The Thursday Brief - October 20, 2014

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CUNY Lecture Series — ‘Underwater Dreams’

In a screening and discussion of her new documentary film “Underwater Dreams,” writer and director Mary Mazzio enters the highly charged atmosphere of immigration reform, telling the inspirational story of four sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants who won an underwater robotic competition, defeating an engineering powerhouse team from MIT in the process.

http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/podcasts/2014/10/14/documentary-filmmaker-dives-into-immigration-debate/

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Sportswire — Weekly Award Highlights

John Jay junior James Buckley and freshman Adan Martinez sweep the CUNYAC/US Army Men's Cross Country awards, named performer and rookie of the week respectively.

http://cuny.edu/about/sportswire.html

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Astoria Arts Festival

Astoria Art Festival is an arts and culture event focused on Queens-based artists. Now in its third year, this celebration of the neighborhood’s vibrant community and local art scene is free and open to the public. There are over 30 local venues, continuing through Sunday, October 19.

http://astoriaartfestival.com/about/

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The Legacy of Oscar Hijuelos
Oct. 16 | City College

Panel discussion on the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and City College alumnus Oscar Hijuelos (1951-2013).

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=54932

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Asian Art — 1974 to 2014
Oct. 16 | Queensborough Community College

In "Asian Art 40 Years — 1974 to 2014," guest curator, Chaolun Baatar, has selected a wide range of contemporary art featuring multiple disciplines from renowned artists representing cultures throughout the Asian continent.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=53875

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Book Talk With David Dinkins
Oct. 16 | Medgar Evers College

David N. Dinkins, former mayor of the City of New York, will visit Medgar Evers College to discuss his book,  A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=54944

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Entrepreneurship Generation to Generation
Oct. 16 | Baruch College

The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship presents Privax Group: LeBon Global Family Business — Entrepreneurship Generation to Generation, with guest speaker Ana Urrea, partner at LeBon Global Family Business.

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=11475&view=EventDetails&information_id=29303

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Music in Midtown
Oct. 16 | Graduate Center

Pianist Thomas Sauer performs the works of Beethoven, Lieberson and Chopin.

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Public-Programming/Calendar/Detail?id=26673

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Photographic Exhibition
Oct. 16 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia's Family is a stunning exhibition of photographs taken by LaGuardia Community College commercial photography students.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=54965

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African Art Exhibition
Oct. 17 | Medgar Evers College

Celebrate African art with an exhibition of artifacts from the Eric Edwards collection, a reading by renowned poet Chijioke Amu-Nandi, and a panel discussion.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=54946

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Guitarist Adam Holzman
Oct. 17 | Baruch College

NYC Classical Guitar Society presents Adam Holzman, at the forefront of a generation of guitarists for more than 20 years.

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?eventidn=10539&view=EventDetails&information_id=26771

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Citizenship Now Assistance Event
Oct. 18 | The University

Citizenship Now! Application Assistance Event with the New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs in Queens.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=53439

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Franc D’Ambrosio’s Broadway
Oct. 18 | College of Staten Island

Franc D'Ambrosio's Broadway — The Phantom Unmasked, is a special benefit concert of Broadway standards to support the CSI Italian Studies program and study-abroad opportunities for students to experience the cultural heritage of Italy.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=53435

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On Stage at Kingsborough
Oct. 18 | Kingsborough Community College

On Stage at Kingsborough, presents Timeless: Three Generations of The Great American Songbook, with jazz legend Marilyn Maye, Broadway's Liz Callaway and Michael Feinstein protégé Nick Ziobro.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=53518

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The Pirates of Penzance
Oct. 19 | Queensborough Community College

Now in its fourth decade of operation, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players bring the comedic opera, The Pirates of Penzance, to Queensborough Performing Arts Center.

http://events.cuny.edu/eventDetail.asp?EventId=53559

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