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Prof. Sanford Interviewed in Madrid on A la carta Radio

July 5, 2011

Professor Victoria Sanford (Anthropology), director of Lehman's Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, was the featured interview on Madrid's A la carta Radio during the International Conference on Exhumations in Spain.

Lehman Chief Librarian Also President of TLA

June 28, 2011

When he's not busy making sure that the Leonard Lief Library is running smoothly, Lehman Chief Librarian Kenneth Schlesinger is also president of the Theatre Library Association (TLA), which supports librarians and archivists who work with material from theatre, dance, entertainment, and television, among other media.

Prof. Sanford's Work Featured in CNN Story

June 27, 2011

Professor Victoria Sanford (Anthropology), director of the Lehman College Center on Human Rights and Peace Studies, is featured in a story on ("Rape in wartime: Listening to the victims") about her work in Guatemala.

Professor Lerzundi Publishes 'Definitive Edition' of La Araucana

June 20, 2011

Professor Patricio Lerzundi (Journalism, Communication, and Theatre) has published an annotated critical edition of the auto sacramental La Araucana, the first of its kind.

English Professor Wins Second BRIO Award

June 13, 2011

Professor Anna Purves (English) has won her second BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) award. The honor is bestowed on Bronx-based artists and includes a $3,000 cash award.

Professor Zakin Honored as an Art Educator

June 13, 2011

Professor Andrea Zakin (Art / Early Childhood and Childhood Education) has won a 2011 RecognitionAward in the Higher Education category from the New York City Art Teachers Association and the United Federation of Teachers.

Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Scholarship, and Service

June 7, 2011

More than a dozen faculty members were recognized for their excellence in research, teaching, and service at a luncheon on May 11, hosted by Dr. Mary Papazian, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

Lehman Professor Identifies 'Extreme Super Fruit': Neotropical Blueberries

May 11, 2011

Blueberries grown in North America have long been touted as a "superfruit" that's excellent for your health, but a Lehman professor and his research team have discovered that their little-known cousins have far greater nutritional benefits.

Health Science Professor Named 2011 Inclusivity Hero

May 11, 2011

Professor Orazio "Ori" Caroleo (Health Sciences) was recently named Spring 2011 Inclusivity Hero by the New York State Inclusive Recreation Center for his contributions to the Center and his dedication to the issues of inclusivity facing the elderly and those with disabilities.

Bronx Historian to Give Talk on Anne Hutchinson May 12

May 9, 2011

Bronx historian and Lehman Adjunct Professor Lloyd Ultan will deliver a talk on Anne Hutchinson on Thursday, May 12, at 1 p.m. in the Lehman College Art Gallery's Rotunda.

More Awards for CUNY-TV's 'Nueva York' with Professor Patricio Lerzundi

March 22, 2011

CUNY-TV's award-winning show Nueva York has received the International Academy of the Visual Arts' 2010 Communicator Award of Excellence in the category Video Program News-Culture.

American Physical Society Elects Distinguished Professor Eugene Chudnovsky as FIP Officer

March 10, 2011

The American Physical Society has elected Distinguished Professor of Physics Eugene Chudnovsky as an officer in its Forum on International Physics.

Fifth Emmy Nomination for CUNY-TV's 'Nueva York' with Lehman Professor Patricio Lerzundi

February 25, 2011

CUNY-TV's Nueva York, with Lehman Professor Patricio Lerzundi and City College Distinguished Lecturer Carmen Boullosa, has earned its fifth New York Emmy nomination.

American Physical Society Names Distinguished Professor Eugene Chudnovsky an 'Outstanding Referee'

February 10, 2011

Lehman College's Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy Eugene Chudnovsky has added another honor to his long list of academic accolades.

Dancing Professionally: Life After Lehman

February 10, 2011

Professor Amy Larimer (JCT) will moderate a discussion about the realities of the life of a professional dancer and choreographer in "Dancing Professionally: Life After Lehman."

Lecture: Collaborative Musical Theatre, Feb. 16

February 9, 2011

Professor Penny Prince (Music) will discuss "Collaborative Musical Theatre: An Educational Labor of Love" on Wednesday, February 16, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 313 of the Music Building.

Lehman Professor Directs New Play Opening February 3

January 31, 2011

Veteran theatre professional and Lehman Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Professor Susan Watson Turner is directing a new play, "Barn Razin," that makes its debut at Lehman's Studio Theatre on February 3.

