Lehman College

CUNY Graduate Education Fair at Lehman College Nov. 11

October 29, 2014 | Lehman College

With its focus on graduate education programs, the fair’s scheduled workshops will include an edTPA/certification information session; a special education/TESOL/bilingual panel discussion; an employment session with the New York City Department of Education; an Education Leadership/Counseling panel discussion; and a mathematics and science education panel discussion.

Bronx Business Bridge: New Initiative at Lehman College to Support Low-Income and Unemployed Entrepreneurs

June 5, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) have announced the launch of the Bronx Business Bridge, a pilot program to help low- to mid-skill residents of New York City start or expand their own businesses. Through the Bronx Business Bridge, Lehman College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies will administer business support programming, a loan program and affordable incubator work space for low-income entrepreneurs. It is part of New York City’s and Lehman College’s ongoing effort to grow economic opportunities and stimulate economic activity in the Bronx.

Noted Earth Scientist Dr. Gautam Sen Named Dean of Lehman College’s School of Natural and Social Sciences

June 3, 2014 | Lehman College

Dr. Sen comes to the Bronx after serving as Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Environmental Sciences at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He also spent more than two decades as Professor of Earth Science at Florida International University, where he was Associate Dean of Research and Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences.

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James to the Lehman Class of 2014: “Your Degree Requires That You Set Your Own Course”

May 30, 2014 | Lehman College

Under a brilliant blue sky and thousands of joyful smiles, Lehman College conducted its 46th annual Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 29. The College conferred more than 2,800 graduate and undergraduate degrees, one of the largest classes in the history of Lehman College. Addressing the graduates as they prepare for their first post-college steps was Letitia James, Class of 1982 and Public Advocate for the City of New York. She remembered her Lehman College experience as transformative and encouraged the graduates to take control of their futures. “Lehman poured into me far more than I consciously sought or even imagined,” said Ms. James.

Lehman College Senior Zarin Tasnim Wins Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to Teach in Korea

May 20, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College congratulates Zarin Tasnim, a graduating senior in the Macaulay Honors College at Lehman who has been accepted to the prestigious and highly competitive Fulbright Scholarship program for English Teaching Assistants for 2014-15. This summer Tasnim will embark on a one-year or 13-month exchange program in Korea, where she will teach conversational English to elementary school children or middle and high school students.

The CUNY Budget and a New Nursing Facility: A Letter from Lehman College President Ricardo R. Fernández

April 30, 2014 | Lehman College

Spring has sprung and we are finally beginning to see warmer temperatures after such a harsh winter. With spring comes a clearer picture of the 2014 – 2015 budget after an agreement between Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Senate and Assembly. The budget includes improvements to the operating and capital budgets of Lehman College and the City University of New York (CUNY), and programming that will strengthen the opportunities for students.

Lehman College Sophomore Janitza Medina Selected for Competitive J.K. Watson Fellowship Program

April 25, 2014 | Lehman College

Janitza Medina, a sophomore and potential psychology and film major, is Lehman’s newest Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship winner. Medina competed with over 125 students from 12 participating colleges for the spot. Sophomore Aidan Cooper is her alternate. The first in her family to attend college, Medina is excited for the opportunity. “The J.K. Watson Fellowship is one of the few instances in my life that has given me a sense of security in terms of my future career,” says Medina whose family is originally from Puerto Rico.

U.S. News & World Report: High School of American Studies at Lehman College Is Number One in NY State, #32 Nationwide

April 24, 2014 | Lehman College

The High School of American Studies at Lehman College has been named the #1 public high school in New York State by U.S. News & World Report. It was ranked #32 in the nation. The school specializes in American history, and offers Advanced Placement courses in English, calculus and chemistry. The High School of American Studies has a 100 percent participation rate on Advanced Placement tests and a passing rate of 94 percent.

Lehman College Selected for “Change and Innovation Lab,” a National Initiative on First-generation and Nontraditional Student Achievement

April 23, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College has been selected by the American Council on Education (ACE) to participate in the Change and Innovation Lab (CIL), a groundbreaking program to help colleges and universities implement significant and sustainable initiatives to increase the number of first-generation and nontraditional students who gain a college degree. Lehman is one of nine institutions that will work during the 18-month CIL project to implement concrete steps on their campuses and identify how some of these practices can be applied broadly at colleges and universities across the country. The project is supported by a $400,000 grant from Lumina Foundation.

