Queens College’s Asian/American Center Offering Summer Institute

June 15, 2012 | Queens College

High school students thinking about enrolling at Queens College will experience some of Queens’s most interesting ethnic neighborhoods when the Asian/American Center (A/AC) hosts its Summer Leadership Institute July 9-13.

A nonresidential program adapted from previous offer­ings for students already in college, the institute will examine issues in Asian American communities and enhance partici­pants’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills; QC upperclassmen will be on hand to serve as mentors. Students will also learn about QC’s new minor in Asian American Community Studies, developed with fund­ing from the U.S. Department of Education.

“This AACS minor, with many new course offerings in various departments on Asian American and other communities of Queens, is intended to enrich different majors with learning about the cultural diversity of our local/global communities,” says Madhulika Khandelwal, director of A/ AC. “We would like incoming students of Queens College to hear about this opportu­nity as they enter college.”

Meanwhile, A/AC is getting ready to publish several white papers on vital local topics, from urban planning to redistrict­ing, and working papers written by faculty as well as past and present students. The papers will be printed and posted on the center’s website, qc.cuny.edu/AAC.

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