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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.

Tokyo Oratorio Will Join Queens College Choral Society in May 18 Spring Concert of Bach’s Mass in B Minor

May 2, 2013 | Queens College

The Tokyo Oratorio Society will join the Queens College Choral Society and Orchestra to perform J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor on May 18. Bach’s
Mass is considered one of the great masterworks of all time.

Congressman Gregory Meeks, U.S. Immigrant Services Officials, and Legal Experts to Participate in May 9 Immigration Forum

May 2, 2013 | Queens College

–“Out of the Shadows – The Path to Citizenship” Will Also Feature Presentations from Academia and Community-Based Organizations, and Explore Undocumented Students’ Perspectives – WHAT: A panel discussion and information sessions presented in partnership with Latin Women in Action (LWA). Topics of discussion to include the history of U.S. immigration policy and the meaning of […]

Artist Who Persevered Through ALS Diagnosis and Learned to Paint with His Left Hand to Exhibit Work Beginning May 1

April 29, 2013 | Queens College

Artist Jon Imber, diagnosed last year with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), will exhibit his work in the Godwin-Ternbach exhibition, “Palaemon: A Survey of Paintings by Jon Imber,” from May 1 through June 15, 2013. The 35-year span of work on display will include landscapes and abstracts, as well as work that Imber produced after teaching himself to paint with his left hand. Former MOMA curator Deborah Wye will discuss Imber’s work with him during the opening reception on Saturday, May 11, from 3 – 5 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Four Broadway Stars Woll Perform May 5 at Queens College Memorial Concert for Alumnus Marvin Hamlisch

April 23, 2013 | Queens College

Four Broadway stars and the Queens College Orchestra will perform May 5 at a QC memorial concert for alumnus and legendary stage and screen composer/conductor
Marvin Hamlisch. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the college’s Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship Endowment.

Author Stephen Maitland-Lewis to Read From His Book, Emeralds Never Fade, an Award-Winning Story of the Holocaust

April 9, 2013 | Queens College

On Sunday, April 21, Stephen Maitland-Lewis will be at Queens College to read from his award-winning novel, Emeralds Never Fade, a story of the Holocaust. He will also discuss his friendship with jazz legend Louis Armstrong, how it affected his own life and career and the musician’s legacy on the world. The event is free and open to the public.

Friendly Gestures [NAMASTE]: Group Show Offers New Perspectives on Global Respect at Queens College Art Center, April 8 – June 27, 2013

April 2, 2013 | Queens College

International perspectives on the spirit of the South Asian word “namaste”—meaning, “I bow to you”—will be presented at the Queens College Art Center from April 8 to June 27, 2013. The 21 contributors exploring the theme of respect through art, language, music, and performance in the exhibition, Friendly Gestures [NAMASTE], are from places as wide-ranging as their methods of expression–Brooklyn, Genoa, the Sudan, UK and Paris. The exhibition is free and open to the public. An opening reception and talks by the artists will take place Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 8 pm.
The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the college’s Year of India, a multidisciplinary exploration of the country’s rich history and culture with events scheduled throughout the academic year.

True Life-and-Death Immigration Drama De Nove to be Presented April 11 – 20 in English and Spanish to Public and Student Audiences

April 1, 2013 | Queens College

De Novo is a play chronicling the life-and-death struggle of Edgar Chocoy, a teenaged boy who sought–and was denied–U.S. asylum to escape gang violence in his native Guatemala. This dramatic story, which resonates today, will be presented April 11 – 20 by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts in partnership with the Houses on the Moon Theater Company. Crafted entirely from immigration court transcripts, interviews and letters from Chocoy’s case, the play challenges the nation to reconsider the treatment of children in U.S. immigration custody. The off-site performances, which are free and open to the public, will take place at Long Island City High School and the Elmhurst Hospital Center.

Queens College Students Spend Winter Break Helping the Poor in Nicaragua

March 26, 2013 | Queens College

When Darya Rubenstein, 22, a senior majoring in psychology at Queens College, volunteered to be part of the QC “Global Brigade” to Nicaragua during this year’s winter break, she had no idea what a life-changing trip it would be.

Floyd Norris, New York Times Chief Financial Correspondent, to Lead March 22 Business Forum on “Is the Economy Really Getting Better?”

