MAY 27, 2015 — They will enter a huge white tent to the familiar strains of Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance and exit to the trumpets of Verdi’s Triumphal March — and at some point in between, 2,165 students will become degree-and certificate bearing graduates. At 9:30 a.m. on May 29th, Commencement Day returns to the […]
Brooklyn, NY – Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek announced that 20 KCC faculty received Professional Staff Congress (PSC)-CUNY grants totaling more than $75K, all of which support a wide range of research projects. The average award was approximately $3700. “Kingsborough has a long-respected and admired tradition of research by its distinguished faculty, and […]
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Queensborough Community College a $30,000 grant to support an exhibition at the QCC Art Gallery, featuring the photography of Marc Asnin.
Long Island City, NY—May 22, 2015—LaGuardia Community college celebrated Asian Heritage month with spectacular performances by the New York Chinese Chorus, folk singer and composer Dr. Chou Hsing-Lih and the Qi Shu Feng Peking Opera Company. The New York Chinese Chorus was founded in 2009 to promote cultural exchange in the local community. Chorus members hail […]
Panel on Promoting Justice and Sentencing Transparency in an Age of Mass Incarceration What: New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will announce his proposal to reform New York’s sentencing laws at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Sentencing law in New York is a product of a series of “ad hoc and piecemeal” amendments […]
The BMCC nursing program is known for its rigorous, hands-on instruction. Future registered nurses (RNs) not only complete clinical rotations in public and private hospitals throughout New York City, they take part in simulated training on campus in labs that feature the latest in human patient simulators. One of these labs, located in room S747 […]
In cooperation with the CUNY Chancellor’s Office and the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the Kingsborough Public safety Department sponsored a Citizen Emergency Preparedness Training for the College’s faculty and staff. The 2-hour training program and subsequent Q&A session was conducted by military officials, and was designed to educate and prepare the participants to help […]
In Conversation, an exhibit featuring artists’ work as well as photos of their studios, opened in May 20 at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY. The show will run through August 1. A related panel discussion is scheduled for June 10. Artists featured in the exhibit include Polly Apfelbaum, Kathy […]
May 15, 2015 — Kirssy Martinez, one of the two Valedictorians of Bronx Community College’s Class of 2015, gives new meaning to the term “non-traditional student.” Like many community college scholars, the 27-year-old liberal arts major did not follow a straight path to center stage at BCC’s May 29th commencement ceremony — but instead faced […]
Two Queensborough students won first and second place awards for their entrepreneurial acumen at the Capital One CUNY-wide Challenge competition finals held on May 7. A total of five students–two from Queensborough Community College, one from Kingsborough Community College and two from Hostos Community College–pitched their ideas to a panel of judges that included “Shark […]
Every year the CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award is awarded to two CUNY students from each campus. Md Emran Masud and Ray Sukhu are BMCC’s lucky recipients for 2015. Actually, luck had nothing to do with it. Each student dedicated himself to his studies, and to making his community a better place, during […]
LaGuardia Community College Environmental Science students and faculty recently spent a Saturday volunteering to clean up Long Island City.
The fourth annual Riverkeeper Sweep, organized by Riverkeeper, an advocacy group dedicated to protecting New York City and the Hudson Valley’s waterways, took place Saturday May 9th at over 100 locations in the region.
LaGuardia Community College’s Theater program is pleased to present the play “Our Lady of 121st Street,” until May 23rd in the College’s Black Box Theater.
The dark comedy originally written by actor and playwright Stephen Adley Guirgis is directed by LaGuardia Community College faculty member Garrett Neergaard. “It’s a play about coming home and facing your past,” said Neergaard. In addition to acting in the play, students also are working behind the scenes as the stage crew, lighting crew and in costume design, among many other roles for the production. Visit the show website to learn more.
On May 14, 2015 the Foundation Board of the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY hosted the 2015 Scholarship Gala in the new Cipriani at 25 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, raising $1,113,000 in funds for student scholarships. Close to 500 guests celebrated alongside BMCC President Antonio Pérez, who presented the BMCC Award of Excellence to Special Guest Star Honoree, […]
Kingsborough Community College Paramedic Program Professors George W. Contreras and Jack Finkelstein recently returned from a spring break trip to Barcelona, Spain where, at the invitation of Ambulancias Domingo and the Barcelona Emergency Medical Services (EMS), they trained members of the Barcelona EMS in continuing medical education courses. Profs. Contreras and Finkelstein, both of whom […]
Kingsborough Community College (KCC) this week announced the recipients of the 2015-2016 President’s Faculty Innovation Awards. KCC President Herzek awarded full or partial funding— up to $25K collectively, for proposals submitted by 17 faculty and staff members. A total of 14 proposals were submitted, and each submission was creative in its own way, and demonstrated […]
The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, the number of people aged 65 and over will reach 83.7 million, almost double today’s number. To help address that population boom and the public health and economic issues it produces, BMCC Professor Jun Liang is researching molecular mechanisms that respond to stress and impact […]
Twelve Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students spent Spring Break 2015 working with the organization Habitat for Humanity to build two new homes in the Gentilly section of New Orleans, a neighborhood badly damaged by the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. The BMCC Office of Student Affairs provided funds for the students and two chaperones to take part in the […]
More than twenty members of the LaGuardia Community College family participated in the first ever BioBlitz at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
The service-learning event, organized by the College’s Environmental Science program and STEM Advising Council, took 17 students and five faculty members to the all-day event held in New York City’s third largest park.
LaGuardia Community College biology major Marcos Murdumbay placed second at the statewide 23rd Annual CSTEP Conference.
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is offered in a number of colleges and universities and helps students pursuing professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields gain research experience.