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@Macaulay Faculty Scholars: The James Webb Space Telescope Discoveries with Dr. Emily Rice

@Macaulay Faculty Scholars: The James Webb Space Telescope Discoveries with Dr. Emily Rice

Join us for an in-depth look at the breathtaking first images from the James Webb Space Telescope with Dr. Emily Rice, Associate Professor of Astrophysics at Macaulay Honors College.


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Educating for Justice

Educating for Justice: Understanding New York’s History of Enslavement

In celebration of Juneteenth, @Macaulay Community would like you to join us as we take a look at New York’s history of enslavement with the help of John Jay College of Criminal Justice professors F. Warren “Ned” Benton, PhD and Judy-Lynne Peters, PhD who developed and administered the first New York Slavery Records Index in 2018. The index has grown
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@Macaulay Authors featuring Janette Wu '20

@Macaulay Author Series featuring Janette Wu ’20

Author Janette Wu ’20 (Hunter)  returns to Macaulay Honors College to talk about her book Letters to Home: A Memoir (& Other Stories by and ABC). In her attempt to bridge the immigrant transgenerational gap and highlight Asian American heritage, Wu explores how we chose to express love, grapple with life and death, and seek introspection in a redefined perspective on the survival mentality.


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It’s Personal

It’s Personal: Reflections on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Join us for a special discussion focused on the war in Ukraine as experienced by Ukrainian-Americans here in New York City. CUNY academics with personal connections to the nation will share their own perspectives and histories. Attendees are invited to contribute to the discussion with questions.


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@Macaulay Entrepreneurs Series featuring Natalia Sandor '20

@Macaulay Entrepreneurs Series featuring Natalia Sandor ’20

Watch Now!  March is Women’s History Month and Macaulay Honors College is thrilled to host a lively discussion on women entrepreneurs and women in tech featuring alumna Natalia Sandor ’20 (CSI).


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Faculty Scholars: Harlem Renaissance

@Macaulay Faculty Scholars: The Harlem Renaissance

Celebrating Black History Month, join us for a fun exploration of the Harlem Renaissance with a panel of Macaulay faculty experts moderated by Interim Dean Vanessa K. Valdés. You’ll hear the stories and gain new appreciation for this wonderful global movement that originated right here in New York City.


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@Macaulay Entrepreneurs featuring Jason Cohen ’07 CEO and Co-Founder of MyBundle.TV

Thinking about starting your own business? Hear how one Macaulay alum took the leap and learn why his company is thriving.


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@Macaulay Authors featuring Ryan Schulte '18

@Macaulay Authors featuring Ryan Schulte ’18

Join us as we welcome Ryan Schulte ’18 (Hunter) as he discusses his first chapbook, Notes on Water and Blood. Schulte uses Bruce Springsteen’s protest song, American Skin (41 Shots) to talk about his upbringing in Southeastern Nassau County and the use of protest art.


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@Macaulay Faculty Scholars featuring Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés

@Macaulay Faculty Scholars featuring Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés

@ Macaulay Faculty Scholars is a new series that will spotlight our faculty. Our first speaker will be Interim Dean, Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés in conversation with Macaulay Chief Academic Officer Joe Ugoretz. Dr. Valdés shares her research on Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, an advocate for Puerto Rican independence and catalyst of the Harlem Renaissance. Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés Interim Dean
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@Macaulay Entrepreneurs featuring Ethan Frisch '08 Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Burlap & Barrel

@Macaulay Entrepreneurs featuring Ethan Frisch ’08 Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Burlap & Barrel

Hear from Ethan Frisch ’08, founder of Burlap & Barrel. He’ll share  why he started his own company and what it really takes to maintain an ethical, small business.


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@Macaulay Author Series with Dr. Charles Liu

@Macaulay Author Series with Dr. Charles Liu

Join us for an exploration of the heavens with Dr. Charles Liu and co-authors Karen Masters and Allen Liu discussing their new book 30-second Space Travel. “Human nature drives us to travel into space – first with our imagination, then with our technology, and ultimately within our spacecraft, ourselves. ” Dr. Liu will also discuss his latest children’s book Intro
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@ Macaulay Author Series with Ravnit Kaur Bhatia '13

@ Macaulay Author Series with Ravnit Kaur Bhatia ’13

Join us as we welcome our alumna, Dr. Ravnit Kaur Bhatia ’13 as she reads aloud her recently published children’s book: Mata Khivi The Superheroine. Superheros and superheroines do exist and we will go on an adventure with Jind where she learns about Mata Khivi and how important it is to build a loving community. Joining her in conversation will be Jennifer Medina ’22 a senior at Lehman College.


