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Hunter’s Alexandru Barbulescu Earns March Scholar-Athlete of the Month

April 14, 2014 | CUNY Sports

For the month of March, Hunter College’s men’s volleyball sophomore Alexandru Barbulescu has been named the CUNYAC/ Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar-Athlete of the Month. This is the first time the sophomore has won the accolade.

The Craft of Writing From Two Artists

April 14, 2014 | CUNY Lecture Series, Graduate Center

Interim Chancellor William Kelly engages two of the University’s most distinctive stylists on the art and craft of teaching writing, Andre Aciman of the Graduate Center and the author of seven books, and Colum McCann of Hunter College, the 2009 National Book Award winner for his novel, Let The Great World Spin. Recalling his youth in Ireland, McCann jokes it was an uninspiring one. “No stories to tell — the worst thing for a novelist — I had a happy childhood,” and Aciman discusses the rewards of teaching at a public institution. “There’s no arrogance, no sense of entitlement — everybody wants to succeed.”

Committee on Academic, Policy, Program, and Research

April 7, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Academic, Policy, Program, and Research, April 7, 2014.

Committee on Fiscal Affairs

April 7, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, April 7, 2014.

Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration

April 7, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, April 7, 2014.

Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management

April 7, 2014 | Board of Trustees Meetings & Public Hearings, Facilities Planning, Construction and Management

Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Facilities, Planning and Management, April 7, 2014.

Walking Every Block of New York

April 1, 2014 | Book Beat

When City College sociologist William Helmreich found that no one had ever thoroughly explored all five of New York City’s boroughs, he decided to walk the entire city, block by block. By the end of his four-year adventure, he had walked more than 6,000 miles, worn out nine pairs of shoes and chronicled his project in the wildly popular book, The New York Nobody Knows.

Shirley Chisholm–Remembering a Hero

March 24, 2014 | Book Beat

Shirley Chisholm was the first African-American woman elected to Congress and one of Brooklyn College’s most famous alumni. Yet many people under 40 know little of her, says Brooklyn College professor Barbara Winslow. Hoping to raise awareness of the political trailblazer, Winslow penned the new biography, Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change.

The Art and History of Women’s Tattoos

March 24, 2014 | Book Beat

Examined here are not the scary images we feared as children, but some of the most intricate, beautiful, poignant and thought-provoking tattoos that cover women’s bodies, dating back to Victorian society. In her third edition of Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoos, Margot Mifflin explores the economic independence of female tattoo artists, the power in creating unique art on a different canvas, and the change in some medical insurance practices that now allow payment for women who have had mastectomies and who use tattooing as a sign of courage and healing.

John Lindsay’s New York

March 24, 2014 | Book Beat

New York City’s 103rd mayor, John Lindsay, had a two-term administration of highs and lows during a period of racial unrest, antiwar protests, fiscal problems and municipal strikes — one of which greeted him on his first day in office. Editor and essayist, Joseph Viteritti, and other writers use Summer in the City: John Lindsay, New York, and the American Dream, to provide an in-depth analysis of a mayoralty that, while filled with such challenges, also showed New Yorkers’ pride in their city and in Lindsay, who, at times, was not above picking up litter in the streets.