The Monday Brief - February 1, 2015

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Buried Treasure

Brooklyn College anthropology and archaeology professor Alfred Rosenberger led a team of divers in Madagascar that discovered an underwater lemur graveyard, the largest known collection of extinct lemur fossils to date. More »

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CUNY Photo Challenge

Watch this video to find out how easy it is to enter the CUNY Photo Challenge each month. Use your camera to capture a compelling moment at the University and a chance to win an iPad. Start shooting. More »

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Sportswire — Weekend Wrap-Up

With the CUNYAC men's and women's basketball season coming to a head, see which teams came out on top over the weekend. More »

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Volunteer for 2015

Make volunteering part of your New Year's resolution. NYC Service makes it easy by matching volunteer opportunities to skills and interests. More »

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‘The Freedom Riders’
Feb. 2 | College of Staten Island

"The Freedom Riders" exhibition of the people who challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by traveling together in small interracial groups, and sitting where they pleased on buses and trains. More »

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Dominican Heritage Event
Feb. 2 | Hostos Community College

Dominican Heritage Month presents renowned sociologist and author Carlos Andujar. More »

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Public Health Lecture
Feb. 2 | Graduate Center

The DPH Program's Public Health Grand Rounds monthly lecture series features Dr. Mary Bassett, NYC's Deputy Commissioner of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, who directed initiatives such as the bans on smoking and trans fat. More »

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Black History Month
Feb. 3 | City College

Black History Month kicks off with free food and games. Learn about upcoming events and debut of honored individuals. More »

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Conversation in Leadership
Feb. 3 | City College

Conversation in Leadership series features Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. More »

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Great Thinkers of Our Times
Feb. 3 | Hunter College

Great Thinkers of Out Times series hosts Howard Gardner, the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. More »

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Apartheid and HIV in South Africa
Feb. 4 | Queens College

In this presentation, professor Mark Lurie, Brown University, and professor Ida Susser, Hunter College, discuss historical, social, political and epidemiological dimensions of HIV in South Africa. More »

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Islam in North Lebanon
Feb. 4 | Graduate Center

 This talk will present the findings from recent fieldwork in Tripoli among different groups of Islamists, a typology of Islamist groups in the city, and an analysis of the Salafi movement in the city of Tripoli.
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Media Studies Series
Feb. 4 | Queens College

Digital activist, online social marketing pioneer and author of #Social Survival Manifesto, Tom Liacas, will join the Media Studies Colloquium Series. More »

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Political Activism of Sikhs
Feb. 4 | The University

Sociology professor Preema Kurien will discuss differences in the civic and political activism patterns of Sikhs in Canada and the United States. More »

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The New Jim Crow
Feb. 4 | Hostos Community College

As part of the Black History Month, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will delineate the history of racist policing policies and punishment that unfairly impacted African-Americans from the Reconstruction period to the present day. More »

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