Events at Brooklyn College

Spring 2015

Philosophy Department Sprague & Taylor Annual Lecture: How Women Changed the Course of Philosophy

Speaker: Christia Mercer, Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
Monday, April 20, 2015
3:30 p.m.
Gold Room, Student Center

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that this year's Sprague & Taylor Annual Lecture speaker is Christia Mercer. Professor Mercer is the Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University and a pre-eminent scholar of early modern philosophy. Mercer will speak about the contributions female philosophers from the 13th through the 17th century have made to modern philosophy. For details of the talk, please see the abstract below.

All are warmly welcome to attend! For details, please e-mail Robert Lurz or Andrew Arlig.

Abstract: The story we tell about the development of early modern philosophy was invented by German Neo-Kantians about 150 years ago. Created to justify its proponents' version of philosophy, it is a story that ignores the complications of seventeenth-century philosophy and its sources. In this lecture, Professor Christia Mercer uncovers the real story behind early modern rationalism and shows that many of its most original components have roots in the philosophical contributions made by women.

Click here to view the event flier.

Civil Rights as a Passion and a Career

Monday, April 27, 2015
4:30 – 6 p.m.
Jefferson Williams Room, Student Center

The Brooklyn College departments of History, Philosophy and Political Science, the Pre-Law Club and the Magner Career Center are presenting a talk, "Civil Rights as a Passion and a Career." How does one prepare for law school as an undergraduate? How can one create a career in civil rights? How does the study of history influence the law today?

A presentation will be given by civil rights lawyer Ryan Downer, an associate at a renowned civil rights law firm in Washington, D.C., who worked as assistant counsel for the Economic Justice Project at the NAACP and clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He will talk about the practice of civil rights law today; the way that the study of the history of civil rights informs that practice; and the steps students can take to pursue careers in law or civil rights.

Click here to view the event flier.

The Value of the Humanities in Today's Economy

Speaker: Donald Brownstein (CUNY Alumnus)
Thursday, April 23, 2015
12:40 p.m.
Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library

"The Value of the Humanities in Today's Economy" is a series of events and discussions that explore how the humanities prepare students for successful business careers.

Donald Brownstein, a CUNY alumnus and former philosophy professor, is one of the nation's top hedge fund managers, ranked among the top 40 highest earners in his field by Forbes magazine. He will discuss how his philosophy degree prepared him for a future in business.

For more information, please view the flier.

Magner Center/Kaplan/Personal Statement Writing Seminar

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
1207 James Hall

This event will provide students with tips, tools and feedback on all things related to personal statements for law school applications.

On the Obama Legacy: A Dialogue With Thomas Frank and Paul Krugman

Thursday, March 26, 2015
12:30 – 2:05 p.m.
Whitman Hall

The Robert L. Hess Scholar-in-Residence Committee invites you to "On the Obama Legacy: A Dialogue With Thomas Frank and Paul Krugman."

Thomas Frank is the 2015 Robert L. Hess Scholar-in-Residence. He is the author of What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America (Holt Paperbacks, 2005), and most recently, Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right (Metropolitan Books, 2012). A former columnist at Harper's Magazine, Frank has also contributed to Salon, Le Monde Diplomatique, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Nation and The Washington Post.

Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize winner and op-ed columnist for The New York Times. He is the author of more than 20 books and more than 200 professional journal articles. A professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Krugman will join the faculty of the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center as a professor in the Ph.D. Program in Economics this year, and was also named a distinguished scholar at the CUNY Graduate Center's Luxembourg Income Study Center last year.

Brooklyn College Job and Internship Fair

Friday, March 20, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Student Center

Students can meet with over 70 employers at the Brooklyn College Job and Internship. Employers are recruiting for their full- and part-time jobs and internships in all areas. Employers participating include 1010 WINS, Jumpstart, TD Bank, Ion Media Networks, Peace Corps, U.S. State Department, PwC, KPMG and NYPIRG, to name a few. This fair is open to all students and alumni.

To help students make a great impression at the fair, the Magner Center is offering numerous workshops and extended hours for resume review. For details and to register for the job fair and other events, students should go to the Career section of the Brooklyn College WebCentral Portal or call 718.951.5696 for more information. Please view the flier for preparatory workshops being held by the Magner Center to help get you ready for this job/internship fair.

