Medgar Evers College Professor Safiya Bandele, who also serves as Director of the College’s Center for Women’s Development, is being honored by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President at their 2011 Women’s Herstory reception and ceremony on Thursday, March 24th at 8am in the Rotunda of Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn. This event is dedicated to Brooklyn women who have excelled in the arts, sciences, business and public service. The event is open to the public.
On Thursday, March 31st, Medgar Evers College shall host its first annual Caribbean Women Writers Conference as part of the campus – wide Women’s History Month celebration. The conference, co-hosted by the Departments of English and Foreign Languages as well as the Center for Women’s Development, will comprise concurrent sessions held from 10 am to 6 pm in the Mary Pinkett Lecture Hall (S -122) and Edison O. Jackson Auditorium at 1637 and 1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY; respectively.
Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York is proud to announce its Fortieth Commencement ceremony. The event will be held at the Bedford Building Amphitheatre (1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn) and begin at 10:00 a.m.
The National Black Writers Conference Biannual Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, in New York City.
Mos Def, award-winning actor, and the legendary Ruby Dee are featured as part of a star-filled line up of performers at The Annual Benefit Concert for the National Black Writers Conference on March 25 at the Highline Ballroom – 431 W 16th St., New York, NY 10011. Tickets are $35, doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 9 p.m. Advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested.
On Friday March 18, 2011, Medgar Evers College, in conjunction with the New York City Department of Education STH Unit, will hold the Eighth Annual National Professional Social Work Month Conference. The conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. in Founders Auditorium at 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225.
Dr. Charles desBordes, Biology Professor at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, will be awarded the 2011 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Minority-Serving Institution Meritorious Faculty Scholar Award in Cancer Research. Dr. desBordes’ research work is focused on tumor cell growth as modulated by phytochemicals in plants of dietary significance. He has investigated and co-authored studies of various phytochemicals on growth and histone acetylation in several cancer cell lines.
The Medgar Evers College Art Committee (MECAC) and the Department of External Relations proudly present an Artist’s Appreciation reception for visual artists whose works have been exhibited in recent years. Hosted by President William L. Pollard, this event should provide a historic perspective on the College’s relationship with art through a “Conversation with Artists” and herald the upcoming year’s planned exhibits. The Reception will be held on June 30, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in Academic Building I – 1638 Bedford Ave., 1st floor, gallery space, Brooklyn, NY 11225.
On Saturday, March 5, 2011, the Education Department of Medgar Evers College will host the Second Annual Democratic Education Symposium. The event, which runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, will take place in Academic Building I located at 1638 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. This event is free and open to the public.
In commemoration of Black History Month, the Center for Women’s Development and the Haitian-American Student Association (H.A.S.A.) at Medgar Evers College present the New York film premiere of the documentary film, Haiti: Myths, Perceptions, Reality on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm at 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225 in the President’s Conference Room – B1008.
Medgar Evers College senior and rising star designer, Keishel Williams, will showcase her Fall 2011 line called Sunday in the Park on Monday, February 7, 2011 from 7 pm – 9 pm at the Foley Art Gallery in Chelsea – 548 W. 28th St, New York, NY 10001.
Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, alongside the testing, outreach and prevention initiative Watchful Eye, will host this year’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on Monday, February 7. The event is designed to raise awareness of the impact of HIV and AIDS on African-American communities. This year’s NBHAAD event will feature activities, such as panel discussions and free HIV testing, as well as a tribute to State Senator John Sampson, a star-studded gospel concert, and remarks from Congressman Ed Towns, and President William L. Pollard.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Male Development and Empowerment Center (MDEC) and the Department of Social Work at Medgar Evers College present “The Cultivation of Academically Gifted Males in College” on Thursday, February 10, 2011, at 1 pm in the E.O. Jackson lecture hall in Academic Building I – 1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225. This event is free and open to the public.
It is not every day that you can discuss disaster relief in Haiti, conflict of interest policies and employment discrimination under the Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964 in one class. But that is a typical day for the students of the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program at Medgar Evers College, CUNY.
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College shall host the John Oliver Killens Reading Series entitled “Literary Activists of the Indignant Generation” on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the E.O. Jackson Auditorium – 1638 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225.
Medgar Evers College Professor and award-winning playwright Thomas Bradshaw ignites the stage once again with the premiere of his stage play “Mary” at the Goodman Theater in Chicago this February.
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, will host the Eleventh National Black Writers Conference (NBWC) on Thursday, March 29 through Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Medgar Evers College, shall host “College Goal Sunday” – an event that provides free, professional assistance with financial aid applications to prospective degree seekers – on Saturday, February 5th 2011 at 1638 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free onsite childcare will be provided.
Medgar Evers College is planning a major upgrade for its Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library. The $18 million modernization will transform the library, which was built in the late 1980s, into an up-to-date facility for teaching and learning in the 21st Century.
Medgar Evers College has opened a new student lounge as part of an ongoing effort to make the College more welcoming to students by creating additional facilities where students can meet, relax, and gather together.