The Monday Brief - July 22, 2014

Study in the States Website

As home to one of the largest international student bodies in the country, CUNY is committed to providing not only a supportive academic environment but also relevant, timely information as it becomes available. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of the Department of Homeland Security, recently unveiled an enhanced version of its Study in the States website, which serves as an official government information hub for current and prospective international students interested in studying in the United States. More »

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Book Beat – Faculty Authors Series

While exploring Brooklyn backyards and New York City parks for edible plants, Ava Chin, associate professor of English at the College of Staten Island, reveals how foraging helped heal family wounds and mended a broken heart. Chin’s new memoir, Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal, weaves together lessons on finding nature, forgiveness and love in the most unexpected places. More »

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Global App Competition

GEO Appathon is a global app development competition open to students, scientists and developers, using Earth Observations (EO) data in the form of an app. Registration closes July 31. More »

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Join the Epic Ride

The Epic Ride is a 40-mile bike ride from Williamsburg to Rockaway Beach that will showcase the potential of a fully completed Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway combined with a completed Jamaica Bay Greenway. Volunteers are needed on Sunday, July 27, to help set up and assist cyclists, distribute water and snacks, and direct the flow of traffic flow. More »

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‘The Taming of the Shrew’
July 24 | Baruch College

Baruch Performing Arts Center and TGW Acting Studio presents, "The Taming of the Shrew," by William Shakespeare, directed by Thomas G. Waites. More »

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Hot Summer Nights Jazz
July 26 | Kingsborough Community College

Our annual, free "Hot Summer Nights," outdoor summer concert series closes with the jazz ensemble, Swingadelic with guest vocalist Gina Fox. More »

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