School of Natural and Social Sciences

Second Annual Bronx SciFest Shines Light on Research

February 28, 2014 10:12 am Biological Sciences Dept, Provost, School of Natural and Social Sciences

For her research, Vélez wanted to see whether acidity or salinity had any effect on the germination of seeds in crop plants.

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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 State-of-the-art Kitchen Lab, Students Unlock the Art, Science, and Joy of Cooking

February 13, 2014 1:00 am Health Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

In the Lehman College Kitchen Lab Students Unlock the Art and Science of Cooking.

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Budding Scientists Prepare for Second Annual Bronx SciFest

February 7, 2014 12:31 pm Admissions, Biological Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Science Building, Students

The Bronx SciFest represents an important step in establishing robust science opportunities among the borough’s students.

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The City That Never Sleeps… Or Wears a Helmet: Professor Danna Ethan on the Helmet Habits of CitiBike Riders

November 25, 2013 3:46 pm Health Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

A new article co-authored by a Lehman College professor finds that more than eighty-five percent of Citi Bike riders in New York City do not wear a helmet as they navigate city streets.

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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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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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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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Revolution or Civil War? Professor Christa Salamandra on the Conflict in Syria

September 18, 2013 4:23 pm Anthropology Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Christa Salamandra is a Syrian media specialist and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford.

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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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Ph.D. Student Receives Prestigious Botanical Award

August 26, 2013 1:50 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Graduate Studies, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Spotlight on Research

Ph.D. student Ricardo Kriebel won the George R. Cooley Award at the American Society of Plant Taxonomists’ annual meeting.

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Finding Their NICHE: Digits and Data in Everyday Life

July 16, 2013 12:08 pm Mathematics and Computer Science Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Sociology Dept

The course, “Numeracy Infusion Course for Higher Education (NICHE),” is designed to help faculty better understand how to effectively teach their students numerical skills to solve real-world problems.

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