Magner Center: Pre-law Orientation to Internship Opportunities in Government, Policy, Nonprofit and Legal Firms

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
12:30 – 2 p.m.
411 Library

Doing targeted internships is an essential part of preparing yourself for both getting admitted to and surviving law school. Speakers will include professionals from such areas as government, policy, the nonprofit sector and legal firms. They will describe their career paths and offer advice on acquiring the skills and experiences you need to pursue and succeed at a career. Lunch will be served.  

Magner Center: Navigating Global Careers and International Internships

Thursday, March 5, 2015
12:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Occidental Lounge, Student Center

Students will have the opportunity to meet with guest speakers from around the globe. Students will gain a much broader view of the international landscape and current events within their own field of interests. There will be individual break-out information sessions with representatives from the United Nations, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, U.S. State Department, Peace Corps, CRCC-Asia, Germany and global career employers sharing valuable information.

You can find out how to apply your expertise to supporting the daily activities of contract negotiations and procurement, human resources, budgeting, financial management, passport and visa processing, and public affairs; various job opportunities ranging from accountants, auditors, attorneys, economists, intelligence analysts, translators, foreign affairs officers to psychologists and social workers; diverse range of fields that offer opportunities such as architecture, facilities management, criminal investigations, electrical engineering, information technology and security.

For more information, view the event flier.

Magner Center /Kaplan Practice Test Exams

Friday, February 27, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brooklyn College Library

Check in starts at 10:30 a.m. in the library, first floor. The following practice exams will be administered:

  • LSAT: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 241 Library
  • GRE: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Woody Tanger Auditorium, Library
  • MCAT: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 242 Library

*Note: Test results are available on the same day between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Hillel Center.

Take a practice exam and find out how you would score on the test day. Once you've taken the exam, an instructor will give you exclusive strategies on how to tackle the more difficult questions you've just encountered. You will also receive a detailed analysis of your performance on the exam at the Hillel Center at Brooklyn College, including a breakdown of your performance by section and question type, along with explanations of answers for every question. In addition, lunch will be served.

Magner Center — Building Professional Relationships: Mentors and Networking

Required for students to participate in the Alumni Mentor program, networking events and the Magner Center, Alumni & Student Professional Networking LinkedIn group. It will address the importance of building professional relationships, getting an alumni mentor and value of the networking tool LinkedIn.

As a result of attending the Building Professional Relationships workshop students will: Place a higher value on networking and building professional relationships than prior to attending the workshop (through self-assessment); Acquire at least two strategies on how to build their network; Recognize LinkedIn as a valuable networking tool and be able to list two of its benefits and correctly identify three things not to do when interacting with a mentor/professional.

For more information, check out the Magner Center's Career Program and Workshop Schedule for Spring 2015.

BC Library Computer Workshops

The Brooklyn College Library throughout the semester will be offering computer workshops for beginner, intermediate and advanced users. Improve your skill set in using programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS and QuickBooks. All are welcome! No registration is necessary. If you have any questions, please call 718.951.4672 or e-mail Lawrence Albrecht.

Winter Break 2015 Career Boot Camp for Liberal Arts Students (Hosted by Magner Career Center)

Thursday, January 15, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Brooklyn College Student Center

Join the Magner Career Center for the Winter Break Career Day for Liberal Arts Students at Brooklyn College.

The Magner Career Center and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences are pleased to offer a boot camp to familiarize liberal arts students with a variety of industries and to help ease the transition from college to career. Companies and industries participating thus far include: CBS, Penguin, Department of Labor, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Community Food Advocates, ICAP (financial services) and Cody Cares (nonprofit). Additional panelists will be added.

Full-day participation is required. Lunch and breakfast provided.

Registration is required. Space is limited to 50 students! This program is for liberal arts students only. (This includes any degree in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; art history, anthropology and psychology majors are also welcome.)

Boot Camp participants will:

  • Meet employers from a variety of industries as they discuss career options and what they're seeking in new hires
  • Expand networks with alumni professionals in diverse fields and learn how to leverage these relationships
  • Participate in an interactive and résumé-building training on transferable skills for the job market
  • Increase awareness of exciting and doable career paths for liberal arts students
  • Better understand terminology, job functions and skill sets valued by employers in various industries
  • Learn how to become competitive for opportunities after graduation

If you have any questions about eligibility or other aspects of the program, please e-mail career counselor Michael Sarrao.

For more information, please view the event flier.

