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Kingsborough’s CUNY Fatherhood Academy Program Names New Director

April 21, 2017 | Kingsborough Community College, Uncategorized

Kingsborough Community College named Kirk Francis as its new Program Director for the CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) program. Francis is the newest addition to the Workforce Development, Strategic Community Partnership and Continuing Education Division. Francis has extensive social service project management and leadership experience working with young men in various program settings. For several years he […]

Students Make Their Voices Heard, Through Civic Leadership and Participation Group at BMCC

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Students in the BMCC Civic Leadership and Participation group meet with NYC Council Member Inez Barron (center, front) “I want to learn how I can talk to policy makers and be a political voice for students,” said Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Early Childhood Education major Somayeh Saadat. “In one of my teacher education […]

BMCC Embraces Sustainability at Annual Fair

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff visited the annual Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Sustainability Fair on April 20 in Richard Harris Terrace. “BMCC’s Sustainability Fair shows our commitment to the exchange and implementation of the best ideas and practices to promote healthier environments, lifestyles and resource conservation,” said Thomas Ching, Chief Administrative Superintendent […]

Science Major Norbesida Bagabila Earns Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Scholarship recipient Norbesida Bagabila receives congratulatory handshake from Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Director Cecilia Marshall.   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Science major and Kaplan Scholar Norbesida Bagabila was one of nearly 3,000 community college students from across the country to apply for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 2017 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. He […]

Pulitizer Prize-Winning Cartoonist Garry Trudeau is Macaulay’s 2017 Commencement Speaker

April 21, 2017 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY proudly announces that Garry Trudeau, the first comic strip artist to win a Pulitzer Prize, will serve as the 2017 Commencement speaker. Trudeau will address Macaulay’s 500 graduates on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 3pm at the United Palace Theater in upper Manhattan. “We are thrilled to have Garry Trudeau […]

BMCC Hosts 52nd Commencement with Largest Graduating Class in the College’s History

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will confer just under 4,300 associate degrees during morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza in Manhattan, on June 2, 2017. Surpassing last year’s record number of graduates, this will be the largest graduating class in the college’s history. The morning ceremony will begin at 11:00 […]

BMCC Selects 16 Professors to Receive More Than $77K in Research Grants

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Sixteen faculty members at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) have been awarded a total of $77,338 in Faculty Development Grants to support their research and creative activity. “We were impressed by the high quality of the proposals and look forward to the results,” said Karrin E. Wilks, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic […]

Real Estate and Banking Leaders, and Award-Winning Songwriters to be Honored at “Invest in a Future” Gala, May 18

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and the BMCC Foundation will host the 2017 Gala, “Invest in a Future,” with proceeds benefiting the BMCC Scholarship Fund. The evening’s Honorees are Carol Britton, Chief Operating Officer for Corporate Services at Bank of New York Mellon, and Jeffrey Gural, Chairman of Newmark Knight Frank. Special Guest Star Honorees are Oscar® and Grammy® […]

BMCC VITA Volunteers Help Hundreds Meet Tax Deadline

April 12, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Tax season ends April 18. More than 20 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) BMCC students — IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers — are doing their part to help hundreds of citizens to meet this deadline. One BMCC tax preparer, Accounting major Vera Lipcova, enjoys delivering good news to her clients. “The best part is telling […]

BMCC Time Warner Screenwriting Fellows Present Original Work

April 10, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Professional actors read 10-minute scenes from film and television scripts written by current and former Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students at the BMCC Time Warner Screenwriting Fellowship program’s Script Reading Gala held the night of March 2 in BMCC’s Theater 2. The screenwriting fellowship was made possible by a $25,000 grant from Time […]

Fulbright Scholarships for Four Macaulay Honors College Students

April 6, 2017 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York is pleased to announce that Maneesha Bhugwansing, ’14 (Baruch College), Norine Chan, ’17 (Hunter College ) John Wetmore, ’17 (Hunter) and Alexandra (Sasha) Whittaker,’17 (City College) have received Fulbright Scholarship awards. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 […]

