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Office of the Provost's email digest: November 26, 2019
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Discover Cuba spacer Discover Cuba
Interested in going to Cuba this Spring Break? We are thrilled to announce that the Lehman in The Provinces program is back and better than ever! Join a team of Lehman faculty and students and explore Havana, Sancti Spíritus, Santa Clara and Cienfuegos. We will learn about Afro-Cuban culture, social and political structures, and gender and race in Cuba today. We will meet Cuban colleagues and collaborate in classrooms and lectures. If you want to find out more, come to the faculty interest session on Monday December 2nd, 3:30-4:30 in Carman Hall, room 201. Light refreshments will be served! Please RSVP to teresita.levy@lehman.cuny.edu.
Diversity and Inclusion spacer Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Special Student Populations
Join Lehman diversity, equity and inclusion experts for a brown bag lunch panel designed to expand an understating of diversity. Topics to include age/gender/race, socioeconomics, mental health, physical ability and learning differences. Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:00-1:30 p.m. SCI-1405. Learn about the practical use of universal design, experiential learning and technology to foster learning outcomes for all. For more information contact alison.abreu@lehman.cuny.edu
Food Politics spacer Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Heath
The CUNY Institute for Health Equity (CIHE), with support from Humanities NY, will be holding its second reading discussion group this fall on Wednesday, December 4th. Prof. Alyshia Gálvez, a professor of food studies and anthropology at The New School, will be discussing Food Politics by Marion Nestle. Faculty, students and staff can borrow a copy of the book from the HS2N Dean’s Office in Davis 125 (there are limited supplies). The discussion will take place from 12:00pm – 1:30pm in the Library Treehouse - 317. Throughout this academic year, the CIHE will be exploring books in Humanities NY’s The Serious Side of Food series - which unpacks nutrition, health practices and the food industry.
CUNY IT Conference spacer Bridging Gaps: 18th Annual CUNY IT Conference
The 18th annual CUNY IT Conference on “Bridging Gaps” will explore the disparities that technologies mitigate and how technology can help us overcome barriers to connection and learning. It will also examine the creative and novel approaches in using technology across the University. The CUNY IT Conference will be held on December 5-6, 2019 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Registration is free for all members of the CUNY community. Pre-Register and find the full agenda of panels and keynote. Pre-Register and find the full agenda of panels and keynote.
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Lehman College Pottery Sale
Come support student artist by purchasing unique gifts made by Lehman College student. December 4th, 2019 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Fine Arts Building Lower Level Studio RM 029
The Braven Accelerator @ Lehman
Help students jumpstart their career! This Spring, Lehman is offering the Braven Accelerator, a 3-credit leadership and career course to ensure students gain the professional skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to graduate college with strong first jobs or entrance into graduate school. There are a limited number of spots, so please encourage students to sign up by December 6th at bebraven.org/signup. See attached for more information and watch this video to hear about the Braven experience first-hand. If you would like more information or have any questions on Braven, please reach out to http://kilsys@bebraven.org.
My Beautiful Stutter
The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Lehman College will host a screening of My Beautiful Stutter, followed by a speaker panel of parents, fluency-sensitive speakers, and professionals. Monday, December 9th 5:45-8:30 p.m. at The Lovinger Theatre. Register for free admission.
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. Applications must be submitted to CUNYArtsOER@gmail.com on November 25th at midnight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. C. Alicia Georges, Chair of Nursing recently published "AARP: Partnering to Serve People as They Age" co-authored with Jo Ann Jenkins (CEO at AARP) in the journal Nursing Leader. Jenkins, Jo Ann and Georges, Catherine Alicia (2009) AARP: Partnering to Serve People as They Age" Nursing Leader 17:415-419.
City University of New York's Lehman College Art Department Associate Professor Gina Dominique Hersey was recently awarded a November 2019, 18th Street Arts Center Visiting Artist Residency in Santa Monica, California.
Funding Opportunities
The Role of The Research Foundation of CUNY and a Pivot Funding Opportunity Tool Demo Presented by our Colleagues from the Research Foundation
Need to find funding opportunities?! Have you ever wondered who administers that funding once you are awarded?! You’re in luck! This workshop will demo the wonderful funding opportunity tool, Pivot, that is available to all Lehman faculty and staff. In addition, our colleagues from the RF will tell you a bit about themselves and the role of the Research Foundation in administering your funding once you’ve been awarded. Monday, December 2nd, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., location TBA.
Research Compliance at CUNY, Presented by Dr. Farida Lada, CUNY Associate Provost for Research Administration & Compliance
Research compliance is often a complex and scary topic. Whether your research is funded or unfunded there are numerous compliance matters of which you must be aware. Dr. Lada will be giving a high-level overview of Research Compliance at CUNY and the role her office plays. Whether you are a new investigator or seasoned in the world of research, this workshop is for you!

Light refreshment will be served. Please RSVP to orsp.lehman@lehman.cuny.edu no later than November 27th as we must provide an accurate attendee count to our presenters. Thursday, December 5th, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., location TBA.
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 1st, 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 15th, 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 15th, 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.