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Brooklyn College Remembers Claire Tow ’52

July 15, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Philanthropist Claire Tow ’52 died peacefully on July 7 after a 14-year struggle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). She was 83. Born on August 29, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY, Claire was the daughter of Sigmund and Sadie Schneider. Growing up in Brighton Beach, Claire followed in her older sister Lucille’s footsteps, attending Abraham Lincoln High […]

Miguel Macías Documents Cultural Shifts in His Native Spain

July 10, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– In 2008, Spain faced an economic crisis unlike any it had ever seen, which, like in the United States, had its roots in the housing market. Spanish native Miguel Macías ’04 M.F.A., an assistant professor and deputy chair for graduate studies in the Department of Television and Radio, has spent another summer on the ground in Spain […]

International One-Minute Play Festival Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

July 2, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The annual Gi60: International One-Minute Play Festival, hosted by Brooklyn College’s Department of Theater, Screaming Media Productions, and Dean Clough Mills in the United Kingdom, celebrated its 10-year anniversary by staging 60 of its best short plays from years past, in addition to 100 new and original plays. Traditionally held in the New Workshop […]

High Definition

July 2, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Thanks to a $2.85 million grant from the New York City Council and former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz ’71, the Brooklyn College Television Center, now in its 50th year, has upgraded its production and editing facilities. The new high definition TV studio will allow students majoring in television production and broadcast journalism access to the same […]

Lila Hassan Awarded Prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

July 2, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College sophomore Lila Hassan, a broadcast journalism and political science major, has been awarded a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Hassan is heading to Paris this fall to study French. The Brooklyn resident says that her immersion in the culture will enhance her French […]

Exploring Brooklyn with a Private(i)

June 24, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– By the year 2020, privacy will not only be a revolutionary act, but will come at great cost. At least, that is the premise of Private(i): Enjoy the Hide, an interactive performance crafted by a group of Brooklyn College students from the Performance and Interactive Media (PIMA) Program. Held on April 26 and 27 at the […]

Call Her Professor #BringBackOurGirls

June 24, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– When Political Science Professor Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome steps up to the microphone one late spring afternoon at the corner of 44th St. and 2nd Avenue—just opposite Manhattan’s Nigerian Consulate and blocks from the United Nations—she presses her heart as she speaks. “Bring back our girls,” she chants. “Yes!” the crowd choruses back. Her call to action echoes the […]

Movie Magic

June 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– It took two theaters to hold all of the film aficionados who attended the 32nd Annual Brooklyn College Student Film Festival held on May 27 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Twenty-four short films were shown in three showcases, in a day that highlighted the best and brightest student filmmakers. “The festival is not only a culminating […]

Cosmopolitan Credentials

June 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Juniors Imani Jones and Angeline Pierre have a few things in common: Jones’ father and Pierre’s uncle both traveled as part of their ministry, helping people in developing countries—something that inspired the young women to want to do the same. This summer, both Jones and Pierre will get the opportunity to participate in international […]

Campus Celebrates Diversity During Unity Week

June 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The Brooklyn College campus was abuzz with activities designed to promote fellowship and fun during the annual Unity Week program. The events, which include students, faculty, alumni, and staff, aims to utilize the diversity of the campus and the borough as an opportunity to bridge gaps, initiate teamwork, and open minds. “Unity Week […]

Swedish Educators Visit Brooklyn College to Talk Universal Pre-k

June 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– A group of educators from Sweden recently visited Brooklyn College to discuss their nation’s approach to early childhood education. Monica Nilsson, a professor of preschool didactics at Jönköping University in Jönköping, Sweden, and three preschool teachers—Jeanette Thure, Elin Johansson, and Anna-Karin Grandqvist—stayed for a week in which they presented to early childhood and […]

Professor Peter Lipke Elected Fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology

June 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Professor Peter Lipke of the Department of Biology was recently named a fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology for his research on the cell walls ofCandida albicans, a naturally occurring fungus that populates the human gut and mucous tissue in animals. His work has has implications for improving the health of those […]

Brooklyn College Library Recognized by Federal Government with Award

June 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The Brooklyn College library has received a Library of the Year award from the U.S. Government Printing Office for its leadership and mentoring activities for library staff in the greater New York City area, and for providing expert staff and public access to a wide range of electronic resources. Stephanie Walker, a professor, the chief […]

Summer in the City

May 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For friends Tanzina Nawrin and Samantha Vouyiouklis, summertime was the best time—in fact, the only time—to take a course in botany. It was the second time Nawrin, a junior in the Scholars Program who double-majors in biology and psychology and minors in chemistry, had attended a summer semester at the college. In 2012, […]

His Brother’s Keeper

May 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– When Jonathan Springer ’11 speaks about his work as a seventh-grade humanities teacher at the Science and Medicine Middle School (M.S. 366) in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, there is both pride and a sense of urgency in his voice. A participant of Brooklyn College’s Urban Community Teachers (UCT) Project, a program designed to […]

Celebrating the Lifelong Friendship of World War II “Old Timers”

May 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– World War II veteran Philip Stopol ’47 was honored at a plaque dedication ceremony in the Brooklyn College Library in May by his friends Irene ’47 and Howard ’47 Stein. The Steins said the plaque was but a small testament not only to a friendship that has withstood the test of time (the Stopol and Stein […]

A Résumé Booster with a Ring to It

May 5, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– It’s the kind of singular achievement that changes everything. Senior Nickesha Johnson—a mother of two and a double major in broadcast journalism and psychology with a minor in human resources management—was thinking she’d end up on a practical career path, working in HR for some company somewhere. Michael Gomez ’13, a former broadcast […]

Brooklyn College Professor Marjorie Welish Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

April 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College’s Marjorie Welish, the Madelon Leventhal Rand Distinguished Lecturer in Literature, has won a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in the creative arts category. The prestigious award is bestowed upon mid-career professionals on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. “With the honor of this fellowship comes the privilege of being invited to […]

Brooklyn College Theater Department Presents Happily Ever, An Original Play by 2014 M.F.A. Playwriting Graduate Amina Henry

April 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For the first time ever, the Brooklyn College Theater Department will present an original play penned by a graduate of the College’s M.F.A. Playwriting program. Happily Ever, by Amina Henry’14 M.F.A., will run from May 2-6 at the New Workshop Theater in the Brooklyn College Center for the Performing Arts. Inspired by William […]

Networking, in More Ways than One

April 25, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– It’s a good day for Brooklyn College senior Kelly Harry. She’s wearing a bright yellow dress, in tune with the sun’s decision to cast one of its first dazzling days this spring on New York City, yet at the Columbus Circle office of her internship at CNN Money, she can’t stop herself from tearing […]