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May 20-26, 2024

Lehman Weekly

College Events, Updates, and Extras

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The spring semester winds down on campus as finals have concluded and Commencement approaches.

(Photo by Cristian J. Vasquez)

News, Updates, and More

 In the News 

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Making the Case for AI in Schools

Lehman Provost Jorge Silva-Puras and Lecturer Ryan Miller (Philosophy) explain the role AI can play in the classroom. The Riverdale Press has the story from the Bronx EdTech Showcase held on May 3.

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Pride at Lehman

The Riverdale Press reports on the May 8 pride party hosted at Lehman with guests from the NoH8 Campaign. Students and faculty share that Lehman is a safe, inclusive campus for LGBTQ+ individuals. (Photo by Gary Jean-Juste)

“Visibility is important. (So is) showing queer and trans students there are people on campus supporting them.”

Professor Ben Holtzman (History), Crystal Queer Faculty Advisor

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Reasons to Run

The 46th Annual “Run the Bronx” event on May 4 aims to improve the health outcomes of Bronx children and their families. Luis Soltero-Rodriguez, Director, Veterans and Military Affairs and US Army Veteran, explains to Norwood News what the run means to him. (Photo by Miriam Quiñones)

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MVPs for Bronx Kids

The Bronx Times and Pix11 report on the annual SBH Health System Youth football camp held at Lehman on May 10. SBH Health System teams up with Giants player Kayvon Thibodeaux and former Jets player Quincy Enunwa in an effort to promote mental wellness and physical activity among children.

Podcasts 🎙️

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Persistent Settler Colonialism

The Indoor Voices Podcast invites Professor Bryan Warde (Social Work) to talk about his most recent book, Colorblind: Indigenous and Black Disproportionality Across Criminal Justice Systems, with the host of episode 97, Richard Relkin.

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LEAP Into Leadership

LEAP into Business Podcast hosts Sean Stein Smith and Lawrence Fauntleroy travel to WABC 770 to record a conversation with Red Apple Group CEO and self-made billionaire John Catsimatidis, author of How Far Do You Want To Go.


Faith Meets Politics

Assistant Professor Eileen Markey (Journalism and Media Studies) discusses the complexities of Catholic voting in the US in the Irish Echo.


Latest in Crypto

Sean Stein Smith shares why it is important to protect investors, and others lessons learned from FTX's bankruptcy via his latest piece in Forbes



Advancing Research in the Humanities and Interpretive Social Sciences

Assistant Professor Eve Eure (English) receives the 2024 ACLS Project Development Grant for research on "Intergenerational Testimonials and the Politics of Black Cherokee Belonging."


HistoryMaker at Lehman

Associate Professor Anne Rice (Africana Studies) is a HistoryMakers Innovations in Pedagogy and Teaching Fellow for the 2024-2025 academic year.


From the Bronx to the University of the South

Lecturer Matthew Frye-Castillo (English) is the winner of a prestigious Tennessee Williams Scholarship in Nonfiction from the Sewanee Writers Conference. He plans to work on an essay collection about mixed-race identity and redefining oneself.

"I’m especially excited because I will be working with Jaquira Díaz and Aisha Sabatini Sloan, two authors I have taught in “Writing Essentials” and “LGBTQIA+ Literature."

Engrave a Lehman Legacy 🧱

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Walkway of Fame: Lehman's commemorative brick program is back just in time for end of year celebrations. Be a part of Lehman College history and help provide scholarships for future generations of Lehman students! Purchase your brick here.

Featured Events

Summer and fall registration is underway. Make up, catch up, or accelerate your degree!

 Save the Date 

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56th Annual Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 30, 10 a.m.

Lehman College celebrates the hard work of the Class of ’24. Graduates from fall '23, winter '24, spring '24, and summer '24 are eligible to participate in the ceremony. Bookmark this page for details.

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Spring Fling

Wednesday, June 12, 6-9 p.m.

Lehman's Spring Fling will be a celebratory garden party like no other. The Honorable Letitia A. James ’82, NYS Attorney General, is the featured speaker and Bally’s Corporation Chairman Soo Kim will be the esteemed honoree. Guests will watch the winning performers of Lehman’s Got Talent, enjoy cuisine from Taste of the Bronx, and bid on Lehman’s first series of NFTs and other items in a silent auction. Purchase tickets here.

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Scene at Lehman

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Capping Off Their Studies: The SEEK program and EmpowerU held mortarboard decorating events for students set to graduate. (Photos by Mildred Perez)

Kids by Olmec Head

Drawing Sculpture: The Lehman College Art Gallery held an inclusive family event. During a tour of campus, children were given a pencil and paper to draw the Olmec head as they also learned about its history. (Photo c/o Deborah Yasinsky) Sign up for the next inclusive family event here.

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Speaking Up: Lehman Media held an Open Stage event, one of many end of year club events in the Student Life Building. (Photos by Mildred Perez)

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Getting Ready: Buildings and Grounds ready the campus for Commencement.



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