Mindfulness Techniques for Young Children

Join The Children’s Center Staff for a Parent workshop: “Teaching Your Child to Use Mindfulness each Day: *From Finger Painting, Bubbles, and Tummy Time to Cooking, Yoga, and Nature.”

Join us as we demonstrate how to incorporate mindfulness activities into your child’s daily routine.

See the online flyer for more information and how to register.

Margaret Rooney, MSEd, MSSpec Ed

“What Is Constructive Allyship?”

Academic Affairs and Human Resources have partnered with the Division of Student Affairs for the second event in their “What is…” series. We cordially invite you to Dr. Tsedale M. Melaku’s presentation “What Is Constructive Allyship?”  on Tuesday, Mar. 16 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm.

Please Register online.

Event Description
This moment, compounded by a global pandemic and racial upheaval, bares deeply upon how higher education perpetuates racial and gender inequality. As we navigate the terrain of political, social, and economic realities, we must center on how these systems impact our experiences in higher education. One way we can make racial and gender equity intrinsic to organizations is by centering the work that each of us does to address inequities. Allyship is integral to this process, holding stakeholders accountable and focusing on doing the work.  

Speaker Bio
Dr. Melaku is a sociologist, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and author of You Don’t Look Like a Lawyer: Black Women and Systemic Gendered Racism, which reflects the emphasis of her scholarly interests on race, gender, class, workplace inequality, diversity, and occupations.

You Don’t Look Like a Lawyer focuses on how race and gender play a crucial role in the experiences of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) women in traditionally white institutional spaces, and specifically Black women. Dr. Melaku’s work has been featured in the Harvard Business ReviewThe New York TimesBloomberg LawDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationNBC Left Field, TODAYFortuneFair Observer, and other outlets. Her interdisciplinary research on women in the workplace unites three strands of significant sociological inquiry: diversity in the workplace, women in positions of leadership, and the impact of intersectional identities on advancement opportunity. Dr. Melaku is currently working on her second book, The Handbook on Workplace Diversity and Stratification. Learn more about her research and interests online, and on Twitter: @TsedaleMelaku.

By the Division of Academic Affairs

Notification of Positive Case

We want to inform you that a member of our on-campus community tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Any community members directly impacted would be notified separately. If you were not contacted, then you are not considered affected nor considered at risk.

Note that to protect people’s privacy, we cannot share details about the impacted individuals. We ask that you do not share any information about those who you may hear are being or may be affected by COVID-19.

We encourage you to review the NYS and NYC Websites for information about COVID-19, including its symptoms, how it spreads, and actions you can take to protect your health. Please monitor yourself for COVID-related symptoms. If you experience symptoms such as a fever, cough, new loss of taste and/or new loss of smell, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, please seek immediate medical attention. If you do not have a healthcare provider, please call the NYC COVID-19 hotline (888.364.3065).

All New Yorkers can receive a free COVID-19 virus test. Diagnostic tests are available through NYC COVID Express sites or through other public and private sites (search via the COVID-19 Test Site Finder). This includes free, walk-in testing at mobile and rapid point-of-care test sites in the neighborhood.

Your well-being is the College’s top priority. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact ­­­­us using the information below. Thank you, and please take care during this very challenging time.

Employees: Human Resources at humanresources@csi.cuny.edu ; Students: Student Affairs at healthcenter@csi.cuny.edu​ ; Visitors: Public Safety at publicSafety@csi.cuny.edu

By Jessica Collura

World on Wednesday Lecture Series Via Zoom Spring 2021

While the events of this term have required that we move away from our traditional campus-based formats and engage in more remote forms of learning and sharing, we should not turn away from the pressing global issues that remain present. Our World on Wednesday lecture series was designed to bring a glimpse of the larger global environment to all of us at CSI. 

The Spring 2021 series has continued as planned, but is being delivered via zoom in a virtual format. Below are the links to the WoW lectures.

Join Zoom Meeting         

Meeting ID: 816 6683 6569                   Call-in: 929.205.6099

Wednesday, Mar. 10

Time: 12:20pm-1:10pm EST

Title:  Peace Corps Info Session: Education Programs

Speaker: Sara Price, Peace Corps

Summary: Educate our world through the Peace Corps. Education and English-teaching specialists are needed to address global education and training needs at grassroots levels. Come speak with a recruiter to learn more about opportunities to live, learn, and work with a community overseas. 

