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Everything you need for Thursday's Rule 5 Draft

Every year, the Winter Meetings unofficially conclude with the Rule 5 Draft. It might not be the headline-grabber of a blockbuster trade or free-agent signing, but every year, teams do find talent via this avenue. And recent history shows that many of the players selected are coming to a big league stadium near you next season.


Everything you need for Thursday's Rule 5 Draft

Every year, the Winter Meetings unofficially conclude with the Rule 5 Draft. It might not be the headline-grabber of a blockbuster trade or free-agent signing, but every year, teams do find talent via this avenue. And recent history shows that many of the players selected are coming to a big league stadium near you next season.


Source: Mets front-runners to land Realmuto

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen insists that even with those players he is pursuing most ardently, there is "a walkaway point" he will not cross -- a point in which a potential deal stops making sense for the Mets. He's just not there yet with J.T. Realmuto.


Mobile Medical Unit with Project Street Beat of Planned Parenthood of NYC

The mobile medical unit with provide health services, including: women’s health care, HIV testing, STI testing and treatment, birth control and emergency contraception, gynecological services, health services for substance users and those who engage in exchange sex.

Students Students will be referred to culturally-competent clinics and clinicians for medical issues that cannot be addressed at the mobile unit.

All services and medications are free to people who do not have insurance.

Thursday, December 13, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Academic Complex 1 (on the Crown Street side of building)
1638 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

For more information contact the Office of Health Services at 718-270-6075 or visit 1637 Bedford Avenue, room S-217.


Wright advising Mets' brain trust at Meetings

David Wright has found a new role, at least temporarily, now that his playing days are done. Wright is at this year's Winter Meetings on the invitation of general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, who asked the longtime third baseman to attend as a sounding board for the front office.


DAQI as Medium

The exhibit features 18 large canvases in four series, including the Cloud Era, which incorporates the traditional lacquer process of embedding, smearing and grinding; the Dream Firmament, created by the soft mother of pearl inlay technique of Korea’s Goryeo period; Landscape, which combined natural lacquer, toner, wood and fiber; and Self-portrait, the use of solid, light and color characteristics.

Wenzhi Zhang, an internationally recognized artist, scholar and author, resides in Guangzhou, China and in New York City. She is a Professor at the Seoul National University of Science and Technology, in Seoul, South Korea; and a Professor at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China. Zhang is also a Distinguished Professor and a doctoral supervisor at Jingdezhen Ceramic University in China.

 

 


Mets engage Marlins on Realmuto trade talks

For teams seeking catching help, there is J.T. Realmuto and there is everybody else. On the first day of the Winter Meetings, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen remained engaged with the Marlins on Realmuto, a source confirmed, discussing scenarios as unorthodox as a three-way deal that would send Noah Syndergaard to the Yankees.


Mets seeking defensive upgrade at catcher

For teams seeking catching help, there is life beyond J.T. Realmuto. While the Mets will remain a possible landing spot for Realmuto until the day the Marlins trade him elsewhere, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen acknowledged Monday at the outset of the Winter Meetings that it would be difficult to part with big league talent to acquire the All-Star catcher.


Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

The Center for Black Literature and the English Department at Medgar Evers College celebrate the 60th anniversary of Chinua Achebe’s classic novel, Things Fall Apart.

Join us for a conversation with:

  • President Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa
  • Dr. Chinelo Achebe-Ejueyitchi, lecuturer and faculty, U of Massachusetts Boston
  • Dr. R. A. Ptahsen-Shabazz, associate professor, Nassau Community College and MEC

Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedord Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Event is free but RSVP is required, here: www.eventbrite.com/e/rsvp-achebe-program-with-president-motlanthe-tickets-53027071398.


Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

The Center for Black Literature and the English Department at Medgar Evers College celebrate the 60th anniversary of Chinua Achebe’s classic novel, Things Fall Apart.

Join us for a conversation with:

  • President Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa
  • Dr. Chinelo Achebe-Ejueyitchi, lecuturer and faculty, U of Massachusetts Boston
  • Dr. R. A. Ptahsen-Shabazz, associate professor, Nassau Community College and MEC

Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedord Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Event is free but RSVP is required, here: www.eventbrite.com/e/rsvp-achebe-program-with-president-motlanthe-tickets-53027071398.


Bid on Mets items in charity auction

Few teams hold closer ties to Jackie Robinson than the Mets, the National League's replacement franchise for Robinson's Brooklyn Dodgers. To honor that heritage, the Mets built the Jackie Robinson Rotunda into Citi Field, constructing a shrine for the Hall of Famer complete with a larger-than-life No. 42 sculpture in the middle.


BCC Chorus in Concert

The program will include music by Vivaldi and Mozart, spirituals, show tunes and seasonal melodies. All are welcome!

Students are encouraged to register to sing with the chorus next semester. The Chorus is listed in the schedule of classes for Spring 2019 term as MUS 21 – Choral Performance 1, Section D01 and will meet on Thursdays from 2 – 4:50 p.m. in Guggenheim Hall [GU], Room 212. This course carries one credit.
For more information, contact benjamin.yarmolinsky@bcc.cuny.edu


6th Annual Holiday Sock Drive

Socks are a simple, basic need. If you’re homeless, you walk a lot! So it’s essential to keep your feet clean and dry, and you need good socks for that. Access to socks and shoes is often limited for homeless youth living in shelters and on the streets. You can help! It’s really simple. Just collect as many pairs of NEW socks as you can and drop them off at the following locations, days and times:
The LGBTQI+ Resource Room, Brown Center [BC], Room 301, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Transfer Services, Sage Hall [SA], Room 102, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 4 – 7 p.m.


Alonso makes AFL's Top Prospects team

The Arizona Fall League announced its 2018 Top Prospects team on Monday morning.


CUNYAC/HSS Scholar-Athlete of the Month: Yee Chung Phang, Baruch

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Dec. 10, 2018) - On Monday, Baruch College women's swimming senior Yee Chung Phang was named the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar-Athlete of the Month for November 2018.


Mets round out coaching staff with three hires

The Mets on Sunday promoted Luis Rojas to the newly created position of quality control coach, and also announced the hires of hitting coach Chili Davis and bullpen coach Buck Martinez.


Each team's needs entering Winter Meetings

Baseball's annual Winter Meetings are set to begin on Monday in Las Vegas, and that means Hot Stove season is about to really kick into high gear. Here are the biggest needs for each of the 30 MLB clubs.


Every team's Winter Meetings wish list

Baseball's annual Winter Meetings are set to begin on Monday in Las Vegas, and that means Hot Stove season is about to really kick into high gear. Here are the biggest needs for each of the 30 MLB clubs.


Every team's current franchise icon

Today, we look at the franchise icons for each team -- the guy who, if he were traded, would break the hearts of the local fans.


Here are Winter Meetings FAQs to know

With the 2018 Winter Meetings about to begin at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Monday, here's a primer on what this annual event is all about.


Mets hire Red Sox's Banner as farm director

The Mets continued their infiltration of the Red Sox's front office on Friday, hiring away another top executive from the World Series champions. A week after bring on longtime Sox executive Allard Baird to be an assistant general manager under Brodie Van Wagenen, the Mets have made Jared Banner their new farm director.


Van Wagenen poised to make moves at WM

As if the Mets needed help making headlines this offseason, Brodie Van Wagenen is about to descend upon Las Vegas for his first Winter Meetings as a general manager. Here's a look at what the Mets hope to accomplish Monday through Thursday in Las Vegas:


BMCC Men, Hostos Women Ranked No. 2 in NJCAA Basketball National Polls

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 7, 2018) - After impressive starts to their respective seasons, the Borough of Manhattan Community College men's basketball team and Hostos Community College women's basketball team both ranked at No. 2 in the latest NJCAA Division III national polls, released Tuesday.


BMCC's Coulibaly Named to NJCAA All-America Second Team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 7, 2018) - On Tuesday, the National Junior College Athletic Association announced its 2018 Division III All-America men's soccer selections, and Borough of Manhattan Community College sophomore midfielder Daouda Coulibaly was named a second-team honoree.


Queensborough's Beniquez, Veliz Thol Earn NJCAA All-America Nods

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After a year in which the Tigers won a third-straight NJCAA Region XV Championship and District G title, Queensborough Community College sophomore outside hitter Paola Beniquez and sophomore setter Maria Veliz Thol were named to the NJCAA Division III All-America Team on Tuesday.


Each team's best 1st-rounder of the past decade

The release of the 2019 Draft Top 50 list had the MLB Pipeline staff thinking about Drafts in years past. Teams always want to get that first pick right and there have been some real home runs hit in the first round.


The best weird trade in Winter Meetings history

Reflections on the epic Mariners-Mets-Indians 12-player swap during the 2008 Winter Meetings.


NYC AND URBAN FOOD SYSTEMS AND AGRICULTURE; IMPROVING THE FOOD SYSTEM THROUGH FOOD POLICY

This lecture will examine urban agriculture in NYC, focusing on the following: Hunts Point Distribution Center, Community gardens, school farms and local food procurement and incentives


Cano went to a Brooklyn Nets game

His tour of NYC continues.


Nanoscience Seminar: Frontiers in Neurorobotics

Join us for an evening seminar and panel discussion on Neurorobotics hosted by the Advanced Science Research Center and Futureworks NYC, on Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Learn about research and technologies from leading researchers in the field.

Please RSVP to confirm your place!

Confirmed Speakers:

Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, Yale University

Hao Su, City College of New York

Marom Bikson, City College of New York

Program:

6:00 pm: Hao Su, City College of New York

6:20 pm: Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, Yale University

6:40 pm: Marom Bikson, City College of New York

7:00 pm: Panel Discussion

8:00 pm: Closing Remarks


NY Systems Chemistry Symposium

Join us for NY Systems Chemistry symposium on December 13th 2018 at the Advanced Science Research Center!

Systems Chemistry involves networks of reacting interacting molecules. Within such mixtures, links between chemical properties and observed behavior are no longer obvious and become rich in functionality, as exemplified by ecosystems and living systems.


This free, one-day symposium will bring together a diverse group of scientists who study chemical systems to better understand nature, and ultimately, to produce materials and products with new functions that cannot be achieved using traditional chemistry approaches.


We welcome researchers and students to join us for talks, networking, and poster presentations.


Register now to confirm your space!


