Brooklyn College

Building an Inclusive Community

October 7, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– It was nearly one year ago that Brooklyn College launched its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center. The center, under the leadership of Director David P. McKay ’93, has already made great strides in providing services to the LGBTQ members of the campus. Created in 2014, the center sought to […]

English Professor Ben Lerner Named 2015 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow

October 2, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College English Professor Ben Lerner has received the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. The fellowship celebrates the creative potential of individuals by providing unrestricted funds to those “who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” Lerner, a novelist, poet and critic, is one of 24 […]

Exploring the Cultural Roots of Carnival

October 2, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Each Labor Day, revelers flock to Brooklyn to take part in the West Indian Day parade, an event that draws crowds upwards of three million. Brooklyn College students recently got a rare opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural roots of this carnival through a course that examines one of its signature […]

Biology Professor Tony Wilson and International Research Team Unravel the Genetic Basis of Male Pregnancy

September 3, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Seahorses have a unique mode of reproduction: male pregnancy, which closely resembles the pregnancy of female mammals, including humans. Brooklyn CollegeBiology Professor Tony Wilson and an international team of researchers have taken a major step toward answering the question of whether the structures of complex reproductive systems—like the seahorse’s—reflect a common genetic architecture. The […]

Feirstein First Class

September 3, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Texas native Amanda Reyes studied acting for three years at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, where she went on audition after audition for what she says were the most stereotypical Latina roles. “I thought, I can make better scripts than this,” says Reyes. “I can make films that represent us […]

NYC Cultural Immersion Preps International Students for Global Professions

August 20, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Andrea Tzili Apango is one of just six women in a class of 26 students majoring in engineering and technology at Universidad Politécnica de Puebla in Mexico. She is keenly aware of her status as a minority in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) discipline. But instead of feeling defeated, she has a plan […]

Brooklyn College School of Business to be Named for Philanthropist Murray Koppelman ’57

July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– In recognition of over $15 million mobilized to support Brooklyn College’s School of Business, CUNY trustees have approved the naming of the school in honor of prominent philanthropist Murray Koppelman ’57.  The funds raised will advance accreditation and enhance excellence.  When the accreditation process is complete, the Koppelman School will be the only accredited […]

Summer in the City

July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Wendy Li Wu, a junior majoring in accounting and business management and finance, understands keenly that getting good internships, attending industry events and networking with professionals are all essential to preparing for a career in financial services. So when she heard about the Summer Financial Careers Academy she knew she had to apply. “I […]

Brooklyn College Graduates over 4,000 Students at 90th Commencement Exercises

July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Keynoting the Master’s Ceremony I on May 27, for graduates in the Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and Visual, Media, and Performing Arts, was noted composer David Amram, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts. Appointed by Leonard Bernstein as the first Composer in Residence for the […]

Poetry Is an Astronaut

July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Immediately when Matthew Burgess ’01, walks into the classroom in P.S. 51, a bright new building on the edge of Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, about 25 second graders jump up from their desks and excitedly yell, “Hi Mr. Matt!” Burgess, a full-time lecturer in the English department who teaches creative writing and composition, […]

Gi60, the World’s First International One-Minute Play Festival, Celebrates 11 Years with 150 Plays Staged in Brooklyn, Britain, and New Zealand

July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The annual Gi60: International One-Minute Play Festival, hosted by Brooklyn College’s Department of Theater and Leeds University in the United Kingdom, will celebrate its 11th year from June 11 – June 13, 2015 by offering 150 original plays in three international locations, including Brooklyn College, Leeds University in the U.K., and the Hagley Theatre School […]

Meet Our Salutatorian

May 21, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Gisely Colón-López will receive her bachelor of arts degree in Puerto Rican and Latino studies, with a minor in anthropology and archaeology, at this year’s baccalaureate commencement ceremony, where she will also give the salutation before an audience of thousands. “It feels like a dream I never realized was possible,” says Colón-López, who was […]

Meet Our Valedictorian

May 21, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Ever since middle school, Joshua V. Kurian knew he wanted to be a doctor. He will begin to make that vision a reality when he enters medical school this fall, but not before he bids Brooklyn College farewell while holding onto one of the highest distinctions of all: valedictorian of the Class of 2015. […]

Two Professors Pen Separate Books on Influential Caribbean Literary Figures

May 21, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Two Brooklyn College faculty members have recently published books that shed new light on influential literary figures—one nearly forgotten and one who rose to prominence posthumously. English Professor James Davis’ book, Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean (Columbia University Press, 2015), takes a look at the life of […]

Four Brooklyn College Students Win Labor Arts Award

May 21, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Two visual artists, a writer and a poet are all winners of this year’s Labor Arts/CUNY Making Work Visible award, a contest that aims to expand students’ thinking about labor history. The annual contest, open to all CUNY undergraduate students, and sponsored by and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, awards prizes […]

Dayana Manashirova ’15 Secures Competitive Internship at Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

May 21, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– With the help of her philosophy professors, Brooklyn College senior Dayana Manashirova, a philosophy major, was the only CUNY student selected to be one of 11 interns at Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s Office. Originally from Baku, Azerbaijan, a country off the coast of Iran, Manashirova moved to the United States when she was three […]

Brooklyn College Junior Jake Levin Named Harry S. Truman Scholar

April 15, 2015 | Brooklyn College

The prestigious award will provide the Macaulay Honors College student with $30,000 toward graduate study.  BROOKLYN, Wed., April 15, 2015—Brooklyn College political science and philosophy major Jake Levin has been named a 2015 Harry S. Truman Scholar, an award that will grant him $30,000 toward tuition for his graduate studies, a number of professional development […]

Nobel-Prize Winning Columnist Paul Krugman and Political Analyst Thomas Frank Discuss the Obama Legacy

April 2, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Were Barack Obama’s attempts to tackle partisanship wise or did they only further contribute to the current political dysfunction in Washington? Did he do enough to push the economy along or would we be further ahead in the recovery had he pushed a big stimulus package? Is the president inadvertently responsible for the rise […]

New Book Sheds a Different Light on Nobel Prize Winner Wangari Maathai

April 1, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– It’s a central part of Wangari Maathai’s legacy that she was the first African woman to earn the Nobel Peace Prize for the global impact of her environmental activism. What’s less well-known is that she was the first woman in eastern and central Africa to earn a Ph.D. and the first Kenyan woman to […]

Brooklyn College Launches M.D. Sass Investment Academy

April 1, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– More than 130 students attended the launch for the new Brooklyn College M.D. Sass Investment Academy on Feb. 27 at 25 Broadway in Manhattan. Martin D. Sass ’63, whose generous contribution supports the initiative, was on hand to talk to students about his own professional journey. “There is no free lunch,” Sass told students. […]