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Hunter, Brooklyn Ride Offensive Onslaughts Into 2019 CUNYAC Championship Final

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Feb. 19, 2019) - On Tuesday, top-seeded Hunter College and second-seeded Brooklyn College didn't leave much doubt in the semifinals of the 2019 CUNYAC Women's Basketball Championship.


Smith embracing challenge of critical season

The flocks follow Peter Alonso everywhere he goes, snapping pictures, pining for sound bites, wondering whether he will make the team. Far more anonymous in the early days of camp has been Dominic Smith, spending the past two mornings swinging on a quieter back field.


Versatility can only help Hech's roster chances

About a week before Adeiny Hechavarria signed with the Mets, he met with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, assistant GM Allard Baird and manager Mickey Callaway near his Miami home. Over dinner, the four talked about an opportunity in Mets camp, where the team had accumulated scant shortstop depth behind Amed Rosario.


Here are the Mets' 2019 Top 30 Prospects

While there are 24 homegrown players on the new Mets Top 30 list, it's only fair to wonder how different the list could look a year from now as the front office continues to address its short-term needs.


Olympic Star Teresa Edwards to Serve on Broadcast for CUNYAC Basketball Championships

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Feb. 19, 2019) - The City University of New York Athletic Conference is excited to announce that five-time Olympic basketball player and National Basketball Hall of Famer Teresa Edwards will join Friday's broadcast of the 2019 CUNYAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships.


The Mets' Spring Training battle to watch

The next five weeks will see lots of shuffling on Major League rosters. Here are the most intriguing positional battles on each of the 30 MLB clubs.


No more doubts: Wheeler confident in ability

Over his last 11 starts of the 2018 season, Zack Wheeler went 9-1 with a 1.68 ERA, challenging Jacob deGrom as the game's best pitcher over that stretch. He not only proved that he could be an effective big leaguer, but shattered the doubts.


Herrera happy to be back with the Mets

After two and a half years in the Reds organization, Dilson Herrera became a free agent this winter and signed back with the Mets, where he offers the club depth at four different positions. A natural second baseman, Herrera began playing first, third and left field last year in an effort to increase his value.


Reasons for optimism for each MLB club

On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. Here's an optimism cheat sheet for each of them.


CUNYAC Mourns The Loss of Former Bronx Student-Athlete Richard Lue

BRONX, N.Y. (Feb. 17, 2019) - The Bronx Community College Department of Athletics is sad to announce the loss of former Bronx sensation Richard Lue, as he passed away on Saturday due to injuries suffered in a car accident. He was 22 years old.


Mets ink SS Hechavarria to Minors deal

Continuing to stock their camp with veteran infielders, the Mets on Monday signed shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to a Minor League deal with an invite to Major League Spring Training.


Dowdy hopes velo uptick yields strong 2019

Now in Port St. Lucie, Kyle Dowdy has a built-in advantage to make the Mets' crowded bullpen: If he doesn't, the team must offer him back to his old organization, the Indians, for $50,000. The Mets also have reason to keep Dowdy around: They consider him a notable part of their rotation depth, alongside Walker Lockett, Hector Santiago and a few others.


'I feel like I'm 25': Cano joins Mets at camp

The list of position players productive at age 36 is small. At 37, even smaller. Beyond that, infinitesimal. So it was worth noting that shortly after Robinson Cano showed up to the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie for the first time, he stated: "I feel like I'm 25."


Tebow makes it clear: 'I'm all in on baseball'

Those who once dismissed Tim Tebow's transition from NFL quarterback to professional baseball player are officially on notice. Tebow is an outfielder first these days, the evidence plain to see in his slimmed-down body and shortened swing.


Brooklyn, John Jay Advance to Semifinals of 2019 CUNYAC Men's Basketball Championship

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Feb. 15, 2019) - On Saturday, the 2019 CUNYAC Men's Basketball Championship got underway, with No. 3 seed John Jay College and No. 4 seed Brooklyn College earning first-round victories on their home floors.


WATCH: Tebow arrives, Alonso talks roster shot

MLB.com's beat reporters have you covered with the action from every team's training camp. Keep track of the latest highlights of Spring Training right here.


Alonso looks to force Mets' hand, crack roster

Fresh off a season in which he bashed 36 homers over two Minor League levels, including 19 in 67 games at Triple-A Las Vegas, Peter Alonso is arguably the Mets' best first-base option already. Unlike Atkins, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has said he will carry Alonso on New York's Opening Day roster if he proves his mettle this spring.


Second-Half Surge Lifts BMCC Past Hostos in 2019 CUNYAC Final, 104-90

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Feb. 15, 2019) - In a game that featured 10 tied scores and 13 lead changes, No. 2 seed Borough of Manhattan Community College knocked off top-seeded Hostos Community College, 104-90, in the 2019 CUNYAC Community College Men's Basketball Championship Friday night at BMCC Gymnasium in New York City.


Mets notes: Rajai Davis, Tebow

Combined, Major Leaguers aged 37 and older not named Rajai Davis stole 16 bases last season. Davis, by himself, swiped 21, easily leading that group with an average Statcast™ sprint speed of 29.3 mph. (For comparison, the fastest Met, Amed Rosario, who was 22 years old last season, averaged 29.4 mph on his sprints.)


Cespedes confident he'll return to field in 2019

Yoenis Cespedes does not know if it will be in July, or August, or September. But he does firmly believe that at some point this season, he will return to uniform with the Mets.


Where did deGrom rank on Top 100 Right Now?

The 2019 MLB season feels so close now. Spring Training has begun. Players are taking the field. So it's time to rank the best of the best.


Prospects who should vie for a roster spot

The 30 prospects below all are getting very long looks this spring with an eye toward breaking camp with the parent club. Even if they start the year in the Minors, they all should get the chance to contribute at some point in the very near future.


Is This the Right Time to Become a U.S. Citizen?

During this seminar, participants will learn the basic eligibility requirements for a permanent resident (green card holder) to naturalize and become a U.S. citizen.

The presentation will also provide an overview of the naturalization process and will include a question and answer session.

Please Note: Two sessions: 12:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

No registration required.


Why Mesoraco's return is good for deGrom

When asked Thursday why he's pleased to have Devin Mesoraco back with the Mets this spring, manager Mickey Callaway quipped: "Jacob deGrom."


deGrom: 'I want to be part of this team's future'

Jacob deGrom wants a contract extension with the Mets, and they want to extend deGrom. So far, neither side has made significant movement toward that common goal.


2018-19 CUNYAC Community College Women's Basketball All-Stars Announced

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Feb. 14, 2019) - The City University of New York Athletic Conference announced ITS 2018-19 Community College Women’s Basketball All-Stars on Thursday at the Water Club in Manhattan.


2018-19 CUNYAC Men's Basketball All-Stars Announced

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Feb. 14, 2019) -


Projected 2019 lineups, rotations for every team

Spring Training is here, so now is a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup and rotation would look like if the season began today.


Hostos, BMCC Earn Spots in CUNYAC Community College Men's Basketball Final

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Feb. 13, 2019) - The top two seeds held serve Wednesday night in the semifinals of the 2019 CUNYAC Community College Men's Basketball Championship at BMCC Gymnasium in Manhattan.


Biology Department Colloquium Spring 2019

Tina Gumienny, Texas Woman’s University –
Regulation of Bone Morphogenetic Protein signaling by the Secreting Cell in C. elegans

Host: Professor Savage-Dunn

Supported in part by —
Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Queens College Queens College Biology Alumni Fund
Seymour Fogel Endowment Fund


Closer Diaz excited to team with Familia in 'pen

From the moment the Mets traded for Edwin Diaz in December, they made it clear that Diaz -- perhaps the best closer in baseball last season -- would be their unquestioned ninth-inning man. A few weeks later, the Mets signed their old closer, Jeurys Familia, who made it equally clear that he is just fine with the new arrangement.


Callaway 'looking to get better every day'

Not long after his offseason introduction to Jim Riggleman, the longtime National League manager whom the Mets hired to become his bench coach, Mickey Callaway attempted explaining to Riggleman some of his more controversial stratagems from last summer. Several minutes into the breakdown, Riggleman interrupted him. "See how long it took you to explain that?" Callaway's new bench coach said. "Don't overthink it."


Thor vs. Tebow: Who had best rain workout?

There can only be one winner.


Mets raised their floor more than any contender

The 2019 Mets may not have added Manny Machado or Bryce Harper -- yet -- but they may have done something just as important. They've continually imported talent to raise the floor and add depth, and that's a big deal.


Alonso among top 20 impact rookies for 2019

Here are the top players in each league who could get the opportunity to show what they can do at the highest level this year, perhaps even contending for Rookie of the Year honors


30 low-key acquisitions who could pay off big

Fans and analysts spend the entire offseason speculating where the top free agents could go, but sometimes an under-the-radar pickup can end up making a world of difference. As positional competitions begin to heat up at Spring Training camps this month, MLB.com's beat writers were asked to identify one potentially overlooked acquisition for each of the 30 clubs. Here's who they came up with.


deGrom sets deadline on extension talks

Jacob deGrom's representatives have set an Opening Day deadline to complete an extension, a source confirmed to MLB.com, giving the sides six more weeks to work something out. deGrom has let the Mets know that he won't negotiate during the season, though it's possible he and the team could reopen talks next winter.


Uniform patch to mark 150 years of pro baseball

All 30 Major League teams will wear special "MLB 150" patches on their uniforms for the entire 2019 season in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first openly all-salaried professional baseball team.


'I think this is our year': Mets report ready to rock

All told, 64 players are expected to filter into Mets camp this week and next, one of the largest gatherings the Mets have brought to First Data Field in years. Of those, 18 were not in the organization at the end of last season, including nine players on the 40-man roster. No matter your preferred calculation, the Mets have turned over about a quarter of their roster in the past three months, leaving the taste of consecutive fourth-place finishes well behind them.


