CUNY To Honor Faculty Scholars and Artists Who Won Top National Awards on November 19

The City University of New York will honor 147 faculty members who won prestigious national awards and recognition in the past year at a reception Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Pierpont Morgan Library, 29 East 36th. Street, Manhattan. The scholars and artists from CUNY’s Graduate School, 10 senior colleges and three community colleges, have received major research grants, fellowships and other outstanding awards from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller, Kellogg, and Fulbright Foundations, the Modern Language Association, as well as a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, among many others. Their ground- breaking work spans diverse academic fields including photonics, nuclear physics, geology, pharmacology, music theory, marine physics, anthropology, psychology, literature, astronomy, and medicine. All the awards are listed in the just published edition of Access to Excellence, which is available by calling (212)-794-5685.

Among the distinguished speakers at the reception will be CUNY Board of Trustees Chairwoman Anne A. Paolucci, a poet and widely published scholar of Dante, Pirandello, Albee, and other avant garde playwrights and poets, who was appointed to the National Council on the Humanities by President Reagan; and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Louise Mirrer, a noted scholar in the fields of Spanish and Sephardic language and literature, and women’s studies.

Time: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
Place: Pierpont Morgan Library
29 East 36th Street (Madison Avenue)