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  • The Universal Language

    March 10, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– On November 28, 2013, when his fellow citizens were celebrating Thanksgiving in the United States, Alexander Eisenhauer, a sophomore at the Conservatory of Music, was in Havana, Cuba, recruiting local musicians to rehearse and play his composition on stage. He was there to premiere “Inhibitions,” a composition for chamber ensemble, at the Eight International Linguistics Conference. […]

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  • Schachar Langlev ’06 Wins Sundance Award

    March 10, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Capturing the Sundance 2014 Audience award for the documentary Alive Inside is a milestone on a journey that began for its director Michael Rossato-Bennett and director of photography, Shachar Langlev ’06, with a YouTube video. The documentary, which highlights the ongoing work of Dan Cohen, a social worker who uses iPods as therapeutic tools in nursing homes, reveals […]

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  • Political Science Prof. Wins NAACP Image Award

    February 25, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– If Jeanne Theoharis was a bit surprised to find out that Rosa Parks was more militant than most people realized, the Brooklyn College political science professor was shocked that the book she wrote about the icon earned much international acclaim and now, an Image Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Theoharis took home […]

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  • Dispatches from Egypt

    February 18, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    Abdalla Hassan ’94 believes that “every stop in life’s journey guides the course of our lives” and his years at Brooklyn College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history, helped him to discover what mattered to him most. “I was an idealist,” says Hassan. “I felt I could change the world. I was attracted […]

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  • Professor Tania León Directs City-Wide Festival

    February 18, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Distinguished Professor Tania León has returned as artistic director for Composer’s Now, a month-long music festival spanning the five boroughs that features a wildly diverse array of works by living composers. “They will be in attendance at many performances, panel discussions, and other events. The opportunity to interact with the composers is a unique feature,” says León, […]

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  • Remembering Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger

    February 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Pete Seeger’s death at the age of 94 has left generations of people recalling his career as one of the most influential folk singers and activists of our time. Since the early 1950s, the “nation’s troubadour of conscience,” as public radio host Steve Curwood once called Seeger, has had a connection to Brooklyn College. Seeger […]

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  • U.S. Postal Service Commemorates Shirley Chisholm ’46 with Stamp

    February 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– On January 31, the U.S. Postal Service honored Shirley Chisholm ’46—the first black woman elected to Congress, and the first African-American to run for president—by issuing a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever stamp. Chisholm joins several of the nation’s leading African-American pioneers featured in the Black Heritage stamp series begun in 1978 with the […]

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  • Africana Studies Thrives at Brooklyn College

    February 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College stands poised to celebrate a milestone. The Africana Studies Department will be turning 40 this year and the event will be highlighted by a fundraising gala in April. The gala will help put the spotlight on the department’s continuing efforts to attract the best faculty, offer the most engaging courses, and provide its students […]

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  • BC Bound Provides Hopeful Trajectory for a New Group of Students

    January 21, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Sasecie Bernard has a dream. A recent immigrant from Jamaica, Bernard, who lives in Brooklyn with her mother, wants to develop her artistic talents in a way that is useful to well-being of others. “My goal is to help people, especially children. I intend to double major in art and psychology and pursue a career in art therapy,” […]

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  • Shirley Chisholm’s Trials and Triumphs Captured in New Biography

    January 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Historian Barbara Winslow is a professor in both theSchool of Education and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. In 2006, she founded the Shirley Chisholm Center for Research on Women, a feminist think tank honoring the memory of the trailblazing alumna, activist, and politician. She also organized theShirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism Content to document and […]

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