• Students Earn Credit by Teaching English and Civic Lessons to Immigrants

    May 25, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    Nadine Alexander, a senior health and nutrition sciences student who has been accepted to Johns Hopkins, recently accomplished something that took her outside the realm of her major: She taught English and civic lessons in the same setting to immigrants. As one of the Brooklyn College student facilitators in the We Are New York program, Alexander not only provided a valuable service, she also received credit for community service for her effort.

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  • SEEK Professor Wins Fulbright-Hays Award to Study in North Africa

    May 24, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    Judith Corbett Carter, an assistant professor in the SEEK Department, wants to help the Brooklyn College community celebrate its religious diversity. After a trip to Morocco and Tunisia, funded by the Fulbright-Hays Program, she will be able to do just that.

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  • Historian’s First Book Wins a Place on the Pulitzer Prize Finalists List

    May 9, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    Michael Rawson is a realist. When Harvard University Press submitted his first book, Eden on the Charles: The Making of Boston, to the Pulitzer Prize board, the assistant professor of history considered it unlikely that a first-time author would win the prestigious award with an environmental history of the capital of Massachusetts.

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  • School of Education Professor Takes On the Headlines

    April 29, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    Public schools, their teachers and the unions that represent them have recently come under fire across the country. Stephan F. Brumberg, a professor in the School of Education and head of the Educational Leadership Program, answered some questions about the best way to deal with layoffs, the viability of teachers unions and why he believes public schools are ultimately set up to fail.

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  • Future Media Moguls Get a Head Start

    April 27, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    Even when the job market is healthy, the media business is one of the toughest fields to break in to. Today, it’s even harder. That’s why the Media and Entertainment Networking Night, hosted by the Magner Center for Career Development and Internships on April 6, was so critical — and so useful —for Brooklyn College students eager to enter the field.

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  • Library Celebrates Campus Page Turners

    April 22, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    It was an event that even President Karen L. Gould couldn’t keep herself from cheering about.

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  • Senior to Receive Certificate for Stellar Performance at Prestigious Mathematics Competition

    April 21, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    Stan Kats, a senior mathematics major who topped all other entrants in the annual CUNY Math Challenge last spring, will receive a certificate in May honoring him for recording the highest score out of all Metropolitan New York Section competitors in the latest William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, the nation’s most prestigious math contest.

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  • Italian Diplomat Talks of the Strengths of U.S.-Italy Links

    April 20, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    Italy’s ambassador to the United States, Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, came to Brooklyn College recently to talk about the relationship between his native land and the United States, and to discuss the central role that the “transatlantic partnership” between America and the European members of NATO, including Italy, still plays in today’s international events.

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  • Unassuming Alumna Leaves College a Major — and Surprising — Gift

    April 18, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    She was an ordinary woman who lived an ordinary life — graduating from college, working in an office where she met her future husband, and living a full life in Manhattan. So it was fitting that, in the most ordinary of ways, the gift she bestowed on Brooklyn College arrived in a quiet, unassuming way. On April 4, a day like any other, Stephanie Ehrlich, deputy director of development at the Brooklyn College Foundation, opened an envelope and found a check for $1,324,000 from the estate of Yolanda Jacobs, ’35.

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  • A Pair of Sophomores Continue College’s Watson Winning Tradition

    April 18, 2011 | Brooklyn College

    Two sophomores have won Jeanette K. Watson Fellowships, marking the sixth consecutive year that at least one Brooklyn College student has been tapped for the distinguished award.

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