Borough of Manhattan Community College

Online Textbook Program Saves Criminal Justice Majors Thousands of Dollars

November 10, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Starting Spring 2017, Criminal Justice (CRJ) majors at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) can bypass traditional textbooks in their Criminal Justice required courses and instead use Open Educational Resources (OER), or online textbooks. By Fall 2018, they will have OER options in all of their required courses, both Criminal Justice courses and those in […]

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Ustad Shafaat Khan

November 9, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-renowned Indian Classical musician, on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Ustad Shafaat Khan has performed worldwide from India to Japan. He has shared a television performance with Ray Charles in Germany and recently performed alongside Stevie […]

STEMfest Showcases Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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

  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) hosted its second annual STEMfest on Thursday, November 2 in Richard Harris Terrace at the college’s 199 Chambers Street campus. Over the course of four hours, several hundred students took part in the event, which showcased research and internship opportunities, career options, pathways to senior colleges and other […]

Raising Awareness of Mental Health Wellness

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

As part of CUNY Month, the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Counseling Center will host the college’s first Happiness Expo on November 10 in Richard Harris Terrace at 199 Chambers Street. The event is presented in collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs, Athletics Department, Office of Student Activities, Peer Mentoring Program, Single Stop, […]

BMCC Honors Program to Launch Fall 2017

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

  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students seeking the heightened challenge of an Honors Program will have that option in Fall 2017. Development of the program began in 2014 with a team of faculty and staff co-chaired by Jason Schneiderman, Professor of English, and Erwin Wong, Dean for Academic Programs and Instruction. “We reviewed […]

BMCC Shows Appreciation to its Donors With Music and Art

November 3, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC donors were treated to live entertainment, a world-class art exhibit and warm welcome on November 1 at the 2016 Donor Appreciation Cocktail Reception held in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center. As the evening got underway, donors to the college, including BMCC Foundation Board Members and their guests, special friends, faculty and administrators of the […]

BMCC Announces Inaugural Faculty Leadership Fellow Cohort

November 3, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Fourteen BMCC faculty members will participate in the inaugural Faculty Leadership Fellows Program at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). The program has been made possible through a grant from the American Express Foundation and will begin with an intensive seminar, January 9-13, 2017. The goal of the Leadership Program is to develop faculty leadership […]

BMCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

November 3, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

November is Hispanic Heritage Month at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and organizers say this year’s theme — Engaging the World and Building Community — is especially relevant against the backdrop of the 2016 Presidential election and the national dialogue about immigration in the United States. “The goal of this year’s event is to […]

Free IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center Opens at BMCC

November 3, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The BMCC community took advantage of the first day of operation of the college’s IDNYC pop-up enrollment center in Room S642 at 199 Chambers Street on November 2. The center will be open on various dates through November 18. IDNYC is an official government-issued identification card available to all city residents age 14 and older, […]

BMCC Hosts Town Hall on Middle States Self-Study Process

November 3, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  On October 28 in Theatre 2, BMCC hosted its first Town Hall to update students, faculty and staff on the status of the college’s Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) institutional self-study. During his opening remarks, BMCC President Antonio Pérez said the Middle States Commission provides accreditation after evaluating how effectively a college […]

Walk With Me: Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence

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

On October 27, as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the BMCC Women’s Resource Center sponsored the 12th Annual Walk With Me: Domestic Violence Silent Procession at 199 Chambers Street. The walk began with a gathering of faculty, students and staff in Richard Harris Terrace, and a presentation in which Deborah Parker, Director of […]

BMCC Positioned for Sustainable and Energy Efficient Future

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

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and the New York Power Authority will begin installing the largest solar array in Manhattan on its rooftop at 199 Chambers Street in Spring 2017. Over 900 solar panels will be placed on the roof and the mechanical room facing West Street. The photovoltaic array will be capable of […]

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 […]