Brooklyn College

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 […]

TV & Radio Students Launch Web Mini-Series

December 14, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– On October 22, Television and Radio students launched a 12-episode web-based miniseries—the product of a cross disciplinary program that immerses undergraduates in every process of television production. Shot entirely at Brooklyn College, Unproductive revolves around five close-knit friends, all seniors at an unnamed college’s television department. Tasked with finishing a video for a class taught […]

Brooklyn College Scholars Draw Record Audience at TEDxCUNY Conference

December 7, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Beinecke Scholarship winner Sean DesVignes ’15 and Brooklyn College senior Sofia Ahsanuddin were among a select group of speakers at the recent TEDxCUNY conference, held at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. The second annual event was organized by Harry S. Truman Scholar and senior Jake Levin, and […]

Brooklyn College Student Support Programs Now Include a Food Pantry

December 7, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Just in time for the holidays, Brooklyn College has opened a food pantry funded by a grant from the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation. The pantry joins a constellation of student support services designed to help in emergencies with everything from tax preparation, housing, and certain uninsured medical expenses, to funds for textbooks, transportation, […]

Alumna Kate Benson’s Obie-award Winning Production Opens in New Venue

December 7, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Kate Benson ’14 M.F.A. was clear when she described her Obie-award winning play, A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes—which opens December 15 at the Apollinaire Theatre Company in Chelsea, Massachusetts—as a collaboration. “Because it had no stage directions, Lee and I spent a year […]

Feirstein School Helps Rising Filmmaker Rashan Castro ’14 Realize His Vision

December 7, 2015 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Rashan Castro ’14 is somewhat shy. But within massive concrete-and-metal spread of Stage 2 at theBrooklyn College Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Steiner Studios, he is a commanding presence, completely in his element. As an undergraduate, Castro won the “Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting” and “Audience Choice” awards for his short film […]

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 […]