Report: Mets hire Endy Chavez as Minors coach

Former Mets outfielder Endy Chavez has rejoined the club as a Minor League coach, according to a report by Newsday. Chavez will instruct Minor Leaguers at the Mets' Spring Training camp in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and will also work with the Class A Short-Season club in Brooklyn this summer.


Hostos, BMCC Roll Into CUNYAC Tournament Final With Semifinal Routs

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Feb. 11, 2019) - On Monday, top-seeded Hostos Community College and No. 3 seed Borough of Manhattan Community College trampled their opposition in the semifinals of the 2019 CUNYAC Community College Women's Basketball Championship at BMCC Gymnasium in Manhattan.


Media Studies Colloquium

Dr. Brandon Arroyo considers the ways in which gay men utilize pornography as part of their active identity formation. Brandon is the founder and host of Porno Cultures Podcast and is the co-editor of the anthology I Confess: Constructing the Self in Art and Media within the Third Sexual Revolution.

Email address for information requests: josh@rushkoff.com


Gun Violence

An evening of one-acts exploring how gun violence in America is normalized. Each playwright looks at how we as citizens in this country accept violence as a norm through a different voice. By the end of the evening we ask, “how have I contributed to this global issue in my own community”?

Please Purchase your tickets.


Gun Violence

An evening of one-acts exploring how gun violence in America is normalized. Each playwright looks at how we as citizens in this country accept violence as a norm through a different voice. By the end of the evening we ask, “how have I contributed to this global issue in my own community”?

Please Purchase your tickets.


Gun Violence

An evening of one-acts exploring how gun violence in America is normalized. Each playwright looks at how we as citizens in this country accept violence as a norm through a different voice. By the end of the evening we ask, “how have I contributed to this global issue in my own community”?

Please Purchase your tickets.


Gun Violence

An evening of one-acts exploring how gun violence in America is normalized. Each playwright looks at how we as citizens in this country accept violence as a norm through a different voice. By the end of the evening we ask, “how have I contributed to this global issue in my own community”?

Please purchase your tickets

Lunch with a VC: Nobuhiro Seki [Hardware Investor]

Are you an entrepreneur looking to navigate the fundraising landscape and network with a hardware seed investor?

Join NYDesigns’ Lunch with a VC series to meet Nobuhiro Seki, Managing Director for MBC Shisaku Fund, a Kyoto-based VC fund specialized in seed-stage hardware startups. Nobu will discuss:

  • How to fundraise as a hardware startup
  • MBC Shisaku Fund’s investment thesis
  • Manufacturing trends and assistance for hardware entrepreneurs

Here’s your chance to learn from a hardcore hardware investor with manufacturing experience and network of suppliers. Co-founders, CEOs, presidents, customer and business developers, sales directors and managers, and marketers are welcome to attend. Participants will learn how to navigate the hardware investment landscape and have an opportunity to chat with Nobu.

This chat will take place at the NYDesigns incubator in Long Island City, Queens. Our 25,000 square foot incubator and fabrication lab allows hardware entrepreneurs and designers to build their products and business operations. Our incubator provides access to strategist in residences, mentors, programming, community events, and other resources to help propel entrepreneurs to the next stage.

Please Register for this event.


Thomas Mallon — Landfall: A Novel

Roosevelt House welcomes Thomas Mallon, one of America’s preeminent historical novelists, to mark the publication of his new book, Landfall: A Novel, set during the tumultuous midpoint of the George W. Bush years amid the twin catastrophes of the Iraq insurgency and Hurricane Katrina.

Mallon will discuss how, as in his acclaimed books Watergate and Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years, he mixes historical and fictional characters to bring the recent past to life. The president at the center of Landfall possesses a personality whose high-speed alternations between charm and petulance, resoluteness and self-pity, continually energize and mystify the panoply of characters around him. They include his acerbic mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush; his eager-to-please Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice; the gnomic Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld; foreign leaders from Tony Blair to Vladimir Putin; and the imagined caustic one-woman chorus of Ann Richards, Bush’s predecessor as governor of Texas.

Kirkus Reviews praises Landfall: “Marvelously detailed, often darkly funny, as informative as it is entertaining. Mallon may well be the 21st century’s Anthony Trollope.”


Mets' roster leaves room for competition

While much of the Mets' roster is set heading into Spring Training, plenty of competition remains at the fringes. Here's an early look at how the Mets' 25-man roster could shape up on Opening Day.


Mets' roster leaves room for competition

While much of the Mets' roster is set heading into Spring Training, plenty of competition remains at the fringes. Here's an early look at how the Mets' 25-man roster could shape up on Opening Day.


2018-19 CUNYAC Community College Men's Basketball Championship Field Set

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Feb. 9, 2019) - With league play concluding this past week, the field for the 2018-19 CUNYAC Community College Men's Basketball Championship is now set.


Alonso focused on winning Mets' first-base job

The Mets declined a chance to call up Peter Alonso late last season, prompting him to express his disappointment publicly. In retrospect, all it did was increase Alonso's hunger to make a Major League impact -- and soon.


Mets add Espinosa to infield mix

The Mets' crowded infield gained another member on Friday, when the team signed veteran Danny Espinosa to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.


Inbox: Could deGrom sign hometown discount?

Mets beat reporter Anthony DiComo answers fans' questions about Jacob deGrom's long-term future in New York, who holds the edge in the center field battle and more in this week's Inbox.


Master Class: Olivier Patey, clarinet

The principal clarinetist of the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will give a clinic.


Free Advanced ESL Classes

Classes meet three times weekly from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. Classes are also available once a week on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-2: 30 p.m. or Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Focus on preparation for Bronx EOC Direct Support Professional Training. Referral to other vocational training is also available at EOC and BCC. Assistance with college admissions process.
Eligibility Requirements:

  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • High School Diploma/or equivalent
  • Desire to Work
  • Experience or desire to be employed in health field

For more information, call the Adult Education Training Program at 718.289.5834.


Mobile Health Unit

In partnership with the Ryan Center, the Office of Health Services has coordinated health services for students while on campus, including:

  • Preventative and Primary Care
  • HIV testing and prevention
  • Diabetes management
  • Vaccinations

The Ryan Center has a longstanding history of providing quality Primary Health Care to communities throughout New York City for many years. Please see link  for further information. 


CSI PASSPORT DAY

Please tell your students and share with your friends at CSI.

 

Representatives from U.S. Postal Service will be available to process new passport applications only.

Passport photos are $15 and can be taken on site. Cash or check are accepted, if check, two separate checks are needed.

For passport information, fees, and passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov. **Do Not Sign the Passport Application.**

Contact the Center for Global Engagement if you have any questions via email Intstudy@csi.cuny.edu or call us at 718.982.2100. http://www.csi.cuny.edu/international/

Avoid the long lines at the Post Office and New York Passport Agency.

Don’t let this convenient opportunity pass you by.

 


Mesoraco signs Minor League deal with Mets

The Mets signed catcher Devin Mesoraco to a Minor League contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training on Thursday.


Confident Mets aiming to regain NL East crown

Multiple times this winter, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has stated his case, calling the Mets "the favorites in the division," then following that with a challenge: "Come get us."


Alpha Kappa Psi Recruitment Informational

Opportunity to meet the Brothers and learn more about our Spring 2019 recruitment program.


Mets pair among MLB's top pitching duos

Most Major League teams still use a five-man starting rotation, but it takes a lot more pitchers than that to make it through a 162-game season. It certainly helps to have a potent one-two punch at the top of the rotation.


Sorensen Center’s “Critical Voices: From Local to Global” A Conversation with Michael Waldman on Voting Rights

Sorensen Center’s “Critical Voices: From Local to Global”

A Conversation with Michael Waldman On Voting Rights

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 5:00 PM Program & Reception

 

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 5 pm, the Sorensen Center will feature Michael Waldman, President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. The conversation about voting rights will focus on challenges and opportunities in courts and legislatures around the country, including the New York legislature’s sweeping overhaul of voting laws. CUNY Law Professor Frank Deale will preside.

RSVP here.

The Brennan Center, which Waldman has led since 2005, is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. Waldman is a constitutional lawyer and writer, as well as an expert on the presidency and American democracy. He served as the Director of Speechwriting for President Bill Clinton from 1995-1999 and Special Assistant to the President for Policy Coordination from 1993-1995. Waldman’s most recent book The Fight to Vote is a history of the struggle to win voting rights for all citizens.

 

The Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice, named after Ted Sorensen, trains social justice lawyers to work from the local to global levels, protecting rights of those affected by instability, conflict, and repression. It is the first named Center at CUNY School of Law.


English Department Faculty Lecture Series

Professor Duncan’s talk focuses on the art and the antics of rebellious figures in 1950s nightlife in the bars and nightclubs of San Francisco and New York, and it is based on his 2018 book, The Rebel Café: Sex, Race and Politics in Cold War America’s Nightclub Underground, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Co-sponsored by the History and English Departments, the talk promises to be an exciting look at an under-explored side of Cold War culture and history.


The Juggle: Balancing School, Work, Relationships, Families and Self!

The challenges of the juggle between work, school, family and relationships are a reality for so many women. Participants will learn how to successfully manage these varied responsibilities and support one another through interactive exercises, shared experiences and successful strategies. Facilitated by Anyikem Asong/Academic Success Center


Is This the Right Time to Become a U.S. Citizen?

  • During this seminar, participants will learn the basic eligibility requirements for a permanent resident (green card holder) to naturalize and become a U.S. citizen.
  • The presentation will also provide an overview of the naturalization process and will include a question and answer session.
  • No registration required.

