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Welcome 2014-2015

Current Events

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

7:00-9:00 PM

CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9207

Irish-American Book Club.  Professor Janet Butler Munch will lead a discussion and conversation with Maura Mulligan, author of The Call of the Lark. 

Reviewers are saying:  “A beautifully drawn and evocative memoir full of rich detail. Call of the Lark perfectly captures the unique atmosphere of rural Mayo. A wonderful read, and a great historical resource.” – Kate Kerrigan, author of ELLIS ISLAND  

"CALL OF THE LARK gives the reader that rare gift that only truly imaginative writing can bestow: the sense of having stepped live into another world.  A remarkable memoir.” –Kathleen Hill, author of WHO OCCUPIES THIS HOUSE and STILL WATERS IN NIGER.

“Maura Mulligan opens a dusty window on a number of worlds.  In clear, luminous prose she tells a dry-eyed story of redemption that lifts both the heart and soul.  An essential, revealing chapter in the Irish-American story.”– Larry Kirwan, author of GREEN SUEDE SHOES and ROCKIN’ THE BRONX

This lecture is free and open to the public; in order to arrange seating, RSVP:  718-960-6722,  deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu .  Thank you.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

2:00-4:00 PM

Baruch College

55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-290

Literary reading by Rita Ann Higgins, whose poetry is translated into Hebrew, German, Italian, Dutch, French and Swedish, to name a few.

Rita Ann Higgins was born in 1955 in Galway, Ireland. She divides her time between Galway and Spiddal. She was Galway County's Writer-in-Residence in 1987, Writer in Residence at the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 1994-95, Writer in Residence for Offaly County Council in 1998-99. She was Green Honors Professor at Texas Christian University, in October 2000.

Other awards include a Peadar O'Donnell Award in 1989, several Arts Council bursaries ‘Sunny Side Plucked’ was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She was made an honorary fellow at Hong Kong Baptist University Nov 2006.

This event is Co-sponsored by the Baruch College English Department, Harman Writer-in-Residence Program. 

For further information and to RSVP, contact Mary McGlynn, 646-312-3961, Mary_McGlynn@baruch.cuny.edu.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

12:30-1:45 PM

Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468

Studio Theatre

Charles Hale – Urban Historian, co-founder of Artists Without Walls.

Co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program.  This lecture is free and open to the public; in order to arrange seating, RSVP:  deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu .  Thank you.

1st  Irish Theatre Festival

The Seventh annual 1st Irish Theatre Festival runs from September 2 - October 5.  Once again, George Heslin and his crew at Origin Theatre Company are bringing terrific new Irish theatre to a New York audience.  Visit their site for full program information:  http://1stirish.org/shows-from-2014

We are delighted that CUNY's own, Seamus Scanlon, Associate Professor, is featured in the program!  CUNY II-AS has a discount code for Scanlon's "The McGowan Trilogy".   Enter IIAS at checkout.  

THE MCGOWAN TRILOGY tells of Irish revolutionary Victor McGowan; cold blooded, warm-hearted and conflicted. In DANCING AT LUNACY, McGowan ignores court martial protocol.  In THE LONG WET GRASS, McGowan is forced to choose between his commitment to the cause and a woman who was his childhood companion. In BOYS SWAM BEFORE ME, McGowan faces painful revelations from his past.

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Past Events:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

12:30-1:45 PM

Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468

Studio Theatre

The Niall Connolly Group

Join us for Niall Connolly’s vibrant urban folk music and commentary.

Co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program.  This lecture is free and open to the public; in order to arrange seating, RSVP:  718-960-6722,  deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu .  Thank you.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

12:00-2:00 PM

Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468

Carman Hall room B08

Maurice Fitzpatrick of the University of Cologne will be at Lehman College (Bronx) to deliver a lecture and screening of his documentary, Athchuairt ar Translations (Translations Revisited), that will explore how the playwright Brian Friel and 'Translations' main actor Stephen Rea attempted to use drama as a way to overcome the violent conflict in the North. As Rea put it in the documentary: 'What was crazy and courageous was that in the middle of all the appalling suffering of the Troubles we threw on a play and offered language as a way out'.

This lecture is free and open to the public; in order to arrange seating, RSVP:  718-960-6722,  deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu .  Thank you.

Rise Up Singing - Thursday, May 1

Co-sponsored by the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies and the Lehman College City and Humanities Program

Thursday, May 1, 2014

7:00-9:30, Lehman College, Studio Theatre

250 Bedford Park Boulevard, West, Bronx, NY 10468

This event is free and open to the public

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A Reading and Conversation with Northern Irish Novelist, Glenn Patterson

Co-sponsored by the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies and The Harman Program

Thursday, April 10, 2014

2:00-4:00 PM, Baruch College, Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-290

55 Lexington Avenue, New York, 10010

RSVP: Mary.McGlynn@baruch.cuny.edu

This event is free and open to the public.

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Irish American Book Club led by Professor Janet Butler-Munch

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7:00-9:00 PM, CUNY Graduate Center, Room 8301
365 5th Avenue, New York, 10016

Professor Butler-Munch will lead a discussion of Martin Sixsmith's The Lost Child of Philomena Lee. http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Lost_Child_of_Philomena_Lee.html?id=dm0spCa-sKEC

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP: deirdre.oboy@lehman.cuny.edu

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University College Dublin Choral Scholars

Join Ireland's leading collegiate choral ensemble as they present their repertoire ranging from the medieval to the contemporary. This event is co-sponsored by the Lehman College City and Humanities Program and Artists Without Walls and is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 PM

Lehman College, Studio Theatre

UCD Choral Scholars

Thank you to Lehman College City and Humanities Program and Artists Without Wall! Another fantastic collaboration.

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