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:


Gonen Ashkenasy, Ben Gurion University

Adam Braunschweig, Advanced Science Research Center & Hunter College

Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle, Advanced Science Research Center & The Graduate Center

Oleg Gang, Columbia University

Martha Grover, Georgia Institute of Technology

David Lynn, Emory University

Rebecca Schulman, Johns Hopkins University

Tell Tuttle, University of Strathclyde

Marcus Weck, New York University


Lost In Yonkers (a benefit reading in honor of Neil Simon and Marin Mazzie)

Lost In Yonkers
(a benefit reading in honor of Neil Simon and Marin Mazzie)

TICKET PRICES: $25-$100

December 9th at 7:30PM

BUY TICKETS

 

LOST IN YONKERS tells the story of Jay and Arty Kurnitz, who find their lives turned upside down when their father Eddie moves south for work, leaving them with their no-nonsense Grandmother and their loving but absent-minded spinster Aunt Bella. Along the way, they’re also introduced to their Uncle Louie, a small-time crook and their kind Aunt Gert, who has developed a serious (but hilarious) breathing problem due to the fear that she has for her own mother. This benefit semi-staged reading was conceived by Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight the musical) with proceeds from the event going directly to The National Alzheimer’s Association in honor of the late Neil Simon, who recently passed away from the disease, as well as The Ovarian Cancer Fund in honor of Broadway actress Marin Mazzie, who also recently passed away,

 

The evening will be co-directed by Realbuto and Paul Mitchell Wilder (Manahatta) and stage managed by Ryan A. Ross (Desperate Measures),

 

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New York City Council District 35 Town Hall Meeting

Join NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson and NYC Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo for a NYC Council District 35 town hall meeting.

Doors open at 5:30pm and event begins at 6:00pm.

Event is free but RSVP is requested. Please email d35townhall@council.nyc.gov or call 212-482-4121.

Please note the location of this event:
Medgar Evers College Preparatory School
1186 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11225


Writers on Writing: Interview with Ladee Hubbard

“Writers on Writing” Radio Show
Sunday, December 9, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Interview with Ladee Hubbard
With Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Listen online at WMEC Radio: http://wmec.mec.cuny.edu
Listen on the radio at WNYE 91.5 FM

About the Program
Dr.  Brenda Greene discusses with Professor Ron Howell, his biography on Bertram L. Baker, Boss of Black Brooklyn: The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker (Fordham University Press, 2018). The late Bertram Baker, the grandfather of Ron Howell, immigrated to the United States from St. Nevis in 1915.  He was the first Black person to hold a public office in Brooklyn and was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1948. Greene and Howell discuss the role that Baker played in Black politics in Brooklyn and highlights of Bertram’s life.  Howell’s story is unique in that he brings his personal perspective to the life of man who had a major impact on Brooklyn politics.

About the Author
Ladee Hubbard is the author of The Talented Ribkins, which received the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, The Times Literary Supplement, Arkansas International, Copper Nickel, and Callaloo, among other venues.


Inbox: How does McNeil fit into Mets' plans?

As the Winter Meetings approach, here's a look at some of the pressing issues surrounding the Mets in the wake of their trade for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz:


CUNYAC Adds Kaplan, Popovic to External Communications Staff

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2018) - The City University of New York Athletic Conference is excited to announce that Elyssa Kaplan and Lubi Popovic have been brought onboard as External Communications Assistants in the league office.


These are the top 50 prospects for the '19 Draft

The crop of talent for the 2019 Draft appears to be one of the most imbalanced in recent memory. Quality position prospects abound all over the diamond, while question marks surround the best pitchers available.


Mets-Realmuto rumor mill continues to stir

The Mets are maintaining dialogue with the Marlins on J.T. Realmuto, according to multiple sources, using big league talent as a lure. No trade appeared imminent as of Tuesday night, and one source called the speculation "just talk." But the New York Post reported that the Mets are "seriously considering" trading outfielder Brandon Nimmo to acquire the All-Star catcher.


Cano: 'It's always good to be back in New York'

As soon as the Mariners shipped Mike Zunino and James Paxton out of Seattle last month, Robinson Cano knew the writing was on the wall. Despite his sizeable contract, the eight-time All-Star figured he would be taking his next at-bat in another uniform.


Open House

Join us to learn all about the certificate and degree programs offered at the new CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies.
Light refreshments will be served.


Rumors aside, Syndergaard part of Mets' future

Regardless of the rumors that have swirled around him for much of this offseason, Noah Syndergaard does not appear to be going anywhere.


Gotta Dance! QPAC’s Broadway Dance-Along Winter Workout Challenge!

First, watch a clip of the dance number being re-created, in the context of the original movie. Then, get up on stage, and be taught a rep-imagined version of the routine you just finished watching.

This special three-session workshop provides a great outlet for individuals looking to have fun, and jump-start a healthy regime. Two hours of exhilarating music and caloric-burning activity.

Haven’t you ever wanted to dance along to Cool with The Jets in West Side Story, or to America with Anita? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to dance along with John Travolta in a rousing Greased Lighting!

December 8, 2018, 11am-1pm

February 9, 2019, 11am-1pm

March 2, 2019, 11am-1pm

Tickets can be purchased online: www.visitQPAC.org or by calling the box office (718) 631-6311.
A purchased ticket reserves you a spot! Space is limited.

Suggested age: 18 to 90!
Individuals of all abilities are welcome; Do what you can!

Participants should dress comfortably, and bring a yoga mat or towel.

Sponsored by Council Member Daniel Dromm, who has also allocated $250,000 in capital support, for sound and lighting upgrades to QPAC.

Gotta Dance may not be included as part of a subscription.


The Showroom at QPAC Saturday Night Stand-Up! with Mike Marino, Richie Byrne, Gary DeLena

His credits include appearances on The Tonight Show, and on Byron Allen’s Comics Unleashed, which earned him over 7 million views (and counting). Richie Byrne is the warm-up comic for The Dr. Oz Show. He is an accomplished actor & singer with TV credits that include Sex & The City, The Sopranos, and Law & Order. He stars in his own musical variety series, The Richie Byrne Show, which can be seen at the Gotham Comedy Club in NY. Gary DeLena is a singing impressionist, an accomplished musician and one of the funniest comedians to play Catch a Rising Star, The Comic Strip, The Comedy Cellar, Carolines, The Laugh Factory, and others. A regular at The Borgota in Atlantic City, DeLena will have you cheering his parodies of rock songs and pop singers. Non-stop laugher, limited seating.

 

(Due to the high demand for tickets for this event, this show may be presented on QPAC’s mainstage).


Matz spreads love of game at Play Ball event

Major League Baseball hosted its final PLAY BALL event of the year on Tuesday at Belmont University's E.S. Rose Athletic Complex.


The Kindertransport: 80 Years Later

Holocaust Survivors will speak of their experiences on the Kindertransport,as part of this special commemoration. Also, musical interludes based on the theme of “Refugees” will be performed by The Astoria Music Project.


Diaz, Cano put to work as Santa's elves

First day and already working hard.


Callaway 'excited' with Cano, Diaz joining Mets

Mets manager Mickey Callaway was so thrilled about the club's acquisition of infielder Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz that he wanted to clap as the two entered their introductory press conference on Tuesday at Citi Field.


Cano, Diaz joined Mets for a fancy dinner

What better way to meet your new baseball family.


New Mets Cano, Diaz introduced at Citi Field

Like most around baseball, Edwin Diaz first learned he was heading from the Mariners to the Mets in a blockbuster seven-player trade through social media. He picked up his phone and texted Robinson Cano, the eight-time All-Star second baseman who headlined the deal.


Electricidad: A Play by Luis Alfaro

Electricidad by Luis Alfaro
Directed by guest artist Claudia Acosta
A Chicano “take” on the Greek tragedy Electra.


Electricidad: A Play by Luis Alfaro

Electricidad by Luis Alfaro
Directed by guest artist Claudia Acosta
A Chicano “take” on the Greek tragedy Electra.


Which division is the most interesting right now?

The Hot Stove is on high in the NL East, which now has four teams that clearly aim to compete for a postseason berth in 2019 (sorry, Marlins fans). That puts it atop this list of the most interesting divisions, which takes into account offseason activity and likely competitiveness next season.


What the Mets could do next this offseason

The Mets are going to try to win now. The National League East is a wide-open, four-team race, and New York wants to be atop it at the end of the season. The club has made some big moves recently, but there's still one remaining question: Now what?


Mets officially get Cano, Diaz from Mariners

The Mets and Mariners finalized and announced a blockbuster deal on Monday, sending eight-time All-Star Robinson Cano and standout closer Edwin Diaz to Flushing. In exchange, the Mets are shipping outfielder Jay Bruce, relievers Anthony Swarzak and Gerson Bautista, and prospects Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn to Seattle. The Mets are also receiving $20 million from the Mariners to offset Cano's salary, according to a source.


Sex Trafficking and the Commercial Sex Trade

A conversation with Taina Bien-Aimé, Executive Director of Coalition Against Trafficking of Women and Rachel Moran, Founder of SPACE International, an international organization of sex trade survivors, and author of Paid For: My Journey through Prostitution.


Stories From Flanders Fields: Perspectives on the Great War Centennial

In 2017, we commemorated the U.S. entry into the First War and the role of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and other Americans in that conflict. Now in 2018, just a few weeks after the centennial of the Armistice ending the war, please join us for a conversation about conserving the heritage of the First World War in Flanders, Belgium. Neutral Belgium was invaded by Germany in August 1914 and became a prison state, enduring that status until the end of the war. Many beautiful and ancient public buildings were destroyed, as well as cities and towns, and the residences of civilian populations who would have starved without the food relief organized by future president Herbert Hoover. Its earth was soaked with the blood of tens of thousands of Belgium and Allied soldiers. The speakers will discuss this relatively unknown—unknown to Americans—chapter of the war and the varied commemorative elements in Belgium cemeteries, literature, and exhibitions.

Professor Jonathan Rosenberg of Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, will moderate a conversation featuring: Ivan Adriaenssens, author of World War I themed graphic novels The Nieuport Gathering, The Last Braedy, and Cher Ami; Karen Derycke, Scientific Officer at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917; and Christopher Sims, author of The Soldiers of the Flanders Field American Military Cemetery.


