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BMCC Receives Generous Gift From Supporter Loretta Lee

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

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Foundation has received a $75,000 gift from Merchant House International Group founder Loretta Lee. The money will be used to fund a scholarship, an international internship and an upcoming art exhibit. The BMCC Foundation, Inc. Loretta Lee Scholarship is for students graduating in Spring/Summer 2016. The selected student will […]

American Express Awards $100,000 Grant to BMCC Leadership Fellows Program

May 4, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

2015 Leadership Fellows cohort at meeting Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and American Express today announced $100,000 in grant funding to continue training emerging leaders through the BMCC Leadership Fellows Program. The grant will be used to develop a new generation of leaders who are tackling complex problems facing the higher education community. Through […]

Four Theatrical Titans Discuss Diversity in the Performing Arts in NYC

May 4, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

  As part of its 15th anniversary celebration, Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York welcomes New York City’s most innovative cultural leaders:  Katy Clark, President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, where Hamilton began; and Niegel Smith, Artistic Director of The Flea Theater. […]

BMCC Professor Sophie Marinez Earns CUNY Faculty Fellowship to Research Haiti and Dominican Republic Dynamics

May 4, 2016 | Uncategorized

Sophie Maríñez, an Assistant Professor of French and Spanish in the Modern Language Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), is one of six faculty scholars across CUNY to have been accepted as a 2016-2017 Faculty Fellow by the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics (CPCP) at the CUNY Graduate Center. The fellowship provides […]

Five Macaulay Honors College Students Win Salk Scholarships

April 29, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York congratulates seniors Alex Bonilla (City College), Danielle Cohen (Queens College), Muhddesa Lakhana (City College) Christos Mouzakitis (Queens College) and alumna Jennifer Zagelbaum ’15 (Hunter College) for receiving CUNY’s Jonas E. Salk Scholarship. The Salk Scholarship identifies students entering the fields of medicine and the biological […]

BMCC Among Beneficiaries of the Goldman Sachs Gives Community College Fund

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

    Goldman Sachs, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges, has announced the nine community colleges, including Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) selected to receive grants from the Goldman Sachs Gives Community College Fund, which was created to strengthen community college endowments in support of need-based financial aid and build on […]

Sonia Manzano to deliver keynote address at CUNY SPS 2016 Commencement Ceremony

April 21, 2016 | School of Professional Studies, Uncategorized

New York, NY – April 21, 2016 – The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is honored to announce that Sonia Manzano, Emmy Award-winning actress, writer, and author who delighted viewers for over 30 years as “Maria” on Sesame Street, will give this year’s Commencement address. On Monday, June 6, Manzano will address the […]

Reception Honors BMCC and Year Up Partnership

April 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

On April 21, a reception was held in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center to celebrate the new partnership between BMCC/CUNY and Year Up, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the opportunity divide for young adults ages 18 to 24. The BMCC Year Up program is an intensive, one-year experience for students earning an associate […]

BMCC Receives Visit from Middle States Liaison

April 20, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Dr. Ellie Fogarty speaks to BMCC community.   Dr. Ellie Fogarty, Vice President of Institutional Field Relations, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)— and BMCC’s Middle States Liaison — visited the college on April 18 and delivered a presentation, followed by a Q & A session, to shed light on the Middle States […]

Policing Reproduction: A Symposium at Macaulay Honors College

April 20, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York and Professor Elizabeth Reis host a free, public symposium, Policing Reproduction, to discuss the erosion of rights facing pregnant women on May 15 and May 16. This symposium will bring together a diverse range of scholars, students, and the public to discuss alarming trends in […]

Four Macaulay Honors College Students Win Watson Fellowships

April 20, 2016 | Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York congratulates sophomores Rebecca Baron (Brooklyn College) and Robert Gullery  (Hunter College) and freshmen Jonathan Penuela (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) and Jaclyn Williams (City College) on winning the Jeannette K. Watson Award. The Watson Fellowship is a three-year program that provides summer internships with leading […]

Unlocking Secrets of the World’s Water Resources

April 20, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Obeng Kwaku Buo, an engineering science major at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is from Ghana, and grew up in the capital city of Accra, on the Gulf of Guinea. He visited New York for the first time in 2011, to visit family in the Bronx, then headed back to Ghana to complete high […]

BMCC TPAC Behind the Scenes During The Tribeca Film Festival

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

The John Zuccotti Theatre at BMCC (Theater One) was calm the afternoon of April 15. But in less than two hours, actor-comedian Chris Rock took the stage with director JJ Abrams­—“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”—where Abrams made headlines as he offered hints about the next Star Wars production. The Tribeca Talks Q&A was one of […]

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 […]

Author Curtis Sittenfeld Presents Her New Book at Macaulay Honors College

April 11, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

On April 27, the @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES welcomes best-selling author Curtis Sittenfeld (Prep, American Wife) to read from and discuss her new novel, Eligible, a modern take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. This event is Curtis Sittenfeld’s only New York appearance to launch her book. Set in very contemporary New York, Los Angeles, and […]

Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken on Governor Cuomo’s Nominations to the CUNY Board of Trustees

April 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

I commend Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on his nominations of two outstanding and distinguished New Yorkers to the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York.

Vote for CUNY Films on WNET-Channel 13

April 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

The  8th Annual 2016 CUNY Film Festival at Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York will have two films shown this month on WNET Channel 13, New York’s PBS station. WNET will show the first winning film on Saturday, April 9, “Dance of Love.”  Voters can vote for the second film  from […]

Queens College Marks Centenary of 1916 Irish Rebellion

April 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

– Opening of “A Nation Rising” Exhibition and Multimedia Presentation on April 20 by Irish Singer and Radio Host Kevin Westley; Both Events Free and Open to the Public — FLUSHING, NY, April 7, 2016 — The Irish Studies Program at Queens College invites the public to free events on Wednesday, April 20 to mark […]

Macaulay Honors College Students Named NYC Urban Fellows

April 7, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York is pleased to announce that senior Jake Levin (Brooklyn College) and Thomas Rachko ’15 (Hunter College) have been selected for the NYC Urban Fellows Program for 2016-17. The program is designed to introduce America’s finest college students and graduates to local government and public service.  […]