The Monday Brief - November 29, 2014

Chancellor Talks Student Success, Jobs on NY1

In a NY1 interview with Sam Roberts on the New York Times Close Up, Chancellor James Milliken discussed CUNY's plans to expand programs that boost student success. Success, he noted, includes graduating with a two-year degree: “There are great opportunities for high-paying jobs for two-year graduates,” he said, noting that to meet the needs of the city’s tech industry CUNY should be offering more “short courses, certificates or two-year degrees in programs teaching software development, coding and gaming. There’s a big market out there.”

http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/podcasts/2014/11/26/chancellor-talks-student-success-jobs-on-ny1/

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Volunteers to Help Families With Tax Credits

Join Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, calling New Yorkers about refundable tax credits. The Earned Income and Child Care tax credits can put thousands of dollars of much-needed funds back in the pockets of eligible working families. Help spread the word.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dca/html/contact/TaxCreditCampaignVolunteerRegistration.shtml

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CUNY Value — Inspired to Give Back

For Lehman College student Scott Davis, the CUNY Value means academics, community and service.

http://www1.cuny.edu/sites/6/about/resources/cuny-value/

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Sportswire — Conference Game Results

Conference play is under way in both men's and women's basketball. See which teams came out on top after the first wave of games played this past weekend. —

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

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Composers Concert
Dec. 1 | Brooklyn College

Douglas Cohen, Faculty Coordinator Hannah Selin, Program Coordinator Conservatory of Music students present the new acoustic and electracoustic works.

http://128.228.5.19/eventDetail.asp?EventId=53272

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Contemporary Puppetry
Dec. 1 | Graduate Center

The Segal Center presents an evening of short performances and a discussion highlighting the depth and breadth of contemporary puppetry in the United States and abroad, featuring John Bell and Claudia Orenstein.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=26979

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Landmarks of New York Exhibition
Dec. 1 | Baruch College

The Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College presents an exhibition of 90 black-and-white photographs of "The Landmarks of New York," dating from the 1620s through the 1980s.

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=16755&view=EventDetails&information_id=135424

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Panel on Ebola
Dec. 1 | Graduate Center

Ebola panel with leading epidemiologists will discuss the Ebola Epidemic: Response, Preparedness, Lessons. Discussion and audience participation to follow. Please RSVP.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=28003

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Conservatory Jazz Ensemble
Dec. 2 | Brooklyn College

Arturo O'Farrill, directs the classic and contemporary works by Latin and jazz masters.

http://128.228.5.19/eventDetail.asp?EventId=53273

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Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
Dec. 2 | City College

Featuring Paula Moreno, speaking on her experience in the Colombia Ministry of Culture and how she came to launch the nonprofit organization, Visible Hands.

http://128.228.5.19/eventDetail.asp?EventId=57244

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Ackerman Lecture Series
Dec. 2 | Baruch College

The School of Public Affairs, The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Equality and Justice and the Engelman family present “Place Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America.” Guest Speaker author Sheryll Cashin.

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=13418&view=EventDetails&information_id=79923

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John Patrick Diggins Memorial Lecture
Dec. 2 | Graduate Center

5th Annual John Patrick Diggins Memorial Lecture featuring James T. Kloppenberg, from Harvard University, on "Tragic Irony: Democracy in European and American Thought."

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=27564

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Screening — ‘Extreme Realities’
Dec. 2 | Baruch College

A preview of “Extreme Realities,” a new episode in the award-winning PBS series Journey to Planet Earth, presented by the Baruch College Task Force on Sustainability, the Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=15523&view=EventDetails&information_id=132223

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Talk by William Dudley
Dec. 2 | Lehman College

William Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will address the student body in an informal talk on issues related to today's economy.

http://events.lehman.edu/Calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=3807&view=EventDetails&information_id=11718

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‘The Lottery’
Dec. 3 | Baruch College

Staged reading of the classic "Dos Groyse Gevins" (The Lottery) — presented by Folksbiene in 1928 — of Sholem Aleichem's tale of the rise and fall of the fortunes of master tailor Shimele Soroker, who wins the Russian lottery.

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=16332&view=EventDetails&information_id=134400

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‘We Are All Michael Brown’
Dec. 3 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Join us to commemorate National Day Against Police Brutality through a spoken word/poetry event: "We Are All Michael Brown." Bring your own work to read aloud or join the audience.

http://128.228.5.19/eventDetail.asp?EventId=57132

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An Evening With Gay Talese
Dec. 3 | Hunter College

The Writing Center welcomes Gay Talese an iconic American author who helped define literary journalism.

http://128.228.5.19/eventDetail.asp?EventId=54521

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Chinese Art Lecture
Dec. 3 | Queens College

Lecture "Yuan Dynasty and Mongols and Art" by Morris Rossabi for the exhibition, "Highlights of the Daghlian Collection of Chinese Art."

http://calendar.qc.cuny.edu/?e=3504

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Edmar Castaneda Trio
Dec. 3 | Graduate Center

Colombian harp virtuoso and composer Edmar Castaneda brings South American traditions to Elebash Hall with his trio and special guest vocalist Andrea Tierra.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=28223

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