Stories From Flanders Fields: Perspectives on the Great War Centennial

In 2017, we commemorated the U.S. entry into the First War and the role of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and other Americans in that conflict. Now in 2018, just a few weeks after the centennial of the Armistice ending the war, please join us for a conversation about conserving the heritage of the First World War in Flanders, Belgium. Neutral Belgium was invaded by Germany in August 1914 and became a prison state, enduring that status until the end of the war. Many beautiful and ancient public buildings were destroyed, as well as cities and towns, and the residences of civilian populations who would have starved without the food relief organized by future president Herbert Hoover. Its earth was soaked with the blood of tens of thousands of Belgium and Allied soldiers. The speakers will discuss this relatively unknown—unknown to Americans—chapter of the war and the varied commemorative elements in Belgium cemeteries, literature, and exhibitions.

Professor Jonathan Rosenberg of Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, will moderate a conversation featuring: Ivan Adriaenssens, author of World War I themed graphic novels The Nieuport Gathering, The Last Braedy, and Cher Ami; Karen Derycke, Scientific Officer at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917; and Christopher Sims, author of The Soldiers of the Flanders Field American Military Cemetery.


Second Saturdays @ BCC

The following student support services will be available: Admissions, Career Development, Financial Aid, Transfer Services (2-6 p.m.), Registrar, Student Life and the Technology Service Center. Students can learn how to apply for college, get help finding a job and/or transferring to another college, receive assistance with financing their education and much more! In addition, the following areas are open every Saturday when classes are in session: Academic Success Center, Learning Commons, Library, Math Center, Academic Computer Labs, Writing Center and the Evening and Weekend Office.


Lunch With Leaders | Educational Panel of Professionals

Featured panelists are BCC professors Dr. Kaemanje Thomas (Education and Academic Literacy), Dr. Elizabeth Hardman (History), Dr. Tonya Johnson (Education and Academic Literacy), JADE Multifamily Center owner Dr. Johnnie Goff, and Community School District 7 Superintendent Mr. Rafael T. Alvarez. The program will include an introduction of the panelists, with each one sharing a brief overview of his or her journey into education/experience/employment, a panel discussion, break for lunch, audience Q&A, and a photo opportunity. Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/7TDyWlP2gryRm6t72 to attend. For more information, please contact Audrey.Rose-Glenn@bcc.cuny.edu or Vanesa.West@bcc.cuny.edu.


Handel’s Messiah

General admission is $15 with advanced registration; $20 at the door. BCC students and K-12 students are admitted FREE with advanced registration (a valid student ID required.)

Featuring The Bronx Chorus, The Orchestra of the Bronx, and civic and community leaders from the Bronx including renowned therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, NYS Congressman Jose E. Serrano, jazz pianist and BCC alumnus, Valerie Capers and BronxPro executive, Samantha Magistro. This performance is open to the general public.
For tickets and registration, visit https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/about-bcc/bcc-foundation/campaigns/handels-messiah/Advanced registration and ticket sales will end at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6. Tickets are non-refundable and seating is limited. Free on-campus parking is available. For more information, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 718.289.5394 or bccfoundation@bcc.cuny.edu. Don’t miss this exhilarating event!


Tamizdat: Publishing Russian Literature in the Cold War

Contraband manuscripts from the Soviet Union, published abroad with or without their authors’ knowledge or consent, served as a powerful weapon on the literary fronts of the Cold War. Comprised of texts rejected or never submitted for publication at home but smuggled through various channels and printed elsewhere, tamizdat contributed to the formation of the twentieth-century Russian literary canon. Suffice it to say that the majority of representative works of this canon (with a few important exceptions, such as Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich) were first published abroad long before they first saw the light of day in Russia, already after Perestroika. Mediating the relationships of many authors in Russia with the literary establishment, on the one hand, and with the nonconformist underground, on the other, the prospect of having their works printed abroad, not to mention the consequences of such a transgression, affected these authors’ choices and ideological positions vis-à-vis both fields.

The conference seeks to define tamizdat as an integral phenomenon of post-Stalinist culture and situate it in the context of its more familiar and better researched domestic counterparts, samizdat (unofficial self-publishing) and gosizdat (state publishing). In an effort to explore the patterns of circulation of manuscripts behind the Iron Curtain and their migration through it, scholars from around the world will revisit the traditional notion of Soviet culture as a dichotomy between the official and underground fields and look at it instead as a transnationally dynamic three-dimensional model, with tamizdat at its base. The papers will explore tamizdat from a theoretical, comparative or historical perspective, or trace the itineraries of individual manuscripts and the stories of their first publications and reception abroad. Of particular interest are works by authors who were still alive at the time their writings appeared in tamizdat. While the conference focuses primarily on manuscripts written and published in Russian, it also deals with non-Russian literatures of Eastern Europe, as well as with the translation and adaptation of literary manuscripts from behind the Iron Curtain into foreign languages.


Womxn UP and ASAP Program Event

This workshop is designed to provide tips that will help you effectively manage the stress and anxiety that final exams can often bring.


BCC’s “The Voice” Finale

Twenty contestants were selected to compete each week, beginning October 23rd. The remaining 3 artists have each demonstrated their tremendous singing abilities – but only one can become BCC’s “The Voice”! Please join us as we crown the winner! Hosted by Dominick Gaffney, with music by DJ Alex.


Bronx Reads: Conversation With the Author

Ms. Wucker has been honored as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a Guggenheim Fellow. As a journalist, think tank executive, global speaker and strategist, she makes complex, under-recognized policy issues relevant to wider audiences and provides nuanced insights on immigration and citizenship, cultural conflict and risk management. Ms. Wucker is the author of three influential books, including the international bestseller THE GRAY RHINO: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore, on global financial risk and LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right.
The writing contest winners will be announced.
This event is facilitated by  Dr. Jillian Hess, Dr. Mara Lazda, Dr. Monique Guishard and Dr. Simone Rodriguez-Dorestant, with Prof. Lisa Amowitz.


Dean Suk’s Student Advisory Group for Master’s Programs – December Meeting

Event Date: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 PM The third in an ongoing series of meetings aimed at soliciting feedback from master’s students about issues affecting their community. 

Refreshments will be provided. All master’s students are welcome to attend, even if they have missed the previous meetings. Interested students should confirm their attendance by emailing mastersdean@gc.cuny.edu by Friday, December 7, at noon.


Mets non-tender Flores, retain d'Arnaud

Forever embedded in Mets history due to his dramatic walk-off home run after a non-trade to the Brewers in July 2015, Wilmer Flores is on his way out of Flushing again -- this time, for real. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen continued his roster makeover on Friday, declining to tender Flores a contract. Thus ends the infielder's 11-year run in the organization, the last six of those seasons as a big league bench bat and occasional starter.


Hostos 50th Anniversary Closing Festivities

Students, faculty, staff and members of Hostos’ extended family are welcome to join the College as it closes out a spectacular 50th Anniversary year! Events will include a parade on campus, a photo booth, music, food, and a special 50th Anniversary group photo and much, much more.

 

 


Intramural Championship Week: Soccer

LaGuardia Campus Recreation presents Intramural Championship Week.

Volleyball — December 3rd, 12:30 p.m.
Basketball — December 4th, 12:30 p.m.
Soccer — December 6th, 3:00 p.m.

Free to watch for all LaGCC students, staff, and gym members.


Intramural Championship Week: Basketball

LaGuardia Campus Recreation presents Intramural Championship Week.

Volleyball — December 3rd, 12:30 p.m.
Basketball — December 4th, 12:30 p.m.
Basketball — December 6th, 3:00 p.m.

Free to watch for all LaGCC students, staff, and gym members.


Intramural Championship Week: Volleyball

LaGuardia Campus Recreation presents Intramural Championship Week.

Volleyball — December 3rd, 12:30 p.m.
Basketball — December 4th, 12:30 p.m.
Basketball — December 6th, 3:00 p.m.

Free to watch for all LaGCC students, staff, and gym members.


De-Stress at the CSI Library: Coloring Books, Button Making, and Board Games

De-stress events at the CSI Library – Monday through Thursday, Dec 10-13, 2018 (12:30pm-4:30pm) in the Library Rotunda. Coloring books, button making, and board games!! We’re here to help you de-stress!


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by taking a campus tour on Tues., Dec. 11 from 12pm-1pm.

Register here for a tour of the 70-acre campus.  Our advisors will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the application process.

To sign up: www1.kingsborough.edu/regform/ctrform.php

 

ADDITIONAL TOUR TIMES:

Fri., Dec. 14 from 2pm-3pm

Tues., Dec. 18 from 12pm-1pm


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by taking a campus tour on Tues., Dec. 11 from 12pm-1pm.

Register here for a tour of the 70-acre campus.  Our advisors will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the application process.

To sign up: www1.kingsborough.edu/regform/ctrform.php

 

ADDITIONAL TOUR TIMES:

Fri., Dec. 14 from 2pm-3pm

Tues., Dec. 18 from 12pm-1pm


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by taking a campus tour on Thurs., Dec. 6 from 12pm-1pm.

Register here for a tour of the 70-acre campus.  Our advisors will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the application process.

To sign up: www1.kingsborough.edu/regform/ctrform.php

 

ADDITIONAL TOUR TIMES:

Tues., Dec. 11 from 12pm-1pm

Fri., Dec. 14 from 2pm-3pm

Tues., Dec. 18 from 12pm-1pm

 


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by taking a campus tour on Tues., Dec. 4 from 12pm-1pm.

Register here for a tour of the 70-acre campus.  Our advisors will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the application process.

To sign up: www1.kingsborough.edu/regform/ctrform.php

ADDITIONAL TOUR TIMES:

Thurs., Dec. 6 from 12pm-1pm

Tues., Dec. 11 from 12pm-1pm

Fri., Dec. 14 from 2pm-3pm

Tues., Dec. 18 from 12pm-1pm


Visionaries Wanted: Listing Race in New Brooklyn Real Estate

Event Date: 12/7/2018 3:00:00 PM

Zaire Z. Dinzey-Flores, Rutgers University

“Location, location, location…,” so goes the trope of what is the most important element for buying residential real estate. “Location” is more than where a property is located; it stands for the bundle of social and physical attributes that articulate a space as worthy . Given deeply racialized character of land, space, and place in the Americas, residential properties, their location, and their production as commodities in the real estate market also articulate race. Based on analyses of property listings and neighborhood profiles, and supported by ethnographic interviews and research, this presentation examines the narrative strategies that real estate relies on to produce a new Brooklyn. Carefully crafted real estate listings and neighborhood profiles re-envision and racially re-signify traditionally Black and Latina/x/o neighborhoods in Brooklyn to make them worthy of and amenable to new [white] residents and their investments. The listings and neighborhood profiles stage these properties and neighborhoods with racially coded spatial, visual, built environmental, and narrative furnishings deemed to be universally appealing. The delicately calibrated message for these transitioning neighborhoods of color is that these neighborhoods have been “gut renovated” or selectively preserved to make way for “new” “re-imaginations.” In contrast to the “restorations” celebrated in other demographically stable [white] Brooklyn neighborhoods, the “original details” sought after in Black-brown Brooklyn selectively erase historical periods and circulate and activate facile conquest allusions. I argue that these narrative and visual strategies hide race in plain sight/site, making it harder to redress while reproducing material inequities by labeling the spaces, possessions, histories, habits, aesthetics, and ways of life of people of color as worthless. I also signal the particular ways in which Latinidad and Blackness are uniquely discursively and spatially renovated, illustrating the contours of a shifting coded but cemented racial residential landscape.

