School of Natural and Social Sciences

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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Professor Elected to Board of Trustees of Prestigious Gordon Research Conferences

June 11, 2015 1:01 pm Biological Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

“I’m very proud to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Gordon Research Conferences,” says Dr. Wurtzel. “Our goal is to push science forward, and we do that by bringing in the best scientists in intersecting fields and giving them an opportunity to connect in an environment that fosters discussion and collaboration.”

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Lehman Students Take Third Place at ACSM Student Quiz Bowl

May 1, 2015 11:38 am Health Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Lehman College students took third place in the Student Quiz Bowl at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Greater New York Regional Chapter spring conference earlier this month.

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Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz to Deliver the 35th Annual Sweeny Lecture

April 23, 2015 10:16 am Chemistry Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

The 35th Annual Arthur Sweeny, Jr. Lecture will be delivered this year by 2009 Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz, the Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Prof. Steitz, who will deliver his talk, “From the Structure and Function of the Ribosome to New Antibiotics,” is also an Investigator at the Howard [...]

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A Science Community Grows at Lehman

April 23, 2015 9:25 am Chemistry Dept, Mathematics and Computer Science Dept, Physics and Astronomy Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

The goal of the Center is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty in the departments of chemistry, math and computer science, and physics and astronomy; and to build a robust science community.

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Lehman Announces the Fast 4 Business “Guarantee”

March 20, 2015 1:57 pm Economics and Business Dept, Provost, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Lehman College is offering students an academic “guarantee.” And if students agree to the conditions, they’ll be able to enroll in an innovative degree program that is the first of its kind at any CUNY institution. It’s the college’s new Fast 4 Business program, launched this semester and offering a bachelors degree in business administration [...]

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Lehman Hosts Two Film Festivals This Month: Reel Abilities and Human Rights

March 11, 2015 2:30 pm Alumni, Anthropology Dept, Political Science Dept, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Students

This semester Lehman College is hosting two separate film festivals that celebrate courage in different ways. The first is the Reel Abilities Film Festival which returns to Lehman for a third consecutive year, sponsored by Disability Services at Lehman College; the second is the Spring Human Rights Film Series, sponsored by the Center for Human [...]

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Prof. Victoria Sanford to Give Talk on Transitional Justice at Washington College

February 25, 2015 4:56 pm Anthropology Dept, Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Throughout her academic career at Lehman College, cultural anthropologist Victoria Sanford (Professor and Chair, Anthropology; Director of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies) has explored the complexities inherent in the fight for justice. Next week, on March 3, she delivers a talk at Washington College in Maryland, “Challenging Impunity in Domestic Courts: Human [...]

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NY Federal Reserve President Visits Lehman for a ‘Fireside Chat’ on the Economy

December 4, 2014 3:59 pm Economics and Business Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Students

Returning to the Bronx for the first time since 2011, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President and Chief Executive Officer William Dudley detected something that had been missing from the borough on his previous visit: a sense of optimism. Dudley addressed Lehman College students in an intimate “fireside chat” that included discussion about the [...]

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New Study by Lehman Professor Could Lead to Better Crop Yield

December 3, 2014 12:34 pm Biological Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

A breakthrough study in plant sciences and biology led by Professor Zhi-Liang Zheng, (Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences) has potential long-term ramifications for improving crop yield and food quality. Prof. Zheng has identified a unique function for a sulfur nutrient transporter called SULTR1;2 and for the  first time provides genetic and physiological [...]

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Lehman Named the No. 12 Most Attractive Yet Affordable Campus in the Nation

November 13, 2014 3:12 pm Admissions, Alumni, CUNYfirst, In the News, Lehman Center for School/College Collaboratives, Scholarship Students, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Continuing & Professional Studies, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Study Abroad

According to a new national ranking Lehman College was selected as the No. 12 “Most Attractive Yet Affordable Campus” in the United States.

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Bronx Students Design Their Own Robots—Thanks to Intel and Lehman College

October 17, 2014 1:01 pm Admissions, Biological Sciences Dept, School of Education, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Science Building

Thanks to a partnership between Intel, Lehman College and the Department of Education, three South Bronx students from High School/Middle School 223, designed their own robots that used a 3D printer to bring their creations to life. The pilot program with Lehman, Students and Robots, is part of Intel’s 21st Century Robot Project, which seeks to [...]

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