Class Notes

Class Notes

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Photo Album

Photo Album

The tale about the Vanguard, the Brooklyn College student newspaper of yore, getting its charter revoked back in 1950…

Sharon Koskoff ‘74

Sharon Koskoff ‘74

It’s no exaggeration to say that Sharon Koskoff ’74 lives for art. As a teenager,…
Matthew Freedman ‘99

Matthew Freedman ‘99

Matthew Freedman had his students in mind when he won a prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Teaching Award this year, enabling the Hudson Valley–based high school English teacher to study education in Finland.

Shirley Chisholm ‘46

Shirley Chisholm ’46

The Shirley Chisholm State Park, named after the Brooklyn native and one of the college’s…
Igniting the Creative Spark

Igniting the Creative Spark

Through her fellowship program, Florence Cohen Rosen ’59 helps inspire students to design projects that will give them unique real-world experiences and set them on their career paths.

A Tribute Walk to Remember

A Tribute Walk to Remember

A daughter honors her father, a former Brooklyn College chemistry professor.

A Tribute Walk to Remember

Television and Radio Professor’s Work Highlighted at MoMA PS1

Professor Irene Sosa documented the works of feminist artist Nancy Spero over decades. Last spring, her videos were a key feature of a major retrospective.

CIS Professor Receives NSF Career Award to Study Why Dialogue Partners Start to Sound Alike

CIS Professor Receives NSF Career Award to Study Why Dialogue Partners Start to Sound Alike

Rivka Levitan’s research on the phenomenon of entrainment will look at gender and power dynamics of conversational partners and how the findings can be used in fine-tuning technology such as virtual assistants.

Professor Redefines What It Means to Be an Art Patron

Professor Redefines What It Means to Be an Art Patron

With an unusual donation to the Whitney Museum of American Art, Professor Jennifer McCoy and her husband, Kevin, endeavor to turn ownership of works of art on its end and over to the public.

The Tiny but Mighty Duckweed May Help Clean Up the Planet

The Tiny but Mighty Duckweed May Help Clean Up the Planet

Associate Professor of Biology Theodore Muth’s research on the small aquatic plant focuses on how its microbiome might help it mediate pollutants in our freshwater sources.

Research and Discovery

Research & Discovery

When an asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago and wiped out the entire dinosaur…
On Writing and Their Latest Books

On Writing and Their Latest Books

Helen Phillips’ The Need finds Molly, a paleobotanist and mother of two, in a fight…
Literary Lights

Literary Luminaries

“There is something quite powerful about having a creative writing program in a city, and…
A Literary Full Circle

A Literary Full Circle

At a time when they are both receiving accolades, authors Helen Phillips ’07 M.F.A. and De’Shawn Charles Winslow ’11, ’13 M.A. meet on campus to reflect on their beginnings in the Brooklyn College creative writing program and how far they have come.

Looking Back Giving Back

Looking Back, Giving Back

One of alumnus Irwin Federman’s main concerns is that Brooklyn College students should have the same opportunity he had to earn their degrees. With his wife Concepción’s encouragement, the couple is helping to give a new generation of students a chance.

Guiding the Way to Success

Guiding the Way to Success

Brooklyn College opens a new office that provides mentorship, counseling, advisement and more for immigrant and first-generation students and their unique challenges. The goal is to help them navigate their way to graduation.

Faculty Expert: Ken Gould

Faculty Expert: Ken Gould

On the Importance of a Humanities Education in a Changing World

Education Graduate Wins Fulbright to Teach English in Taiwan

Education Graduate Wins Fulbright to Teach English in Taiwan

Jennifer Tam ’18 instructed native Mandarin speakers.

Magner Stipend Helps Business Major Gain Internship at a United Nations NGO

Magner Stipend Helps Business Major Gain Internship at a United Nations NGO

Junior Ariana Noka had opportunity to organize activities for International Women’s Month

Kudos for Koppelman

Kudos for Koppelman

The School of Business Gains Gold-Standard Distinction

A Bright Forecast

A Bright Forecast

With help from the Magner Career Center, Hope Osemwenkhae ’18 gained a top internship with an award-winning meteorologist. Now she is in on TV in front of her own weather map.

Swapping the Classroom for a Runway

Swapping the Classroom for a Runway

The Murray Koppelman School of Business Professor Ngoc Cindy Pham takes her students off campus and into New York City’s fashion world for real-world lessons in all aspects of business management.

Michelle J. Anderson

From the President’s Desk

Dear Alumni and Friends, I am proud of the many accolades that Brooklyn College has…