African American Read-In 2019

Moderator: Professor Cynthia Jones: English Department, General Education Committee Chairperson, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Co-Director, Honors Program Co-Director, Quantitative Reasoning Coordinator, 25 Bronx Influential Women 2015, and 2014 New York State Professor of the Year.

In 1990, the Black Caucus of the National Teachers of English (NCTE) instituted the African American Read-In. Hostos Community College will join a nationwide community of readers on February 20 to celebrate the richness and depth of the African American literary tradition. The Humanities Department, Black Studies Unit, Black Student Union, Capoeira Club, English Club, Office of Student Activities, Office of Institutional Advancement, Office of Academic Affairs, Student Government Association, and Student Leadership Academy sponsored the 2019 Black History Month program.


Celebrate Africa Day

Celebrate Africa Day will showcase the artistic beauty of the African Diaspora through song, poetry, expressive movement, and its culinary traditions. Guest performers, presenters, and Hostos students will celebrate the intellectual heritage and cultural expressions of the African continent and its diaspora.

The program will feature a West African dance workshop by Maguette Camara, a recognized West African choreographer, musician and instructor. He currently teaches dance and drum to students of all levels and ages at The Ailey School, Barnard College, Cathedral High School and the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy.


Here's your guide to Mets Spring Training

Here's a primer on Mets Spring Training.


Neuroscience WORK-IN-PROGRESS Seminar: Nikos Konstantinide, New York University

  • Title: Evolution and development of neuronal diversity in the Drosophila optic lobes.
  • Nikos Konstantinide, Ph.D, Desplan Lab, New York University.
  • How neuronal diversity is generated is a major question in developmental neurobiology. We use Drosophila to understand how neurons develop after specification to acquire their terminal features that allow them to fulfill their function in neural circuits and control specific behaviors. We used single-cell sequencing and FACS-sorted single cell type sequencing to gain access to the transcriptome of adult Drosophila optic lobe cell types. Using machine learning, we were able to identify transcription factors responsible for inducing specific terminal differentiation features, in particular neurotransmitter identity. Interestingly, we found that the same terminal characters, including but not restricted to neurotransmitter identity, can be regulated by different transcription factors in different cell types, arguing for extensive phenotypic convergence. Our data provide a deep understanding of the developmental and functional specification of a complex brain structure and testable hypotheses about its evolutionary history.

Nanoscience Seminar: Arben Merkoci, Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)

There is a high demand to develop innovative and cost effective devices with interest for health care beside environment diagnostics, safety and security applications. The development of such devices is strongly related to new materials and technologies being nanomaterials and nanotechnology of special role. We study how new nanomaterials such as nanoparticles, graphene, nano/micromotors can be integrated in simple sensors thanks to their advantageous properties. Beside plastic platforms physical, chemical and mechanical properties of cellulose in both micro and nanofiber-based networks combined with their abundance in nature or easy to prepare and control procedures are making these materials of great interest while looking for cost-efficient and green alternatives for device production technologies. Both paper and nanopaper-based biosensors are emerging as a new class of devices with the objective to fulfil the “World Health Organization” requisites to be ASSURED: affordable, sensitive, specific, user-friendly, rapid and robust, equipment free and deliverable to end-users. How to design simple paper-based biosensor architectures? How to tune their analytical performance upon demand? How one can couple nanomaterials such as metallic nanoparticles, quantum dots and even graphene with paper and what is the benefit?   How we can make these devices more robust, sensitive and with multiplexing capabilities? Can we bring these low cost and efficient devices to places with low resources, extreme conditions or even at our homes? Which are the perspectives to link these simple platforms and detection technologies with mobile communication? I will try to give responses to these questions through various interesting applications related to protein, DNA and even contaminants detection all of extreme importance for diagnostics, environment control, safety and security.


Get ready to watch: MLB.TV available for 2019

Spring Training is imminent, Opening Day is within sight and the big league season isn't complete for fans without a subscription to MLB.TV. The most comprehensive streaming service in professional sports is now available for the 2019 season.


The Washington Semester @ Marxe — Fall 2019 Info Session

The Washington Semester @ Marxe
Fall 2019 Info Session


2018-19 CUNYAC Men's Swimming and Diving All-Stars Announced

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Feb. 6, 2019) - The City University of New York Athletic Conference has named its 2018-19 All-Stars and year-end award recipients for men's swimming and diving, the league office announced Wednesday.


Bearing Witness to the 1937 Haitian Massacre: How a Diplomatic Letter, an Activist’s Death and the Internet Sparked a Movement for Reconciliation and Equality

Bearing Witness to the 1937 Haitian Massacre: How a Diplomatic Letter, an Activist’s Death and the Internet Sparked a Movement for Reconciliation and Equality, a presentation by Dr. Edward Paulino, Associate Professor, Department of Global History, John Jay College/CUNY.

Dr. Edward Paulino will explain how, as an undergraduate, he stumbled upon a an archival document that years later as a doctoral student would lead him to the Dominican-Haitian border to conduct research and which later became the basis for a book and inspired a social movement to bear witness to this crime against humanity.


Black Activism: The Radical Life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, a lecture by Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés, Director of the Black Studies Program, CUNY

This talk will provide an overview of the life of Harlem’s most famous archivist, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (1874-1938). Throughout his life, Schomburg worked toward Black liberation. As a young man, he was deeply involved in the struggle for Puerto Rican and Cuban independence from Spain, an effort supported by his initiation as a Freemason in an Afro-Cuban lodge in Brooklyn.


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by taking a campus tour on Tues., Feb. 19 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:

Thur., Feb. 21 from 12pm-1pm

Fri., Feb. 22 from 10:30am-11:30am

Tues., Feb. 26 from 1pm-2pm

Thur., Feb. 28 from 3:30pm-4:30pm


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by taking a campus tour on Thurs., Feb. 14 from 3:30pm-4:30pm.

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., Feb. 19 from 12pm-1pm

Thur., Feb. 21 from 12pm-1pm

Fri., Feb. 22 from 10:30am-11:30am

Tues., Feb. 26 from 1pm-2pm

Thur., Feb. 28 from 3:30pm-4:30pm


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by taking a campus tour on Wed., Feb. 13 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., Feb. 14 from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Tues., Feb. 19 from 12pm-1pm

Thur., Feb. 21 from 12pm-1pm

Fri., Feb. 22 from 10:30am-11:30am

Tues., Feb. 26 from 1pm-2pm

Thur., Feb. 28 from 3:30pm-4:30pm


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by taking a campus tour on Thurs., Feb. 7 from 3:30pm-4:30pm.

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:

Wed., Feb. 13 from 12pm-1pm

Thurs., Feb. 14 from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Tues., Feb. 19 from 12pm-1pm

Thur., Feb. 21 from 12pm-1pm

Fri., Feb. 22 from 10:30am-11:30am

Tues., Feb. 26 from 1pm-2pm

Thur., Feb. 28 from 3:30pm-4:30pm


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by taking a campus tour on Wed., Feb. 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:

Thurs., Feb. 7 from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Wed., Feb. 13 from 12pm-1pm

Thurs., Feb. 14 from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Tues., Feb. 19 from 12pm-1pm

Thur., Feb. 21 from 12pm-1pm

Fri., Feb. 22 from 10:30am-11:30am

Tues., Feb. 26 from 1pm-2pm

Thur., Feb. 28 from 3:30pm-4:30pm


Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Lin Laoshi from the World Languages and Literatures Department will demonstrate how to make New Year dumplings and will give a Chinese calligraphy demonstration.

Call the Center for Global Engagement at 718.982.2100 for questions. www.csi.cuny.edu/international


CSI Study Abroad Fair

Enter a raffle for prizes including a scholarship to study abroad. Learn about scholarships and financial aid to help you study abroad.


Photonics Seminar: ALIREZA MARANDI, California Institute of Technology

  • Half-harmonic generation: enabling photonic solutions for molecular sensing and non-classical computing.
  • Alireza Marandi, California Institute of Technology.
  • Abstract – Our life in today’s fast evolving information age is tied to overwhelming technological challenges related to how we capture information on one hand, and, on the other, how we process it. Nonlinear photonic systems are among the growing technologies promising solutions for these challenges by offering paths toward efficient sensing systems for capturing information, and alternative computing platforms for processing it. One example of nonlinear optical processes is half-harmonic generation, which is splitting photons into pairs of photons at half the input frequency that happens in optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) at degeneracy; its intriguing characteristics such as intrinsic phase and frequency locking as well as possibility of generating quantum states of light have opened up unique opportunities for practical and scalable photonic techniques for molecular sensing and non-classical computing. In this talk, I will overview the concept of half-harmonic generation and present the results of realizing efficient sources of femtosecond frequency combs in the mid-infrared based on it [1]. These coherent broadband sources in the molecular fingerprint region of the optical spectrum enable direct sensing of several molecular species simultaneously; a capability that has potential applications in areas such as analysis of greenhouse gases and medical breath analysis. Moreover, I will discuss how halfharmonic generation has enabled development of a novel photonic computing platform, namely the optical Ising machine. Various combinatorial optimization problems in biology, medicine, wireless communications, artificial intelligence and social network that are not easily tractable on conventional computers can be mapped to the Ising problem, and hence the optical Ising machine offers a scalable path for tackling these problems. I will overview a sequence of experiments on development of these half-harmonic-generation-based Ising machines, from their first demonstration in 2014 [2], to a recent large-scale realization that can be programmed to arbitrary Ising problems [3], and one-to-one comparisons with the D-Wave quantum annealer. I will conclude the talk by presenting our ongoing work on chip-scale implementation of halfharmonic generation and paths toward quantum photonic engineering. References: [1] A. Marandi et al., Optica 3 (3), 324-327 (2016). [2] A. Marandi et al., Nature Photonics 8 (12), 937-942 (2014). [3] P. McMahon*, A. Marandi* et al., Science 354 (6312), 614-617 (2016).
  • Bio – Alireza Marandi received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in January 2013. Before Stanford, he completed his Masters at University of Victoria, Canada, and his undergraduate studies at University of Tehran, Iran, both in Electrical Engineering.

