Calling All CommArts Honors Day Students!
January 18, 2017
Students should submit any excellent work completed in 2016 (January, Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters!) to the 2017 Honors Day Colloquium by February 14, 2017. Students may submit one piece of work only (exception: students may submit one additional piece if created as part of a team, for a maximum of two submissions). All submissions must be accompanied by a Faculty Sponsor Form.
January 11, 2017
Marymount Manhattan College Peer Leaders (PLs) are student leaders who help new students become acclimated to MMC and the larger New York City community. Peer Leaders work with new students to provide them with a clear understanding of academic life and opportunities to become involved in the College community. The PLs are role models, advisors, friends, but most of all, they are peer mentors who care about the growth and development of incoming students.
“Father of Environmental Justice” Dr. Robert Bullard to Deliver 2017 Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment
January 9, 2017This distinguished professor and author of eighteen books that focus on the intersection of environmental justice, human rights, and race will deliver the 2017 Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment on Tuesday, March 14 at 2:30PM in the Theresa Lang Theatre. The title of Dr. Bullard’s presentation is “Building a Healthy, Sustainable and Environmentally Just Society for All: Why Equity Matters.” Using extensive spatial mapping overlays, Dr. Bullard will connect the dots of health disparities, sustainability and environmental justice using a social justice and racial equity lens.
Realabilities, The Puppet Show Musical
December 22, 2016On December 18th and 19th, Marymount Manhattan hosted Realabilities—The Puppet Show Musical, which uses Avenue Q style puppets to teach children kindness, empathy and understanding towards children with disabilities and their typical peers through a charming, humorous and beautiful 50 minute musical.
Dr. Eileen Doherty Named 2016 Teaching Excellence Award Recipient
December 14, 2016Congratulations to CMA’s own Dr. Eileen Doherty–Marymount’s 2016 Teaching Excellence Award recipient!!
Mellon Foundation Awards MMC New Presidents Grant
December 6, 2016
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Marymount Manhattan College a $50,000 new presidents discretionary grant. President Kerry Walk has dedicated the funds to support faculty development in integrative and immersion pedagogies.
Senior Thesis Art Exhibition
December 2, 2016This group exhibition features the work of 20 art majors who take their capstone class in the fall. It includes examples of work from graphic designers, photographers, and studio artists.
Exhibition dates: December 5, 2016 – February 8, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, December 8, 6–8pm; The Hewitt Gallery of Art
Indie Spirit Award Nomination
November 29, 2016Congratulations to Professor Sara Jordenö on being nominated for the 22nd Truer Than Fiction award at the 2017 Spirit Awards!
Remembering Dr. Elaine Klein, MMC Dean
November 28, 2016Dr. Klein was the first Jewish dean of a Catholic college, and taught Geraldine Ferraro ’56 while at Marymount Manhattan College.
Freshmen Explore Science of the Urban Environment
November 27, 2016Students in the NYC seminar “The Urban Ecosystem” use the city as their laboratory.
MMC’s Maddie Baillio ’18 stars in Hairspray Live
November 17, 2016Baillio was selected through an open casting call, beating out hopefuls at every round elimination, ultimately being chosen to don the big hair and 60s fashion of Tracy Turnblad.
Faculty News: Hallie Cohen Accepted as Visiting Artist to American Academy in Rome
November 14, 2016Professor of Art, Hallie Cohen, Chair of the Department of Art and Art History and Director of The Hewitt Gallery of Art, has been accepted as a Visiting Artist to the American Academy in Rome for two weeks in January 2017.
Meet the International Students of MMC
November 14, 2016It’s International Education Week at Marymount Manhattan College! International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Multiple offices and departments at MMC have arranged events this coming week to expand global awareness and promote education abroad.
Dr. Simi Linton Delivers 2016 Rudin Lecture to Standing-Room-Only Audience
November 11, 2016On Wednesday, October 26th, author, activist, filmmaker, and arts consultant Dr. Simi Linton visited MMC as the 2016 Jack and Lewis Rudin Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Following an informal meeting with students, Dr. Linton delivered her lecture, “Disability Arts & Artistry: Exploring New Cultural Territory.” Faculty, students, staff, and community members filled The Theresa Lang Theatre to capacity to hear Dr. Linton’s outstanding presentation.
