“When the students first arrive, they don’t have a realistic idea of what it entails to be good students, to be successful college students, so we begin the transformation process immediately,” she explains. By transformation Hernández means empowering the students to take charge of their education, instilling in them a need to perform at their best academically, and to be fully engaged in their college education in and out of the classroom.
Miguel Perez, an acclaimed award-winning journalist and former chair of the Journalism, Communications, and Theater Department at Lehman College, recently achieved a major career milestone. On September 19, Professor Perez was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, an organization that he co-founded in 1984. The Hall of Fame […]
When it came time to choose a new host for the immensely popular PBS digital series Space Time, the producers picked a Lehman College astrophysics professor with just the right stuff. Matthew O’Dowd, the Australian-born Physics and Astronomy Department assistant professor, is about to launch an online video career of hosting a web series that explores the universe […]
Dr. Christopher Malone, a nationally renowned political scientist with 15 years of leadership and faculty experience at Pace University, has been appointed associate dean at the Lehman College School of Natural and Social Sciences. Dr. Malone started his new position at Lehman on August 24. In addition to his years as an innovative faculty member at Pace, Malone […]
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $12.6 million, seven-year grant, to the Bronx Institute at Lehman College, for GEAR UP, (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) a program designed to help low-income and minority students dramatically improve their high school graduation and college acceptance rates. This is the fifth GEAR UP grant that […]
A groundbreaking discovery in South Africa has uncovered remains of a previously unidentified species of the early human lineage — Homo naledi. Lehman College anthropology professor William Harcourt-Smith, who also co-authored the study on Homo Naledi, led the analysis of the feet of the new species, which he said are “virtually indistinguishable from those of modern humans.” […]
Among the team of researchers who announced the discovery of a new human species—Homo naledi—is William Harcourt-Smith, a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Lehman College. Dr. Harcourt-Smith lead the team that researched the new species’ feet, which he told The New York Times, were “virtually indistinguishable from those of modern humans.” This suggests that H. […]
Even in a music department with a longstanding tradition of developing talent, Darian Anderson Worrell stands out. A 2014 graduate with a B.S., bass-baritone opera singer Worrell has been accepted into the master’s program of the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. The 28-year-old’s exposure to the genre was both unexpected and happenstance. Born in […]
“It’s a win-win situation for everyone,” explains Eva Sofianos, a Lehman alumna from ’04, ’06 and IBM IT Specialist, who co-ran the summer pilot program. “Here are businesses in need of IT solutions and students in need of opportunities to build their experience. The training this program provides is rigorous, but at the end the students are ready to move to the next level in their careers.”
BRONX, NY—Dr. Moira Sauane, who teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehman College, has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to support her groundbreaking research. Her work is focused on understanding how different proteins behave at the cellular and molecular level for the purpose of developing cancer therapies […]
“Best of the Bronx,” a series of one minute videos promoting the borough that Lehman College calls home has won an Emmy Award in the Best Public Service Announcement category. The ten videos, funded by a grant from the Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment, were written, produced, recorded, and edited by Lehman College students […]
Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel (GC/Lehman, Biochemistry/Biology) has identified a new enzyme in plants that shows promise for ending vitamin A deficiency — a life-threatening health issue that affects 250 million children worldwide.
Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel of the Biological Sciences Department and Chair of the CUNY Ph.D. subprogram in Plant Sciences was elected to the Board of Trustees of the prestigious Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), whose mission it is to advance the frontiers of science. Dr. Wurtzel began her appointment on the GRC Board of Trustees in 2012 and will serve […]
For the third year in a row, the Bronx SciFest will be held at Lehman College’s Science Hall, on Friday, April 24. This year, thirty-three public high school students will participate in fair—the only science fair in the borough for students from non-specialized high schools. Now the first time, Science Day at Lehman College will […]
Lehman College junior Allie Bernasconi has been named the CUNY Athletic Conference/Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar-Athlete of the Month, for March, 2015. Bernasconi of the women’s indoor track and field program, made a name for herself nationally while maintaining a strong GPA in Lehman’s Sociology program. “It’s definitely a good experience because I’ve gotten a […]
Lehman College recently welcomed Judge Jo Celeste Pettway for a dialogue with the first Black female elected or appointed to the state bench in Alabama. She delivered a talk, On April 15, moderated by Dawn Ewing-Morgan, Lehman’s Chief of Staff and Chief Diversity Officer, on history, legacy and art that will be a part of […]
The Bronx Institute at Lehman College is on a roll with the acquisition of yet another major grant. This one is a six-year $1.9 million grant from the New York State Higher Education Services Corp. for the Institute’s acclaimed GEAR UP program. The Institute’s partners have agreed to match the grant dollar-for-dollar, bringing the total to $3.8 million per year.
It comes as no surprise that Prof. Prince should be recognized for her dedication to the profession; her collaborative teaching style has been inspiring Lehman students since she joined the music department. “I love what I’m doing anyway, but to be recognized is an incredible feeling,” says Prof. Prince, who sits on the advisory board for MEANYC.
Lehman College is offering students an academic “guarantee.” And if students agree to the conditions, they’ll be able to enroll in an innovative degree program that is the first of its kind at any CUNY institution. It’s the college’s new Fast 4 Business program, launched this semester and offering a bachelors degree in business administration […]
Lehman College women’s indoor track athletes Allie Bernasconi and Adriana Wright made history on Saturday afternoon, as each became a national champion at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at the JDL Fast Track in North Carolina. The duo become the first national championships in Lehman College history, and the first CUNY Athletic Conference women’s […]