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November 14, 2016

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reading with Margot Mifflin: Looking for Miss America: A Pageant’s 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood

Looking for Miss America is the first feminist history of the Miss America pageant. From its start in 1921 as an Atlantic City tourist draw to its current incarnation as a scholarship competition, the pageant has indexed women’s status during periods of social change–the post-suffrage 1920s, the Eisenhower 1950s, the #MeToo era. This ever-changing institution has been shaped by war, evangelism, the rise of television and reality TV, and, significantly, by contestants who confounded expectations.

Spotlighting individuals, from Yolande Betbeze, whose refusal to pose in swimsuits led an angry sponsor to launch the rival Miss USA contest, to the first black winner, Vanessa Williams, who received death threats and was protected by sharpshooters in her hometown parade, Mifflin shows how women made hard bargains even as they used the pageant for economic advancement. The pageant’s history includes, crucially, those it excluded; the notorious Rule Seven, which required contestants to be “of the white race,” was retired in the 1950s, but no women of color were crowned until the 1980s. Written in deeply researched, fast-paced chapters that unpack each decade of the competition,  Looking for Miss America examines the heady blend of capitalism, patriotism, class anxiety, and cultural mythology that has fueled this American ritual.

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Teaching To Meet The Moment: A Talk on Learning through the Arts in Dark Times
Prof. Amanda Gulla of the Department of Middle and High School Education will give a talk on how to adapt teaching not only to teaching remotely, but to teaching responsively. "Many of our students, and many of ourselves, are at risk and experiencing various levels of trauma. The philosopher Maxine Greene (1998) spoke of the power of art to heal, and to move people "to hold someone's hand and act.""" In this talk, Prof. Gulla will discuss the power of aesthetic education to frame discussions of difficult topics, and show videos of Lehman students performing original poetry to demonstrate how engaging in close readings of works of art and creating their own art in response can help to give voice to our experiences of global events. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

12:30 – 1:45 pm


( ID: 830 788 0076


+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

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Monday, November 14, 2016

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A Global Affair: An International Week Celebration
In celebration of International Education Week, Lehman students will showcase what being internationameans to them via pictures and quotes, food competition themed "Jollof Wars: The Lehman Rice-Off", Music Performances, Bollywood Dance, Fraternity Step Show, focus on a World Health Issue "Smoking", cultural nutrition food sampling themed "ThanksVegan", as well as various Lehman and New York representatives promoting the different services offered and available to the students.  
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
International Day 2016
The Department of Languages & Literatures and Study Abroad Office join institutions and organizations around the world in celebrating "International Education Week," an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education, exchanges, and language programs worldwide which will feature International food samplings, Study Abroad Info Sessions, Representatives from International Organizations, and Language lessons in Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, French, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. 
Music Building - (East Dining Room)
Music Building
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Educate, Engage, Empower: Post-Election Call-To-Action

A Special Panel Discussion With:

  • * Laird Bergad, Distinguished Professor, Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies

  • * Alyshia Galvez, Professor, Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies
    Director, The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute

  • * Teresita Levy, Professor, Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies
    Director, for International Programs and Global Partnerships

  • * Christopher Malone, Associate Dean, School of Natural and Social Sciences

  • * Victoria Sanford, Chair, Anthropology,
    Director, The Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies

Moderated by President José Luis Cruz

Monday, November 14th
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

If you have questions for the discussion, please e-mail them in advance to:

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Internship 101
High Grades are not enough! Employers look for candidates who have had experience and who can demonstrate leadership, teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills. An internship is one of the best ways to build on your resume to attract an internship recruiter. Learn about the benefits of internships and where/how to find one.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Graduate Information Session for Liberal Studies
Our Graduate Information Sessions are designed to highlight the benefits and value of a Lehman College graduate degree and provide prospective applicants with an overview of our graduate programs. It is also an opportunity to meet with faculty and learn more about the application process, tuition costs, and transfer credits.

Location: Carman Hall Conference Room 128, Continuing and Professional Studies
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Made in NY Talks: Creating Gotham: Screening & QA
Fox’s Batman prequel series uses the backdrop of New York to re-create the timeless noir look of the comic books and feature films that have shaped our image of Bruce Wayne’s hometown.  Each scene is set in an old and new New York-like world—a metropolis at once familiar yet also distinctly its own place. As the show enters its third season, screen the latest episode and hear from the team responsible for creating the atmospheric look and feel of Gotham City.

SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011


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