Audrey M. Peterson

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Out and About

Out and About

We’re back on campus for the spring semester.

A Lifetime of Learning

A Lifetime of Learning

As a young woman, Holocaust survivor Tova Friedman ’60 saw her chance to get an education—a gift, not a given. Even after earning three degrees and a successful career in social work, she says she is still learning.

Strong A(s) F(eminist)

Strong A(s) F(eminist)

A special workshop examined strength sports from a feminist viewpoint.

Fitness Training for the Apocalypse

Fitness Training for the Apocalypse

As a cultural anthropologist and athlete, Katherine (Katie Rose) Hejtmanek has penetrated the world of elite sports and has come to some surprising theories, including that of a deep-seated fear of impending disaster.

Helping Others to Help Themselves

The Impact of Giving: Helping Others to Help Themselves

Harriet Sorocki Klein ’60 and her husband have spent the larger part of their lives helping people move forward in life: A new scholarship will now fulfill a cherished goal.

NFTs, Storytelling, and the Future of Art

NFTs, Storytelling, and the Future of Art

Art Professor Jennifer McCoy and her husband, Kevin McCoy, were there at the birth of non-fungible tokens. Since then, they have used NFTs to disrupt the art world in ways that go beyond traditional filmmaking.

The Television Man Returns

The Television Man Returns

Lonnie Burstein ’82, executive vice president of programming and production for Debmar-Mercury, returns to campus to mentor and give back to a new generation of students.

Teacher, Poet, Restaurateur

Teacher, Poet, Restaurateur

Emily Hyland ’06 M.F.A. ’09 M.A. is enthusiastic about her three vocations, remaining an educator and publishing poetry while overseeing a growing portfolio of popular pizza restaurants.

Textbooks for All

Textbooks for All

An open-access initiative is gaining steam as students and professors alike benefit from scholarship for—and by—the people.

Cinema 3.0

Cinema 3.0

Assistant Professor Jason Moore’s childhood dream of being in his favorite movie came true when virtual reality enabled him to create a new kind of immersive film experience.

Alumna Knows the Power of Giving Back

The Power of Paid Internships

Sunny Chang ’19 benefitted from internship stipends to help her make the most of her experience at Brooklyn College and beyond.

Marshall Kaplan ’49 Supports Fellow Veterans and Brooklyn College Students Through Special Fund

A Special Kinship With Student Veterans

Inspired by his military experience, Marshall Kaplan ’49 supports Brooklyn College students by creating a new fund for student veterans.

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.

A Fortuitous Find

Numismatist and historiographer Liv Yarrow tells about how images struck on a coin helped her advance her research on the Roman Republic.

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.

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.

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.

Reaching (Out) for a Cure

The newly-opened Brooklyn College Cancer Center is looking to build on the school’s already robust reputation of cancer research and expand educational opportunities for students who are choosing careers in the field of oncology. But there is an equally important third goal: outreach to its surrounding community to help address disparities in cancer studies, treatment, and education.

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.

A Solid Discovery

A Solid Discovery

Professor David Aulicino and two colleagues answer questions about the 12-sided dodecahedron, a shape mathematicians have been studying for two millennia.

A Broader Narrative

A Broader Narrative

Often against convention, Brooklyn College’s artists of color are known for turning typical notions of Black art on its end. Today they are encouraging the next generation of artists and art lovers to forge ahead in this tradition, but with the added role of crashing the gates of a long-established institution to become stewards of the American art scene.

We Are the Protectors

“We Are the Protectors”

CNN anchor Don Lemon ’96 believes it is the duty of all Americans to defend the Constitution. In a conversation with Brooklyn College President Michelle J. Anderson, Lemon talks about the media landscape and the special responsibility journalists have toward the First Amendment.

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.