Vigil for Jaime Gregory Morban: Missing CCNY student found

A new message from the City College undergraduate student government informs the community of the sad news this morning. A vigil today, May 23 at 6 pm, 2017, is scheduled in front of the NAC building in the college campus. Below is the text of the message.

Greetings,

I hope all is well with everyone in finals week. It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you all of truly devastating news. For the past week, Jamie Morban has been missing, and it was with great sadness that I am informing you that he was found dead this morning. Our hearts are with his family and loved ones in this tragic  time.
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Jamie was truly a remarkable person full of energy and anyone who interacted with him would have their day brightened in the blink of an eye. He was involved on our campus and was part of the Sci-Fi, Gaming and Animation student club and was an aspiring writer. To commemorate the loss of our family member, please join us for a vigil in the NAC Plaza today Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at 6 PM in Jamie’s honor. In addition, the Undergraduate Student Government will be naming a scholarship in honor of Jamie Morban, the Jamie Morban Memorial Scholarship in the Fall of 2017. During the vigil, we will have a blank book where one may write their thoughts and kind words to the family of Jamie Morban. It will be available afterwards, in the central USG office, room NAC 1/111, and will be given to his family at the end of this week.

It is not easy to lose someone or to cope with the loss. When we pass by people on the streets, we can only imagine their footsteps and what they have experienced and are currently going through. If any of you are going through something or an issue, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Wellness Center in Marshak, room J-15, peers, or even USG, NAC 1/110, and get help. It is not wrong to feel sad, nor is it wrong to reach out for help. Just understand that you are part of a family, and that we are all here to stand together.

With due respect,

President, 2016-2017
Undergraduate Student Government

Missing CCNY Student: Jaime Gregory Morban

Please spread the word. At the moment, there are no news reports on Jaime’s disappearance. He is a student at City College. See link below to the only news item on Al Momento.net Noticiasdominicanas al instante.

Here is an appeal from the Office of the President of City College, CUNY.

Dear members of the City College community, we recently learned that a student member of our campus community, Jamie Gregory Morban, has been missing since Monday, May 15, 2017. 

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Jaime Gregory Morbán

He was last seen at 4:00 pm in front of Shepard Hall by a fellow student and there are no records of his whereabouts since then. We are deeply concerned about this student and his family is, naturally, distraught. 

We know the following: 

He was scheduled to attend a 6:00 pm class on that Monday and we have no record of his attendance. 

It is possible that he was a member of the campus’s Sci-Fi, Gaming and Animation Club. We are asking that anyone – student, faculty or staff – with knowledge of Mr. Morban’s whereabouts from this past Monday to the present to reach out to the public safety office with information.

We also urge any of you who may have social media connections with Mr. Morban to reach out to your networks to help us determine his safety and whereabouts.

We are, obviously, deeply concerned that a member of our community has gone missing and urge any of you with information to help us help Jaime’s family locate him. 

​If anyone has any information or the whereabouts of Mr. Morban, please contact Lt. Laperuta, CCNY Campus Public Safety at: 646-477-1429 or Det. D’Ambrosio, NYPD 34 Pct. Detective Squad at: 212-927-8203.

http://almomento.net/familia-dominicana-alto-manhattan-busca-hijo-desaparecido/317413

Over the Wall/Saltar el muro: XXII Congreso de estudiantes GC, CUNY

Este congreso anual de estudiantes graduados (HLBLL, Graduate Center, CUNY) promete derribar  y perforar muros. El subtítulo del congreso expande el tema de abordar barreras de todo tipo, con “Compromiso público y academia/Public Engagement & Academia.” Para entrar en el sitio web del congreso y ver el programa completo, con biografías de las/los participantes, entra aquí:

https://overthewall.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

Los enlaces siguientes conectan con social media y con la página web del departamento del programa doctoral de lenguas y literaturas hispánicas y luso-brasileñas.

https://www.facebook.com/congreso.hlbll.gc.cuny/

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Doctoral-Programs/Hispanic-and-Luso-Brazilian-Literatures-and-Languages/Program-Events/Annual-Students-Conference

El evento de dos días, 27 y 28 de abril, 2017 es gratis y está abierto al público.