Photonics Seminar: Victoriia Rutckaia, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

  • Silicon Mie-resonators with Embedded Ge Quantum Dots for NIR Light Control.
  • Victoriia Rutckaia, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

 

  • Abstract – I will report on the investigation of the optical properties of Ge(Si) QD multilayers, which are grown in a Si slab, by steadystate and time-resolved micro-photoluminescence. These QDs allow for fabrication of a thin device layer of hundreds of nanometers and radiate light in near-infrared spectral range. The light manipulation at the nanoscale is done by resonant nanostructures, namely, Si nanodisks. We show the coupling of QD emission to Mie resonances of the disks and an up to 10x enhancement of the photoluminescence in a nanodisk trimer. We study radiative lifetimes of QDs embedded in various size disks and measure Purcell enhancement of the spontaneous emission rate, which is mediated by the resonators and agrees well with theoretical calculations.
  • Bio – Viktoriia Rutckaia obtained her bachelor degree in technical physics in 2010 in Saint-Petersburg Polytechnical University in 2010 and master degree in nanotechnology in Saint Petersburg Academical University in 2012. In 2012 she came to Germany as a Max-Planck International Research School fellowship holder (until 2015) and a PhD student in Martin-Luther University of HalleWittenberg. She was working on different types of silicon microresonators including photonic crystal cavities, whisperinggallery-mode resonators, and Mie-resonators approaching the control over the light emission from Ge QDs embedded inside. Her work includes modeling, fabrication, and optical measurements. In July 2018 she successfully defended her PhD thesis and obtained a doctor title. Now she continues working in Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg as a post-doctoral fellow.

 


Panther Tank Entrepreneurship Pitch Coaching

The Panther Tank is for anyone with a startup idea or who wants to learn how to pitch an idea. We will cover how to pitch, what to include and not include, and how to say it better. It’s an action packed 1½ hours.


Reading and Discussion Series: Siraj Ahmed

The Leonard Lief Library and English Department present Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanities.

Siraj Ahmed is Associate Professor of English At Lehman College and CUNY Graduate Center.  He is the author of The Stillbirth of Capital: Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India (2012). Archaeology of Babel recently received Modern Language Association’s 26th annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies. 


10 players who you forgot played for the Mets

Over the Mets' first 57 years, plenty of players have made short cameos in Flushing, often so quickly that their memories didn't linger.


This is the Mets' prospect to watch in camp

The countdown to pitchers and catchers reporting is down to single digits for all 30 MLB clubs, but as exciting as it is to see the return of Major League stars, it's also a time to dream about the next wave of baseball talent.


Van Wagenen expects return to form for Yo

As Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen prepares to head down to Port St. Lucie, Fla., -- on the verge of 100 days on the job -- he made two things clear about Cespedes: The Mets are still looking for him to contribute this year and next, and they expect Cespedes to return to his superstar level of play.


Discovering Karol Rathaus

Discovering Rathaus: A Festival Celebrating Karol Rathaus, Inaugural Cornerstone of the Queens College Music Department
German and True: German Jewish Assimilation and Music
Dr. Michael Haas (exile.arte Zentrum, Vienna University), guest speaker

Email address for information requests: jane.cho@qc.cuny.edu


Discovering Karol Rathaus

Discovering Rathaus: A Festival Celebrating Karol Rathaus, Inaugural Cornerstone of the Queens College Music Department

Piano Master Class with Daniel Wnukowski

Email address for information requests: jane.cho@qc.cuny.edu


Chocolate Lovers Workshop

A chocolate workshop just in time Valentine’s Day: Learn the basics of making ganaches, how to infuse different flavors, and how to roll and decorate truffles.

Leave this 3-hour hands-on workshop with a sample of delectable chocolate samples YOU’VE made that you can share with your loved ones. Wed., Feb. 13 from 6pm-9pm. $75.

Call 718-368-5050 to register.


Chocolate Lovers Workshop

A chocolate workshop just in time Valentine’s Day: Learn the basics of making ganaches, how to infuse different flavors, and how to roll and decorate truffles.

Leave this 3-hour hands-on workshop with a sample of delectable chocolate samples YOU’VE made that you can share with your loved ones.

 

Chose from Sat., Feb. 9 from 10am-1pm OR Wed., Feb. 13 from 6pm-9pm.

$75. Call 718-368-5050 to register.


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by taking a campus tour on Tues., Feb. 5 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:

Wed., Feb. 6 from 12pm-1pm

Thurs., Feb. 7 from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Wed., Feb. 13 from 12pm-1pm

Thurs., Feb. 14 from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Thur., Feb. 21 from 12pm-1pm

Fri., Feb. 22 from 10:30am-11:30am

Tues., Feb. 26 from 12pm-1pm

Thur., Feb. 28 from 3:30pm-4:30pm


Players with the most WAR for their current club

We are looking at the players on each active roster who are making history for their franchises every time they step on the field. We're looking at the player who has compiled the highest WAR (per Baseball Reference) for his current team so far in his career.


Citi Field makes cameo in 'Avengers' trailer

It means the Mets are winning the World Series.


Baruch Cruises to 2019 CUNYAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championship

BRONX, N.Y. (Feb. 3, 2019) - With its opposition well in the rear-view mirror, Baruch College cemented its place as a conference champion for the second-consecutive year on Sunday at the 2019 CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Men's Swimming and Diving Championship at the APEX at Lehman College in the Bronx.


All-Underrated Team includes Nimmo

Everybody throws around the term "underrated" in the world of sports, but nobody knows what it means. It's subjective and relative. Anthony Castrovince unveils the All-Underrated Team for 2019 using specific parameters.


Baruch Extends Lead at Day 2 of CUNYAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championship

BRONX, N.Y. (Feb. 2, 2019) - On Saturday, Baruch College continued to increase its overwhelming lead at the 2019 CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Men's Swimming and Diving Championship at the APEX at Lehman College in the Bronx.


Baruch Surges In Front at CUNYAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championship

BRONX, N.Y. (Feb. 2, 2019) - After trailing by the slightest of margins, Baruch College moved to the top of the leaderboard Saturday at the 2018 CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Women's Swimming and Diving Championship at the APEX at Lehman College in the Bronx.


Sorensen Center’s “Critical Voices: From Local to Global” A Conversation with Philip Alston on extreme poverty and human rights

Sorensen Center’s “Critical Voices: From Local to Global”

A Conversation with Philip Alston

on extreme poverty and human rights

Monday, February 11, 2019 | 5:00 PM Program & Reception

 

The Sorensen Center’s series with United Nations Special Rapporteurs continues this semester with Professor Philip AlstonUN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.

Alston’s report on extreme poverty and human rights on his mission to the United States was presented to the Human Rights Council in Geneva in June 2018 and was recently discussed in congressional briefings in Washington, DC. Alston has also written a recent Report on Privatization (2018) addressing the often systematic elimination of human rights protections and further marginalization of the interests of low income earners and those living in poverty and reimagining human rights accountability.

RSVP HERE.

Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, New York University, teaches international law, international criminal law, and a range of human rights subjects. In 2014, he was appointed UNSR on extreme poverty and human rights. From 2004 to 2010, he was UNSR on extrajudicial executions. He has also served as Special Adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Millennium Development Goals and chairperson and rapporteur of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights; and UNICEF’s Senior Legal Adviser on children’s rights.


Baruch Dominant on Day 1 of CUNYAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships

BRONX, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2019) - On Friday, the 2019 CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Men's Swimming and Diving Championships got underway from the APEX at Lehman College in the Bronx.


Neuroscience Seminar Series: Mark Noble, University of Rochester Medical Center

  • Title: Mining evolution for new biological principles and new treatments for glioblastoma, peripheral nerve damage and lysosomal storage disorders.
  • Mark Noble, Ph.D, Professor, University of Rochester.
  • We are interested in the three problems of: (i) understanding the most basic principles of cell function in development and pathology; (ii) developing therapies for unmet medical needs; and (iii) pursuing therapeutic development in a manner that both greatly decreases costs and greatly increases the likelihood of enabling transition from the laboratory to clinical studies. One approach to these problems that has been very successful is to focus on the most fundamental principles of cellular function, such as redox control, pH regulation and maintenance of differential ion concentrations on opposite sides of membranes. These are evolutionary principles that were necessarily already in place, possibly by hundreds of millions of years, before the development of such complex foundational principles as encoding of information in DNA, production of functional proteins and other critical events in the evolution of cellular function. Our basic approach is to discover what is going wrong from the perspective of the most basic principles of cellular function, and to develop/discover interventions that restore normal function. This approach has led to new candidate therapies for glioblastoma that are based on discovery of ways in which these tumors cells differ from normal brain progenitor cells in their response to increases in oxidative status, and correcting this difference. It has led to new potential therapies for peripheral nerve damage based on restoring normal potassium concentrations that are dissipated following damage to myelin. And it has led to discovery of new therapeutic targets for devastating lysosomal storage disorders based on the restoration of normal pH regulation in lysosomes. In all cases, we have been able to carry out this work using novel approaches to drug repurposing, thus greatly decreasing costs of drug discovery/development and increasing the likelihood of moving to the clinic. As a measure of our success, our proposed therapies for glioblastoma and peripheral nerve repair are already moving into clinical trials, and these clinical trials themselves will be relatively inexpensive. In addition, the discoveries that we make in our work on therapeutic development are providing new insights relevant to understanding the regulation of stem and progenitor cell function during development and tissue repair. Thus, it appears that this evolutionary approach to understanding development and disease may provide a powerful means of providing new insights into multiple difficult biological and medical problems.

