Lehman Professor Among the Researchers That Discovered New Human Species

September 11, 2015 5:00 pm Anthropology Dept, Research, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Professor William Harcourt-Smith led the team that analyzed the feet of the new human species Homo naledi.

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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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Dominicans Set to Become NYC’s Biggest Latino Community According to New Study

November 19, 2014 3:52 pm Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept, Research

A new study by Distinguished Professor Laird W. Bergad concludes that if several trends continue, the Dominican population will soon surpass the population of Puerto Ricans living in New York City.

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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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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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The U.S. Workforce and Higher Education: Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale to Deliver 45th Annual “Lehman Lecture”

January 24, 2014 1:00 am Alumni, Bronx Small Business Development Center, Graduate Studies, Lehman College Foundation, Media Relations and Publications, President Fernández, Research, School of Continuing & Professional Studies, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Studies

Changes in the American workforce and what they mean for the future of higher education will be the focus of the 45th annual Herbert H. Lehman Memorial Lecture. Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale, director of the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, will deliver the Lehman Lecture. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11 a.m. Lovinger Theatre, […]

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Survey Says: From Freshman to Senior Year, Students Love the Lehman Experience

December 18, 2013 12:35 pm Admissions, Enrollment Management, Institutional Advancement, Research, Students

A new survey of Lehman College students found that nearly ninety percent had a favorable experience during their time on the campus. The poll found that eighty-seven percent of Lehman College students described their freshman year as “excellent” or “good.” Eighty-three percent of seniors had the same opinion.

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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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What’s In Your Food? Lehman and NYS Host Public Hearing on Labeling

August 5, 2013 10:32 am President Fernández, Research

“There is global agreement that there should be both safety testing and labeling so that we can track any potential unwanted health consequences that come from such foods,” said Michael Hansen, Ph.D., a senior scientist with the Consumers Union, who gave testimony before the Committee.

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Lehman Launches First Research Awareness Month

April 10, 2013 1:45 pm Research

This April, Lehman College inaugurates its first Research Awareness Month to promote and advance student and faculty research. A series of workshops, fairs, lectures, and presentations showcasing the latest scientific research at Lehman will take place all across the campus from April 15 to May 10.

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New Study Finds Link Between Overfeeding and High Blood Pressure

December 19, 2012 10:25 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Research, School of Natural and Social Sciences

A new study conducted by researchers at Lehman College, and recently published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, shows conclusively that overfeeding causes increases in sympathetic nerve activity (SNA)—part of the fight or flight reflex—which can lead to the development of high blood pressure.

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Lehman Professor Discovers New Effect of Plant Protein That Could Make Crops More Resistant to Climate Change

June 12, 2012 12:14 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Research, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Lehman College Biological Sciences Professor Dr. Eleanore Wurtzel and her team of researchers have discovered an attribute of the CruP plant protein that could make crops more resistant to climate change. Dr. Wurtzel’s paper, “Lycopene cyclase paralog CruP protects against reactive oxygen species in oxygenic photosynthetic organisms,” is published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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