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Office of the Provost's email digest: October 16, 2017
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The Meridian, the student voice of Lehman College, derives its name from Meridian, Mississippi, the town that served as a base for many of the Freedom Riders of 1964.

Every month we provide readers with hard-hitting news stories and passionate art, theater, dance, music, and book reviews.
The Academic Center of Excellence The Academic Center for Excellence
The Academic Center for Excellence (Old Gym 205) and the Science Learning Center (Gillet 133) offer FREE tutoring services. Hours for both tutoring centers are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Online tutoring is also available.
Open Educational Resources Faculty Showcase Open Educational Resources Faculty Showcase
Leonard Lief Library Online Education invites you to Open Educational Resources Faculty Showcase featuring Ann Fiddler, CUNY Office of Library Services; Stacy Katz, Library; Yuri Gorokhovich, Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences; Sharon Jordan, Art; and Anne Rice, Africana Studies on Wednesday, November 8, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Library Periodicals Room - Concourse Level.
Office of Prestigious Awards Office of Prestigious Awards
The Office of Prestigious Awards is excited to present October's monthly awards digest and calendar of events. Please share with your students, faculty and staff. If your students need to learn more about awards that they are eligible for or if your students need support as they apply for awards, please ask them to schedule an appointment to see Ms. Augustine at Prestigious.awards@lehman.cuny.edu
Lehman Faculty Publications 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 future eDigest, please share the details with our office.
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Leonard Lief Library Extended Hours
The Library is pleased to announce that we will once again be open 24 Hours as a study hall from October 12-25. During October 12-25, the Library will offer its customary services until 11:00 p.m. The first floor will remain open as a study hall from 11:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. opening the following morning.
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.

International Research and Education Forum
Attention STEM Faculty--Save the Date! Wednesday, November 8, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at The Graduate Center.

Sponsored and organized by the Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support (APPS), RFCUNY, this is the first CUNY International Research and Education Forum. The forum brings together CUNY scientists interested in international research and encourages global interdisciplinary collaborations with the potential for impactful scientific advances.

CUNY Research Relief Efforts for Scholars Displaced by Hurricane Maria
We have initiated a formal relief effort for scholars and their students in Puerto Rico who have been displaced from their work environments because of Hurricane Maria.

Please take note of available federal funding opportunities and requirements, gathered by RFCUNY Director John Tsapogas, if you are interested in providing research support to help the rebuilding effort in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Fortuna Antiqua et Ultra
The Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre, and Dance presents a guest artist recital by Concordian Dawn ensemble for medieval music. The Goddess of Fortune takes center stage, manipulating every aspect of life and love! November 8 at 12:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall (3rd floor, Music Building).
Innovations and Disruptions in American Higher Education: View From the Professoriate – Fall 2017
This UFS conference engages perennial and temporal themes in American higher education: curriculum development and modifications. November 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at The Graduate Center, CUNY (9th floor suite, 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016-4309).
The Lehman College School of Education Online Accessibility Website
The School of Education has a new online accessibility website that shares recommendations for meeting ADA compliance standards in online coursework. Leslie Lieman and her technology team offer lessons learned, checklists and resources so online coursework is accessible to all.
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.
Lehman Urban Transformative Education Teacher Opportunity Corps (LUTE-TOC) Program
LUTE-Teacher Opportunity Corps (LUTE-TOC) is currently accepting applications. TOC members learn in a community focused on culturally-responsive pedagogy and career exploration while working in high-needs schools, and receive financial assistance while in the program. LUTE-TOC is directed by Traci Palmieri. Dr. Wesley Pitts, who serves as co-PI, spearheaded the development of evaluation criteria, identified topics for Student Learning Community workshops, and helped to develop dedicated support strategies for TOC participants.
Call for Fall 2017 Graduation Applications
Please invite our Lehman seniors to apply for fall 2017 graduation.
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.
PSC-CUNY Research Award Programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will be hosting a PSC-CUNY workshop on Wednesday, November 15, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Carman Hall Multimedia Room B75.
Spring 2018 Mid-Career Faculty Fellowship Program
CUNY is piloting a new program in spring 2018 – the CUNY Mid-Career Faculty Fellowship Program. This new program aims to advance CUNY’s goal of retaining and advancing a diverse faculty.
2017-2018 CUNY Academy for Humanities and Sciences Awards
The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce its 2017-18 award programs for full time Assistant and Associate Professors at all CUNY colleges, schools, and centers.
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.