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Brooklyn College’s International Debate Champions Set to Defend Title

Tiwari and Abraham joyfully celebrate their first place win at the annual IFA debate tournament in 2016 at the Intercontinental Wein in Vienna, Austria. PHOTO/ Aakaash Varma

By Samip Delhiwala Published: March 8th, 2017 In the W.E.B. Building on campus, two undergraduate students spend hours every week in their clubroom, perfecting every facet of their public speaking and debating skills. After each and every practice, they take a glance at their collective first place International Forensics Association …

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CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski Visits JAMS Students, Talks Journalism in 2017

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By Adam Zaki Published: February 22nd, 2017 In Professor Jason Silverstein’s “Tools of Storytelling” class on Friday, the senior editor and founder of CNN’s KFILE Andrew Kaczynski provided insight on how to scavenge the Internet for information on anybody, from any time. While discussing how he got to CNN and …

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New Face at the JAMS Department

Jason Silverstein is a new adjunct professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. PHOTO/ NY Daily News

By Zainab Iqbal Published: February 15th, 2017 This semester, Brooklyn College welcomed new professors in various departments, ranging from Film, Kinesiology, Music Composition, and Puerto Rican and Latino Studies. Among those is 25-year-old Professor Jason Silverstein, who teaches Tools of Storytelling in the Journalism and Media Studies (JAMS) department. The …

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BC Pre-medical Student Wins Virginia B. Toulmin Scholarship

BC junior Chuckwunonso Nwasike won a $5000 scholarship through the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, and plans to use the funds towards a preparatory class for medical school exams. PHOTO/ www.brooklyn.cuny.edu

By Zainab Iqbal Published: December 7th, 2016 This November, Brooklyn College junior Chukwunonso Nwasike, a pre-medical student and a double major in biology and philosophy, received the Virginia B. Toulmin Scholarship of $5,000. According to its website, “The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life …

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BC Professor Awarded Grant for Pioneering Photodynamic Therapy

By Alain Gaillard Published: November 30th, 2016 When Brooklyn College hired Professor Alexander Greer in 1999 for its chemistry department, it recruited a pioneer in singlet oxygen fiber optics techniques. Dr. Greer’s main interest is photodynamic therapy (PDT), which kills bacteria cells and shrinks tumors by causing harmful oxidative reactions to …

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