Fall 2014

A Neo-Aristotelian Account of Courage

Speaker: Denise Vigani

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
12:30 – 2 p.m.
3305 Boylan Hall

Abstract: Recently there has been a renewal of philosophical and psychological interest in courage. Much of this work aims to reconceptualize courage: to bring it up-to-date and to eschew the more problematic aspects of its traditional understanding, such as the way it excludes women and excessively focuses on war. There seems to be a general sentiment in the literature that, while courage continues to be an indispensable virtue, the ancient understanding of the virtue ought to be left behind in favor of a conception of courage that better suits our current sensitivities. This presents a neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics with a problem. Virtue ethics has particular Aristotelian commitments. While the commitment to Aristotle is neither blind nor absolute, the theory cannot latch on to a new conception of courage simply because it sounds better to our contemporary ears. But if the ancient conception of courage is as problematic as contemporary scholars claim, it seems that it cannot simply hold onto Aristotle's notion of courage, either. My project is to develop a neo-Aristotelian account of courage that remains faithful to virtue ethics' Aristotelian commitments while being sensitive to our contemporary notions of courage.

Click here to view the flier.

Brooklyn College Department of Psychology Graduate Colloquium Series Presents: Testing Consciousness and Cognition in Apes and Octopuses

Speaker: Robert Lurz, Department of Philosophy, Brooklyn College

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
5117 James Hall

Knowledge of one's own mind (metacognition) and the minds of others (theory-of-mind) are forms of consciousness and cognition once thought to exist only in humans. Over the past 20 years, researchers have been actively engaged in testing for metacognition and theory-of-mind in nonhuman animals. This research program, however, has long faced the challenge of designing experiments that effectively rule out alternative low-level explanations of animal performance. I discuss a series of appearance-reality discrimination tests that my colleague, Carla Krachun, and I have recently conducted with chimpanzees. This unique method of testing metacognition in chimpanzees, I argue, successfully controls for alternative low-level explanations. In addition, I show how the method can be adapted to test for metacognition in other intelligent species, such as the octopus, as well as employed in a social context to test for theory-of-mind in animals.

Click here to view the flier for more information.

Underrepresentation in Philosophy

Discussion Led by Professors Anna Gotlib, Serene Khader, Dena Shottenkirk and Justin Steinberg

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
12:30 – 2 p.m.
3308 Boylan Hall

According to data collected by the American Philosophical Association, only about one in five professional philosophers are women, and fewer than 5 percent of Ph.D. candidates from 1995 to 2009 come from traditionally underrepresented minority groups. Why are women and minorities so underrepresented in philosophy departments? And what can be done about it?

Professors Gotlib, Khader, Shottenkirk and Steinberg will be leading a discussion about the problem of underrepresentation of women and minorities in philosophy. You are all encouraged to join the discussion.

We will also discuss the possibility of applying for a Brooklyn College chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP). Perhaps more than any existing chapter, Brooklyn College has a truly diverse group of philosophy enthusiasts (majors and non-majors alike), and it would be great if we could be part of this growing and important organization. We will be joined by CUNY graduate student and MAP member Eric Bayruns.

For more information, please view the flier.

Please note: If you are interested in being part of the MAP chapter but are unable to attend the meeting, e-mail Professor Justin Steinberg.

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions: Free GRE, LSAT and MCAT 2015 Practice Tests

Friday, October 3, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions is holding free GRE, LSAT and MCAT 2015 practice tests in Brooklyn! On Friday, Oct. 3, free practice tests will be given at St. Francis College. On Friday, Oct. 10, free practice tests will be held at Brooklyn College.

For more information, please view the flier.

Brooklyn College Department of Psychology Graduate Colloquium Series Presents: A "Photosynthesis": Polarized Light and the Neurochemical Organization of the Visual System in an Octopus Brain

Speaker: Judit Pungor, University of Chicago

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
5301 James Hall

Abstract: Cephalopods are highly visual animals that use eyesight to hunt prey and avoid predation, as well as to find mates and communicate with conspecifics. Although superficially similar, the elaborate and very capable visual systems of cephalopods and vertebrates evolved independently, resulting in one of the most stunning examples of convergent evolution. The octopus eye appears astonishingly similar anatomically to our own, but possessed unique capabilities, such as the ability to detect polarized light, that have developed to help the animal cope with the visual challenges of the underwater world. Using electrophysiology, we documented the initial stages of polarized light processing in the retina of Octopus bimaculoides, and found that even on the level of retinal output, octopuses appear to have the potential for not only polarization sensitivity, but true polarization vision. Using in-situ hybridization to explore further into the visual processing system, we characterized cholinergic and glutamatergic pathways in the optic lobe, which will allow us to better understand the higher levels of cortical organization in this fascinating, and highly capable, visual system.

