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

April 11, 2014 3:56 pm Faculty, President Fernández, Provost, Sociology Dept

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.

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The Power of Speech: Researchers at Lehman Work with Stroke Survivors

March 21, 2014 9:34 am Faculty, School of Arts and Humanities, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Dept

Some say talk is cheap, but for Professor Mira Goral who studies aphasia, an acquired communication disorder, talk is everything. According to the National Aphasia Association, aphasia affects one million Americans, with some 100,000 acquiring it each year.

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

March 6, 2014 5:01 pm Faculty, President Fernández, Students

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.

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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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Noted Epidemiologist Dr. William W. Latimer Named Dean of the New School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing

February 14, 2014 7:43 am CUNY Institute for Health Equity, Faculty, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences Dept, Media Relations and Publications, Nursing Dept, President Fernández, Provost, Social Work Dept, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Dept, Spotlight on Research, Undergraduate Studies

Dr. William W. Latimer has been named founding dean of the School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing. Dr. Latimer comes to the Bronx from the University of Florida.

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Are You Up to the Challenge? Win $2,500 in the CUNY Math Challenge

February 4, 2014 1:44 pm Faculty, Mathematics and Computer Science Dept, President Fernández, Provost, Student Affairs, Student Awards, Students, Undergraduate Studies

Are you a problem solver? Do you enjoy playing around with math? Are you up to the Challenge? The sixth annual CUNY Math Challenge is open for registration. This University-wide mathematics competition invites all matriculated undergraduate Lehman College and City University of New York students to participate in this year’s contest.  The opening round begins [...]

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Professor Stuart Chen-Hayes: New Book Adds School Counselors to the Achievement Debate

December 23, 2013 1:00 am Bookstore, Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education Dept, Early Childhood and Childhood Education Dept, Faculty, School of Education

As principals, teachers, and parents in schools across the country debate how to effectively close achievement gaps and raise standards, one group is often left out of the dialogue: school counselors. Professor Stuart Chen-Hayes and his colleagues are seeking to change that in a big way. Their new book, 101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times, uses a Q&A approach to cover topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, collaboration, and equity. Readers will also find a generous list of print and digital resources.

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CNN’s Rose Arce: The One Story Journalist and Teacher Elaine Rivera Never Told Was Her Own

December 7, 2013 1:00 am Faculty, Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

When my friend Elaine Rivera died, it felt almost like the end of a fireworks show, when the smoke hangs in the air and crowds walk slowly home. The fun was over in a flash. Elaine was the life of the party, the girl who urged you to stay for just one more drink, a journalist who could splash life into a good story. She was also, as it turned out, an alcoholic whose drinking was so severe it corroded her liver until it just stopped working.

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Lehman Welcomes Talented and Accomplished New Faculty for 2013 – 2014

November 9, 2013 1:00 am Faculty, President Fernández, Provost, Research, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Education, School of Natural and Social Sciences

This September, Lehman welcomed twenty new faculty members and nearly 3,000 new students—one of the College’s strongest incoming class in two decades.

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Remembering Elaine Rivera: Lehman to Host Memorial Service on December 7

November 3, 2013 1:00 am Faculty, Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Dept

Elaine Rivera, a member of the faculty in the Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Department, passed away last weekend. She was 54. Rivera joined the faculty at Lehman College in 2009 as a substitute lecturer, bringing nearly thirty years of experience at top news organizations around the country, including Time magazine, the Washington Post, and WNYC Radio. One year after joining Lehman, she was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Lecturer.

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Writing Sex Back Into the Narrative of War: A Reading and Discussion

November 1, 2013 1:00 am Faculty, Library, Political Science Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Women's Studies Program

In her new book, “Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative,” Professor Chiseche Salome Mibenge, documents an undeniable fact: sex is a weapon of war.

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