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Office of the Provost's email digest: November 13, 2019
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Photo of cell phone spacer Curricula Design in Public Interest Tech Using OER
Request for Proposals Submission Deadline: November 18, 2019. Public Interest Technology (PIT) has been generally defined as technology for the public good. Since PIT is broadly defined, and an emerging discipline, there is a lack of available curricula that can be shared with the academic community in this area. Because of this, there is a need for shared curricula materials that can be adopted into university majors, general education offerings, tracks within a major, interdisciplinary minors, etc. This RFP calls for the creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) to create a body of curricula in PIT. We seek proposals from faculty in the humanities, public policy, law, and technology related areas, to create modules, courses, tracks within a major, minors, or majors in Public Interest Technology. Review the full RFP.
Photo of Professor Georges spacer Catherine Alicia Georges Nursing Research Conference
Join the Department of Nursing at Lehman College for its first annual Catherine Alicia Georges Nursing Research Conference to take place at Lehman College in the East Dining Room, on Friday, November 22, 2019. This research conference will provide the opportunity for both local and international nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, clinical research nurses, nursing researchers, nursing professors and faculty, other Lehman faculty, nursing associations, societies and many more to showcase their work in global health issues. The call for presentations and posters for this conference is now open. To submit a proposal and register. The $10 registration fee supports a scholarship in the name of Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students.
CUNY Logo spacer CUNY Arts Fellowships
Starting Spring 2020, CUNY Arts will sponsor several Fellowships to support the development and dissemination of courses and innovative course projects that engage with a cultural institution in New York City. Those selected for the CUNY Arts OER Fellowship Program will be asked to share their work with CUNY colleagues, exchange ideas and approaches, and get and give feedback through a designated CUNY Arts OER website that will be housed on Academic Works and accessed through OpenEd@CUNY.
Lehman Meridian Logo spacer The Meridian: Lehman Student Newspaper!
Help your students find creative ways to express themselves. All students from any major are welcome! Opening include reporters, writers, photographers, videographers and artists. Choose from among meridian sections: news, lifestyle, and arts & entertainment. Other areas of interest including health, science, sports or politics will also be considered. Sample writing, photography, and/or art should be sent to: lehmanmeridian@gmail.com, or come find us in our office at the Student Life Building, Room 108. Note: Internships are also available with the Meridian.
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The Guggenheim Museum Celebrating 60 years of radical art and architecture
Through the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is offering FREE admission (plus one guest) to Lehman College ID cardholders. Lehman is one of five CUNY institutions that was recently selected to participate in this pilot program, which is open to all Lehman faculty, staff, and students for the next two years. Present your valid ID at the admissions and membership desk for your complimentary ticket(s).
Say Hello to Writing Tuesday's
Finding it difficult to write during the semester? If so join the NCFDD writing movement. Write alongside colleagues in a quiet and comfortable space on Tuesdays. Carve out a weekly block of time for projects that would otherwise have been sidelined by other commitments. Set aside as little as 30 minutes or as long as two hours on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Library Treehouse Conference Room 317. Participants report that dedicated writing time enhanced their scholarly productivity.
WW™ & Work Well NYC, Healthy Workforce, Health City
WW™ (Weight Watchers) at Lehman. Now through October 18th, WW will be offering a FREE Starter Kit for all new members. The FREE Starter Kit is packed with exciting tools that can help start your wellness journey! To receive the Starter Kit, you must purchase a WW membership during the promotional period and redeem their kit by November 1st. Joining members can redeem their kit by visiting the URL here. Don't pass up on this great wellness benefit offered for your convenience right here on campus. Weekly on-campus weigh-in and support meetings Friday @ 12:15 p.m. APEX-251B. Register for the NYC employee WW™ benefit of $15.00 per month. For further information contact Alison Abreu.
Lehman Scholars Seminar Program Design (LSP)
Lehman Scholars Seminar Program (LSP) design provides rewarding opportunities for full-time faculty to share special interests that may not fit in departmental course offerings. Engage with an exciting and responsive group of Lehman students who are among our very best students. We are calling for proposals through May 2020 for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 courses. Please consider submitting a proposal to LSP Program Assistant Ms. Wanda Cortez.
For Your Students
Are Your Students in Need of Professional Attire?
The Office of Campus Life and the Career Exploration and Development Center have partnered to create the career closet! The career Closet is open to all current Lehman students who need an appropriate outfit for an interview, career fair, or other professional event.

We are currently collecting donations! All donations must be cleaned prior to donation.

