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Office of the Provost's email digest: November 13, 2017
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Ninth Annual Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival Ninth Annual Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival
This year's festival, scheduled on November 14-17 in the Studio Theatre at Lehman, will include performances by New York City-area professional and student ensembles, workshops for musicians, and a jazz musical.
Global CUNY 2017 Global CUNY
Global CUNY 2017 Conference, Friday November 17th at the City College of New York. Global CUNY 2017 is a one-day event with a focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Provost Office Hours Provost Office Hours
Vice Provost Stefan Becker invites you for a continued Open Forum Conversation: "Re-emphasizing minors and certificates in the curriculum/General Education at Lehman College." The event will take place Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Office of Academic Programs SH-302.
eVerification of Grades 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.
Lehman in the Provinces Lehman in the Provinces
Lehman in the Provinces: Strategic and International Academic Partners with Cuban Universities. Lehman College is partnering with Universadad de Sancti Spiritus and Universidad de Camagüey to pilot an initiative that will allow faculty to develop three undergraduate courses at the Cuban institutions in three different disciplines with the objective of exploring new pedagogical approaches in English as a second language, math and health science.
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Human Library
The Leonard Lief Library invites you to visit a Living and Breathing Library, Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lehman College students share a mosaic of life experiences as Human Books. To challenge stereotypes, prejudice, bias, and misunderstanding, they offer you the opportunity to ask questions about their lives.
Lehman College and Community Band to Present "Autumn Leaves" Concert
A concert program of masterworks emphasizing wind instruments and displaying the many "colors" of the ensemble, on Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre.
Funding Your Research
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.
Lehman Faculty Publicatons
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.
Lehman Awarded $1 Million CUNY 2X Tech Initiative Grant
The CUNY 2X Tech Initiative is Mayor de Blasio's $20 million investment in CUNY to double the number of tech graduates by 2022. Lehman College was named the first of only two CUNY campuses to receive funding, with a $1 million grant over the next 20 months.
Creative Corner News from the Language Lab
The Language Lab is using a new language learning platform called SmartClass+, bringing the latest smart classroom technology into language instruction.
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.
Lehman 2017 Convocation and Inauguration
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.
The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration of the Advanced Science Research Center
invites NSF CAREER Award-eligible CUNY Assistant Professors to register for its 2018 NSF CAREER Boot camp program. The series is designed to help faculty develop competitive NSF CAREER proposals. The activities also provide a great opportunity for faculty across CUNY to network.
Zero Textbook Cost Courses
Students at Lehman College and throughout CUNY can now search CUNYfirst for Zero Textbook Cost Courses. The Zero Textbook Cost attribute can be applied to any course without a required textbook (or any book, in print or electronic format). Please direct any questions to Stacy Katz (ex. 7767) .
Tracking Our Impact Across the U.S.: Biology Alumni
The Department of Biological Sciences was established in 1968, the same year as Lehman College. For over 50 years, the department has launched the careers of thousands of alumni. We recently analyzed a set of 1000 biology alumni and found that they are living in 33 states, with the highest concentration in the New York Metro Region.
Graduate Admissions for Fall 2018 Application Is Now Open
Please invite our Lehman seniors to apply for admission to one of our 40+ Lehman graduate programs. Note: Effective spring 2018, CUNY will no longer accept Foreign-Credit Evaluations from World Education Services. Lehman College will only accept evaluations from the following agencies:

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 Academic Affairs, to discuss possibilities (ex. 8044).

Upcoming deadlines that may be of interest include:
  • American Philosophical Society’s Franklin Research Grants
    Dec 1, 2017 ($6,000 for research in any area of study)
  • McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience
    LOI due December 4, 2017 ($300,000/3 years)
  • NEH Collaborative Research Grants
    December 6, 2018 (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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.