Brooklyn College

The Value of Alumni Mentorship

September 17, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Craig Henry ’11 was in his senior year of undergraduate studies when he met Anthony Castellanos ’84—global accounts lead partner and market development leader at KPMG, one of the largest and most respected audit, tax, and advisory firms in the world—through the Alumni Mentorship Program at the Magner Career Center. Castellanos, who received […]

Over $11 Million Awarded to Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay

September 17, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY–  The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (SRI@JB), currently hosted by lead institution Brooklyn College, has been awarded $7.7 million from New York State and $3.6 million from the Department of the Interior’s Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Funding. The funds will support research on environmental resilience in urban coastal ecosystems at SRI@JB, a consortium […]

Support to Go the Distance

September 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY–  Senior Marcia Grey was thinking that maybe she needed a break. It was tough enough being away from her husband and kids back home in Grenada. And it was frustrating having to scramble to pull together her tuition and living expenses after some financial support she thought she was getting from her job […]

Theoharis Named CUNY Distinguished Professor of Political Science

September 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Professor of Political Science Jeanne Theoharis has been named CUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank. The title is conferred on an individual by the University Board of Trustees in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement. A leading scholar of African-American freedom movements and the contemporary politics of race, Theoharis is noted for her internationally acclaimed […]

Brooklyn College Bids Farewell to Al Tanger

September 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Alexander M. Tanger ’01, known as ‘Al’ to the people close to him, passed away peacefully at his home in Newton, Mass., on Saturday, June 21, surrounded by his loving family. He was 94 years old. Tanger first enrolled at Brooklyn College in the spring of 1939, but took a leave of absence after the […]

Summer Classics

September 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Every summer, scores of students flock to New York City to master the classic languages taught at the Brooklyn College Latin/Greek Institute. By the end of the intensive, ten week-session, they are prepared to sing praises about the program in either language. “In only three days, we covered what I did in a whole semester,” […]

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, […]