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  • Author Junot Díaz Speaks to a Packed Audience at Brooklyn College

    November 14, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Renowned writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz visited Brooklyn College last week to do a reading and participate in a Q&A session with Professor of English James C. Davis. Díaz’s celebrated novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead Books, 2007), was required reading for all entering first-year students at the college. It appeared, judging from the […]

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  • Brooklyn International: Giving Back in Barbuda

    November 14, 2013 | Brooklyn College

    BROOKLYN, NY– Jen-I Costosa ’13 is undaunted. A Brooklyn native and a graduate, with honors, from Brooklyn College’s Children and Youth Studies Program, Costosa has overcome circumstances unimaginable to many. “My father died in 1989; my mom died in 1996. They both died of AIDS. So they were pretty much both gone before I graduated high school.” […]

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  • Travel Required

    November 8, 2013 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

    BROOKLYN– Journalism major Alex Ellefson ’14 is considering a career as a foreign correspondent, so when he scored an internship at a newspaper in the Middle East, he figured he had found the perfect experience to polish off his college resumé. But it would be expensive to spend the summer in Jordan, where he had […]

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  • NBA Executive Encourages Students to Do What They Love Best

    November 8, 2013 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

    BROOKLYN– As part of a continuing series, the Magner Career Center invited Jonathan Supranowitz ’94, vice president of public relations for the New York Knicks basketball organization, to talk about his road to success. A Canarsie, Brooklyn, native, Supranowitz has been with the Knicks for 14 seasons, beginning in 2000. “It’s important that you love whatever you choose to […]

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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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