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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).

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.