Neuroscience Seminar: Miruna Ghinia-Tegla, City College of New York

The OTX2 transcription factor is important for several functions in eye development, including photoreceptor formation. While previous studies have identified specific long-term molecular and cellular changes in the retina upon conditional loss of OTX2 in photoreceptors (PRs), the primary effects of OTX2 loss on cell fate and gene regulatory networks is unknown, including in specific OTX2-expressing retinal progenitor cell populations. Here we use both single cell RNA sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis to identify the role of OTX2 in a defined OTX2-expressing retinal population. We not only confirm a role for OTX2 in the generation of PRs, but also that OTX2 acts as a repressor of transcriptional programs necessary for the development of specific subtypes of retinal ganglion and horizontal cells. This study illustrates the power of pairing single cell RNA sequencing with CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis to functionally investigate dynamic gene regulatory network events and cell fate specification in development.


On Nontransitive Dice

There exist nonstandard intransitive 6-sided dice. A nonstandard die is labeled with positive numbers and repeats are allowed. A die A beats die B if Prob(A > B) > 1/2. There exist such dice with A beats B, B beats C and C beats A. We show that with n K-sided dice (large K) any tournament can be modeled. A tournament on n is a choice of direction i beats j or j beats i for any pair i,j of distinct numbers between 1 and n. The talk should be accessible to undergrads.


Higher Education Action Day!

WHAT: An all-day event that gives students a chance to lobby state legislators on Higher Education issues, in relation to the New York State Budget.
We’re pushing for a free and quality CUNY and SUNY. This means more funding from the state of NY into its public university systems, expansion of successful programs like ASAP, and much more.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 12th (There are no CUNY Classes scheduled for this day). Buses will be departing from the city around 7 a.m. — to be finalized. Students are typically back in the Bronx around 7 p.m., depending on traffic.
WHERE: New York State Capitol in Albany, NY
Transportation and food: Free buses will provide travel from locations in NYC, courtesy of USS (University Student Senate, the CUNY-wide Student Government body).
There will be a bus that stops at both CCNY (Around W. 138th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan) and in front of BCC (University Avenue/Hall of Fame Terrace).
Food will be provided as well! Halal, kosher, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options are available.
If you are interested in attending, start by filling out this Google Form with your basic information https://goo.gl/forms/4ZzZPAtctLMpUCaf1. Someone from NYPIRG will contact you shortly afterwards to finalize your registration, and to give you additional details.
If you have any questions or want to know more information, send an email to bronx@nypirg.org or stop by the NYPIRG office in Nichols Hall [NI], Room 212. Our phone number is 718.289.5409.

Higher Education Action Day is coordinated by NYPIRG, USS-CUNY (University Student Senate), PSC-CUNY (Professional Staff Congress union), SUNYSA (SUNY Student Assembly), UUP (United University Professions union), and NYSUT (New York State United Teachers union).


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.


TheDream.US National Scholarship Info Session

This is a scholarship program for high school and community college graduates who intend to pursue their associate or bachelor degree. The sessions will assist applicants with essays, letters of recommendation and any questions or concerns that may arise during the application process. The eligibility criteria requires that applicants have or are eligible for DACA or TPS.  For information regarding eligibility requirements, please visit http://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/guidelines/. For more information, please stop by RBSC 312.


Sneak Preview of the documentary “Minding the Gap”

The Oscar-nominated documentary “Minding the Gap” follows three young men who turn to skateboarding to escape childhood abuse, confronting questions about masculinity, parenting, and growing up. Join them and hosts Point-of-View Documentary Films (POV) for a preview and discussion led by Bronx youth leaders.
This event is free and open to the public.

Inbox: Will the Mets add another starter?

Mets beat reporter Anthony DiComo answers fans' questions about potential rotation additions, a Jacob deGrom extension, first base and more.


2019 CUNY-IBM Watson Social Impact Challenge

2019 CUNY-IBM Watson Social Impact Challenge
 
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ibmwatson2019/

The competition
challenges students to think about how they would apply cognitive
computing to improve how institutions of higher education or local
governments can better serve the public.

GREAT PRIZES
1st Place, $5,000;  2nd Place, $3,000; 3rd Place, $2,000

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: All CUNY students enrolled in a degree-granting program are eligible to register. Must work in teams of 3-5 students.

ORIENTATION: February 7 from 12:45-2:00 p.m. at Baruch College, Newman Vertical Campus, Room 3-160

For more information, visit

https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ibmwatson2019/


No Cost, Non-Credit Chinese Language Classes

It’s a new year and it is your opportunity to learn a new language.  Join the Confucius Institute for Global Finance at Baruch College and learn Mandarin.  Our instructors are native Chinese with PhD’s in applied linguistics – their expertise is in teaching Chinese to non-native speakers just like you.  The Spring 2019 classes are offered at no cost to current Baruch College students, faculty and staff.  Register now!


CUNYAC Announces Site Changes for 2019 Senior College Basketball Championship

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2019) - The City University of New York Athletic Conference announced Friday that the site of the finals of the 2018-19 CUNYAC Men's and Women's Basketball Senior College Championships will be moved to the Sportsplex at Hunter College in Manhattan.


This Mets prospect just missed the Top 100 list

We're bridging the gap between our Top 100 and organizational Top 30 lists this week with a look at each club's next best top prospect who didn't make the Top 100.


Green space, health and gentrification: For whom is the green and healthful city?

Systems Change Series

Green space, health and gentrification: For whom is the green and healthful city?

February 14  |  11:30am – 1pm  |  Room 628  |  RSVP

Helen Cole, DrPH, a post-doctoral researcher with the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability, will present the results of a recent analysis of sociodemographic data drawn from the US Census bureau, green spatial data from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and health data from an annual surveillance survey of New York City residents. Cole’s research asks whether neighborhood gentrification status matters when considering the health benefits of green space exposure, and whether the benefits of such interventions are received equitably across racial and socioeconomic groups.


Engaging the “hard-to-reach” in HIV care services: What works and what’s next

CUNY ISPH Seminar

Engaging the “hard-to-reach” in HIV care services: What works and what’s next

February 5  |  12:30pm – 1:30pm  |  Auditorium  |  RSVP

Dr. Julie Dombrowski is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington (UW) and Deputy Director of the Public Health – Seattle & King County HIV/STD Program. The central goal of her work is to improve HIV & STI care and prevention services in the U.S. She conducts research focused on the HIV care continuum and sexual health care delivery and she works with over 20 state and local health departments to improve HIV prevention and care programs as part of CDC-funded capacity building efforts. She is also a primary care physician in the Madison & Max HIV Clinics in Seattle.


10 dark-horse MVP candidates for 2019

Today, we look at 10 potential sleeper MVP candidates -- players who, if everything lands right, could be looking at some hardware next winter.


FREE Tax Prep

Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 5 through April 11, in Loew Hall [LO], Room 125
Pre-Registration and Appointment Required

Certified tax preparers will be on campus for the duration of the tax season to help you prepare and e-file your 2018 income tax returns. Safe and secure online tax software will be available. Tax Department employees will walk you through your income tax returns, step-by-step – it’s quick and easy. Use BCC computers, or your own laptop, tablet, or mobile device. You only need basic computer skills and an active e-mail address.
To schedule an appointment, you must be pre-screened in the Single Stop Office located in Loew Hall [LO], Room 125. Drop by, or call us at 718.289.5179 or 718.289.5840.


Hijab Awareness Week

Hijab Awareness will continue throughout the month of February. Learn more at these Hijab Awareness events:

  • Panel discussion: Why I Wear the Hijab: Students Share Personal Experiences
  • Thursday Feb 7, | 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. | Brown Center [BC], Room 211
  • Presentation: Understanding the Hijab: Past, Present, and Future
  • Speaker: Hanadi Doleh (Interfaith Center of New York)
  • Tuesday, Feb 19 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Brown Center [BC], Room 211

All members of the BCC community of all faiths are encouraged to participate!


Amadou Diallo 20th Year Youth Commemoration

Gunned down in front of his Bronx apartment building in 1999 by four New York City Police Officers, Amadou became the martyr for the modern national movement to address the killings of unarmed Black males by the police.
Join Bronx Community College and Amadou’s mother, Mrs. Kadiatou Diallo, founder of The Amadou Diallo Foundation, as we present the Amadou Diallo 20th Year Youth Commemoration for middle and high school students. Our theme is Youth Empowerment through Activism, Education and Art. This is a day of activist awareness and training, music and cultural arts presentations, and a science and technology fair.
Amadou was a scholar with certifications in computer science. He had saved thousands of dollars to continue his university education here in NYC. Youth Empowerment recognizes that Amadou’s significance as a man is much greater than the violent tragedy that befell him. It encourages middle and high school students to dream and aspire towards success as Amadou did.
Our middle and high school students were not born at the time of Amadou’s death, however, the enormous danger that stole Amadou from us continues to threaten the safety and future of these children. The best tool we can offer is a keen awareness of how police repression is intimately connected to institutional racism and systemic inequity. Activism, education, and the arts are all needed to build a nation of young people who understand that academic and economic achievement must be rooted in community empowerment and development.


Black History Month Art Exhibit

Carlton Murrell began exploring his artistic talents by drawing and painting the various aspects of everyday life in his native Barbados. Upon relocating to the U.S., Murrell pursued a more formal education with the Art Student League of New York. Drawing on the influence of Claude Monet and other European Impressionist painters, Murrell’s layering of paints in short strokes and use of color emerges with a unique style. He combines his rich Caribbean heritage with traditional island and urban living to impact upon the viewer a thought-provoking visual message. Mr. Murrell has to his credit more than 15 awards, prizes and citations. Among them is the prestigious “Proclamation for Outstanding Contribution to Caribbean American Art” from the American Biographical Institute.
An artist reception and gallery talk will be held on Monday, February 11, from 12 – 2 p.m.
The Hall of Fame Art Gallery is open Monday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and by appointment.