Click here to view the flier for more information.

Magner Career Center: Pre-Law Networking Night

Thursday, October 2, 2014
6 – 8 p.m.
Occidental Lounge, Student Center

This event is a great opportunity for students to make connections that could prove to be vital to their future career. With esteemed legal professionals, law school instructors and deans, and judges in attendance, this event is going to be a great hands-on learning experience. You will be able to converse and connect with these various people who are eager to share their knowledge and insights with you.

For more information, please view the flier.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Brown (Magner Career Center counselor).

First-Year Thursday: A Faculty Panel Discussion of Gary Shteyngart's Little Failure

Thursday, October 2, 2014
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Jefferson-Williams Lounge, Student Center

Brooklyn College's First College Year Program presents  First-Year Thursday: A Faculty Panel Discussion of Gary Shteyngart's Little Failure, featuring panelists Ellen Belton (English), Doug Cohen (Music), Anna Gotlib (Philosophy) and Lauren Mancia (History). The panelists will discuss the book's prominent themes of first-generation alienation, the state of education in the United States, and learning to understand a foreign land through food, language and music. This event is open to the entire Brooklyn College community.

For more information, please view the flier.

A Conversation With Gary Shteyngart, Author of Little Failure, 2014 First Year Common Reading

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Whitman Auditorium

Brooklyn College's First Year Program proudly presents A Conversation With Gary Shteyngart, author of the critically acclaimed Little Failure, the 2014 First Year Common Reading. Every freshman has been given a copy of the book, and dozens of professors are currently teaching Little Failure across the college. There will be a live discussion, selected readings and a book signing. This event will be engaging, insightful and entertaining, while also giving students the chance to meet the author and ask questions. The event is open to the entire Brooklyn College community.

For more information, please view the flier.

Brooklyn College Department of Psychology Graduate Colloquium Series Presents: Visual Perception in Grey Parrots

Speaker: Irene Pepperberg

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
5117 James Hall

Abstract: Studies of optical illusions in birds-small, flighted prey animals with likely a greater need than humans for visual accuracy-provide insights into avian processing. Using Grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) that were previously taught English labels for various colors and shapes with respect to three-dimensional stimuli, and that could label the color of the bigger or smaller of two items, we tested one bird's abilities on the Müller-Lyer illusion, under varying conditions of angle and size contrast between the central line and the arrows, and under control conditions when arrows are replaced by vertical bars. We also tested whether another parrot could transfer to two-dimensional images using modal and amodal completion stimuli. For modal completion (aka subjective contours), Kanizsa figures were constructed using black "pac-men" to form regular polygons on colored paper. For amodal completion, portions of variously colored regular 2D polygons were occluded by black circles or other black figures. We draw several conclusions from the parrots' successful responses. First, it appears that a human visual system is not a requirement for success; second, parrots with vocal abilities like Griffin's can be rigorously tested for visual competencies, an option not readily available with other experimental animals.

Click here to view the flier for more information.

Magner Career Center: Pre-Law Student Orientation

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
411 Brooklyn College Library

Discover the answers to inquiries aspiring law students may have such as "When should I start applying?", "How do I apply for scholarships and internships?", and "What should I include in a Personal Statement?"

Meet with the Pre-Law Counseling Team and guest speakers. Brooklyn College alumni will discuss their career paths, offer details on skills needed to pursue a law career, and reflect upon their personal law school experiences. In addition, there will be a presentation on the "Basics of Intellectual Property" by Goodwin Procter LLP, and representatives from Kaplan will talk about the LSAT Prep Course. 

Please register on the Brooklyn College Portal via the Career Tab. If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Brown (Magner Career Center counselor).

For more information, please view the flier.

LAMEM Colloquia

The Late Antique-Medieval-Early Modern (LAMEM) Faculty Working Group @ Brooklyn College presents the LAMEM Colloquia, a series of lectures focusing on various topics such as "Transitioning Antiquities," "Classifying The Middle Ages" and "Early Modern Visionaries." These lectures will be taking place throughout the semester.

Please view the flyer for more details. If you wish to find out more information or have any questions concerning these events, please contact Lauren Mancia.

