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Office of the Provost's email digest: December 9, 2019
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Plan it spacer Time-Saving Techniques for Course Planning and Preparation
Join us on December 12, 2019, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. for “Time-Saving Techniques for Course Planning and Preparation” a lunchtime webinar. Our faculty co-host will be Harriet “Niki” Fayne, Professor, Department of Counseling, Leadership, who will share her time-saving techniques and her experience. What are some ways to more effectively plan and prepare a course? What tools and techniques can help ensure a smoother course development process? How can you skillfully manage the extra complexities of designing and implementing a new or revised hybrid or online course? What are the keys to successful maintenance and periodic updates to an existing course?
Alien Worlds spacer From the Big Bang to the Alien Worlds
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to invite you to its Fall 2019 reception. The Science of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics presented by Professor Matt O’Dowd Thursday December 12th 12:30-2:00 p.m. Science Hall 1405.
Food Politics spacer Book Completion Proposal Grant
The Research and Sponsored Programs and Leonard Lief Library invite Proposals from Lehman faculty working on research or creative projects they are developing into publishable book manuscripts or related projects. Submission Deadline: February 1, 2020. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to faculty in the arts, education or scholarship of teaching, health sciences, humanities, sciences, and social sciences to develop or complete a creative work or book manuscript for publication or display. View book completion details here. Download proposal template here.
CUNY IT Conference spacer Teaching and Writing with Archives: A Workshop Series
Lehman College Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Announces a new Spring 2020 workshop series facilitated by Mary Phillips, P.h.D, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies. How can archival materials support critical thinking and writing across the curriculum? How can faculty across disciplines encourage their students to write about/with archives? How can we draw on the rich archival materials both on Lehman’s campus and locally in NYC?
  • Writing with Archival Documents
    Friday, February 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Writing Material Culture
    Friday, March 13, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00 p.m.
  • Writing Public Space
    Friday, April 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
CUNY IT Conference spacer Annual ACE Women’s Network-Lehman Chapter Campus Event
Taking on New Challenges: Do you want to take on more leadership responsibility? Are you seeking a promotion? Could you benefit from some additional skills? Please join panelist Jaye Jones, Interim Associate Dean, Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing, Natasha Nurse-Clarke, Assistant Professor of Nursing Amanda Sisselman-Borgia, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Olena Zhadko, Director of Online Education, Richard Finger, Senior Director of Enrollment Management Bethania Ortega, Director, Office of Budgeting and Planning on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 12:00 - 3:00 pm Faculty Dining Room.
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A Way Without Words-A New Science of Personal Communications
John L. Locke, Ph.D., Professor Department of Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences will deliver his farewell lecture December 13th Music Building – East Dining Room 12 o’clock Noon. To register your attendance please RSVP to ixsy.bonila@lehman.cuny.edu.
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.
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.
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.
Penny Prince, Associate Professor in the Department of Music, Multi-Media, Theatre and Dance has received another ASCAP Plus award for her Musical Theatre compositions for 2019. This is Professor Prince’s 15th ASCAP Plus award for either Children’s, Musical Theatre or Educational compositions.
Dr. Duane Tananbaum, Professor History Department Lehman College recently published an article in The American Jewish Archives Journal (71, no. 1 [2019]), pp. 19-44 “Herbert H. Lehman: A Jewish Patron Saint.”
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
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.