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  • Cultivating a Community

    October 22, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Professor Louise Hainline is not afraid to get her hands dirty. A professor in the Brooklyn College Department of Psychology as well as the director of the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) and Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) programs, Hainline is also director of the Brooklyn College Garden, and has kept herself busy directing how best to use it. “As per […]

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  • Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Names New Director

    October 21, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– When asked how the arts can enrich the lives of both college students and people in the surrounding community, Jon Yanofksy, new director of the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) laughs. “Whole doctoral theses have been written on that subject.” Yanofsky, who joined BCBC as its new director in July, has under his belt […]

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  • A Journey to the Center of Psychogeography

    October 17, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Two women dressed in white lab coats and turquoise scarves lead a group of people, identified only by a museum catalog number taped to their lapels, to a piano stuck in the trunk of a tree. The women ask the group to sing a lyric from an Elton John song before escorting them to […]

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  • Remembering Brooklyn’s Literary Giants

    October 7, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Jules Chametzky ’50, has enjoyed a renowned career as a writer, editor, and literary critic. A few years ago, he decided to write a personal biography about his life and his roots growing up in Brooklyn. “I wrote about 20 pages and I got bored,” he says. So instead, he ended up churning out […]

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  • Yuliya Orkis ’15 Reaches Intercollegiate Tennis Regional Semis; Ends Among Top 4

    October 7, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– After a spectacular run in the 2013 USTA/ITA Division III Women’s Northeast Regional Championships, twelfth-seed Brooklyn College junior Yuliya Orkis lost a hard fought match in the semifinals round against Ithaca College’s Cristina Nunez, the top overall-seed in the tournament. The score was 6-3, 6-4. This marks the first career loss in singles play […]

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  • Battling Cancer One Metal at a Time

    September 26, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Building on her research of gold compounds to combat cancer, Professor María Contel has scored a new, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for $1.4 million. The grant, which will be used to study gold-titanium complexes that might help in the effort to fight renal and prostrate cancer, bodes well for metallo-drugs, says Contel. “It […]

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  • Holding Destruction at Bay

    September 26, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– As New York City continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated coastal areas last year, it has become critical to find ways to better prepare the city for these and other extreme weather patterns caused by climate change. Scientists at Brooklyn College have long been studying the weather’s impact on local […]

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  • A Global Classroom

    September 16, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– For the third consecutive year Brooklyn College students have envisioned the type of impactful projects that have garnered them Rosen Fellowships — $5,000 stipends that give them the a chance to create an “out-of-classroom experience,” many of which happen overseas. Ranjeet Kaur ’14 spent five weeks in Mumbai, India, carrying out an ethnographic study of […]

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  • Students Gain Valuable Insights into Career Opportunities from Company Visit to Estée Lauder

    August 22, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– The group of Brooklyn College undergraduates met this past June at a 50-story building just off Central Park at East 59th Street. They were ushered into an elevator and led to a spacious conference room on the 43rd floor at the headquarters of international cosmetics giant Estée Lauder. There they were greeted by Human Resources […]

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  • Brooklyn College Librarian Honored with Prestigious Award

    July 24, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College faculty member Jane Cramer has been recognized for her exceptional work as a librarian and information specialist. Cramer, an associate professor and government information specialist at Brooklyn College Library, received the New York Library Association Government Information Roundtable (NYLA/GIRT) Mildred Lowe prize for her continuing leadership and professionalism in her field, as well as the […]

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