In the deep woods of downeast Maine, enduring fierce heat and swarms of insects, seven geology students pored over the folds, the faults, the bedrock outcrops. Guiding their weeklong field trip in July was their Queens College professor, Allan Ludman (Earth & Environmental Sciences).
It’s official: The first annual Louis Armstrong International Music Festival will take place on a weekend next June at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which was home of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs.
Yunping Jiang (Mathematics) and Joshua Freeman (History) have been named CUNY Distinguished Professors, becoming the latest faculty members to attain a title conferred on outstanding scholar-teachers.
With over 40% of our 100,000 alumni residing in the borough, we’re trying to get the word out locally about our Sunday, October 20, homecoming festivities. Singer, pop icon and reality show star Cyndi Lauper–a recent Tony Award-winner for Kinky Boots–will headline the day-long event. Also scheduled are a presentation by Hollywood movie producer Alan Siegel ’73; a carnival with games, activities, and amusements; and special anniversary receptions for the classes of 1943, 1953, 1963, 1973.
Since the Queens College Psychological Center opened its doors three years ago under director Dr. Yvette Caro (photo attached), it has been helping community members of all ages deal with a variety of problems. The center, which turns no one away for financial reasons, also offers group sessions for parent training, child social skills and adult interpersonal skills.
A model city has arisen at Queens College.
–Washington Monthly Also Ranks QC #2 Nationwide Among Only 349 Colleges That Do the Best Job of Helping Non-Wealthy Students Attain Marketable Degrees at Affordable Prices– FLUSHING, NY, August 26, 2013 – Queens College has long been an institution that helps students from families of modest means achieve their dream of earning a college degree. […]
We invite you to visit the first U.S. installation of Projecto Morrinho, being crafted now at Queens College by visiting Brazilian artisans. Morrinho, which means “little hill” in Portuguese, is a miniature recreation of a favela (Brazilian shanty town)—think hundreds of dilapidated doll-houses rising in a vertical city. The project was begun by favela youth in Rio de Janeiro as an escape from the realities of violence and corruption surrounding their community. The QC installation consists of hundreds of brightly colored cinderblock “homes,” complete with figures, cars, and other decorative pieces.
We’re making the case for Queens with the October 4 day-long conference, Quintessential Queens: Celebrating America’s Fourth Largest City, featuring New York Times best-selling author Robert Sullivan. As the culminating event in our year-long 75th anniversary celebration, the conference will feature presentations by experts on the borough’s culture, ethnicity, history, literature, and natural landscape.
“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 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.
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.
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.
Spots are still available this weekend, August 3 and 4, for a two-day basketball camp directed by New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.
“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, 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.
“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.
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.
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 […]
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.