current projects

  • 2013-2014 Diversity Projects Development Fund
  • NBC Education Nation Summit
  • The State of Latino Studies at Medgar Evers College & CUNY
  • 2013 Puerto Rican Studies Association Biennial Symposium
  • Race and Ethnic Inequality in “Post-Racial America”
  • The LFI Director in the News
  • The Job Market and Careers in Higher Education
  • 2013 CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference


Today at CUNY

  • Today Mar 30

    Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Information Session

    6:30 PMCollege of Staten Island

    Meet with the Program Coordinator and Graduate Admissions Representatives, who will be available to discuss degree requirements and admission procedures regarding the Autism Spectrum Disorder (Advanced Certificate).

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  • Today Mar 30

    31st Annual Irish Heritage Luncheon

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PMBronx Community College

    Enjoy Irish food and drink, music and lively conversation. Our college honoree this year is Patricia Fleming, Baruch College director and former manager of BCC Student Disability Services. Billy Keenan is our community honoree, an amazing quadriplegic U.S. Army veteran, teacher and musician. The reservations deadline is 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. Tickets are $25 — $30 at the door; a table of eight is $200. Please contact Robert Whelan at 718.289.5162  to purchase tickets or visit Philosophy Hall [PH], Room 37.

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  • Today Mar 30

    “Domestic Violence in the LGBTQIA Community”

    12:00 PM - 1:30 PMBronx Community College

    Research notes that domestic violence among same-sex couples occurs at similar rates as straight couples. Unfortunately, domestic violence victims in same-sex relationships are not receiving or seeking the help they need. This workshop, facilitated by the Anti-Violence Project, will provide information and resources to assist those experiencing domestic violence. For more information, please contact Safe Space Committee Chairperson Donna Paroff-Sherman at 718.289.5873 or Edwin Roman, Rainbow Alliance Advisor at 718.289.5459.

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  • Today Mar 30

    FBI Career Event

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PMBronx Community College

    BCC offers over 35 academic programs that can prepare you for positions with the FBI, including Computer Information Systems, Media Technology, Nursing and Automotive Technology! Field agents and administrators will be on campus to provide information about internships and career tracks, and to answer your questions. Don’t miss this great opportunity! Attendance is limited to 300 students. Register now at

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  • Today Mar 30

    Giuseppe De Santis Centennial: "A New Way to Entertainment, to Political and Militant Cinema"

    - 12:00 amQueens College

    Giuseppe De Santis' Centennial:"A New Way to Entertainment, to Political and Militant Cinema"

    Organized by Luci e Ombre (Online Journal of Italian Cinema) and hosted by Dean Anthony Tamburri

    With the special participation ofGordana Militic-De Santis, Plinio Perilli, and Marco Grassi, Associazione Giuseppe De Santis.

    This symposium celebrates Giuseppe De Santis' contributions to cinema, film studies and political intellectual engagement, which have left an indelible mark on International cinema. His creative writings as a young critic have stimulated discussions about the birth of a new concept of cinema, namely its role not only as in instrument to promote cinematic and cultural innovations, but also as a means to promote democracy, equality and social justice. His essays have enlightened filmmakers about themes that lie at the base of Neorealism, the much discussed enduring movement, with regard to interpretation and inspiration for renewal. For that reason, we want to remember De Santis' unique new cinematic style and militant career.

    PARTICIPANTS: Alicia Vitti Leonardo Cabrini Sebastiano Lucci Antonio C. Vitti Caroline Tavalia Maria Rosaria Alexander-Vitti Plinio Perilli Carlotta Vacchelli Gloria Pastorino Marco Grossi Gordana Militic-De Santis Anthony Tamburri Alexandra Catrickes Rémi Lanzoni

    The following films will be screened:

    Thursday, March 30:

    5:00PM Special screening of a film by Andrea D'Ambrosio: Due euro l'ora (2016), co-written with screenwriter Donata Carelli, is a film about the South, work, love and fleeting youth, and women who struggle and hope for a different and better life. In his early days, D'Ambrosio was a student of De Santis's.

    7:00PM Bitter Rice (1950), This film launched the stardom of Silvana Mangano and was a landmark of the new cinematic style. It also earned De Santis an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Story.

    Friday, March 31:

    7:00PM Roma ore 11 (Rome 11 o'clock) (1952).

    Saturday, April I:

    7:00PM Giuseppe De Santis (2008), a documentary by Carlo Lizzani.

    Music from movies filmed in the Ciociaria by the Rocca Bros.

