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Podcasts from The City University of New York

Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration

October 5, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, October 5, 2016.

Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees

October 5, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Executive Committee Meeting of the Board of Trustees, October 5, 2016.

Committee on Fiscal Affairs

October 5, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, October 5, 2016.

Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management

October 5, 2016 | 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, October 5, 2016.

Boom Box

September 29, 2016 | Science Briefs, York College

“People that want to do us harm can hide dirty bombs inside cargo containers and try to get past security,” says York College physics professor Kevin Lynch. He and fellow York physics professor James Popp are trying to keep that bomb from going off — on the relative cheap. The two professors are using a $300,00 grant from the Air Force to use “off the shelf equipment” and electronics developed for smartphone technology to develop radiation detectors.

Chancellor’s Report to the Board of Trustees

September 26, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings, The Chancellor's Report

At the Board of Trustees’ September meeting, Chancellor James B. Milliken asserted that this academic year, CUNY “will collaborate as never before, both internally and outside the University,” a key goal of a “connected CUNY” that is a theme and aim of the University’s new Master Plan. The Chancellor expressed optimism about the year ahead, […]

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees

September 26, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Public meeting of the Board of Trustees, September 26, 2016.

Board of Trustees Public and Budget Hearing

September 19, 2016 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Public hearing of the Board of Trustees, September 19, 2016.

Bad Test Taker? Good News

September 13, 2016 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Lecture Series

Since 1963, U.S. students have been “very bad at tests and very good at life,” Fareed Zakaria says, noting that during the same period of time the United States has “dominated the world of science, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, economic growth.” The U.S. tradition of students receiving “a broad general education that prepares you not for your first job, but for your sixth job” accounts for U.S. dominance, the CNN host and author of In Defense of a Liberal Education tells the Graduate Center.

Why You Wanted Your MTV

September 12, 2016 | CUNY Lecture Series, William Macaulay Honors College at CUNY

In this message-oversatuartion era, marketers have to “pick an audience and superserve them,” says branding guru Alan Goodman, who teaches a marketing master class at Macaulay Honors College. At MTV, where he developed the logo and the iconic animation IDs, Goodman says he saw the network as more than just a music video channel, and identified the audience as young people and proposed to reach them by offering programs that would annoy their parents. The campaign for Nickelodeon, he says, took the kids’ network from the lowest-rated basic cable network to the highest in nine months without changing programming. One tool he used in his Nick campaign was doo-wop, which people told him was a mistake because it was out of style. Kids responded to it, he says, because it was different.