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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.

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?