Borough of Manhattan Community College

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, […]

Over 100 BMCC Professors and Staff Join Middle States Self-Study Process and Launch

February 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    On February 5, 2016, BMCC launched its Middle States decennial self-study process, part of the college’s ongoing cycle of accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), a unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. “As we implement our college-wide strategic plan, which will be published shortly, we […]

BMCC Names Odelia Levy as Chief Diversity Officer

February 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Borough Manhattan Community College/City University of New York welcomes Odelia Levy as its Chief Diversity Officer and Special Advisor to the President. Prior to BMCC, Ms. Levy served as the Executive Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity with the New York City Department of Education’s Office of General Counsel. In her role, Ms. […]

BMCC Faculty Showcase: Art/Works

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Artwork by BMCC Professor John Goodrich, one of 33 faculty artists featured in upcoming exhibit   Faculty artists at Borough of Manhattan Community College/The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY) will showcase their work in an upcoming exhibit, Art/Works, opening Wednesday, February 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Shirley Fiterman Art […]

BMCC African Heritage Month Begins February 3

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

A month filled with performances, film screenings, lectures and other activities is set for African Heritage Month at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) in February. The celebration of African American culture and history kicks off February 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the main campus cafeteria where there will be a music […]

Four BMCC Professors Win Diana Hacker Award

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Prof. Jeff Gonzalez, who along with professors Christa Baiada, John Beaumont and Nancy Derbyshire has been awarded the Diana Hacker Award   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) professors Christa Baiada, John Beaumont, Nancy Derbyshire and Jeff Gonzalez have been awarded the Diana Hacker Award in the category of Fostering Student Success at the […]

BMCC’s Italian Program Enrollment is Among the Largest in the Nation

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Professor Tom Means of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Modern Languages Department recently discovered that the BMCC Italian program, in which enrollment has quadrupled since 2000, is the largest Italian program among community colleges, nationwide. Professor Means has also just published an article examining language learning, in Italica, a top peer-reviewed journal in […]

BMCC Welcomes Three New Academic Leaders

January 28, 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, […]

BMCC Office of Internships and Experiential Learning Prepares Students for Success in the Workplace

January 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) now have more opportunities to gain valuable real-world experience outside the classroom. In November 2015, the college established its Office of Internships and Experiential Learning. “BMCC is committed to expanding internship and experiential learning opportunities for BMCC students, both as a proven engagement and retention strategy, and […]

BMCC Ranked Sixth Fastest Growing Community College of its Size in United States

January 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) ranked #6 among the fastest growing public two-year colleges of its size in the United States from fall 2013 to fall 2014 according to data complied by Community College Week magazine in its December issue. Among schools with more than 10,000 enrollees, BMCC grew its student population to […]

Student Volunteers Get Tax Payers the Credit They Deserve

January 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Accounting Professor Corinne Crawford   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students gain valuable experience as IRS-certified volunteers providing free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Accounting Professor Angela Jervis started the VITA program at BMCC in 2013. “I was a member of the Student Affairs committee of the BMCC Academic […]