School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Two commencements and a lively fall semester
Psychology Professor Yana Kuchirko’s new book explores how global crises impact literacy and how students learn.
A by-no-means-exhaustive list of alumni you should know.
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.
A special workshop examined strength sports from a feminist viewpoint.
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.
After a bad job market dimmed his academic prospects, malaria vaccine developer Joe Cohen ’77 pivoted, in a most fortunate turn, to corporate 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.
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.
A Colombian immigrant shows the way for other future scientists.
Jennifer Cherrier’s all-natural ecoWEIR system is being tested at Prospect Park.
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.
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.
Samori Harris dives deep into issues surrounding race and the criminal justice system.
Health and Nutrition Sciences Professor Melissa Fuster wants to help restaurants get healthy.
Professor David Aulicino and two colleagues answer questions about the 12-sided dodecahedron, a shape mathematicians have been studying for two millennia.
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.
Peter Tolias, Ph.D., the New Dean of the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, vows to grow opportunities for student success in research in STEM fields in a post-COVID-19 world.
Biology Professor Paul Forlano’s research on how dopamine affects the hearing of the female plainfin midshipman fish during mating season may have broader applications for other vertebrates that vocalize, including humans.
Samuelle Delcy’s work focuses on developing psychological tests to assess cognitive abilities in people with psychiatric disorders.
A daughter honors her father, a former Brooklyn College chemistry professor.
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.
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.