Brooklyn College

Obama Honors the Legacy of Shirley Chisholm ’46 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

November 17, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– “What would it mean if President Obama or Hillary Clinton evoked Shirley Chisholm’s name?” asks Zinga A. Fraser Ph.D., the new director of the Shirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism. She received an answer in a most significant way when it was announced on that Chisholm would be posthumously awarded the Presidential […]

Brooklyn College’s Open Mic Features Diverse Creative Voices

November 13, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Some of the best and brightest creative voices on the Brooklyn College campus were on display on stage at the bi-annual English Majors’ Open Mic held on Nov. 3 in the Woody Tanger Auditorium of the Brooklyn College Library. Sponsored and arranged each semester by Professor Roni Natov ’65 and the interns in the […]

Brooklyn College Listening Project Encourages Alumni Veterans to Share their Experiences with a New Generation

November 13, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Philip Napoli, a professor in the History Department, has devoted a good portion of his career to recording the oral histories of veterans. He is the director of the Brooklyn College Veteran’s Oral History Project, for which he has conducted interviews with hundreds of New York City’s Vietnam veterans. This year, Napoli asked two […]

Visionary Philanthropist Murray Koppelman ’57 Honored at Brooklyn College Koppelman School of Business Naming Ceremony

November 13, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– On Oct. 15, friends and family of Murray Koppelman ’57, along with distinguished guests and members of the Brooklyn College community, gathered in the college’s Woody Tanger Auditorium to formally mark the naming of the Murray Koppelman School of Business. Koppelman’s generous giving of $12.5 million spurred an additional $2.5 million in gifts, made […]

Macaulay Student Uncovers Lost Family History in India and Pakistan, with Support of Rosen and Magner Stipends

November 13, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– “My grandfather was struck by a sword once,” says senior and Queens native Aakaash Varma, as he recounts his family’s experience during the conflicts surrounding the 1947 split of India and Pakistan. “Riots were breaking out and people from a neighboring village raided Manak, and attempted to abduct my grandfather’s daughters.” With the support […]

Television and Radio Students Win Competitive Awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts

October 28, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For a second consecutive year, four Brooklyn College graduate students from the Department of Television and Radio were each honored with scholarships facilitated by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), totaling $15,000. The awards are part of BAFTA’s New York Media Studies Scholarship Program, which supports 30 undergraduate and graduate students […]

Brooklyn College Urban Sustainability Program Transforms the Borough into a Classroom

October 28, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– On a bright summer afternoon, junior Natalie Steinbuch makes her way to Brooklyn’s historic Carroll Street Bridge, with its thick wooden planks and Belgian blocks, while the drum from numerous construction projects beats steady in the background. She points out a new residential building popping up over the Gowanus Canal. “It will have 12 […]

Award-Winning Author Ruth Ozeki Visits Brooklyn College to Deliver First-Year Common Reading

October 28, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College’s annual First-year Common Reading recently welcomed Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time-Being (Penguin Books, 2013), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critic’s Circle Award. First-semester students are required to read the book as part of […]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Welcomes Inaugural Class at Brooklyn College Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Oct. 6

October 28, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Barry R. Feirstein ’74, City University of New York (CUNY) Chancellor James B. Milliken, elected officials and distinguished guests in a ribbon cutting at Brooklyn College’s Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema on Oct. 6. More than 100 students, film industry professionals and esteemed guests were in […]

Building an Inclusive Community

October 7, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– It was nearly one year ago that Brooklyn College launched its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center. The center, under the leadership of Director David P. McKay ’93, has already made great strides in providing services to the LGBTQ members of the campus. Created in 2014, the center sought to […]

English Professor Ben Lerner Named 2015 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow

October 2, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College English Professor Ben Lerner has received the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. The fellowship celebrates the creative potential of individuals by providing unrestricted funds to those “who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” Lerner, a novelist, poet and critic, is one of 24 […]

Exploring the Cultural Roots of Carnival

October 2, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Each Labor Day, revelers flock to Brooklyn to take part in the West Indian Day parade, an event that draws crowds upwards of three million. Brooklyn College students recently got a rare opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural roots of this carnival through a course that examines one of its signature […]

Biology Professor Tony Wilson and International Research Team Unravel the Genetic Basis of Male Pregnancy

September 3, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Seahorses have a unique mode of reproduction: male pregnancy, which closely resembles the pregnancy of female mammals, including humans. Brooklyn CollegeBiology Professor Tony Wilson and an international team of researchers have taken a major step toward answering the question of whether the structures of complex reproductive systems—like the seahorse’s—reflect a common genetic architecture. The […]

Feirstein First Class

September 3, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Texas native Amanda Reyes studied acting for three years at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, where she went on audition after audition for what she says were the most stereotypical Latina roles. “I thought, I can make better scripts than this,” says Reyes. “I can make films that represent us […]

NYC Cultural Immersion Preps International Students for Global Professions

August 20, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Andrea Tzili Apango is one of just six women in a class of 26 students majoring in engineering and technology at Universidad Politécnica de Puebla in Mexico. She is keenly aware of her status as a minority in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) discipline. But instead of feeling defeated, she has a plan […]

Brooklyn College School of Business to be Named for Philanthropist Murray Koppelman ’57

July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– In recognition of over $15 million mobilized to support Brooklyn College’s School of Business, CUNY trustees have approved the naming of the school in honor of prominent philanthropist Murray Koppelman ’57.  The funds raised will advance accreditation and enhance excellence.  When the accreditation process is complete, the Koppelman School will be the only accredited […]

Summer in the City

July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Wendy Li Wu, a junior majoring in accounting and business management and finance, understands keenly that getting good internships, attending industry events and networking with professionals are all essential to preparing for a career in financial services. So when she heard about the Summer Financial Careers Academy she knew she had to apply. “I […]

Brooklyn College Graduates over 4,000 Students at 90th Commencement Exercises

July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Keynoting the Master’s Ceremony I on May 27, for graduates in the Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and Visual, Media, and Performing Arts, was noted composer David Amram, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts. Appointed by Leonard Bernstein as the first Composer in Residence for the […]

Poetry Is an Astronaut

July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Immediately when Matthew Burgess ’01, walks into the classroom in P.S. 51, a bright new building on the edge of Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, about 25 second graders jump up from their desks and excitedly yell, “Hi Mr. Matt!” Burgess, a full-time lecturer in the English department who teaches creative writing and composition, […]

Gi60, the World’s First International One-Minute Play Festival, Celebrates 11 Years with 150 Plays Staged in Brooklyn, Britain, and New Zealand

July 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The annual Gi60: International One-Minute Play Festival, hosted by Brooklyn College’s Department of Theater and Leeds University in the United Kingdom, will celebrate its 11th year from June 11 – June 13, 2015 by offering 150 original plays in three international locations, including Brooklyn College, Leeds University in the U.K., and the Hagley Theatre School […]