Volume 8 | Number 2

The Impact Issue

Features

Bright Lights

Erasing the Single Story
Erasing the Single Story

Journalist, author, and creative writing M.F.A. student Wadzanai Mhute is intent on flipping stereotypes on their head and showing the world a more nuanced picture of her native Zimbabwe.

Their Next Meal
Their Next Meal

Sahil Chaudry ’21 investigates the confluence of food insecurity and climate change.

Finding the Researcher Inside
Finding the Researcher Inside

Samori Harris dives deep into issues surrounding race and the criminal justice system.

In This Issue

A Family Legacy

Hyman Zimmerberg ’41 won a prestigious math contest, and went on to champion education and social justice, along with his wife, Helen Yarmush Zimmerberg ’44. Today his children are honoring their father’s wish to give back to his alma mater’s Math Department with a generous gift.

A “Career” of Giving Back
A “Career” of Giving Back

Teanu Reid ’16 began supporting her school and fellow students shortly after she arrived at Brooklyn College. She has continued giving back and engaging with her alma mater as she works on her Ph.D. at Yale.

Telling History Through Coins

Classics Professor Liv Yarrow has been co-directing a project that will allow numismatists, historians, and the like to access a giant database of coin die to expand their scholarship on the Roman Republic.

Newsmakers

Native Tongues
Native Tongues

A new Brooklyn College professor explores African-American English, and finds a campus where the cultural and linguistic diversity speaks her language.

Brooklyn College Professor Tackling Toxic Algae Blooms
Brooklyn College Professor Is Tackling Toxic Algae Blooms

Jennifer Cherrier’s all-natural ecoWEIR system is being tested at Prospect Park.

Being a Public Scholar

Professor Merih Uctum believes that one of the main goals of an economist is to help the general public understand what happens when economies are impacted by world events on a global level.

Alumni News

A Reading With a Rising Star

A two-time alumnus and new literary darling returns to Brooklyn College to discuss the groundbreaking novel he first workshopped in the M.F.A. program.

Riding the Wave
Riding the Wave

An alumna and media professional turned professor found her academic path in the rise of K-pop.

The Power of Diversity in Action
The Power of Diversity in Action

A Colombian immigrant shows the way for other future scientists.

Final Thoughts

Class Notes
Class Notes

Class Notes is an excellent way for alumni to keep up-to-date with news about the progress of classmates and peers.

Photo Album

As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, the Theater Department at Brooklyn College continues to bring the talent of its students to audiences in virtual performances.