Professor Dinzey-Flores is an Associate Professor in Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on understanding how urban space mediates community life and race, class, and social inequality. She is particularly interested in housing and urban residential (housing and neighborhood) design: the underlying logics and policies that drive design, how design is interpreted, used, and experienced, and the consequences for inequality among communities and residents of cities. Her book, Locked In, Locked Out: Gated Communities in a Puerto Rican City (University Of Pennsylvania Press: 2013), winner of the 2014 Robert E. Park Award of the Community and Urban Sociology Section (CUSS) of the American Sociological Association and an Honorable Mention of the 2014 Frank Bonilla Book Award of the Puerto Rican Studies Association, examines race and class inequality as they are recreated, contained, and negotiated through urban policy, the physical built environment, and community gates in private and public housing.


Perfecting Body Language

Join PRSSA for a workshop on learning about body language and using the right gestures.


Source: Mets close to Cano, Diaz deal

In Brodie Van Wagenen's first month as general manager, the Mets are working toward a blockbuster trade that could change the face of the franchise.


These top prospects could draw trade interest

Which prospects are realistic candidates to be traded this offseason? Here is a look at one player from each organization.


These notable names could become FAs

There are several interesting decisions clubs will face as the deadline approaches, which could result in several players hitting the free-agent market should they not receive a contract for the 2019 season.


Sources: Mets close to deal for Cano, Diaz

In Brodie Van Wagenen's first month as general manager, the Mets are working toward a blockbuster trade that could change the face of the franchise.


URBAN TEACHER RESIDENCY OPEN HOUSE

Our campuses have a long history of preparing culturally diverse pools of students to be effective educators in a variety of settings. Come to this open house to learn more about the Urban Teacher Residency program at Queens College in partnership with New Visions. Program experts will be available to answer all of your questions.

Register >>


ENGINEERING, SUSTAINABILITY & TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE INFORMATION SESSION

Learn more about how our innovative Master’s degree programs in Sustainability, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering and Translational Medicine can provide students with a diverse educational background and perspective in Engineering, Environmental Science, Sustainability, and Green Technology. Join this information session to get an insider’s perspective from staff and faculty on the different degree options, the graduate admission and application process, as well as what to expect in graduate school.

Register >>


Source: Mets lining up Davis as hitting coach

An active week of personnel moves is not over for the Mets, who are zeroing in on Chili Davis as their next hitting coach, according to a source.


1 non-tender candidate for all 30 teams

With more than 200 players eligible for salary arbitration this offseason, Friday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to tender contracts figures to present myriad decisions to club executives around the Majors.


Red Sox executive Baird joins Mets' front office

A day after hiring a young analytics expert as an assistant general manager under Brodie Van Wagenen, the Mets made a prominent front-office addition of a different stripe on Wednesday. The Mets hired former Royals GM and Red Sox executive Allard Baird to the position of vice president and assistant GM of scouting and player development.


Mets face decision on whether to keep d'Arnaud

The Mets' decision this week regarding Travis d'Arnaud should hint strongly at their catching plans in 2019. The club must decide by Friday whether to tender a contract to d'Arnaud, who made $3.5 million last season and spent all but two weeks of it recovering from Tommy John surgery.


McNeil not focusing on Cano trade rumors

Because he is human, Jeff McNeil sees and hears the rumors regarding a potential Mets trade for Robinson Cano. Less than a month after new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said McNeil is "penciled in" as the Mets' starting second baseman, his job status does not appear quite as secure.


Source: Red Sox exec Baird to join Mets

A day after hiring a young analytics expert as an assistant general manager under Brodie Van Wagenen, the Mets made prominent front-office addition of a different stripe. A source confirmed that the Mets have hired longtime Royals and Red Sox GM Allard Baird to the position of vice president and assistant GM of scouting and player development.


Red Sox exec Baird joining Mets' front office

The Mets continue to build up their front office under new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. A source confirmed to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo on Wednesday that the team has hired Allard Baird to a vice president position in its baseball operations department.


CUNYAC Reveals Winter Game of the Week Schedule for 2018-19 Season

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Nov. 28, 2018) - The CUNY Game of the Week schedule for the 2018-19 basketball season is set to tip off with 24 contests on the slate, the league office announced Wednesday.


A Winter Concert with the Lehman College and Community Chorus, Lehman Symphony Orchestra

The Lehman College and Community Chorus will present its annual free Winter Concert on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:30 PM in the Lehman Concert Hall. Directed by Lehman Professor Diana Mittler-Battipaglia and accompanied by the Lehman Symphony Orchestra, the 120 member chorus will perform Vivaldi’s lively Gloria, shorter works by Mendelssohn, Rutter, Burleigh, Handel and multicultural selections. In addition, the program will feature the Vivaldi Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon, Johann Strauss’ Radetsky March,and a sing-along for the audience. Members of the chorus and soloists include Lehman students, alumni, faculty, staff, and a broad selection of residents from many communities in the Bronx and the greater New York area.


A Holiday Benefit Concert

Lehman College, Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade & Lehman Life Present

A Holiday Benefit Concert

Saturday, December 1, 2018

12 p.m. – Brunch: Picadera Sazón Boricua
2 p.m. – Holiday Concert
$25 General Admission / $10 Student Tickets:

Tinyurl.com/lehmanevents1212018

Benefit concert to fund Lehman students to travel and to build an afterschool program in Mariana Humacao, Puerto Rico

A year later and there is still a lot to do.All ticket proceeds will go toward the after-school program

LEHMAN COLLEGE
250 Bedford Park Blvd (Lovinger Theater) Bronx, NY 10458
Easily Accessible by Public Transportation:
Subway 4 Train to Bedford Park and Bus Lines 1,2,10 &34


LEAR by Young Jean Lee

In a “collision between Shakespeare’s King Lear, Sesame Street, and … a father’s mortality,” Young Jean Lee’s absurdist tragedy Lear focuses on Edmund, Edgar, Cordelia, Regan, and Goneril right after they’ve exiled their fathers (King Lear and Gloucester) from the kingdom. As the afterglow of their newly found autonomy begins to fade, the creeping gravity of their actions seeps in, fraying the very reality of their world and the play itself. Lee received an MFA in 2006 from the Playwriting program at Brooklyn College. Her play Straight White Men was recently produced by Second Stage Theater, making her the first Asian American female playwright produced on Broadway.

Directed by Chris McCreary


LEAR by Young Jean Lee

In a “collision between Shakespeare’s King Lear, Sesame Street, and … a father’s mortality,” Young Jean Lee’s absurdist tragedy Lear focuses on Edmund, Edgar, Cordelia, Regan, and Goneril right after they’ve exiled their fathers (King Lear and Gloucester) from the kingdom. As the afterglow of their newly found autonomy begins to fade, the creeping gravity of their actions seeps in, fraying the very reality of their world and the play itself. Lee received an MFA in 2006 from the Playwriting program at Brooklyn College. Her play Straight White Men was recently produced by Second Stage Theater, making her the first Asian American female playwright produced on Broadway.

Directed by Chris McCreary


LEAR by Young Jean Lee

In a “collision between Shakespeare’s King Lear, Sesame Street, and … a father’s mortality,” Young Jean Lee’s absurdist tragedy Lear focuses on Edmund, Edgar, Cordelia, Regan, and Goneril right after they’ve exiled their fathers (King Lear and Gloucester) from the kingdom. As the afterglow of their newly found autonomy begins to fade, the creeping gravity of their actions seeps in, fraying the very reality of their world and the play itself. Lee received an MFA in 2006 from the Playwriting program at Brooklyn College. Her play Straight White Men was recently produced by Second Stage Theater, making her the first Asian American female playwright produced on Broadway.

Directed by Chris McCreary


Writers on Writing: Interview with Ron Howell

 “Writers on Writing” Radio Show
Sunday, December 2, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Interview with Ron Howell
With Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Listen online at WMEC Radio: http://wmec.mec.cuny.edu.
Listen on the radio at WNYE 91.5 FM.

About the Program

Dr.  Brenda Greene discusses with Professor Ron Howell, his biography on Bertram L. Baker, Boss of Black Brooklyn: The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker (Fordham University Press, 2018). The late Bertram Baker, the grandfather of Ron Howell, immigrated to the United States from St. Nevis in 1915.  He was the first Black person to hold a public office in Brooklyn and was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1948. Greene and Howell discuss the role that Baker played in Black politics in Brooklyn and highlights of Bertram’s life.  Howell’s story is unique in that he brings his personal perspective to the life of man who had a major impact on Brooklyn politics.

About the Author

Ron Howell, a journalist who has written extensively about the Caribbean, Latin America, and New York City, is associate professor of Journalism at Brooklyn College and author of One Hundred Jobs: A Panorama of Work in the American City.


Source: Mets add assistant GM for analytics

The Mets began the process of beefing up their analytics department with a significant front-office move on Tuesday, hiring Adam Guttridge to the newly created position of "assistant general manager of systematic development," according to a source.


Virtual Admissions Info Session with EOGHS and Nutrition faculty

Virtual Admissions Info Session with EOGHS and Nutrition faculty

Thursday, December 13, 2018  |  12pm – 2pm  |  Click here to join session

Join us for a virtual admissions information session where prospective students can gain an overview of our Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences and Nutrition programs.


Virtual Admissions Info Session with HPAM faculty

Virtual Admissions Info Session with HPAM faculty

Wednesday, December 12, 2018  |  12pm – 2pm  |  Click here to join session

Join us for a virtual admissions information session where prospective students can gain an overview of our Health Policy and Management programs.


