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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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  • Christman’s Lens

    January 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Assistant Professor of Film Sarah J. Christman and her family turned her stepfather into a diamond. The process by which this occurred was covered in Christman’s award-winning documentary As Above, So Below, which was screened at the Museum of Modern Art during its “Documentary Fortnight” event in February. Christman’s stepfather, who had died of an aggressive form of […]

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  • Theater History Professor Wins Award for Book on Spectacular

    January 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Most people are familiar with the iconic imagery of the heroic man saving the damsel in distress who has been tied to the train tracks. That scene was a twist on one from an 1867 play, Under the Gas Light. What Amy E. Hughes, an assistant professor of theater history and criticism wants more people to […]

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  • History Professor Studies Ancient Graffiti in Israel

    January 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– For Karen B. Stern, making her way through the ancient tunnels and caves of ancient mortuary complexes in Israel is all in an ordinary day’s research. Her goal is to find and study carvings—pictures and texts—inscribed at the burial sites, carvings that the history professor calls graffiti, because unlike epitaphs, the inscriptions were made after the tombs […]

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  • Brooklyn International: Discovering Untapped Potential

    November 26, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College junior John Tan had the opportunity to employ his innate filmmaking skills during his recent expedition in Japan as a part of the study abroad program offered through the Office of International Education and Global Engagement. Despite this talent, he is not studying film at Brooklyn College. “I’m actually an exercise science major,” he says. Born and […]

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  • Brooklyn International: Through a Wider Lens

    November 25, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Morgann Gicquel is laser focused in his 8:30 a.m.cinematography workshop class despite the fact that he was burning the midnight oil the night before, only grabbing dinner at 1:00 a.m. over an old episode ofThe Sopranos. He has been keeping late hours recently because he is putting together a set for a film he is […]

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  • Brooklyn Women’s Soccer Grabs CUNYAC Title for Bulldogs

    November 14, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– In only their second year as an athletic program, the Brooklyn College women’s soccer team capped off a historic run, defeating the top-seeded College of Staten Island (CSI) by a score of 3-1 to capture its first City University of the New York Athletic Conference(CUNYAC) Championship and earn a berth in the upcoming NCAA Division III tournament. […]

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