Freshman Convocation Featuring Guest Speaker Aisha Sidibe (BCC Class of ’12)

Her writing explores the spaces where language, culture and femininity meet. Drawing on her multicultural background, Aisha’s work weaves memories and stories to ask questions regarding power, fate, and rebirth. Aisha is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the City University of New York. She is also the founder of Bronx Moms, an organization that serves mothers of the Bronx through social and informational engagement, and is hard at work learning her fifth language — German. Her story and her telling of it excites and inspires.


Graduate Information Session for English M.A.

Graduate Information Session for English M.A.


Mets among MLB's hardest-throwing rotations

Which teams' rotations have the best velocity going into next season? Determining this isn't an exact science, but MLB.com took a shot at it, using Statcast™ data and 2019 projected rotations recently provided by the 30 MLB.com beat writers -- with a few updates.


Mets assistant GM Ricco shifting into new role

The Mets are retaining the longest-tenured member of their front office in a newly created position. The team announced Tuesday that assistant general manager John Ricco will shift into the role of senior vice president and senior strategy officer. Ricco will report directly to chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, rather than general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.


Embodying Theory: Tools for Fighting Injustice and Building an Inclusive, Sustainable Future

RSVP here

Join us for Embodying Theory, an engaging presentation and discussion offering liberatory educators, youth workers, and critical researchers the potent tools they need for ongoing fights against injustice and inequity.

Based on her research and experience working with young activists, Dr. Elizabeth Bishop will present on how to create counter-narratives in the service of building peaceable, inclusive, sustainable, and joyful futures. Come participate in a lively dialogue about ways to #MakeTheoryWalk in your own research, policy, and practice.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Bishop is an educator, researcher, and youth advocate. She serves as Director of Curriculum and Outcomes Evaluation and Supervisor of Digital Leadership and Learning at Global Kids as well as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Youth Studies Program at CUNY School of Professional Studies. She’s online @DrBishopDigital.


The Power to Heal – Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution

Film Screening

The Power to Heal – Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution

February 11 | 6pm – 9pm | Auditorium | RSVP

The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy is proud to present The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution, a documentary that recounts how civil rights activists, the federal government, and medical professionals used Medicare funding to desegregate America’s hospitals, medical practices and medical schools, opening the door to Black Americans in both the North and South.

The documentary was produced by CUNY SPH Associate Professor Barbara Berney.

Power to Heal recounts how civil rights activists, the federal government, and medical professionals used Medicare funding to desegregate America’s hospitals, medical practices and medical schools, opening the door to Black Americans in both the North and South.

The film begins by revealing the culture of segregated health care and the real perils it unleashed in black communities. It follows a chronological arc, beginning with federal legislation (the Hill–Burton Act of 1946) that facilitated the spread of segregated hospitals following World War II just as black doctors intensified their efforts to end racial discrimination. The film weaves together the first-person accounts of participants in the desegregation effort with expert historians’ commentary to create a cohesive storyline that shows how segregation was dismantled in hospitals in the mid 1960s.

Berney was inspired to create and produce this film by the compelling stories of her colleague and friend, Dr. Richard Smith, who was director of field operations for hospital desegregation in 1966.

“As a public health professional who worked in civil rights for decades, I was convinced that this little known, important and dramatic story needed to be shared with a wide audience,” Berney says.

The documentary is directed by Oscar-winner Charles Burnett and Dan Loewenthal, and narrated by actor Danny Glover. WETA, the second largest creator of programming for the PBS system, is co-producer of the project. Major funding for the project has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation.

A screening of the film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Berney. Doors will open at 6pm. The film will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.


Study Abroad with CSI

Did you know that you can study in another country while earning credits toward your CSI degree? Come to a workshop to learn how to take advantage of the study abroad opportunities that are available to you in countries all over the world. This is a Co-Curricular CLUE event.


Study Abroad this Summer

Did you know that you can study in another country while earning credits toward your CSI degree? Come to a workshop to learn how to take advantage of the study abroad opportunities that are available to you in countries all over the world. This is a Co-Curricular CLUE event.


Inspiring Smart Choices: Advancing Multisectoral Engagement for Sustainable Health

Grand Rounds Lecture

Inspiring Smart Choices: Advancing Multisectoral Engagement for Sustainable Health

February 20 | 4pm – 5:30pm | Room 708 | RSVP

Scott C. Ratzan, MD, MPA

Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School
Senior Scholar, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

Scott C. Ratzan, MD, MPA, is a Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, Harvard Kennedy School, and a Senior Scholar at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, established in 1995.

Dr. Ratzan launched his career in Boston spending a decade in academia as a professor and Founding Director of the Emerson-Tufts Masters Program in Health Communication. Following his time in Boston, he worked at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington DC, designing the framework for the Bureau of Global Health communication efforts. He later moved to Brussels as a Vice President for Johnson & Johnson and subsequently initiated their efforts in global health diplomacy at their global headquarters in New Jersey.
Following 11 years at J&J he went to Anheuser-Busch InBev and was the architect of their new programs to address harmful drinking. During his career, he has established a number of multisectoral partnerships, and publications in the health field. He is the co-author of the definition of health literacy adopted by the US Government and incorporated in the Affordable Care Act.

He currently serves on the Board of Global Health for the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. Recently, he served as Co-Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Every Woman Every Child Innovation Working Group and on the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors, Infectious Disease. Dr. Ratzan has an M.D. from University of Southern California, an M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School, and an M.A. in Communication from Emerson College.


Dining at the Coon Chicken Inn: Why do racist restaurants matter for public health?

Grand Rounds Lecture

Dining at the Coon Chicken Inn: Why do racist restaurants matter for public health?

February 6 | 4pm – 5:30pm | Room 708 | RSVP

Naa Oyo A. Kwate, PhD

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Human Ecology, Rutgers University

A psychologist by training, Dr. Naa Oyo A. Kwate has wide ranging interests in racial inequality and African American health. Her research has centered primarily on the ways in which urban built environments reflect racial inequalities in the United States, and how racism directly and indirectly affects African American health. Much of her work has been in New York City, where she has studied topics including the disproportionate density of fast food in Black neighborhoods, outdoor alcohol advertising in Harlem and effects on Black women’s alcohol consumption, and a racism “countermarketing” health intervention. Kwate’s research has been supported by funders including the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution. She is currently working on a book project tracing fast food’s relationship to African American communities, and a second short monograph entitled The Spice of Racism: Anti-Blackness in Restaurant Branding will be published in early 2019 by the University of Minnesota Press.


Syndergaard wears his own jersey robe

Stylish and comfortable.


Dillon Gee calls it a career

Dillon Gee, who won 51 games during an eight-year Major League career with the Mets, Royals, Twins and Rangers, announced his retirement on Instagram on Monday.


Everything to know about Mets' closer role

As the 2019 season draws near and rosters take a clearer scope, MLB.com has been examining each club's current construction and projecting how personnels might look on Opening Day.


Mets officially sign Wilson, designate Cecchini

One Met's beginning is another Met's end. In making official their two-year, $10 million pact with Justin Wilson on Monday, the Mets designated infielder Gavin Cecchini, their first-round Draft pick in 2012, for assignment, possibly ending his time in the organization.


MLB to honor Jackie Robinson throughout 2019

Jackie Robinson was born a century ago this Jan. 31. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of baseball's most important pioneers, Major League Baseball has planned a yearlong slate of activities in Robinson's honor.


Around the Horn: Infield well-stocked for 2019

With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., in two weeks, it's time to continue our position-by-position look at the 2019 Mets. Next up: infield.


International Ocean Discovery Distinguished Lecturer

Great opportunity to learn about our oceans and climate from an international expert. Dr. Hemming will also talk about student opportunities in the International Ocean Discovery Program

Email address for information requests: cmchugh@qc.cuny.edu


Spring 2019 Club Fair

The Spring Club Fair will be on Thursday, January 31st, from 12:30-2:00pm in the Main Gym (NVC Level B2). Come out and discover new ways to get involved!


MBA Open House

Take the next step in your career with an MBA degree from Zicklin.

Zicklin is a top-ranking business school in New York City and offers a rigorous, hands-on curriculum to prepare you for a successful career in business leadership.

Join us at our upcoming open house to explore our two MBA degree programs: Evening, and Full-Time. We’ll discuss the differences and advantages of each to help you find the program that’s best for you.

You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from current students and alumni their MBA experience, and learn about the admissions process from our admissions team.

We look forward to seeing you there!

REGISTER NOW

Location: Baruch College, Information & Technology Building, Room 750


Alderson announces he's healthy, cancer free

Former Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, who stepped down from that role last June after a recurrence of cancer, announced on Saturday night that he is cancer-free during the New York Baseball Writers' Association of America Dinner.


You won't want to miss this Mets series

It is not too early -- it is never too early -- to start combing through the 2019 MLB schedule. We are, after all, exactly two months, today, away from the start of the season. It is so close now.


deGrom honored for NL Cy at BBWAA dinner

The 96th annual New York Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards Dinner was held on Saturday night at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel in Manhattan. As has been tradition, the New York chapter officially presented the BBWAA awards for American League and National League Most Valuable Player, AL and NL Cy Young, AL and NL Rookie of the Year and AL and NL Manager of the Year. MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, chairman of the New York BBWAA, served as master of ceremonies.


