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November 6-12, 2023

Lehman Weekly

College Events, Updates, and Extras

Pumpkin about to be thrown

Photo of the Week

A Lehman College Multimedia Center photographer caught the second before a pumpkin sailed toward the earth at last week's annual Pumpkin Smash Event.

Watch this Pattrn interview with Ilona Linins, Director of Lehman's Office of Environmental Health and Safety, to find out what happens to the pumpkin bits.

News, Updates, and More

 In the News 

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Dominican Literature and Culture at Lehman

Over the weekend, News 12 visited the Dominican Literature and Culture festival held at Lehman. Organizer Ray Andujar said that after 20 years of the festival being held in Washington Heights, "We decided that we should come to the Bronx."

"Our nation was founded on a racial hierarchy. And I think race and racism play a large part in this and how Black people are perceived by police officers."

The Talk

Lehman Assistant Professor of Sociology Brittany Fox-Williams shared insight with Capital B about the conversations that Black parents have with their children.

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Getting Into CUNY

Director of Admissions Laurie Austin spoke with News 12 about what New Yorkers should know when applying to CUNY schools.

Share it with the graduating high school seniors and other college-curious people in your life.

Featured Events

November 8 is First-Generation College Celebration Day.

Winter Registration is Open.

 This Week 

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Exhibition of José Valdés Cadilla's Estampas de Harlem

Now through December 15

Stop by the second floor of Carman Hall near Room 257 to see a collection of thirteen sketches published in the newspaper La Voz New York from March to July 1938. Padilla's work captured Harlem's primarily Hispanic and Latino community, illustrating their daily life, achievements, and challenges.

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The Politics of the Gaze with Sarah Sandman

Friday, November 10, 12 p.m.

Explore the intersection of art and design. This fall, the Sara Little Turnbull Speaker Series focuses on the gaze—shedding light on the female gaze in art and designRegister to attend the Zoom series here.

Finance Leadership Workshop Series

Mondays in November, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Learn finance skills from Yesenia Quinones, Community Manager of Chase Bank. Gain the knowledge to effectively manage finances in your life. Attend 3 out of 4 workshops to receive a digital badge and certificate for your resume and LinkedIn from the Herbert H. Lehman Leadership Development Center. Sign up here.

Montefiore Einstein Information Session

Wednesday, November 8, 4-5 p.m.

Learn about different career pathways in healthcare from the Human Resources team at Montefiore Einstein Hospital. They will also share what non-clinical (e.g., administrative) and clinical roles are available at Montefiore. Register for this Zoom session.

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Fall 2023 Virtual Graduate

Admissions Open Houses

This November

Learn about Lehman's range of graduate programs. Hear from program advisors, faculty, career services, admissions, and more. Register now!

 Save the Date 

Inaugural Math Colloquium

Monday, November 13, 4 p.m.

Dr. Ryan Hynd of the University of Pennsylvania will lead a discussion on the Blaschke-Lebesgue Theorem. Hosted by the Archimedes Club and Department of Math in Gillet Hall, Room 331.

Women in Contemporary Irish Writing

Wednesday, November 15, 12:30-2 p.m.

Contemporary writing by women in Ireland broadly and deeply challenges, and often counters, the place and role of the woman. Writers such as Eayan Boland, Claire Keegan, and others often predict the future of Irish Women (ex. Sinéad O’Connor). Join us via Zoom or in Carman Hall, room 338 to learn more. RSVP Required.

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23 Reasons Why 23 Years is Enough

Wednesday, November 15, 3-5 p.m.

Join the Reentry@Lehman Committee and Student Life for a film screening and discussion about the felony murder rule and its role in mass incarceration and ICE policies. Guests include Shakoure Charpentier, the subject of this award-winning documentary, and filmmaker and novelist Deirdre Sinnott. Takes place in the Music Building, East Dining Room. Sign up.

Fires in the Mirror

Wednesday, November 15, 4 p.m. (Click ticket link for more dates)

This production continues the Lehman theatre program's commitment to social justice and the history of New York City. It revolves around riots that occurred after two killings and takes a searing look at the misunderstandings of and sympathies between two cultures living in the community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Get free tickets.

Day of Thanks Cultural Dinner

Thursday, November 16, 4-7 p.m.

Spend time with the Lehman community during our yearly cultural dinner. Featuring Kosher, Vegan, and Halal options. Hosted by the Student Government Organization in the Music Building East Dining Room. Reserve your spot.

Journalism and Health Justice from Birth to Death: Examining Racial Disparities in Health Care

Friday, November 17, 1-3 p.m.

Global Race and Justice Editor at Reuters Kat Stafford and Video Journalist with the Associated Press Race & Ethnicity Team Noreen Nasir will host a conversation about racism in healthcare and its effects in the African-American community. Takes place in the Student Life Building, Room 111. Sign up.

Art Department Pottery Sale

Tuesday, November 21, 12-3 p.m.

The Art Department's Pottery Sale is back by popular demand! All work is hand-made by Lehman College's art students and are great gifts for the holidays! Please wear a mask to the Fine Arts Building Lower Level Ceramics Studio 029 and bring bags for purchases.

Reading from No Country for Black Men

Tuesday, November 21, 2-3 p.m.

Lehman Social Work Professor Roger Ball will discuss his recently published book. No Country for Black Men captures the plight and possibilities of what it means to be Black and male in the United States past and present. Get more info and sign up.

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calendar for more great events!

Student Opportunity

CUNY students are invited to submit a pre-recorded pitch and written outline for their own TEDx talk. Two students will be chosen to deliver a talk on the TEDxCUNY stage in April 2024. Attend a virtual information session November 8 at 7 p.m. Get more details here. Apply here.

Wondering what a TEDxCUNY talk is? Check out The Power of Not Knowing with Lehman Assistant Professor Mila Burns.

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Beautiful Altar
People Snacking

Honoring Tradition: CUNY Mexican Studies Institute and the Mexican Students Society at Lehman College celebrated Día de Muertos with a traditional altar. Visit Instagram for video of the event. (Photos by the Lehman College Multimedia Center).

Day of the dead costumes

Who's Who: The Association for Stage and Screen Artists held a Halloween Soiree–one of many holiday events at Lehman. (Photos by Mildred Perez)

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