Sabia Akbar’s hands trembled as she wrapped the blood pressure cuff around her patient’s arm. It was her first day serving in a rural clinic in Honduras as a member of Brooklyn College’s Global Medical Brigades. Along with the club’s 24 other members, Akbar was just beginning a four-week journey to bring health care and medical supplies to a needy outpost in a Third World country.
April 25, 2012 | Brooklyn College
April 18, 2012 | Brooklyn College
Square or round, plain or stuffed with different fillings, served with or without mustard, the humble knish has been intriguing Laura Silver for years. Silver, who earned an M.F.A. in creative writing in 1998, recently brought her interest in the potato pocket to campus when she hosted a talk about the history of the knish and her personal connections to the food. “Knish Parmigiana: Jews, Italians, and an Appetite for Survival” was a preshow event for the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts’ presentation of Steve Solomon’s off-Broadway comedy My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy.
April 17, 2012 | Brooklyn College
Jennifer Basil, associate professor of biology, is among the 300 best professors in the country, according to the newest book from The Princeton Review.
April 16, 2012 | Brooklyn College
In his dark New York tale of love, murder, revenge and prostitution, Eddie Bernard displays all the skills he has learned at Brooklyn College that are helping him fuel his filmmaking career.
April 13, 2012 | Brooklyn College
Four Brooklyn College graduate programs garnered national attention when U.S. News & World Report selected them for its newly released annual rankings of the best graduate school programs in the country.
April 12, 2012 | Brooklyn College
Benjamin Rudshteyn, a junior in the Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College who is majoring in chemistry, made campus history when he won a Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and competitive awards for undergraduate students who plan to pursue careers in science, mathematics or engineering.
April 6, 2012 | Brooklyn College
Hundreds of species call Jamaica Bay home, but decades of development in the surrounding area are threatening their habitat. Although much work has been done to restore its natural state, there is much yet to be accomplished. Scientists from Brooklyn College are seeking solutions.
April 5, 2012 | Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College is an academic powerhouse when it comes to preparing women for leadership, and National Women’s History Month provided multiple opportunities to celebrate this legacy.
April 3, 2012 | Brooklyn College
Two decades after becoming Brooklyn College’s first Rhodes Scholar, Lisette Nieves ’92 has returned to her alma mater as a member of the faculty.
April 2, 2012 | Brooklyn College
Ned Sublette, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, will be traveling to Angola and Haiti starting this summer to report on how indigenous religions are reflected in music, thanks to a fellowship he received from the University of Southern California – Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.