Sociology Dept

In Memoriam: Dr. Barbara Jacobson, Professor of Sociology: 1939 – 2014

April 11, 2014 3:56 pm Faculty, President Fernández, Provost, Sociology Dept

Lehman College announced today the sudden passing of Dr. Barbara Jacobson, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. She was 74. Dr. Jacobson’s research focused on education and social mobility.

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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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Junior Wins Borough’s Denim Day NYC Writing Competition

May 3, 2013 1:23 pm School of Natural and Social Sciences, Sociology Dept, Student Awards, Students, Women's Studies Program

Shabel Castro, a junior in the Macaulay Honors College at Lehman, is the Bronx winner of the 2013 Denim Day New York City writing competition, titled “Telling the Truth About Sexual Violence.”

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Oct. 9 Lecture: Sexual Violence and Transmission of Trauma…

October 5, 2012 10:01 am Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, Sociology Dept

Dr. Mike Anastario, a sociologist who conducts population-based research on sexual risk behavior, sexual violence, and mental health, will visit the Lehman campus on Tuesday, October 9, at 11 a.m. in Room 226A of the Leonard Lief Library.

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Lehman to Host ‘Fortune’ Managing Editor at National Numeracy Network Conference Oct. 12

September 28, 2012 4:33 pm Mathematics and Computer Science Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Sociology Dept

Lehman College will host a keynote address by Andrew Serwer, managing editor of Fortune Magazine, during the opening plenary session of the National Numeracy Network conference on Friday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 330 of the Music Building.

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Sociology Professor Discusses Indian Surrogacy on Fox5 News

May 1, 2012 4:01 pm Faculty, In the News, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Sociology Dept

Prof. Susan Markens (Sociology) discusses the debate issues concerning surrogacy in India in this Fox5 News segment about the use of Indian surrogacy by American couples who are infertile.

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CUNY-Wide Writing Competition Offers up to $1,500 in Prizes

February 8, 2012 4:20 pm Art Dept, English Dept, History Dept, Languages and Literatures Dept, Social Work Dept, Sociology Dept, Students

For the second consecutive year, Lehman students are eligible to enter the “Making Work Visible,” writing contest, with prizes ranging from $100 to $1,500.

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Research by Prof. Spence Shows that Teens in Chronic Pain at Higher Risk of Suicide

December 8, 2011 12:45 pm Research, Sociology Dept

According to a new study co-authored by Lehman College Sociologist Naomi J. Spence, adolescents suffering from chronic pain are more likely to contemplate suicide.

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Prof. Esther Wilder and Colleagues Receive $600,000 NSF Grant To Help Boost Students’ Quantitative Reasoning

November 24, 2011 8:00 pm Sociology Dept

Funded by a recent $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Prof. Esther Wilder and more than a dozen CUNY colleagues are developing a new University-wide, online course that will train faculty to teach Quantitative Reasoning skills.

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Lehman Alumnus Wins Prestigious Social Work Award

October 26, 2011 5:25 pm Alumni, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Social Work Dept, Sociology Dept

Lehman College alumnus Nelson Torres has won an Emerging Leadership Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for his work with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LBGT) community of the Bronx.

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