THE GALLERY TALKS: Homeless in the City
November 4, 2016A roundtable discussion in conjunction with the current exhibition in the Hewitt Gallery, Home: Function/Dysfunction/Make Believe.
Dr. Yasmin Hurd Gives Standing-Room-Only Lecture on Addiction and the Vulnerable Brain
November 2, 2016On Wednesday, November 2nd, the Conversations on Diversity & Social Justice Series continued with an outstanding presentation by Dr. Yasmin Hurd. Dr. Hurd spoke to students and faculty in a packed Regina Peruggi Room on the topic of “Addiction Neuroscience–Insights into the Vulnerable Brain.” Her talk explored cutting-edge studies on addiction and some of the neurobiological mechanisms associated with it.
Green MMC’s Roof in ENV/PHR 218 This Spring
November 2, 2016Prof. Erin O’Connor’s Environmental Justice class in Spring 2017 will be a special project-driven course to develop a green roof proposal for Carson Hall.
CSD Students Challenge Linguistic Stereotypes
October 28, 2016
Two students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, sponsored by professor Sue Behrens, presented at the 28th Greater New York Conference on Behavioral Research, held at Fordham University.
MMC Students March Against Breast Cancer
October 28, 2016On Sunday, October 16th, Marymount Muscle walked with 32 team members in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Central Park.
Biology Students Present at Mid-Atlantic Research Symposium; One Takes First Prize
October 27, 2016Marymount Manhattan College was well represented at the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Four of our students presented their research findings, and one was awarded the top prize in her category.
The Naming of Carson Hall
October 27, 2016In grateful appreciation and with deepest gratitude, President Kerry Walk and the entire Marymount Manhattan College community are pleased to announce the naming of Carson Hall in honor of Judith M. Carson ’03, H’13 and Russell L. Carson.
Celebrating Sukkot at Marymount Manhattan College
October 20, 2016“It’s always fun to celebrate the holidays with your friends,” said Sophia Ostroff ’20, “and that’s exactly what we did today.”
In Memoriam: Sister Margaret Ann Landry
October 19, 2016The entire Marymount Manhattan College community is saddened to learn of the death of Margaret Ann Landry, RSHM on October 18, 2016.
This Thursday, MMC’s Own Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford ’05 and Emmy Winner Laverne Cox ’96 Star in “Rocky Horror” on FOX
October 17, 2016Two superstar Marymount Manhattan College alumnae are getting ready to do the timewarp again!
Anne Flannery ’73 Hosts MMC Law Professionals
October 17, 2016Last week, MMC alumni and parents gathered at the home of former trustee and alumna, Anne Flannery ’73, to reconnect and build new relationships within the MMC community.
Mindfulness at MMC
October 14, 2016New 4-session mindfulness meditation class begins Monday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m.
MMXVI Faculty Art Exhibition
October 8, 2016This exhibition showcases the art and design work of our full- and part-time teachers/artists, all of whom are committed to sharing their work and ongoing creative process with students, colleagues, and the wider community. It represents a diversity of media including painting, drawing, photography, watercolor, printmaking, digital animation, ceramics, and design.
The exhibition runs from September 26th- October 27th, 2016
Academic Writing Faculty Continues Fall 2016 Book Talks
October 7, 2016Academic Writing’s Dr. Tahneer Oksman will publicize her new book, How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?, through a series of book-related events this fall.
Cathy Dang & Karen Hammer kick off Conversations on Diversity & Social Justice Series
October 4, 2016Cathy Dang and Karen Hammer kicked off this semester’s Conversations on Diversity & Social Justice series with two stimulating presentations to overflowing audiences. Dang, Executive Director of CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities, presented “The People Build the Place, The People Build the Power.” And Hammer, doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, presented “Rhetorics of Rage in the Music of Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, and Beyoncé.”
Oct. 16, MMC Students Singing at Carnegie Hall
October 4, 2016Nine MMC students from our new Music Lessons Program will be performing in a recital at Carnegie Hall!