Plants. Humans rely on them for everything: from the air we breathe to the food we eat to the medicine they yield to heal our bodies. But do we know everything we need to know about them? In the latest issue of the journal Science (September 16, 2016), devoted to Translational Plant Science, researchers show how new technologies are redefining how plant biology will meet demands of health, medicine, energy, and agriculture.
Dr. Harriet Fayne has been selected to lead the division of academic affairs of Lehman College by President-Designate José Luis Cruz. Fayne is a highly respected presence on campus having served as the founding dean of the School of Education, since 2011. She is Lehman’s longest serving dean. “Since her appointment as the founding dean […]
Stefanie Nolli Gaspar is one of four Lehman students to be awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this summer. She is among a select group of more than 1,150 American undergraduates from 377 colleges and universities across the U.S. to receive the prestigious scholarship.
Prof. Thomas Spear (Languages and Literatures) was honored late last month at the annual Livres en Folie book festival, held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with theGardien du Livre—or “Keeper of the Books”—prize for his work promoting Haitian literature. He was one of three recipients of the award.
Karina Rivera, a senior majoring in journalism at Lehman College, is the recipient of the 2016 Elaine Rivera Scholarship Fund in Journalism. The fund honors the memory of the celebrated reporter and educator who died in 2013.
WHEN she was a child in Nigeria, Rabiat Ajao (Hostos Community College, ’16) had the misfortune to be hit by a car while riding a motorcycle. She was rushed to the hospital, “but I never got adequate care” and could neither walk nor go to school for three months.
Preparing “competent, caring and qualified teachers” is something that the Lehman School of Education has long excelled at—and now a new national ranking is affirming the program’s excellence. The ToBecomeATeacher.org ranking of the highest quality college education programs places Lehman College as the No. 11 program in the United States and No. 5 in New […]
The World Science Festival and Con Edison are pleased to announce City of Science, a buzzing mini-metropolis of free interactive exhibits and demonstrations that will travel to each of New York City’s five boroughs, engaging New Yorkers of all ages in the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math. Produced by the Festival and presented by Con Edison, the daylong City of Science expos feature mind-expanding demonstrations and hands-on activities. Like the highly successful first World Science Festival Brisbane (March 9-13), City of Science represents the Festival growing in its mission to bring science to a broad general audience.
Daniel in the Lions’ Den, a dramatic new musical composed by Professor Penny Prince of Lehman College’s Music Department, retells the biblical tale of oppression and faith with some new insights into immigration, incarceration, and staying true to one’s self. Performances will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. and Friday, May 13, at 11 a.m. in Room 306 of the Music Building.
Lehman Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Anny Morrobel-Sosa, is traveling to Egypt from April 14-23, to speak about STEM education and specifically women in the STEM fields as part of the new United States-Egypt Higher Education Initiative. The initiative will provide opportunity for Egyptians to study at home and in the U.S. and for […]
The Lehman College and Community Chorus will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 1, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lehman Concert Hall. Complimentary tickets are available at the Box Office and can also be obtained after 1 p.m. on the day of the performance.
This is shaping up to be quite a successful and exciting year for Professor Victoria Sanford, the chair of the Lehman College Anthropology Department and director of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies. She’s recently been awarded her third J. William Fulbright Scholarship and is awaiting the publication of two new books this […]
“Light It Up Blue” is a global campaign to shine a light on autism and autism spectrum disorders. In selecting the historic Music Building, Lehman College joins iconic landmarks around the world, including New York City’s Empire State Building, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day, a day adopted in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis.
Rafael Almanzar, a 2009 graduate of Lehman College and now an academic advisor at Texas A&M, recently received an award for providing his students with just that kind of advising excellence. Almanzar was presented with the 2016 NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) Region 7 Certificate of Merit for new advisor. The award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding academic advising to students and who have served as advisors for less than three years. Region 7, includes the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
Contestants must be high school students and play a woodwind, brass, or mallet percussion solo, suitable for performance with wind band, such as Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto or the Chaminade Concertino for Flute.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will deliver the 47th Annual Herbert H. Lehman Memorial Lecture on Thursday, March 17, at the Lovinger Theatre at 11 a.m at Lehman College. The title of the lecture is “From Turmoil to Opportunity: The United Nations in a Changing Global Landscape.” Lehman College has played a vital role in […]
Junior Amely Del Rosario scored 30 points as the Lehman College women’s basketball team triumphed over Brooklyn College in overtime, 73-67, to win the 2016 CUNYAC Championship on Friday, Feb. 26, at the Nat Holman Gymnasium in Manhattan. The Lightning Lehman (20-7), who had claimed the No. 1 seed in the tournament by winning this […]
Lehman Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Anny Morrobel-Sosa and Professor Teresita Levy, an associate professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies,were part of a historic delegation that could have long-range ramifications for future higher education partnerships between U.S. colleges and Cuba. The possibility for future partnerships between Lehman and Cuban universities […]
Radya Shaid, a sophomore majoring in therapeutic recreation at Lehman College, is the winner of the CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest. She took the top prize for her thoughtful essay on the importance of contemplation and reflection in cultivating an articulate and engaged citizenry. Four more Lehman students received honorable mentions. The annual award, […]
The first rehearsal for the Lehman College Chorus, which meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m., will be held on Monday, February 1. The Lehman College Community Chorus, which meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m., will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, February 2.