Brooklyn College

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. News & World Report Gives Brooklyn College High Marks in Latest “Best Colleges” Ranking

September 14, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College appeared in the top 25 listing of public colleges and universities on the 2017 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” ranking. The college also ranked in the top 100 in the “Regional Universities North” category at #75, up 11 slots from its 2016 position. U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges based on […]

Columbia University Ph.D. Candidate Lisa Del Sol Reflects on How Brooklyn College Prepped Her for Success

September 13, 2016 | Brooklyn College

The Honors Academy. Phi Beta Kappa. The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. The CUNY Pipeline Program Fellowship. Columbia University-bound. Name an accolade and it is likely that Lisa Del Sol ’16 is a recipient of it. The accomplished graduate reflected upon all she has achieved at Brooklyn College—achievements that she says were attained with the help […]

Brooklyn College Continues Its Streak as One of the Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” in the Nation

September 13, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College was ranked one of the premiere institutions of higher learning in the country in the Princeton Review’s The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. The college has consistently ranked as a top American school by the Review for over a decade. The latest rankings add to the college’s long list of distinctions. According to […]

Education Without Borders

September 8, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College is the crossroads of the world. Just ask Assistant Dean for Academic Programs Lucas Rubin. “We’ve had a busy summer with about 190 students from three separate countries,” says Rubin, who explained that this was an outgrowth of the college’s American Language Academy program. This year, the college welcomed 48 undergraduate students from […]

Open Kitchen Luncheon Celebrates Campus Diversity Through Global Cuisine

September 1, 2016 | Brooklyn College

As part of the U.S. Department of State celebration of International Education Week, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISS), together with the Brooklyn College Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences and the Brooklyn College Health and Nutrition Science Club hosted an Open Kitchen luncheon on November 15 in Roosevelt Hall to celebrate […]

Television and Radio Alumni Bring Brooklyn to South Korea

August 31, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Stuart MacLelland ’87 M.F.A. spent a week at the Korea University of Media Arts (KUMA) teaching courses in television production, after being invited to do so by a KUMA delegation that included Mira Kim ’07 M.F.A., a KUMA faculty member and MacLelland’s former student.  MacLelland—an award-winning professor, acting associate provost for academic programs, and former […]

Internationally Recognized Haitian Scholar and Author Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Ph.D. Welcomed as Founding Director of New CUNY Haitian Studies Institute

August 25, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Internationally noted scholar and author Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Ph.D. was officially welcomed as the founding director of the new CUNY Haitian Studies Institute (CUNY-HSI) at Brooklyn College in an Aug. 24 reception on the college’s campus. The CUNY-HSI will be a leading institute in the nation, contributing to the body of knowledge about Haitians […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]