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 […]
Stefanie Nolli Gaspar is one of four Lehman students to be awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad this summer. She is among a select group of more than 1,150 American undergraduates from 377 colleges and universities across the U.S. to receive the prestigious scholarship.
Prof. Thomas Spear (Languages and Literatures) was honored late last month at the annual Livres en Folie book festival, held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with theGardien du Livre—or “Keeper of the Books”—prize for his work promoting Haitian literature. He was one of three recipients of the award.
Karina Rivera, a senior majoring in journalism at Lehman College, is the recipient of the 2016 Elaine Rivera Scholarship Fund in Journalism. The fund honors the memory of the celebrated reporter and educator who died in 2013.
WHEN she was a child in Nigeria, Rabiat Ajao (Hostos Community College, ’16) had the misfortune to be hit by a car while riding a motorcycle. She was rushed to the hospital, “but I never got adequate care” and could neither walk nor go to school for three months.
Preparing “competent, caring and qualified teachers” is something that the Lehman School of Education has long excelled at—and now a new national ranking is affirming the program’s excellence. The ToBecomeATeacher.org ranking of the highest quality college education programs places Lehman College as the No. 11 program in the United States and No. 5 in New […]
The World Science Festival and Con Edison are pleased to announce City of Science, a buzzing mini-metropolis of free interactive exhibits and demonstrations that will travel to each of New York City’s five boroughs, engaging New Yorkers of all ages in the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math. Produced by the Festival and presented by Con Edison, the daylong City of Science expos feature mind-expanding demonstrations and hands-on activities. Like the highly successful first World Science Festival Brisbane (March 9-13), City of Science represents the Festival growing in its mission to bring science to a broad general audience.
Daniel in the Lions’ Den, a dramatic new musical composed by Professor Penny Prince of Lehman College’s Music Department, retells the biblical tale of oppression and faith with some new insights into immigration, incarceration, and staying true to one’s self. Performances will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m. and Friday, May 13, at 11 a.m. in Room 306 of the Music Building.
Lehman Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Anny Morrobel-Sosa, is traveling to Egypt from April 14-23, to speak about STEM education and specifically women in the STEM fields as part of the new United States-Egypt Higher Education Initiative. The initiative will provide opportunity for Egyptians to study at home and in the U.S. and for […]
The Lehman College and Community Chorus will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 1, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lehman Concert Hall. Complimentary tickets are available at the Box Office and can also be obtained after 1 p.m. on the day of the performance.
This is shaping up to be quite a successful and exciting year for Professor Victoria Sanford, the chair of the Lehman College Anthropology Department and director of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies. She’s recently been awarded her third J. William Fulbright Scholarship and is awaiting the publication of two new books this […]