• Noted International Chemist Was One of Brooklyn College’s Own

    August 25, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    On August 19, a symposium was held in memory of former Brooklyn College chemistry professor Roberto Sánchez-Delgado. Known for his groundbreaking work in organometallic chemistry and key role as a weapons inspector for the United Nations, Sánchez-Delgado passed away on December 13, 2015, after a prolonged battle with renal cancer. The daylong event, organized by […]

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  • Empathy Is a Cognitive, Not Sensory Experience, Says Psychology Professor Anjali Krishnan

    August 25, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    Assistant Professor Anjali Krishnan of the Brooklyn College Department of Psychology, along with a group of researchers, has recently published a study that examines the neural basis of empathy. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study determined that empathizing and understanding the pain of others is not experienced as an instinctive, automatic process, but as […]

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  • The Brooklyn College Geology Society Gets a Rock Solid Education in the Bahamas

    August 24, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    Most people take a trip to the Bahamas to relax, but not the members of the Brooklyn College Geology Society. The group visited the country in May, just before finals, as a part of an extracurricular activity to gather samples and study the landscape of Andros, the largest and least inhabited of the 26 islands […]

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  • MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow and Brooklyn College English Professor Ben Lerner Named CUNY Distinguished Professor

    August 23, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    English Professor Ben Lerner, a 2015 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow, and a world-renowned writer, has been appointed as Distinguished Professor of English at Brooklyn College, the highest ranking a CUNY professor can earn. The CUNY Board of Trustees named Lerner, along with three other CUNY professors, at a meeting earlier this summer.   “Professor Lerner is […]

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  • Brooklyn College Students Dig Their Studies in the ‘Valley of the Dinosaurs’

    August 9, 2016 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

    Four New York City students find themselves in the mountain states of Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota. They are mostly camping in the open plains. There’s brutal summer heat and very little shade, but plenty of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and instant coffee. No trains, no bodegas, and hardly any people. Just an eerie […]

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  • Brooklyn College Alumna Amy Fox ’05 M.F.A. Debuts Woman-centric Wall Street Thriller “Equity” (Sony Pictures Classics)

    August 2, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    Playwright and screenwriter Amy Fox ’05 M.F.A. says that the idea for the film Equity (Sony Pictures Classics), which premiered July 29, came out of conversations she had with actor-producers Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner about the lack of strong roles for women, specifically that of female protagonists in what they call “Wall Street […]

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  • Students Reveal Big-Screen Talent During 34th Annual Brooklyn College Film Festival at BAM

    June 28, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    Moviegoers showed up in droves to the historic Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Downtown Brooklyn to see the debut films of graduating students from the Department of Film at the 34th Annual Brooklyn College Film Festival on May 31. Over 40 short films were screened to sellout crowds, in an all-day event. The festival […]

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  • Urban Soils Institute at Brooklyn College Raises Awareness About Lead in NYC Soil

    June 27, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    From left: Tatiana Morin, Zhongqi Cheng, Jonathan Russell-Anelli, Anna Minsky, Andrés Saldarriaga ’12, Sara Perl   At the Hart to Hart Community Garden in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, a group of scientists dressed in plaid shirts, t-shirts, and work boots collectively heave-ho a patch of soil they are mixing. There’s a gentle breeze passing through the […]

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  • Noted Kenyan Artist Brings his Work to Brooklyn College in a Bold New Exhibit

    June 17, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    The work of Kenyan artist Tahir Karmali, who has been heralded by Forbes magazine as one of 15 young, creative Africans to watch, is currently on display at the Brooklyn College Library Art Gallery. “Value,” an exhibit that features a series of black and white portraits of Kenyan sex workers holding items of value to […]

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  • Depressed? She Has an App for That

    May 24, 2016 | Brooklyn College, Macaulay Honors College, Salute to Scholars

    CAN DEPRESSION be diminished by using a brain-training app? That was the question asked – and, in a pilot trial, positively answered – by an app that Rebecca Baron (Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, ’18) designed during an internship at Mount Sinai Hospital

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