Getting Down to the Heart of the Matter

January 26, 2011

For the second year in a row, as the snow piled up outside during January, Professor Nancy Griffeth (Mathematics and Computer Science) led a workshop of fifteen dedicated students from CUNY's senior colleges, as they labored in front of state-of-the art Mac computers, six hours a day, tackling one problem: atrial fibrillation.

Professor Thomas Spear Talks About Haitian Literature on PBS' Art Beat

January 18, 2011

Professor Thomas Spear (Languages and Literatures) speaks with Jeffrey Brown for PBS NewsHour's Art Beat about the rich history of Haitian literature. "It's a very strong literature, it's vibrant literature, and it has a very long tradition," says Professor Spear in this audio interview, "Conversation: Haitian Literature Is a Living Art."

Distinguished Professor of Music John Corigliano Discusses his Creative Process

January 18, 2011

In this CUNYMedia interview, Lehman's Distinguished Professor of Music John Corigliano discusses his lengthy music career and his creative process—from his Grammy Award-winning classical composition Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan, to his Academy Award-winning score to the film The Red Violin, to his critically acclaimed opera The Ghosts of Versailles.

Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk Audio Icon

January 7, 2011

In this podcast, Professor Massimo Pigliucci, chair of Lehman's Philosophy Department, talks about the differences between science and pseudoscience. Professor Pigliucci is the author of Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk, an entertaining exploration of the nature of science and the borderlands of fringe science.

Dr. Piña-Rosales Honored at New York's Latino/Hispanic Book Fair

December 22, 2010

Dr. Gerardo Piña-Rosales (Languages and Literatures) received two awards at this year's annual Latino/Hispanic Book Fair in New York City: a commendation from the New York State Senate and the renaming of a school auditorium in his honor.

Lehman College's Chief Librarian Awarded Fulbright to Organize New Library and Archive in Eastern Cape, South Africa

December 3, 2010

Lehman College Professor and Chief Librarian Kenneth Schlesinger has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to help organize a library and archive for the Steve Biko Foundation's new cultural heritage center in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Lehman Professor Is Given the Keys to Miami

November 30, 2010

The Mayor of Miami recently awarded Dr. Gerardo Piña-Rosales (Languages and Literatures) the keys to the city. Dr. Piña-Rosales was in Florida to attend the Miami Book Fair International when Mayor Thomas Regalado presented him with this extraordinary honor.

New Faculty Appointments 2010-2011

November 15, 2010

Twenty-seven new faculty members and professional staff joined Lehman this semester, with a variety of experience and credentials from distinguished institutions both in the United States and internally. Read their profiles.

Professor Spear: Speaking and Writing on Many Aspects of Francophone Cultures

November 11, 2010

Professor Thomas Spear (Languages and Literatures) is speaking this weekend at a conference celebrating the centennial of the birth of Jean Genet, a controversial French novelist, playwright, and poet who became a leading figure in avant-garde theater.

Lehman Professor Billy Collins to Receive Nashville Public Library Literary Award

November 11, 2010

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College, will receive the 2010 Nashville Public Library Literary Award this Saturday (Nov. 13) at the city's annual Library Gala.

Professor Gálvez Spends Three Busy Days Making Presentations in Mexico

November 8, 2010

Professor Alyshia Gálvez (Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies) took part in a three-day round of presentations and conferences in Mexico last week.

Prof. Sanford Giving Two Talks in L.A. Area

November 8, 2010

Professor Victoria Sanford (Anthropology), just back from her presentation at the University of London, will speak at two gatherings this week in the Los Angeles area.

Lehman Professor's Book Helps Educators Better Understand Students' Language Development

November 8, 2010

As more children enter American classrooms speaking a language other than English—already they number five million, according to the latest statistics—a new book by Lehman Professor Sandra Levey (Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences) is geared toward helping teachers develop student proficiency in both languages.

Celebrating the Spanish Language

November 4, 2010

Dr. Gerardo Piña-Rosales (Languages and Literatures), right, was in Toledo, Spain, last week where King Juan Carlos I of Spain presented the presidents of the Spanish Academies with the Don Quijote Award for their contribution to the New Spanish Grammar.

Two Professors Add to Their ASCAP Collections

November 3, 2010

Both Professor William M. Hoffman (Journalism, Communications, and Theatre) and Professor Dinu Ghezzo (Music) have recently won prestigious awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Professor Hoffman won for his work as a librettist and lyricist, while Professor Ghezzo won in the concert music division.

Prof. Pérez Wins LISTA Award

November 1, 2010

Professor Miguel Pérez, chair of Journalism, Communications, and Theatre, received a Campeones de Nuestra Communidad Lifetime Achievement Award last month from Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA).

