Brooklyn College

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 […]

Magner Career Center Provides a Way for Student to Uncover the Ancient Past

March 7, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– When senior Anastasia Danilova returned from a 10-day geological dig in South Dakota, made possible through the competitive Magner Career Center stipend, she knew that she would soon be meeting with Marge Magner ’69 to share her discoveries. Danilova could not find the words to express her gratitude to the Center’s namesake, so she […]

Doing the Math

March 7, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Laurie Rubel, an associate professor in secondary education, says she became a teacher partly because of a strong instinct to contribute to society. Her work is her social activism. Take City Digits, a project that she has spearheaded to design technology-infused mathematics curricula that investigates social justice themes in a local, urban context. It […]

Brooklyn College Student Speaks at Special United Nations Celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

March 7, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College senior Mbachur Mbenga stood in front of a delegation of dignitaries and distinguished guests at the U.N. last semester, and delivered an address in celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. “As the saying goes: ‘If you educate girls and women, you will educate an entire nation,’” she said and then went on to […]

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

March 7, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Last year Jennifer Mikhli-Forkosh, now a senior majoring in psychology, was the president of the student government and the first woman to hold that position in more than a decade. “I found that extremely surprising given that women comprise the majority of the student populace at this college,” she said. Women account for 60 […]

Mission Nutrition

January 19, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Jessica Jones ’12 is a self-described nutrition nerd. She says one of the first times she realized the impact of healthy eating was when she visited New York City’s farmer’s markets with her job at the Department of Health. She and co-worker Wendy Lopez would go to “food deserts,” and do cooking demonstrations and […]

Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Steiner Studios Offers Master of Fine Arts in Digital Animation & VFX

January 19, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The Brooklyn College Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Steiner Studios, which is currentlyaccepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year, has recently added a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Digital Animation & VFX to its suite of degree programs. Feirstein is the first public graduate film school in New York, and […]

The Sacred and the Profane in Archie Rand’s Work

January 19, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Interlacing the sacred with the profane, Presidential Professor Archie Rand of the Art Department created a series of 613 paintings over a five-year period, based on the biblical commandments of the Torah. These works have been compiled in his latest book,The 613 (Blue Rider Press), a recent editor’s pick by the New York Times […]