(update) The Anime Mangae Club’s President Kareem and members gathered over 500 signatures in support for the showing of the 2016 Makoto Shinkai film, entitled Your Name. They got FUNimation to secure screening rights to possibly be hosted Thursday, April 26th. Student Government agreed to a Facebook poll.
Please vote on the Brooklyn College “In the Know” page on Facebook.
There, you can vote for Your Name as the film to be shown next Thursday on the Quad. https://www.facebook.com/ ClasStudentGovernment/
Thursday, April 19:
April is Disability Awareness Month at CUNY.
Israeli Independence Day Block Long Celebration, 12:15-2:15 pm, Campus Road and Jerry Jacobs Way (in front of Starbucks), really the back of McDonalds opposite the theatre being built.
Join the Hillel and participating organizations to celebrate 70 years since Israel declared its independence! Come by to learn about the many things that make up Israel, and join in for food and entertainment inspired by Israel’s cultures.
Aspects of Positive Psychology for Individuals with and without Disabilities, 12:15-2 pm, Gold Room (6th floor). Jerry Growney will be speaking about how individuals can utilize aspects of positive psychology, such as mindfulness, mindset, and positivity, in the workplace and school environment. PowerPoint Presentation and group activities with students during the workshop. This event is a collaborative event with the Center for Students with Disabilities.
Haitian American Student Association (HASA) Meeting, 12:30-3:30 pm, Alumni Lounge (4th floor).
Pretty Girls Sweat Meet Ups, 12-2:15 pm, Maroney-Leddy Lounge (4th floor).
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF), 12:30 pm, TV Room (basement).
HASA Culture Night, 6-10 pm, Alumni Room.
LatinX Art Show, 6-10 pm, Alumni and International Room MeHSAand PRA. Dominican Student Union, the Mexican Heritage Association and the Puerto Rican Alliance in order to display the arts and cultures of Latinx people across the Diaspora to showcase the diverse culture and talents that exist on campus.
American Studies Student-Faculty Lunch Open House, 12:30-2 pm, 3114 Boylan Hall. The lunch is for anyone interested in learning more about American Studies. It’s a chance to share a meal with faculty and other students and to hear about life after college from some American Studies alums.
Afternoon Chamber Music I, 1-2 pm, State Lounge, 5th Floor. CUNY & guests must RSVP to be on an invited list. Conservatory of Music students present chamber works.
Environmental, Sustainability & Socially Conscious Careers Panel and Internships, 12:30-2 pm, Occidental Lounge, 5th Floor.
Register under the “Career” tab.
Psychology Graduate Colloquium Insights from Specialized Spiders into the Study of Animal Cognition, 12:30-1:30 pm, 5117 James Hall. Professor Fiona Cross is an arachnologist at the U. of Canterbury in New Zealand who specializes in animal cognition and studies the biology of a mosquito-eating jumping spider from East Africa that has unique, complex eyes and a capacity for spatial vision exceeding that for any other animals of similar size. Some salticids from a subfamily, Spartaeinae, are known to express an active preference for other spiders as prey (araneophagy) and, using expectancy violation methods, research has shown that one of these spartaeine species, Portia africana, works with representations of different types of prey spiders. One strategy when preying on other spiders is executing pre-planned detours, and research has shown that capacity for detouring is widespread within the Spartaeinae. Moreover, new expectancy-violation experiments have shown that Portia africana represents the number of prey in a scene; P. africana becomes less inclined to complete a detour path if it encounters a different number of prey from what it had seen beforehand. This is an example of how specialized strategies for preying on a dangerous type of prey can help us gain important insights into animal cognition. Professor Cross focuses on numerosity and she has evidence that these hunting spiders can count and remember the counts of items they make. Psychology Professor Frank Grasso will moderate the colloquium.
Chemistry Friedman Lecture, 9 am-5 pm, Penthouse.
Chamber Music, 12-2 pm, State Room.
Speech and Debate practice, 12:15-2:15 pm, basement.
Greek Awards, 6-10 pm, Club Room.
Student Government Elections Candidacy Display all day. Display Case by the Administration office. There will be a display of Candidates on the first floor of the Student Center. Students will be able to stop by, and read about who is running for positions for 2018-2019 Student Government. This will consist of a biography and a picture of the candidates.
Graduate Admissions WebChat, 4-5 pm. Chat live with an advisor from the graduate admissions office and other prospective students. Find out about the application process, admissions requirements and much more. To attend click https://bluejeans.com/229915770.
Student and Alumni Networking Night, 6-8 pm, TBA. Will feature 40-50 alumni in various career fields (finance, law, human resources, nonprofit, television etc.) The event is by invitation only. Faculty will be asked to nominate students to attend. Students are required to attend one of the following networking preparation sessions. Register by contacting nataliag@Brooklyn.cuny.edu.
Wilderness Vegan Pop Up, 6-11 pm, 21+, $20. A variety of local vegan vendors offer food, drinks, clothing and more. Ticket includes two drinks. The Old Henri Bar, 279 Fifth Ave. at First Street, no reservations required, however tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
Bed–Stuy Homeowner’s Panel, 6 pm. Real estate agent Jevon Gratineau leads an informative panel for homeowners, landlords, sellers, and buyers. With food, drinks, and a raffle. Chez Oskar, 310 Malcolm X Blvd. between MacDonough and Decatur Streets.
The Ethics of Emerging Technologies, 7:30 pm, 14+. Brooklyn Public Philosophers features three philosophers wrestling with the ethics of emerging technologies. Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue.
Friday, April 20: Table Tennis, 1-4:30 pm, Bedford Lounge.