The Monday Brief - March 28, 2015

Combating Sexual Misconduct

Are you confused about what it means to give "consent" or would like to talk to someone about a sexual experience you have had? As a student at CUNY, your communication will be confidential. Remember CUNY wants you to speak up and speak out about it.

http://www1.cuny.edu/sites/title-ix/understanding-and-preventing-sexual-assault-and-sexual-harassment/campus/university/

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CUNY Author Series — From a Nickel to a MetroCard

Every subway, bus and commuter train in New York is operated by a single government agency, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. But there was a time when public transit was provided by private companies — more than two dozen of them. Andrew Sparberg traces the transition of the transit system in From a Nickel to a Token.

http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/podcasts/2015/03/25/from-a-nickel-to-a-metrocard/

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Sportswire — Weekend Wrap-Up

Find out how the first round of CUNYAC's baseball and softball games turned out over the weekend, as well as the winners in men's tennis and community college basketball.

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

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Spring Volunteers Needed

Brooklyn Community Services third-year-old initiative, Spring into Action, matches volunteers with various projects in Brooklyn. Sign up and see how you can help make a difference!

http://www.nycservice.org/opportunities/7782

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Artist Chitra Ganesh
March 30 | LaGuardia Community College

The LaGuardia Community College Visiting Artist Lecture Series welcomes artist Chitra Ganesh, whose work explores ideas of femininity, empowerment, and multiplicity. Ganesh's solo exhibition, “Eyes of Time,” is currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=59906

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Graduate Studies Fair
March 30 | The University

Join us at the Spring CUNY Graduate Fair to explore the over 800 master's and doctoral degree programs in more than 160 disciplines taught by leaders in their field.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=58799

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Lecture on Chilean Economy
March 30 | Graduate Center

The Chilean economy is praised as having been successful since neo-liberal reforms of general Pinochet in 1973. Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, professor of economics at the University of Chile is the guest speaker.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=30080

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The Films of Lee Breuer
March 30 | Graduate Center

Playwright and film director Lee Breuer, best known for "The Gospel at Colonus," is currently working on a documentary on the life of Clarence Fountain of the Blind Boys of Alabama, "The Book of Clarence."

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=30159

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Conservatory Orchestra
March 31 | Brooklyn College

Conservatory Orchestra, George Rothman, conductor, and featuring the winner of the 2015 Conservatory Concerto Competition, Tsung-Yu Liu, in a performance of Ginastera's Harp Concerto op. 25.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=58623

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Eran Riklis Cinematic Voyage
March 31 | Graduate Center

Filmmaker Eran Riklis cinematic voyage into the definition of Israeli and Jewish identity as reflected in his films through the last 25 years.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=30193

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Film Screening
March 31 | Queens College

Screening of "The Sounds of Taste," an exciting new short film produced and directed by Cristina Marvulli, founder of Apulian Roots, in collaboration with the United Pugliesi Federation of Greater New York.

http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/calandra/node/911

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Music for Winds
March 31 | Brooklyn College

Marianne Gythfeldt, director of the Conservatory of Music, presents solo and chamber works for wind instruments performed by students.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=58622

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Women in Leadership
March 31 | Queens College

Women in Leadership features Donna Katzin, executive director of Shared Interest, who will talk about themes relating to community and international development, impact investing, women's leadership and strategies to promote social and economic justice.

http://calendar.qc.cuny.edu/?e=3888

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Book on Roosevelt and Stalin as Partners
April 1 | Hunter College

Susan Butler's new book, Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership, explores the complex partnership during World War II between FDR and Stalin, and tells the story of how the leader of the capitalist world and the leader of the Communist world became more than allies of convenience.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=59970

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New American Poetry
April 1 | CUNY Graduate Center

Celebrate five years of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Archive Initiative with Ammiel Alcalay and Aoibheann Sweeney, along with long-time friends.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=30492

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NYC Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games
April 1 | Baruch College

NYC Mayor's Cup Basketball All-Star Games showcase the best male and female high school seniors from the Public Schools Athletic League against the best seniors from the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) as they compete for Best of the City title.

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=19286&view=EventDetails&information_id=185553

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Public Square Forum
April 1 | CUNY School of Law

Speaker is Christey Lopez, lead author of the recent Department of Justice report on the Ferguson Police Department, which found that the Ferguson Police Department and municipal court practices systematically violate the 1st, 4th and 14th amendments.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=60139

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