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¡Todavía hay tiempo para saltar el muro! Propuestas para el XXII Congreso de estudiantes HLBLL, CUNY

Convocatoria – El congreso anual del Programa doctoral en Literaturas y Lenguas Hispánicas y Luso-Brasileñas, GC- CUNY se celebra el 27-28 de abril, 2017 (Fecha límite para propuestas: Extensión hasta el 6 de febrero, 2017.

Los estudiantes de doctorado del programa en Literaturas y Lenguas Hispánicas y Luso-Brasileñas del Graduate Center, The City University of New York los invitamos a enviar sus resúmenes de 250 palabras para el XXII Congreso de estudiantes. Los resúmenes (250 palabras) se deben enviar como adjunto a congreso.hlbll.gc.cuny@gmail.com antes del 6/02/2017. En el cuerpo del correo electrónico, hagan el favor de incluir su nombre, datos de contacto, afiliación académica y si se requiere equipo audiovisual.

Las ponencias deberán limitarse a un máximo de 20 minutos y se podrán presentar en español, ingles y portugués.

27-28 de abril, 2017  The Graduate Center, City University of New York . Email: <congreso.hlbll.gc.cuny@gmail.com>

Conferenciantes principales:

Lydia Otero (University of Arizona). Autora de La Calle: Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwest City

Ariana Mangual Figueroa (Rutgers University). Autora de Citizenship and Education in the Homework Completion Routine

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En los debates actuales, la idea del muro surge como un punto de discusión desde donde explorar la relación entre el compromiso público y la propia academia. ¿Son insuperables los muros que separan prácticas intelectuales, lingüísticas, artísticas, sociales y políticas? ¿Qué otras metáforas del muro nos interpelan? ¿Cómo los imaginamos y qué formas toman? ¿Quién los construye y quién los desafía? ¿Cuándo son útiles y cuándo no? ¿Cómo cruzarlos?

Este congreso propone saltar, perforar, atravesar, derribar muros. Invita a transgredir el hermetismo académico para romper los aislamientos y promover la reflexión sobre el trabajo intelectual, su dimensión social y su relación con lo público. Por medio de cuestionamientos originales y rompedores, esperamos discutir los límites y sus formas, ya sean autoimpuestos o construidos, y las estrategias para superarlos.

Con objeto de abordar estas cuestiones, llamamos a reflexionar sobre algunos de los siguientes temas, sin limitarnos a ellos:

  • Los lenguajes del muro y los muros del lenguaje
  • Desde dónde pronuncia y enuncia la academia
  • Compromiso público o just another brick in the wall
  • Glotopolítica y otros desafíos a la sociolingüística
  • Cartografías contemporáneas de las lenguas
  • Multilingüismo y preservación de lenguas
  • Traducción, demoliciones y aculturamientos
  • Identidad, inmigración y cultura
  • Intertextualidad / Intermedialidad / Interdisciplinariedad
  • Muros y colonialidad
  • Los muros del género/genre/gender
  • Cuerpos y muros
  • Saltar muros desde/en las prácticas escénicas
  • Las redes sociales: el muro virtual
  • Muros y prácticas artísticas urbanas

CFP – GC CUNY Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages (Deadline: 15 Jan. 2017)

The doctoral students of the PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York invite you to submit abstracts for the XXII Congreso de estudiantes. The abstracts (250 words) should be sent to congreso.hlbll.gc.cuny@gmail.com before January 15, 2017. In the body of the email, please include your name, contact information, academic affiliation, and any needed audio visual equipment. Presentations are limited to a maximum of 20 minutes and can be presented in Spanish, English, or Portuguese.

This year’s conference, “ Over the Wall/Saltar el muro: Compromiso público y academia/Public Engagement & Academia,” will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 27 & 28, 2017. The keynote speakers for our conference this year are Lydia Otero (University of Arizona) and Ariana Mangual Figueroa (Rutgers University).

