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Macaulay and CUNY Faculty Discuss Their New Books on Nature and the Environment

November 14, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York presents a discussion on new books from CUNY professors and others that look at nature and the environment. The presentation, to be moderated by Macaulay Dean Mary C. Pearl, includes Macaulay Director at John Jay College Nathan Lents’ book Not So Different;  Macaulay Director at […]

Message from the BMCC President

November 11, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To the BMCC Community: After a long and divisive presidential campaign, many of us are still processing the outcome. We cannot be certain of what changes may come, but we can be certain that BMCC’s commitment to the intellectual and personal growth of all students, and our commitment to ensuring a safe, respectful and inclusive […]

Online Textbook Program Saves Criminal Justice Majors Thousands of Dollars

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

Starting Spring 2017, Criminal Justice (CRJ) majors at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) can bypass traditional textbooks in their Criminal Justice required courses and instead use Open Educational Resources (OER), or online textbooks. By Fall 2018, they will have OER options in all of their required courses, both Criminal Justice courses and those in […]

STEMfest Showcases Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

November 8, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) hosted its second annual STEMfest on Thursday, November 2 in Richard Harris Terrace at the college’s 199 Chambers Street campus. Over the course of four hours, several hundred students took part in the event, which showcased research and internship opportunities, career options, pathways to senior colleges and other […]

BMCC Honors Program to Launch Fall 2017

November 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students seeking the heightened challenge of an Honors Program will have that option in Fall 2017. Development of the program began in 2014 with a team of faculty and staff co-chaired by Jason Schneiderman, Professor of English, and Erwin Wong, Dean for Academic Programs and Instruction. “We reviewed […]

BMCC Shows Appreciation to its Donors With Music and Art

November 3, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC donors were treated to live entertainment, a world-class art exhibit and warm welcome on November 1 at the 2016 Donor Appreciation Cocktail Reception held in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center. As the evening got underway, donors to the college, including BMCC Foundation Board Members and their guests, special friends, faculty and administrators of the […]

BMCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

November 3, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

November is Hispanic Heritage Month at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and organizers say this year’s theme — Engaging the World and Building Community — is especially relevant against the backdrop of the 2016 Presidential election and the national dialogue about immigration in the United States. “The goal of this year’s event is to […]

Walk With Me: Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence

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

On October 27, as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the BMCC Women’s Resource Center sponsored the 12th Annual Walk With Me: Domestic Violence Silent Procession at 199 Chambers Street. The walk began with a gathering of faculty, students and staff in Richard Harris Terrace, and a presentation in which Deborah Parker, Director of […]

BMCC Positioned for Sustainable and Energy Efficient Future

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

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and the New York Power Authority will begin installing the largest solar array in Manhattan on its rooftop at 199 Chambers Street in Spring 2017. Over 900 solar panels will be placed on the roof and the mechanical room facing West Street. The photovoltaic array will be capable of […]

Shirley Fiterman Art Center Presents: Siri Berg, “In Color”

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

The Shirley Fiterman Art Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is presenting artist Siri Berg, In Color, a Solo Retrospective from November 17, 2016 to February 4, 2017. In Color will span nearly six decades of Berg’s work including rarely-exhibited paintings and assemblage from the late 1960s right up to the large-scale […]

Yuno Institute Visits BMCC Early Childhood Center

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

On October 21, a small delegation from the Yuno Institute Preschool in Tokyo, Japan, came to visit with members of the BMCC Early Childhood Center to learn about early education program offerings, teaching methods and school structure. The visiting delegation included Chi Taroda, Mitsuyo Fujita, Toshiyuki Furuki, Institute chairman; Maiko Iwashita and Yuumi Suto. The […]

BMCC and City Tech Collaborate to Help Aspiring STEM Majors Pass Gateway Math Courses

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

Teams of Mathematics instructors from Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and New York City College of Technology (City Tech/CUNY) are in the second year of an ambitious five-year cross-campus collaboration to digitally transform gateway math courses and break down seemingly insurmountable barriers to career advancement in STEM fields. The project, “Opening Gateways to Completion: […]

BMCC Launches Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Economics Degree Program

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

  Students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) can now earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Economics. The new major is offered through the Department of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice, chaired by Professor Sangeeta K. Bishop. “Economics relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make […]

BMCC Receives More Than 400K for Comprehensive Educator Empowerment Program

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

The Teacher Education department of The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will create a model school for its early childhood and elementary education students at PS 125, a public elementary school in West Harlem with support from a $408,090 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Rebecca Garte, BMCC Professor of Teacher Education and project […]

Baruch College Hosts Climate Change Seminar with Author and Award-Winning Journalist Cynthia Barnett

October 27, 2016 | Baruch College

Baruch College invites you to its Climate Change Series with environmental author and award-winning journalist Cynthia Barnett on Thursday, November 17.

CCNY’s George John earns fellowship to Royal Society of Chemistry

October 26, 2016 | City College

Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry is bestowing Fellowship status on City College of New York researcher George John – the second City College professor honored such this year. Mahesh Lakshman, vice chairman of CCNY’s department of chemistry and biochemistry, was inducted this fall.

Lehman College Receives Over 5 Million Dollars for HSI STEM Grant

October 25, 2016 | Lehman College

Lehman College has been awarded a $5.7 million, 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Pathways to STEM Student Success (PTS³) project. The grant is awarded through the Department’s Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) STEM program. PTS³ joins Lehman’s efforts with CUNY’s two Bronx-based community colleges—Bronx Community College andHostos Community College.

Hostos Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October 19, 2016 | Hostos Community College

National Hispanic Heritage Month was celebrated at Hostos with an event honoring various distinguished Latino leaders on October 7.

BMCC Learning Academy Receives More Than $2.6 Million to Expand Successful Program

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

October 19, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $2,625,000 Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand the BMCC Learning Academy, which will to serve at least 2,800 students over the next five years. This small-cohort program — which began in 2012 and served only freshmen — was […]

Out in Two Welcomes 35 Scholars to Fall 2016 Cohort

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

2016 Out In Two Award Scholars Ceremony Click here for more photos Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomed 35 students to the Out in Two scholarship program during the Fall 2016 induction ceremony and luncheon October 18 in Theater II at 199 Chambers. The scholarship, founded by BMCC President Antonio Pérez, provides tuition scholarships […]