Researchers at Lehman College discover missing link needed for solving global vitamin A deficiency

June 16, 2015 5:00 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Dr. Eleanore T. Wurtzel of Lehman College’s Biological Sciences Department and the Graduate Center, CUNY is on a mission to develop plants that are rich in provitamin A carotenoids, an ingredient critical to the elimination of Vitamin A deficiency around the world.

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Lehman Professor Says Botanical Supplements Industry Must “Clean Up Its Act”

March 5, 2015 1:53 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, Macaulay Honors College, Research

A recent investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman concluded that many of the herbal supplements sold by retailers Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens contained fake ingredients. The supplements were subjected to DNA testing and the results showed that only 21 percent of the products had DNA from the plants or herbs advertised on [...]

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Michael Deas, Director of the Lehman Urban Male Leadership Program, Receives Bronx Chamber of Commerce Honor

February 5, 2015 1:58 pm African and African American Studies Dept, Faculty, Urban Male Leadership Program

Michael Deas, the director of Lehman’s Urban Male Leadership Program (UMLP) was honored by the Bronx Chamber of Commerce , as a leader who has made significant social and educational contributions to the city. Director Deas was recognized alongside luminaries such as former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, newly elected Speaker of the New York [...]

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Noted Astronomer and Author Dr. Jeffrey Bennett to Give Talk on Math and Teaching Science, Oct. 31

October 27, 2014 12:27 pm Faculty, Provost, Quantitative Reasoning

Dr. Jeffrey Bennett specializes in mathematics and science education. He has taught extensively at all levels, including having founded and run a private science summer school for elementary and middle school children. At the college level, he has taught more than fifty classes in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and education.

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Prof. Eric Delson Weighs In On Recent Discovery of Cave Paintings in Indonesia

October 10, 2014 12:22 pm Anthropology Dept, Faculty, Provost

Paleoanthropologist Eric Delson of Lehman’s Anthropology Department was quoted in an article in the New York Times about the recent discovery of cave paintings found on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

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Anthony L. LaRuffa, Anthropologist, Italian-American Studies Expert, and Champion of Adult Learning Programs, Dies

October 10, 2014 11:57 am Anthropology Dept, Faculty

Anthropology Professor Emeritus Anthony L. LaRuffa died from cancer on September 20. He retired in 2012 after 51 years of service to Lehman College and Hunter College in the Bronx.

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Laird Bergad Talks with CUNY-TV’s Bob Herbert About Unaccompanied Minors Entering the U.S.

September 5, 2014 11:21 am Faculty, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept

“Governments in the region have extraordinary degrees of corruption, militarism with repression internally, and elite social classes that do not prioritize policies that advance education or economic opportunities for advancement,” said Prof. Bergad.

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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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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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New in Books: Urban Appetites, Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York

July 1, 2014 12:36 pm Faculty, History Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

New York City may be known as the city that never sleeps, but it’s also the city that likes to eat.

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Prof. Sandra Levey Appointed Member of Multilingual Affairs Committee

June 10, 2014 10:22 am Faculty, School of Arts and Humanities, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Dept

Professor Sandra Levey of Speech-Language-and Hearing Sciences has been appointed as a member of the Multilingual Affairs Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP). The Association represents professionals and scientists who work in the field of communication sciences and with individuals experiencing voice, speech, language, hearing, and swallowing difficulties. Prof. Levey was [...]

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Noted Earth Scientist Dr. Gautam Sen Named Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences

May 22, 2014 2:16 pm Faculty, Provost, School of Natural and Social Sciences

“Dr. Sen will advance the School’s already strong tradition of engaging in cutting-edge research as we prepare students for work on some of the key scientific, environmental and sociological challenges of our time,” said Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa, Provost of Lehman College. “He leads a faculty that is dedicated to contributing to the understanding and knowledge of the world around us.”

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