The Monday Brief - October 31, 2014

CUNY Votes

Vote Your Choice: Don't forget to vote in the General Election, Tuesday, Nov. 4, for state officials, including the governor, and for the U.S. House of Representatives. Join CUNY Votes on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for reminders and more information on the 2014 elections. More » * * * * * *

http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/government/vote.html

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CUNY Value

For Melody Mills (Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College graduate class of 2014), the college experience went far beyond the classroom. A recipient of a 2014-15 U.S. Student Fulbright Study/Research Award, will enable her to continue her studies on the exploited "street girls" in Lima, Peru. Following her nine-month Fulbright stay, she plans to earn a master's in education policy or leadership. "CUNY recognizes that education is more than what you get in a classroom," says Mills, "education is the learning process that people grow through in that college experience."

For Melody Mills (Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College graduate class of 2014), the college experience went far beyond the classroom. A recipient of a 2014-15 U.S. Student Fulbright Study/Research Award, will enable her to continue her studies on the exploited “street girls” in Lima, Peru. Following her nine-month Fulbright stay, she plans to earn […]

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The Scottsboro Boys’ Ordeal

Few cases, if any, in American legal history can equal the injustice and racism suffered by the nine black teenagers who were falsely accused and wrongly convicted in Scottsboro, Ala., in 1931. In his book, The Scottsboro Boys in Their Own Words: Selected Letters, 1931-1950, Kwando Kinshasa, professor of sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, examines how the boys were arrested and charged with raping two white girls on a freight train and found guilty by an all-white jury.

http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/podcasts/2014/06/18/the-scottsboro-boys-ordeal/

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Sportswire – Men’s Soccer Semifinal Results

The 2014 CUNYAC Men's Soccer tournament semifinals began on Saturday, Nov. 1, with Staten Island and Baruch followed by Brooklyn and Hunter at Brooklyn College.

http://cuny.edu/about/sportswire.html

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What Does Freedom Mean?
Nov. 3 | New York College of Technolgy

The African American Studies Department presents Black Solidarity Day: "What Does Freedom Mean?" with keynote Speaker, Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, professor in the Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=56016

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Art Exhibition
Nov. 3 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The “Dancing Solar Flowers” by Alexander Dang, is an iconic work of the commitment of the artist that has toured the world.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=56195

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Critical Discourse for Contemporary Theater
Nov. 3 | Graduate Center

Join The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in welcoming renowned drama critic Tom Sellar who will host a panel discussion on critical discourse for contemporary theater, exploring what theater and art organizations are doing, and could do, to alter the model and enrich the dialogue.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=26966

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Electroacoustic Music Festival
Nov. 4 | Brooklyn College

27th International Electroacoustic Music Festival, directed by George Brunner is a cornucopia of cutting-edge works by masters and emerging talents

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=53253

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Job$mart Career House
Nov. 4 | Baruch College

Job$mart Career Hour: HR Insider Information: How to Get the Job", featuring Reena Scoblionko, PHR, Director of People Operations at Contently and Craig Dinsell, Chairman, Psynet Group. Free and open to the community.

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=10451&view=EventDetails&information_id=26428

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Roundtable on Giovanni Arrighi
Nov. 4 | Queens College

This round table will discuss the work and legacy of Giovanni Arrighi. This event takes place at the Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, Manhattan. O

http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra/node/865

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Sexual Violence on College Campuses
Nov. 4 | Hunter College

Yes Means Yes: Understanding Sexual Violence on College Campuses, a panel discussion exploring the roots of campus-based sexual violence, strategies to address and prevent it, as well as the implications for the recent California initiative.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=55984

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The Other Israel Fim Festival
Nov. 4 | City College

The Documentary Forum, presents a discussion with Carole Zabar, founder of The Other Israel Film Festival.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=54245

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Turnstyle Series
Nov. 4 | Graduate Center

Join Kimiko Hahn in conversation with David Lynn, novelist and editor of The Kenyon Review.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=26684

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What’s Wrong With Elite Education?
Nov. 4 | Graduate Center

William Deresiewicz, author of "Excellent Sheep," and former professor at Yale, in a conversation with the Graduate Center’s Morris Dickstein, a distinguished literary critic and cultural historian, discuss what's wrong with the system of elite education and what should be done to change it.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=26808

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Citizenship Now Assistance Event
Nov. 5 | The University

Citizenship Now! Application Assistance Event with Council Member Fernando Cabrera, New Americans Campaign and NALEO (Bronx) November 5, 2014 | The University 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM CUNY Citizenship Now assists permanent residents with their citizenship applications. Events are open to anyone, not only CUNY students. This event is sponsored by Council Member Fernando Cabrera (Bronx). >>

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=56150

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Film Screening
Nov. 5 | City College

The Documentary Forum Presents: The Making of NAS: Time Is Illmatic, with producer and writer Erik Parker and Associate Producer Martha Diaz.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=54244

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