The Monday Brief - February 12, 2016

Students Transformed by CUNY

Listen to the compelling voices of six students as they tell how CUNY has transformed their lives. A Brooklyn poet, a nursing student, an undocumented immigrant turned valedictorian, a geology scholar undeterred by his disability, and a Haitian-American with dreams of becoming Vice President. Through the academic commitment and financial support received from CUNY, their success will impact generations to come. Their stories illustrate CUNY's mission embodied in the New York Education Law: "Only the strongest commitments to the special needs of an urban constituency justifies the legislature’s support of an independent and unique structure for the City University of New York." More »

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Up to the Challenge?

The CUNY Math Challenge is looking to reward CUNY's best math talent. Regardless of your major, if you are a matriculated CUNY undergraduate student and enjoy doing math problems, this math contest is for you. There are cash prizes in the second and in the final rounds. For details: More »

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Free Admission to El Museo del Barrio

As part of the new CUNY Cultural Initiative to give students access to cultural institutions across the city, El Museo del Barrio is offering free admission to all students, staff and faculty with CUNY IDs.  Catch the new exhibition, "The Illusive Eye," as well as recent acquisitions to its permanent collection. More »

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Sportswire — CC Basketball Tournaments

CUNYAC Community College Basketball Tournament kicks off with the women's semifinals on Feb. 16, followed by the men's semifinal on Feb. 17. More »

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Volunteer for Helping Hands

Helping Hands for the Disabled NYC is in need of volunteers to help with food deliveries in Brooklyn and Queens on Saturday, Feb. 20. No car is necessary. For information: More »

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Black History Through Quilts
Feb. 16 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Join BMCC professor Edward Bostick as he explains the stories behind the exhibition, "On the Shoulders of Giants: Exploring Black History Through Quilts. More »

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Economic Crisis in Puerto Rico
Feb. 16 | CUNY School of Law

Panel discussion on the economic and humanitarian crisis occurring in Puerto Rico and its relationship to two pending Supreme Court cases. More »

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Jazz Concert
Feb. 16 | York College

Black History Month presents: Compositions, featuring original compositions performed by the Sean Juan Project and the GMT_Express featuring a surprise guest artist. Free and open to the public. More »

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Journalism Worskshop
Feb. 16 | CUNY School of Journalism

CUNY J+: How to Be a Social Media Editor, is part of a course designed for anyone in communications who is passionate about social media and wants to create new career opportunities for themselves More »

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Screening: ‘When the Bough Breaks’
Feb. 16 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Screening of the documentary, "When The Bough Breaks," which examines the effect racism has on black women’s bodies, including birth outcomes; to be followed by a panel discussion More »

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Book Talk
Feb. 17 | Graduate Center

Author Leif Wenar's latest book, Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World, is a provocative examination of natural resources, their extraction, and their control.

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Media Studies Colloquium Series
Feb. 17 | Queens College

Media Studies Colloquium Series Presents: Sarah Banet-Weiser February 17, 2016 | Queens College  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM   More »

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Queens College Orchestra
Feb. 17 | Queens College

Queens College Orchestra, directed by Maurice Peress, performs Schumann's Piano Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. More »

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Art Exhibition
Feb. 18 | Baruch College

The Sidney Mishkin Gallery presents Some Provocations from Skeptical Inquirers, Painted Prints, Photographs, and Videos by Ellen K. Levy and Patricia Olynyk. Free and open to the public.

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Art Exhibition
Feb. 18 | Queens College

Ancient Inspirations, an exhibition of paintings by Vincent Baldassano during his tenure as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome.

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Black History Lecture
Feb. 18 | Hostos Community College

Celebrating Black History Month 2016: The African American Experience in the Bronx, welcomes Angel Hernandez, education coordinator of the  Bronx Historical Society, to talk about the African American contributions the structural, cultural and political history of the Bronx.   More »

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Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb. 18 | College of Staten Island

Learn about the rich Chinese culture through participation in this open house celebration of the most important Chinese traditional holiday.

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Inequality in NYC and Beyond
Feb. 18 | Graduate Center

A conversation with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Paul Krugman, moderated by Janet Gornick of the Graduate Center, about social and economic inequality.

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Music In Midtown
Feb. 18 | Graduate Center

Music In Midtown presents a chamber music concert featuring a stellar group of musicians from the Graduate Center's DMA performance program.   More »

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