Spring 2014

Sprague & Taylor Annual Lecture: Philosophizing About Sex — A Sampler

Speaker: Ronald de Sousa, University of Toronto
Thursday, May 8, 2014
2:15 p.m.
Bedford Lounge, Student Center

The word "sex" designates two large areas of concern: sex as dimorphism and erotic sex. Philosophers' first concern is with definition and analysis: what actually are sex and gender, and what precisely is erotic sex? In this talk, I'll give two examples: one concerns sexual dimorphism; the second concerns the relation between what is "natural" and what is generally considered "normal" or even "moral" in matters of erotic sex. Both have important consequences for socio-psychological issues that have aroused powerful political passions.

Click here to view the event flier.

The Late-Antique, Medieval, Early Modern Faculty Group (LAMEM) Inaugural Colloquium

Thursday, May 1, 2014
5 p.m.
Costas Memorial Classics Library, 2405 Boylan Hall

LAMEM Inaugural Colloquium will be featuring speakers Lauren Mancia (History) and Bilal Ibrahim (History) and will be chaired by Andrew Arlig (Philosophy). Mancia will be speaking on "Reading John of Fécamp in the Eleventh-Century Monastery." Ibrahim will be speaking on "Categories of Knowledge from Ancient to Medieval Islamic Thought: The Rational, the Scientific and the Mystical." For more details, view the event flier.

Open House for Advising

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Philosophy Department Resource Center, 3308 Boylan Hall

Meet with faculty and departmental advisers. Find out information about our fall 2014 course offerings. For more information, please view the flyer.

Cyber Privacy: Ethics, Policy and Technology

Thursday, April 24, 2014
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Occidental Room, Student Center

A Spring Symposium on Cyber Privacy: Ethics, Policy and Technology, co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department and Honors Academy, will be held on April 24. The topic of discussion will be "Who's monitoring your Web activity and why should you care?" Speakers include Frederick S. Lane, author of Cybertraps for the Young, and David Auerbach, author of You Are What You Click. Panelists include Anna Gotlib, Samir Chopra and Mobina Hashimi. Click here to view the event flier.

Magner Career Center Internship Panel: Government, Law, Technology and Teaching Abroad

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
411 Brooklyn College Library

The event will include eight guest speakers who will share pertinent information on networking skills, benefits of doing an internships and how to market yourself globally. This event will broaden students' appreciation and interest in studying, interning and working abroad as well. We encourage students to attend this event as finding out how to take advantage of internship opportunities can make the difference in the number and quality of job opportunities as well as the level of salary offers one can receive from potential employers. For more information, please view the flier.

The Sheila and Wilbur Liebson Ethics Colloquium: Happiness and Morality — Is There a Connection?

Thursday, March 27, 2014
12:15 – 2 p.m.
Philosophy Department Resource Center, 3308 Boylan Hall

The Philosophy Department will be hosting the Sheila and Wilbur Liebson Ethics Colloquium: Happiness and Morality — Is There a Connection?. A discussion of some themes from Professor Christine Vitrano's book, The Nature and Value of Happiness, will take place. For more information, please view the flier.

Kaplan LSAT Class

March 2 – June 8, 2014

Thinking about law school? For many of you, 2014 will be the year you apply to law school — and one major task stands in your way: the LSAT.

On behalf of the Brooklyn College Pre-Law Department, an exclusive Kaplan LSAT Class will be offered for Brooklyn College students/alumni only!

Enroll in Brooklyn College's exclusive Kaplan LSAT Advantage On-site Course at a reduced rate.

The LSAT course will be held at Brooklyn College on Sundays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 2 – June 8, in James Hall (room TBA).

To enroll or get additional info, please contact Erin McCormick (LSAT educational adviser). Erin can be contacted at 718.715.0602 or via e-mail.

Fall 2013

Winter Break Business Boot Camp for Liberal Arts Students

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014|
10 a.m. (full-day participation is required)
Brooklyn College Student Center
 

The Magner Career Center is pleased to offer a boot camp to familiarize liberal arts students with a variety of industries and to help ease the transition from college to career.

Boot Camp participants will:

  • Increase awareness of exciting and doable career paths for liberal arts students within business fields
  • Participate in an interactive and résumé-building training with the Dale Carnegie Company on transferable skills for the job market
  • Better understand terminology, job functions and skill sets valued by employers in business, finance, management consulting, human resources, advertising and more
  • Expand networks with alumni professionals in diverse fields and learn how to leverage these relationships
  • Hear from a keynote speaker, a Brooklyn College alumnus successful in business with a liberal arts background
  • Learn how to become competitive for opportunities after graduation

The full-day career exploration workshop includes presentations facilitated by Brooklyn College partners, a leadership training and networking opportunities with alumni.

