Jamilah Simmons

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Reunited by Research

Three physicians, old friends from their undergraduate years at Brooklyn College, reconnect after two decades to help combat COVID-19 in their communities and beyond.

Fighting the Tide

Fighting the Tide

A multidisciplinary team of researchers—powered in large part by citizen scientists— joins city agencies and other prominent climate organizations on the front lines of urban coastal resilience planning.

Riding the Wave

Riding the Wave

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

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.

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.

Creating an Army of Educators With New-School Rules

In a year that has seen a focus on the underpinnings of racial and social equity issues, concurrent with alarming learning loss in school children, School of Education faculty and alumni—in research and in practice—are stepping up to meet the moment.

Their Next Meal

Their Next Meal

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

The Icon and the Artist

The Icon and the Artist

Don’t call him “the RBG artist,” but Jac Lahav ’08 has a body of work, a fundraiser, and some family lore that inextricably bind him to the late Supreme Court Justice.

Keeping It Reel

Keeping It Reel

Faculty and alumni mentors, internship programs, and a new executive director at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema are helping students to polish their soft skills for careers in a notoriously tough industry.

Retooling for a Remote World

Retooling for a Remote World

Reflections on transitioning many of the college’s services to the virtual environment.

Calling All COVID Scholars

Calling All COVID Scholars

Faculty members join forces to create an archive for the college community’s tales from the pandemic.

Teaching in the Pandemic

Teaching in the Pandemic

With a lot of patience, creativity, and a tenacity matched by that of their students, many professors made it through the spring semester. Over the summer, they upped their game and came back this fall with some new skills.

Rooted, but Reaching for the Stars

Rooted, but Reaching for the Stars

After directing a video for Grammy Award–winning artist Ciara, senior film student Annie Bercy is on a path to follow her dreams.

In Search of Truth

In Search of Truth

A professor tries a multi-pronged approach to “move the conversation.”

Fry's Five

Fry’s Five

A holistic approach to media literacy.

Fake News Philosophers

Fake News Philosophers

Brooklyn College scholars not only jump into the public discourse on the issue, but prepare their students for a vastly different media landscape.

Speech and Debate Team Takes Its Game to the Next Level

Speech and Debate Team Takes Its Game to the Next Level

A trip to a prestigious world championship tournament highlighted the year and allowed the team take its rightful place among the great college debaters.

Photo Album

Photo Album

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

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.

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.