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  • New Book Looks at the Downside to Polio’s Eradication

    December 21, 2012 | Queens College

    What could be wrong with trying to wipe out a disease that can cause full or partial paralysis? Plenty, Queens College Urban Studies Professor William Muraskin explains in Polio Eradication and Its Discontents: A Historian’s Journey Through an International Public Health (Un)Civil War (Orient BlackSwan).

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  • Classic Themes Examined in The Fiction of Mystery Writer Ruth Rendell

    December 21, 2012 | Queens College

    As an English professor at Queens College, Barbara Fass Leavy (English) concentrated on 19th-century British literature; the opportunity to teach courses in crime fiction prompted her to re-examine a genre she read for fun.

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  • Biologist John Waldman Explores Nature in New York in New Book

    December 21, 2012 | Queens College

    “Few juxtaposi­tions conjure as many mixed reac­tions from city dwellers . . . as the blatant appearance of ‘nature’ against their urban back­drop.” This dual­ism is the premise upon which Queens College Biology Professor John Waldman (Biology) edited Still the Same Hawk: Reflections on Nature and New York (Fordham University Press), a collection of essays by 11 writers offering their perspec­tives on the experience of nature in a total­ly urban landscape—a concept Waldman explored in a conference, Why Nature Matters to New Yorkers, that he convened at QC in December 2005.

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  • Aaron Copeland School of Music Gets Key Contributions

    December 21, 2012 | Queens College

    Donations play an instrumental role in improving college facilities. That is literally true for the Aaron Copland School of Music, which recently received two vintage Steinway pianos from people closely associated with QC.

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  • Jacob Mackey: A Queens College Classicist’s Unconventional Odyssey

    December 21, 2012 | Queens College

    “I am interested in just about everything about the ancient world,” observes Jacob L. Mackey. the Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languagesprofessor from Texas who joined Queens College this fall, is intrigued by ancient religions, with a soft spot for Epicureanism and an eye on cognitive science.

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  • Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi Visits Queens College

    December 21, 2012 | Queens College

    Voted into the Myanmar Parliament last spring, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is no ordinary lawmaker. A Nobel Peace Prize winner who spent 15 years under house arrest in Rangoon, unable to see her children or even visit her husband on his deathbed, she personified the struggle for democracy in an isolated nation ruled by a military dictatorship.

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  • Biology Student Discovers Eels and More in the Wilds of the Bronx

    December 17, 2012 | Queens College

    Last May, in a joint research project involving QC, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the New York City Parks Department, graduate student George Jack­man (Biology) documented the presence of juvenile glass eels in the Bronx River. “It was the first time they were reported in the Bronx,” says Jackman, whose data will support efforts to reverse depletion of the local eel population.

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  • New and Green on Campus: Techno Trash Drop Boxes and Hydration Stations

    December 17, 2012 | Queens College

    Electronic equipment and water generally don’t mix. Unless they’re elements in Queens College’s Being Green initiative.

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  • New Book Examines the Rise of the U.S. as a Global Power: 1945-2000 Society

    December 17, 2012 | Queens College

    In American Empire 1945-2000: The Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home, an epic topic gets epic treatment. Drawing on sources as varied as the Statistical Abstract of the United States—an annual volume published by the U.S. Census Bureau until 2011—and major newspapers in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., Queens College History Professor JOSHUA FREEMAN presents a comprehensive survey that weaves together military growth, economic development, social change, and international relationships.

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  • New Book Looks at The Therapeutic Benefits of TV’s in Hospitals

    December 17, 2012 | Queens College

    Television is often regarded as a detrimental influence; indeed, on the first page of Prescription TV: Therapeutic Discourse in the Hospital and at Home (Duke University Press), Queens College Media Studies Professor JOY V. FUQUA reports that as a child, she was barred from watching it.

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