The Queens College Choral Society, accompanied by the college’s Baroque Ensemble, will present a celebration of the music of J.S. Bach on Nov. 3 at LeFrak Concert Hall. Music will include selections from Bach’s rich repertory of chamber and orchestral works, culminating with “Kyrie” and “Gloria” from the Mass in B Minor.
– All Proceeds from Concert at Newly Renovated LeFrak Hall Will Benefit College’s Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship Endowment – FLUSHING, NY, October 19, 2012 – Like one of the memorable songs from his Tony- and Pulitzer-Prize-winning Broadway musical, A Chorus Line, legendary stage and screen composer/conductor Marvin F. Hamlisch was “one singular sensation.” A child prodigy [...]
Beginning on Oct. 31 and into early November, the Yiddish classic A Dybbuk
will be performed at Queens College with a live Klezmer band, professional guest
actors, alumni and student cast on the newly renovated stage of Goldstein Theatre.
With events this month and next marking the reopening of six newly
renovated Queens College arts venues, the Kupferberg Center for the
Performing Arts solidifies its position as the major arts and culture
center for Queens. Kupferberg provides year-round cultural programming,
including music and dance performances, art exhibitions, plays and readings
for over 21,000 members of the campus community and for the borough’s
2.2 million residents.
Bill Cosby, Edward Albee and Tom Wolfe will appear at QC
as part of the college’s yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary.
The ongoing celebration includes special exhibitions, concerts, readings,
lectures and other public events.
On Friday, October 12, at 6:30 pm, Queens College will host M. Butterfly and Chinglish author David Henry Hwang and award-winning poet Cathy Park Hong in conversation about their craft. As part of the presentation, Literary Legacy: Two Writers in Conversation on Craft and Process, Hwang and Hong will read from their works and answer questions from students in the college’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation. This free and open-to-the-public event will take place in Rosenthal Library, Room 230.
Noted CBS TV/Radio Financial Analyst Jill Schlesinger will discuss “How to Manage
Your Financial Life During Turbulent Times” at the next Queens College business
forum lunch on September 21. Schlesinger is the Editor-at-Large for CBS’
MoneyWatch.com and cbsnews.com, where she is responsible for video and
written content on “The CBS Evening News,” as well as for CBS TV and
Radio stations nationwide. The free presentation will began at 12 noon in the
fourth floor ballroom of the college’s Student Union.
The attached press release provides an overview of Queens College’s rankings in Princeton Review’s 2013 edition of The Best 377 Colleges. Among the highlights are a seven-point rise from eleventh to fourth in the nation for “Lots of Race/Class Interaction,” and a “Quality of Life” ranking among students that outscores Fordham University, St. John’s University, Hofstra, The Cooper Union, Bard College, and all the SUNY colleges.
From September 6 – October 26, the Queens College Art Center will celebrate its silver
anniversary with TRIFECTA (x3)/CURATORS’ CHOICE, an exhibition of photographs,
mixed media pieces and sculpture by artists whose work has been previously shown.
Each of these artists has been selected by the AC’s curators to represent key themes
of the center’s 25-year history.
Queens College will present the top Hindi blockbuster of all time, Sholay (Flames), on Wednesday, September 12, to kick off its year-long film festival, “Representing South Asia on Film.” A total of 16 titles that examine different classes and cultures will be presented as part of the college’s Year of India cultural exploration. Three panel discussions in which scholars, filmmakers, and Queens college faculty and students will discuss topics raised by the series will be held throughout the year. Screenings will take place in the Godwin Ternbach Museum, Klapper Hall 405, at Queens College, at 4:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.
The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College will re-open on September 10 with a special retrospective of nearly 40 paintings and collages by the important Swiss abstract artist H.A. Sigg. The exhibition will run through October 26. This occasion will also mark the unveiling of the museum’s new lobby gallery, where rotating displays
from its permanent collection will be on view year-round.
On August 22, 29, September 5 and 12, the Queens College Choral Society will hold auditions for its 2012-13 concert
season, which will feature Bach’s B Minor Mass and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” two extraordinary
works for chorus and orchestra.
Bangladeshi student Nadia Abbasi is on her way to fulfilling her dream of a college education
and pursuing a business career that will improve the lives of the homeless
through the assistance of a Queens College Business Forum scholarship.
Another QC student Laura Burke, who will begin work toward her
master’s degree in risk management at QC this fall, is the first recipient
of the Queens Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hank Auffarth scholarship.
Last July friends and colleagues joined 89-year-old newsman David Starr ’42 and his wife Peggy (Giffen) Starr ’42 in the big conference room at the Springfield Republican in Springfield, MA to celebrate a remarkable milestone: his 70th year in the newspaper business—all with Newhouse, the newspaper publishing division of Advance Publications.
After two decades in New York, educational reformer Jean-Claude Brizard takes
the top school job in the Second City
While a graduate student waiting for a bus with one of her Queens College professors, Ann Jablon remembers being asked, “What do you see yourself doing?” She launched into describing her ideal career: compassionate teacher, passionate researcher. “Oh, you want to be Helen Smith Carns!” the professor exclaimed. She did.
Arthur Cohen, Queens College ’50 was running IBM’s Watson Scientific Computer lab at Columbia University when he was asked to pull up stakes and move to Washington, where he had worked for the company in an earlier assignment. IBM had new plans for him. It was 1959, and preparations were under way for the nation’s first [...]
Raymond Erickson (Music) continues to accumulate academic distinctions in his retirement: He recently received an Emeritus Professor Research Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship will support Erickson’s study of attitudes toward Jews in Leipzig during the era of Johann Sebastian Bach, who lived there from 1723 until his death 27 years later. [...]
Last fall, after two seasons competing in breaststroke on the swim team, Kobi Wasner added 1-meter diving to his repertoire. Like two other members of the team, he was also diving into research in the lab of Carolyn Pytte (Psychology).
Without a good command of English, international students cannot pursue a college education in the United States. Queens College/ELI Path—an alternative admissions process involving the English Language Institute— provides talented foreign candidates with a route to a degree.