Brooklyn College

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]