Chemistry Dept

Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz to Deliver the 35th Annual Sweeny Lecture

April 23, 2015 10:16 am Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

The 35th Annual Arthur Sweeny, Jr. Lecture will be delivered this year by 2009 Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz, the Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Prof. Steitz, who will deliver his talk, “From the Structure and Function of the Ribosome to New Antibiotics,” is also an Investigator at the Howard [...]

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A Science Community Grows at Lehman

April 23, 2015 9:25 am Chemistry Dept, Mathematics and Computer Science Dept, Physics and Astronomy Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

The goal of the Center is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty in the departments of chemistry, math and computer science, and physics and astronomy; and to build a robust science community.

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Senior Wins Major NIH Scholarship for Research

September 22, 2014 10:37 am Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Student Awards, Students

Right now Ewul works closely with his mentor Dr. Andrei Jitianu in his lab, where he is conducting research on materials for bone regeneration.

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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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Professor Andrei Jitianu Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Study Corrosion Protection

June 5, 2014 2:33 pm Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Dr. Andrei Jitianu, a professor in Lehman College’s Chemistry department, was awarded a $605,000 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation last month. Dr. Jitianu, along with his colleague Dr. Lisa C. Klein from Rutgers University and Dr. Mario Aparicio at Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, wrote the proposal.

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GFP: Lighting Up Life: Nobel Laureate Dr. Martin Chalfie to Address Discovery of “Green Fluorescent Protein”

April 17, 2014 12:30 pm Chemistry Dept, Research, Science Building

Dr. Martin Chalfie’s co-discovery of green fluorescent protein (GFP) revolutionized the biological sciences and enabled scientists to look at the inner workings of living cells. GFP is used to tell where genes are turned on, where proteins are located within tissues, and how cell activities change over time.

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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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From Molecules to Materials: Lehman Scientist Is New Board Member for International Sol-Gel Society

September 9, 2013 8:26 am Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Professor Andrei Jitianu has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Sol-Gel Society. In materials science, the sol-gel process is a method for producing solid materials from small molecules.

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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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Dr. Luis Echegoyen to Deliver the 33rd Annual Arthur Sweeny, Jr. Lecture on May 3rd

April 30, 2013 12:04 pm Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Prominent chemistry researcher and professor Dr. Luis Echegoyen of the University of Texas at El Paso will deliver Lehman’s 33nd annual Arthur Sweeny, Jr. Lecture on Friday, May 3, at 5:15 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Music Building.

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A New Season of Science at Lehman: Helping to Defeat Retinal Degenerative Diseases

September 28, 2012 12:55 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, Multimedia, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Video

Lehman’s new $70 million science building will be dedicated on Friday, October 12, 2012, with a program that features tours, exhibits, and presentations.

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Meet the Class of 2012: Biochemistry Major Doreen Aboagye

June 14, 2012 9:29 am Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Student Awards, Students

Doreen Aboagye describes her first visit to the Lehman campus four years ago as love at first sight. She came on a day in spring when the flowers were in full bloom, and the vibe at the College was electric with student activity.

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