- A total of 196 individuals from a variety of ethnic backgrounds participated. The final analysis showed that young iPod users and African-Americans listening to rap or hip hop did indeed listen the loudest and were more likely to exceed recommended listening times. New NYC Committee on Noise Targets Ear Buds, Headphones; Lehman Professor Picked to Serve.
- On December 10, the New York City Council approved the re-development of the Kingsbridge Armory, two blocks south of the Lehman College campus. Plans call for the Armory to be transformed into the city's largest indoor ice rink, featuring nine rinks that will be open year round, state of the art facilities, seating for 5,000 people, and community and educational space. Since the beginning of the process, Lehman College and President Ricardo R. Fernández have supported the development of the ice center and sought opportunities for collaboration. Unleashing New Passion On Ice: Lehman Ready for Kingsbridge National Ice Center to Become Reality.
- By SAM OTTI The Sun (Lagos, Nigeria) In Africa, there is a common saying that ‘Women’s Education Ends in Kitchen’ (WEEK). But Nkechi Ogbodo, the founder of a New York-based group, Kechie’s Project, would shout from the rooftop that depriving the girl-child the opportunity of formal education is a rape of womanhood. Her vigorous advocacy [...] Lifeline for Out-of-School Girls: Alumna Brings Education to Vulnerable Nigerians.
- When my friend Elaine Rivera died, it felt almost like the end of a fireworks show, when the smoke hangs in the air and crowds walk slowly home. The fun was over in a flash. Elaine was the life of the party, the girl who urged you to stay for just one more drink, a journalist who could splash life into a good story. She was also, as it turned out, an alcoholic whose drinking was so severe it corroded her liver until it just stopped working. CNN’s Rose Arce: The One Story Journalist and Teacher Elaine Rivera Never Told Was Her Own.
- 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.