Diaz ranked No. 4 reliever by MLB Network

MLB Network's countdown of baseball's best players at each position came to a conclusion with the final installment of the "Top 10 Right Now!" series, featuring the game's top relief pitchers and shortstops.


Alonso, Gimenez among Top 100 prospects

The wait is over. After MLB Pipeline unveiled its Top 10 Position lists over the past two weeks, it's time to dive into the Top 100 Prospects, the best of the best.


Mets announce deal with lefty reliever Wilson

Before embarking on his first offseason as Mets general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen identified bullpen help as one of the most pressing issues he planned to address. Van Wagenen made another addition to that end on Friday, agreeing to terms with left-handed reliever Justin Wilson on a two-year deal that sources said is worth $10 million and includes performance bonuses.


“Refiguring the Future” Conference

Eyebeam presents Refiguring the Future: an exhibition and conference organized by REFRESH, produced in collaboration with Hunter College Art Galleries.

Purchase Tickets

Refiguring the Future will open with a two-day conference that will convene 500 participants and provide space to build community, learn, and share ideas. Unpacking the key frameworks within the exhibition, the conference grapples with the marginalizing states of technology in order to propel us to envision formative futures.

Reserve your seat now for two days of talks, hands-on learning, performances, screenings and more across two incredible venues!

 

Day 1, Saturday, February 9 10am-6pm: Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/kayeplayhouse

Day 2, Sunday, February 10, 12pm-6pm: Knockdown Center

52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378

Knockdown Center

 

The Refiguring the Future conference convenes an array of artists, educators, writers, and cultural strategists to envision a shared liberatory future by providing us with collective imaginings that move beyond and critique oppressive systems to offer alternative possibilities.

Keynotes speakers include: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and Zach Blas. Featured participants include: Micha Cárdenas, Taeyoon Choi, Sofía Córdova, Jaskiran Dhillon, Kadija Ferryman, Shannon Finnegan, Anneli Goeller, Kathy High, Shawné Michaelain Holloway, In Her Interior (Virginia Barratt and Francesca da Rimini), Yo-Yo Lin, Maandeeq Mohamed, Rasheedah Phillips, Sofía Unanue, Alexander Weheliye, and Pinar Yoldas (list in formation).

The first day of the conference will consist of keynote presentations and panel discussions while the second day will feature a series of community-engaged programs and workshop sessions.

The Refiguring the Future conference is co-organized by Eyebeam/REFRESH Curatorial and Engagement Fellow, Lola Martinez, and REFRESH collective member Maandeeq Mohamed.

In an effort to keep the conference affordable for all participants we are offering a range of ticket options and we encourage you to purchase at whatever level works for you! All tickets are for general admission entry and cover activities across both venues as well as coffee, tea, and lunch on each day.


ACCESSIBILITY

All Refiguring the Future event venues are accessible. For more information and updates, including contact information, please visit: www.eyebeam.org/rtf


Examining the Student Loan Debt Crisis – Keynote and Panel Discussion

RSVP REQUIRED TO ATTEND: www.cssny.org/loansStudent loan debtis a huge and growing problem, which disproportionately impactscommunities of color and low-income New Yorkers, making it difficult forthem to make ends meet, build savings, start families,


Inbox: What's the backup plan for Cespedes?

Mets beat reporter Anthony DiComo answers fans' questions about Yoenis Cespedes, Jason Vargas, potential breakout stars and more.


Who is Mets' best prospect in past 15 years?

Top 100 prospects have turned into Gold Glove and MVP Award winners -- here is the best prospect each MLB organization has had in the past 15 years.


Van Wagenen, Wilpon: Mets considered FA stars

GM Brodie Van Wagenen and chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon essentially confirmed on Thursday that they will remain on the sidelines for Bryce Harper or Manny Machado this offseason.


NYC Commission on Human Rights Public Hearing

The NYC Commission on Human Rights Invites You to Testify at a Public Hearing on Pregnancy and Caregiver Discrimination

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:30pm

CUNY School of Law
Dave Fields Auditorium, 2nd Floor 2 Court Square
Long Island City, NY 11101

If you would like to attend, provide testimony, or
to request an accommodation or interpretation, please complete the form at www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCDhearing by January 25.

Wheelchair accessible entrance at 2 Court Square.

 


Golden Key’s 1st General Interest Meeting (Winter Theme)

Welcome back Bearcats! Golden Key would like to invite you to our first GIM of the Spring semester. We will be talking about our available positions, our departments and our Committee program.
We will have games and prizes! Pizza will be served!


The Extreme Gone Mainstream

Event Date: 2/8/2019 3:00:00 PM   
Cynthia Miller-Idriss
Professor of Sociology, American University


Description : The past decade has witnessed a steady increase in far right politics, social movements, and extremist violence in Europe. Scholars and policymakers have struggled to understand the causes and dynamics that have made the far right so appealing to so many people- in other words, that have made the extreme more mainstream. In this book, Cynthia Miller-Idriss examines how extremist ideologies have entered mainstream German culture through commercialized products and clothing laced with extremist, anti-Semitic, racist, and nationalist coded symbols and references. Drawing on a unique digital archive of thousands of historical and contemporary images, as well as scores of interviews with young people and their teachers in two German vocational schools with histories of extremist youth presence, Miller-Idriss shows how this commercialization is part of a radical transformation happening today in German far right youth subculture. She describes how these youths have gravitated away from the singular, hard-edged skinhead style in favor of sophisticated and fashionable commercial brands that deploy coded extremist symbols. Virtually indistinguishable in style from other clothing popular with youth, the new brands desensitize far right consumers to extremist ideas and dehumanize victims. For anyone concerned about the global resurgence of the far right, this talk will reveal how style and aesthetic representation serve as one gateway into extremist scenes and subcultures by helping to strengthen racist and nationalist identification and by acting as conduits of resistance to mainstream society.

For more information, see Professor Miller-Idriss's recent op-ed at:
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/right-wing-fashion-streetwear/index.html  [cnn.com]

 


Mets' rotation if season started today

We're less than a month away from Spring Training, so it's a good time to project what each club's Opening Day rotation will look like, or at least what it would look like if the season started today. With the help of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a roundup of how they might shake out.


Mini-Medical School: The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Prevention

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 The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Prevention, Management & Survivorship presented by Ghada Soliman, MD, PhD, RD Associate Professor Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences at the CUNY School of Public Health.


On-the-Spot Admissions Day

Please bring the following:

 

Freshman Applicants

  • Official high school transcript from all high schools attended, or original GED Diploma with score sheet attached.
  • Application fee of $65 (USD) payable by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Transfer Applicants

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Application fee of $70 (USD) payable by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Please note: An official transcript must be in a sealed envelope from the institution issuing it. If the high school will not give you an official transcript, please have it mailed to the Office of Admissions, 222-05 56th Avenue, A-210, Bayside, New York 11354. If you have the transcript mailed directly to you, please do not open it. Once opened, it is not considered official.


On-the-Spot Admissions Day

Please bring the following:

 

Freshman Applicants

  • Official high school transcript from all high schools attended, or original GED Diploma with score sheet attached.
  • Application fee of $65 (USD) payable by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Transfer Applicants

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Application fee of $70 (USD) payable by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Please note: An official transcript must be in a sealed envelope from the institution issuing it. If the high school will not give you an official transcript, please have it mailed to the Office of Admissions, 222-05 56th Avenue, A-210, Bayside, New York 11354. If you have the transcript mailed directly to you, please do not open it. Once opened, it is not considered official.


On-the-Spot Admissions Day

Please bring the following:

 

Freshman Applicants

  • Official high school transcript from all high schools attended, or original GED Diploma with score sheet attached.
  • Application fee of $65 (USD) payable by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Transfer Applicants

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Application fee of $70 (USD) payable by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Please note: An official transcript must be in a sealed envelope from the institution issuing it. If the high school will not give you an official transcript, please have it mailed to the Office of Admissions, 222-05 56th Avenue, A-210, Bayside, New York 11354. If you have the transcript mailed directly to you, please do not open it. Once opened, it is not considered official.


On-the-Spot Admissions Days

Please bring the following:

 

Freshman Applicants

  • Official high school transcript from all high schools attended, or original GED Diploma with score sheet attached.
  • Application fee of $65 (USD) payable by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Transfer Applicants

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Application fee of $70 (USD) payable by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Please note: An official transcript must be in a sealed envelope from the institution issuing it. If the high school will not give you an official transcript, please have it mailed to the Office of Admissions, 222-05 56th Avenue, A-210, Bayside, New York 11354. If you have the transcript mailed directly to you, please do not open it. Once opened, it is not considered official.


Black Heritage Awareness Program

Please join us as we celebrate and honor great achievements by African Americans. There will be a presentation and song by the children of the ECLC. Following the children’s presentation will be a Q&A with refreshments.

Please contact Daryl Griffin at (718) 482-5386 or dgriffin@lagcc.cuny.edu for details. To request special accommodations, please contact Jhony Nelson at (718) 482-5260 or jhonyn@lagcc.cuny.edu at least two weeks before the event date.


Fast Track Enrollment Day

Please bring the following:

 

Freshman Applicants

  • Official high school transcript from all high schools attended, or original GED Diploma with score sheet attached.
  • Application fee of $65 (USD) payable by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Transfer Applicants

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Application fee of $70 (USD) payable by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Please note: An official transcript must be in a sealed envelope from the institution issuing it. If the high school will not give you an official transcript, please have it mailed to the Office of Admissions, 222-05 56th Avenue, A-210, Bayside, New York 11354. If you have the transcript mailed directly to you, please do not open it. Once opened, it is not considered official.


Fast Track Enrollment Day

Please bring the following:

Freshman Applicants

  • Official high school transcript from all high schools attended, or original GED Diploma with score sheet attached.
  • Application fee of $65 (USD) payable by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Transfer Applicants

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Application fee of $70 (USD) payable by credit card, check, money order or cash.

