Brooklyn College

Summer in the City

May 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For friends Tanzina Nawrin and Samantha Vouyiouklis, summertime was the best time—in fact, the only time—to take a course in botany. It was the second time Nawrin, a junior in the Scholars Program who double-majors in biology and psychology and minors in chemistry, had attended a summer semester at the college. In 2012, […]

His Brother’s Keeper

May 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– When Jonathan Springer ’11 speaks about his work as a seventh-grade humanities teacher at the Science and Medicine Middle School (M.S. 366) in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, there is both pride and a sense of urgency in his voice. A participant of Brooklyn College’s Urban Community Teachers (UCT) Project, a program designed to […]

Celebrating the Lifelong Friendship of World War II “Old Timers”

May 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– World War II veteran Philip Stopol ’47 was honored at a plaque dedication ceremony in the Brooklyn College Library in May by his friends Irene ’47 and Howard ’47 Stein. The Steins said the plaque was but a small testament not only to a friendship that has withstood the test of time (the Stopol and Stein […]

A Résumé Booster with a Ring to It

May 5, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– It’s the kind of singular achievement that changes everything. Senior Nickesha Johnson—a mother of two and a double major in broadcast journalism and psychology with a minor in human resources management—was thinking she’d end up on a practical career path, working in HR for some company somewhere. Michael Gomez ’13, a former broadcast […]

Brooklyn College Professor Marjorie Welish Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

April 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College’s Marjorie Welish, the Madelon Leventhal Rand Distinguished Lecturer in Literature, has won a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in the creative arts category. The prestigious award is bestowed upon mid-career professionals on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. “With the honor of this fellowship comes the privilege of being invited to […]

Brooklyn College Theater Department Presents Happily Ever, An Original Play by 2014 M.F.A. Playwriting Graduate Amina Henry

April 29, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For the first time ever, the Brooklyn College Theater Department will present an original play penned by a graduate of the College’s M.F.A. Playwriting program. Happily Ever, by Amina Henry’14 M.F.A., will run from May 2-6 at the New Workshop Theater in the Brooklyn College Center for the Performing Arts. Inspired by William […]

Networking, in More Ways than One

April 25, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– It’s a good day for Brooklyn College senior Kelly Harry. She’s wearing a bright yellow dress, in tune with the sun’s decision to cast one of its first dazzling days this spring on New York City, yet at the Columbus Circle office of her internship at CNN Money, she can’t stop herself from tearing […]

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 […]