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February 5-11, 2024

Lehman Weekly

College Events, Updates, and Extras

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“The opening of our new Nursing Education, Research, and Practice Center represents our commitment to our students, our community, and our city.”

Lehman College President Fernando Delgado

What a Day: Lehman College's new Nursing Education, Research, and Practice Center officially opened on Thursday, February 1. State, city, and CUNY officials joined the campus community to celebrate.

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Lehman Networks: It was a full house in the Studio Theatre for CEO Paul Knopp's conversation with President Delgado this Tuesday. New York Jobs CEO Council and Lehman College School of Business teamed up to bring Knopp and colleagues to Lehman. (Photo by Janel Martinez)

News, Updates, and More

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Lehman and the NYBG Look Ahead

President Fernando Delgado speaks about Lehman's partnership with the New York Botanical Garden at a January 30 event previewing the Garden’s new strategic plan.

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Telemundo visits CUNY on the Concourse to speak to staff and students about its new cannabis program. Interested in the cannabis industry? Attend the Bronx Business Tech Incubator's upcoming virtual panel.

 Faculty Experts In the News 

Study Measures Population Shift

Led by Lehman College Distinguished Professor Laird Begard (Latin American and Latino Studies Dept.), a new study by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center reports a significant decrease in the Puerto Rican population in New York City.

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Watching Reality TV This Way Can Create Real Connection

Professor Nicholas Boston (Journalism and Media Studies Dept.) shares his thoughts with Gothamist about how viewing parties at bars help bring audiences closer to their favorite reality TV shows. 

Boosting Morale Means Honoring Humanness

Lecturer Julia Hood (Counseling, Leadership, Literacy & Special Education Dept.) shares employer tips for boosting employee morale and retention with Quartz.

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Explaining a Contradiction in Bitcoin Prices

Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) were approved, so why has the price of bitcoin dropped? Professor Sean Stein Smith answers in Forbes

Lehmanite Spotlights

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Winging It: Congratulations to Belkes Stambouli (third from left), who defended her master's thesis in biological sciences on Taenaris butterfly chemical defense mechanisms. Belkes is pictured here with her thesis committee: Lehman professors Edward Kennelly (right) and Renuka Sankaran (left) and City College professor David Lohman, second from left.  (Photo by Yi Zhao)

Professor with Math Students

Factoring In Success: Professor Christina Sormani (Mathematics) was named a 2024 Fellow by the Association for Women in Mathematics. Sormani's advice for students:

Never let anyone tell you that you are not skilled enough to continue on to more advanced courses in mathematics or that you don't need to take that next mathematics course. Ask instead what path you should take...

Alumni Wins

“We will never forget how beautifully we were remembered on a Saturday afternoon in the APEX, 50 years after our 1974 championship game.”

Lancer Point Guard Nick McNickle, B.S. '75, M.S. '79

Lancers Strike Again: Lehman College Athletics hosted an alumni weekend with wins for men's volleyball and men's and women's basketball. The 1975 Lancers (now known as the Lightning) were celebrated with an award presented to freshman coach Ted Hurwitz (below, top center).

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Featured Events

Black History Month Continues! 🌟

Library Walking Tours are still available.

 This Week 

Opening Reception for VARIATIONS: Selections from the Benefit Print Project

Wednesday, February 7, 5-8 p.m.

The Lehman College Art Gallery invites all to a free opening reception for VARIATIONS. The selected prints of artists' work were published by the Benefit Print Project. Get information and RSVP.

CIE Orientation: Chat, Learn, Code Workshop

Friday, February 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

This workshop will acquaint students with the CUNY Inclusive Economy program and enhance their career readiness using up-to-date technologies like ChatGPT and BARD. Takes place in Gillet Hall, room 226. RSVP here.

 Save the Date 

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Book Talk with Professor Lewis R. Gordon: Black Existentialism & Decolonizing Knowledge

Thursday, February 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Distinguished Lehman alumnus and world-renowned philosopher Lewis R. Gordon will talk about his new book. RSVP here.

Writing Across the Curriculum: Engagement, Equity, and Antiracism

Friday, February 16, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Join Lehman College and Hostos Community College in the Music Building dining rooms for a collaborative conference that imagines the possible futures of writing and writing instruction. This event is geared toward faculty, however all are welcome. Register today.

No Mas Melting Pot 🌟

Tuesday, February 27, 6 p.m.

A panel of successful Afro-Latinas will lead an evening of reflection, empowerment, and inspiration in the Music Building Recital Hall. They will delve into the intersectionality between stereotypes and conventional notions of success and identity within the vibrant tapestry of Latina diaspora. Don't miss it.

Internship Scene

Career & Internship Fair

Tuesday, March 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Meet with recruiters from 70+ organizations offering full-time, part-time, internship, volunteer, and seasonal opportunities. Network with recruiters and learn about available career paths. Open to all current Lehman College students and alumni. Sign up.

Scene at Lehman

Funky Collage of 2 Building Shots

Setup: Margaret Ibasco strolled down College Path before last week's ribbon cutting event and shared this collage of photos of the new nursing building.

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Nursing Students in Uniform

Main Event: After the ceremony, the community posed for photos. Included above are CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Lehman president Fernando Delgado, Vice President for Administration and Finance Rene Rotolo, and Elgloria Harrison, dean of the School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing. See more photos from the event including tours of the facility here. (Photos including Photo of the Week by Lehman College Multimedia Center)

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Black Resilience: A self-guided tour of music, spoken word, exhibits, and soul food, were features of last week's Black History Month event in the Student Life Building. (Photo by Mildred Perez)



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