March 26, 2013 | Queens College

The March 22 Queens College Business Forum asks three finance and banking experts—-led by Floyd Norris, chief financial correspondent for the New York Times—-to weigh in on Is the Economy Really Getting Better?

Queens College Education Professor Partricia Velasco

March 22, 2013 | Queens College

The New York State Department of Education has awarded Queens College’s Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department $497,000 in federal Race to the Top funding to develop the Bilingual Common Core Progressions, a roadmap for language learning and literacy aligned to the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards.

Queens College Student Profile: Yevgeniy Viller

March 22, 2013 | Queens College

When Yevgeniy Viller received an Academic Excellence Award at Queens College last November it was not just an acknowledgment of his gifts as a student; it was also testimony to his perseverance under extremely challenging circumstances.

Queens College Faculty Profile: Ronald Hayduk

March 22, 2013 | Queens College

More than 30 million U.S. residents—one in 10—are non-citizen immigrants. In New York City, it’s one in five adults. They pay taxes, send their children to public schools, revitalize neighborhoods, and are hired in every sector from health care to Hollywood. Many find it takes 10 years to become U.S. citizens. Their bootstrap struggles—especially for the right to vote on matters affecting their daily lives—galvanize Ronald Hayduk as author, activist, and animated teacher.

Bringing Better Wine to China and Other Business Proposals Created by Queens College Students

March 22, 2013 | Queens College

Assuring everyone in the room that as a Chinese American he could make the statement without reservation, Queens College student Jacob Zhang offered this premise upon which he believed a thriving new business could be founded: “Chinese wine is terrible.”

New York Literary Incubator Offers Fellowship to Queens College Student

March 18, 2013 | Queens College

Queens College MFA student Jamie Hittman is the first recipient of a new fellowship offered by Paper Lantern Lit (PLL), a company that develops young adult literary properties and markets them to commercial publishers. Hittman, a Johns Hopkins graduate who is also applying to medical school, is fulfilling her passion for writing this semester by reviewing manuscripts from potential authors to assess whether they are a good fit for PLL’s projects. The Queens College MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation, introduced in fall 2007, is the newest of CUNY’s MFA programs.

How Female Activists are Changing the World

February 26, 2013 | Queens College

With the global influence of women on political and historical change continuing to grow, organizers of the Women’s Studies Conference at Queens College on March 11 are focusing on the topic of women’s activism. Panelists will discuss human rights issues worldwide, including Mexico, Africa and the U.S. The conference is free and open to the public.

Queens School of Inquiry for Grades 6-12 Boasts 100% College Acceptance Rate

February 26, 2013 | Queens College

tudents who attend the Queens School of Inquiry (QSI) for grades 6-12
in Flushing have the opportunity to earn up to 62 tuition-free credits at
Queens College. An early-college school developed in 2005 through the collaboration
of a CUNY college, the NYC Department of Education and the Gates Foundation,
QSI boasts a 100% acceptance rate.

Chamber Music Live at a Best-Value Price

February 15, 2013 | Queens College

The 17th annual Queens College Chamber Music Live concert series offers subscribers the chance to enjoy world-class ensembles, choral performances, and opera presentations at a best-value price.

NYS Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubrey to Explore the Significance of Obama’s Reelection During Black History Month at Queens College

February 6, 2013 | Queens College

A February 13 lecture by NYS assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry on the significance of President Obama’s re-election is one of the highlights of Black History Month at Queens College. A musical performance of The Ghetto Chronicles on February 27 and an exhibition of work by young African-American artists on February 21 are among the other scheduled events.

QC Students-Curated Exhibition of Dutch Art from Godwin-Ternbadch Museum Reveals Beginnings of Modern Dmocracy

January 23, 2013 | Queens College

Students take the lead as curators for the next exhibition at the college’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Re-Forming the Image in the Dutch Golden Age. On view from February 4 through March 23, 2013, the paintings, prints, sculpture and historical artifacts from the 16th – 18th century reflect the beginnings of modern democracy. The experience brought students into the learning environment and emphasized practical job training, with particular attention on museum issues. Offered as part of the exhibition are a free private tour of the Metropolitan Museum’s Dutch art collection and a lecture on Dutch art collectors in New York City. A fee-based offering includes tours of Dutch historic homes in Queens.