When I was eight years old I was impressed, in the physical meaning of the word that only music and lithography are capable of, by Harry Nilsson’s “Jump into the Fire,” which was a big hit in 1971. His layered shouts jumped out of the speakers and landed in my ears, and there they’ve stayed for forty years. I heard that song a lot on the radio in the mostly-white Pacific Northwest of the early 1970s. I heard “The Whole Funky World is a Ghetto,” by Bobby Patterson, for the first time last week....Read More » »
March 29 Distinguished Professor and renown poet Billy
Collins read along with Lehman professors Salita
Bryant, Jason Koo, and George Green. The Lovinger Theatre
was packed with over 350 people in the audience. Each poet
read from published and upcoming work and showed a diverse range,
touching on the witty, tender, edgy, and passionate. The
full video of Billy Collins reading is below.
The Arts and Literature are alive and well here at Lehman. For a full listing of Arts and Humanities events...
March 21 Lehman welcomed acclaimed author Esmeralda Santiago to Lehman as the keynote speaker
for the annual Lehman Lecture. Nearly 400 people packed the
Lovinger Theatre to hear Ms. Santiago speak, and she did not
disappoint. The author of the acclaimed memoirs, When I Was
Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman, and the new
historical novel, Conquistadora, Ms. Santiago spoke about
her life as an immigrant and as a writer, and inspired the entire
It was a great day for Lehman to host such...
The Multimedia Center is about to celebrate its second anniversary as a wonderful new resource for Lehman and CUNY students and faculty. The MMC (as we call it) is a state-of-the-art facility that supports teaching and learning for the next generation of journalists, audiovisual creators and digital media producers. This post shares one of many highlights of our program and activities over the last year.
Sponsored by Lehman’s City and the Humanities Program, the Bacon Brothers came to the...