Virtual Admissions Info Session with CHASS faculty

Virtual Admissions Info Session with CHASS faculty

Tuesday, December 11, 2018  |  12pm – 2pm  |  Click here to join session

Join us for a virtual admissions information session where prospective students can gain an overview of our Community Health and Social Sciences (CHASS) programs.


Virtual Admissions Info Session with EPI/BIOS faculty

Virtual Admissions Info Session with EPI/BIOS faculty

Monday, December 10, 2018  |  12pm – 2pm  |  Click here to join session

Join us for a virtual admissions information session where prospective students can gain an overview of our Epidemiology and Biostatistics programs.


Workshop Neuroscience Initiative: Seahorse ATP Assay – Agilent Seahorse XFe24

Seats Limited! Lunch Provided! Free assay kit ($60 value) for the first 5 registrants.

Schedule:

10 AM – 12:30 PM Laboratory

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Measuring ATP in the Seahorse XF Instruments

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Preparing Your Cells

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Preparing Reagents

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Loading the Compounds

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Programming the Template and Starting the Assay

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1 PM – 3 PM Data Analysis

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Assay Tips and Tricks

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Navigating the Wave Software

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Normalizing Seahorse Data

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Data Interpretation

 

In Partnership With: Agilent Technologies

For further details, contact: Dr. Ye He Ye.He@asrc.cuny.edu


Salzberg Chemistry Seminar

Abstract:

Nanoparticles possess outstanding properties that make them excellent candidates for therapeutic applications. However, the clinical and in vivo use of nanoparticles for therapeutic purposes face significant challenges depending on the application.

In the case of cancer treatment, the most significant is how to get the enough nanoparticles to the desired target. Throughout the years, our laboratory has used innovative engineering approaches to circumvent these challenges. This presentation will summarize these solutions and provide insight into the road ahead.


The Faghag and Her Friends in The Summer of Love

Penny Arcade
The Faghag & Her Friends in The Summer of Love

Work-in-Progress

December 6-8 at 7:30 PM
Nagelberg Theatre

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The latest offering from veteran playwright/performer Penny Arcade, at the peak of her powers, features Arcade’s spot-on impersonations and intoxicating improvisational style, “stiletto wit…blistering” – The New York Times. Together with longtime collaborator Steve Zehentner, they move into new territory, embedding a narrative play into a filmic abstract that travels from 1967 Provincetown to the cafes and nightclubs of New York City’s celebrated demimonde, where tragedy and transformation walked hand in hand and created a breeding ground for revolutionary thinking and artistic innovation.  

“When I was 15, 16… my goal every night was to sit at the table with the old queens, a difficult invitation to get for a teenage girl…The old queens knew everything I wanted to know …They did not tolerate banality nor mediocrity and theirs was a fierce and unapologetic intelligence. Just sitting at that table in a dark bar or fluorescent coffee shop, lifted your IQ twenty points!”

Runtime: 80 minutes

BUY TICKETS

Tickets: $31 – $11
Premium: $46*
*Premium center orchestra seating and 1 drink with artist following the performance. 


Alonso among top performers of AFL season

MLB's best prospect, Blue Jay's Vlad Jr., and best pitching prospect, Astros' Forrest Whitley, are among the top performers from this year's Arizona Fall League season.


Mets name Riggleman bench coach

The Mets added a wealth of experience to their coaching staff by hiring Jim Riggleman as their bench coach


Inbox: What's the likelihood Mets deal Thor?

The weeks after Thanksgiving are when the Hot Stove season tends to warm up, with free agency nearly a month old. Like most teams, the Mets have yet to make any changes to their 25-man roster, though that hasn't stopped them from generating their share of rumors. In the latest Mets Inbox, we dive into one of the most prominent of them.


Open House: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Literary Translation

What goes on in a vibrant, new MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation? How does our program differ from other venerable institutions in the metropolitan area and from programs across the U.S.? Is this program the best match for your own creative energies?

Contact MFA Director Nicole Cooley at mfadirector@qc.cuny.edu for more information


Brandon Nimmo adopted a cute puppy

A good deal for both sides


Nimmo adopted a cute puppy

A good deal for both sides


The Role and Importance of the Caribbean Court of Justice in Advancing the Caribbean Civilization

In support of the launch of the Maxwell Haywood Scholarship and Development Fund, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Diaspora Committee of New York, Inc. will host a lecture series at Medgar Evers College presented by Justice Adrian Saunders, president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

Medgar Ever College alumnus Maxwell Haywood was the founding chairperson and leader of the SVG Diaspora Committee of New York, Inc. Haywood was an active student leader and earned his undergraduate degree in Public Administration. He held a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Social Policy from The New School. Haywood fought tirelessly for the advancement of the Vincentian diaspora and was a strong proponent for unity among Caribbean people. He passed away on November 29, 2017.

The event will serve as the official launch of a Scholarship and Development Fund in Haywood’s name to carry on the development work to which he dedicated his life. The Maxwell Haywood Scholarship and Development Fund will preserve his legacy through: (1) the provision of scholarships to secondary school and college students in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and New York; and (2) the delivery of informational and educational lectures, forums, and workshops focused on the issues of diasporas, migration, and development.

The SVG Diaspora Committee of New York, Inc. is a registered 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating in New York City with a focus on community improvement and capacity building. Our motto is: “As one people in many lands, we shape our nation with many hands.” You may learn more about the Committee by visiting our website at www.svgdiasporacommitee.org.

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Founders Auditorium
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
For more information, email svgdiaspora@gmail.com.
Be sure to RSVP for this free event with Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/public-lecture-with-justice-adrian-saunders-the-role-of-the-ccj-tickets-52163876559.


The Art of Sound Engineering with Foley Artist Mike Dobson

Mike Dobson is a musician, sound designer, and Tony-nominated Foley artist best known for his work on Sponge Bob Square Pants, the Broadway Musical. He will be on the Lehman campus to share insights on sound design and scoring music for media.  

Location: Multimedia Studio, Carman Hall

ID Required. 


Unbecoming: Screening & Discussion

This event will feature a screening of the short film Unbecoming written by six men formerly incarcerated at the Otisville Correctional Facility in New York and produced by students from the High School of Art and Design in New York City. A panel discussion with Vee Bravo (of the Tribeca Film Institute) and the film’s writers, including Alejo Rodriguez, who’s article will appear in the forthcoming publication of CUNY Law Review’s Footnote Forum, will follow. Professor Steve Zeidman (Director, Criminal Defense Clinic) will moderate.

Unbecoming is a short fictional narrative about the tension between police power and community activism played out in an intrafamily conflict. The film highlights the ethical questions prosecutors face and the impact that their decisions have on the lives of those accused. After the film, panelists will speak about their experiences with incarceration, their perspectives on the failings of the criminal justice system, and the difficulty of reentry post-incarceration. Panelists will also answer questions from the audience.

The event will be hosted by the Formerly Incarcerated Law Student Advocacy Association, a prison abolitionist student group advocating for more resources and support for formerly incarcerated individuals considering law school. Cosponsoring student organizations include the Irish Law Student Association, Students for Justice in Palestine, the Mississippi Workers’ Project, the Black Law Students Association, the Latin American Law Students’ Association, CUNY-NLG, OUTLaws, CUNY American Constitution Society, and CUNY Law Review.

Please join us on November 27 at CUNY School of Law in Long Island City from 6-8 PM in the Auditorium for this event. Food and refreshments will be served.


1 non-tender candidate for all 30 teams

With more than 200 players eligible for salary arbitration this offseason, the Nov. 30 deadline to tender contracts figures to present myriad decisions to club executives around the Majors.


30 intriguing Rule 5 prospects -- 1 for each team

Who are the most intriguing candidates to be taken in the Rule 5 Draft? Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum provide one candidate from each organization.


Here's a player to be thankful for on each team

You don't need 119 wins to appreciate your favorite team. Every fan has plenty to be thankful for, and on this Thanksgiving week, here's one player from each team we feel that way about:


Beyond The Barrel: How Migration Impacts Caribbean Children and Families

Award-winning freelance multimedia journalist Melissa Noel presents her reporting on the impacts of migration on Caribbean children at LaGuardia Community College on Thursday, November 29, 2018. 

The Caribbean is a region where migration out of economic necessity is extremely common. Typically, such migration is viewed as having positive economic effects, for families and for the region. The negative impact this can have on the well being of children, who are often separated from their parents for several years, is often not taken into account.

Noel’s Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project explores the complexities of migration on the island of Jamaica. She examines the long-term impact that prolonged parental separation can have on Caribbean children and speaks with the health professionals who are pushing to create better ways to support these children and their families, both in the region and the diaspora.

The Thursday talk is part of her two-day visit to this Campus Consortium partner, where Noel also meets with students and faculty in classes and via more informal sessions.

Please contact Dr. Meghan Fox (mefox@lagcc.cuny.edu) if you have any questions or plan to bring a class.


Mets excited to give back ahead of Thanksgiving

Bundled in a royal blue jacket with a Mets beanie atop his head, Seth Lugo hauled another turkey out of a nearby container, offering it to a beaming woman. Lugo took a quick break to pose for a few selfies as his wife, Amanda, continued giving out turkeys and other food. Then it was back to the preparation line for more work.


Student Recital

Sarah Lum, soprano


Preparatory Center Faculty Recital

Performance by one of the Center’s highly regarded faculty


Student Recital

Ricci Zombeck Jr., double bass


Student Recital

Chen-Shen Fan, piano


Alonso among AFL's top Statcast performers

Here is a look at the players who four different Statcast categories for the 2018 Arizona Fall League.


Civil Service Information Session

Are you seeking a job with good benefits, where you can make a difference while building a career? The City of New York has more than 80 agencies with 300,000 employees and opportunities from nearly every occupation. This Information Session, being facilitated by NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, will provide you with everything you need to know about applying for New York City government jobs and becoming a civil servant. This is an ASAP approved workshop. Co-sponsored by the BCC Rainbow Alliance and the Office of Career Development.