Jazz for Lehman College: The Harlem Quartet at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Center for the Performing Arts

April 17, 2014 | Lehman College

On Friday, May 2, 2014, along with Puerto Rico’s Pro-Arte Musical, the Lehman College Foundation will co-host the Harlem Quartet at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Center for the Performing Arts in Santurce.
“Jazz for Lehman College” was established to raise funds for scholarships of the City University of New York. Located in the North Bronx, Lehman serves one of the largest Puerto Rican and other Latino college populations in the United States.

Lehman College Opening Young Eyes to New Cultures: Initiative Will Encourage Study Abroad

April 15, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College is one of 150 higher education institutions in 41 states to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, a five-year program aimed at increasing the number of undergraduates who travel abroad for study.

At Lehman, some 45 to 50 students participate in an international experience through the College’s Study Abroad Program each year. The goal is to double that number by the end of the five-year initiative. In the coming weeks and months, the College will devise new strategies to attract students to the program, including the addition of a “study abroad” category under scholarships for donor contributions.

The Power of Speech: Researchers at Lehman College Work on Communication Disorders with Stroke Survivors

April 13, 2014 | Lehman College

Clinicians in Lehman’s Speech and Hearing Center work with clients, helping them find the missing words that will reconnect them to the people in their lives and to the life they once led. Graduate students, supervised by faculty members, offer treatment in various communication disorders in children and adults. Through her work in her neurolinguistics lab, Prof. Goral and her research team strive to ensure that the treatment strategies that they recommend indeed work.

In Memoriam: Dr. Barbara Jacobson, Lehman College Professor of Sociology: 1939 – 2014

April 11, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College announced today the sudden passing of Dr. Barbara Jacobson, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. She was 74. Dr. Jacobson’s research focused on education and social mobility. She worked on major data sets related to the experiences of students at the City University of New York (CUNY). At Lehman College, Dr. Jacobson was known for her passion for the liberal arts and for her work as chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Lehman College Foundation Chair Myrna Rivera Recognized by WealthManagement.com

April 9, 2014 | Lehman College

Ms. Rivera, Lehman alumna, chair of the Lehman College Foundation’s board of directors, and founder and board chair of Consultiva Internacional, Inc., was named to WealthManagement.com’s Top Ten Women-Owned RIAs (registered investment adviser) list. She has served on the Lehman College Foundation’s board of directors for eight years, and as chair since 2012.

Lehman College Child Care Center Wins International Recognition for Design and Construction

April 8, 2014 | Lehman College

Axis Construction, construction manager and contractor for Lehman’s Child Care Center, was honored with the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) first place Award of Distinction in the permanent modular education category for buildings over 10,000 square feet. The state-of-the-art project was judged against entries from around the world in a highly competitive international contest.

The Dean’s Award: Lehman’s School of Arts and Humanities to Honor Our Artists and Celebrate the Bronx

March 31, 2014 | Lehman College

On Thursday, April 24, Lehman College will recognize Michael Bacon, John Corigliano, Pregones Theater, and Esmeralda Santiago for their contributions and commitment to improving the cultural life of the Bronx.

Advancing the Vision, Affirming Our Values: A Letter from Lehman College President Ricardo R. Fernández

March 21, 2014 | Lehman College

“May you live in interesting times…” Believed to have originated centuries ago as a Chinese proverb, this saying certainly applies to us here in the 21st century. These times include a revolution in higher education – a call to arms – with the epicenter in the United States. And Lehman College is preparing to meet that revolution head-on.

Three Families, Three Decades: The Portraits of Burkino Faso, West Africa on Exhibit at Lehman College

March 12, 2014 | Lehman College

In a celebration of Women’s History Month, Lehman College presents the groundbreaking photographs of Beryl Goldberg, on display throughout March in the Gallery at Leonard Lief Library. The opposite of helicopter journalism, these images are a personal exploration of regular people in a part of the world most often depicted in crisis. Spanning more than three decades, the photographs depict the daily life of three families in Burkina Faso, West Africa, and show how the country has evolved through those years.

Making the Rent: Grant Eases the Burden of NYC Housing Costs for Students at Lehman College

March 11, 2014 | Lehman College

To ease the housing burden on students, Lehman College has been awarded a grant by the LCU Fund for Women’s Education. For the second year in a row, the $75,000 award will assist promising women students studying for careers in education, health care, social work, criminal justice, public administration, international development, and the arts.

A Sense of Belonging: Lehman College Kicks off Diversity in Teaching Project

March 6, 2014 | Lehman College

In the effort to continually foster a campus-wide climate of belonging and diversity, Lehman College kicked off the Diversity Development in Teaching Project on February 28, 2014.