Donation Drop Off Box Locations:
  • Carman Hall Cafe
  • Student Life 219
  • Shuster Hall 254
  • Music Building cafe
For more information please contact us at:
Student Life Building, Room 219
No Student Need go Hungry: Food Pantry At Lehman College
The Herbert H. Lehman Food Bank is available for all Lehman students. Visit us at The Student Life Building, Room 114 Mondays: From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays: From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Make an appointment at: lehmanfoodbank.setmore.com. Would you like to make a donation? Visit https://secure.qgiv.com/for/lehmancollege. Select "Lehman Food Bank" to direct your donation. Contact us at food.bank@lehman.cuny.edu.
Help Students Plan Their Futures
If any of your students are thinking about graduate school please encourage them to attend one of our Pre-Graduate Advising Workshops on Wednesday, November 13th 3:30-5:00 p.m. (GI-024). Nearly all of the students who attend our Pre-Graduate events tell us it was because a faculty member announced the events in class.
Namaste Yoga
Students achieve inner peace, relaxation and tranquility through Namaste Yoga. The Lehman Yoga Club is sponsoring fall Namaste Yoga Oct-Dec 2019. Apex Aerobics Studio (M16) For further information contact lizaveta.markouskaya@lc.cuny.edu.
ISSP Bulletin Fall Workshops and Tutoring Fall 2019
The Institutional Support Services Program (ISSP) offers a wide range of workshops including “Strategies for Reading Difficult Texts,” “Paraphrasing & Summarizing,” “Cite Right! APA & MLA and Online Writing Tutoring,” that may benefit your students, as well as tutoring and supplemental instruction. Please be sure to share these support opportunities with your students.
Faculty/Staff Achievements
We are always glad to publicize good news about faculty publications, recognition, awards, honors, and major grants. To share information about your recent accomplishments, please forward the details to your chair with a request to submit to edigest.provost@lehman.cuny.edu. See the submission guidelines for more information.
Mariama Khan of the African Studies Department at Lehman recently published The Gambia-Senegal Border Issues in Regional Integration. The book interrogates the validity of longstanding claims that Gambians and Senegalese are "one" people in two countries and explores how that claim intersects with the politics and development needs of the two countries.
Associate Professor Sharon Jordan has contributed the essay "He is a Bridge: The Importance of Friedrich Nietzsche for Ernst Ludwig Kirchner" to the exhibition catalogue Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, published in conjunction with the first US retrospective of the artist currently at the Neue Galerie, a museum for German and Austrian art, in New York until mid-January.
Funding Opportunities
Searching for External Funding Sources?
A variety of resources for identifying funding for research, education, and training are available to CUNY faculty, researchers, postdoctoral fellows and staff. Investigators are encouraged to be familiarized with the electronic grant funding tools available to receive funding opportunity alerts and/or alerts related to changes in federal, state, and private foundation funding requirements.
  • Pivot provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration.

  • Grant Forward enables registered users to customize, and save and share searches and funding opportunities/alerts. Users may access information from anywhere when logged in to their accounts.
2020 CUNY Office of Research Book Completion Award Promotion
The CUNY Office of Research Book Completion Award (BCA) grant program is accepting proposals from faculty for book projects that are in the development and prospectus stage, as well as for manuscripts that have been accepted for publication and are nearing the completion and submission stage. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to faculty in the arts, humanities, social sciences and Professional school disciplines.

All proposals must be submitted by Monday, December 16, 2019 at 5.00 p.m. via our online submission system. For detailed information please visit our BCA webpage.
The CUNY Academy Adjunct Faculty Travel Awards for National & International Conferences
The CUNY Adjunct Faculty Travel Award is for CUNY Adjunct Professors at any CUNY college, attending a scholarly conference to present, perform, chair or moderate. Submit your application by clicking on this application form. The conference for which you are requesting funds should take place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Applicants may apply for only one CUNY Academy Travel Award per academic year. The Award is valid only for the conference stated in the application. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.
The CUNY Academy Stewart Travel Awards for Assistant Professors
Submit your application by clicking on this application form. The conference for which you are requesting funds should take place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Applicants may apply for only one CUNY Academy Travel Award per academic year. The Award is valid only for the conference stated in the application. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.
The CUNY Academy Stefan Bernard Baumrin [SBB] Travel Award for Associate Professors
Submit your application by clicking on this application form. The conference for which you are requesting funds should take place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Applicants may apply for only one CUNY Academy Travel Award per academic year. The Award is valid only for the conference stated in the application. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.
Student Opportunities
The Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund
The Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 1979 by the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, the instructional staff union of the City University of New York. The Scholarship honors the founding president of the PSC, Belle Zeller, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Brooklyn College, where she taught for over 40 years. Many of our legislators today were her students during her long tenure at Brooklyn College. This program honors her memory by providing scholarships to allow the most distinguished students to continue in CUNY undergraduate, graduate and professional school programs. Belle Zeller Scholars receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. It is a highly selective award to which approximately 5 scholars are awarded.
  • Applicants must be registered full-time for the Fall 2020 semester (students who are scheduled to graduate at the end of this term are not eligible to apply).

  • Applicants must register for at least twelve (12) credits in the Spring 2020 semester.

  • Applicants should have completed at least sixteen (16) credits within the City University of New York (CUNY) and have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher.

  • Applicants should show evidence of good character and significant service to CUNY, the community and/or their respective colleges by letter and/or other documents.
Public Service Scholarship
The public sector is the part of the economy that encompasses public services and enterprises. Generally speaking, these services are provided by the government and are publicly funded. Such services include telecommunications, electrical grids, police, military, public education, some aspects of healthcare, and infrastructure such as bridges, roads, water supply, tunnels, sewers, and public transit. These services are usually provided to payers and non-payers alike, and stand to benefit society as a whole, and are typically self-financed or non-profits.

State Records is honored to present this $1000.00 college scholarship for the 2020 school year. The application START DATE is April 15th, 2019 and the END DUE DATE is December 10th, 2019.To enter the contest, interested applicants must fill out the application form to completion. All students are encouraged to apply and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the program directly via telephone at (800) 309-9351.
The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Student Success oversees all educational programs; faculty matters; accreditation reviews; strategic planning; and the review of division and departmental budgets. Questions? Email provost.office@lehman.cuny.edu or call 718-960-8222. For submissions or issues relating to the eDigest, email edigest.provost@lehman.cuny.edu.