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Urban Coast Institute: Reflections from the COP26 Climate Summit

Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute (UCI) Director Tony MacDonald and Professor Randall Abate, Rechnitz Family/UCI endowed chair in marine and environmental law and policy and director of the Institute for Global Understanding (IGU), recently participated in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), held Oct 31-Nov. 12 in Glasgow, Scotland. Over 20,0000 representatives of world governments, industries, advocacy organizations, scientific and policy bodies, and other interests gathered to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Importance of Time Management: Tips from a Top CEO

Brian J. Esposito

Time is a precious resource for everyone, especially for busy students, employees, managers, and CEOs. Time management can be tricky, and it is often hard to find the perfect balance between tasks and knowing what to prioritize. Each day, many individuals are struggling to take back their calendars and manage their energy.

In this webinar, Brian Esposito ’03, founder and CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises, LLC, will share his productivity hacks, as well as advice on how to properly value your time, your self-worth, and the personal brand you portray to the world.

9th Annual Social Work Alumni Lecture: Intergenerational Partnerships with Universities

Intergenerational Partnerships with Universities: Advancing Age Inclusivity in Higher Education

Presented by Faculty Lecturer:
Jeanne M. Koller, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW
2021 Alumni Award Winner:
Ekta Shah ’13 ’14

All Monmouth BSW and MSW alumni are cordially invited to our 9th Annual Alumni Lecture!

This year’s event celebrates the launch of our new Certificate in Aging, this continuing education certificate is an opportunity to earn CE hours needed for licensure while gaining expertise in the area of gerontological social work. Dr. Jeanne Koller will deliver a lecture on the many options available to institutes of higher education to advance age inclusivity including the development of lifelong learning programs. The CE hours earned during this event will count towards the Certificate in Aging.

Additionally, we will once again be raising funds for the Louis E. Cimaglia ’08 Memorial Scholarship in Social Work. While the event is free, we are suggesting registrants make a $10 donation to Lou’s scholarship in order to keep his memory alive and support current MSW students in their educational efforts.

We hope to see you on Zoom for this year’s lecture! Spread the word and register today!

Holiday Cooking Class with Brianna Sebasto ’13

Brianna Sebasto tending to a garden.

Join us virtually for a high-end chef experience ahead of the holidays! Learn how to make that perfect dish to really wow your friends and family this holiday season. Hosting this event is Brianna Sebasto ’13, proud Hawk, and personal chef to local celebrities and professional athletes whose growing business has been featured in major news outlets.

Family Fun Day at The Franklin Institute

Join fellow Hawks in the heart of Philadelphia for a family friendly tour of The Franklin Institute, one of America’s most celebrated museums.

Must register by Monday, November 8, to secure your spot. Limited spots available.

Journey

In recognition of their 50th Anniversary, Monmouth Arts is reflecting on their journey over the past half-century as well as where they’re headed. The Center for the Arts is pleased to partner with Monmouth Arts to present the group show, Journey, an exhibition of works by Monmouth Arts members that express “Journey” as it relates to each artist’s experience.

Opening Reception (virtual): Thursday, December 2 at 7 pm  (click here to register)
In-Person Artist Reception: January 14, 6-8pm (click here to register)

Please note the gallery is closed for winter break from December 24 through January 3.

Internship & Career Fair

Mark your calendars for the Fall 2021 Internship & Career Fair! 50+ employers will be waiting to meet you with internship and full-time career opportunities, including Colgate-Palmolive, NY Football Giants, Meredith Corporation, OceanFirst Bank, Enterprise, Gaming Laboratories International, CDW, MJH Life Sciences, Target Corporation, and many more! Don’t miss Monmouth’s largest career fair of the semester.

Sam Cusumano

Join us for a virtual Arts-Engineering talk/performance/workshop with Sam Cusumano. Cusumano is an Engineer for the Arts living in Philadelphia working with students, artists, musicians, and curators to create educational interactive electronic devices and installations. As part of his creative practice, he has connected plants and fungi with synthesizers to make music. Biodata Sonification is the process of representing invisible changes in plants to create music. By detecting microcurrent fluctuations across the surface of a plant’s leaf, these changes are used to generate MIDI notes which can be played through a synthesizer or computer to create sound. In this virtual presentation Sam Cusumano will explain methods used to tap into the secret life of plants, showing how to translate data for making music, and discuss the implications of interpreting biodata. Audio examples of Biodata Sonification will be performed live using analog synthesizers, digital audio workstations, and synth apps along with a Snake Plant, large Monstera, and various Cacti.

When you register you will be provided the meeting link to join the conversation.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

This event is being recorded for educational and archival purposes and it may be posted on our website. By participating in this presentation, you give permission for Monmouth University to record the presentation for University purposes. You understand that your name, likeness, voice and statements may be recorded. If you do not wish to be recorded, a recording of this presentation will later be available upon request, and you can contact Amanda Stojanov, Assistant Professor of Digital Media (astojano@monmouth.edu) with any questions you may have regarding the presentation.

Supporting Systems and Communities in Achieving Racial Equality: A Groundwater Analysis – presented by Joyce James

Voices for Change: Voting, Advocacy, and Action

In this presentation, Ms. James will share her journey in developing the Texas Model for addressing Disproportionality and Disparities and the Groundwater Analysis for Addressing Racial Inequities© as the foundation for creating antiracist organizational cultures for undoing institutional and structural racism and improving outcomes for all populations. Participants will gain an increased understanding of the importance of cross systems collaborations and building partnerships with poor communities of color to remove the barriers that contribute to racial inequities. The session will include discussion of the pitfalls of well-meaning and well-intentioned leaders, who in isolation of an analysis of institutional and structural racism, and a racial equity lens, continue to unconsciously contribute to sustaining and often perpetuating racial inequities in the design and delivery of programs and services.

The Strengths of Black Families, presented by Denise McLane-Davison

Voices for Change: Voting, Advocacy, and Action

The political era of the Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Gay Rights, and The Black Power Movement demanded the inclusion of rigorous research that centered racial and gender identity as significant narratives. The emergence of Black Studies and Women’s Studies, along with student-led and national organizations incorporating the same identity politics also demanded inclusion in intellectual landscapes. During this era Black social scientists blanketed the scholarship, theory, and treatment research that anchored African cultural values, traditions, knowledge, and generational behaviors as disruptive characteristics of pathologized Black family rhetoric. Collectively, cultural scholarship named the impact of adapting Black life to oppression and anti-Blackness policy. They declared the Black family as the fundamental source of strength of the Black community and as the defense for Black life from external threats. This session provides a historical and contemporary alignment on the Black strength perspective through racial pride, resistance, and resilience.