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Professor DelaCruz Named Scholar for the HIV Intervention Science Training Program

We congratulate Prof. DelaCruz for being selected as a Scholar for the HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Underrepresented New Investigators (HISTP) at the Columbia School of Social Work. Only four fellows are selected each year to receive intensive and specialized mentorship, including pilot funding and access to a multitude of resources and expert consultation.

As a HISTP Scholar, Dr. DelaCruz will receive $20,000 grant for his pilot study: “Morbidity and Mortality among HIV Positive Older Hispanics in NYC: Toward Cost-Effective Interventions.”

Department Welcomes Three Faculty Members

Economics and Business department welcomes three faculty members to the department beginning in Fall 2014.

    • Eva de Francisco joins the department as Associate Professor and was previously also an Associate Professor at Towson University, Towson, Maryland. She will primarily teach Economics and Finance courses.
    • Nikolaos Papanikolaou joins the department as Assistant Professor and was previously a Lecturer in the department. He will primarily teach Economics and Statistics courses.
    • Shirley Bishop joins the department as Lecturer and was previously adjunct/substitute instructor in the department. She will primarily teach Human Resource Management courses.

The department is very excited to have these experts as part of the Lehman family, and confident that their addition will be very beneficial for student learning.

Students Visit the NYSE

On May 7, 2014, students taking courses in the Department of Economics and Business, and members of Economics and Business Club and the Pre-Business Club took a tour of the famous New York Stock Exchange. On their visit, students were provided an overview of the workings and history of the NYSE and were given opportunities to engage in discussions with members of the exchange who make markets and trades. Students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to visit the exchange and were very appreciative of the opportunity to visit the famous NY and financial landmark.

On this trip they were led by faculty members Deborah Sanders and Amod Choudhary. The trip provides an opportunity for students to experience in-person concepts that are discussed in their courses at Lehman College.

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