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Lehman’s SEEK Program Nominated for Prestigious Award

August 27, 2015 | Lehman College

Lehman College’s SEEK program is among the top 5 finalists for the nationally prestigious ¡Excelencia! in Education’s 2015 Examples of Excelencia Award, which recognizes programs dedicated to Latino success in higher education. Lehman’s program was selected out of over 250 nominees from programs in 30 states, including Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. “We are honored […]

New Innovation Lab at Lehman College Grooms IT Professionals, Businesses

August 21, 2015 | Lehman College

“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.”

National Cancer Institute Awards $1 Million Grant to Lehman College Biology Professor for Killing Cancer Research

August 14, 2015 | Lehman College

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” Wins an Emmy

August 4, 2015 | Lehman College

“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 […]

Eleanore Wurtzel (GC/Lehman) Identifies Enzyme to Potentially End Vitamin A Deficiency

June 16, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Lehman College

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 Elected to Board of Trustees of Prestigious Gordon Research Conferences

June 15, 2015 | Lehman College

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 […]

The Third Annual Bronx SciFest to be Held on Science Day at Lehman College

April 22, 2015 | Lehman College

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 […]

Bernasconi Named CUNYAC/HSS Scholar-Athlete of the Month

April 22, 2015 | Lehman College

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 […]

Judge Jo Celeste Pettway to Deliver Talk on the Legacy of the Gee’s Bend Quilters

April 17, 2015 | Lehman College

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 […]

Bronx Institute Nets New $3.8 Million Grant for GEAR UP Program

April 16, 2015 | Lehman College

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.

Lehman Professor Honored for Her Commitment to Collaborative Teaching

April 16, 2015 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

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 Announces the Fast 4 Business “Guarantee”

March 20, 2015 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

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’s Allie Bernasconi and Adriana Wright Are National Champions

March 16, 2015 | Lehman College

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 […]

Art Gallery Talk: Photographer Linda Day Clark Discusses Her Time with the Gee’s Bend Quilters

March 16, 2015 | Lehman College

In 2002, a dream came true for Linda Day Clark. The photographer received a phone call from The New York Times asking her to head to rural Alabama on assignment, to the town of Gee’s Bend to photograph the current generation of female quilters. “On that first trip I fell in love with the community and the […]

Lehman Hosts Two Film Festivals: Reel Abilities and Human Rights

March 16, 2015 | Lehman College

This semester Lehman College is hosting two separate film festivals that celebrate courage in different ways. The first is the Reel Abilities Film Festival which returns to Lehman for a third consecutive year, sponsored byDisability Services at Lehman College; the second is the Spring Human Rights Film Series, sponsored by theCenter for Human Rights and […]

Study Co-Authored by Lehman Professor Featured in the New York Daily News

March 16, 2015 | Lehman College

New York is the city that never sleeps – or pays attention when pedestrians cross busy Midtown streets. At least that’s what a new study published in theJournal of Community Health co-authored byProfessor Danna Ethan (Health Sciences) and featured in the New York Daily News recently found. Professor Ethan and her co-authors observed distracted walking in over 21,000 pedestrians […]

Lehman’s Women’s Indoor Track Team Ranked No. 5 in the Nation; Adriana Wright Named National Athlete of the Week

March 6, 2015 | Lehman College

The Lehman College women’s indoor track and field team has moved up in the rankings and is now No. 5 in the nation, in the latest USTFCCCA Division III poll. Lehman has now been ranked in all six weekly polls this season. The complete poll can be found here. Sophomore Adriana Wright (St. Elizabeth, Jamaica/Manchester) was named the […]

Singer-Songwriter Workshops with Michael Bacon and Guests

March 6, 2015 | Lehman College

On Monday March 9 and March 17, Distinguished Lecturer Michael Bacon and the Multimedia Center will host an amazing opportunity for Lehman College musicians: a chance to attend an intimate workshop with pianist/composer Deidre Rodman Struck and Vaneese Thomas. “Writing a good song and then singing it well are the two most important components of a successful career […]

Lehman Professor Says Botanical Supplements Industry Must “Clean Up Its Act”

March 6, 2015 | Lehman College

A recent investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman concluded that many of the herbal supplements sold by retailers Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens contained fake ingredients. The supplements were subjected to DNA testing and the results showed that only 21 percent of the products had DNA from the plants or herbs advertised on the label. […]

Dean William Latimer Proposes New Program to Address Tanzanian Mortality Rates at the United Nations

February 27, 2015 | Lehman College

As a Washington Post column noted this week, infant mortality rates in countries like Tanzania are still far too common. “I was told that Tanzanian mothers often do not name their babies until long after birth, trying to avoid emotional attachment in a place where neonatal, infant and child mortality rates are so high,” wrote […]