The Monday Brief
October 20, 2017

CUNY dominates the Chronicle of Higher Education’s top 10 lists of public U.S. campuses with the greatest success in moving low-income students into the middle class. ››

John Jay's Distinguished Professor Gerald E. Markowitz has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in his field. ››

Capture a CUNY moment and enter our monthly student photo competition for a chance to win an iPad! ››

BMCC men's soccer team captured its second consecutive league title, defeating QCC at the CUNYAC/USS Community College Men's Soccer Championship. ››

Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival needs volunteers to help set up free rides, games and other activities for its annual event, Saturday, Oct. 28. ››

Events
Oct. 23 | Queens College

Queens College's Michael Harrington Center sponsors a discussion: Immigrants: Who Are They? ››

Oct. 23 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

CUNY J-School and Deadline Club co-host a panel about covering white nationalists and anti-fascist groups in America today. Please RSVP to attend. ››

Oct. 23 | Lehman College

Poet Steven Alvarez reads from his latest book, The Codex Mojaodicus, in the library's fine arts room. ››

Oct. 23 | Hunter College

"World War I and the Roosevelts: Franklin and Eleanor, Family and Friends," a new exhibition that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. ››

Oct. 24 | City College

Panel discussion on the "State of Disaster: Puerto Rico and U.S. Relations in the Aftermath of Hurricanes," looks at the historical relationship between Puerto Rico and the U.S. ››

Oct. 24 | Queens College

Calandra Institute sponsors a panel discussion: Monuments, Public Memory, and Group Identity: The Cultural Politics of Italian America in the 21st Century." ››

Oct. 24 | Brooklyn College

Climate Solutions Town Hall: The Path Forward, looks at the demands that state legislators need to take to address the crisis of global warming. ››

Oct. 24 | Hunter College

Hunter's Distinguished Writers Series welcomes poet Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. ››

Oct. 24 | Hunter College

Hunter's Roosevelt House welcomes legendary actress and activist Jane Fonda for a timely discussion on workplace inequality, among other topics. ››

Oct. 24 | Baruch College

Silberman Recital Series welcomes classical pianist Sara Davis Buechner. Free admission with RSVP. ››

Oct. 25 | Hunter College

Hunter College Art Galleries present "Framing Community: Magnum Photos, 1947–Present," an exhibition of the cooperative photo agency. ››

Oct. 25 | Lehman College

Gaudete Brass Ensemble, the Chicago-based quintet, performs works composed by Lehman Distinguished Professor John Corigliano. ››

Oct. 25 | Brooklyn College

George Rothman, coordinator of Brooklyn College's Conservatory of Music, presents students performing solo and chamber works for strings. ››

Oct. 25 | Queens College

Noche Flamenca presents Tres Sueños, directed by Martín Santangelo, at the college's Colden Auditorium. ››

Oct. 26 | School of Professional Studies

"Becoming Activist: Critical Literacy, Youth Organizing, and Social Justice," an online presentation of how critical literacy skills play a significant role in the way young people experience and address injustice. ››

Oct. 26 | Baruch College

Join disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold for a story-filled evening of advocacy, digital accessibility and civil rights. ››

Oct. 26 | Graduate Center

Music In Midtown series welcomes the New York Chamber Music Co-Op performing works of Beethoven and Shostakovich. ››

Oct. 26 | City College

Sciame Lecture Series features Doris Sung speaking on "Taming Thermobimetals to Behave." Free and open to the public. ››