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Last week the CUNY Academy received funds to support travel awards for part-time faculty who present or chair at a conference. The Academy thanks Enid Stubin of Kingsborough Community College and the UFS, Evangelos Gizis, our Board Chair and former Provost of Queens College, and Kay Conway, Chair of the UFS, for their efforts to establish this program.

Funds are available for travel already completed, back to July 1, 2017, going forward to May 1, 2018. Applications must be submitted before Sunday April 15. Details are available here. The application form is available here.

Do you have questions or unsure that you are eligible? It is simple. If you hold a part time teaching appointment in CUNY and do not hold a full-time appointment in CUNY, then you are eligible. You must present or chair a session at a conference.

Please also come to our upcoming events.

Spain in New York: Iberian Literary Creation in the Big Apple, Friday, April 9, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Room 8402 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A reading of poetry and fiction by Spanish writers who reside in New York City. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.

Herbert H. Lehman:  A Man of Conscience in the Political Arena, presented by Professor Duane Tananbaum of Lehman College. Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Room 8301, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Family Matters: Gendering the Labor of Early Modern Science, presented by Professor Alix Cooper from SUNY-Stony Brook. Thursday, April 19, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Room 9205, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.The event is cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Women & Society. This event is hosted by Professor Susan O’Malley.

Book Presentations by Latin American Writers, Friday, May 4, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Room 8301 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Writers include the Cuban poets Magali Alabau and Manuel Adrián López. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.

The CUNY Academy’s Symposium on War and Imprisonment, Friday, May 11, 2018, in the Graduate Center,  Skylight Room from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professor Sarah Danielsson.

Best regards,

Manfred Philipp
Professor Emeritus and
Executive Director, the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences