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  • Artist Who Persevered Through ALS Diagnosis and Learned to Paint with His Left Hand to Exhibit Work Beginning May 1

    April 29, 2013 | Queens College

    Artist Jon Imber, diagnosed last year with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), will exhibit his work in the Godwin-Ternbach exhibition, “Palaemon: A Survey of Paintings by Jon Imber,” from May 1 through June 15, 2013. The 35-year span of work on display will include landscapes and abstracts, as well as work that Imber produced after teaching himself to paint with his left hand. Former MOMA curator Deborah Wye will discuss Imber’s work with him during the opening reception on Saturday, May 11, from 3 – 5 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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  • Four Broadway Stars Woll Perform May 5 at Queens College Memorial Concert for Alumnus Marvin Hamlisch

    April 23, 2013 | Queens College

    Four Broadway stars and the Queens College Orchestra will perform May 5 at a QC memorial concert for alumnus and legendary stage and screen composer/conductor
    Marvin Hamlisch. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the college’s Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship Endowment.

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  • Author Stephen Maitland-Lewis to Read From His Book, Emeralds Never Fade, an Award-Winning Story of the Holocaust

    April 9, 2013 | Queens College

    On Sunday, April 21, Stephen Maitland-Lewis will be at Queens College to read from his award-winning novel, Emeralds Never Fade, a story of the Holocaust. He will also discuss his friendship with jazz legend Louis Armstrong, how it affected his own life and career and the musician’s legacy on the world. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • Friendly Gestures [NAMASTE]: Group Show Offers New Perspectives on Global Respect at Queens College Art Center, April 8 – June 27, 2013

    April 2, 2013 | Queens College

    International perspectives on the spirit of the South Asian word “namaste”—meaning, “I bow to you”—will be presented at the Queens College Art Center from April 8 to June 27, 2013. The 21 contributors exploring the theme of respect through art, language, music, and performance in the exhibition, Friendly Gestures [NAMASTE], are from places as wide-ranging as their methods of expression–Brooklyn, Genoa, the Sudan, UK and Paris. The exhibition is free and open to the public. An opening reception and talks by the artists will take place Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 8 pm.
    The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the college’s Year of India, a multidisciplinary exploration of the country’s rich history and culture with events scheduled throughout the academic year.

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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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