English Dept

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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Prof. Perl Reflects on Working for Social Change

July 24, 2012 4:26 pm English Dept, In the News, School of Arts and Humanities

Professor Sondra Perl (English), who helped to establish the Holocaust Educators Network, reflects in this YouTube interview on the role of the individual as an agent of social change. Visit http://youtu.be/0Ukwx0ChiYo.

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Author and Administrator Named New Dean at Lehman College

July 17, 2012 2:12 pm English Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Deirdre Pettipiece, a scholar and author and most recently the associate dean of arts and sciences at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, has been named the new dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Lehman College.

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Winners Announced from 2012 Labor Arts/CUNY Contest

June 12, 2012 4:39 pm English Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Ten undergraduates in the senior colleges of the City University of New York have won prizes for Making Work Visible, the 2012 Labor Arts/CUNY Contest, held annually to celebrate the achievements of the U.S. labor movement.

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