The Monday Brief - September 26, 2016

Education’s Crucial Role in Job Creation

In an interview on WNYC, Ann Kirschner, special adviser to the Chancellor of the City University of New York, says that higher education, now more than ever, is playing a crucial part in job creation. "We need investment for greater access and innovation for higher outcomes when it comes to higher education," adding that more resources are needed to support first generation, low-income college students. "Let's look at ways to make higher education more responsive to what the economic opportunities are for Americans."

http://www.wnyc.org/story/nation-engaged-state-new-yorks-higher-education/

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The Artist Within

In this segment of CUNY TV's Study with the Best, Charles McGill, assistant art professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College, talks about his recent exhibition, "Front Line, Back Nine," which examines issues of racial injustice using golf bags as the medium. In his drawing class, McGill urges his students to look within for inspiration and reminds them that the creative process has its own reward. "It's never about being able to sell something, it's making the work that matters most."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcnEmRgvsVo&feature=youtu.be

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Archtober 2016

New York City’s Architecture and Design Month, a monthlong festival of design and architecture, kicks off Saturday, Oct. 1. Get the entire lineup of tours, lectures, films and exhibitions that focus on the importance of architecture and design in the everyday life of the city.

http://archtober.org/

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Sportswire — Volleyball/Soccer Results

See the scores for CUNYAC men's and women's volleyball action and women's soccer on Saturday and Sunday.    

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

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World Maker Faire

Come to the World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science to learn how you can do more for the environmental/sustainability movement on Saturday, Oct. 1. From composting to recycling, we can all make a world of difference.

http://www.nycservice.org/opportunities/11458

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‘Codes of Honor’
Sep. 26 | LaGuardia Community College

A reading of "Codes of Honor," about two women from the Middle East and America whose worlds collide, followed by a brief discussion with playwright Betty Shamieh.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=78019

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Calandra Institute Reception
Sep. 26 | Queens College

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's annual reception, with a feature performance by the Mvula Sungani Dance Troupe at CUNY Graduate Center.

http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra/node/1012

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Celebrating Poet Paul Blackburn
Sep. 26 | Graduate Center

Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, in partnership with the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, celebrates the project's 50th anniversary with a discussion of the life and works of Paul Blackburn.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/All-GC-Events/Calendar/Detail?id=36970

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First Presidential Debate
Sep. 26 | Baruch College

Join Campaign'16@Baruch to watch and discuss the first presidential debate. Pre-debate discussion begins at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public with RSVP.

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=29480&view=EventDetails&information_id=306209

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CHEST Symposium
Sep. 27 | Hunter College

Hunter's LGBT Social Science and Public Policy Center sponsors a symposium on the 20th anniversary of CHEST, Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training, to HIV policymakers at the city, state and federal level with leading researchers in the field. Free and open to the public.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=78009

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Live@365 Music Series
Sep. 27 | Graduate Center

The Series welcomes Amazonian singer Dona Onete, who has composed hundreds of original songs from her own form of carimbó, an indigenous rhythm and dance style influenced by both African and European traditions.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/All-GC-Events/Calendar/Detail?id=36956

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Blood Drive
Sep. 28 | Lehman College

Give the gift of life by donating an hour and a unit of blood. The blood drive will be from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Lehman College Music Building.

http://events.lehman.edu/Calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=5068&view=EventDetails&information_id=15684

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Hispanic Film Festival
Sep. 28 | Lehman College

Hispanic Film Festival presents a screening of "Here and There," (USA, Spain, and Mexico) in the college's the Lovinger Theater.

http://events.lehman.edu/Calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=5063&view=EventDetails&information_id=15672

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Hispanic Heritage Month
Sep. 28 | Bronx Community College

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the college presents a month-long celebration of the work of playwright Carmen Rivera and the role of the arts in the Latino community. Ms. Rivera herself will discuss her work with BCC professor Grisel Y. Acosta.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=77199

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Leon Levy Biography Lecture
Sep. 28 | Graduate Center

Annual Leon Levy lecture welcomes Hermione Lee, who has written biographies of major writers including Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and most recently, Penelope Fitzgerald.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/All-GC-Events/Calendar/Detail?id=36945

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Social Media Workshop
Sep. 28 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

This two-hour evening workshop will help enhance your social media output with better videos. Video journalist Kayle Hope has taught this popular class at the Social Media Weekend conference to journalism students and reporters.

https://www.journalism.cuny.edu/?post_type=cunyj_event&p=32818?post_type=cunyj_event&p=32818

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Caleb Teicher and Company
Sep. 29 | Queens College

Choreographer Caleb Teicher and his dancers perform a new work as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, which provides rehearsal and performance space to New York City choreographers and dance companies.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=77218

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Discussion on Transmedia
Sep. 29 | Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay's New Media and Digital Content Lab welcomes Steele Filipek, a creative and successful transmedia producer. Event is free and open to all CUNY students.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=78109

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Music in Midtown
Sep. 29 | Graduate Center

Chamber Music on Fifth II presents a chamber music concert featuring a group of stellar musicians from the DMA performance program at the CUNY Graduate Center.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/All-GC-Events/Calendar/Detail?id=36421

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Roosevelt House Exhibition Opening
Sep. 29 | Hunter College

"See How They Ran! FDR and His Opponents: Campaign Treasures from the New-York Historical Society," is a new exhibition of political posters, buttons, cartoons and other souvenirs for the presidential campaigns of FDR.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=78080

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