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@Macaulay Community Event: The Importance of Juneteenth in Higher Education

@Macaulay Community Event: The Importance of Juneteenth in Higher Education

Dara N. Byrne and Ted Widmer explore the importance of Juneteenth for all Americans, recount its unique history, and envision its future based on progress, research and education.


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@Macaulay Author Series with Matthew John Benecke '05

@Macaulay Author Series with Matthew John Benecke ’05

Author Matthew John Benecke ’05 explores the classic struggle of good versus evil in his novels the Kosmogonia series. He’ll share how Macaulay supported his academic pursuits and prepared him for life as a writer. Joining him in conversation will be Samantha Fang ’23 (Hunter College).


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@Macaulay Author Series with Asher Orkaby '07

@Macaulay Author Series with Asher Orkaby ’07

Join us for an enlightening discussion on Yemen: What Everyone Needs to Know, a newly released book by alumnus and author, Asher Orkaby ’07 (Brooklyn). He will be in conversation with Brooklyn College’s history professor, KC Johnson. Orkaby gives a comprehensive introduction to Yemen’s current crises, major players, and potential solutions to an ongoing civil war.


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@Macaulay Author Series with Tamar Herman '14

@Macaulay Author Series with Tamar Herman ’14

Daebak! Join us for an exciting discussion on the world of K-pop with alumna, Tamar Herman ’14 on her recently published book BTS: Blood, Sweat & Tears. Joining her will be first-year scholar, Christina Tran ’24, John Jay College.


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@Macaulay Inside Look at Springboard: A Senior Thesis Project

What is Macaulay Springboard? It’s an open-ended senior thesis project that builds on knowledge acquired and opens possibilities for ongoing learning. All scholars in this class have been accepted to present their work at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference, which will be held online this year. This event will highlight the research of 3 students, giving us an inside look at an honors education.


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@Macaulay Inside Look: Impact Documentaries with Robert Small

@Macaulay Inside Look: Impact Documentaries with Robert Small

Impact documentaries are recognized as a powerful voice for promoting awareness in the human condition and have become motivating tools to promote real change in the world. Get an inside look at our honors class with Robert Small, Director of Macaulay’s New Media & Digital Content Lab.


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@Macaulay Author Series with Shane Martin ’20 and Geevanesam Devakanmalai ’21

Adventure awaits in Shane Martin’s historical fantasy book Lost Souls: A Servant of Death. Shane and illustrator, Geevanesam Devakanmalai ’21 will be in conversation with Victoria Smith ’20.


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@Macaulay Author Series with Grecia Huesca Dominguez ’12

@Macaulay Author Series with Grecia Huesca Dominguez ’12

Grecia Huesca Dominguez ’12 will read Dear Abuelo, recognized as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2020 and a finalist for the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award.


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@Macaulay Community Spotlight on Shelley V. Worrell, Founder + CEO of CaribBeing

The Caribbean is calling! Macaulay Honors College is taking you on a direct flight to the borough of Brooklyn to learn about the people and culture of Little Caribbean.  Come “lime” with Shelley V. Worrell, Founder + CEO of CaribBeing; Macaulay alumna, Ana Luiza Teodoro ’18 and musical guest, Kareem Thompson performing on steel pan drums.


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Macaulay Author Series with Dr. Yasmine Daniels ’08

@Macaulay Author Series with Dr. Yasmine Daniels ’08

Join us for a lively discussion on women in the sciences, personal branding and professional growth featuring two of our former Hunter scholars: Researcher and author Dr. Yasmine Daniels ’08 and Ashley Sealy ’20.


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@Macaulay Author Series with Daniel Scarpati '15

@Macaulay Author Series with Daniel Scarpati ’15

Daniel Scarpati ’15 talks about his book Gofers: On the Front Lines of Film and Television. Moderator: Lee Quinby, founder of Luck Find Productions and retired Distinguished Lecturer at Macaulay Honors College.


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State by State: Macaulay Students Evaluate Key Election Battlegrounds

State by State

The election of 2020 offers a large canvas, suitable for examining history, political science, civics and even some anthropology. Join Prof. Ted Widmer and Macaulay students for a unique event as they share analysis of 20 of the most critical American states in this year’s election—and question the health of our democracy in the process.


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Carmen Boullosa

Carmen Boullosa: Latinx on the Town

In this special talk for Macaulay Seminar 1 students, author, artist, and Macaulay Distinguished Lecturer Carmen Boullosa will discuss Spanish-Speaking artists and authors in New York City, 1900-1957.


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