Queens College

Serving the Borough of Queens and Beyond: Gregory O’Mullan Protecting the Fluid Assets of New York

June 21, 2013 | Queens College

America’s finest colleges and universities all have one thing in common: Besides providing an excellent education to their students, they are an invaluable resource to the families and businesses in their communities, offering many kinds of assistance and conducting research that benefits everyone.

Queens College Alum Naheed Bahram Helps Afghans Adjust to the City

June 19, 2013 | Queens College

As an executive with Women for Afghan Women (WAW), Naheed Bahram ’11 helps an isolated immigrant population meet the challenges of life in New York, whether they need ESL training, social services, or instructions in navigating mass transit. An Afghan immigrant herself, she’s particularly well equipped to understand her clients’ problems.

Queens College Professor Steve Pekar Part of Historic Webcast on Climate Change

June 19, 2013 | Queens College

With Governor Andrew Cuomo’s post-Sandy admonition—“Anyone who thinks there is not a dramatic change in weather patterns is denying reality”—still reverberating in the news, Steve Pekar (Earth & Environmental Sciences) joined more than 100 scientists, policy experts, environmentalists, explorers, heads of NGOs, filmmakers, and business and political leaders participating in Al Gore’s marathon webcast devoted to climate change, 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report.

In a Class of Her Own — Queens College Professor Susan Croll Featured on MTV’s “Best Class Ever”.

June 19, 2013 | Queens College

You don’t have to be a QC student to hear a lecture by Susan Croll (Psychology). Impressed by the rave reviews routinely given to her on ratemyprofessors.com—last spring she ranked sixth on the website—mtvU asked to film her in action for a new program, “Best Class Ever.”

Queens College Praised for “Lots of Race and Class Interaction” in The Best 377 Colleges

June 19, 2013 | Queens College

Once again, Queens College has been named one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education by the Princeton Review.

Queens College Campus Serves as Shelter to Hundreds Following Storm

June 19, 2013 | Queens College

On campus and off, QC has been helping the community to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Although classes were canceled from October 29 through November 1, the college snapped into action right after the storm: Members of Buildings & Grounds and Security—some of whom spent more on travel than they’d earn in that day’s pay—worked round the clock to restore power, clear away debris, and repair damage.

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Queens College

June 19, 2013 | Queens College

Voted into the Myanmar Parliament last spring, Aung San Suu Kyi is no ordinary lawmaker. A Nobel Peace Prize winner who spent 15 years under house arrest in Rangoon, unable to see her children or even visit her husband on his death bed, she personified the struggle for democracy in an isolated nation ruled by a military dictatorship

Queens College Professor Emerita Marie Ponsot Wins Poetry Prize

June 13, 2013 | Queens College

FLUSHING, N.Y., June 13, 2013 — With six volumes of poetry to her credit, and numerous French-to-English translations, Queens College English Professor Emerita Marie Ponsot is not averse to hard work. This spring her efforts paid off handsomely. She is the recipient of the 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which at $100,000 is one of the […]

Queens College Earns an A for Anti-Tobacco Efforts

June 13, 2013 | Queens College

By prohibiting all tobacco products from campus, Queens College, like its sister CUNY schools, has earned a top grade and congratulations from the American Cancer Society (ACS).

First Lady of Massachusetts Visits Queens College

June 13, 2013 | Queens College

Last month Diane Patrick ’72—former New York City schoolteacher, successful attorney, and now First Lady of Massachusetts—returned to her alma mater in a role for which she has gained increasing recognition in recent years: domestic abuse survivor.

Jennie Santos: Projects Room Offers Opportunity to Witness Large Canvases Become Artwork at Queens College Art Center, Through June 27, 2013

June 11, 2013 | Queens College

Through June 27, the Queens College Art Center will be presenting the mixed media oil portraits and paintings of Dominican-American
artist Jennie Santos. These were created during Santos’ residency at QC earlier this year, at which time she gave visitors an opportunity
to witness how large canvases in mixed media become artwork.