#GivingTuesday

It is celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and helps to kick off the Season of Giving–a time to join with colleagues and friends to celebrate and support our students and the vitality of this community. This year’s campaign will raise funds for:

  • Emergency Tuition Assistance, which provides immediate tuition aid for continuing students who have Bursar-holds on their accounts, no access to financial assistance and are in jeopardy of dropping out
  • BCC Child Care Center, which provides a caring and nurturing environment for the children of BCC students who require safe and reliable childcare while they are in class at BCC
  • BCC’s Greatest Needs, which is unrestricted support that provides the flexibility to allocate resources when and where they are needed most–for emergency needs, transportation and textbooks.

Your gift of any size will help us make a difference in the lives of our students. And giving couldn’t be easier.
You can support BCC #GivingTuesday:
1.     Online: Make your gift online now through #GivingTuesday.
2.     By Mail/Inter-Office: drop off or send your check (made payable to the BCC Foundation) to Philosophy Hall Room 26. Specify the gift as a #GivingTuesday gift and indicate your preferred designation.
3.     In Person: Join us on Tuesday, November 27th from 11am – 2pm in the Roscoe Brown Student Center lobby to make a contribution in person during our tabling campaign.
With your help, we can look forward to a very successful BCC #GivingTuesday campaign and a Season of Giving that is both festive and fruitful. Together, we can help our students build bright futures.


Poet’s Café and Writing Contest

The Spoken Word Club, in collaboration with the Writing Center presents a writing contest! The submission deadline is Wednesday, December 5th at 6 p.m. Write a poem, short story or essay responding to the topic, “On Our Journey of Self Discovery,” creating, building, painting, sculpting, drawing, sewing, cooking, singing, playing music, writing songs, playing sports, writing poetry or drama or short stories, performing, conducting science experiments, calculating math problems, dancing and exploring. Realizing our passions and gifts can lead us to our life’s path. Email submissions to janet.robertson@bcc.cuny.edu. Cash prizes of $125, $100, $75, $50 and $25 will be awarded for the top essays, poems and short stories.

Writing contest winners will be announced at the Poet’s Café, featuring Oyindamola Shoola, Spoken Word Artist and Nigerian born poet, author of To Bee a Honey and The Silence We Eat, former BCC student, current NYU student, and founder of Spring Literary Movement, promoting Nigerian writers. Open mic, music and food!


Antisemitism, Intolerance, and Nationalism: Reflecting on the Tree of Life Synagogue Attack and Pushing Back Against Hate

The mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018 marks one of the most devastating attacks on the Jewish community in the United States, claiming eleven lives.
Please join us as a panel of BCC faculty will lead us in a discussion on the history of these kinds of attacks and their impact on all communities. We will discuss:

  • What are the connections between antisemitism and attacks on other religious communities?
  • Who are the “white nationalists”? What is “white nationalism”?
  • Where can we go from here? What other conversations do we need to have here at BCC?

Panelists:
Dr. Hisseine Faradj (Social Sciences)
Dr. Jordi Getman-Eraso (History)
Prof. Miriam Mora (History)
Reverend James Sheehan (Campus Ministry)
This event is sponsored by the BCC President’s Conversation Series and co-organized with the Department of History.


Mets part ways with reliever Mejia

Jenrry Mejia's tenure with the Mets has concluded, as the club announced on Tuesday that it released the right-handed pitcher.


Decision time: Which prospects make 40-man?

By Tuesday, all teams will have decided who deserves a spot on their 40-man rosters. Those Minor Leaguers who are eligible but not put on the roster will be exposed to be taken by the other 29 teams in the Rule 5 Draft, which will take place at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, on Thursday. Dec. 13.


Writers on Writing Radio Show: Interview with Deborah G. Plant

Tune In This Week

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018

“Writers on Writing” Radio Show

WNYE 91.5 FM

7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Interview with Deborah G. Plant

With Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Listen at WMEC Radio, http://wmec.mec.cuny.edu

 

About the Program

Dr. Brenda Greene interviews Dr. Deborah G. Plant, African American scholar, literary critic and editor of Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” written by novelist, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. Barracoon sheds light on the inhumanity of slavery as told from the true story of Kossola (Cudjo Lewis), one of the last survivors of the Atlantic slave trade. It adds another literary work to the canon of freedom narratives by enslaved Blacks in this country. Greene and Plant discuss Plant’s motivation for editing the never-before-published nonfiction work and the significance of Kossola’s voice and Hurston’s research methodology.

 

About the Author

Deborah G. Plant is an African American and Africana Studies scholar and literary critic whose special interest is the life and works of Zora Neale Hurston. She is editor of Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo,” a New York Times best seller, by Zora Neale Hurston; author of Alice Walker: A Woman for Our Times (2017), a philosophical biography of Alice Walker, and editor of The Inside Light: New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston (2010); and author of Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit (2007) and Every Tub Must Sit On Its Own Bottom: The Philosophy and Politics of Zora Neale Hurston (1995).


8th Annual Psychology Student and Faculty Conference

We are excited and honored to announce that this year’s keynote address will be delivered by Professor Eduardo Vianna (Psychology). The title of Prof. Vianna’s talk is ‘Connecting Learning and Development: Turning Resistance into a Transformative Activist Stance’ (11:45-12:45, Tue. Nov. 20, 2018).

Here are some highlights from this year’s program:

10:30-11:30:  ‘Understanding the Mind-Body Connection: Mindfulness Exercises an Creative Visualization’, An Interactive Workshop sponsored by the Women’s Center. Led by Joanna De Leon, Director of the Women’s Center, and Dr. Lisa Silverman, faculty mentor for the Women’s Center.

11:45-12:45:  ‘Connecting Learning and Development: Turning Resistance into a Transformative Activist Stance’ Keynote address by Prof. Eduardo Vianna (Psychology)

3:25-4:25:  ‘What You Make of It: Connecting Childhood Experiences, Classrooms, and Personal Autonomy’ A symposium by The Student Experience Research Group (SERG), mentored by Prof. Lara Beaty.

4:35- 5:35:  ‘Veteran scholars: Veteran Student Integration Issues’ A conversation with LaGuardia veteran students, moderated by Ricardo Rosado and Mr. Darryl Griffin (Veteran Advisor).

The program also includes a series of concurrent roundtable sessions and poster presentations by our students (9:15-10:15, 1:00-2:00, 2:15-3:15).

This event is sponsored by the Psychology Program, the Social Science Department, the Psychology Student Club, and the Women’s Center. We thank the Women’s Center for their generous support of this year’s conference.


Special Seminar: Paul Gooley

Paul Gooley, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology Institute, the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia 3010

The ectodomain of the relaxin GPCR, RXFP1, comprises an N-terminal LDLa module, essential for activation, tethered to a leucine-rich repeat (LRR) domain by a 32-residue linker. Activation is thought to proceed by relaxin binding with strong affinity to the LRR domain and then, through an unknown process, enable the LDLa module, proposed to be a tethered agonist, to bind and activate the transmembrane domain.  While the linker has been dismissed as simply a disordered region to tether the LDLa module to the receptor, we have found mutations within a conserved region significantly weakens relaxin affinity, suggesting an additional binding site. Using NMR spectroscopy and titrations of 15N-labelled LDLa-linker with relaxin or a paramagnetic (Mn2+) labeled relaxin, we have elucidated a discrete relaxin-binding site (residues 46-63) on the linker.   Based on these, and additional NMR experiments, we hypothesize that LDLa-LRR linker and relaxin binding is a two-step mechanism in which partially ordered conformations of the linker form a complex with relaxin and then rapidly rearrange to form a stable helical structure, which then serves as the true agonist for receptor activation.


Mini-Medical School: Opioids Everywhere: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Combatting the Current Crisis

We welcome everyone in the community to attend our Mini-Medical School! Mini-Medical School will provide an opportunity for you to explore various health topics, empowering you with the knowledge to actively take part in your healthcare. With no prior educational requirements, this program is open to all members of the Harlem community. Information will be presented in an engaging, easy-to-understand style by health professionals and experts in related fields.

This session will discuss Opioids Everywhere: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Combatting the Current Crisis presented by Dr. Howard Greller, Director of Research and Medical Toxicology Emergency Department at St. Barnabas Hospital Health Systems.

 


See who's new on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

With the Baseball Writers' Association of America electing a record 16 candidates over the past five years, including at least two per year, Cooperstown has been plenty busy in recent summers. While plenty of holdovers remain on the ballot, the clock continues to tick on their candidacies, and this year's voting figures to say a lot about their ultimate chances of being elected.


Decision time: Which prospects make 40-man?

By Tuesday, all teams will have decided who deserves a spot on their 40-man rosters. Those Minor Leaguers who are eligible but not put on the roster will be exposed to be taken by the other 29 teams in the Rule 5 Draft, which will take place at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, on Thursday. Dec. 13.


Marcia Gallo, author of “No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy

 Italian American History Month’s “Salute  to Italian Women”.
Lecture by writer/historian Marcia Gallo, PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas author
of “No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy. 
Learn more.


Next year's top free agents -- 1 for each team

Free-agent season is just getting started, and one of the challenges of assessing free agents sometimes can be separating what they did in the last year of their most recent contract and what they can expect to do in the future.


Mets mum on 2019 payroll, Thor trade rumors

Speaking Friday at a "Metsgiving" charity event in Queens, Mets chief operating owner Jeff Wilpon said he didn't want to discuss whether his payroll would increase or decrease with new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen making decisions.


30 ROY candidates for 2019 -- 1 for each team

In 2018, Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna Jr. entered the season as Rookie of the Year contenders, if not front-runners, in each league. But sometimes Rookies of the Year come on unexpectedly. With that in mind, here is a potential ROY candidate from each organization.


Decision time: Which prospects make 40-man?

By Tuesday, all teams will have decided who deserves a spot on their 40-man rosters. Those Minor Leaguers who are eligible but not put on the roster will be exposed to be taken by the other 29 teams in the Rule 5 Draft, which will take place at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, on Thursday. Dec. 13.


Lehman College and Community Jazz Big Band

The Lehman College and Community Jazz Big Band—with Lehman students and alumni, professional musicians, and community members—will present a special concert. Directed by Allan Molnar.


Autumn Ramble with the Lehman College and Community Band

The Lehman College and Community Band will open its 2018-2019 season with “Autumn Ramble,” a musical stroll through the season featuring works by Arturo Márquez, Alfred Reed, and Gustav Holst on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovinger Theater. The concert is open to the public and admission is free; donations are welcome.

The “Autumn Ramble” concert will feature Lehman College alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members. The trombone soloists featured in Serenade for Trombone, a work in memory of trombone virtuoso and teacher Moe Snyder, includes Walter Barrett, Rob Stattel, Daniel Leviatin, and Ray Fitzgerald—all either former students or colleagues of Snyder.

