- Lehman College is saddened to announce the death of alumna Kisook Ahn (BS ’09, MS ’12) in the December 1 crash of a Metro North train in the Bronx. She was one of four people killed when the train jumped the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station, just southwest of the Lehman College campus. Ms. Ahn, 35, was a native of South Korea, arriving in the United States in 2008 as part of Lehman’s exchange program with Sungshin Women’s University. She completed an accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2009 and a master’s degree in the family nurse practitioner program in 2012. “Stunned and Saddened”: Remembering Kisook Ahn, Lehman Alumna and Metro North Victim.
- 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. The City That Never Sleeps… Or Wears a Helmet: Professor Danna Ethan on the Helmet Habits of CitiBike Riders.
- What does $500 mean to a hard-working graduate student? It means buying supplies to work with children in Lehman’s speech-language pathology clinic, says Jessica Ra. It means buying textbooks and replacing a worn-out computer, says Diorvic Gonzalez. $500 Goes a Long Way in Graduate School. Just Ask a Graduate Student.
- Ivan Seidenberg grew up in the Bronx and attended New York City public schools. By his own admission, he rarely ventured past the few blocks surrounding his home – physically or intellectually. After attending and graduating from Lehman College in 1972, he rose through the ranks of Verizon Communications and its predecessors to become Chairman [...] Former Verizon Chairman Ivan Seidenberg (’72) Receives the AASCU Distinguished Alumnus Award.
- 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 [...] Killing Cancer: Lehman Breakthrough Could Lead to Effective Gene Therapy.
- 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. Lehman Welcomes Talented and Accomplished New Faculty for 2013 – 2014.
- Lehman College alumna and New York City Councilwoman Letitia James has been elected Public Advocate for the City of New York, the first African-American woman to hold citywide office. She succeeds Bill De Blasio, who was elected Mayor in the 2013 municipal election. James, who graduated in 1982 with a degree in psychology, ran unopposed in the general election after defeating Daniel Squadron in a Democratic primary runoff. Alumna Letitia James Elected NYC Public Advocate, First African-American Woman to Hold Citywide Office.
- Elaine Rivera, a member of the faculty in the Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Department, passed away last weekend. She was 54. Rivera joined the faculty at Lehman College in 2009 as a substitute lecturer, bringing nearly thirty years of experience at top news organizations around the country, including Time magazine, the Washington Post, and WNYC Radio. One year after joining Lehman, she was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Lecturer. Remembering Elaine Rivera: Lehman to Host Memorial Service on December 7.
- In her new book, Writing Sex Back Into the Narrative of War: A Reading and Discussion.
- Clarence Stanley, Director of the Bronx Small Business Development Center at Lehman College, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation. The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) works to assist Bronx-based businesses in their expansion and encourages additional businesses to open or relocate to Bronx County. Lehman’s Clarence Stanley Appointed to Board of Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.
- “This is a superb opportunity for our students because JK Watson provides exposure to a broad spectrum of advantages and benefits at a level of sophistication otherwise rarely available to them,” says Professor Gary Schwartz. Prestigious Jeanette K. Watson Fellowship Program Seeks New Candidates.
- Lehman College recognized three individuals for their accomplishments in their fields, support of Lehman students, and extraordinary contributions to the Bronx, New York City, and international communities. The Lehman College Foundation’s 2013 awards ceremony – Dinner with the Stars – took place October 24 at the New York Botanical Garden. The annual event honors the hard work undertaken by Lehman students every day, and the support of the 2013 honorees, each of whom embodies the values and qualities that Lehman College strives to instill in its students. Dinner with the Stars: Recognizing Alumnus and Community Leaders for Accomplishments, Student Support.