Lehman College

U.S. News & World Report: High School of American Studies at Lehman College Is Number One in NY State, #32 Nationwide

April 24, 2014 | Lehman College

The High School of American Studies at Lehman College has been named the #1 public high school in New York State by U.S. News & World Report. It was ranked #32 in the nation. The school specializes in American history, and offers Advanced Placement courses in English, calculus and chemistry. The High School of American Studies has a 100 percent participation rate on Advanced Placement tests and a passing rate of 94 percent.

Lehman College Selected for “Change and Innovation Lab,” a National Initiative on First-generation and Nontraditional Student Achievement

April 23, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College has been selected by the American Council on Education (ACE) to participate in the Change and Innovation Lab (CIL), a groundbreaking program to help colleges and universities implement significant and sustainable initiatives to increase the number of first-generation and nontraditional students who gain a college degree. Lehman is one of nine institutions that will work during the 18-month CIL project to implement concrete steps on their campuses and identify how some of these practices can be applied broadly at colleges and universities across the country. The project is supported by a $400,000 grant from Lumina Foundation.

Jazz for Lehman College: The Harlem Quartet at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Center for the Performing Arts

April 17, 2014 | Lehman College

On Friday, May 2, 2014, along with Puerto Rico’s Pro-Arte Musical, the Lehman College Foundation will co-host the Harlem Quartet at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Center for the Performing Arts in Santurce.
“Jazz for Lehman College” was established to raise funds for scholarships of the City University of New York. Located in the North Bronx, Lehman serves one of the largest Puerto Rican and other Latino college populations in the United States.

Lehman College Opening Young Eyes to New Cultures: Initiative Will Encourage Study Abroad

April 15, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College is one of 150 higher education institutions in 41 states to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, a five-year program aimed at increasing the number of undergraduates who travel abroad for study.

At Lehman, some 45 to 50 students participate in an international experience through the College’s Study Abroad Program each year. The goal is to double that number by the end of the five-year initiative. In the coming weeks and months, the College will devise new strategies to attract students to the program, including the addition of a “study abroad” category under scholarships for donor contributions.

The Power of Speech: Researchers at Lehman College Work on Communication Disorders with Stroke Survivors

April 13, 2014 | Lehman College

Clinicians in Lehman’s Speech and Hearing Center work with clients, helping them find the missing words that will reconnect them to the people in their lives and to the life they once led. Graduate students, supervised by faculty members, offer treatment in various communication disorders in children and adults. Through her work in her neurolinguistics lab, Prof. Goral and her research team strive to ensure that the treatment strategies that they recommend indeed work.

In Memoriam: Dr. Barbara Jacobson, Lehman College Professor of Sociology: 1939 – 2014

April 11, 2014 | Lehman College

Lehman College announced today the sudden passing of Dr. Barbara Jacobson, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. She was 74. Dr. Jacobson’s research focused on education and social mobility. She worked on major data sets related to the experiences of students at the City University of New York (CUNY). At Lehman College, Dr. Jacobson was known for her passion for the liberal arts and for her work as chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Lehman College Foundation Chair Myrna Rivera Recognized by WealthManagement.com

April 9, 2014 | Lehman College

Ms. Rivera, Lehman alumna, chair of the Lehman College Foundation’s board of directors, and founder and board chair of Consultiva Internacional, Inc., was named to WealthManagement.com’s Top Ten Women-Owned RIAs (registered investment adviser) list. She has served on the Lehman College Foundation’s board of directors for eight years, and as chair since 2012.

Lehman College Child Care Center Wins International Recognition for Design and Construction

April 8, 2014 | Lehman College

Axis Construction, construction manager and contractor for Lehman’s Child Care Center, was honored with the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) first place Award of Distinction in the permanent modular education category for buildings over 10,000 square feet. The state-of-the-art project was judged against entries from around the world in a highly competitive international contest.

The Dean’s Award: Lehman’s School of Arts and Humanities to Honor Our Artists and Celebrate the Bronx

March 31, 2014 | Lehman College

On Thursday, April 24, Lehman College will recognize Michael Bacon, John Corigliano, Pregones Theater, and Esmeralda Santiago for their contributions and commitment to improving the cultural life of the Bronx.

Advancing the Vision, Affirming Our Values: A Letter from Lehman College President Ricardo R. Fernández

March 21, 2014 | Lehman College

“May you live in interesting times…” Believed to have originated centuries ago as a Chinese proverb, this saying certainly applies to us here in the 21st century. These times include a revolution in higher education – a call to arms – with the epicenter in the United States. And Lehman College is preparing to meet that revolution head-on.

Three Families, Three Decades: The Portraits of Burkino Faso, West Africa on Exhibit at Lehman College

March 12, 2014 | Lehman College

In a celebration of Women’s History Month, Lehman College presents the groundbreaking photographs of Beryl Goldberg, on display throughout March in the Gallery at Leonard Lief Library. The opposite of helicopter journalism, these images are a personal exploration of regular people in a part of the world most often depicted in crisis. Spanning more than three decades, the photographs depict the daily life of three families in Burkina Faso, West Africa, and show how the country has evolved through those years.

Making the Rent: Grant Eases the Burden of NYC Housing Costs for Students at Lehman College

March 11, 2014 | Lehman College

To ease the housing burden on students, Lehman College has been awarded a grant by the LCU Fund for Women’s Education. For the second year in a row, the $75,000 award will assist promising women students studying for careers in education, health care, social work, criminal justice, public administration, international development, and the arts.

A Sense of Belonging: Lehman College Kicks off Diversity in Teaching Project

March 6, 2014 | Lehman College

In the effort to continually foster a campus-wide climate of belonging and diversity, Lehman College kicked off the Diversity Development in Teaching Project on February 28, 2014.

Second Annual Bronx SciFest Shines Light on Research on Lehman College

February 28, 2014 | Lehman College

High school senior Raychell Vélez took the top prize in the festival, sponsored by Intel, winning a four-year scholarship and the chance to compete at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair.

Origin of Apes: Lehman College Researcher Joins International Team in Groundbreaking Discovery

February 26, 2014 | Lehman College

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.

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer for Freedom: A Bookshelf Discussion at Lehman College

February 20, 2014 | Lehman College

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.

In Memoriam: Dr. Thomas Jensen, Retired Professor of Biology and Department Chairman at Lehman College

February 18, 2014 | Lehman College

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.

Noted Epidemiologist Dr. William W. Latimer Named Dean of Lehman College’s New School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing

February 14, 2014 | Lehman College

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.

Budding Scientists Prepare for Second Annual Bronx Sci-Fest at Lehman College

February 7, 2014 | Lehman College

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.

The U.S. Workforce and Higher Education: Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale to Deliver 45th Annual “Lehman Lecture”

January 28, 2014 | Lehman College

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.