An international team of researchers, co-led by Professor William Harcourt-Smith, has discovered the remains of an ancient forest on Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya – evidence of the habitat of the early ape Proconsul. Their findings – published in February 2014 in Nature Communications – show that Proconsul and its primate relative Dendropithecus inhabited “a widespread, dense, multistoried, closed canopy” forest. The fossils will help scientists understand the connection between ancient habitats and the emergence of ape lineages, including our own.
As Pussy Riot makes international headlines once more, Lehman College presents this discussion on freedom of speech and feminism with CUNY’s Feminist Press, which in 2013 published Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer for Freedom.
Dr. Jensen, longtime professor of biology and former chair of the department, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. He was 81. Dr. Jensen served as chairman of the Department of Biology for more than 20 years, retiring from Lehman College. He published more than 100 papers on the anatomy and evolution of cyanobacteria, a phylum of bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis.
Dr. Latimer comes to the Bronx after serving as the Elizabeth Faulk Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida.
Lehman College will host its second annual Bronx SciFest on Wednesday, February 26. Selected high school students from around the Bronx will gather at Science Hall to present their research projects to a panel of judges. The winner will receive a cash prize and a four-year scholarship to Lehman, plus the opportunity to compete at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair.
Changes in the American workforce and what they mean for the future of higher education will be the focus of the 45th annual Herbert H. Lehman Memorial Lecture. Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale, director of the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, will deliver the Lehman Lecture on April 2.
Lehman College congratulates Distinguished Professor of Music John Corigliano, who brought home his fifth Grammy Award at the 56th annual music award ceremony on January 26, 2014. The Albany Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Corigliano’s “Conjurer—Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra” with soloist Dame Evelyn Glennie and conductor David Alan Miller won for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.
Lehman College congratulates Andrew Cohen, the Bronx’s newest City Council member representing District 11, which includes the College. On January 5, Lehman hosted Mr. Cohen’s swearing-in ceremony in the historic Music Building’s Lovinger Theatre.
In an experiment, researchers examined the volume level of portable listening devices (PLD)—such as Smartphones or other MP3 players—used by individuals on a college campus and on a busy street corner in New York’s Union Square. A total of 196 individuals from a variety of ethnic backgrounds participated. The final analysis showed that young iPod users and African-Americans listening to rap or hip hop listened the loudest and were more likely to exceed recommended listening times.
The Lehman College community will come together to remember Kisook Ahn, the alumna who died in the December 1 crash of a Metro North train in the Bronx. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room of the Music Building. A scholarship fund has also been established by the Lehman College Foundation and Perfect Choice Staffing, the firm that brought Ms. Ahn and other nurses to the U.S. from South Korea.
Fifty years ago, on December 5, 1963, Herbert H. Lehman passed away unexpectedly as he was preparing to travel to Washington, D.C., to receive the new Presidential Medal of Freedom the next day. The 50th anniversary of Lehman’s death is an occasion to look back at the life and legacy of this great statesman and humanitarian for whom Lehman College is named.
Lehman College is saddened to announce the death of alumna Kisook Ahn (BS ’09, MS ’12) in the December 1 crash of a Metro North train in the Bronx. She was one of four people killed when the train jumped the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station, just southwest of the Lehman College campus. Ms. Ahn, 35, was a native of South Korea, arriving in the United States in 2008 as part of Lehman’s exchange program with Sungshin Women’s University. She completed an accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2009 and a master’s degree in the family nurse practitioner program in 2012.
A new article co-authored by a Lehman College professor finds that more than eighty-five percent of CitiBike riders in New York City do not wear a helmet as they navigate city streets. Professor Danna Ethan of the Health Sciences Department, and her four co-authors, observed 1,054 cyclists for forty-four hours at the twenty-two busiest CitiBike locations for an article just published in the new issue of The Journal of Community Health.
BRONX, N.Y.— The Lehman College and Community Chorus will present its annual free Winter Concert on Sunday, December 1, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lehman Concert Hall. Complimentary tickets will be available at the Box Office beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the performance. The program will feature Mozart’s Vesperae de Dominica K.321 […]
A series of video vignettes promoting the “Best of the Bronx” – produced by Lehman College students and supported by Lehman faculty and industry professionals – is now appearing across New York City. While the Bronx is well known for landmarks such as Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Zoo, each of the one-minute spots focuses on other Bronx icons, sharing the borough’s rich history and vibrant culture with a citywide audience. Revolving around the themes of cultural significance as well as dining and entertainment, the series of ten videos profiles locations such as the historic Woodlawn Cemetery, Wave Hill, and City Island.
Researchers at Lehman College have discovered a novel mechanism for killing cancer cells and are engaged in clinical trials for a variety of human tumors. It is a new generation of medication that could give doctors fresh alternatives in combining drug therapies with radiation or chemotherapy, while lessening side effects on the patient. The team has identified the molecule that plays a pivotal role in killing human cancer cells while not affecting normal cells. The discovery centers on the interaction of two proteins that promotes the death of cancerous cells, and makes tumors more sensitive to radiation and chemotherapy.
After attending and graduating from Lehman College in 1972, Ivan Seidenberg rose through the ranks of Verizon Communications and its predecessors to become Chairman and Chief Executive Officer before retiring after 2011. For his accomplishments and contributions to the world of technology, Seidenberg was this year awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).
The Festival brings together middle and high school jazz bands, vocal jazz groups, and Latin jazz ensembles from the area for an impressive three-day jam session.
Lehman College alumna and New York City Councilwoman Letitia James has been elected Public Advocate for the City of New York, the first African-American woman to hold citywide office. She succeeds Bill De Blasio, who was elected Mayor in the 2013 municipal election. James graduated from Lehman in 1982 with a degree in psychology.
Clarence Stanley, Director of the Bronx Small Business Development Center at Lehman College, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation. The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) works to assist Bronx-based businesses in their expansion and encourages additional businesses to open or relocate to Bronx County.