The Monday Brief - October 25, 2014

Celebrate CUNY Month

November is CUNY Month! Don't miss out on the open houses, admission and financial aid workshops, lectures, performances, book talks and other activities that are taking place throughout the month on all CUNY campuses. More »

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Book Beat — Obama Defies Left-Right Dogma

Since entering the White House, Barack Obama has been battered by criticism from both sides. In Out of Many, One: Obama and the Third American Political Tradition, Ruth O’Brien, a political science professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, explains how Obama’s leadership style, more statesman than politician, is partly to blame and argues that he represents the values of a lesser-known third tradition in American political thought that defies the usual left-right categorization. More »

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Sportswire — Cross Country Championship Results

See the winning colleges of the 2014 CUNYAC Cross Country Men and Women Championships, held Sunday, Oct. 26, in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. More »

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Volunteer on Halloween

Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at the Theater for the New City's annual Halloween Costume Ball on Friday, Oct. 31, in the East Village. We need your help, starting in shifts, from 10 a.m. to midnight on Halloween. More »

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Film Screening: ‘Grind’
Oct. 27 | Baruch College

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents a free screening of "Grind," about the politics of hooking up in today's gay culture, plus a talk with the film's director, Zachary Halley. More »

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Screening of ‘Fed Up’
Oct. 27 | Hunter College

The annual Joan H. Tisch Public Health Forum presents a screening of "Fed Up," a documentary about the obesity epidemic, produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David, at Kaye Playhouse. More »

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Turnstyle Series: After the MFA
Oct. 27 | Graduate Center

Join poet Kimiko Hahn in conversation with Ira Silverberg, strategic adviser to Open Road Integrated Media, on the changes in the publishing industry, digitization, consolidation, independent presses — and more. More »

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Women and Gender Studies Film Screening
Oct. 27 | Hostos Community College

Women and Gender Studies Fall Film Series presents "Orlando," based on Virginia Woolf's novel. More »

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Book Talk
Oct. 28 | Lehman College

Christopher Bonastia, a professor of sociology at Lehman, and author of Southern Stalemate: Five Years Without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia, talks about her latest book. More »

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Conversation With Author Mary Gaitskill
Oct. 28 | Baruch College

A reading and conversation with Mary Gaitskill, author of the novels Two Girls, Fat and Thin and Veronica, as well as the story collections Bad Behavior and Because They Wanted To. More »

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Music For Winds
Oct. 28 | Brooklyn College

Marianne Gythfeldt, coordinator, BC Conservatory of Music students present solo and chamber works. More »

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Operation Transition Freedom
Oct. 28 | New York College of Technology

Operation Transition Freedom is a free, comprehensive employment and career day for U.S. veterans and their families. More »

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Book Event
Oct. 29 | Queens College

Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development, edited by Luisa Del Giudice, is a book about these complex structures created by a determined artist, Sabato Rodia, an Italian immigrant laborer, in a Los Angeles suburb. More »

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LGBT Rights as Human Rights
Oct. 29 | City College

“LGBT Rights as Human Rights” panel discussion with New York State Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell, Charles Radcliffe, Phumi Mtetwa, moderated by Andrea Weiss More »

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Red Umbrella Project
Oct. 29 | John Jay College

In Their Own Words: Sex Worker Narratives, is a panel in which students and faculty will meet members of the Red Umbrella Project, a New York-based nonprofit that amplifies the voices of people who have worked in the sex trades for greater control of their lives through telling their stories and advocacy programs. More »

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Swapathon
Oct. 29 | Hunter College

Don't throw away gently used clothing, give it some love! Swap clothing you don't need with other members of the community and revamp old T-shirts with our logos that we will print for you. By exchanging reusable clothing, rather than throwing it out, we benefit our community as well as our environment. More »

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The Harlem Quartet
Oct. 29 | Baruch College

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents the Harlem Quartet performing classical music and jazz. More »

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