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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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