The Monday Brief - August 26, 2016

Newsmaking CUNY Alumni

From Nobel Laureates to award-winning educators and leaders in public service, medicine, business and other fields, CUNY alumni from 24 colleges are making news and participating in University events.

http://www2.cuny.edu/alumni/

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Train Your Brian App

During an internship at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine, Rebecca Baron, Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, ’18, designed a brain-training iOS app to help diminish symptoms of depression. As the winner of a 2016 Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship, she plans to continue her studies in neuropsychology with hopes of becoming a physician.

http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2016/05/24/depressed-she-has-an-app-for-that/

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Bringing Art to the Public

In this segment of CUNY TV Study with the Best, see how Ryan Seslow, an adjunct professor of performing and fine arts at Queensborough Community College and York College, is helping to enrich lives through the Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria. Started six years ago as a way to fight blight in this gritty part of Queens, it's now grown, from 40 murals to over 150 works with the blessing of the property owners. "Art in public space is a powerful thing," says Seslow, a contributing artist to the project. "Small businesses, the shops and restaurants around here all benefit from this project."

https://youtu.be/EPoJEHQ6f_Q

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Back to School Offer

Now is the time to stock up on all you'll need for the fall semester at the online CUNY Store. Get a free cap or beanie with your college logo when you spend $40 or more. Offer good through Oct. 2.

http://www.thecunystore.com/login.aspx?logout=1&company=CUY

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Broadway’s ‘Chicago’

Summerstage presents a free evening of live music from Broadway's smash hit "Chicago," in celebration of the show's 20-year anniversary with current cast members in this special performance on the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/event/summerstage-chicago-musical-20th-anniversary-concert/

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Volunteers Needed for Run

The Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation needs volunteers to help with its fundraising event, the Brooklyn Color Run, on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Aviator Sports Center in Brooklyn. Help them make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and blood disorders.

http://www.nycservice.org/opportunities/10332

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Conversation on Food Policy
Aug. 30 | Hunter College

Founder and editor of Civil Eats, Naomi Starkman, in a conversation about covering issues surrounding food policy with Charles Platkin, executive director of the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=77336

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Writers on Writing
Sep. 4 | Medgar Evers College

As part the Writers on Writing series, professor Brenda Greene talks with Craig Steven Wilder, professor of American history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, about his book, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=77064

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