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  • Brooklyn College Listening Project Encourages Alumni Veterans to Share their Experiences with a New Generation

    November 13, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Philip Napoli, a professor in the History Department, has devoted a good portion of his career to recording the oral histories of veterans. He is the director of the Brooklyn College Veteran’s Oral History Project, for which he has conducted interviews with hundreds of New York City’s Vietnam veterans. This year, Napoli asked two […]

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  • Visionary Philanthropist Murray Koppelman ’57 Honored at Brooklyn College Koppelman School of Business Naming Ceremony

    November 13, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– On Oct. 15, friends and family of Murray Koppelman ’57, along with distinguished guests and members of the Brooklyn College community, gathered in the college’s Woody Tanger Auditorium to formally mark the naming of the Murray Koppelman School of Business. Koppelman’s generous giving of $12.5 million spurred an additional $2.5 million in gifts, made […]

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  • Macaulay Student Uncovers Lost Family History in India and Pakistan, with Support of Rosen and Magner Stipends

    November 13, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– “My grandfather was struck by a sword once,” says senior and Queens native Aakaash Varma, as he recounts his family’s experience during the conflicts surrounding the 1947 split of India and Pakistan. “Riots were breaking out and people from a neighboring village raided Manak, and attempted to abduct my grandfather’s daughters.” With the support […]

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  • Television and Radio Students Win Competitive Awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts

    October 28, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– For a second consecutive year, four Brooklyn College graduate students from the Department of Television and Radio were each honored with scholarships facilitated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), totaling $15,000. The awards are part of BAFTA’s New York Media Studies Scholarship Program, which supports 30 undergraduate and graduate students […]

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  • Brooklyn College Urban Sustainability Program Transforms the Borough into a Classroom

    October 28, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– On a bright summer afternoon, junior Natalie Steinbuch makes her way to Brooklyn’s historic Carroll Street Bridge, with its thick wooden planks and Belgian blocks, while the drum from numerous construction projects beats steady in the background. She points out a new residential building popping up over the Gowanus Canal. “It will have 12 […]

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  • Award-Winning Author Ruth Ozeki Visits Brooklyn College to Deliver First-Year Common Reading

    October 28, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College’s annual First-year Common Reading recently welcomed Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time-Being (Penguin Books, 2013), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critic’s Circle Award. First-semester students are required to read the book as part of […]

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  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Welcomes Inaugural Class at Brooklyn College Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Oct. 6

    October 28, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Barry R. Feirstein ’74, City University of New York (CUNY) Chancellor James B. Milliken, elected officials and distinguished guests in a ribbon cutting at Brooklyn College’s Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema on Oct. 6. More than 100 students, film industry professionals and esteemed guests were in […]

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  • Building an Inclusive Community

    October 7, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– It was nearly one year ago that Brooklyn College launched its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center. The center, under the leadership of Director David P. McKay ’93, has already made great strides in providing services to the LGBTQ members of the campus. Created in 2014, the center sought to […]

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  • English Professor Ben Lerner Named 2015 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow

    October 2, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College English Professor Ben Lerner has received the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. The fellowship celebrates the creative potential of individuals by providing unrestricted funds to those “who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” Lerner, a novelist, poet and critic, is one of 24 […]

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  • Exploring the Cultural Roots of Carnival

    October 2, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Each Labor Day, revelers flock to Brooklyn to take part in the West Indian Day parade, an event that draws crowds upwards of three million. Brooklyn College students recently got a rare opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural roots of this carnival through a course that examines one of its signature […]

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