    Luce e Ombre & Calandra Italian American Institute

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  • Today Mar 30

    MARVs: Regionally-Deployed, Adaptive Platforms for Ocean Science with Jim Costopulos, CEO, Global Oceans

    10:00 AMCUNY Advanced Science Research Center

    Title: MARVs: Regionally-Deployed, Adaptive Platforms for Ocean Science

    Abstract: The intensity of scientific research required for sufficiently understanding global-scale mechanisms of climate, biodiversity and other environmental changes, and for monitoring and mapping Earth system states, in our oceans, atmosphere and polar regions will require an expanded array of infrastructure, including manned research platforms. Global class research vessels, however, are a resource that is contracting rather than expanding, at a rate not yet supplanted by autonomous and remote sensing technologies. In an era of continuing resource and funding constraints, can a sufficient 21st century research agenda for ocean science be enabled without the limiting factors of large capital expenditures, high fixed cost, and silo’d institutional management of traditional dedicated research vessels?

    Global Oceans, an operationally-focused nonprofit organization, has developed the Modular Adaptive Research Vessel model (the MARV model) which selectively adapts from the private sector time-chartered offshore service vessels, modular lab and workspace systems, and remote logistics support to expand manned research platform capacity on a demand basis. This approach is dynamically scalable, non-capital intensive, and regionally deployable. It is designed to foster international research collaboration and make resource cost-sharing more accessible and efficient. Global Oceans has also developed an online GIS-enabled expedition planning tool designed to collaboratively align the use of shared platforms among participating science teams including through modeling in-field variables like transect scenarios and instrument deployments.

    The presentation will outline the operational basis of the MARV model, and will illustrate developing applications where this flexible, adaptive infrastructure capacity can uniquely “open the aperture” of what is both possible and needed for a global-scale ocean science enterprise that can address the challenges we face.

     The Environmental Sciences Initiative's ongoing seminar series highlights new developments, perspectives, and research and analytical capabilities that address fundamental environmental science issues of the twenty-first century. Seminars are held regularly in the ASRC’s 5th floor Visualization Room, unless otherwise noted. CUNY faculty interested in meeting with visitors are encouraged to directly contact the host at least two weeks in advance of the seminar date.

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  • Today Mar 30

    Women's Herstory Month: HerStory Through Children's Literature

    11:00 AM - 2:00 PMBorough of Manhattan Community College

    Tabling exhibition of children's books.

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  • Today Mar 30

    Colloquium: New Dynamics in the Western Hemisphere

    12:00 PMCUNY Graduate Center

    Event Date: 3/30/2017 12:00:00 PM Chile's Economy: From Growth to Deceleration, 1999-2017
    Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, University of Chile
    Since 1999, the performance of the Chilean economy has been dominated by trade and capital account shocks. These were negative in the early 2000s and, except for the peak of contagion from the 2008-09 global crisis, positive in 2004-13. Negative shocks returned in 2013. Ffrench-Davis will discuss the challenges for the Chilean economy under these external shocks.

    Discussant: Jonathan Conning,  Hunter College , CUNY (To be confirmed)

    Ricardo Ffrench-Davis  (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Professor of Economics at the University of Chile. Founding member of CIEPLAN, he later joined the Chilean Central Bank (1990-1992). Has taught at Oxford University, Boston University, Stanford, Universidad Complutense (Madrid), and other higher education centers in Spain, France, Italy, and Sweden. He is author of a large number of publications. He is author or co-author of 21 books and more than 130 technical essays on the international economy, economic development, and the economies of Chile and Latin America. His works have been translated into 9 languages in more than 20 countries and he has been part of editorial boards in El Trimestre Económico, Latin American Research Review, Revue d’Economie du Developpement, Revista del Banco Central de Chile, Quórum de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares y Foreign Affairs en español. 

    Jonathan Conning  (Ph.D., Yale University) is an Associate Professor of Economics at Hunter College and The Graduate Center and an affiliate at NYU's Financial Access Initiative. His research interests center on microeconomics and the economics of property rights and contracts in development, trade and political economy. His writing has explored the structure and operation of rural financial markets (in Chile and elsewhere), microfinance and social investment, agrarian organization, property rights reforms, and economic history. Raised in Chile, he has remained a regular visitor to the country, on several occasions as a visiting researcher or Fulbright Scholar at the University of Chile’s Centro de Economía Aplicada.


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  • Today Mar 30

    Lecture with Lydie Moudileno: Une "condition noire" au féminin

    2:00 PM - 4:30 PMLehman College

    In honor of Women's History Month,  the Department of Languages and Literatures, the Department of African and African-American Studies, and the Women's Studies Program will host a special lecture in French with author Lydie Moudileno. Her talk is titled Une "condition noire" au féminin.

    Thursday, March 30, 2 p.m.Carman Hall,  Multimedia Room, B75

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  • Today Mar 30

    Alumni Speakers Bureau Presents: Before the Wave, Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia, 1910-1945

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PMHostos Community College

    Alumni Speakers Bureau Presents: Before the Wave, Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia, 1910-1945

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Mon Aug 2

Transfer New Student Orientation

2:00 PM – 5:00 PMLehman College

The Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs would like to congratulate our newly admitted students. We are pleased that you have chosen to become a part of the Lehman community, and look forward to

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