Renata Kobetts Miller named Dean

of the Division of Humanities & the Arts

Renata Kobetts Miller named as Dean of the Divsion of Humanities & the Arts


Author and Professor Renata Kobetts Miller has been appointed dean of the Division of Humanities and the Arts at

The City College of New York.

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2023 David Dortort Lecture - October 4, 2023

The David Dortort Lecture in the Dramatic Arts

Presented by the Division of Humanities & the Arts



What happens to human rights when we let technology encroach on our social systems?

Wednesday, October 4, 2023  5:30 pm

Shalini Kantayya (MFA Film ’05) is a Sundance Fellow and a TED Fellow. She was also a finalist for the ABC/Disney Directing Program. A William D. Fulbright Scholar, she has lectured at Princeton, Yale, Stanford, and USC, among others. She has received recognition from the Sundance Documentary Program, IFP Spotlight on Documentary, New York Women in Film and Television, and the Jerome Hill Centennial.

Kantayya’s production company 7th Empire Media works to create a culture of human rights through imaginative media. Also an eco-activist, Kantayya knows sustainable energy isn’t just right for the environment, but also promises untold economic opportunities. In her feature documentary "Catching the Sun," she tells a modern story of innovation—one that’s disrupting outmoded industries and putting power into the hands of those who need it most. It explores the race for the clean energy future through the stories of solar entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China.




Highlights from the 2023 H&A Commencment







Highlights from

The Division of Humanities & the Arts Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 31, 2023




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Prof. Killen - Katz Lecutre - November 7, 2022

The Stuart Z. Katz lecture delivered by Professor Andreas Killen (History) on November 7, 2022

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NewYork1 News profiles Professor Boukary Sawadogo's latest book, Africans in Harlem: An Untold New York Story

Sawadogo's book, Africans in Harlem

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Division of Humanities and the Arts

Renata K. Miller
Dean (Interim)

North Academic Center
Room 5/225
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

p: 212.650.8166

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“One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world.”
Malala Yousafzai

“The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is—it’s to imagine what is possible.”
bell hooks

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
Audre Lorde