English Dept

New LGBTQ Organization Makes its Campus Debut

March 7, 2017 4:34 pm English Dept, Students

Professor Olivia Moy, of the College’s English department, is on a mission to revitalize a dormant student group that she believes is a critical “source of solidarity” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students on campus. Thanks to her efforts, a new club—the LGBTQ+Alliance—now exists. When Moy learned that no such group existed—a similar organization, […]

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André Aciman (‘73) Returns to Lehman April 5 to Read from His New Novel

March 1, 2017 1:34 pm Alumni, Alumni Relations, Comparative Literature Program, English Dept, Languages and Literatures Dept, Library, School of Arts and Humanities

In Enigma Variations (FSG; $26), the latest novel from Lehman College alumnus André Aciman, the host of a Brooklyn dinner party wonders whether it’s preferable to be in that borough, gazing upon the Manhattan skyline, or on the island itself, looking at Brooklyn.

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Obscura Literary Magazine to Launch Seventh Volume, May 4

April 29, 2016 2:27 pm Alumni, English Dept, School of Arts and Humanities, Student Affairs, Student Awards, Students

Editors of the student-run literary magazine, Obscura, will hold a special launch party to celebrate the release of a seventh volume on Wednesday, May 4, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lehman College Art Gallery. Students and alumni will read excerpts from the latest issue, which explores themes of identity, betrayal, love, and faith.

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Joseph Tusiani Named New York State Poet Laureate Emeritus

January 11, 2016 1:16 pm Alumni, English Dept, Languages and Literatures Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo named Joseph Tusiani, a Professor Emeritus of Lehman College, New York’s State Poet Laureate Emeritus.

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Lehman Professors Chosen for 2015 “Irish Education 100”

January 8, 2016 3:14 pm English Dept, In the News, Library, School of Arts and Humanities, Uncategorized

Two highly respected Lehman professors were selected as part of the 2015 Irish Education 100, a listing of leading figures in education across the United States. Dr. Deirdre Pettipiece, the dean of the School of Arts and Humanities and Professor Janet Munch, a member of the Leonard Lief Library faculty, were the Lehman honorees and […]

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Lehman College FYI Program Wins Prestigious ‘Best Practices’ Award

December 3, 2015 1:37 pm Admissions, English Dept, FYI Program

Lehman College’s Freshman Year Initiative Program (FYI) has received the 2015 Best Practices in Student Retention Award from the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) at the University of Oklahoma. The award recognizes the Lehman program as a national model for its system-wide approach to the institution’s retention issues—rates for first-year students at the College reached 83.4 percent, which is 20 percent higher than the national average.

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Lehman Alumnus’ New Film to be Screened at Manhattan Film Festival

June 5, 2013 3:56 pm English Dept, Multimedia Center, School of Arts and Humanities

The film focuses on four male friends who bond and fight over their personal struggles with love, life, and friendship during a month-long retreat.

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Two Lehman Students Win Top Prizes in CUNY-wide Labor Arts Contest

April 18, 2013 10:18 am English Dept, Lehman College Art Gallery, Macaulay Honors College, School of Arts and Humanities

Two Lehman College studies have been named first- and second-prize winners in a CUNY-wide contest designed to celebrate labor arts by using creative works to honor working people. Ariella Michal Medows, a McCauley Honors College student who attends Lehman College claimed first place, while Samontha Forbes, took home the second-place prize.

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English Professor to Serve on Panel About Women’s Tattoo Art

April 11, 2013 1:56 pm English Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Professor Margot Mifflin (English) will participate in a panel discussion, titled “Art, Sex, and Power: Tattooed Women Today,” at the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m.

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Billy Collins Brings the NYPL’s Academy of Teachers to Lehman College

March 29, 2013 1:12 pm English Dept

Recently teachers from the metropolitan area had a chance to study poetry with one of the most celebrated American poets: Lehman College’s Distinguished Professor of English Billy Collins—the former two-time U.S. Poet Laureate.

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Professor Margot Mifflin’s Book on Women’s Tattoo Art is Released

January 30, 2013 4:55 pm English Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

The book features 200 color photographs, 50 of which are new, of tattooed women and tattoo artists dating back to the nineteenth-century.

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Lehman College and Hostos Community College Cosponsor Festival de la Palabra Oct. 9-11

October 3, 2012 2:38 pm English Dept, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Lehman will welcome authors Awilda Cáez, Rosa Beltrán, Mayra Santos-Febres, Julio Ricardo Varela, José Manuel Fajardo, and Hilda García on Thursday, October 11, for a panel discussion on “Writing Across Genres and Oceans: The Evolution of Fiction and Non-Fiction Writing for English and Spanish-Speaking Audiences.”

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