Biological Sciences Dept

Lehman College Welcomes Two New Deans

September 4, 2014 12:28 pm Anthropology Dept, Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, Economics and Business Dept, Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences Dept, Faculty, Health Sciences Dept, Nursing Dept, Physics and Astronomy Dept, President Fernández, Provost, Psychology Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Social Work Dept, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Dept

This Fall, Lehman College welcomes two new deans after extensive local and national searches: Dr. William W. Latimer has been named founding dean of the new School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing and Dr. Gautam Sen is now the new dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences.

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Prof. Edward Kennelly Traveling to Hong Kong on Fulbright to Research Traditional Chinese Medicine

July 8, 2014 10:44 am Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, School of Natural and Social Sciences

As traditional Chinese medicines continue to grow in importance outside of China, so does the need for a thorough understanding of how it is used and how it works.

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Second Annual Bronx SciFest Shines Light on Research

February 28, 2014 10:12 am Biological Sciences Dept, Provost, School of Natural and Social Sciences

For her research, Vélez wanted to see whether acidity or salinity had any effect on the germination of seeds in crop plants.

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

February 26, 2014 12:52 pm Anthropology Dept, Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, Research, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Professor William Harcourt-Smith and an international team discovered evidence of the habitat of the early ape Proconsul in Kenya, Africa.

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

February 18, 2014 1:55 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, Media Relations and Publications, Provost

Dr. Thomas 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, [...]

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Budding Scientists Prepare for Second Annual Bronx SciFest

February 7, 2014 12:31 pm Admissions, Biological Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Science Building, Students

The Bronx SciFest represents an important step in establishing robust science opportunities among the borough’s students.

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Killing Cancer: Lehman Breakthrough Could Lead to Effective Gene Therapy

November 9, 2013 1:00 am Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Science Building, Spotlight on Research

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 [...]

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Ph.D. Student Receives Prestigious Botanical Award

August 26, 2013 1:50 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Graduate Studies, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Spotlight on Research

Ph.D. student Ricardo Kriebel won the George R. Cooley Award at the American Society of Plant Taxonomists’ annual meeting.

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Science Hall: First CUNY Building to Achieve Top Green Building Rating

August 1, 2013 9:33 am Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences Dept, President Fernández, Science Building, Sustainability

Lehman’s new Science Hall earned a LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, one of only 67 in New York State and fewer than 1,200 worldwide.

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High School Senior Wins First Ever Bronx SciFest

February 25, 2013 4:28 pm Biological Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Science Building

Keyko Sánchez, a 17-year-old senior, who attends Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx, came in first place in the first ever Bronx SciFest, held in Lehman College’s new Science Hall last week.

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A New Era Begins

January 30, 2013 9:41 am Biological Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

On a still wintry day, as students hurried to their classes while a light snow covered the campus, a new era began at Lehman College—the new Science Hall officially opened as the first ever classes were held in the $70 million structure.

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Lehman’s Stuck on Science—The Riverdale Press

December 27, 2012 11:12 am Biological Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Science Building

The Riverdale Press recognized Lehman College’s Women In Science program with a recent story, focusing on two students from the Bronx.

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