Brooklyn College

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 […]

Theater History Professor Wins Award for Book on Spectacular

January 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Most people are familiar with the iconic imagery of the heroic man saving the damsel in distress who has been tied to the train tracks. That scene was a twist on one from an 1867 play, Under the Gas Light. What Amy E. Hughes, an assistant professor of theater history and criticism wants more people to […]

History Professor Studies Ancient Graffiti in Israel

January 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For Karen B. Stern, making her way through the ancient tunnels and caves of ancient mortuary complexes in Israel is all in an ordinary day’s research. Her goal is to find and study carvings—pictures and texts—inscribed at the burial sites, carvings that the history professor calls graffiti, because unlike epitaphs, the inscriptions were made after the tombs […]

Brooklyn International: Discovering Untapped Potential

November 26, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College junior John Tan had the opportunity to employ his innate filmmaking skills during his recent expedition in Japan as a part of the study abroad program offered through the Office of International Education and Global Engagement. Despite this talent, he is not studying film at Brooklyn College. “I’m actually an exercise science major,” he says. Born and […]

Brooklyn International: Through a Wider Lens

November 25, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Morgann Gicquel is laser focused in his 8:30 a.m.cinematography workshop class despite the fact that he was burning the midnight oil the night before, only grabbing dinner at 1:00 a.m. over an old episode ofThe Sopranos. He has been keeping late hours recently because he is putting together a set for a film he is […]

Brooklyn Women’s Soccer Grabs CUNYAC Title for Bulldogs

November 14, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– In only their second year as an athletic program, the Brooklyn College women’s soccer team capped off a historic run, defeating the top-seeded College of Staten Island (CSI) by a score of 3-1 to capture its first City University of the New York Athletic Conference(CUNYAC) Championship and earn a berth in the upcoming NCAA Division III tournament. […]

Author Junot Díaz Speaks to a Packed Audience at Brooklyn College

November 14, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Renowned writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz visited Brooklyn College last week to do a reading and participate in a Q&A session with Professor of English James C. Davis. Díaz’s celebrated novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead Books, 2007), was required reading for all entering first-year students at the college. It appeared, judging from the […]

Brooklyn International: Giving Back in Barbuda

November 14, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Jen-I Costosa ’13 is undaunted. A Brooklyn native and a graduate, with honors, from Brooklyn College’s Children and Youth Studies Program, Costosa has overcome circumstances unimaginable to many. “My father died in 1989; my mom died in 1996. They both died of AIDS. So they were pretty much both gone before I graduated high school.” […]

Travel Required

November 8, 2013 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

BROOKLYN– Journalism major Alex Ellefson ’14 is considering a career as a foreign correspondent, so when he scored an internship at a newspaper in the Middle East, he figured he had found the perfect experience to polish off his college resumé. But it would be expensive to spend the summer in Jordan, where he had […]

NBA Executive Encourages Students to Do What They Love Best

November 8, 2013 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

BROOKLYN– As part of a continuing series, the Magner Career Center invited Jonathan Supranowitz ’94, vice president of public relations for the New York Knicks basketball organization, to talk about his road to success. A Canarsie, Brooklyn, native, Supranowitz has been with the Knicks for 14 seasons, beginning in 2000. “It’s important that you love whatever you choose to […]

Cultivating a Community

October 22, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Professor Louise Hainline is not afraid to get her hands dirty. A professor in the Brooklyn College Department of Psychology as well as the director of the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) and Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) programs, Hainline is also director of the Brooklyn College Garden, and has kept herself busy directing how best to use it. “As per […]

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Names New Director

October 21, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– When asked how the arts can enrich the lives of both college students and people in the surrounding community, Jon Yanofksy, new director of the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) laughs. “Whole doctoral theses have been written on that subject.” Yanofsky, who joined BCBC as its new director in July, has under his belt […]

A Journey to the Center of Psychogeography

October 17, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Two women dressed in white lab coats and turquoise scarves lead a group of people, identified only by a museum catalog number taped to their lapels, to a piano stuck in the trunk of a tree. The women ask the group to sing a lyric from an Elton John song before escorting them to […]

Remembering Brooklyn’s Literary Giants

October 7, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Jules Chametzky ’50, has enjoyed a renowned career as a writer, editor, and literary critic. A few years ago, he decided to write a personal biography about his life and his roots growing up in Brooklyn. “I wrote about 20 pages and I got bored,” he says. So instead, he ended up churning out […]

Yuliya Orkis ’15 Reaches Intercollegiate Tennis Regional Semis; Ends Among Top 4

October 7, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– After a spectacular run in the 2013 USTA/ITA Division III Women’s Northeast Regional Championships, twelfth-seed Brooklyn College junior Yuliya Orkis lost a hard fought match in the semifinals round against Ithaca College’s Cristina Nunez, the top overall-seed in the tournament. The score was 6-3, 6-4. This marks the first career loss in singles play […]

Battling Cancer One Metal at a Time

September 26, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Building on her research of gold compounds to combat cancer, Professor María Contel has scored a new, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for $1.4 million. The grant, which will be used to study gold-titanium complexes that might help in the effort to fight renal and prostrate cancer, bodes well for metallo-drugs, says Contel. “It […]

Holding Destruction at Bay

September 26, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– As New York City continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated coastal areas last year, it has become critical to find ways to better prepare the city for these and other extreme weather patterns caused by climate change. Scientists at Brooklyn College have long been studying the weather’s impact on local […]

A Global Classroom

September 16, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For the third consecutive year Brooklyn College students have envisioned the type of impactful projects that have garnered them Rosen Fellowships — $5,000 stipends that give them the a chance to create an “out-of-classroom experience,” many of which happen overseas. Ranjeet Kaur ’14 spent five weeks in Mumbai, India, carrying out an ethnographic study of […]

Students Gain Valuable Insights into Career Opportunities from Company Visit to Estée Lauder

August 22, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The group of Brooklyn College undergraduates met this past June at a 50-story building just off Central Park at East 59th Street. They were ushered into an elevator and led to a spacious conference room on the 43rd floor at the headquarters of international cosmetics giant Estée Lauder. There they were greeted by Human Resources […]

Brooklyn College Librarian Honored with Prestigious Award

July 24, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College faculty member Jane Cramer has been recognized for her exceptional work as a librarian and information specialist. Cramer, an associate professor and government information specialist at Brooklyn College Library, received the New York Library Association Government Information Roundtable (NYLA/GIRT) Mildred Lowe prize for her continuing leadership and professionalism in her field, as well as the […]