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Office of the Provost's email digest: November 29, 2017
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Office of the Registrar The 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. The 2018 conference is hosted by the University of Central Oaklahoma from April 4-7, 2018.
Spice Up Your Lectures Lehman Faculty Publications
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 futureDigest, please share the details with our office.
Enrollment Management and Financial Aid Units Save the Date: Lehman's 10th Annual Student Scholars Conference
An Exhibition of Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Work, Monday, April 23, 2018 from 9-5 p.m. Call for abstracts to be announced December 2017.
Enrollment Management and Financial Aid Units NSF will be Conducting the 2018 CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
An NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held on March 25-27, 2018, in Charlotte, NC. The application deadline is is January 8, 2018. The workshop aims to provide future CAREER proposal submitters with proposal review experience and interactions with NSF program directors and recent NSF CAREER awardees.
2017 Fed Challenge In the Eye of the Hurricane: Understanding Puerto Rico's Crisis
The Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies will host a special conference on the crisis in Puerto Rico, December 6, 9:30-1:30 p.m. Guest speakers include Frances Negron-Muntaner of Columbia University; Edwin Melendez of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College; Monxo Lopez of Hunter College; Alexa Dietrich of Wagner College; Adriana Garriga-Lopez of Kalamazoo College; and Natasha Bannan of National Lawyers Guild and Latino Justice. Faculty are encouraged to bring their classes.
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Movies & Philosophy Presents: "13" from Slave to Criminal with an Amendment
Join Professor James Mahon for a documentary on race and mass incarceration followed by a discussion on race. Wednesday, November 29th at 3:15 p.m. (Pizza will be served.)
"Guitar Stars"
Do you love playing your guitar but want to take it to the next level? Spend two hours with "Guitar Star" Ira Siegel in state-of-the-art Lehman Studios in the Multimedia Center Carman Hall Wednesday, November 29 at 12:30 p.m. Learn over-dubbing, layering, constructing solos, acoustic instruments, chord charts, etc. with an experienced studio professional who has recorded with Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, George Benson, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, The Bacon Brothers, Ziggy Marley, and many more.
Lehman Music Presents a Masterclass in Traditional and Modern Techniques for Latin Bass
Join Bronx native, veteran educator, and Grammy Award winner Mike Viñas Wednesday, November 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall (3rd floor, Music Building). This will be a hands-on event. Bring your electric or acoustic bass (amps will be provided).
The Lehman College Jazz Ensemble Gives its Fall Concert
This versitile group of student musicians will perform in a variety of genres including Jazz, Latin-Jazz, and Hip Hop. Friday, December 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Cafeteria.
The Lehman Percussion Ensemble Performs "World Percussion Influences"
Including works by Mongo Santamaria, Ernesto Oliva, Daniel Levitan, and others, as well as folk/traditional rhythms from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and other areas. Tuesday, November 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hearth Room (3rd floor, Music Building).
Music Major, Percussionist Branden Girtman Gives His Senior Recital
Performing works by Jeff Lorber, Kim Burrell, Morris Lang, Chick Corea, Weather Report, and others. Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hearth Room (3rd floor, Music Building).
Lehman College and Community Chorus to Present Free Winter Concert
The Lehman College and Community Chorus, joined by the Lehman Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Diana Mittler-Battipaglia will present "A Winter Concert" on Sunday, December 3 at 2:30 p.m. at the Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts.
Lehman Wins the College Fed-Maiden Lane Division
The College Fed Challenge is designed to bring real-world economics into the classroom. Teams play the role of monetary policymakers by analyzing economic conditions and recommending a course for monetary policy. Congratulations to Professor Papainikolaou and his student team, Fredrick Boakye, Tushain Neulman, Tashane Henry, and Jesus Minervino on their win.
Spice Up Your Lectures
Do you wish you could learn some reliable strategies for making your lectures more exciting, engaging your students, and helping them better understand and retain what you teach? Whether you have been teaching for years and want some fresh takes on pedagogy, or are relatively new to teaching but recognize the need to make your efforts more effective, you will be pleased to know about a new service now available to you at Lehman.
From the Office of the Registrar
Effective Winter/Spring 2018, class section numbers will no longer include “W” to denote a Writing Intensive section. All sections will be using the Bell block section designations and “Writing Intensive” will continue to be denoted as a course attribute in CUNYfirst.
Lehman College Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
In 2017, total enrollment at Lehman increased by 1,000 students. This fall, about 950 freshmen and 1,400 transfer students joined the campus community—an increase since 2016 by nearly 37% and 15%, respectively. This remarkable growth has been made possible by numerous entities on campus within the Division of Enrollment as well as the Financial Aid Office. Their behind-the-scenes efforts to recruit, enroll, and fund Lehman students, as well as ensure student success, are too often invisible. Provost Fayne and President Cruz recently took a virtual and physical “tour” of this vital work and want to share with you what they learned. Please take a look at the Power Point slide deck to find out what it takes to bring students into the classroom, shepherd them through graduation, and prepare them for the future.
PSC-CUNY Research Award Programs
It’s not too late to apply for the PSC-CUNY Research Award Program. For more information contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and see the links below.

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 the Provost, to discuss possibilities (ex. 8044).

Upcoming deadlines that may be of interest include:
  • McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience
    LOI due December 4, 2017 ($300,000/3 years)
  • NEH Collaborative Research Grants
    December 6, 2017 (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)
eVerification of Grades
To address compliance and avoid financial penalties, eVerification will allow faculty to verify their grades online and provide supporting documentation for "F" and Incomplete (INC) grades assigned to students.
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Are you looking for research, project, travel, or fellowship funding? Thinking about it, but not sure what's out there or where to begin? Sign up for the Philanthropy News Digest (PND) to have the latest Requests for Proposals (RFPs) emailed to you directly. RFP alerts are a free service from the PND, the Foundation Center's newsletter. It's never too early to start your search, or learn about funding that's available for research, scholarship projects, fellowships, and more--and new RFPs are announced daily.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.