship for the past two summers with the Hudson River Park Trust. As the Manhattan chapter of the greater NSF INCLUDES program, we focus on fostering a deeper scientific interest in young girls who come from communities that are historically underrepresented in the sciences.
CCNY in 3 Words: Broadening my horizons
💜 Alumni Spotlight 💜
CCNY Valentines: Building Lives and Love
City College alumni tell stories of meeting their significant other in classrooms or at student events on campus and embarking on their post-college careers together, always with CCNY as their anchor. Warm your heart this Valentine's Day by reading love stories of couples who met at CCNY and the adventures they've been through over the years.
Speakers and Seminars
CCNY Welcomes Robert A. Caro
Join us March 11 for "Robert Moses: Power and the Powerless," a conversation with celebrated biographer Robert A. Caro and CCNY President Vincent Boudreau. RSVP to attend this online event, which is CCNY's 2021 Samuel Rudin Distinguished Scholar Lecture.
Dates to Save

February 16
Leading for Social Change at a Critical Time: What Do Leaders Need?

February 17
CCNY Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice Graduate Program Open House

February 25
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture Career Fair

March 11
CCNY Rifkind Center: Professor Salar Abdoh, "Out of Mesopotamia"

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CCNY in the News

Betty Rosa, Former Regents Chancellor, Named Permanent Education Commissioner
Times Union

Kamoinge's Collective Vision
The New York Review of Books

Harlem Med Students Work to Address Medical Racism in Their Community

The People the Suburbs Were Built for Are Gone

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