Distinguished Microbiologist, Immunologist, and QC Alumnus Arturo Casadevall to Explore “Martians, Mammals, and the Origin of Disease-Causing Microbes,” April 7

April 6, 2017 | Uncategorized

— Theories Covered to Include Extraterrestrial Introduction of Disease, Microbes as the Cause of Dinosaur Extinction, and Global Warming as a Factor in the Increase of Infectious Diseases — WHAT: The first presentation in the college’s Distinguished Speaker Seminar series will feature Queens College alumnus Arturo Casadevall M.D., Ph.D., renowned                         interdisciplinary researcher in microbiology and […]

Tackling Food Insecurity at Lehman College

March 30, 2017 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

The Student Life Building at Lehman College is home to various clubs, the radio station, the newspaper, and other student-related organizations. It now has a new tenant: the Herbert H. Lehman Food Bank, for students struggling with food insecurity. Members of the Lehman community gathered there for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the opening of the pantry on Wednesday afternoon.

Macaulay Honors College Sponsors the 2017 City Nature Challenge

March 30, 2017 | Uncategorized

CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College invites New Yorkers to join The City Nature Challenge 2017. Anyone within the 5 boroughs can help find all of the creatures that call our city home by joining a citizen scientist effort from April 14-18, 2017.

Lehman President Cruz Delivers “State of the College” Address

March 29, 2017 | Uncategorized

José Luis Cruz, president of Herbert H. Lehman College, The City University of New York (CUNY), announced a “grand challenge” to double the number of awarded degrees and certificates by 2030 during his “State of the College” Address on March 27, which he delivered in the Lovinger Theatre on campus in front of an audience comprised of administrators, faculty and staff members, students and guests. The event marked Dr. Cruz’s first “State of the College” address since taking office in August 2016.

MEOC Celebrates 50 Years of Free Educational and Workforce Development Services for Underserved New Yorkers

March 27, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Manh Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will celebrate 50 years providing critical academic and vocational services to underserved residents of Harlem and throughout New York City with an elegant evening of community building and entertainment. The fundraising gala, “Celebrating 50 Years,” will be held Wednesday, May 3 at Harlem’s legendary Alhambra Ballroom, 2116 Adam […]

BMCC Veterans Resource Center Grows to Serve CUNY’s Largest Student Veteran Population

March 23, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

When Brooklyn native Larry Rivera returned to civilian life in 2013, he was uncertain about his future. He had just completed 10 years in the U.S. Army that included three deployments to Afghanistan where he was injured during combat. After a short stint in Florida where he worked as a landscaper at a golf course, […]

Macaulay Honors College Students Win Fulbright Awards

March 22, 2017 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York is pleased to announce that John Wetmore, ’17 (Hunter College) and Alexandra (Sasha) Whittaker,’17 (City College) have received Fulbright Scholarship awards. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Sasha Whittaker is […]

Macaulay Students “Three-peat” as Scholar-Athletes of the Month

March 13, 2017 | Uncategorized

For the third month in a row, a student from Macaulay Honors College has been designated a Scholar-Athlete of the month. Timothy Sweeney, ’17 (College of Staten Island) is the CUNYAC-Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar-Athlete of the Month for February. The senior from Staten Island, NY has accumulated a 3.86 GPA while majoring in Math […]

NEW REPORT: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM MUST ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF WOMEN

March 9, 2017 | Uncategorized

  Women Have Not Benefited From Criminal Justice Reform to the Same Extent as Men ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF JUSTICE-INVOLVED WOMEN WILL RESULT IN A FAIRER AND MORE EFFECTIVE SYSTEM MARCH 8, 2017 – NEW YORK, NY. The number of women in the American justice system has grown exponentially in recent decades, by more than 700% […]