School of Natural and Social Sciences

Lehman Professors Featured on Distinguished Education List

January 6, 2017 12:26 pm Biological Sciences Dept, English Dept, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Two Lehman professors, Deidre O’Boy of the English department and biochemist Ed Kennelly, have been included on the 2016 Irish Education 100. The annual list features leading figures in education across the United States. The Lehman honorees received awards on December 7 at the Consulate General of Ireland. “As a first-generation Irish American, it was [...]

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Lehman Scientists Part of Significant Finding in Particle Physics and Astronomy

December 29, 2016 11:42 am Faculty, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Lehman College is a collaborating institution in The Pierre Auger Observatory in Pampa Amarilla, Argentina, the largest cosmic ray observatory in the world. The observatory tracks and observes particle showers produced by ultra-high energy cosmic rays. Lehman Professor Luis Anchordoqui and Research Associate Tom Paul, are members of the Observatory’s prestigious 500-member collaboration of world-class [...]

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Biology Professor’s Study Could Pave Way for Greater Understanding of how Plants and Animals Grow and Develop

December 28, 2016 2:37 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Dr. Zhi-Liang Zheng, a biology professor and plant scientist in the Department of Biological Science, published a paper last month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that demonstrates a connection between Rho GTPase and RNA polymerase II (Pol II), two key molecules involved in cellular signaling and transcription in eukaryotes. Eukaryotes [...]

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Lehman College and CUNY Faculty Win 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award

December 2, 2016 4:47 pm Chemistry Dept, Faculty, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Lehman College and CUNY have won the 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLIAward), in a faculty-led team category for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. The Lehman College-led team was one of three institutions and five faculty-led teams selected from among 106 submissions in the first year of the Online [...]

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Lehman Signs Agreement with Medical School Guaranteeing Interviews for High Performing Students

November 28, 2016 1:56 pm Provost, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Dr. Harriet Fayne, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs signed significant “articulation agreements” with The New York Institute of Technology’s (NYITCOM) College of Osteopathic Medicine that guarantee Lehman students who maintain high academic standards an interview at a prestigious New York medical school. The ceremonial signing of these agreements on November 9 at [...]

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Post Election Call-To-Action Panel Discusses Critical Issues in the Age of Trump

November 15, 2016 4:59 pm Faculty, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Students, Uncategorized

A special post election panel discussion called to “educate, engage and empower” the Lehman campus in the aftermath of the surprising presidential election results, was held on November 14th in the Lovinger Theatre. President José Luis Cruz moderated a panel of five of Lehman’s most distinguished academic leaders, covering a wide range of issues including [...]

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Lehman College Receives Over 5 Million Dollars for HSI STEM Grant

October 25, 2016 3:34 pm President Jose Luis Cruz, Provost, Research, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Continuing & Professional Studies, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Lehman College has been awarded a $5.7 million, 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Pathways to STEM Student Success (PTS³) project. The grant is awarded through the Department’s Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) STEM program. PTS³ joins Lehman’s efforts with CUNY’s two Bronx-based community colleges—Bronx Community College and Hostos Community College.

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Like the Holocaust, the Guatemalan Genocide Also Has Its Deniers

October 12, 2016 2:58 pm Anthropology Dept, Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, School of Natural and Social Sciences

  Professor Victoria Sanford has published an op-ed piece about the new film Denial that tells the story of the historic trial of historian Deborah Lipstadt in the early 2000s resulting from libel charges brought against her by a Holocaust denier David Irving. Sanford discusses the film and the myriad ways in which Holocaust and Guatemalan Genocide [...]

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President Cruz Announces His Six-Point Plan for Lehman College

September 22, 2016 11:32 am Alumni, Alumni Relations, Division of Administration & Finance, Enrollment Management, Faculty, Graduate Admissions, Information Technology, Institutional Advancement, Lehman College Foundation, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing, School of Natural and Social Sciences, SEEK

President José Luis Cruz delivered a historic convocation address outlining an optimistic vision for the future.

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Plants: The Chemistry Set of the Future; Noted Lehman College Scientist Featured in Latest Issue of ‘Science’ Journal

September 16, 2016 9:56 am Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Plants. Humans rely on them for everything: from the air we breathe to the food we eat to the medicine they yield to heal our bodies. But do we know everything we need to know about them? In the latest issue of the journal Science (September 16, 2016), devoted to Translational Plant Science, researchers show how new technologies are redefining how plant biology will meet demands of health, medicine, energy, and agriculture.

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Professor Victoria Sanford Co-Chairing Guatemalan Genocide Conference at the USC Shoah Foundation

September 9, 2016 4:20 pm Anthropology Dept, Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Faculty, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Lehman Anthropology Chair Victoria Sanford is co-chairing the first international conference on the Guatemalan Genocide at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research in Los Angeles. The four-day conference will begin on September 11 and offer the opportunity to hear scholars from throughout the world discuss and bring attention to a genocide that [...]

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Summer Internship Program Provides Foundation for Student Success

September 1, 2016 2:27 pm School of Arts and Humanities, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Students

For Lehman students Amanda Rodriguez and Melanie Hernandez, summer internships have bolstered their resumes and provided valuable work experience.

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