Brooklyn College

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 […]

Brooklyn College Co-sponsors National Labor Conference

July 24, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– With an aim toward drawing attention to the growing challenges of the worker in today’s world, Brooklyn College co-sponsored the Labor and Working-Class History Association Conference (LAWCHA). Held from June 6-8 at various venues in Manhattan, the theme this year was “Rights, Solidarity, and Justice: Working People Organizing and Present.” The LAWCHA’s panels, roundtables, and […]

Brooklyn College Helps Parkinson’s Disease Patients with New Speech Therapy Program

July 24, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– The Diana Rogovin Davidow Speech Language Hearing Center at Brooklyn College launched the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), a certification program for improving the voice and speech of individuals with Parkinson disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) — made more widely-known to the public by actor Michael J. Fox, who revealed he had PD in 1998 — is a chronic […]

Creative Scholarship Wins Accolades

July 2, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Four Brooklyn College faculty members have been awarded Tow Professorships, which provides $25,000 to each awardee in support of exceptional new and ongoing projects. “We are pleased to bestow this well-deserved honor on these talented individuals,” says President Karen L. Gould. “These are just four more examples of the unique and outstanding work of our […]

Mentoring Demands Respect, Says Ben Lerner About His Work with Ocean Vuong

June 25, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– An author’s voice is as unique as his or her DNA, a thing that separates the exceptional writer from the rest. Cultivating that uniqueness is something that for Ocean Vuong ’12, and many talented young writers, was not a solitary endeavor. Vuong, who, shortly after graduating, received the 2012 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize for Younger […]

Undergraduate Wins Borough-Wide Contest with Essay on Sexual Violence Awareness

June 25, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Kiran Sury ’14, a pre-med and journalism major in the BA-MD and Macaulay Honors programs at Brooklyn College, has won the Denim Day NYC 2013 Op-Ed Writing Contest, one of five winners selected to represent each borough. Writing on this year’s theme, Telling the Truth About Sexual Violence, Sury received a $500 prize at […]

SEEK Student Wins $10,000 State Farm Scholarship

April 22, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Far Rockaway native Tierra J. Woods is determined to make a difference. According to her, most of her peers from the neighborhood either have children or are in jail. A few are dead. “I want to change that,” says the Brooklyn College junior, who plans to eventually open a community center for at-risk youth […]

Three Brooklyn College English Faculty Win 2013 Guggenheim Fellowships

April 22, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Three faculty members in the Brooklyn College Department of English have been selected from nearly 3,000 applicants for the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Emeritus Professor Louis S. Asekoff and Associate Professor Ben Lerner received awards in the Poetry category, while playwright and Lecturer Erin Courtney ’03 M.F.A. received an award in the Drama & Performance Art category. “This is […]

Honors Student Ashley Schwartz Awarded $10,000 NYWICI Scholarship

April 4, 2013 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY–Though admitted to an exclusive New England college, sophomore Ashley Schwartz decided instead to stay in her hometown and study broadcast journalism at Brooklyn College. She is now sure she made the right call. “Soon after I started part-time here I fell in love with the college,” Schwartz says. Now an honors student at the Brooklyn […]

Brooklyn College Theater Program Featured in Shanghai

December 13, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Victor “Kip” Marsh, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theater, and M.F.A. student Pei-Wen Huang travelled to Shanghai in October to represent Brooklyn College at the biennial Stage Design Exhibition of International Theatre Schools. Students from around the globe attended the weeklong conference, which aims to bring academic institutions together to share expertise on art and stage design.

From the Big Screen to the Soccer Field

November 30, 2012 | Brooklyn College

You would never guess it from watching the Brooklyn College women’s soccer captain lead her teammates this season, but Florina Petcu was once called a “shameless, cigarette-waving, Albanian floozy” by The New Yorker.

Weathering the Storm

November 9, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast and caused unprecedented damage to New York City and much of the eastern seaboard. Few will forget the images of floating vehicles, darkened skyscrapers and destroyed homes as well as the tremendous loss suffered by those whose loved ones have perished. But the storm didn’t wash away the resilience and spirit of giving at Brooklyn College. Members of the college community came together to offer support to those in need and help the campus return to a sense of normalcy in the days following the hurricane.

New York Needs You Fellowships Bolster First-in-Family College Students

October 23, 2012 | Brooklyn College

Loney Isaacs, a Haitian-born senior in the School of Business, is looking forward to receiving his B.B.A. in finance and investments next spring. He will be the first member of his family to earn a bachelor’s degree. He was also the first Brooklyn College student to complete a two-year New York Needs You (NYNY) Fellowship earlier this year.