• Tow Foundation Rewards Outstanding Achievements of Brooklyn College Faculty and Students

    April 27, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    By Robert Jones Jr. The Tow Foundation held its annual award presentation and luncheon in the Christoph M. Kimmich Reading Room of the Brooklyn College Library on Tuesday, April 25, to honor the outstanding research and scholarship of Brooklyn College faculty and students. Established in 1988 by Leonard Tow ’50, who attended this year’s luncheon, […]

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  • Poetic License

    April 21, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    By Robert Jones Jr. Brooklyn College is a poet’s campus. Walt Whitman’s first known portrait hangs in the Brooklyn College Library. Renowned educators like Julie Agoos, Louis Asekoff, John Ashbery, Allen Ginsberg, Ben Lerner, and Marjorie Welish have passed the benefit of their poetic genius and skill to generations of eager artists. Award-winning poets like Paul Beatty […]

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  • Professor María Contel Scores Second Patent for Anti-Cancer Compound

    April 6, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is one of the most aggressive types of cancer—difficult to detect and combat. But Professor María Contel, an organometallic chemist at the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, who has been testing metal compounds to combat cancer for the better part of the last decade, was recently granted a patent […]

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  • For Brooklyn College Foundation Trustee and UBS Executive Lorraine Laighold ’64, Students Matter Most

    March 23, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    By Robert Jones Jr. When asked why she is such a generous supporter of Brooklyn College, giving of her time and talent as well as her financial sponsorship, Lorraine Laighold ’64, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn College Foundation, said it is wholly because of the students. “They’re me,” said Laighold, […]

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  • We Stand Against Hate Series Presents “Shared Paths, Divergent Courses: Zionism & Palestinian Nationalism”

    March 15, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    By Keisha-Gaye Anderson As part of Brooklyn College’s ongoing We Stand Against Hate (WSAH) lecture series, noted scholars David N. Myers and Hussein Ibish will hold a dialogue on Mar. 28, entitled “Shared Paths, Divergent Courses: Zionism & Palestinian Nationalism.” Myers and Ibish frequently partner in conversation to provide historical knowledge, nuance, empathy, and the […]

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  • John Hope Franklin Memorial Day Celebrated at Brooklyn College as Part of Its “We Stand Against Hate” Initiative

    March 6, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    By Robert Jones Jr. A day of art, history, and political dialogue marked the inaugural John Hope Franklin Memorial Day at Brooklyn College on Feb. 28. Sponsored by the Department of History, the Office of the President, the Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for Humanities, the Department of Africana Studies, and the Women’s and Gender Studies […]

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  • Maps and Memory in Alberto Bursztyn’s Art

    January 18, 2017 | Brooklyn College

    As a teen in Argentina, Brooklyn College school psychology Professor Alberto Bursztyn ’73 loved art, but not long after landing in New York in 1969 he attended Brooklyn College as a geology major. Today he has combined his talent as an artist with his expertise in geology to create the pieces in Cartographic Narratives, currently […]

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  • Author and Illustrator of New Basquiat Children’s Book Visits Brooklyn College

    December 14, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    On the second floor of the Student Center, Javaka Steptoe warms up the audience—roughly 100 fifth graders who came from P.S. 119 just a few blocks from the college—with a brief introduction to the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. “He was colorful and even kind of sloppy,” says Steptoe, the author and illustrator of a book released […]

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  • Carol L. Zicklin Honors Academy Chair Crosses Disciplines to Explore the Intersection of Disabilities and Performance

    December 7, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    Professor Brenda Foley has been a globetrotter for much of her life. “My dad was in the Navy so I have a little of everything from everywhere,” says the new Carol L. Zicklin Honors Academy Chair and visiting professor of theater at Brooklyn College. And that includes Jacksonville, Florida, where she was born; England, where […]

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  • Students Gain Hands-on Media Production Experience During Study Abroad in South Korea

    September 23, 2016 | Brooklyn College

    Students traveled to Dongguk University in Seoul, South Korea, this summer for an intensive tutorial in media production taught by award-winning Brooklyn College Department of Television and Radio Adjunct Associate Professor Young Cheong ’00 M.F.A. Media Production and Cultural Studies in South Korea is a 20-day class in which students are introduced to the fundamentals of […]

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