Wednesday, Mar. 17

Time: 12:20pm-1:10pm

Title:  English Education in South Korea

Speaker:  Yun Heo, Visiting Scholar from South Korea

Summary: Ms. Heo will discuss the elementary, middle, and high-school English educational system in South Korea. She will also share her personal teaching experience as an English teacher throughout her career of teaching.

Wednesday, Mar. 24

Time: 12:20pm-1:10pm

Title:  Global Education, Global Indicators, and Cultural Values: A Cross-National Comparison

Speaker:  Pascale Benoliel, Visiting Scholar from Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Summary: Prof. Benoliel will focus on the influences of “education governance” on educational policies worldwide.

Wednesday, Apr. 14                

Time: 12:20pm-1:10pm

Title:  Comparing Social Welfare Classes from CUNY and in Korea and U.S.

Speaker:  Kyoung Sook Jung, Visiting Scholar from South Korea 

Summary: Ms. Jung will share her experience taking CUNY’s Social Welfare course.  She will also share how Koreans make contributions to the community.

Wednesday, Apr. 21                

Time: 12:20pm-1:10pm  

Title:  Telehealth from a Legal Perspective

Speaker:  Dayun Kim, Visiting Scholar from South Korea 

Summary: Ms. Kim will discuss a legal perspective between a patient and a physician during a telehealth meeting, especially during this unprecedented time.

The World on Wednesday lecture series is sponsored by the Center for Global Engagement and all lectures are approved as CC CLUE events. If you need a CLUE, please email Winnie Brophy with your full name and Empl ID at winnie.brophy@csi.cuny.edu .

If you wish to present at a future lecture, please contact Winnie Brophy at 718.982.2100 or winnie.brophy@csi.cuny.edu.

Thank you.

By the Center for Global Engagement

Legal Studies Book Talk

The CSI Legal Studies Institute presents:New and Noteworthy: Spring Book Talk Series: Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom” with Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law, on Thursday, Mar. 4 from 7:30pm to 8:45pm via Zoom. The lecture is free and open to the public, and CC CLUE. 

Register online

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences.  For more information, see the ​online flyer.

By the Division of Academic Affairs

Commencement 2021

As you may know, CUNY Chancellor Matos Rodríguez recently announced that “in the interest of public health and well-being, commencement ceremonies for those graduating this Spring are going to be conducted virtually.”     

We all miss the pomp and circumstance of the in-person ceremony, but please know that the Commencement Committee is planning to honor graduates with an inspiring virtual ceremony that will be released on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 9:30am. The virtual ceremony will include dignitaries and student and faculty speakers, as well as feature an individual slide for each graduate that consists of a photograph, their name, major, degree, and Latin honors, if awarded. 

The virtual ceremony will be pre-recorded so graduates, their family and friends, and the CSI community may view it at the time most convenient to them.

We know this is not how the Class of 2021 planned to end their collegiate experience, and we understand the disappointment. Please know that the CSI faculty and staff are saddened that we cannot give the traditional in-person celebration, but we look forward to providing a memorable sendoff.

By Jennifer S. Borrero, JD

Support for Asian American Pacific Islander Well-Being

We know that this continues to be a challenging time. The strain of the pandemic, along with racism and xenophobia, persist. Most recently, a spree of violent attacks against Asian Americans, including the murder of 84-year-old Thai man, Vicha Ratanapakdee, have left many grappling with anxiety, anger, sadness, and fear.

Since the start of COVID-19, hate crimes, harassment, and racism against Asian Americans have increased drastically. Through the end of 2020, the group Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate received more than 2,800 first-hand reports of anti-Asian hate across 47 states and Washington DC.

CCA@YourService wants to remind all who are directly or indirectly impacted that you are not alone. You and your family members have free, confidential access to support, guidance, and referrals for a variety of needs and issues.

Please contact them confidentially at 800.833.8707. Counselors are available 24/7, ready to assist. You can also go online for extensive information and resources.

In addition, CCA@YourService has compiled the online list of national and community-based resources that support Asian American and Pacific Islander mental health, self-care, safety, social action, and ally-ship.

Be well.

By the Office of Human Resources