Eavesdropping a Part of our Culture, Says Lehman Professor in New Book

November 1, 2010

Eavesdropping isn't just a guilty pleasure, it's an intrinsic part of our culture whether we realize it or not, according to Dr. John L. Locke (Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences).

Prof. Sanford Presenting Research on Guatemala at University of London

October 27, 2010

Professor Victoria Sanford (Anthropology) will present her research on impunity in Guatemala at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, this Friday (10/29).

Migrant Citizenship: A Topic for Discussion and Dialogue

October 27, 2010

Dr. Alyshia Gálvez will bring a group of Lehman students to Fordham University on October 27 to engage in a dialogue about religion, immigrants, and the Bronx.

"As Is" Author William M. Hoffman Looks Back at the Groundbreaking Play's Impact Audio Icon

October 22, 2010

Twenty-five years ago, Lehman Professor William M. Hoffman's play "as is" was one of the first theatrical works to shed light on the growing aids crisis. In this podcast, the journalism, communication and theatre professor discusses the genesis of his groundbreaking work and why the play still resonates with audiences today.

Education Professor to Read from Her Poetry Chapbook

October 22, 2010

Professor Amanda Gulla (Middle and High School Education) will read and discuss her new poetry chapbook, A Banner Year for Apples, on Oct. 28 in the Leonard Lief Library.

Professor Sokol Praised for Role in 'Love Divided By/Times Three'

October 21, 2010

Distinguished Lecturer Marilyn Sokol (Journalism, Communication, and Theatre) is receiving rave reviews for her portrayal of Rose, a mother who has psychologically blocked out parts of her past, in "Love Divided By/Times Three," which is running off Broadway through October 31.

Prof. Prince Receives Merit Award for Musical Compositions

October 18, 2010

Lehman Music Professor Penny Prince has been awarded her twelfth consecutive ASCAP merit award for educational musical compositions.

Lehman College Professor Wins Prestigious Human Rights Award

October 18, 2010

Professor Victoria Sanford of the Anthropology department recently co-authored a paper on human rights abuses in Guatemala, which won the 2010 Margaret Popkin Award, named for the late human rights lawyer and executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Due Process of Law Foundation.

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Production of Professor William M. Hoffman's Play 'As Is' Comes to Theatre Row

October 14, 2010

Professor William M. Hoffman's award-winning play "As Is"—one of the first plays to tackle the AIDS crisis in America—reached a new generation when it premiered October 14 at Manhattan's Studio Theatre for its twenty-fifth anniversary.

Book by Lehman Professor Hopes to Set the Record Straight On Women in the Mideast

October 13, 2010

"Women in the Mideast and North Africa are not educated." Untrue—their education level has been steadily rising, all the way up to college.

Lehman Professor Completes First Comprehensive Study Since 1987 of Hispanics in U.S.

October 7, 2010

Hispanics in the United States have made significant progress over the last twenty-five years in their range of careers and levels of education and income, according to Dr. Laird W. Bergad, Lehman's Distinguished Professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies.

Prof. Ihde Honored as One of Top 100 Irish Educators

October 7, 2010

The Irish Voice has honored Lehman Professor Thomas Ihde (Languages and Literatures) for the second year in a row as one of the Top 100 Irish educators in America. Other CUNY honorees include CUNY Graduate Center President Dr. William Kelly and Baruch College Provost James McCarthy.

Lehman Professor Working to Help Families Who Lose a Child to AIDS

October 6, 2010

For Dr. Craig Demmer (Health Sciences), AIDS is personal. Very personal.

Lehman Welcomes Its First Shangai University Librarian-in-Residence

September 28, 2010

The City University of New York-Shanghai University Library Faculty Exchange Program recently welcomed the first librarian to pursue a one-month residency at Lehman College.

How to Tell Science from Bunk

September 22, 2010

Professor Massimo Pigliucci, chair of Lehman's Philosophy Department, will separate fact from fantasy in an entertaining exploration of the nature of science and the borderlands of fringe science, on Wednesday, September 29, at 4 p.m.

Professor Bullaro Chosen for International Team Conducting Oxford University Research Project

September 17, 2010

Professor Grace Bullaro of Lehman's English Department has published a new book that has become a focal point in an international research project that is studying immigration to and from Italy and its impact on that nation.

Prof. Stuart Chen-Hayes Elected President of NARACES

September 10, 2010

Dr. Stuart Chen-Hayes (Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education) is the current president of NARACES, the North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and one of his first decisions in office was to move its annual conference to the New York area for the first time in thirty years.