Also on the program will be the Mexican contemporary Danzon No. 2 by Márquez, the modernized Jitterbug by Buckley, and the joyful Italian Rhapsody by Julie Giroux, as well as other works.


10 best players still seeking an MVP nod

The 10 best players who are still looking for an MVP nod, how close they've come and whether they're likely to get one someday.


QC Physics Department Colloquium

Andrea Alù – Advance Science Research Center and Graduate Center, CUNY
New frontiers for light control and manipulation using metamaterials

Coffee at Noon


The 4th Annual DUM-D Student Animation Festival

DUM-D is a collective of artists, animators and designers from Hostos Community College. Under the direction of critically acclaimed filmmaker and Hostos Animation Professor Andy London, this  annual festival is held to showcase the most talented and up-and-coming animators from Hostos and schools around the globe.  The 4th Annual DUM-D Student Animation Festival is happening at the Hostos Black Box Theater at Hostos, Thursday, December 6 through Saturday, December 8.

Thursday, December 6
Subjective Objects Animation Workshop
Room C-515

11:00 a.m.: Run by internationally acclaimed animator Emily Hubley, the daughter of experimental animator couple Faith and John Hubley. The workshop is the first installment of a four-part workshop in which students will make animated short films based on an object that holds significant meaning to them. This workshop is open to all students in any program in the school.

Subway Stories Animation Screening
Black Box Theater

5:00 p.m.: Comprised of subway-themed animated shorts made specifically for this screening by students from City College, Harvard University and Hostos.

Friday, December 7
Subway Stories Animation (Repeat)
Black Box Theater

3:30 p.m.: Comprised of subway-themed animated shorts made specifically for this screening by students from City College, Harvard University and Hostos.

Subway Stories Arcade
Art Studio (Next to Black Box Theater)

5:00 p.m. Subway Stories Arcade. An arcade of subway themed indie games made by Hostos Game Design majors.

International Animation Competition 1
Black Box Theater

7:00 p.m.: The selection the best 40 films out of 1,100 films from schools around the world. Competition 1 is a 90-minute screening of the first 20.

Saturday, December 8
International Animation Competition 2
Black Box Theater

7:00 p.m.: This screening is the second twenty. Also 90 minutes long. When this screening is over, our judges Felix Massie (Children’s Book Writer and animation director), Lisa LaBracio (Ted ED animation director), and Erica Perez (Emmy award winning animator) will present the awards.

RSVP Andy London at ALONDON@hostos.cuny.edu
For more information about the Dum-D Animation Festival, click here.


deGrom reportedly staying with CAA, Jeff Berry

Jacob deGrom's goal of signing a long-term contract at least gained some direction this week, when deGrom agreed to stay with CAA as his agency. A source said that Jeff Berry, a co-head of CAA, will take over deGrom's account from Brodie Van Wagenen, who left the agency last month to become the Mets' general manager.


Queens College Baroque Ensemble

Queens College Baroque Ensemble presents music from the Baroque literature on period specific instruments

Email address for information requests: Jane.Cho@qc.cuny.edu


Bachelor of Arts Piano Recital

Aaron Copland School of Music’s Bachelor of Arts Piano students present works.

Email address for information requests: Jane.Cho@qc.cuny.edu


The Balsam Ensemble Concert

Aaron Copland School of Music presents the Balsam Ensemble

Email address for information requests: Jane.Cho@qc.cuny.edu


Queens College Choral Society

Queens College Choral Society (cond. Dr. James John) presents G.F. Handel’s iconic THE MESSIAH

Composed in only 24 days during the summer of 1741 and premiered in Dublin the following year, Handel’s Messiah is perhaps the most popular and beloved choral work of all time. Join us to ring in the holidays with one of the greatest masterworks ever written.

Tickets ($20, $5 with valid QCID) are available online at www.kupferbergcenter.org, or by calling the Kupferberg Center Box Office at 718-793-8080. Group discounts are also available for area high schools and senior centers. For more information on group discounts contact Emily John at ejharpist@gmail.com.

Email address for information requests: jmsjhn@aol.com


Queens College Opera Studio Concert

Queens College Opera studio presents a concert of major works from the operatic canon

Email address for information requests: Jane.Cho@qc.cuny.edu


Chamber Music Live

Queens College Chamber Music Live Series (dir. Marcy Rosen) presents Do-Hyun Kim, Piano

Email address for information requests: Jane.Cho@qc.cuny.edu


Ken Jeong Live

Actor, producer and writer Ken Jeong, known for his scene stealing abilities, has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars. In May of 2009, Jeong appeared as the Asian-mobster “Mr. Chow” in the sleeper-hit comedy The Hangover also starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, which earned him 3 Teen Choice Nominations and an MTV Movie Award. The film was the highest-grossing R-rated comedy to date, with over $467 million worldwide, only to be trumped by The Hangover 2, which grossed $581 million worldwide.

Since his feature film debut playing the doctor in Knocked Upin 2007, Jeong has gone on to a number of memorable roles in a series of successful comedies. In 2008, Jeong had his first major role opposite Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott as the villain in Judd Appatow’s Role Models, which went on to gross $219 million at the worldwide box office. That same year he also appeared in the cult comedy hits Pineapple Express and Step Brothers.

Email address for information requests: info@kupferbergcenter.org


With Cy win, deGrom joins elite Mets club

There were two other right-handers for the Mets who were the kind of pitching stars that Jacob deGrom was for New York this season. There was Tom Seaver, the greatest figure in the history of the Mets' franchise. And there was young Dwight Gooden, who could throw fastballs past the world and turn every start into a must-see event -- fans were afraid to miss 20 strikeouts in a game or a no-hitter.


NSF CAREER Grant Writing Bootcamp

  • Information sessions will be held for CUNY tenure track assistant professors who would like to know more about ASRC’s NSF CAREER Grant Writing Bootcamps. This session will meet at the ASRC, 1st floor executive conference room and be available via Zoom.
  • Dec 5, 2018, 4-6 PM (Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/918218011)
  • These sessions will include a short overview of the NSF CAREER program and the ASRC Bootcamps as well as provide opportunities for interested PIs to ask questions about the Bootcamp program.

NSF CAREER Grant Writing Bootcamp

  • Information sessions will be held for CUNY tenure track assistant professors who would like to know more about ASRC’s NSF CAREER Grant Writing Bootcamps. This session will meet at the ASRC, 1st floor executive conference room and be available via Zoom.
  • Friday, Nov 30, 2018, 3-5 PM (Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/366667439)
  • These sessions will include a short overview of the NSF CAREER program and the ASRC Bootcamps as well as provide opportunities for interested PIs to ask questions about the Bootcamp program.

CUNY Athletics to Join CUNY in $1 Million Fundraising Initiative

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Nov. 15, 2018) - The City University of New York Athletic Conference is joining CUNY's effort to raise $1 million for student success, as part of the University's #CUNYTuesday initiative.


Alonso first in AFL in '18 with 6-RBI game

After tying for the Minor League lead with 36 homers this season, Peter Alonso now has the Arizona Fall League crown in his sights as well. The Mets' No. 2 prospect blasted his sixth homer of the fall Wednesday night as his Scottsdale Scorpions routed the Peoria Javelinas, 10-3.


deGrom runaway NL Cy Young Award winner

In the end, it wasn't close. A summer full of hand-wringing about wins and losses, the value of pitcher WAR and the nature of run prevention seemed a distant memory on Wednesday, when the Baseball Writers' Association of America crowned Jacob deGrom the National League Cy Young Award winner in a blowout. Garnering 207 points to Max Scherzer's 123, deGrom became the sixth Cy Young winner in Mets history.


Understanding and Improving Your Credit: Take Control of Your Personal Finances

Are you looking to take control of your personal finances, buy a home, start or grow your business? The first step is freeing yourself from debt and understanding why having a good credit score is important. You will learn about:

• How to take action in restructuring your debt
• How to get your credit report
• How to improve your credit score

Registration is required to attend.
Email CUNYXpress@cuny.edu, or call 646-664-9350 by November 19, 2018 to save your spot.


Guest Recital – Yung Yu Lin, violin

Violinist Yung-Yu Ling, winner of the Felix Galimir Chamber Music Award and the Taiwan Young Elite Award among other accolades, has studied violin in her native Taiwan, the US, and is currently pursuing her DMA at the University of Toronto, Canada. She will be joined by pianist Alber Chien, and violist Maxime Despax to perform Johan Halvorsen’s Passacaglia for Violin and Viola, Jean Sibelius’ Five Pieces for Violin and Piano, and Richard Strauss’ Violin Sonata in E-flat Major.


50 Years of Plant Science

Lehman College, the New York Botanical Garden, and The Graduate Center will celebrate 50 years of Plant Science with a special lecture on Friday, November 16, in Lehman College’s Science Hall, Rm. 1405. 

Delivering welcome remarks will be Lehman’s Plant Sciences Chair Dr. Renuka Sankaran, Dean of Natural and Social Sciences Daniel Lemons, NYBG President Carrie Rebora Barratt, and Dean Joshua Brumberg of The Graduate Center. 

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sally Mackenzie of Pennsylvania State University Lloyd and Dottie Huck Chair for Functional Genomics Professor for Biology and Plant Science.

There will be a special alumni talk following the keynote address. 

This event is free and open. 


Citizenship Now! Application Assistance Event with New York State Senator Kevin Parker, New York State Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte and New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams

Are you eligible to become a U.S. Citizen? Experienced lawyers and other immigration professionals, members of the NYC/CUNY Citizenship Now! Volunteer Corps, will assist permanent residents with their citizenship applications. Event is free and open to all, not only CUNY students. 

You must meet the following requirements:

  1. You have resided in the United States as a permanent resident for five years (or for three years if you are married to and living with a U.S. citizen).
  2. You have been physically present in the United States for half of the five (or three) year period.
  3. You are at least 18 years old.

A $725 filing fee (check, money order or credit card) is required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Please do not bring the fee to this event. Some permanent residents may be eligible for a fee waiver. At the event we can help you determine if you are eligible, and fill out the necessary forms.

We strongly recommend that you bring the necessary documents for your naturalization and fee waiver applications.

This event is sponsored by New York State Senator Kevin Parker, New York State Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, YMCA Flatbush, Goya Foods, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), New Americans Campaign and NALEO Educational Fund.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.