Queens College Professor is the First to Publish a Critical Edition of a 400-Year Old Bilingual Italian-English Dictionary

June 6, 2013 | Queens College

When Shakespeare sought to better understand Italian—-a language that enjoyed great popularity in his day—scholars believe that he may have used A Worlde of Words—-an Italian-American dictionary with entries ranging from dialect forms, erotic terminology, colloquial phrases, and Italian proverbs. Now, for the first time since the book was printed over 400 years ago, Queens College professor Hermann W. Haller has published a critical edition, transcribing all 462 pages and modernizing the work. Haller is a professor of Italian at Queens College and in the Ph.D. Program of Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

June 21 Business Forum to Examine Economic Development Initiatives Under Governor Cuomo

June 6, 2013 | Queens College

The next Queens College Business Forum Breakfast on Friday, June 21, from 8 – 10 am, will host speaker Kenneth Adams as he discusses economic development initiatives under Governor Cuomo. Adams has worked to promote economic practices that both attract business and create jobs throughout the state. He also works closely with Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy to implement the Regional Economic Development Councils across the state. The event will take place in the Fourth Floor Ballroom of the Student Union; complimentary parking will be provided. RSVPs are required for the media and public by June 19.

Three Queens College Students Awarded D.C. Summer Internships in Congress

May 31, 2013 | Queens College

Three Queens College students and political science majors have been awarded summer internships in Washington, DC with members of Congress, thanks to the City University of New York’s Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs.

Queens College Graduate Nashwa El-Sayed Rebuilds Her Life After Being Abducted To Egypt as a Baby

May 23, 2013 | Queens College

Few graduates this year have as compelling a life story as Nashwa El-Sayed: Abducted as a toddler and taken to Egypt,where she endured 15 years of neglect, and physical and verbal abuse, she made a dramatic escape back to the United States at age 17 with the help of the State Department. This extraordinary young woman, who plans to pursue a career in Middle Eastern diplomacy and advocate for internationally abducted children, is available for interviews through May 27. On May 28, she will take the first steps towards one of her life goals when she returns to the Middle East as an Ibrahim Foundation scholar studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Former Education Secretary William Bennett Analyzes 3,500 Colleges’ Return on Investment—and Queens College Ranks 37

May 20, 2013 | Queens College

FLUSHING, N.Y., May 20, 2013 – A diploma from Queens College pays off, literally. Former Secretary of Education William Bennett, co-author of Is College Worth It?, has evaluated 3,500 U.S. colleges and universities for their return on investment, or ROI. Citing PayScale surveys of jobholders who earned bachelor’s degrees, but nothing higher, Bennett finds that […]

Multi-Lingual Queens College Graduating Senior Receives Fulbright Scholarship to Teach English in South Korea

May 16, 2013 | Queens College

Madeline Yap, who will be graduating from Macaulay Honors College at Queens College on May 30, has received a Fulbright scholarship to teach English
in South Korea. She is the second QC Fulbright winner to receive this teaching assignment.

Impressive Acceptances at Drama MFA Programs Spotlight Queens College Talent

May 10, 2013 | Queens College

Queens College sets the stage for success in the arts with the school’s unprecedented acceptance of four of its Drama, Theatre and Dance Department students into prestigious graduate programs this year. They are bound for San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater, the London Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts, Juilliard, and the Yale School of Drama. The attached release details their shared experience under the mentorship of professor Claudia Feldstein.

Amdy Statman, One of the World’s Premier Mandolinists and Clarinetists, Will Perform at Queens College May 22

May 7, 2013 | Queens College

Andy Statman, one of the world’s premier mandolinists and clarinetists, will perform at Queens College May 22. Made possible through a grant from
NYC Councilman James Gennaro, the free concert is part of a national tour in honor of Statman’s recent National Endowment for the Arts
National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest award in the folk and traditional arts.

Three Queens College Graduates Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowships to Continue Their Research

May 6, 2013 | Queens College

Three Queens College graduates have received National Science Foundation Research fellowships to continue their research. The NSF fellowships are among the most prestigious and highly competitive grants in the country.