With best regards,

Conference Committee

PhD Program HLBLL

The Graduate Center, CUNY

Over the Wall/Saltar el muro:

April 27-28, 2017

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2017

Email: <congreso.hlbll.gc.cuny@gmail.com>

Keynote Speakers: Lydia Otero (University of Arizona)

Ariana Mangual Figueroa (Rutgers University)

 

Over the Wall/Saltar el muro:
Compromiso público y academia/Public Engagement & Academia

In current debates, the idea of a wall becomes a point of discussion from which to explore the relationship between public engagement and academia. Are the walls that separate intellectual, linguistic, artistic, social, and political practices insurmountable? How do we imagine these metaphors and what forms do they take? Who constructs them and who challenges them? When are they useful and when are they not? How do we cross them?

This congress proposes to jump over, perforate, cross, and tear down walls. It invites a transgression of academic hermeticism in order to overcome isolation and promote reflection on intellectual work, its social dimension and its relationship with the public. Through original investigations, we hope to discuss limits and their forms, whether they be self-imposed or constructed, and strategies to overcome these limits.

In order to approach these issues, we seek to reflect on the following themes, without limiting ourselves to them.

-Language of the wall and walls of language

-Points of departure for outlining walls

-Public engagement or “just another brick in the wall”

-Glotopolitics and other sociolinguistic challenges

-Contemporary language mapping

-Multilingualism and the preservation of languages

-Translation, demolitions and acculturations

-Identity, immigration and culture

-Intertextuality/Intermediality/Interdisciplinarity

-Walls and coloniality

-Gender/Género/Genre walls

-Bodies and walls

-Jumping over walls in performance practices

-Social networks: the virtual wall

-Walls and urban practices

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Escritoras de las Latin-A-méricas: Hablan las narradoras

Charla y lectura: 30 de Septiembre y 4 de noviembre, 2016

The Graduate Center, Lounge 4116, 6:30 pm.  365 Fifth Ave. New York, NY  10016

The PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages

El número de escritoras latinoamericanas publicadas en el siglo XXI va en aumento. Muchas de ellas, además, han ganado espacios entre nuevos lectores gracias a la traducción y difusión de sus obras por editoriales  en Nueva York; en ese sentido, la ciudad se ha convertido en un espacio fértil para crear puentes trasnacionales entre escritoras de las Latin-A-méricas, así como en un lugar de apertura que da cabida a nuevas voces.

Escritoras de las Latin-A-méricas. Hablan las narradoras inaugura un ciclo de conversatorios entre reconocidas escritoras. Se trata de un espacio donde ellas puedan entablar un diálogo cercano con el público académico acerca de sus obras, así como del vínculo existente entre la academia y el trabajo creativo en el contexto transnacional que une a Nueva York y a Estados Unidos con los países latinoamericanos.

Las cuatro narradoras invitadas son Sylvia Molloy y Lina Meruane (30 de setiembre) seguidas por Achy Obejas y Valeria Luiselli (4 de noviembre) en el Graduate Center de la City University of New York.

El evento es gratuito y abierto al público, organizado y auspiciado por el programa de doctorado en Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages de The Graduate Center, CUNY. Con el apoyo adicional de Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures of City College of New York, CUNY; el Doctoral Students’ Council; Feminist Press; Center for the Study of Women & Society, The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York y el Cinema Film Studies Group.

Nota de prensa. Press Release – Contact: 212-817-8410    hlbll@gc.cuny.edu

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Federico García Lorca: “Sexing Lorca: A conversation”

9 de septiembre, 2016 a las 6:30 pm

Un nuevo evento se llevará a cabo como parte de las charlas abiertas al público en el Graduate Center. El PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages presenta una conversación entre dos académicos, el distinguido profesor, Paul Julian Smith y el distinguido profesor Robert Reid-Pharr:

Sexing Lorca:

A conversation between two scholars on the legacy of Federico García Lorca. Robert Reid-Pharr is Distinguished Professor in the English Program of the Graduate Center and author of Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique. Paul Julian Smith is Distinguished Professor in the Hispanic and Luso Brazilian Languages and Literatures Program of the Graduate Center and author of The Theatre of García Lorca: Text, Performance, Psychoanalysis.

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

4116: Hisp/Luso Student Lounge

WHEN:

September 09, 2016: 6:30 PM-10:30 PM

CONTACT INFO:

212-817-8410

ADMISSION:

Free

SPONSOR:

HLBLL

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