The Thursday Brief - September 21, 2014

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In the fall issue of CUNY Matters find out how the new NY CUNY 2020 program, launched by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, will support work across the University that connects academic achievement with entrepreneurship and economic development. Also see how CUNY's new Chancellor, James B. Milliken, spent his summer, including a whistle-stop tour of CUNY's 24 campuses, and how programs like Single Stop USA, help to connect financially insecure students with benefits and social services so they can remain in school and complete their education. More »

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Book Beat — Life, Love and the Perfect Meal

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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Smorgasburg at SummerStage

For one night only, Friday, Sept. 19, the city's favorite food vendors will come together for Smorgasburg at SummerStage Central Park, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sample some of the best food in the city, while strolling the park on a late summer evening. More »

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Sportswire – Baruch Sweeps Weekly Awards

Baruch sophomore Allie Jackson-Hing has been named the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Women's Tennis Player of the Week and Hayley Bester, a freshman, has been named the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Women's Tennis Rookie of the Week. More »

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CUNY IBM Watson Case Competition
Sep. 18 | Baruch College

Open house and information session for Baruch and CUNY students interested in participating in the IBM Watson Case Competition. Representatives from the IBM Watson team, along with Baruch Faculty, will answer questions about the competition. More »

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MDDance Rehearsal
Sep. 18 | Brooklyn College

Contemporary dance company, MBDance, is in residence as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative to explore their latest projects and present open rehearsals and lecture demonstrations. More »

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Music in Midtown
Sep. 18 | Queens College

Music in Midtown fall series features Soyeon Kate Lee, piano; Ani Kafavian, violin; Timothy Eddy, cello, playing music of Mozart. More »

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Photo Exhibition
Sep. 18 | Queens College

Tutta la Famiglia: A Photographic Exhibition of Community Life in Gloucester, Mass., by Paul Cary Goldberg, is a study of the large Italian-American immigrants community that settled in Gloucester-the oldest fishing port in the United States. More »

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Screening: ‘American Dream Deferred’
Sep. 18 | College of Staten Island

A screening of the documentary film, "American Dreams Deferred," by William D. Caballero, followed by a discussion. More »

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‘Andy Warhol: Celebrating the Famous and Unkown’
Sep. 19 | Baruch College

"Andy Warhol: Celebrating the Famous and the Unknown," a special exhibition of the artist's photographs and silkscreen prints at the Sidney Miskin Gallery. More »

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Citizenship Now! Application Assistance
Sep. 20 | The University

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

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