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Tribeca Film Festival Debuts the ReActor at BMCC
The Tribeca Film Festival debuted the ReActor, the world’s first computerized acting judge, just outside Theatre One on the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) campus at 199 Chambers St. on Tuesday March 29. Through the magic of voice and facial recognition technology combined with motion sensors, the ReActor recorded and then scored BMCC students acting out lines from scenes taken from classic films. Those who scored high enough could win a ticket to the Tribeca Film Festival, which begins April 13 and runs through April 24.


BMCC Foundation Hosts “Invest in a Future" Gala, June 6
The BMCC Foundation 2016 Gala, Invest in a Future, will be held Monday, June 6, 2016 at Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty Street, 6:00 p.m. cocktails; 7:00 p.m. dinner and program. This year’s Honorees are Don Callahan, Head of Operations & Technology at Citi, and Garrett Moran, President, Year Up. This year’s special Guest Honoree is Edie Falco, four-Time Emmy Award Winner, Golden Globe Award Winner and Tony Award-Nominated Actress and Philanthropist. Proceeds benefit the BMCC Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact Hyacinth Camillieri, (212) 220-8020 or

Asian Heritage Month

BMCC Presents Asian Heritage Month
BMCC takes great pride in its diverse population enriched with many cultures. Throughout the month of April, the College is presenting lectures, performances and activities to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. This year’s theme is “Music(As)ians,” in recognition of music in the Asian culture.

Per Scholas

BMCC Students Graduate from IT Certification Program With Per Scholas
On March 24, eleven students graduated from an 18-week CompTIA A+ and CCNA Cisco certification program offered through a partnership between BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development, and the non-profit IT training organization, Per Scholas. The graduation was held at Per Scholas in the Bronx, and celebrated the students’ completion of a two-part training session, as well as career coaching sessions through the Business Solutions team at Per Scholas. "Each class graduation never fails to leave me in awe of our students,” said Kelly Richardson, Managing Director of Per Scholas New York. “The Network Engineering course is incredibly challenging and each graduate should be very proud of this accomplishment, as I am of them. The growth and success of this course with BMCC is proof of how we can prepare high-caliber talent for our workforce through nontraditional pathways. I encourage anyone to read the report proving the effectiveness of this innovative and brilliant model. The data does not lie."

State of Mind

"BMCC’s State of Mind" features Kristen Carlucci, RD-N
Being a college student can be a difficult balancing act. It is easy to get weighed down with the pressures of academics, social life and choosing a major and career. Kristen Carlucci, RD-N, a registered dietitian and wellness coach for the employees at Bloomberg L.P., offers tips and insight to ensure that no matter how unstable things might be, you can always maintain your balance.

Money Management

BMCC Hosts Money Management for Life Community College Partner Conference
Community college representatives and company officers with Guardian Life Insurance of America gathered in the Fiterman Hall Conference Center on March 31 for the Money Management for Life Community College Partner Conference. BMCC is part of a consortium of community colleges that partnered with Guardian last year to pilot a new personal finance education course. “We’re sharing best practices, talking about the outcomes of running the course, and how we can improve it moving forward,” said Laura Burrell, BMCC Director of Internships and Experiential Learning. In Spring 2016, Guardian doubled its financial commitment to BMCC. Participants can also apply for paid summer internships with Guardian through the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning.

Transitions and Transactions III

Transitions and Transactions III Conference Examines Pedagogy
On April 1 and 2, BMCC is hosting "Transitions and Transactions III," a conference dedicated to helping community college teachers flourish as educators and exchange ideas. The conference emphasizes teaching strategies intended to address and engage issues that concern community college teachers of literature and journalism today. Welcome remarks will be presented by Professors Margaret Barrow and Andrew Levy at 2 p.m., April 1 in BMCC’s Richard Harris Terrace.

Tech Days

BMCC Presents Tech Days, April 5-8
The College community has an opportunity to learn about new technology being used in higher education. BMCC Tech Days offers a variety of presentations and discussions focusing on technological approaches in teaching and learning. The four-day event features presentations by BMCC faculty and staff who will discuss topics including the use of gaming in mathematics, e-learning, and the new BMCC Mobile App.

BMCC Express

BMCC Express Now Open
BMCC has created a more convenient way for students and the community to receive information and services about the College and its programs — BMCC Express! This one-stop center is now open in the Murray Building located at 255 Greenwich Street. BMCC Express is a centralized information stop to get quick assistance with a variety of services including Academic Programs, Admissions, Advisement, Bursar, Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Services and more. Students and visitors now have access to six self-help computer stations and one-on-one consultation for questions that need more attention.

Run, Hide, Fight

BMCC Public Safety Offers Informative Video in Light of Recent Crises on U.S. College Campuses
The BMCC Public Safety Service is here to foster the mission of the college by providing a safe, secure and comfortable environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Public Safety is offering the video “Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event” on its updated website to inform the campus of safety procedures.

Summer Tuition Waivers
BMCC will offer Summer 2016 tuition waivers for courses counting toward degree completion to eligible, matriculating BMCC students who are New York State residents (U.S. citizen or permanent resident). Each eligible student may use no more than one tuition waiver in the summer session starting May 31, and no more than one tuition waiver in the summer session starting July 19. Learn more.

Making Headlines

BMCC Student Isaiah Aristy and Math Department Chair Fred Peskoff included in “Is Algebra an Unnecessary Stumbling Block in U.S. Schools?”
March 27, 2016 – Associated Press

BMCC Student Rachel Meyers featured in “103-pound Woman’s Shocking Medical Diagnosis”
March 29, 2016 – New York Post

Seen and Heard: Tribeca Film Festival Tickets Go on Sale Today
March 29, 2016 – Tribeca Citizen

Alumni and Donors
Money Management

Scholarship Donation Made in Honor of Former BMCC Student
The MVRP (Michael’s Vision for Rising Performers) Foundation, Inc. made a scholarship donation in memory of Michael Rosen Pipitone, a BMCC student who passed away unexpectedly in May 2013. The total scholarship donation of $1,200 provides two $300 scholarships each to the Media Arts and Technology Department and the Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts Department. As a BMCC student, Michael displayed his talents as an actor, writer, artist and comedian and was active in the college’s Theater Club. Professors Christopher Stein and Alkis Papoutsis met with Michael’s mother, Alison Rosen, President and CEO of MVRP Foundation, Inc. and her husband David Hantman who presented the donation on March 30.

BMCC Alumni Council Encourages Participation in Events and Networking
BMCC’s Alumni Council was formed to invite BMCC alumni who are interested in strengthening relationships between alumni and the college. For information contact Joy Cooper, Director of Development, at

Ways to Give
The BMCC Foundation is grateful for contributions of all types and at all levels. Learn about the ways you can help ensure student success and make a difference at BMCC. Donate to BMCC.


Effective Intercultural Communication in Higher Education: Global Competencies Seminar
April 1 and May 6

Colloquium of Modern Languages Department: Music of the World, A World of Music
April 4

Year in Review: Student Art Show
April 6 – May 7

Learn About Upcoming Events at the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

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Men's Baseball

Men’s Baseball: Panthers Set to Begin Conference Schedule

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