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Evangelos J. Gizis Begins Interim Presidency at Queens College

January 10, 2014 | Queens College

Queens College has named Evangelos J. Gizis interim president of Queens College, effective January 1, following the retirement of James Muyskens.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control Awards Grant to Queens College and Make the Road New York to Help Immigrant Laborers

December 12, 2013 | Queens College

A $547,000 federal grant received in partnership by The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems (CBNS) at Queens College/CUNY and the immigrant-focused organization Make the Road New York will fund research and training on worker safety in the aftermath of disasters such as Superstorm Sandy.

The Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding to Host Second Annual Innovation Exchange on Nov. 24

November 21, 2013 | Queens College

Celebrated ad man David Ogilvy could have been talking about Queens College when he observed that “diversity is the mother of invention.” The college—ranked second in the nation by Princeton Review for “lots of race/class interaction” among its extraordinarily diverse student body—will be showcasing creativity during its Second Annual Innovation Exchange.

November 15 Business Forum to Explore “The Politics of Money”

November 14, 2013 | Queens College

This Friday’s (November 15) Queens College Business Forum Breakfast will explore The Politics of Money with guest speaker Marc Chandler, Global Head of Currency Strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman.

Aram’s Hangeul Calligraphy at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum Masterworks of Traditional and Contemporary Korean Calligraphy

November 7, 2013 | Queens College

In conjunction with Gesture and Beyond, from November 18 to 23 the museum will display masterworks of traditional and contemporary hangeul calligraphy by “Aram,” pen name of the distinguished calligrapher Dr. Yoo Sung Lee.

“Art of Ink in America 2013/2014; GESTURE AND BEYOND”–Abstract and Avant-Garde Calligraphy at the Godwin-Ternbach

November 7, 2013 | Queens College

Art of Ink in America 2013/2014: Gesture and Beyond, a special exhibition opening at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum on November 21, will feature new works by Art of Ink in America Society (AIAS) members. Approximately 50 pieces by 32 members and five invited artists will be on view through December 30. New York was one of the first cities where modern, abstract calligraphy took root, inspired by a major retrospective of Abstract Expressionism in the 1990s.

Local Politicos Perform Legislative Acts on November 23 at Queens College

November 6, 2013 | Queens College

Borough politicians will perform parodies of classic movies, well-known TV series, Broadway shows, and a variety of songs in the musical comedy Legislative Acts 2013 at Queens College on Saturday, November 23, at 7 pm.

The New Salon at Queens College to Feature Acclaimed Poet Carl Phillips on November 4

October 29, 2013 | Queens College

Celebrated poet Carl Phillips will read from his work at Queens College on Monday, November 4, at 6:30 pm

The National Arts Club Hosts November 8 Launch of New Book by QC Profesor Anahí Viladrich, More Than Two to Tango

October 29, 2013 | Queens College

A book party to launch More Than Two to Tango, by Queens College sociologist Anahí Viladrich, will take place at The National Arts Club in Manhattan on Friday, November 8 at 8 pm.

Yunping Jiang and Joshua Freeman Named Distinguished Professors at Queens Colllege

October 24, 2013 | Queens College

Yunping Jiang (Mathematics) and Joshua Freeman (History) have been named CUNY Distinguished Professors, becoming the latest Queens College faculty members to attain a title conferred on outstanding scholar-teachers.

Rock Doctor Brings His Students to the Woods for Field Experience

October 18, 2013 | Queens College

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).

Armstrong Festival Set for June 2014

October 18, 2013 | Queens College

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 and Joshua Freeman of Queens College are Named Distinguished Professors

October 18, 2013 | Queens College

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.

Hollywood Movie Producer Alan Siegel Speaking; Tony and Granmy Award-Winner Cyndi Lauper Performing at Homecoming October 20

October 9, 2013 | Queens College

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.

Queens College Psychological Center Continues to Provide Needed Services to the Community

October 7, 2013 | Queens College

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.

In a Queens Diorama, a Favela Comes to Life by David Gonzalez

October 2, 2013 | Queens College

A model city has arisen at Queens College.

Queens College Ranked #1 Among “Master’s Universities” As A Best-Bang-For-The-Buck College

September 18, 2013 | 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. […]

A Miniature City Created by Brazilian Artists Comes to Queens College; First U.S. Installation of International Projecto Morrinho

September 10, 2013 | Queens College

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.

What’s So Great About Queens? Oct 4th Conference Featuring Best-Selling Author Robert Sullivan Makes the Case for America’s 4th Largest City

September 10, 2013 | Queens College

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.

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.