Brooklyn College

Rock Solid Education Takes Anastasia Danilova ’16 from an Uninhabited Island to the Head of the Class

August 24, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Anastasia Danilova’s love of geology has taken her many places, from an uninhabited Caribbean island to research ooids (spherical grains at the bottom of the sea) to a Kingsborough Community College classroom this summer, where she taught an introduction to earth science course. Throughout her journeys, the 2016 graduate has been motivated by her experiences […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

M.F.A. Art Students Display Dazzling ‘Thru-Line’ at New York’s Moynihan Station

May 19, 2016 | Brooklyn College

The art of 14 students from Brooklyn College’s M.F.A. in Art Program was on display at New York’s Moynihan Station from May 5¬ to May 10 as part of the college’s annual M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition. Thru-Line used a wide variety of art forms—including ceramics, drawings, fibers, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and mixed media—to raise questions […]

Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema to Offer M.F.A. in Digital Animation & VFX, Media Scoring, and Sonic Arts

May 17, 2016 | Brooklyn College

  On the heels of a successful inaugural academic year, Brooklyn Collegee’s Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Steiner Studios has recently added a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Digital Animation &VFX, Media Scoring, and Sonic Arts to its suite of degree programs. Feirstein, which is still accepting applications for the fall […]

$40,000 Whiting Fellowship Supports English Professor in Creating a Digital Home for Brooklyn Oral Histories

April 29, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Assistant Professor of English, Jessica Siegel, is among eight recipients of the first Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, recently established by the Whiting Foundation to contribute to the public understanding of humanities. Siegel’s project is to make available to the public the oral histories of various Brooklyn residents, compiled through the Brooklyn College Listening Project, a […]

School of Ed. Faculty Create App that Trains First Responders to Address Abuse in Children with Disabilities

April 12, 2016 | Brooklyn College

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and faculty members in the Brooklyn College School of Education are working hard to raise awareness and help first responders advocate more effectively on behalf of one of the most vulnerable populations—children with disabilities. Adjunct Associate Professor Christine Pawelski, the Child Abuse and Disabilities grant project director, with […]

Paul Beatty ’89 M.F.A. Receives National Book Critics Circle Award

April 6, 2016 | Brooklyn College

Paul Beatty ’89 M.F.A. won the prestigious National Book Critics Circle fiction award for his latest novel, The Sellout. The critically acclaimed satirical work examines race and class through the outrageous actions and trials experienced by its protagonist. The National Book Critics Circle award is given to authors of works that represent “the finest books […]

Poet Ocean Vuong ’12 Wins $50,000 Whiting Award for Emerging Writers

April 6, 2016 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

Poet Ocean Vuong ’12 became the latest recipient of the prestigious Whiting Award, which comes with a $50,000 cash prize. The award, announced in March, is given to “emerging writers, and [is] based on the criteria of early-career achievement and the promise of superior literary work to come.” “Receiving this award meant I was being […]

Brooklyn College Student Wins $16,500 on Wheel of Fortune

April 1, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– It is not every day that a student is given the chance to test his knowledge of words and phrases before millions of viewers on the longest-running syndicated game show in television history. But that is what happened to Brooklyn College senior Matt Epstein when he won the opportunity to be a contestant onWheel […]

Political Science Professor Anna Law Wins NSF Grant to Further Research on Women Asylum Seekers

March 25, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Can a woman arrested on the U.S.-Mexican border, as she flees domestic violence in her home country, seek asylum in the United States? What if she’s bringing her children with her? Does she get pro bono legal representation when taken to the immigration court? Should they — given that asylum decisions may have life-or-death […]

Macaulay Honors College Student and Aspiring Physician Crowned Miss Upstate New York

March 25, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Not only is biology and broadcast journalism major Shelley Jain a finalist for a Fulbright scholarship, a regular on the Dean’s List, and a member of the esteemed William E. Macaulay Honors College and theCoordinated B.A.-M.D. Program, she’s also a beauty queen. Jain recently won the Miss Upstate New York contest, taking home $500 […]

TV and Radio M.F.A. Students Debut Talent Show Spotlighting Brooklyn Artists

March 11, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– A new, yearlong, capstone class in the Department of Television and Radio is not only preparing second-year M.F.A. candidates to hit the ground running after graduation, it has allowed them to break new ground as well. Eleven graduate students enrolled in Professor Jason Moore’s Multi-camera Producing and Directing class launched the first episode of […]

Music Without Borders: Conservatory of Music Professor Arturo O’Farrill ’96 Wins Fourth Grammy Award

March 11, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music Professor Arturo O’Farrill ’96 scored another victory for his band, the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, burnishing his father’s legacy and his own in the process. At the 58th Grammy Award ceremony in Los Angeles, O’Farrill was presented his fourth award, this time in the Best Instrumental Composition category for his Afro […]

Two New MFA Programs Prepare Students for Careers in Film Scoring and Sonic Arts

March 11, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College will be offering two new master of fine arts degree programs starting next fall—one in Media Scoring and the other in Sonic Arts. The new programs are a partnership between the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College and the Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. “The path to music education in […]