Conversations Series Wins Second Telly Award

September 10, 2010

Conversations with William Hoffman, a television series produced on campus in Lehman Studios, won its second Telly Award for its interview with guest David Kaufman, author of the best-selling biography Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door.

JCT Professor Presents Short Film at Berlin Film Festival

August 27, 2010

Professor Susan Watson Turner (Journalism, Communication, and Theatre) presented a screening of her latest short film, "The Mattress Hustle," at the twenty-fifth annual Black International Cinema Festival in Berlin, Germany this spring. The festival celebrates black cultures from around the world through film.

Professor Emeritus William Seraile Discusses Struggle to Raise Black Regiments During the Civil War (19:41) Audio Icon

August 26, 2010

In this podcast, you'll hear from Lehman Professor Emeritus William Seraile of the Department of African and African American Studies. He discusses his paper "The Struggle to Raise Black Regiments During the Civil War: Lincoln's Dilemma of Preserving the Union Without Abolishing Slavery or Using Black Soldiers."

Award-Winning Composer/Songwriter Michael Bacon Joins Lehman Faculty

August 3, 2010

Emmy Award-winning composer and songwriter Michael Bacon joins the faculty of Lehman College this fall to teach one of the only film-scoring courses offered on the East Coast.

Prof. Delson Interviewed on Discovery of Primate Skull Fossil

July 15, 2010

Professor Eric Delson (Anthropology) was interviewed by Nature in regard to the recent discovery in Saudi Arabia of the fossil of a primate skull.

Prof. Delson Comments on Newly Found Site of Early Humans

July 8, 2010

Professor Eric Delson (Anthropology) is among the scientists quoted by the Associated Press.

EGGS Professor Researching Environmental Health Hazards

May 27, 2010

Professor Juliana Maantay (Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences) presented her work on the impact of proximity to environmental health hazards and their sources at a symposium this spring sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Professor Salamandra Presents Research at Arab Media Symposium

May 26, 2010

Professor Christa Salamandra (Anthropology) presented her research on Syrian mini-series at Georgetown University last month during a symposium on Arab media, "Information Evolution in the Arab World."

Panzos Commemorates 1978 Massacre—And Years of Persecution that Followed

May 20, 2010

On Monday, May 29, 1978, Guatemalan army soldiers opened fire on a group of q'eqchi' Maya who were peacefully protesting in the main plaza of Panzós, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Scholarship, and Service

May 10, 2010

More than a dozen faculty members were recognized for their excellence in research, teaching, and service at a luncheon on May 5, hosted by Dr. Mary Papazian, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

Professor Gálvez Interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio

May 7, 2010

On a recent visit to Wisconsin, Professor Alyshia Gálvez (Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies) discussed her book Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights Among Mexican Immigrants on Jean Feraca's "Here on Earth" public radio program.

Professor William Bosworth Interviewed on Brian Lehrer Show

May 7, 2010

Professor William Bosworth, director of the Bronx Data Center at Lehman College, was interviewed on WNYC's Brian Lehrer show on Friday, May 7.

Chemistry Professor Wins Prestigious Feliks Gross Award

May 7, 2010

Lehman College Chemistry Professor Andrei Jitianu was honored on May 4 at the CUNY Graduate Center with the prestigious Feliks Gross Endowment Award.

Prof. Salamandra to Present Research on Syrian Miniseries at ACLS Conference

May 7, 2010

Professor Christa Salamandra (Anthropology) is one of three—out of 300—American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship recipients selected to showcase innovative research at the annual ACLS meeting in Philadelphia May 6-8.

Prof. Georges Joins AARP Board of Directors

May 6, 2010

Professor Catherine Alicia Georges, chair of Lehman College's Department of Nursing, has joined the Board of Directors of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

Provost Helps Honor Ambassador Who Warned of Armenian Genocide

April 30, 2010

Lehman Provost Dr. Mary Papazian presided at a celebration this month honoring the late U.S. Ambassador Henry Morgenthau, Sr., who tirelessly tried to alert the American government—and the world—to the mass murder of Armenian civilians during World War I.

CUNY-TV's Nueva York with Lehman Professor Patricio Lerzundi Wins Two New York Emmy Awards

April 30, 2010

CUNY-TV's Nueva York, co-hosted by Lehman Professor Patricio Lerzundi, has been recognized with two New York Emmy Awards, winning the prize for the second consecutive year.

JCT Professor to Screen Film at International Festival

April 22, 2010

Professor Susan Watson Turner (Journalism, Communication, and Theatre) will screen her film The Mattress Hustle at the 2010 Black International Cinema Festival in Berlin.

