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School of Natural and Social Sciences (NSS) Receives $733,000 Education Grant to Redefine 21st Century STEM Majors

December 9, 2015 | Lehman College

A $733,000 grant was awarded to Lehman’s School of Natural and Social Sciences (NSS) as part of the $20 million CUNY Strategic Investment Initiative. The grant is for the school’s “Modern STEM Major Initiative: A Redesign of Instruction, Curriculum, Experiential Learning for the 21st Century.” The funds will be used to build a firm STEM framework for supporting students in their required major courses and in pursuit of STEM careers. The grant is focused on what STEM classrooms of the future need to do to engage students in a way that excites and motivates them.

Lehman Economic and Business Students Win Federal Reserve Bank of New York Competition

December 9, 2015 | Lehman College

Lehman College has won the finals of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s college fed challenge a competition where macroeconomic knowledge and savvy is the prime currency. The fed challenge team’s success comes in its first year of participation and its quartet of undergraduate economics and business students prepared tirelessly for the competition.

Lehman Marine Research Director Receives Award for Lifetime Dedication to Urban Waterways

December 9, 2015 | Lehman College

Dr. Joseph Rachlin, Lehman’s director of the Laboratory for Marine and Estuarine Research and interim associate provost and dean for research, was honored on November 7th with the “Great Work Award” for his nearly five decades of restoration work and research on the Bronx, Sawmill, Hudson and East Rivers. He is a professor in the Biological Sciences department.

Languages and Literatures Professor Presented Prestigious Award from Chilean Council for Culture and Arts

December 9, 2015 | Lehman College

Lehman Languages and Literature Department Professor Gerardo Piña-Rosales recently received one of the Chilean governments most prestigious awards: The Order of Gabriela Mistral, the Orden al Mérito Docente y Cultural. (Teaching and the Order of Cultural Merit) Piña-Rosales, the president of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and a Lehman professor since 1981, accepted the award on October […]

Published Work of Lehman Professors Among Most Frequently Cited by Colleagues

December 7, 2015 | Lehman College

Being recognized by your colleagues and peers is perhaps the ultimate compliment a research professor can receive. Eight studies, published by seven Lehman professors in the School of Natural and Socials Sciences, are among the top one percent of most frequently cited publications in their respective fields, according to an analysis of the Web of Science. The […]

Lehman College Freshman Year Initiative Program Wins Prestigious ‘Best Practices’ Award

December 3, 2015 | Lehman College

Lehman College’s Freshman Year Initiative Program (FYI) has received the 2015 Best Practices in Student Retention Award from the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) at the University of Oklahoma. The award recognizes the Lehman program as a national model for its system-wide approach to the institution’s retention issues—rates for first-year students at the College reached 83.4 percent, which is 20 percent higher than the national average.

Lehman College Anthropologists Witness Historic European Refugee Crisis

October 29, 2015 | Lehman College

The anthropologists are both Greek natives and witnessed the historic events on the ground, spending time talking and interviewing refugees, police, NGO (non-governmental organization) humanitarian workers and Lesvos residents, to help understand the crisis. Papadopoulos also took stunning photographs that starkly captured both the squalid living conditions in and around the refugee camps and the courage of the struggling individuals striving for better lives. They say that help from many NGO organizations was critical to the survival of the refugees.

Lehman College Presents Seventh Annual Three-Day Jazz Festival Nov. 18-20

October 23, 2015 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

The annual festival provides performance and learning opportunities for talented musicians who are studying music in New York City schools. More than 250 students perform at this festival each year, which is broadcast live on Bronxnet TV and online at lehman.edu/jazzfeststream.

THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) MAKES ITS NEW YORK CITY DEBUT AT LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IN THE BRONX NOVEMBER 22

October 21, 2015 | Lehman College

TŌN was founded in 2015 as a graduate training orchestra and three-year master’s degree program designed to prepare musicians for challenges facing the modern symphony orchestra.

Lehman College’s SEEK Program Nominated for Prestigious Award

September 25, 2015 | Lehman College

“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.

Lehman Professor Miguel Perez Inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Hall of Fame

September 24, 2015 | Lehman College

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 […]

Lehman Professor Takes Off as New Host of PBS Digital Astronomy Series

September 24, 2015 | Lehman College

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 Named Associate Dean of the Lehman College School of Natural and Social Sciences

September 18, 2015 | Lehman College

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 […]

Bronx Institute Awarded $12.6 million for GEAR UP Program

September 14, 2015 | Lehman College

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 […]

Homo Naledi, New Species in Human Lineage, Is Found in South African Cave

September 12, 2015 | Lehman College

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.” […]

Lehman Professor Among the Researchers That Discovered New Human Species

September 11, 2015 | Lehman College

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. […]

Lehman Grad Accepted to Prestigious Opera Program in Austria

September 8, 2015 | Lehman College

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 […]

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 […]