Borough of Manhattan Community College

Shirley Fiterman Art Center Presents: Siri Berg, “In Color”

October 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Shirley Fiterman Art Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is presenting artist Siri Berg, In Color, a Solo Retrospective from November 17, 2016 to February 4, 2017. In Color will span nearly six decades of Berg’s work including rarely-exhibited paintings and assemblage from the late 1960s right up to the large-scale […]

Yuno Institute Visits BMCC Early Childhood Center

October 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

On October 21, a small delegation from the Yuno Institute Preschool in Tokyo, Japan, came to visit with members of the BMCC Early Childhood Center to learn about early education program offerings, teaching methods and school structure. The visiting delegation included Chi Taroda, Mitsuyo Fujita, Toshiyuki Furuki, Institute chairman; Maiko Iwashita and Yuumi Suto. The […]

BMCC and City Tech Collaborate to Help Aspiring STEM Majors Pass Gateway Math Courses

October 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Teams of Mathematics instructors from Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and New York City College of Technology (City Tech/CUNY) are in the second year of an ambitious five-year cross-campus collaboration to digitally transform gateway math courses and break down seemingly insurmountable barriers to career advancement in STEM fields. The project, “Opening Gateways to Completion: […]

BMCC Launches Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Economics Degree Program

October 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) can now earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Economics. The new major is offered through the Department of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice, chaired by Professor Sangeeta K. Bishop. “Economics relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make […]

BMCC Receives More Than 400K for Comprehensive Educator Empowerment Program

October 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Teacher Education department of The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will create a model school for its early childhood and elementary education students at PS 125, a public elementary school in West Harlem with support from a $408,090 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Rebecca Garte, BMCC Professor of Teacher Education and project […]

BMCC Learning Academy Receives More Than $2.6 Million to Expand Successful Program

October 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

October 19, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $2,625,000 Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand the BMCC Learning Academy, which will to serve at least 2,800 students over the next five years. This small-cohort program — which began in 2012 and served only freshmen — was […]

Out in Two Welcomes 35 Scholars to Fall 2016 Cohort

October 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

2016 Out In Two Award Scholars Ceremony Click here for more photos Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomed 35 students to the Out in Two scholarship program during the Fall 2016 induction ceremony and luncheon October 18 in Theater II at 199 Chambers. The scholarship, founded by BMCC President Antonio Pérez, provides tuition scholarships […]

A Musical History of the Lower East Side Coming to BMCC TPAC

October 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

    BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in Lower Manhattan, proudly announces A Musical History of the Lower East Side, performing on Friday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m. This special concert will present songs reflecting the ethnicity of the Irish, Italian, Jewish, Hispanic and African-American residents of New York City’s […]

Message from the President

October 14, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To the BMCC Community: Last week, Hurricane Matthew destroyed parts of Haiti, the Caribbean and southeastern coasts along our country including sections of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. In a time when terrorism has taken center stage in our concerns for safety, it is important to acknowledge the devastating impact of natural disasters […]

BMCC Aims to Close ‘STEM Gap’ with $6 Million Grant

October 6, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R): Christopher Stein, Erwin Wong and Mete Kok   Latinos account for more than half of total U.S. population growth — yet make up less than 10 percent of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workforce, according to a 2016 report by the Pew Research Foundation. This gap is being closed at Borough of […]

BMCC Ranks Among Nation’s Top Community Colleges

October 6, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) continues to rank as one of the nation’s top colleges for awarding associate degrees, according to the 2016 Community College Week (CCWeek) Top 100 associate degree producers report released on September 30, 2016. The rankings are based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. BMCC ranks #11 […]

BMCC Honors 4.0 Achievers

October 6, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Former BMCC Achiever and graduate Shannon Kidd talks to students via Skype. Click here for photo gallery   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Office of Student Affairs recognized 255 current students who completed 12 or more credits and have maintained a 4.0 GPA at the end of the 2016 spring semester during a ceremony […]

Chromatic Space Opens in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center

October 6, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) opened a new exhibition, Chromatic Space, on Thursday, September 22 in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center. The exhibition was curated by Jonathan D. Lippincott and features artists from American Abstract Artists (AAA), a non-profit organization that has contributed to the development and acceptance of abstract art since its founding […]

BMCC/CUNY Encourages Voter Participation

September 26, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) student Jaime Rodriguez is not particularly enthused about any of the candidates running for President of the United States. Still, there is nothing that would stop him from casting his vote in November 8 election, he says. “If you don’t vote, you have no grounds to complain about policies […]

BMCC Receives $230,407 from NSF for Research on Dark Matter

September 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC Professor of Science Quinn Minor   “If there were no dark matter, life wouldn’t exist,” says BMCC Professor of Science and astrophysicist Quinn Minor. He just received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $235,407 to study cold, or slow-moving dark matter, and explains its role in our existence. Early stars “spit out heavier […]

Fifteen to Finish: Why Taking 15 Credits Is a Good Idea

September 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(Clockwise, starting upper left): Alex Guarino, Mirella Gerer, Victor Palacios, Chunyan Zhou, Tesfamichael Demeke, Shannon Kidd, Juana Encinas   While 12 credits technically qualifies as full-time, students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) are maximizing their financial aid and graduating sooner, by taking 15 credits per semester. To reach that goal, students take advantage […]

BMCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast, October 18

September 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 On Tuesday, October 18, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY will host its Leadership Breakfast, featuring Debra Baker, Managing Director, Head of Global Risk Solutions of BNY Mellon Asset Servicing. The breakfast, sponsored by the BMCC Foundation, is scheduled to take place on the 13th floor of the […]

Douglas Israel named Director of Government and Community Relations at BMCC

September 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY welcomes Douglas Israel as the college’s Director of Government and Community Relations. Mr. Israel has more than 15 years experience in developing and implementing government relations, advocacy, and community engagement strategies. Most recently, he served as the Director of Research and Policy with The Center for Arts Education where he […]

BMCC to Host Groundbreaking Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Justice

September 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will host Transcending Punishment: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Inequality & Social Justice on October 7-8 at the BMCC campus. Conference speakers and panel sessions will focus on scholarly and practical approaches to social justice, according to Michelle Ronda, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, BMCC, who is co-organizing the event with […]

A BMCC Student’s Message of Hope on 9/11

September 8, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) student Luis Guerra Bernal was playing soccer with friends in Bogotá, Colombia on the early morning of September 11, 2001. Later, he and his friends went into a coffee shop to get something to drink. Inside, television news was being broadcast about planes crashing into the Twin Towers at […]