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.
Elaine Rivera, a member of the faculty in the Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Department, passed away last weekend. She was 54.
Rivera joined the faculty at Lehman College in 2009, bringing nearly thirty years of experience at top news organizations around the country, including Time magazine, the Washington Post, and WNYC Radio.
Nearly 100 Lehman College students are fanning out across New York City this year to lend a helping hand. They are part of the new CUNY Service Corps, which mobilizes CUNY students, faculty, and staff to work on projects that improve the civic, economic, and environmental sustainability of New York City. Lehman is one of seven City University of New York colleges taking part in the initiative, which is in its inaugural year.
Lehman College recognized three individuals for their accomplishments in their fields, support of Lehman students, and extraordinary contributions to the Bronx, New York City, and international communities: Ira D. Cohen ’73 of Signal Hill Capital; Vincent HoSang of Caribbean Food Delights; and Dan Kane Jr. of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Albert Bermel, who chaired Lehman College’s Speech and Theatre Department from 1988-1994 and was a celebrated author and theater critic, passed away on October 5, 2013. He was 85. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Bermel taught theatre and film for many years at Columbia University and Yale University. In addition to teaching at Lehman, he served on the faculty of the CUNY Graduate Center.
The seasoned actor stopped by the Lehman campus in advance of his performance to talk about show business with students in the theatre program. He had words of encouragement and some common sense advise for his audience, made up of mostly aspiring theater professionals. He told them what his own father told him, “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.”
Four students began their senior years at Lehman College with Wall Street experience under their belts. The students took part in the prestigious 2013 Wall Street Exchange Program. The program gives qualified students the opportunity to augment their summer internship experience between their junior and senior years by working at a variety of financial and non-profit institutions.
Lehman College and the City University of New York dedicated the new Child Care Center on Thursday, September 26, 2013, opening new doors for young minds. The new Center accommodates 120 children of Lehman College students, twice the capacity of the previous center.
The installation features a broad spectrum of work, ranging from paintings, ceramics, print-making generated by traditional and unconventional techniques, digital animation, sculpture produced by traditional and digital means, classic wet-darkroom photography, large-scale digital photography, and a multimedia site sculpture.
Christa Salamandra is a Syrian media specialist and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center.