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  • Summer in the City

    July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Wendy Li Wu, a junior majoring in accounting and business management and finance, understands keenly that getting good internships, attending industry events and networking with professionals are all essential to preparing for a career in financial services. So when she heard about the Summer Financial Careers Academy she knew she had to apply. “I […]

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  • Brooklyn College Graduates over 4,000 Students at 90th Commencement Exercises

    July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Keynoting the Master’s Ceremony I on May 27, for graduates in the Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and Visual, Media, and Performing Arts, was noted composer David Amram, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts. Appointed by Leonard Bernstein as the first Composer in Residence for the […]

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  • Poetry Is an Astronaut

    July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Immediately when Matthew Burgess ’01, walks into the classroom in P.S. 51, a bright new building on the edge of Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, about 25 second graders jump up from their desks and excitedly yell, “Hi Mr. Matt!” Burgess, a full-time lecturer in the English department who teaches creative writing and composition, […]

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  • Gi60, the World’s First International One-Minute Play Festival, Celebrates 11 Years with 150 Plays Staged in Brooklyn, Britain, and New Zealand

    July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– The annual Gi60: International One-Minute Play Festival, hosted by Brooklyn College’s Department of Theater and Leeds University in the United Kingdom, will celebrate its 11th year from June 11 – June 13, 2015 by offering 150 original plays in three international locations, including Brooklyn College, Leeds University in the U.K., and the Hagley Theatre School […]

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  • Meet Our Salutatorian

    May 21, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Gisely Colón-López will receive her bachelor of arts degree in Puerto Rican and Latino studies, with a minor in anthropology and archaeology, at this year’s baccalaureate commencement ceremony, where she will also give the salutation before an audience of thousands. “It feels like a dream I never realized was possible,” says Colón-López, who was […]

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  • Meet Our Valedictorian

    May 21, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Ever since middle school, Joshua V. Kurian knew he wanted to be a doctor. He will begin to make that vision a reality when he enters medical school this fall, but not before he bids Brooklyn College farewell while holding onto one of the highest distinctions of all: valedictorian of the Class of 2015. […]

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  • Two Professors Pen Separate Books on Influential Caribbean Literary Figures

    May 21, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Two Brooklyn College faculty members have recently published books that shed new light on influential literary figures—one nearly forgotten and one who rose to prominence posthumously. English Professor James Davis’ book, Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean (Columbia University Press, 2015), takes a look at the life of […]

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  • Four Brooklyn College Students Win Labor Arts Award

    May 21, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Two visual artists, a writer and a poet are all winners of this year’s Labor Arts/CUNY Making Work Visible award, a contest that aims to expand students’ thinking about labor history. The annual contest, open to all CUNY undergraduate students, and sponsored by LaborArts.org and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, awards prizes […]

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  • Dayana Manashirova ’15 Secures Competitive Internship at Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

    May 21, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– With the help of her philosophy professors, Brooklyn College senior Dayana Manashirova, a philosophy major, was the only CUNY student selected to be one of 11 interns at Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s Office. Originally from Baku, Azerbaijan, a country off the coast of Iran, Manashirova moved to the United States when she was three […]

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  • Brooklyn College Junior Jake Levin Named Harry S. Truman Scholar

    April 15, 2015 | Brooklyn College

    The prestigious award will provide the Macaulay Honors College student with $30,000 toward graduate study.  BROOKLYN, Wed., April 15, 2015—Brooklyn College political science and philosophy major Jake Levin has been named a 2015 Harry S. Truman Scholar, an award that will grant him $30,000 toward tuition for his graduate studies, a number of professional development […]

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