Please note: An official transcript must be in a sealed envelope from the institution issuing it. If the high school will not give you an official transcript, please have it mailed to the Office of Admissions, 222-05 56th Avenue, A-210, Bayside, New York 11354. If you have the transcript mailed directly to you, please do not open it. Once opened, it is not considered official.


Financial Aid Awareness Day

Come learn about Scholarship opportunities, tuition payment options, financial benefits offered by Single Stop, and Federal & State Aid

Scholarships:

  • LaGuardia’s Foundation Scholarship
  • The NYS Excelsior Scholarship & more

Financial Benefits Offered by Single Stop:

  • Financial Counseling
  • Legal Counseling
  • Public Benefit Screenings

Federal & State Aid:

  • Pell Grant
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Work-Study
  • TAP & Part-Time TAP Aid for Part-Time Study
  • Part Time Scholarship (PTS)

Bursar: 

  • Payment Plans
  • Direct Deposit
  • eChecks

Raffle drawing will be held on February 7, 2019. Winners will have to be present to receive prize.

For more information, contact financialaid@lagcc.cuny.edu


Davis discusses two-way potential in 2019

Since acquiring J.D. Davis in a five-player trade on Jan. 6, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has twice mentioned Davis' pitching ability as a factor going forward. The Mets won't enter Spring Training with a concrete plan to have Davis throw bullpen sessions or work as a pitcher, according to club officials, but they will gauge the situation after putting eyes on him for the first time in February.


Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art

Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art. Now through January 26, 2019
In the Lehman College Art Gallery. 

The buildings in our mind’s eye are limitless.

In our dreams, we unlock doors to unknown passages and climb unending stairs into the darkness of rooms, strange and never seen before.  Not tied to the reality of bricks and mortar or ground and gravity, we imagine any structure ― the American “dream home” on a coveted suburban cul-de-sac beyond our reach, or the wild acid-trip floating balloon palace of a magical unicorn.

Jarring the laws of actual architecture, the imagined palace functions as very real foundation, buttress, and pillar for Castles in the Sky. From Claes Oldenburg’s proposal to replace the Washington Monument with a gigantic scissors to Laurie Simmons’ photograph of candy castles atop a cake weathering a blizzard of confectionary “snow,” the 30 artists in Castles in the Sky develop bizarre, impractical, enchanting, and inspiring unbuilt (and likely unbuildable) designs, and gather inspiration from famous sources.

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Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art

Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art. Now through January 26, 2019
In the Lehman College Art Gallery. 

The buildings in our mind’s eye are limitless.

In our dreams, we unlock doors to unknown passages and climb unending stairs into the darkness of rooms, strange and never seen before.  Not tied to the reality of bricks and mortar or ground and gravity, we imagine any structure ― the American “dream home” on a coveted suburban cul-de-sac beyond our reach, or the wild acid-trip floating balloon palace of a magical unicorn.

Jarring the laws of actual architecture, the imagined palace functions as very real foundation, buttress, and pillar for Castles in the Sky. From Claes Oldenburg’s proposal to replace the Washington Monument with a gigantic scissors to Laurie Simmons’ photograph of candy castles atop a cake weathering a blizzard of confectionary “snow,” the 30 artists in Castles in the Sky develop bizarre, impractical, enchanting, and inspiring unbuilt (and likely unbuildable) designs, and gather inspiration from famous sources.

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Spring Blood Drive Feb. 4, Feb. 5

Join Lehman’s Health Center and the New York Blood Center for its two-day Spring Blood Drive on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5, from 12-6 pm in the East Dining room. Donations are crucial, especially during the winter months, when supplies dwindle. Your donation could save a life. 

For more information, please contact Mrs. Cindy Kreisberg P.A.,  Lehman College Health Center at (718) 960-8902

For questions about eligibility to donate due to travel outside the U.S., medications or medical conditions,or to obtain the 16 year old donor permission form, call 1-800-688-0900.
Remember, all lifesaving blood and platelet donations earn Donor Advantage points redeemable for a wide variety of gifts and gift cards. 

You can even donate your points to support a charitable organization.


Spring Blood Drive Feb. 4, Feb. 5

Join Lehman’s Health Center and the New York Blood Center for its two-day Spring Blood Drive on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5, from 12-6 pm in the East Dining room. Donations are crucial, especially during the winter months, when supplies dwindle. Your donation could save a life. 

For more information, please contact Mrs. Cindy Kreisberg P.A.,  Lehman College Health Center at (718) 960-8902

For questions about eligibility to donate due to travel outside the U.S., medications or medical conditions,or to obtain the 16 year old donor permission form, call 1-800-688-0900.
Remember, all lifesaving blood and platelet donations earn Donor Advantage points redeemable for a wide variety of gifts and gift cards. 

You can even donate your points to support a charitable organization.


NABA General Interest Meeting

**This event takes place in NVC 9-135**
Want to learn what the National Association of Black Accountants is all about? Come to our General Interest Meeting to learn all about NABA’s mission of ‘Lifting As We Climb’!


LECTURE/ RECITAL – Huapango Arribeño: Aural Poetics of North-Central Mexico

Lecture/recital by special guest, Dr. Alex E. Chávez of the University of Notre Dame.

This event is cosponsored by the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies; the Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre, and Dance; the Mexican Studies Institute; and the Leonard Lief Library. The lecture/recital will be followed at 3:30pm by “Verses and Flows: Migrant Lives and the Sounds of Crossing,” a discussion by Dr. Chávez of his award-winning book Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño.


Graduate New Student Day!

Congratulations to our newly admitted graduate students! Join us for Graduate New Student Day! This program is designed to provide information to ease your transition into graduate school.

Welcome Reception and Orientation
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Faculty Dining Room, Music Building
Check-in opens at 5:30 PM
 – Learn what to expect as a graduate student
 – Meet, greet and eat with departments, Deans and faculty members!

Grad Student Central
We recognize that some students may still have questions, need their ID or to visit with their graduate departmental advisor. Because of that, we have arranged a days’ worth of optional activities that you can attend. Everything will lead up to our Welcome Reception and Orientation in the Faculty Dining Room at 6:00 PM! Check out the schedule below!

12:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Visit Grad Student Central!
Shuster Hall CIS Information Desk
 – Staff and volunteers will be available to assist students in getting to Common Departmental Advising and the ID Room.
 – Graduate Admissions and Graduate Studies will also be available for assistance.
 – From 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM an IT staff member will be assisting students in the Shuster Hall Computer lab.

3:30 PM – 5:20 PM: Attend a Workshop! 
Carman Hall Classrooms 
Choose one workshop per time slot

3:30 PM – 4:20 PM: Concurrent Graduate Workshops
4:30 PM – 5:20 PM: Concurrent Graduate Workshops

Workshops:

Introduction to the Leonard Lief Library: Ready to Meet Your Graduate Research Needs
Get a head start on your coursework by exploring the ins and outs of the Leonard Lief Library through a virtual tour and introduction to discovery tools and online resources. You will leave the session being able to identify ways that the library can support you as you begin your Lehman graduate program.

IT @ Lehman
Session will cover access to essential IT services including email, CUNYfirst and Blackboard; support services including the Help Desk, instructor-led and online -IT training, and documentation; mobile computing; facilities including the IT -Center, smart classrooms and the Media Services.

Summarizing and Synthesizing Sources – A Refresher Workshop (ISSP)
This workshop will provide an overview of some key elements of writing a research paper, with a focus on using sources ethically during the preliminary stages of the researching and writing process. We’ll look at samples of accurate and fair paraphrase, and discuss strategies for avoiding inadvertent plagiarism of sources. In an interactive exercise, we’ll also practice the art of concise summary while looking at stand-up comedy clips.

To register for Graduate Student Welcome Day please click here.


Gimenez among MLB's Top 10 SS prospects

They may not be the equal of the Holy Trinity of Nomar Garciaparra, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez from two decades ago, but today's crop of young shortstops stacks up well against most in history.


Mets' rotation if season started today

We're less than a month away from Spring Training, so it's a good time to project what each club's Opening Day rotation will look like, or at least what it would look like if the season started today. With the help of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a roundup of how they might shake out.


Queens College Orchestra Concert

Queens College Orchestra Concert

Verdi, Nabucco Overture
Haydn, Violin Concerto in C Major (Teresa Pietromonaco, soloist)
Sachse, Trombone Concerto (Danielle Tagar, soloist)
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

Email address for information requests: jane.cho@qc.cuny.edu


The Balsam Trio Concert

Maxfield Panish, violin
Mikiko Iwasaki, cello
Adam Ali, piano

Beethoven Trio in G Major, op. 1 no. 2
Brahms Trio in C Major, op. 87

Email address for information requests: jane.cho@qc.cuny.edu


The Klariano Duo

The Klariano Duo

Søren-Filip Hansen, clarinet, Karina Brix Andersen, piano

Email address for information requests: jane.cho@qc.cuny.edu


Kupferberg Presents: An Evening with Victor Manuelle

VÍCTOR MANUELLE combines complex, personal lyrics with sing-along choruses. The lyrics are emotional, touching on painful subjects at times, as with “Algo Le Pasa a Mi Héroe,” (Something’s Happening to My Hero), about his father’s battle with Alzheimer’s. In this musical world, dance is a weapon against pain, so “Sal a Bailar” (Go Out Dancing) and, of course the title song, “Que Suenen Los Tambores,” carries a message everyone can feel.

Dinner and a Show? Join us for a pre-show dinner before the show. We will be featuring your savory favorites. Tickets are limited, $29.95. Tickets sold separately.

Email address for information requests: info@kupferbergcenter.org