Registration: Space is limited to 50 students, so be sure to register now! This program is for liberal arts students only. (This includes any degree in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; art history, anthropology and psychology majors are also welcome.) Double majors in business and liberal arts will be considered, but preference is given to students without an academic business degree in progress.

If you have any questions about eligibility or other aspects of the program, please e-mail Suzanne Grossman.

Philosophy of the City Conference

Dec. 5 – 7, 2013

From ancient Athens to 21st-century Brooklyn! More than 30 presenters from across the United States and the world will come to Brooklyn College to debate and discuss the unique relationship between philosophical investigations and urban life. Topics include immigration and exile; climate change, animal rights and economic development; and democracy, inequality and public life.

View the event flyer and speaker schedule.

For more information and to register go to the Philosophy of the City website.

Open House for Advising

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
12:15 –2:15 p.m.
Philosophy Resource Center, 3308 Boylan Hall

Meet with faculty and departmental advisers. Find out information pertaining our spring 2014 course offerings. For more information, please check out the flyer.

Navigating Global Careers and Internships

The Magner Career Center is holding this event where students will have the opportunity to meet with guest speakers from around the globe! The event is taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Woody Tanger Auditorium in the library. See flyer for additional details.

Free GRE, LSAT or MCAT Practice Test

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
11 a.m.
Brooklyn College Library

Want to find out how you would score? You can sign up to take a free GRE, LSAT or MCAT Practice Test. On behalf of the Magner Career Center and Kaplan Test Prep, free GRE, LSAT and MCAT Practice Tests will be offered on campus. Scores will be returned at the end of the event! Registration is free, and we will e-mail room information once as soon as you register.

Spring 2013

Sprague and Taylor Annual Lecture: The Depth of the Skeptical Predicament

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library

The Sprague and Taylor Annual Lecture (in honor of Professor Jonathan Adler) hosted Catherine Z. Elgin, professor of the philosophy of education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education. The topic of discussion was "The Depth of the Skeptical Predicament." For further information regarding this event, please check out the flyer.

Open House for Advising

Thursday, April 25, 2013
12:15 –2:15 p.m.
Philosophy Resource Center, 3308 Boylan Hall

The Philosophy Department hosted an Open House for Advising for the fall 2013 semester. Have you pondered what to take next semester? Want to know more about philosophy majors and minors or to become involved with the Philosophy Society? These questions were answered at the open house. Students also had the opportunity to meet with faculty and advisers.

The Future of Food: A Brooklyn College Symposium

Monday, April 22 –Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Penthouse, Student Center

The Philosophy Department hosted The Future of Food: A Brooklyn College Symposium. This event was organized by Sheldon Krimsky, Carol Zicklin Visiting Professor of Philosophy in the Honors Academy, with support from the Brooklyn College Foundation, in collaboration with Brooklyn College faculty and students. For event details please check out the flyer.

Pre-law Panel: What Can You Do With a Law Degree Other Than Being A Lawyer?

Thursday, April 18, 2013
12:30 –2 p.m.
Philosophy Seminar Room, 3305 Boylan Hall

A pre-law panel discussed "What can you do with a law degree other than being a lawyer? Unique and nontraditional careers for those with a J.D." Panelists included David Bloomfield, Esq. and Pamela J. Pollack, Esq. Those in attendance were able to ask the panelists questions concerning some of the different career paths one can pursue after law school. For more information, please see the flyer.

Pre-law Career Strategy Forum Series Part Il

Thursday, March 14, 2013
12:30 – 2 p.m.
State Lounge, Student Center

The Magner Career Center Pre-Law Career Strategy Forum Series Part II presented guest speakers Barry Hill, Esq., Alan Blum, Esq., Rudy F. Whyte, Esq. and Charisa Smith, Esq. Attendees were able to speak directly with these Brooklyn College alumni. The guest speakers described their career paths and provided details on skills needed to pursue traditional careers in law. A special presentation was given on the 10 lessons of life. Read more about the speakers.

Pre-law Career Strategy Forum Series

The Magner Career Center conducted a Pre-law Career Strategy Forum Series.

Brooklyn College Spring 2013 Job and Internship Fair

Friday, March 8, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sixth floor, Student Center

The Brooklyn College Spring 2013 Job and Internship Fair was held. Attendees were asked to bring at least 20 copies of their résumé and to dress in professional attire. More than 75 employers were in attendance at this job fair.