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BMCC Aims to Close ‘STEM Gap’ with $6 Million Grant

October 6, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R): Christopher Stein, Erwin Wong and Mete Kok   Latinos account for more than half of total U.S. population growth — yet make up less than 10 percent of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workforce, according to a 2016 report by the Pew Research Foundation. This gap is being closed at Borough of […]

BMCC Ranks Among Nation’s Top Community Colleges

October 6, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) continues to rank as one of the nation’s top colleges for awarding associate degrees, according to the 2016 Community College Week (CCWeek) Top 100 associate degree producers report released on September 30, 2016. The rankings are based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. BMCC ranks #11 […]

BMCC Honors 4.0 Achievers

October 6, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Former BMCC Achiever and graduate Shannon Kidd talks to students via Skype. Click here for photo gallery   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Office of Student Affairs recognized 255 current students who completed 12 or more credits and have maintained a 4.0 GPA at the end of the 2016 spring semester during a ceremony […]

Chromatic Space Opens in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center

October 6, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) opened a new exhibition, Chromatic Space, on Thursday, September 22 in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center. The exhibition was curated by Jonathan D. Lippincott and features artists from American Abstract Artists (AAA), a non-profit organization that has contributed to the development and acceptance of abstract art since its founding […]

Hostos and “Healthy Beverage Zone” Gives the Borough Better Choices

October 5, 2016 | Uncategorized

Always looking for ways to spread information about healthy and wellness on and off campus, Hostos Community College is thrilled to be a part of the recently formed, “Healthy Beverage Zone” (HBZ) —a project led by Union Community Health Center and in partnership with members of #Not62.

Three New Members Join Board of Directors at Macaulay Honors College

September 26, 2016 | Uncategorized

Three new members have joined the Board of Directors of the Macaulay Honors College Foundation. They are David Coulter, a special limited partner with private equity firm Warburg Pincus;  Steven Goldman, a partner of Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, LLP;  Michael Grohman, a partner at law firm Duane Morris. The Board of Directors seeks to attract private philanthropic support […]

BMCC/CUNY Encourages Voter Participation

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

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) student Jaime Rodriguez is not particularly enthused about any of the candidates running for President of the United States. Still, there is nothing that would stop him from casting his vote in November 8 election, he says. “If you don’t vote, you have no grounds to complain about policies […]

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 […]