Brooklyn College

Movie Magic

June 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– It took two theaters to hold all of the film aficionados who attended the 32nd Annual Brooklyn College Student Film Festival held on May 27 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Twenty-four short films were shown in three showcases, in a day that highlighted the best and brightest student filmmakers. “The festival is not only a culminating […]

Cosmopolitan Credentials

June 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Juniors Imani Jones and Angeline Pierre have a few things in common: Jones’ father and Pierre’s uncle both traveled as part of their ministry, helping people in developing countries—something that inspired the young women to want to do the same. This summer, both Jones and Pierre will get the opportunity to participate in international […]

Campus Celebrates Diversity During Unity Week

June 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The Brooklyn College campus was abuzz with activities designed to promote fellowship and fun during the annual Unity Week program. The events, which include students, faculty, alumni, and staff, aims to utilize the diversity of the campus and the borough as an opportunity to bridge gaps, initiate teamwork, and open minds. “Unity Week […]

Swedish Educators Visit Brooklyn College to Talk Universal Pre-k

June 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– A group of educators from Sweden recently visited Brooklyn College to discuss their nation’s approach to early childhood education. Monica Nilsson, a professor of preschool didactics at Jönköping University in Jönköping, Sweden, and three preschool teachers—Jeanette Thure, Elin Johansson, and Anna-Karin Grandqvist—stayed for a week in which they presented to early childhood and […]

Professor Peter Lipke Elected Fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology

June 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Professor Peter Lipke of the Department of Biology was recently named a fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology for his research on the cell walls ofCandida albicans, a naturally occurring fungus that populates the human gut and mucous tissue in animals. His work has has implications for improving the health of those […]

Brooklyn College Library Recognized by Federal Government with Award

June 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The Brooklyn College library has received a Library of the Year award from the U.S. Government Printing Office for its leadership and mentoring activities for library staff in the greater New York City area, and for providing expert staff and public access to a wide range of electronic resources. Stephanie Walker, a professor, the chief […]

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 […]