Anthropology Professor to Speak at 'Human Rights: Theory and Practice' Symposium

April 19, 2010

Professor Victoria Sanford (Anthropology Department) will give the opening lecture at the "Human Rights: Theory and Practice" Interdisciplinary Symposium on Friday, April 23, at City College's Center for Worker Education.

Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights Among Mexican Immigrants Audio Icon

April 12, 2010

Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Professor Alyshia Gálvez talks about her latest book, which examines the activism of New York-based religious organizations called Guadalupan Committees.

Food Better Than Supplements, Says Health Sciences Chair

March 30, 2010

Professor Andrea Boyar, chair of Lehman's Health Sciences Department, was quoted in the March 29, 2010 issue of

Professor Pigliucci Debates Radical Life Extension

March 19, 2010

Professor Massimo Pigliucci, chair of Lehman's Philosophy Department, was featured March 16 in a one-on-one video debate on The New York Times website, discussing the issue of radical life extension.

Professor Chen-Hayes Discusses Surrogacy as a Choice for Gay Parents

March 19, 2010

Professor Stuart Chen-Hayes (Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education) was a guest March 18 on Wendie Wilson's radio show "Gifted Journeys," which airs on the web over VoiceAmerica™ Talk Radio Network.

Programs by Two JCT Faculty Members Win Emmy Nominations

March 19, 2010

Congratulations to Professors Patricio Lerzundi and James Carney, both of the Department of Journalism, Communication, and Theatre, on the recent New York Emmy Award® nominations for their programs.

Journey to East Africa: Reflections from Professor Robyn Spencer Video Icon

March 16, 2010

Lehman History Professor Robyn Spencer recounts her journey to East Africa.

Catching Up with Professor Sanford

March 10, 2010

On leave from the Anthropology Department, Professor Victoria Sanford is spending the 2009-2010 academic year as a visiting scholar at Columbia University's Center for International Conflict Resolution and is continuing her research on feminicide and social cleansing in Guatemala.

Two Lehman College Professors Appointed Nurse Fellows at New York Academy of Medicine

March 4, 2010

Two faculty members in Lehman College's Nursing Department, Professors Catherine Alicia Georges and Keville C. Frederickson, were recently appointed as nursing fellows at the prestigious New York Academy of Medicine.

Prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship Awarded to Lehman Mathematics Professor Jason Behrstock

March 1, 2010

Lehman College Mathematics and Computer Science Professor Jason Behrstock has been awarded a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, joining 118 early-career scientists, mathematicians and economists from 56 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

DVD Featuring Lehman Faculty and Students Spotlights Equity-Based School Counseling

March 1, 2010

Dr. Stuart Chen-Hayes of Lehman College has spearheaded the creation of a new DVD that is the first to focus on equity-based school counseling, with an emphasis on ensuring academic, career and college success for all the nation's K-12 students.

Lehman Chemistry Professor's Research Provides New Clues About the Causes of Mental Retardation

February 16, 2010

Research by Lehman Chemistry Professor Manfred Philipp is shedding new light on the possible causes of mental retardation—specifically about the gene historically associated with this condition.

Professor Sanford to Speak in Florida and NYC About Her Research on Feminicide

February 8, 2010

Professor Victoria Sanford, who's on leave from her faculty position in Lehman's Department of Anthropology, will speak on February 11 at Florida Gulf Coast University about her research on feminicide, the contemporary killing of women, in Guatemala.

Professor Prohaska Elected to Board of Eastern Psychological Association

February 4, 2010

Professor Vincent Prohaska (Psychology) has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Eastern Psychological Association. He will serve a three-year term beginning June 1, 2010.

All That Jazz: Uncovering the Similarities Between Music and Math Audio Icon

February 1, 2010

What do music and math have in common? More than most people think, according to Lehman Mathematics and Computer Science Professor Rob Schneiderman.

Prof. St. John Developing New Tools to Study Evolution

January 20, 2010

What do family trees have to do with creating new flu vaccines? Everything, according to Mathematics and Computer Science Prof. Katherine St. John.

New Study by Lehman Professor Hopes to Make Metropolitan Area Greener

January 20, 2010

Even in densely populated New York City and its surrounding area, there are thousands of acres of vacant land that could be saved for conservation, according to a new study authored by Lehman College's Dr. Yuri Gorokhovich.

Dr. Gerardo Piña-Rosales Elected Honorary President of Sigma Delta Pi

January 11, 2010

Dr. Gerardo Piña-Rosales, a Professor of Spanish at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has been elected Honorary President of Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Hispanic honor society.