The Lehman College community came together this week in a unified effort that reflects the college’s ability to mobilize and cope with adversity during a crisis.
Tuesday’s power outage caused the evacuation of four buildings and relocation of administrative personnel. By Wednesday morning, the College’s most critical student services were up and running in temporary spaces, set up in the Music Building’s East Dining Room and Faculty Dining Room.
Barely skipping a beat, Admissions, Registrar, and Financial Aid staff were deployed to makeshift offices in the East Dining Room. International Services, Veterans Affairs, and General Advisement were among the departments working in the Faculty Dining Room. On Wednesday, the school held its “common advising day” where faculty advisors are available to meet with students to answer their questions. The circumstances made it more of an uncommon advising day.
Dr. Zhi-Liang Zheng, a biology professor and plant scientist in the Department of Biological Science, published a paper last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that demonstrates a connection between Rho GTPase and RNA polymerase II (Pol II), two key molecules involved in cellular signaling and transcription in eukaryotes. Eukaryotes are organisms whose cell contains a nucleus and other organelles and animals and plants are both eukaryotic organisms. Zheng and his colleagues have provided genetic and biochemical evidence that links these two molecules in an intracellular signaling pathway.
Lehman College is a collaborating institution in The Pierre Auger Observatory in Pampa Amarilla, Argentina, the largest cosmic ray observatory in the world. The observatory tracks and observes particle showers produced by ultra-high energy cosmic rays.
Lehman Professor Luis Anchordoqui and Research Associate Tom Paul, are members of the Observatory’s prestigious 500-member collaboration of world-class scientists, and recently contributed to what could be a potentially significant discovery in the world of particle physics and astronomy They both are part of the Lehman Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The duo is part of a team that according to the journal Nature, have found that “particle showers caused by natural ultra high energy collisions in Earth’s atmosphere, produce more muons—heavier cousins of the electron, than current physics models can explain.”
This academy will support the training of new Virtual and Augmented Reality professionals as well as support the development of VR and AR applications that will assist in teaching Lehman’s students. The new program will be housed at the College’s satellite campus, CUNY on the Concourse.
A special post election panel discussion called to “educate, engage and empower” the Lehman campus in the aftermath of the surprising presidential election results, was held on November 14th in the Lovinger Theatre.
Dr. Harriet Fayne, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs signed significant “articulation agreements” with The New York Institute of Technology’s (NYITCOM) College of Osteopathic Medicine that guarantee Lehman students who maintain high academic standards an interview at a prestigious New York medical school.
By now the word is out that the Leonard Lief Library will remain open for 24-hours from December 7 through 21. It’s thanks in large part to the efforts of the Student Government Association, who waged the fight for almost three years—that’s three years of bringing their case before administration officials, the College senate, and before each rotating cast of student representatives.
Lehman College was awarded the CUNY IT Innovation Award for technological achievement at a ceremony at John Jay College in early December. Each year, the CUNY IT Innovation Award recognizes a project that is inventive and results in new ways for Colleges to operate. Lehman won for its process automation system. In addition, members of several Lehman offices presented on Lehman 360, iDeclare, TurnItIn, and Accessibility Best Practices at conference workshop sessions.
Professor Teresita Levy recently returned to Cuba for a third time since 2015, in a continuing effort to create Lehman College partnerships with the island’s most prominent universities.
Grisel Mora, a Lehman senior majoring in journalism, has received two internship extensions at NBC after completing the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ (NAHJ) Summer Diversity Fellowship. (NAHJ) The current extension will run until May 2017.
Robyn Spencer had a plan when she went to college. The teenager from East Flatbush, Brooklyn attended SUNY-Binghamton, declared pre-med as her major and planned on becoming a doctor.
Wait! Don’t throw away that old lettuce in the back of your fridge. Repurpose it by bringing it to Lehman’s Food Scrap Drop Offlocation on Monday mornings from 8-10 a.m. The initiative is a joint project of the NYC Compost Project and the Lehman College Campus Sustainability Council with the goal of reducing the amount of compostable waste that goes into landfills. This program is open all members of the surrounding community.
Lehman College and CUNY have won the 2016 Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLIAward), in the Faculty-led team category for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. The Lehman College-led team was one of three institutions and five faculty-led teams selected from among 106 submissions in this first year of the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) DLIAward competition.
The Collaborative Musical Theatre Project at Lehman College will present an original musical, RAPUNZEL ’17, with a score by Prof. Penny Prince. An earlier version of the play was presented at Lehman six years ago, but by popular demand, the story will be retold this May, with many new songs and plot twists. Prof. Prince is seeking Lehman College or Community singer/actors, dancers, and creative stage crew who will write the script together.
The Lehman College and Community Chorus will present its annual free Winter Concert on Sunday, December 4, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lehman Concert Hall. The program will feature Schubert- Mass in B Flat Major and excerpts from Haydn’s Creation.
Lehman College Professor Miguel Perez, who has dedicated his career to covering stories in the Latino community, received the Illustrious Award for Journalism at the Institute for Latino Studies last month in the Rutger’s University’s Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark, N.J.
Earlier this month, five Lehman College students travelled to Washington, D.C., to take part in the My Brother’s Keeper Town Hall for Creating Opportunities for Latino Youth. One of those students, Kevin Ortiz Pena, had the honor of introducing U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro at the event.
Lehman College has been awarded a $5.7 million, 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Pathways to STEM Student Success (PTS³) project. The grant is awarded through the Department’s Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) STEM program. PTS³ joins Lehman’s efforts with CUNY’s two Bronx-based community colleges—Bronx Community College andHostos Community College.
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 […]