Brooklyn College

Annie Baker ’09 M.F.A. Receives Pulitzer Prize for “The Flick”

April 25, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Annie Baker, who graduated from the Brooklyn College M.F.A. playwriting program in 2009, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her play “The Flick.” This award comes on the heels of the Guggenheim fellowship she received just last week. “This is great news for Annie. She was a brilliant student in all respects, and a […]

Senior Scores Multiple Prestigious Teaching Fellowships

April 25, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Early in his college career, senior Iskander Kapkayev, a Macaulay Honors student at Brooklyn College, faced a conundrum. He loved math but the typical careers associated with it—computer programmer, engineer— not so much. Eventually he decided he’d become a math teacher because he could stay true to his intellectual bent, but also work with people. […]

Puppetry Offers Creative Approach to Teaching

April 25, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY–  Soon after the Puppetry in Practice (PIP) Center opened in 1980 under the direction of its founder Tova Ackerman, it became evident to Ackerman and her colleagues that puppetry could be a useful vehicle for developing language skills, especially for children learning a new language. Such an approach allows teachers to talk about art, math, […]

Students, Professors Win Significant Awards

April 14, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The 2013–2014 academic year has brought in many awards of distinction for the students and faculty members of Brooklyn College. Eleven Brooklyn College students will have a chance to make their visions of a number of impactful projects a reality through Rosen Fellowships—which give stipends up to $5,000 that allow students to have an […]

He’d Like to Thank the Academy

April 7, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Even now, it’s still a blur for Mohan Sikka ’06. He just remembers the glitzy outdoor stage. That Shahrukh Khan, a bonafide Bollywood superstar, called his name. “The winner for Best Story is . . .” Then everything started moving in slow motion. “It’s cliché but it was one of those situations where I heard it, […]

Stacey Muhammad Speaks on Trailblazing Women Filmmakers of Color

March 27, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Filmmaker and activist Stacey Muhammad spoke to a full house in the Brooklyn College Library’s Woody Tanger Auditorium on March 18 as part of “Taking Risks and Blazing Trails: the History of Black Women Filmmakers and Redefining Representations in Film and Media,” an event held in celebration of Women’s History Month. Muhammad led the discussion by […]

Brooklyn College Students Take First Place in Video Festival

March 27, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Film students Rasa Partin, Ben Remetz, and Andras Roder, beat out 10 other finalists to win top prize in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s 2013/2014 Savvy Credit Video Festival a with their entry “Elevate Your Credit.” Chosen by a panel of industry professionals, the first-place video shows the pitfalls of irresponsible credit use versus the […]

Women’s Basketball Team Becomes Powerhouse

March 27, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The Brooklyn College women’s basketball team has transformed from an up-and-coming program, to that of a local powerhouse, as the squad just completed their sixth consecutive winning season, and third straight 20-win year. The Bulldogs finished the 2013–2014 season with an overall mark of 22-8, two games short of the most wins in the program’s history, […]

Cheerleading Captures Eighth CUNYAC Title

March 27, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The Brooklyn College Bulldogs cheerleading team captured its eighth conference crown in program history at the 27th annual City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) Cheerleading Competition, held at the APEX on Lehman College campus. The Bulldogs earned their title following an impressive and flawless performance consisting of flips and jumps. Overall, the difficulty level […]

The Universal Language

March 10, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– On November 28, 2013, when his fellow citizens were celebrating Thanksgiving in the United States, Alexander Eisenhauer, a sophomore at the Conservatory of Music, was in Havana, Cuba, recruiting local musicians to rehearse and play his composition on stage. He was there to premiere “Inhibitions,” a composition for chamber ensemble, at the Eight International Linguistics Conference. […]

Schachar Langlev ’06 Wins Sundance Award

March 10, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Capturing the Sundance 2014 Audience award for the documentary Alive Inside is a milestone on a journey that began for its director Michael Rossato-Bennett and director of photography, Shachar Langlev ’06, with a YouTube video. The documentary, which highlights the ongoing work of Dan Cohen, a social worker who uses iPods as therapeutic tools in nursing homes, reveals […]

Political Science Prof. Wins NAACP Image Award

February 25, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– If Jeanne Theoharis was a bit surprised to find out that Rosa Parks was more militant than most people realized, the Brooklyn College political science professor was shocked that the book she wrote about the icon earned much international acclaim and now, an Image Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Theoharis took home […]

Dispatches from Egypt

February 18, 2014 | Brooklyn College

Abdalla Hassan ’94 believes that “every stop in life’s journey guides the course of our lives” and his years at Brooklyn College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history, helped him to discover what mattered to him most. “I was an idealist,” says Hassan. “I felt I could change the world. I was attracted […]

Professor Tania León Directs City-Wide Festival

February 18, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Distinguished Professor Tania León has returned as artistic director for Composer’s Now, a month-long music festival spanning the five boroughs that features a wildly diverse array of works by living composers. “They will be in attendance at many performances, panel discussions, and other events. The opportunity to interact with the composers is a unique feature,” says León, […]

Remembering Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger

February 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Pete Seeger’s death at the age of 94 has left generations of people recalling his career as one of the most influential folk singers and activists of our time. Since the early 1950s, the “nation’s troubadour of conscience,” as public radio host Steve Curwood once called Seeger, has had a connection to Brooklyn College. Seeger […]

U.S. Postal Service Commemorates Shirley Chisholm ’46 with Stamp

February 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– On January 31, the U.S. Postal Service honored Shirley Chisholm ’46—the first black woman elected to Congress, and the first African-American to run for president—by issuing a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever stamp. Chisholm joins several of the nation’s leading African-American pioneers featured in the Black Heritage stamp series begun in 1978 with the […]

Africana Studies Thrives at Brooklyn College

February 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College stands poised to celebrate a milestone. The Africana Studies Department will be turning 40 this year and the event will be highlighted by a fundraising gala in April. The gala will help put the spotlight on the department’s continuing efforts to attract the best faculty, offer the most engaging courses, and provide its students […]

BC Bound Provides Hopeful Trajectory for a New Group of Students

January 21, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Sasecie Bernard has a dream. A recent immigrant from Jamaica, Bernard, who lives in Brooklyn with her mother, wants to develop her artistic talents in a way that is useful to well-being of others. “My goal is to help people, especially children. I intend to double major in art and psychology and pursue a career in art therapy,” […]

Shirley Chisholm’s Trials and Triumphs Captured in New Biography

January 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Historian Barbara Winslow is a professor in both theSchool of Education and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. In 2006, she founded the Shirley Chisholm Center for Research on Women, a feminist think tank honoring the memory of the trailblazing alumna, activist, and politician. She also organized theShirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism Content to document and […]

Christman’s Lens

January 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Assistant Professor of Film Sarah J. Christman and her family turned her stepfather into a diamond. The process by which this occurred was covered in Christman’s award-winning documentary As Above, So Below, which was screened at the Museum of Modern Art during its “Documentary Fortnight” event in February. Christman’s stepfather, who had died of an aggressive form of […]