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Office of the Provost's email digest: November 6, 2017
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Lehman Faculty Publications Lehman Faculty Publicatons
We are pleased to announce these recent faculty publications: We are always delighted to highlight the work of our Lehman faculty. If you would like to feature your work or that of a colleague in a future eDigest, please share the details with our office.
CUNY 2x Tech Lehman Awarded $1 Million CUNY 2X Tech Initiative Grant
The CUNY 2X Tech Initiative is Mayor de Blasio's $20 million investment in CUNY to double the number of tech graduates by 2022. Lehman College was named the first of only two CUNY campuses to receive funding, with a $1 million grant over the next 20 months.
Language Lab Creative Corner News from the Language Lab
The Language Lab is using a new language learning platform called SmartClass+, bringing the latest smart classroom technology into language instruction.
Pay and Get Published CUNY Guidelines on Publishing In Predatory Journals
A recent article in The New York Times suggested that faculty across the nation, including CUNY faculty, are increasingly using pay-to-publish "predatory" journals and conferences as outlets for disseminating research findings.
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Lehman 2017 Convocation and Inauguration
Changes to the Common Rule--Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
A change in federal policy for the protection of human subjects will go into effect on January 19, 2018. These changes in federal regulations will result in a number of changes to the CUNY HRPP policies and procedures.
CUNY Academy Opportunities
The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences was founded in 1981 to foster scholarship and research in CUNY. Affiliated with the University Faculty Senate, the Academy's central concern has been to create a University-wide intellectual community and to encourage and support the scholarship of younger faculty. The Academy is a central feature of the University's intellectual life.
The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration of the Advanced Science Research Center
invites NSF CAREER Award-eligible CUNY Assistant Professors to register for its 2018 NSF CAREER Boot camp program. The series is designed to help faculty develop competitive NSF CAREER proposals. The activities also provide a great opportunity for faculty across CUNY to network.
Zero Textbook Cost Courses
Students at Lehman College and throughout CUNY can now search CUNYfirst for Zero Textbook Cost Courses. The Zero Textbook Cost attribute can be applied to any course without a required textbook (or any book, in print or electronic format). Please direct any questions to Stacy Katz (ex. 7767) .
Tracking Our Impact Across the U.S.: Biology Alumni
The Department of Biological Sciences was established in 1968, the same year as Lehman College. For over 50 years, the department has launched the careers of thousands of alumni. We recently analyzed a set of 1000 biology alumni and found that they are living in 33 states, with the highest concentration in the New York Metro Region.
Graduate Admissions for Fall 2018 Application Is Now Open
Please invite our Lehman seniors to apply for admission to one of our 40+ Lehman graduate programs. Note: Effective spring 2018, CUNY will no longer accept Foreign-Credit Evaluations from World Education Services. Lehman College will only accept evaluations from the following agencies:

Foundation Funding Opportunities and Upcoming Deadlines
If you are looking for funds to support your academic and creative work, publications, programming, and travel, consider applying for a private foundation grant. For more information, contact Lisa Hirschfield, Communications and Research Specialist in the Office of Academic Affairs, to discuss possibilities (ex. 8044).

Upcoming deadlines that may be of interest include:
  • Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research LOI due November 6, 2017 ($200,000/up to three years)
  • American Philosophical Society’s Franklin Research Grants
    Dec 1, 2017 ($6,000 for research in any area of study)
  • McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience
    LOI due December 4, 2017 ($300,000/3 years)
  • NEH Collaborative Research Grants
    December 6, 2018 (up to $50,000)
  • Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
    LOI due January 9, 2018 ($80,000/2 years)
  • ACLS Digital Extension Grants
    January 10, 2018 ($125,000)
  • American Psychological Foundation’s John and Polly Sparks Early Career grant program
    March 15, 2018 ($18,000)
  • NYSHealth Foundation conference participation grants – rolling deadline ($2,000)
The Academic Center for Excellence
The Academic Center for Excellence (Old Gym 205) and the Science Learning Center (Gillet 133) offer FREE tutoring services. Hours for both tutoring centers are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Online tutoring is also available.
Open Educational Resources Faculty Showcase
Leonard Lief Library Online Education invites you to Open Educational Resources Faculty Showcase featuring Ann Fiddler, CUNY Office of Library Services; Stacy Katz, Library; Yuri Gorokhovich, Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences; Sharon Jordan, Art; and Anne Rice, Africana Studies on Wednesday, November 8, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Library Periodicals Room - Concourse Level.
Office of Prestigious Awards
The Office of Prestigious Awards is excited to present October's monthly awards digest and calendar of events. Please share with your students, faculty and staff. If your students need to learn more about awards that they are eligible for or if your students need support as they apply for awards, please ask them to schedule an appointment to see Ms. Augustine at Prestigious.awards@lehman.cuny.edu
Research in the Classroom
The CUNY Office of Research is pleased to announce the 2017 Research in the Classroom Idea Grant Competition. The goal of the program is to promote integration of authentic research experiences into the undergraduate classroom.

International Research and Education Forum
Attention STEM Faculty--Save the Date! Wednesday, November 8, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at The Graduate Center.

Sponsored and organized by the Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support (APPS), RFCUNY, this is the first CUNY International Research and Education Forum. The forum brings together CUNY scientists interested in international research and encourages global interdisciplinary collaborations with the potential for impactful scientific advances.

Fortuna Antiqua et Ultra
The Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre, and Dance presents a guest artist recital by Concordian Dawn ensemble for medieval music. The Goddess of Fortune takes center stage, manipulating every aspect of life and love! November 8 at 12:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall (third floor, Music Building).
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching.
CUNY Policy for Final Grade Submission Deadlines
Beginning fall 2017, City University of New York (CUNY) will implement a university-wide Final Grade Submission Deadline policy.
PSC-CUNY Research Award Programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will be hosting a PSC-CUNY workshop on Wednesday, November 15, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Carman Hall Multimedia Room B75.
The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the College's chief academic officer and senior member of the Cabinet. The Provost is responsible for all educational programs, as well as for academic issues that relate to the faculty, including appointments, promotions, and evaluations. She also is responsible for preparing accreditation reviews, strategic planning, and the review of division and departmental budgets. Questions? Email alison.abreu@lehman.cuny.edu or call 718-960-8222.