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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 […]

Professor Tania León Directs City-Wide Festival

February 18, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Distinguished Professor Tania León has returned as artistic director for Composer’s Now, a month-long music festival spanning the five boroughs that features a wildly diverse array of works by living composers. “They will be in attendance at many performances, panel discussions, and other events. The opportunity to interact with the composers is a unique feature,” says León, […]

Remembering Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger

February 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Pete Seeger’s death at the age of 94 has left generations of people recalling his career as one of the most influential folk singers and activists of our time. Since the early 1950s, the “nation’s troubadour of conscience,” as public radio host Steve Curwood once called Seeger, has had a connection to Brooklyn College. Seeger […]

U.S. Postal Service Commemorates Shirley Chisholm ’46 with Stamp

February 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– On January 31, the U.S. Postal Service honored Shirley Chisholm ’46—the first black woman elected to Congress, and the first African-American to run for president—by issuing a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever stamp. Chisholm joins several of the nation’s leading African-American pioneers featured in the Black Heritage stamp series begun in 1978 with the […]

Africana Studies Thrives at Brooklyn College

February 11, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College stands poised to celebrate a milestone. The Africana Studies Department will be turning 40 this year and the event will be highlighted by a fundraising gala in April. The gala will help put the spotlight on the department’s continuing efforts to attract the best faculty, offer the most engaging courses, and provide its students […]

BC Bound Provides Hopeful Trajectory for a New Group of Students

January 21, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Sasecie Bernard has a dream. A recent immigrant from Jamaica, Bernard, who lives in Brooklyn with her mother, wants to develop her artistic talents in a way that is useful to well-being of others. “My goal is to help people, especially children. I intend to double major in art and psychology and pursue a career in art therapy,” […]

Shirley Chisholm’s Trials and Triumphs Captured in New Biography

January 16, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Historian Barbara Winslow is a professor in both theSchool of Education and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. In 2006, she founded the Shirley Chisholm Center for Research on Women, a feminist think tank honoring the memory of the trailblazing alumna, activist, and politician. She also organized theShirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism Content to document and […]

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 […]