Lehman Marine Research Director Receives Award for Lifetime Dedication to Urban Waterways

November 9, 2015 2:13 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, In the News, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Lehman College’s Joseph Rachlin has been honored for a lifetime of cleaning up New York City rivers.

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Languages and Literatures Professor Presented Prestigious Award from Chilean Council for Culture and Arts

November 9, 2015 2:02 pm Faculty, Languages and Literatures Dept, School of Arts and Humanities, Uncategorized

Lehman Languages and Literature Department Professor Gerardo Piña-Rosales recently received one of the Chilean governments most prestigious awards: The Order of Gabriela Mistral, the Orden al Mérito Docente y Cultural. (Teaching and the Order of Cultural Merit) Piña-Rosales, the president of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and a Lehman professor since 1981, [...]

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Lehman Health Sciences Professors Publish Study About Technology Related Distracted Bicycling and Helmet Use Among Manhattan Cyclists

November 2, 2015 11:04 am Faculty, Health Sciences Dept, Uncategorized

A new study co-authored by two Lehman College Health Sciences professors reveals that the majority of Citi Bike riders in Manhattan are failing to wear helmets, possibly leaving themselves open to greater risk of head injuries. Riders were almost four times more likely not to wear a helmet on rental bikes than non-rentals, and women [...]

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Lehman Anthropologists Witness Historic European Refugee Crisis

October 28, 2015 1:02 pm Anthropology Dept, Faculty

The migrant and refugee crisis in Europe has been gaining momentum for several years but most of the world began taking notice after a series of tragic events made it impossible to ignore. Perhaps most notable were the photographs of a three-year-old toddler who had drowned off the coast of Greece while escaping war-torn Syria with his family.

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Lehman Professor Takes Off as New Host of PBS Digital Astronomy Series

September 23, 2015 4:52 pm Faculty, In the News, Physics and Astronomy Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Lehman professor Matthew O’Dowd is the new host of the PBS Digital series Space Time.

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Lehman Professor Miguel Perez Inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Hall of Fame

September 21, 2015 3:56 pm Faculty, Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Dept, Multimedia, Uncategorized

Professor Miguel Perez was recently inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Hall of Fame.

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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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