December 9, 2013 (Bayside, NY) –The theatre will shake, rattle and roll as master performers Scot Bruce and Mike Albert deliver an unforgettable Elvis experience when Blue Suede Birthday—The Elvis Bash is presented at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on January 25 at 8:00 p.m. Scot, who performs the early hits through Elvis’ career […]
Virtually every aspect of human activity from agriculture to zoning is impacted and shaped by geography. But while conventional maps depict borders, physical features and place names in precise detail, they shed little light on the way people interact in a geographic context—with the world, their environment, and each other.
Now, Geographic Information Science (GIS), a fast-growing field that marries human geography with social science, promises to revolutionize geography, with profound and far-reaching benefits.
From his home in Manhattan’s financial district, BMCC student Paul Borri couldn’t help noticing that the lights in nearby commercial buildings burned bright 24 hours a day—even when the buildings were locked, unoccupied and unused.
“This was a ridiculous waste of electricity as well as a cause of light pollution, which is harmful to people and wildlife,” he says. “So I decided to do something about it.”
Long Island City, NY—December 5, 2013–For the tenth consecutive year, LaGuardia Community College walked away with the CUNY’s Executive Vice Chancellor’s Productivity Award for using green, sustainable and cost-efficient methods to remedy maintenance issues. This year, the College installed ultraviolet emitters in its aging air handling units and domestic hot water system in order to […]
Long Island City, NY—December 4, 2013–LaGuardia Community College’s Supporting Adults through Vocational EMT Training (S.A.V.E. EMT Program) has won the Continuing Education Association of New York’s (CEANY) 2013 Exemplary Non‑Credit Program Development Award. CEANY bestows the annual awards in recognition of outstanding contributions made by continuing education professionals as well as exemplary programs, students and […]
Thanks to a collaborative effort between BMCC and Silverstein Properties (SPI), the Shirley Fiterman Art Center in BMCC’s new Fiterman Hall is now presenting a special exhibit, Top of the World, which documents the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site after the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
The exhibit showcases the work of SPI Lead Photographer Joe Woolhead, as well as that of over a dozen other featured artists: Michael Bowles, Michael Calcagno, Kelsy Chauvinas, Fred Conrad, Carl Glassman, Ben Jarosch, Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros, Noel Jefferson, Erika Koop, Elinor Milchan, Spencer Platt, Vicky Roy, Tim Schenck, David Sunverg/ESTO and Nicole Tung.
Queensborough students presented some 35 posters out of a total of 127 –nearly 30%–at the 2013 American Chemical Society (ACS) Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM), held at Yale University on October 26. Queensborough presented the highest number of undergraduate poster presentations of any other college or university and was the only community college to participate at the event. […]
Nettie Mayersohn, a former member of the New York State Assembly and steadfast champion of human rights, received the Kupferberg Freedom Award during a special event held in her honor at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives (KHRCA) on November 8. Dr. Arthur Flug, Executive Director of the KHRCA, said that, “Nettie has—through her great compassion […]
Long Island City, NY—November 27, 2013—Wai (Kat) Lam, a LaGuardia Community College honors student, took first prize in a national science poster presentation competition, beating out honor students from community colleges, four-year colleges and research institutions. “Kat’s success in the competition was quite an achievement because she was not only competing against honor students from […]
“There is a large warehouse-like building in Brooklyn called ‘Industry City’, which used to be a factory but has been completely renovated,” says Queens resident Soomee Suh. “Earlier in the year, my business partner Chantha Uy and I thought, ‘This is the perfect place to launch our business.’”
And they did.
Applying for federal tuition aid is built into the registration experience at BMCC. In other words, it’s virtually impossible to skip that step of the process.
But what about smaller scholarships, ones that might be offered by a foundation or private organization, and aren’t usually based on a student’s income?
Long Island City, NY—November 25, 2013—LaGuardia Community College’s student clubs banded together to collect money for survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan that ravaged the fragile islands of the Philippines. Students from the Philippine Union of LaGuardia Students Organization (PULSO), the People Power Movement chapter, the President’s Society, the Honors Student Advisory Committee and the ePortfolio […]
The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture (HCAC) and Teatro SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.) bilingual Latin theater continues the family series at Hostos with La Muela del Rey Farfán “The Toothache of King Farfán” on Saturday, December 14 at 3 PM in the Main Theater at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand […]
Long Island City, NY—November 21, 2013–LaGuardia Community College has been awarded $99,300 by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and the Walmart Foundation to provide veterans with vocational training and career development services in the growing IT and telecommunications industry. LaGuardia was one of 11 colleges and organizations to receive the IVMF/Walmart Foundation […]
Long Island City, NY—November 20, 2013—The LaGuardia Community College’s women’s basketball team will trade in their basketballs for aprons and serving utensils when they volunteer to feed the homeless at a Manhattan shelter on Thanksgiving day. On the day when American families gather around the dining room table and give thanks, the 13 members of […]
Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York, has announced the appointment of John MacElwee as the new director of the Hostos Center for the Arts Culture (HCAC). In this capacity he replaces Wallace I. Edgecombe, who retired last year after 39 years […]
From October 25 through 27 and in early November, members of the Hostos Student Leadership Academy participated in back-to-back National Collegiate Conferences in Washington, D.C. and Boston that addressed the agendas of the United Nations 2015 Millennium Development Goals. Members of the Academy represented the African nation of Senegal at the National Model United Nations […]
Hostos Community College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has been named to City Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer’s Transition Committee that will help build the foundation for a successful administration. President Matos Rodríguez joins a distinguished team of New York City’s best and brightest attorneys, economists, academics, executives, and other community leaders. The committee members were selected […]
On November 13, an all-day conference, Fundraising and Philanthropy, How They Impact Education and the City of New York, was held in the Fiterman Hall Conference Center at BMCC.
Presented by BMCC and President Antonio Pérez, in collaboration with NYU’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising and its Executive Director Naomi Levine, the conference was hosted by BMCC VP of Development Doris Holz.
“New York City is the ‘Number One’ destination in the U.S. for international students,” says Matthew Peipert, BMCC’s new Student Life International Student Specialist, in the Office of Student Affairs.
“A lot of them come from halfway across the world. They’re brave, to take that jump. They’re adventurous—and ambitious. For those who come from less advantaged countries, this is their shot. Often, they’re alone, and their families are pooling their entire savings to send them here.”