School of Natural and Social Sciences

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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New Study Shows Three Unhealthy Behaviors Lead to Shortened Lifespan

August 4, 2014 1:12 pm Health Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Smoking, not getting enough exercise, and being obese can reduce an individual’s life expectancy by 14.2 years, according to a new article published in the Annals of Epidemiology by Dr. Luisa N. Borrell, chair of Lehman College’s Department of Health 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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Professor Andrei Jitianu Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Study Corrosion Protection

June 5, 2014 2:33 pm Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Dr. Andrei Jitianu, a professor in Lehman College’s Chemistry department, was awarded a $605,000 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation last month. Dr. Jitianu, along with his colleague Dr. Lisa C. Klein from Rutgers University and Dr. Mario Aparicio at Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, wrote the proposal.

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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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Major Spotlight: Environmental Science at Lehman College

April 25, 2014 3:33 pm Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences Dept, Multimedia, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Video

Graduate Julissa Lora (’14) and student Alison Wong discuss why they chose to become Lehman’s Environmental Science majors.

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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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