Welcome to Arts and Humanities at Lehman College! As the Dean, it’s a pleasure to introduce the school that serves the College’s mission of liberal arts education with strong, vital programs in the arts and humanities. The arts at Lehman are among the strongest suits in Lehman’s mission to serve its students and the community, whether through the College’s numerous theatrical and musical performances or exhibits in the studio arts. The humanities at Lehman feature a former Poet Laureate, an Oscar-winning composer, an Emmy-winning television series, and historians, philosophers, journalists, novelists, and literary critics who are leaders in their respective fields. See more
Distinguished Professor of English Billy Collins reads "Grand Central", written for the 100th Anniversary of Grand Central Station
Please welcome the three new faculty members who have joined the School of Arts and Humanities. In the Department of English, Allison Amend (Assistant Professor) is a fiction writer and the author of Stations West and Things That Pass for Love. Her new book is forthcoming from Nan A. Talese/Doubleday in 2013. Professor Jane Cleland (Lecturer) will be teaching professional writing courses. She has a background in marketing and consulting, and is the author of the Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series.
Evelyn Durán Urrea joins the Department of Languages and Literatures as a Lecturer of Spanish. She was recently awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish (Hispanic Linguistics) from the Pennsylvania State University. She specialized in sociolinguistics and language contact and her dissertation was entitled, "Code-switching Patterns and Functions: A Community-based Study."
Esmeralda Santiago, Billy Collins Visit Lehman
In Spring 2012, renowned authors Esmeralda Santiago and Billy Collins came to Lehman for two wonderful events. Watch them both here!
Give to Arts and Humanities! With the kind cooperation of the Lehman Foundation, we've created links that let you give to the program of your choice, including City and Humanities, Dance, Lehman Stages, Music, Theatre, and a new program called Access to the Arts. Click here to learn how it works.
News and Announcements
Lehman College hosted the first “Artists Without Walls” event, featuring Peter Quinn, Malachy McCourt, Niamh Hyland and others. Click here to view the photos by Cat Dwyer!
See Dean Pettipiece on NBC's "The Debrief" with David Ushery!
Out From Plato's Cave: Anna Purves, Adjunct Lecturer in English, created a wonderful video with the help of David Schwittek (Art) and her students (including Melissa Garcia-Velez, pictured here), celebrating Plato, immigration, and the value of a Lehman education.
Faculty Recognition Awards, 2012: Click here for details on the winners of the 2012 awards for research, teaching, and service in the School of Arts and Humanities, and for information about past winners.
TDF Partnership: Lehman, along with three other CUNY colleges, has embarked on a partnership with the Theatre Development Fund to bring the experience of live theatre to Lehman students and staff—including new courses, discounted memberships, and campus events. Click here for more details.
Proceedings are available for last spring's symposium "The City and Hispanic Literatures," sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Languages and Literatures: click here to read them!
Last modified: Feb 5, 2013