BMCC Blogs

Do it for yourself - quit smoking!
Posted on 11/14/2014 by Yuliya Shneyderman

November 20th, 2014 will mark the 39th annual Great American Smokeout, first started in the 1970's by the American Cancer Society. It's a day for smokers to plan for qutting or mark the day as their first tobacco-free day.

 

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All Faculty, Staff and Students Welcomed!!
Posted on 11/07/2014 by Sophia Aidiniou

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Great Opportunity to Help Students Succeed
Posted on 11/07/2014 by CETLS

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Thinking Globally at BMCC
Posted on 10/28/2014 by CETLS

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Learning by Example
Posted on 10/17/2014 by CETLS

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Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Posted on 10/17/2014 by CETLS

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The 2nd Annual Organ Donor Awareness Day 2014
Posted on 10/04/2014 by Sophia Aidiniou

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Peer Educators Needed
Posted on 10/03/2014 by Sophia Aidiniou

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Farm field trip, take 2
Posted on 09/19/2014 by Yuliya Shneyderman

Welcome back to the Fall 2014 semester!

The Health Education Department has many fun events in store for you. First up, our new tradition - a farm field trip!

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It was love at first sight…
Posted on 05/13/2014 by Business Management

We, Dana Elbaz (25 from Israel) and Natascha Bhuiyan (23 from Germany), are two international business administration students at BMCC. 

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Interview with Dana Elbaz, Business Management Graduate
Posted on 05/13/2014 by Iona Samuels

Dana Elbaz, graduating senior, was selected to receive the Academic Excellence Award for Business Management at the Honor’s Convocation on May 28.  

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Autism Awareness should be everyday
Posted on 05/09/2014 by Health Education

Though April is recognized as the national and world Autism Awareness month, but awareness activities need conducted year round. A recent report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network found that about 1 in 68 children have been identified with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) an approximately 30% increase from 2008.     

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May is National Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on 05/05/2014 by Sophia Aidiniou

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April 2014 Is Workplace Violence Awareness Month
Posted on 04/23/2014 by Sophia Aidiniou

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APRIL: National Donate Life Month
Posted on 04/04/2014 by Sophia Aidiniou

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Organ Donation Awareness Information Table April 9, 2014
Posted on 03/31/2014 by Health Education

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M is for March and Mammogram!
Posted on 03/04/2014 by Health Education

March is a month when we celebrate women and one of the most important things we can do is help keep the important women in our lives healthy.  One way to do that is to encourage screening mammograms to detect breast cancer.  But when is the best age to start getting mammograms?  If you've watched the news over the years, it's easy to be confused about the recommendations.  Now, recent research is casting further doubt on mammograms.

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Keep your New Year's resolution
Posted on 01/13/2014 by Yuliya Shneyderman

Happy New Year! January marks the month in which most people set themselves some kind of resolution to follow. Often, these resolutions are related to people’s personal health. However, we all know that people often stop keeping their resolutions in the first month or so. Why do people fail? And what can you do to persevere?

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Spring 2014 Career Fair coming soon! Don't wait till the last minute...
Posted on 12/27/2013 by Center for Career Development

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Looking for extra Holiday cash?
Posted on 11/26/2013 by Center for Career Development

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Organ Donation Saves Lives
Posted on 10/17/2013 by Health Education

In New York, the lives of nearly 10,000 people could be saved right now if they could have an organ transplant.  Across the country, over 120,000 men, women, and children are awaiting transplants.

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What are Employers Looking for in a Candidate?
Posted on 10/08/2013 by Center for Career Development

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Germs, germs everywhere
Posted on 09/24/2013 by Yuliya Shneyderman

Did you know that right now, you are a host to millions, even trillions of micro-organisms? They live on our skin, in our mouths, noses and throats, and especially in our guts. In fact, we carry around about 3-5 pounds of bacteria. And that means that bacteria cells outnumber our own human cells (they are much smaller) by about 10 to 1.

