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Lehman College Music Department to Host Concerto Competition for High Schoolers, April 1

March 21, 2016 | Lehman College

Contestants must be high school students and play a woodwind, brass, or mallet percussion solo, suitable for performance with wind band, such as Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto or the Chaminade Concertino for Flute.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Deliver the 47the Annual Herbert H. Lehman Memorial Lecture

March 16, 2016 | Lehman College

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will deliver the 47th Annual Herbert H. Lehman Memorial Lecture on Thursday, March 17, at the Lovinger Theatre at 11 a.m at Lehman College. The title of the lecture is “From Turmoil to Opportunity: The United Nations in a Changing Global Landscape.” Lehman College has played a vital role in […]

Lehman Women’s Basketball Team Crowned CUNYAC Champs, Now Headed to the NCAA Tournament

March 1, 2016 | Lehman College

Junior Amely Del Rosario scored 30 points as the Lehman College women’s basketball team triumphed over Brooklyn College in overtime, 73-67, to win the 2016 CUNYAC Championship on Friday, Feb. 26, at the Nat Holman Gymnasium in Manhattan. The Lightning Lehman (20-7), who had claimed the No. 1 seed in the tournament by winning this […]

Lehman Provost and Latin American Professor are Part of Historic Delegation to Cuba

February 19, 2016 | Lehman College

Lehman Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Anny Morrobel-Sosa and Professor Teresita Levy, an associate professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies,were part of a historic delegation that could have long-range ramifications for future higher education partnerships between U.S. colleges and Cuba. The possibility for future partnerships between Lehman and Cuban universities […]

Lehman Sophomore Takes First Place in CUNY Essay Contest

January 29, 2016 | Lehman College

Radya Shaid, a sophomore majoring in therapeutic recreation at Lehman College, is the winner of the CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest. She took the top prize for her thoughtful essay on the importance of contemplation and reflection in cultivating an articulate and engaged citizenry. Four more Lehman students received honorable mentions. The annual award, […]

Lehman College Choruses Accepting New Members

January 25, 2016 | Lehman College

The first rehearsal for the Lehman College Chorus, which meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m., will be held on Monday, February 1. The Lehman College Community Chorus, which meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m., will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, February 2.

Lehman Launches New Campus Virtual Tour

January 13, 2016 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

Potential students and visitors are about to get a whole new perspective on Lehman College, before they even set foot on campus. That perspective will be a virtual one, with magnificent 360-degree views of everything the school has to offer including the APEX Athletic Facility, the Science Building and the Multimedia Center. The newly launched […]

Joseph Tusiani Named New York State Poet Laureate Emeritus

January 11, 2016 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo named Joseph Tusiani, a Professor Emeritus of Lehman College, New York State Poet Laureate Emeritus.

School of Natural and Social Sciences (NSS) Receives $733,000 Education Grant to Redefine 21st Century STEM Majors

December 9, 2015 | Lehman College

A $733,000 grant was awarded to Lehman’s School of Natural and Social Sciences (NSS) as part of the $20 million CUNY Strategic Investment Initiative. The grant is for the school’s “Modern STEM Major Initiative: A Redesign of Instruction, Curriculum, Experiential Learning for the 21st Century.” The funds will be used to build a firm STEM framework for supporting students in their required major courses and in pursuit of STEM careers. The grant is focused on what STEM classrooms of the future need to do to engage students in a way that excites and motivates them.

Lehman Economic and Business Students Win Federal Reserve Bank of New York Competition

December 9, 2015 | Lehman College

Lehman College has won the finals of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s college fed challenge a competition where macroeconomic knowledge and savvy is the prime currency. The fed challenge team’s success comes in its first year of participation and its quartet of undergraduate economics and business students prepared tirelessly for the competition.

Lehman Marine Research Director Receives Award for Lifetime Dedication to Urban Waterways

December 9, 2015 | Lehman College

Dr. Joseph Rachlin, Lehman’s director of the Laboratory for Marine and Estuarine Research and interim associate provost and dean for research, was honored on November 7th with the “Great Work Award” for his nearly five decades of restoration work and research on the Bronx, Sawmill, Hudson and East Rivers. He is a professor in the Biological Sciences department.

Languages and Literatures Professor Presented Prestigious Award from Chilean Council for Culture and Arts

December 9, 2015 | Lehman College

Lehman Languages and Literature Department Professor Gerardo Piña-Rosales recently received one of the Chilean governments most prestigious awards: The Order of Gabriela Mistral, the Orden al Mérito Docente y Cultural. (Teaching and the Order of Cultural Merit) Piña-Rosales, the president of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and a Lehman professor since 1981, accepted the award on October […]

Published Work of Lehman Professors Among Most Frequently Cited by Colleagues

December 7, 2015 | Lehman College

Being recognized by your colleagues and peers is perhaps the ultimate compliment a research professor can receive. Eight studies, published by seven Lehman professors in the School of Natural and Socials Sciences, are among the top one percent of most frequently cited publications in their respective fields, according to an analysis of the Web of Science. The […]

Lehman College Freshman Year Initiative Program Wins Prestigious ‘Best Practices’ Award

December 3, 2015 | Lehman College

Lehman College’s Freshman Year Initiative Program (FYI) has received the 2015 Best Practices in Student Retention Award from the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) at the University of Oklahoma. The award recognizes the Lehman program as a national model for its system-wide approach to the institution’s retention issues—rates for first-year students at the College reached 83.4 percent, which is 20 percent higher than the national average.

Lehman College Anthropologists Witness Historic European Refugee Crisis

October 29, 2015 | Lehman College

The anthropologists are both Greek natives and witnessed the historic events on the ground, spending time talking and interviewing refugees, police, NGO (non-governmental organization) humanitarian workers and Lesvos residents, to help understand the crisis. Papadopoulos also took stunning photographs that starkly captured both the squalid living conditions in and around the refugee camps and the courage of the struggling individuals striving for better lives. They say that help from many NGO organizations was critical to the survival of the refugees.

Lehman College Presents Seventh Annual Three-Day Jazz Festival Nov. 18-20

October 23, 2015 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

The annual festival provides performance and learning opportunities for talented musicians who are studying music in New York City schools. More than 250 students perform at this festival each year, which is broadcast live on Bronxnet TV and online at lehman.edu/jazzfeststream.


October 21, 2015 | Lehman College

TŌN was founded in 2015 as a graduate training orchestra and three-year master’s degree program designed to prepare musicians for challenges facing the modern symphony orchestra.

Lehman College’s SEEK Program Nominated for Prestigious Award

September 25, 2015 | Lehman College

“When the students first arrive, they don’t have a realistic idea of what it entails to be good students, to be successful college students, so we begin the transformation process immediately,” she explains. By transformation Hernández means empowering the students to take charge of their education, instilling in them a need to perform at their best academically, and to be fully engaged in their college education in and out of the classroom.

Lehman Professor Miguel Perez Inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Hall of Fame

September 24, 2015 | Lehman College

Miguel Perez, an acclaimed award-winning journalist and former chair of the Journalism, Communications, and Theater Department at Lehman College, recently achieved a major career milestone. On September 19, Professor Perez was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, an organization that he co-founded in 1984. The Hall of Fame […]

Lehman Professor Takes Off as New Host of PBS Digital Astronomy Series

September 24, 2015 | Lehman College

When it came time to choose a new host for the immensely popular PBS digital series Space Time, the producers picked a Lehman College astrophysics professor with just the right stuff. Matthew O’Dowd, the Australian-born Physics and Astronomy Department assistant professor, is about to launch an online video career of hosting a web series that explores the universe […]