Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel (GC/Lehman, Biochemistry/Biology) has identified a new enzyme in plants that shows promise for ending vitamin A deficiency — a life-threatening health issue that affects 250 million children worldwide.
Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel of the Biological Sciences Department and Chair of the CUNY Ph.D. subprogram in Plant Sciences was elected to the Board of Trustees of the prestigious Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), whose mission it is to advance the frontiers of science. Dr. Wurtzel began her appointment on the GRC Board of Trustees in 2012 and will serve […]
For the third year in a row, the Bronx SciFest will be held at Lehman College’s Science Hall, on Friday, April 24. This year, thirty-three public high school students will participate in fair—the only science fair in the borough for students from non-specialized high schools. Now the first time, Science Day at Lehman College will […]
Lehman College junior Allie Bernasconi has been named the CUNY Athletic Conference/Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar-Athlete of the Month, for March, 2015. Bernasconi of the women’s indoor track and field program, made a name for herself nationally while maintaining a strong GPA in Lehman’s Sociology program. “It’s definitely a good experience because I’ve gotten a […]
Lehman College recently welcomed Judge Jo Celeste Pettway for a dialogue with the first Black female elected or appointed to the state bench in Alabama. She delivered a talk, On April 15, moderated by Dawn Ewing-Morgan, Lehman’s Chief of Staff and Chief Diversity Officer, on history, legacy and art that will be a part of […]
The Bronx Institute at Lehman College is on a roll with the acquisition of yet another major grant. This one is a six-year $1.9 million grant from the New York State Higher Education Services Corp. for the Institute’s acclaimed GEAR UP program. The Institute’s partners have agreed to match the grant dollar-for-dollar, bringing the total to $3.8 million per year.
It comes as no surprise that Prof. Prince should be recognized for her dedication to the profession; her collaborative teaching style has been inspiring Lehman students since she joined the music department. “I love what I’m doing anyway, but to be recognized is an incredible feeling,” says Prof. Prince, who sits on the advisory board for MEANYC.
Lehman College is offering students an academic “guarantee.” And if students agree to the conditions, they’ll be able to enroll in an innovative degree program that is the first of its kind at any CUNY institution. It’s the college’s new Fast 4 Business program, launched this semester and offering a bachelors degree in business administration […]
Lehman College women’s indoor track athletes Allie Bernasconi and Adriana Wright made history on Saturday afternoon, as each became a national champion at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at the JDL Fast Track in North Carolina. The duo become the first national championships in Lehman College history, and the first CUNY Athletic Conference women’s […]
In 2002, a dream came true for Linda Day Clark. The photographer received a phone call from The New York Times asking her to head to rural Alabama on assignment, to the town of Gee’s Bend to photograph the current generation of female quilters. “On that first trip I fell in love with the community and the […]
This semester Lehman College is hosting two separate film festivals that celebrate courage in different ways. The first is the Reel Abilities Film Festival which returns to Lehman for a third consecutive year, sponsored byDisability Services at Lehman College; the second is the Spring Human Rights Film Series, sponsored by theCenter for Human Rights and […]
New York is the city that never sleeps – or pays attention when pedestrians cross busy Midtown streets. At least that’s what a new study published in theJournal of Community Health co-authored byProfessor Danna Ethan (Health Sciences) and featured in the New York Daily News recently found. Professor Ethan and her co-authors observed distracted walking in over 21,000 pedestrians […]
The Lehman College women’s indoor track and field team has moved up in the rankings and is now No. 5 in the nation, in the latest USTFCCCA Division III poll. Lehman has now been ranked in all six weekly polls this season. The complete poll can be found here. Sophomore Adriana Wright (St. Elizabeth, Jamaica/Manchester) was named the […]
On Monday March 9 and March 17, Distinguished Lecturer Michael Bacon and the Multimedia Center will host an amazing opportunity for Lehman College musicians: a chance to attend an intimate workshop with pianist/composer Deidre Rodman Struck and Vaneese Thomas. “Writing a good song and then singing it well are the two most important components of a successful career […]
A recent investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman concluded that many of the herbal supplements sold by retailers Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens contained fake ingredients. The supplements were subjected to DNA testing and the results showed that only 21 percent of the products had DNA from the plants or herbs advertised on the label. […]
As a Washington Post column noted this week, infant mortality rates in countries like Tanzania are still far too common. “I was told that Tanzanian mothers often do not name their babies until long after birth, trying to avoid emotional attachment in a place where neonatal, infant and child mortality rates are so high,” wrote […]
It was a technology event showcasing Israeli startups based in New York City where innovation, ingenuity and tech prowess were all on equal display. The Bronx Technology Showcase on February 19 at Lehman’s Lovinger Theatre also gave Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni an opportunity to announce a $100,000 pilot scholarship program aimed at supporting Hispanic […]
With its focus on graduate education programs, the fair’s scheduled workshops will include an edTPA/certification information session; a special education/TESOL/bilingual panel discussion; an employment session with the New York City Department of Education; an Education Leadership/Counseling panel discussion; and a mathematics and science education panel discussion.
Lehman College and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) have announced the launch of the Bronx Business Bridge, a pilot program to help low- to mid-skill residents of New York City start or expand their own businesses. Through the Bronx Business Bridge, Lehman College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies will administer business support programming, a loan program and affordable incubator work space for low-income entrepreneurs. It is part of New York City’s and Lehman College’s ongoing effort to grow economic opportunities and stimulate economic activity in the Bronx.
Dr. Sen comes to the Bronx after serving as Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Environmental Sciences at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He also spent more than two decades as Professor of Earth Science at Florida International University, where he was Associate Dean of Research and Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences.