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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 06/27/2013 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 06/27/2013 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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Appreciating our Planet Earth
Posted on 04/23/2013 by Health Education

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Emergency contraceptives to become over-the-counter for everyone
Posted on 04/23/2013 by Health Education

Recently, a federal judge struck down the ban on selling emergency contraceptives to women under the age of 17 without a prescription. This is a victory for reproductive rights advocates, public health, and the women of all ages who benefit from using this method of birth control.

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The Vital Role of Community Colleges: The Public Takes Notice
Posted on 04/23/2013 by President Perez

Community colleges are in the news. President Obama traveled to Michigan’s Macomb Community College a while back, where he promoted a $12 billion aid package for the nation’s community colleges.

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Emerging Research: Effects of the Mediterranean Diet
Posted on 04/20/2013 by Health Education

 Dr. Estruch and colleagues of the University of Barcelona, Spain recently published their findings of a five year study examining the effects of the Mediterranean diet in The New England Journal of Medicine. Most researchers welcomed the evidence as a breakthrough, as this study was the largest and most rigorous clinical trial conducted thus far with this intervention.

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Local News: Sustainability at BMCC and CUNY
Posted on 04/19/2013 by Health Education

Drs. McNamara, Rennis and Wiseman, BMCC faculty and members of BMCC’s Sustainability Committee, recently conducted an exploratory study on campus. This research examined the personal sustainability practices and attitudes of urban community college students as well as their beliefs regarding campus sustainability policies.

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What is the mission of community colleges in the 21st Century?
Posted on 04/18/2013 by President Perez

For one thing, community colleges are tasked with equipping individuals with the academic and professional skills to thrive in a fast-changing world.

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Embracing Diversity
Posted on 04/15/2013 by President Perez

The expansive and beautifully designed BMCC campus of 2013 bears no resemblance to the midtown office building that housed the school in 1963. 

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Local News: The Soda Ban
Posted on 04/15/2013 by Health Education

According to the New York City Beverage Portion Rule, food and beverage businesses as well as restaurants were to ban sugary beverages in containers larger than 16 ounces effective March 12, 2013. At the last minute, NYS Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling ruled the portion cap as “arbitrary and capricious”.

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Investing in America’s Future
Posted on 04/10/2013 by President Perez

“With the unemployment rate still stubbornly high,” The New York Times reported last year, America’s colleges “are trying harder than ever to tailor their offerings to where the job openings are — and where the jobs of tomorrow will be.”

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April is Autism Awareness Month
Posted on 04/08/2013 by Health Education

April is Autism Awareness month, this month many of us will see “light it up blue” signs around the city, which is part of the Autism Speaks’ campaign designed to shed light on this disorder. Many people will hear the term “Autism” but few will understand or realize how the disorder affects thousands of children and their families every day.

 

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On the cutting edge
Posted on 04/03/2013 by President Perez

Innovation, said the late Steve Jobs, “is what distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” At BMCC, we have long viewed innovation as a precondition of educational excellence.

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Up from step-sisterhood
Posted on 03/28/2013 by President Perez

Hard to believe, but there was a time when community colleges were widely deemed a lesser form of academia. 

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Community colleges: The next 50 years
Posted on 03/26/2013 by President Perez

What will community colleges look like 50 years from now? Googling for clues, I clicked on a list of “10 Predictions for the Future of Community Colleges,” where I half-expected to read about students commuting to campus in teleportation pods, or peering back at the Earth from domed astronomy labs on the Moon.

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CUNYfirst is Really Here
Posted on 03/22/2013 by President Perez

In my most recent State of the College address (March 12), I was happy to announce the official arrival of CUNYfirst at BMCC.

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