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How to Stop Stress Before It Starts
Posted on 09/09/2013 by Lesley Rennis

For college students, the start of fall semester may be especially bothersome.   Overbooked  schedules, financial pressures, homework, exams…all add up to one word…STRESS!  Time restraints may have you pulling your hair out two weeks into the semester.  In fact, according to research done by the Higher Education Research Institute, students feel increasingly overwhelmed even before entering college.  These feelings are associated with the anticipated demands of college life and often lead to stress and stress related illness. 

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What It Takes to Make New College Graduates Employable
Posted on 08/16/2013 by Center for Career Development

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The Social Media Revolution
Posted on 07/31/2013 by Louis Chan

No one ever imagined the enormous impact social media would have on the world. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004 in his college dorm room at Harvard University as a way for fellow students from the same school to communicate and stay connected. Nine years later and with over 1.11 billion active users, Facebook and social media have become synonymous with the Internet. What was merely a fun way to stay connected became a revolution of how we communicate. 

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What “completion” really means
Posted on 07/17/2013 by President Perez

It’s hardly a secret that while community college enrollment is on the rise nationwide, graduation rates remain low.

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Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I Will Never Hire You
Posted on 07/14/2013 by Center for Career Development

Interview Preparations Tips 

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Reaching out to veterans
Posted on 07/09/2013 by President Perez

As the war in Afghanistan winds down, thousands of U.S. military personnel will arrive  home to face an uncertain future.  Many will enroll in community colleges.

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STEM careers: Not for senior college graduates only
Posted on 07/02/2013 by President Perez

Career opportunities in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—are richer than ever. But these fields are widely considered the exclusive preserve of senior college graduates. Does that mean that community college graduates need not apply?

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How We Work: MoE and More
Posted on 06/26/2013 by Barry Rosen

This is the beginning of blog postings by BMCC’s Office of Public Affairs, opening its doors to our college community and the public at large to divulge how we manage our office and present a wide range of activities that enhance the College’s image and provide solid information to students, faculty, and to the greater community at large.

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Before the Job Interview, Do Your Homework
Posted on 06/26/2013 by Center for Career Development

 "Before the Job Interview, Do Your Homework", interview preparation questions and answers: Tell me about yourself. What are your strengths?...Last-Minute Interview Preparation.

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Higher education today: Separate and unequal?
Posted on 06/25/2013 by President Perez

A century-and-a-half after the end of the Civil War, and nearly 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, one might reasonably assume that equality has gained solid traction in the U.S.

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NYC proposes raising age for cigarette purchases to 21
Posted on 06/14/2013 by Health Education

In April, the city of New York has proposed to change the legal cigarette buying age from 18 to 21 years old. This is one of many steps taken in recent years to combat cigarette smoking in New York City.

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Review of ‘Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us’
Posted on 06/12/2013 by Health Education

We have become accustomed to eating so many processed foods that we don’t like the taste of meals without additives that can cause obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and a host of other health problems.  In researching his book, Moss interviewed a number of high-level current and former food industry executives, as well as industry and academic scientists, who freely explained how the food industry gets people to buy its food.

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NACE 2013 Job Outlook Spring Update
Posted on 06/04/2013 by Center for Career Development

Hiring will be up for new college graduates, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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The next 50 years
Posted on 05/30/2013 by President Perez

To many, referring to an academic graduation ceremony as a “commencement” may seem odd.

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Latest Diet Craze: The Paleolithic Diet
Posted on 05/14/2013 by Health Education

The Caveman Diet is composed of foods that were commonly eaten during the Paleolithic era thousands of years ago. The diet, founded by scientist Loren Cordain, is based on the eating patterns of prehistoric humans. These hunters and gatherers ate wild game, fish, root vegetables, nuts, seeds and berries. This is the latest diet embraced by health and fitness enthusiasts.

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“The Man Who Saved CUNY”
Posted on 04/26/2013 by President Perez

That’s how a mayoral task force characterized CUNY in a 1999 report.  “An institution of critical importance to New York and the nation,” it said, “CUNY currently is in a spiral of decline.”

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