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Announcing “Biala: Vision and Memory” at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum: Exploring Seven Decades of the Artist’s Career in Paris and New York

August 29, 2013 | Queens College

“Biala: Vision and Memory,” a long overdue survey of the artist known as Biala (1903-2000), [sister of the painter Jack Tworkov], will be on view from September 12 through October 27, 2013, at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College. This retrospective serves as a captivating introduction to Biala’s life work and life. Well-known for charming interiors, still-lifes, and landscapes, her lyrical canvases are informed by the fascinating life she shared in Paris with the celebrated author Ford Madox Ford and for her friendships with members of the New York School. An informal walk-through of the exhibition will be held during the opening reception on September 12, from 5 – 7 pm.

Queens College Ranks 2nd in U.S. for “Lots of Race and Class Interaction” in the 2024 Princeton Review The Best 378 Colleges

August 21, 2013 | Queens College

Queens College is recognized in the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges for taking diversity one step further-—it’s been ranked second in the nation for how frequently and easily our students from more than 150 countries interact with one another. Categorized annually as a “Stone Cold Sober” school, the college also saw a 10-point increase in its “Green” rating and was named to the guide’s Fire Safety Honor Roll.

Why Does the American Middle Class Continue to Struggle Financially?

August 12, 2013 | Queens College

Queens College sociologist Joseph Nathan Cohen presented findings at yesterday’s annual meeting of the American Sociological Association that fault unprecedented household spending on health care, education, housing, and commuting costs, and a lack of government control, as being among the causes contributing to the financial decline of the middle class in the United States.

Queens College Choral Society Invites New Members to Sing Ellington’s Sacred Concerts and Mendelssoh’s Elijah

August 8, 2013 | Queens College

Please consider listing the Queens College Choral Society fall audition schedule as detailed in the attached release. The group is seeking new members for its 2013-14 concert season, which will feature performances of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. People of all ages and backgrounds, with prior singing experience, are invited to audition.

New York Knicks Star Forward Carmelo Anthony to Direct Two-Day Basketball Camp at Queens College August 3 – 4; Spots are still available

July 30, 2013 | Queens College

Spots are still available this weekend, August 3 and 4, for a two-day basketball camp directed by New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.

Announcing “Biala: Vision and Memory” at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum: Exploring Seven Decades of he Ar5ist’s Career in Paris and New York

July 11, 2013 | Queens College

“Biala: Vision and Memory,” a long overdue survey of the artist known as Biala (1903-2000), [sister of the painter Jack Tworkov], will be on view from September 12 through October 27, 2013, at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College.

William Keller is Appointed Vice President for Finance and Administration at Queens College

July 2, 2013 | Queens College

William Keller, formerly of Kingsborough Community College, has been appointed vice president for Finance and Administration at Queens College, effective July 15. Keller, of Port Washington, New York, will manage the college’s Budget Office, Buildings and Grounds, Campus Facilities, the Office of Converging Technologies, and Security. His 40-year career spans education, administration and technology in both the public and nonprofit sectors.

Queens College Celebrates Its 75th

June 25, 2013 | Queens College

“At 75, Queens College has reached a nice balance,” noted President James Muyskens at the Convocation on October 11, 2012, which celebrated 75 years of Queens College: “the college is old enough that our alums have helped to shape our city and our nation for generations, but we are still young enough that some of our first graduates still return to campus for commencement and homecoming.” Alumni—as well as faculty, staff, and students—were on hand, including two of the college’s most notable graduates: Olympic medalist Gail Marquis ’80, who served as emcee, and Dennis Liotta ’70, who was awarded an honorary doctorate for his work in developing affordable drugs to treat AIDs and other diseases.

The Companies He Keeps Alive

June 25, 2013 | Queens College

Founder and co-chairman of the Comvest Group, a private investment firm in Florida that has pumped over $2 billion into turning around and growing more than 95 distressed or underperforming companies, Michael S. Falk ’84 readily remembers when attending Queens College was a financial stretch. Yet by his mid-20s, he was teaming up with another QC grad to establish a boutique investment bank in Manhattan, well on his way to success.

Serving the Borough of Queens and Beyond: Yvette Caro Providing Help to People in Distress

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. At Queens College, service is in our DNA; our motto since we […]

Serving the Borough of Queens and Beyond: Tarry Hum Finding Flushing’s Places in the Sun

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.

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).