• Students Gain Say in How Brooklyn College Spends Part of Its Budget

    March 15, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    In its long list of accomplishments, Brooklyn College just added another historical milestone when it became the first higher education institution in the United States to implement a participatory budgeting project, which will enable all students to determine how to spend a portion of the funds allocated to the student government — at least $20,000.

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  • Tomás López-Pumarejo Scores Prestigious Visiting Professorship in Barcelona

    March 14, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    Professor of Finance and Business Management Tomás A. López-Pumarejo knows perfectly well how much technology has changed the way that people work. To prove it, he decided to head off to the beach in Miami this semester while teaching a few online courses, including one on how to effectively incorporate Web 2.0 applications into the workplace. Later this spring, López-Pumarejo will take those lessons of technology and flexibility to Spain.

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  • The Artwork of Marion Greenstone ’46 Wins Acclaim in Italy

    March 14, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    At last year’s 54th Venice Biennale, one of the world’s most highly respected art exhibitions, Brooklyn College made a lasting impression. Thousands of art lovers came to marvel at the work of Marion Greenstone ’46, an artist whose influence on the modern art world is only now coming to light. It was the first exhibition of her work since her death in 2005.

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  • Doug Boyer Wins $50,000 Grant to Create a Database of Bones

    March 12, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    Doug Boyer has always liked bones. Now, thanks to a $50,000 CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering (J-FRASE), the assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology will be able to build a database of bones and share that information with researchers around the world.

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  • Fitting Close to Black History Month

    March 6, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    Dressed in traditional African vests and wearing various African head wraps, Brooklyn College students displayed the diversity and richness of the African American culture during the closing ceremony of the college’s Black History Month activities.

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  • Following the Ghost of Napoleon Bonaparte

    March 1, 2012 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

    Anthony Mancini read more than 100 books about Napoleon Bonaparte, and traveled for months through multiple continents and time zones to get to one of the most isolated places in the world — St. Helena, the remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean believed to be the place of Bonaparte’s death in 1821.

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  • Cleaning India’s Holiest — And Most Polluted — River

    February 24, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    For millions of Hindus, the 1,500-mile-long Ganges River is the holiest river in India. Sadly, it’s also one of the world’s most polluted. New light will now be shed on this environmental catastrophe when Living River: The Ganges, a documentary directed and produced by Assistant Professor of Film Vinit Parmar screens on Monday, Feb. 27, at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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  • The Debt

    February 2, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    Justiin Davis ’12 knows one thing for certain: Despite mythical tales of pulled boot straps and self-made men, no one can make it on his own. It isn’t merely talent, imagination, intelligence and drive that set one on the path to greatness. Many influences, circumstances, institutions, opportunities and people provide advantages that often go unrecognized. Ego makes it rather simple to imagine success as a wholly personal enterprise. Despite the temptation, Davis, who debuted this season on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award–winning HBO series Boardwalk Empire, remains honest and realistic about his journey.

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  • Alumna Leads Second Annual Celebration of Caribbean Cinema

    January 27, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    This past November, a league of Brooklyn College alumni, professors and students celebrated the second successful year of a monthlong festival of Caribbean cinema through art exhibitions, essays, fashion, panel discussions, live performances and, of course, film.

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  • Serving Mario Batali

    January 25, 2012 | Brooklyn College

    It all began with a job post. “My dad sent me a link to a job with Mario Batali back in May,” explains Andrea Bernardi ’11, who received her degree from the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY B.A.) program. “They had this really splashy video with Mario talking about the position. It sounded perfect for me, but totally crazy to think I would have a chance.”

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