Professor of Finance and Business Management Tomás A. López-Pumarejo knows perfectly well how much technology has changed the way that people work. To prove it, he decided to head off to the beach in Miami this semester while teaching a few online courses, including one on how to effectively incorporate Web 2.0 applications into the workplace. Later this spring, López-Pumarejo will take those lessons of technology and flexibility to Spain.
At last year’s 54th Venice Biennale, one of the world’s most highly respected art exhibitions, Brooklyn College made a lasting impression. Thousands of art lovers came to marvel at the work of Marion Greenstone ’46, an artist whose influence on the modern art world is only now coming to light. It was the first exhibition of her work since her death in 2005.
Doug Boyer has always liked bones. Now, thanks to a $50,000 CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering (J-FRASE), the assistant professor of archaeology and anthropology will be able to build a database of bones and share that information with researchers around the world.
Dressed in traditional African vests and wearing various African head wraps, Brooklyn College students displayed the diversity and richness of the African American culture during the closing ceremony of the college’s Black History Month activities.
Anthony Mancini read more than 100 books about Napoleon Bonaparte, and traveled for months through multiple continents and time zones to get to one of the most isolated places in the world — St. Helena, the remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean believed to be the place of Bonaparte’s death in 1821.
For millions of Hindus, the 1,500-mile-long Ganges River is the holiest river in India. Sadly, it’s also one of the world’s most polluted. New light will now be shed on this environmental catastrophe when Living River: The Ganges, a documentary directed and produced by Assistant Professor of Film Vinit Parmar screens on Monday, Feb. 27, at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Justiin Davis ’12 knows one thing for certain: Despite mythical tales of pulled boot straps and self-made men, no one can make it on his own. It isn’t merely talent, imagination, intelligence and drive that set one on the path to greatness. Many influences, circumstances, institutions, opportunities and people provide advantages that often go unrecognized. Ego makes it rather simple to imagine success as a wholly personal enterprise. Despite the temptation, Davis, who debuted this season on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award–winning HBO series Boardwalk Empire, remains honest and realistic about his journey.
This past November, a league of Brooklyn College alumni, professors and students celebrated the second successful year of a monthlong festival of Caribbean cinema through art exhibitions, essays, fashion, panel discussions, live performances and, of course, film.
It all began with a job post. “My dad sent me a link to a job with Mario Batali back in May,” explains Andrea Bernardi ’11, who received her degree from the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY B.A.) program. “They had this really splashy video with Mario talking about the position. It sounded perfect for me, but totally crazy to think I would have a chance.”
Several weeks since the encampment in Zuccotti Park was dismantled, Occupy Wall Street is still struggling to find its footing. Demonstrations continue around the country; on Dec. 12, protesters up and down the West Coast banded together to shut down ports from Seattle to Los Angeles. However, with no concrete agenda, no designated leaders, winter approaching and polls demonstrating waning popularity, the Occupy movement is at a crossroads, and protestors are scrambling to regroup and reorganize.
Asociación Tepeyac has honored Jesús Pérez ’95, director of the Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success at Brooklyn College, with its 2011 Builders of the Future Award for his role as executive director of the CUNY Working Task Force on Strengthening Educational Opportunities for the Mexican and Mexican-American Community.
She’s a member of the Macaulay Honors College and the Bulldogs swim team. She rides horses and volunteers with GallopNYC, a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding to children with developmental, emotional, social and physical challenges. And now senior Catherine Chan has been acknowledged for her photographic prowess.
Brooklyn College announced today that it is taking steps to ensure an education of superior quality remains accessible to current and future students as tuition costs rise across the City University of New York. Yesterday, CUNY announced that tuition at all of its campuses will increase by $300 annually for the next four years in order to make up in part for reductions in public funding over the past several years.
As the new academic year gets under way, President Karen L. Gould officially welcomed the founding deans of four new schools, completing the final stage of an ambitious academic reorganization started less than two years ago. Together with the existing School of Education, created in 1971, the new structure will streamline the college’s operations, raise the profile of its nationally recognized academic programs, and expand partnership opportunities in Brooklyn and beyond.
For most people, a trip to Honduras revolves around reef diving, Mayan ruins and visits to biological reserves. For a group of 23 Brooklyn College students, however, it involved something much more meaningful.
The votes are in: Brooklyn College is among the best schools in the country. Once again, rankings of U.S. colleges and universities released by prestigious companies such as the Princeton Review and Forbes include Brooklyn College among the nation’s best.
When Brooklyn College’s 2010 newscast was named regional winner in the Society for Professional Journalists contest and took second place in the nation, Emmy Award winner Barbara Nevins Taylor, the course instructor and an investigative reporter for Fox News in New York, got an idea.
Green-Wood Cemetery – one of the country’s most beautiful final resting spots – is taking on new life as a second campus of Brooklyn College.
When some 300 students, faculty and staff participated in this spring’s 21st Science Research Day at Brooklyn College, they set a new record for the annual event: They presented 137 research posters on topics in such fields as biology, environmental science and psychology — a record high.
When President Karen L. Gould dug a shovel into the ground outside Gershwin Hall on May 13, she officially began Brooklyn College’s latest construction project: a new performing arts center.