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Supporting Excellence Conference at Macaulay Honors College Is Dedicated to Community Care

January 27, 2017 | Macaulay Honors College, Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York presents its 6th Annual Supporting Excellence conference on February 10, 2017. The program this year, from 11am-3pm, is dedicated to questions of empowerment, inclusion, and community. The event will be a welcome space for students of undocumented immigration status. Supporting Excellence is free and open to […]

Professors Explore Language, Culture and Environmental Pollution With CUNY Research Grant Support

January 26, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Academic Literacy and Linguistics Professor Sharon Avni and Science Professor Abel Navarro have each been selected to receive a research grant of $7,500 through the CUNY Research in the Classroom Ideas Grant (RIC) program. “We are proud of the outstanding research and scholarship of our faculty, and the unique opportunities provided to our students as […]

Student Veterans Meet with Council Member Eric Ulrich to Address Housing Issue

January 26, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Three BMCC student veterans; Stephany Lopez, Diego Changa, and Keifer Ramos, along with BMCC alumni Yanisel Ramirez and Edan Benmelech met with Eric Ulrich, Chair of the New York City Council Committee on Veterans, at the New York City Council office in Lower Manhattan on January 23. Accompanied by Wilfred Cotto, BMCC Veterans Services Specialist, […]

BMCC VITA Volunteers Gear Up for 2017 Tax Season

January 20, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

More than 75 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students attended their final Internal Revenue Service (IRS) software certification training for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on Thursday, January 19. An IRS representative from the Food Bank for New York City led the training session in a Fiterman Hall classroom. Students who successfully […]

Leadership Fellows Examine Challenges Facing Community Colleges

January 20, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Fourteen Leadership Fellows — full-time Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty from 12 academic departments — participated in the inaugural Faculty Leadership Fellows Program, January 9 through January 13, at BMCC. The program was funded by a grant from the American Express Foundation. The goal of the LeadershipProgram is to develop faculty leadership and […]

BMCC Students Present at MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting

January 18, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Several Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty and students traveled to Atlanta on January 7-8 for the 2017 MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting, the largest math gathering in the world according to conference organizers. This was the first time BMCC students attended the conference. Math majors Karen Medlin, Papa Sylla, Jie Lan, and Jieying Li […]

Student Completes BMCC Accounting Certificate Program then Lands Job at Big Four Firm

January 11, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

When Christina Choi moved to New York City from Seoul South Korea in 2014, she was looking to change careers from research to accounting. To obtain an accounting license, she would first have to pass the Uniform Certified Public Accounting exam— an extensive four-part test that roughly 57 percent of test takers nationwide pass according […]

Study Abroad Expands to Include Four Destinations

January 5, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Traveling the world and experiencing the food, art and culture of another country is a dream many students hold, and now BMCC is making that dream a reality in more ways than ever. The BMCC Study Abroad program is distinguished by its variety of destinations. These include Nanjing, China; Montreal, Quebec; Oviedo, Spain; Kasos, […]

Keep Moving Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

January 5, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

New Year’s resolutions vary from person to person but improving one’s health rises to the top for many people. In addition to maintaining a healthy diet, committing to a consistent exercise routine will deliver positive results, according to Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Health Education professors. “There are numerous benefits to exercising regularly. Exercise […]

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Monk in Motion: The Next Face of Jazz

January 4, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R): Orrin Evans, Charene Wade and David Gibson The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is proud to present three previous finalists in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. This year’s performers — Orrin Evans (pianist/ bandleader, 1999 finalist), Charenee Wade (vocalist, 2010 finalist), and David Gibson (trombone, 2003 finalist) — will perform three concerts with their individual bands on February 4, February 18, […]

Researchers Estimate Time Since Death Using Necrobiome

December 27, 2016 | Uncategorized

New York, NY, December 22, 2016 –  Currently, when a deceased human is discovered, the forensic techniques for estimating time elapsed since death are not very precise.  However, in a new study appearing in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers have turned to analyzing the human microbiome, the bacteria and other microbes that live on and […]

Giving Back: BMCC Community Donates Canned Goods, Coats and Toys

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

This holiday season, BMCC students, faculty and staff donated their time to collecting canned goods, coats and toys to benefit New Yorkers in need. Out in Two Students Donate Canned Goods Students in the BMCC Out in Twoprogram make a commitment not only to their studies, but to improving their communities by providing community service. This […]

Paul Cameron, 1968 BMCC Alumnus, Establishes Named Endowed Scholarship and Presents his Gift to President Perez

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

BMCC President Antonio Pérez and BMCC alumnus and donor, Paul Cameron Paul Cameron, a 1968 BMCC alumnus, has established the Major Paul J. Cameron (USAF, Retired) Endowed Scholarship to benefit BMCC students. On December 20, Mr. Cameron met with BMCC President Antonio Pérez in the President’s Conference Room, pledged $25,000 to establish the Scholarship Fund and presented […]

MEOC Honored by NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch as Education Game Changer

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

The Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) was recognized as an Education Game Changer by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Mid-Manhattan Branch during the NAACP’s annual holiday party on December 21. In 2016, both the Harlem-based MEOC and NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch celebrated their 50th anniversaries. Established in 1966 by the State University of New York […]

Lehman Senior Receives Internship Extension at NBC

December 16, 2016 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

Grisel Mora, a Lehman senior majoring in journalism, has received two internship extensions at NBC after completing the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ (NAHJ) Summer Diversity Fellowship. (NAHJ) The current extension will run until May 2017.

Exploring Pedagogy to Improve Student Learning

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The BMCC Teaching Academy, a professional development program, creates small learning communities of new faculty, or Teaching Fellows, who focus on pedagogy under the guidance of a Master Teacher. The Teaching Academy communities meet regularly, observe each other teaching, videotape their own teaching and attend workshops together. On December 13, they celebrated the Academy’s 2017 cohort […]

Faculty Gather to Share Insight Into Academic Assessment

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The BMCC Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics presented Academic Assessment Day on Tuesday, December 13 in the Fiterman Conference Center. Hosts included Karrin E. Wilks, Provost and Senior Vice President; Christopher Shults, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning and Marjorie Dorimé-Williams, Director of Assessment. Faculty from departments including Modern Languages, Allied Health, Speech, Communications and Theatre, […]

Students Gain English and IT Skills, Plus Credit Toward Associate Degree

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To gain employment in the expanding Information Technology (IT) sector, an applicant needs targeted IT skills. They also need to speak English well enough to function in a high-paced IT environment. At the BMCC Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development, students cover both those areas at once. In the Center’s IT Career Pathways Program, […]

Turning the Dial on Developmental Outcomes

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Community colleges must work more effectively with feeder high schools and community-based organizations to improve college readiness and reduce the need for remediation, says BMCC Provost and Senior Vice President Karrin Wilks in a December 12 commentary in Community College Daily, the journal of the the American Association of Community Colleges. To read the article in its entirety, […]

BMCC Hosts Arts and Humanities Grants Philanthropy Forum

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC hosted the CUNY-wide Arts and Humanities Grants Philanthropy Forum on December 8 at 199 Chambers Street with a networking breakfast in Richard Harris Terrace and presentations in Theatre II. The event was sponsored by the Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY). BMCC President Antonio Pérez welcomed the audience and Richard F. Rothbard, President, […]