“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.
Department of Psychology Hosts Realabilities, The Puppet Show Musical
December 22, 2016On December 18th and 19th, MMC 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.
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
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. Through field trips, projects, and readings, students explore the science of the urban landscape, as well as the particular environmental challenges faced by NYC.
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 Packed Theatre
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.
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.
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.
The Naming of Carson Hall
October 28, 2016In grateful appreciation and with deepest gratitude, President Kerry Walk, Ph.D. 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.
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.
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!
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
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.”
Apple Fest, MMC’s Annual 71st Street Block Party
September 30, 2016
On Thursday, September 22, over 30 Marymount Manhattan College clubs and organizations took over 71st street for the annual Apple Fest.
US State Department Selects MMC International Studies Student as Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator
September 27, 2016Maria Andrews, a senior with a double major in Dance and International Studies, has been selected to serve as the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator. “I am excited to bring together the MMC community to discuss important foreign affairs issues that affect our daily lives,” Maria says.
Politics and Human Rights Department Hosts Packed Debate Screening
September 27, 2016Politics and Human Rights, alongside Student Development and Activities, hosted a screening for the campus community of the first Presidential debate on September 26, 2016.
President Obama to Award National Humanities Medal to Ron Chernow H’05
September 16, 2016On September 13, 2016, President Barack Obama announced the recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. Awardees include authors, a poet, physican, historian, chef, and a higher education program. Included in the awardees is author Ron Chernow, who received an honorary degree from Marymount Manhattan College is 2005.
Governor Cuomo Visits MMC’s Bedford Hills College Program
September 15, 2016On the evening of Wednesday, September 14, Governor Andrew Cuomo paid a surprise visit to the Marymount Manhattan College Program at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.
Biology Alumni Head to Medical School
September 13, 2016MMC Biology alumni Zach Barbati ’10 and Alice Trye ’15 are entering prestigious M.D. programs.
Disability/Arts Founder Simi Linton to Deliver 2016 Rudin Lecture
September 9, 2016Simi Linton, Ph.D. will deliver the 2016 Rudin Lecture, “Disability Arts & Artistry: Exploring New Cultural Territory” in The Theresa Lang Theatre today at 7:00pm.
New Full-time Faculty | Fall 2016
September 6, 2016Marymount Manhattan College welcomed six new full-time faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year.
Convocation Inducts New Students into MMC Community
September 6, 2016
On Thursday, September 1, 2016, Marymount Manhattan College officially welcomed the Class of 2020 and new transfer students to the campus community at the New Student Convocation, a festive event attended by hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and trustees.
Booth Ferris Foundation Awards MMC Major Grant for CityEdge
August 31, 2016The $250,000 grant from the Booth Ferris Foundation, to be used over two years, will provide funding for Marymount Manhattan College’s recently launched college-to-career initiative, CityEdge, a model for integrating the liberal arts and professional preparation.
NY1 TV Features MMC Students
August 18, 2016“What College Freshmen Can Learn from Upperclassmen” In this Parenting report, NY1’s Shelley Goldberg catches up with some upperclassmen at Marymount Manhattan College who shared their tips for navigating as a freshman in New York.
Nonprofit Leader Hope Knight ’85 Spearheads Successful Bid for Urban Development Grant
August 17, 2016Hope Knight ’85, President and CEO of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC), has spearheaded a successful bid for a $10 million grant to improve the vitality of local city center Jamaica, Queens.