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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 […]

Plants Science: The Chemistry Set of the Future; Noted Lehman College Scientist Featured in Latest Issue of ‘Science’ Journal

September 16, 2016 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

Plants. Humans rely on them for everything: from the air we breathe to the food we eat to the medicine they yield to heal our bodies. But do we know everything we need to know about them? In the latest issue of the journal Science (September 16, 2016), devoted to Translational Plant Science, researchers show how new technologies are redefining how plant biology will meet demands of health, medicine, energy, and agriculture.

CUNY School of Professional Studies to Launch Emergency Grant for Students Following Gerstner Family Foundation Award

September 8, 2016 | School of Professional Studies, Uncategorized

New York, NY – September 8, 2016 – A substantial grant from the Gerstner Family Foundation is helping the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) establish the CUNY SPS Emergency Grant to support its students in need. The new grant will provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to […]

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 […]

Finding a Healthy Balance Between Nutrition and College Life

September 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Is the so-called “Freshman 15” an urban myth? Is it true that college students typically gain weight, their first year? “For some it doesn’t occur and for others it does,” says Gloria McNamara, a professor in the Health Education Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). “If you’re aware it’s a possibility, you can […]

BMCC Receives Grant to Create Cybersecurity Concentration

August 31, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $770,000 grant from the Advanced Technical Education (ATE) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a three-year project, “Fostering Student Success in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.” BMCC is one of approximately 80 recipients nationwide — and one of four community colleges — to receive […]

BMCC Receives Grant to Create Cybersecurity Concentration

August 29, 2016 | Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $770,000 grant from the Advanced Technical Education (ATE) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a three-year project, “Fostering Student Success in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.” BMCC is one of approximately 80 recipients nationwide — and one of four community colleges — to receive […]

BMCC Foundation Scholars Announced for Fall 2016

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

At Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) seven out of 10 students attend tuition-free, having qualified for federal and state aid based on family income. In a college where the student body has peaked at more than 27,000 in recent years, that is a considerable amount of aid — but it doesn’t cover all students […]

BMCC Students Ready for 2016 Fall Semester

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

New and returning students filled hallways and classrooms across campus on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). Throughout BMCC’s campus, the floors are freshly waxed and everything has been cleaned for the onslaught of learning activity. “From a physical facility point of view, we’re ready. We’ve […]

BMCC Student Among 18 Nationwide Selected for Accounting Program

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

L-R: Dr. Jean Wells (Howard University), Karlyn Hayes (Student, Santa Monica College), Mariam Gouem (Student, Bronx Community College), Tahnea Laran Carter (Student, Santa Monica College), Asmir Nikocevic (Student, BMCC), Dr. Anthony J. Anderson (Judge, Howard University)   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Accounting major Asmir Nikocevic was among 18 community college students nationwide selected […]

Students Present STEM Research Projects

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC students with their mentors/professors from BMCC, City Tech and Baruch College   On Saturday, August 20 in Fiterman Hall, 21 BMCC students presented summaries of their STEM research projects made possible through the Minority Student Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) of the U.S. Department of Education. Guests at the event were welcomed by MESIP Student […]

SUNY MEOC Awarded more than $1 Million to Guide Students Through Academic Pipeline

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Francisco de la Cruz, BMCC student who has benefited from SUNY MEOC’s TRIO program.   The State University of New York, Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (SUNY MEOC), which is administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and located on 125th Street in Harlem, received a five-year renewal of its funding from the Federal TRIO […]

Professors’ Grant-Funded Research Projects Examine Curriculum, Pedagogy and Mobile Navigation

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

BMCC Professors and Principal Investigators Lesley Rennis, Hao Tang and Gloria McNamara August 19, 2016 The role of community colleges in America’s higher education system is critical, and professors at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) continue to seek opportunities to explore new methods and techniques to improve the learning experience for students. Recently, BMCC […]

Proyecto Access Step Students Show Off Their Work During Engineering Day

August 18, 2016 | Uncategorized

On Aug. 9, the Savoy Multipurpose Room was transformed into a science and technology testing laboratory, as more than 100 students from Hostos’ “Proyecto Access STEP” participated in the annual Engineering Day and Closing Ceremony.

BMCC Partners with IAB Education Foundation to Offer Digital Training Course

August 17, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has partnered with IAB Education Foundation and its iDiverse initiative to offer a free digital training course to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the digital media and marketing industry. IDiverse will cover the students’ tuition fees, and connect them […]

Gina Cherry Joins BMCC as CETLS Director

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomes Gina Cherry as the new Academic Faculty Development Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (CETLS). CETLS serves as a resource and forum for BMCC faculty and staff as they work to strengthen their teaching, learning and scholarship. As CETLS Director, Cherry will lead faculty development […]