Directions to the event.

Pre-registration is required for this event


Citizenship Now! Application Assistance Event with New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., New York City Council Members Robert F. Holden and Eric A. Ulrich

Are you eligible to become a U.S. Citizen? Experienced lawyers and other immigration professionals, members of the NYC/CUNY Citizenship Now! Volunteer Corps, will assist permanent residents with their citizenship applications. Event is free and open to all, not only CUNY students. 

You must meet the following requirements:

  1. You have resided in the United States as a permanent resident for five years (or for three years if you are married to and living with a U.S. citizen).
  2. You have been physically present in the United States for half of the five (or three) year period.
  3. You are at least 18 years old.

A $725 filing fee (check, money order or credit card) is required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Please do not bring the fee to this event. Some permanent residents may be eligible for a fee waiver. At the event we can help you determine if you are eligible, and fill out the necessary forms.

We strongly recommend that you bring the necessary documents for your naturalization and fee waiver applications.

This event is sponsored by New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr.,  New York City Council Members Robert F. Holden and Eric A. Ulrich, Goya Foods, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), New Americans Campaign and NALEO Educational Fund.

Languages spoken: English and Spanish.

Directions to the event.

Pre-registration is required for this event


Dimensions: The Queens College Fall Dance Concert

The Queens College Fall Dance Concert features four world premieres by Marshall L. Davis Jr., Gabriel “Kwikstep” Dionisio, Richard Move and Edisa Weeks; with lighting design by Harry Feiner and costumes by Amanda Shafran. As society’s dependence on the internet increases, we are frequently navigating between the daily realities of work, home, school, and the fictional realities of video games, fake news, binge watching, bitcoins, and more. The four works in the concert are inspired by game structures and alternate or parallel worlds; and explore how do we physically interact with and become part of virtual dimensions?

To purchase tickets in advance visit www.kupferbergcenter.org, call 718 793-8080, or stop by the Kupferberg Center Box Office at Colden Auditorium.
Additional fees may apply.

Box Office Hours: Tues. – Sat. 12 noon- 6pm. Box Office will accept CASH ONLY for all purchases made at the door on day of performance.


Dimensions: The Queens College Fall Dance Concert

The Queens College Fall Dance Concert features four world premieres by Marshall L. Davis Jr., Gabriel “Kwikstep” Dionisio, Richard Move and Edisa Weeks; with lighting design by Harry Feiner and costumes by Amanda Shafran. As society’s dependence on the internet increases, we are frequently navigating between the daily realities of work, home, school, and the fictional realities of video games, fake news, binge watching, bitcoins, and more. The four works in the concert are inspired by game structures and alternate or parallel worlds; and explore how do we physically interact with and become part of virtual dimensions?

To purchase tickets in advance visit www.kupferbergcenter.org, call 718 793-8080, or stop by the Kupferberg Center Box Office at Colden Auditorium. Additional fees may apply.

Box Office Hours: Tues. – Sat. 12 noon- 6pm. Box Office will accept CASH ONLY for all purchases made at the door on day of performance.


Dimensions: The Queens College Fall Dance Concert

The Queens College Fall Dance Concert features four world premieres by Marshall L. Davis Jr., Gabriel “Kwikstep” Dionisio, Richard Move and Edisa Weeks; with lighting design by Harry Feiner and costumes by Amanda Shafran. As society’s dependence on the internet increases, we are frequently navigating between the daily realities of work, home, school, and the fictional realities of video games, fake news, binge watching, bitcoins, and more. The four works in the concert are inspired by game structures and alternate or parallel worlds; and explore how do we physically interact with and become part of virtual dimensions?

To purchase tickets in advance visit www.kupferbergcenter.org, call 718 793-8080, or stop by the Kupferberg Center Box Office at Colden Auditorium. Additional fees may apply.

Box Office Hours: Tues. – Sat. 12 noon- 6pm. Box Office will accept CASH ONLY for all purchases made at the door on day of performance.


2018 Bernie Klein Memorial Lecture: Dr. Omer Bartov

The Kingsborough-Manhattan Beach Holocaust Memorial Center in collaboration with the college’s Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Science presents the 2018 Bernie Klein Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by Dr. Omer Bartov, the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University.

Dr. Bartov’s lecture titled “Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz” will be delivered on Monday, November 19, 2018 between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm in the MAC Lighthouse on the campus of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY.

For more than four hundred years, the Eastern European border town of Buczacz—today part of Ukraine—was home to a highly diverse citizenry. It was here that Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews all lived side by side in relative harmony. Then came World War II, and three years later the entire Jewish population had been murdered by German and Ukrainian police, while Ukrainian nationalists eradicated Polish residents.

In his talk, Dr. Omer Bartov will explain how ethnic cleansing doesn’t occur as is so often portrayed in popular history, with the quick ascent of a vitriolic political leader and the unleashing of military might. It begins in seeming peace, slowly and often unnoticed, the culmination of pent-up slights and grudges and indignities. The perpetrators aren’t just sociopathic soldiers. They are neighbors and friends and family. They are human beings, proud and angry and scared. They are also middle-aged men who come from elsewhere, often with their wives and children and parents, and settle into a life of bourgeois comfort peppered with bouts of mass murder: an island of normality floating on an ocean of blood.


HOT DOCS Screening: “Solitary” by Kristi Jacobson

The Newmark J-School’s HOT DOCS Series is hosting a special screening of the documentary film “Solitary” on Nov. 28 at 6:00 p.m.

“Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison” takes an unprecedented look at life inside the supermax prison. In startlingly intimate and reflective interviews with the inmates, we discover their violent childhoods, the dangers of prison life, and their struggles to maintain sanity in the unrelenting monotony of confinement. Interwoven with their stories are the voices of the corrections officers, who are serving a different type of time right alongside the prisoners, while they struggle to maintain their humanity. Filmed over the course of one year, “Solitary” tells the stories of people caught in the complex American penal system and raises provocative questions about punishment in America today. Solitary premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and received several accolades including two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Investigative Documentary, and an Independent Spirit Truer Than Fiction Award.

This event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP here.


Alonso hits two-run double in AFL action

Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Tuesday:


NL Cy winner to be announced Wednesday

BBWAA awards week is upon us, continuing with Tuesday's 6 ET announcement on MLB Network of the American League and National League Manager of the Year winners. The subsequent announcements of the AL and NL Cy Young Awards (Wednesday) and Most Valuable Player Awards (Thursday) are all scheduled for the same time and channel.


The case for each NL Cy Young Award finalist

With the 2018 NL Cy Young Award winner set to be revealed in Wednesday's 6 p.m. ET announcement on MLB Network, here's a look at the case for each of the finalists.


Womxn-Up! Open House

Join us for a fun time! Share your voice and ideas. Programs, resources, workshops, support, networking. Meet and Mingle, raffles and refreshments.


Ninth Annual Celestial Ball: “Opportunity to Ascend”

The Ninth Annual CSI Foundation Celestial Ball: “Opportunity to Ascend” will take place at the Richmond County Country Club beginning at 6:30pm.

Honoring:

Oswaldo Peña
College of Staten Island Foundation Volunteer

Dr. Gary W. Reichard
Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Staten Island Advance/SILive.com
Caroline Diamond Harrison, Publisher
Brian J. Laline, Executive Editor

The Staten Island Performing Provider System
Joseph Conte, PhD, CPHQ, Executive Director
William Myhre, MPA, Senior Director, Workforce Transformation/Human Resources

Proceeds will benefit the College’s greatest needs.

For ticket and sponsorship information, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celestial-ball-2018-opportunity-to-ascend-tickets-50879253216


Alonso among early '19 ROY candidates

Here's our early picks for possible 2019 Rookie of the Year candidates.


NL Cy winner to be announced Wednesday

BBWAA awards week is upon us, continuing with Tuesday's 6 ET announcement on MLB Network of the American League and National League Manager of the Year winners. The subsequent announcements of the AL and NL Cy Young Awards (Wednesday) and Most Valuable Player Awards (Thursday) are all scheduled for the same time and channel.


Gimenez hits walk-off double in AFL on Monday

Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Monday.


Science Day 2018: Science of the Brain-From Molecules to Cognition

Opening Ceremony l 11 a.m. l Hostos Café

Remarks l 11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Vice President Esther Rodríguez-Chardavoyne
Assistant Dean Félix Cardona
Chairperson Francisco Fernández

Keynote Speaker l 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Dr. Virginia García Marín
Center of Neural Science, New York University
“Cajal – The Man Who Spent His Life Behind the Microscope”

 


Tai Chi Workshop

It is a great way to keep fit and relieve stress, and it’s also a “soft”introduction for those who are interested in the martial arts. There will be a short talk on the history and principles of Tai Chi, followed by a demonstration and guided instruction.

This double CLUE event (PG and CC) is sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Center for Global Engagement.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Contact Andrew Lambert, andrew.lambert@csi.cuny.edu for more information.


Open House

Join us at our 2018 Fall Open House at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. Meet our renowned faculty, and research our programs and prestigious honors curriculum. Tour the campus, see our high-end housing. Refreshments will be served.


LGBTQ Know Your Rights

College of Staten Island Office of Student Life – LGBTQ Resource Center, Pluralism & Diversity, and Pride Center of Staten Island are partnering with New York State to bring the LGBTQ Know Your Rights Tour to Staten Island.

Join us at the NYS LGBTQ Know Your Rights session with a speaker from our state government presenting information about current protections for the LGBTQ community under New York State’s Human Rights Law, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), and other NYS regulations.

In the session, you will also learn about what resources are available when those rights are violated.

This is a PG CLUE event.


Alan Rusbridger: How The Guardian Remade News & What’s Needed Now

As editor-in-chief of The Guardian for 20 years, Alan Rusbridger faced down digital challenges, hostile governments, and vicious newspaper competitors –and he lived to write about it all.

Register now to hear Rusbridger talk about his new memoir, “Breaking News,” with Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan. They will grapple with how journalists prevail in a post-truth era and at the same time engage the public, politicians and platforms.

Under Rusbridger’s leadership, The Guardian went from being the UK’s ninth largest newspaper to a global news publisher which typically draws more than 100 million unique monthly visitors to its websites. It also broke a string of big investigative stories including the phone hacking by London tablooids and Edward Snowden’s leaking of National Security Agency documents.

A networking reception will immediately follow the discussion. Please RSVP here.