Podcasts

Podcasts from The City University of New York

‘Hacktivists’ vs. the Government

February 5, 2015 | CUNY Lecture Series, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

A conflict has been waging across the Internet in the past few years between “hacktivists” attempting own their own to expose public and private abuse and prosecutors and private companies trying to stop them. Peter Ludlow, a philosophy professor from Northwestern University, details this struggle in a lecture at John Jay College. Ludlow explains why the activists feel compelled to act and also explores how the government has attempted to combat those efforts with what critics call questionable legislation.

How F.D.R. Became “the Sphinx”

February 4, 2015 | CUNY Lecture Series, Hunter College

Newsweek’s international editor and author Nicholas Wapshott discusses how Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to persuade the American people to abandon an isolationist spirit and enter World War II — dictating American foreign policy for decades to follow. His latest book, The Sphinx – Franklin Roosevelt, The Isolationists, and The Road To World War II, takes its “Sphinx” title from the nickname Roosevelt earned for his cunning rapport with the press.

What We Eat and Why We Eat It

February 2, 2015 | Book Beat

Alexandra Logue, a behavioral scientist and CUNY’s former vice chancellor for academic affairs, discusses the newly released fourth edition of The Psychology of Eating and Drinking. Her book explores the scientific research of every aspect of food behaviors, disorders, nutrition and weight—and separates real science from pop science.

Committee on Fiscal Affairs

February 2, 2015 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, February 2, 2015.

Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management

February 2, 2015 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings, Facilities Planning, Construction and Management

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, February 2, 2015.

Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs

February 2, 2015 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, February 2, 2015.

Committee on Academic, Policy, Program, and Research

February 2, 2015 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Academic, Policy, Program, and Research, February 2, 2015.

Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

January 26, 2015 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings, The Chancellor's Report

In his January report to the Board of Trustees, Chancellor James B. Milliken remarked on President Barack Obama’s recognition of CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) as part of Obama’s focus on community college accessibility. “The President cited ASAP as a model program for moving students quickly and successfully to graduation, a program that other community colleges across the country should emulate,” the Chancellor said. He expressed confidence that CUNY will show “steady improvement thanks in part to the mayor’s investment in ASAP and in STEM programs.” He also summarized the governor’s executive budget, which includes increased state funding for CUNY.

Sagrada Família Exhibit Offers Rare Look at a Masterpiece

January 26, 2015 | City College, Newsmakers

CCNY’s Spitzer School of Architecture hosts an unprecedented exhibition on Antoni Gaudí’s “unfinished masterpiece” — Sagrada Família, the basílica in Barcelona that generations of architects and builders have continued since Gaudí’s death in 1926. George Ranalli, dean of the architecture school, talks about the world’s longest-running construction project and how he brought to New York this rare collection of original drawings, plaster casts and other architectural artifacts that have never been out of Spain.

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees

January 26, 2015 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, January 26, 2015.