Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Student to Study HIV and Conflict in Uganda

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

BMCC student Michael Clark will head to Uganda for the Fall 2016 semester where he will study the role of conflict and stigma in public health, primarily as it relates to HIV. The trip will be funded by two awards Clark received in March 2016; the Access Africa scholarship from the School of International Training […]

BMCC Receives NEH Award of Almost $100,000 for Asian American Studies Project

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

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) just received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) award of $99,998 to fund a year-long project, “Building Asian American Studies across the Community College Classroom.” The Project Director is Soniya Munshi, BMCC Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences and Human Services, and the project […]

BMCC Professor Sophia Aidiniou Builds Organ Donor Awareness

April 14, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC students volunteer at organ donation event on campus.   BMCC Health Education Professor Sophia Aidiniou and Karen Cummings, a New York organ donor education specialist, appeared together on the CUNY Television episode, “Independent Sources: Crisis not Averted” that first aired March 29. Their segment begins at 16:20 into the episode, and examines cultural reasons […]

Provost Wilks Tapped for Inaugural Class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship

April 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Karrin Wilks was recently selected by The Aspen Institute for its inaugural class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship. Wilks is one of 40 extraordinary leaders who are being recognized for having the drive and capacity to transform community colleges to achieve higher levels of student success.  “I […]

BMCC Students Speak at United Nations

April 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY Computer Science major Hector Liang fell in love with New York City the first time he visited the city in 2012. Raised in Venezuela by Chinese parents, Liang moved to New York to study at BMCC in 2015. “BMCC attracted me with its Start Here, Go Anywhere motto,” Liang said. But Liang […]

Storytime With the President

April 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) President Antonio Pérez read the children’s books “Frog on a Log” and “Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa” to a captive audience of two-to-five year olds during a visit to BMCC’s Early Childhood Center April 6. Around 20 youngsters sat on the floor in a semi-circle around the President. “Which […]

Curtain Call for a Career in Theatre

April 5, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC theatre majors Sean Davide Richardson and Christian Cordova On January 26, three Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) theatre majors; Sean-Davide Richardson, Jacquellyn Collier and Christian Cordova, took the MetroNorth train to Danbury, Connecticut with their professor, Lori Key. They were headed to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) at Western Connecticut […]

Fulbright Faculty Raise BMCC’s Global Profile

April 5, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Professor and Fulbright Scholar Cynthia Wiseman   At Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), faculty are breaking ground in research from the social to molecular sciences, earning significant grant awards and garnering prestigious honors. Among these are BMCC’s faculty Fulbright Scholars, Cynthia Wiseman, Elizabeth Whitney and Cheryl J. Fish. The Fulbright Scholarship program, managed […]

NEW BMCC Mobile App Gives Users Access Anywhere

April 4, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Getting information about Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) just got a little easier. Now, anyone can Start Here. Access Anywhere with a mobile device. BMCC has a new free mobile app for Android and Apple devices, available through the Apple App Store and through the Google Play Store. BMCC President Antonio Pérez says BMCC […]

BMCC Modern Languages Colloquium Set for April 4

April 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Modern Languages Department is getting ready for its 19th annual Colloquium set for April 4, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in Richard Harris Terrace at 199 Chambers Street. This year’s colloquium is called Music of the World: World of Music. The event will celebrate music traditions from […]

The Conference of Birds, a New Exhibit, Opens May 18 in Shirley Fiterman Art Center

April 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

A new exhibit, “The Conference of Birds,” showcases work by 35 artists from New York City and beyond, and opens with a reception on Wednesday, May 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, 81 Barclay Street in Lower Manhattan. The exhibit, curated by Brenda Zlamany, will run through Saturday, July […]

Tribeca Film Festival Debuts the ReActor at BMCC

April 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Tribeca Film Festival debuted the ReActor, the world’s first computerized acting judge, just outside Theatre One on the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) campus at 199 Chambers St. on Tuesday March 29. Through the magic of voice and facial recognition technology combined with motion sensors, the ReActor recorded and then scored BMCC students […]

BMCC Out in Two Program Welcomes 43 New Students

March 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

March 24, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomed 43 new students to the Out in Two scholarship program during the Spring 2016 induction ceremony on March 22. Combined, the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 cohorts will be the largest number of students in the Out in Two academic program’s 17-year -history. More than […]

BMCC Opens New Fitness Center

March 17, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

A large crowd of Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students, faculty and staff gathered at the new BMCC Fitness Center to cut a ribbon and officially open the state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday, March 16. Vice President of Student Affairs Marva Craig summed up the facility’s mission by saying, “This is about body and mind, […]

BMCC and NYACH Partner to Improve Direct Support Professional Program

March 9, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (NYACH) has partnered with Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) to enhance the college’s credit-bearing Direct Support Professional (DSP) program, which prepares individuals to provide direct care services to people with intellectual and physical disabilities. The enhanced DSP curriculum is being developed with direct input from DSP […]

BMCC President Antonio Perez Delivers State of the College Address

March 9, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

March 8, 2016 BMCC President Antonio Pérez presented his annual State of the College Address to the college community on Tuesday, March 8 in Theatre 2 on the college’s main campus. Students, faculty and staff filled the theatre’s tiered seating and the President covered BMCC’s milestones, new initiatives and achievements reached in the past year. […]

BMCC Professor Receives Homeland Security Grant to Study Crowd Behavior in Major Transit Hubs

February 26, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Each day, millions of people make their way through New York City’s bus, train and air transportation hubs. Keeping a close eye on their movement are thousands of cameras, positioned on every corner, stairwell and open space. But what happens when an elevator breaks down? Where do crowds exit to the street if a stairway […]

BMCC Undergraduate Research Poster Winners Announced

February 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The 2016 BMCC Undergraduate Research Symposium, Faculty Panel Discussion and Poster Sessions I and II were held February 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the college’s main campus building in Lower Manhattan. The day kicked off with student oral presentations in Theatre 2. Six students took the stage to narrate slides highlighting their […]

Women’s HerStory Month Kicks off with Women and Power Conference on March 2

February 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will present Women’s Herstory Month, March 1 through April 12. On the schedule are panels, films, live performance, workshops and many other events. The month will kick off with a day-long conference on March 2: Women and Power 2016. The conference will open with welcoming remarks by Antonio Perez, […]

BMCC Welcomes Three New Academic Leaders

February 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

(L to R): Jim Berg, Janice Zummo and Christopher Shults   In its efforts to enhance student retention, faculty excellence and institutional growth, the Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY), has brought on board three new deans, two of whom are filling new positions within the College. Christopher Shults, […]