Post Tagged with: "Queens College"

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Queens Students Develop Hungry4Halal App

Food, Muslim, Queens, Technology September 11, 2018 at 4:59 pm

A new app created by Queens College students, identifies eateries across the city that serve halal food and also offers recipes and videos, reports QNS.

Children from Our Lady of Sorrows Academy Summer Program sing Louis Armstrong’s beloved “What a Wonderful World” at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new education center dedicated to the jazz legend. (Photo by Michael Gannon via Queens Chronicle)

Jazzed About the New Louis Armstrong Center

Culture, Queens July 26, 2017 at 4:06 pm

Jazz aficionados and public officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Louis Armstrong House Museum Education Center, slated to open in 2019 across from the house in Corona where the musician and his wife lived, report Queens publications.

Carlos Beltrán, with his parents María Beltrán and Joaquín Avelar and his older sisters Noemy and Deysi. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Young Queens College Immigrants Prevail at a Tech Contest

Education, New York, Technology April 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm

A team of Queens College immigrant students won a coding challenge by creating an app that helps students find college grants and scholarships, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Tarry Hum will serve as the director of the City Research Department at Queen's College. (Photo provided by Tan Wanwen via World Journal)

Urban Studies Dept. at Queens College to Have First Minority Woman Chair

East Asian, Education, Queens March 30, 2017 at 11:34 am

Tarry Hum, a Chinese-American professor in the department of urban studies at Queens College, will take over as chair in the fall. She speaks to World Journal.

Batool Chaudhry is vice president of Queens College’s MSA, which partners regularly with the Hillel chapter on campus. (Photo by Sam Kestenbaum via The Forward)

Muslim-Jewish Dialogue at Queens College

Education, Jewish, Muslim, Queens April 25, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Muslim and Jewish students at Queens College engage in dialogue – in class and on campus – that promotes understanding, writes The Forward.

Martin Luther King Jr. gives his “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. (Creative Commons photo)

Honoring Martin Luther King in NYC

African American, Brooklyn, Culture, Queens January 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

A “March Against Hate” in Bay Ridge and a commemoration event at Queens College are among the events over the weekend in honor of Martin Luther King, neighborhood publications report. Meanwhile, Amsterdam News looks at how King’s birthday comes five days before Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Edgar Núñez-Aguero, 20, from the Dominican Republic, studies business and liberal arts. Cindy Flores, 22, from Honduras, studies political science. Hispanic youths under the care of ACS study at a joint program with Queens College. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

More Foster Care Youths on the Road to College

Education, Latino, Youth November 23, 2016 at 1:17 pm

The Administration of Children’s Services, in association with CUNY and other institutions, has made it possible for more students under its care to obtain higher education, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Complexity of Crisis in Ukraine Examined

Complexity of Crisis in Ukraine Examined

Eastern European, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks April 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Panelists at the CUNY Graduate Center, looking behind the headlines, explored questions of language and identity.

Immigrant Workers to Train in Recognizing Hazards

Immigrant Workers to Train in Recognizing Hazards

Environment, Featured Posts, Immigration December 23, 2013 at 12:21 pm

CDC-funded training will give immigrant workers tools to evaluate risks in the wake of disasters.

Street mural in Astoria, Queens. (Photo by Daniel Bentley, Flickr Creative Commons License)

An Oral History of City’s Greeks

Eastern European, History, Immigration, In the News, Media, Queens February 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm

The first-ever oral history archive of New York’s Greek American community, a Queens College project, seeks to document the Greek immigration to the U.S. from 1960 to 1980, Greek News reports.

Table Tennis Star’s Journey From E Train to London Paralympics

Table Tennis Star’s Journey From E Train to London Paralympics

New York, Sports August 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Tahl Leibovitz, a world-class table tennis player who spent part of his adolescence homeless in New York City, is part of the 250-member US team to London Paralympics, The Brooklyn Ink reported. Leibowitz spent his days practicing, and nights riding the trains.

Leaders promote efforts to narrow the gap between college educations and the high-tech industry. From left to right: Adam Milligan, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Art Chang (speaking), Jukay Hsu, and Elizabeth Hendrey. (Photo via Sing Tao)

High-Tech Industry Seeks to Bridge College and Real-World Gap

Business, Education July 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Even with one in 10 New Yorkers unemployed, high-tech companies struggle to find employees with the qualifications and practical skills they need — in part because of a disconnect between a college education and the real-world skills needed in a workplace, Sing Tao Daily reported. A new program seeks to address this disconnect.

Professor Pyong Gap Min is the director of the Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College.

For Korean-Chinese Immigrants, a Complex Cultural Identity

Culture, Immigration July 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

For people with feet in two distinct cultures, communal loyalties can be a unpredictable, as many New Yorkers know well. That’s certainly true for a group of Chinese immigrants of Korean descent, called “Joseonjok” in Korean, a new study has found. The Korea Daily and New York Ilbo reported on the study.

Young Asian-Americans Challenge Stereotypes

Young Asian-Americans Challenge Stereotypes

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts June 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

As the debate continues over a recent report that critics claim regurgitates the “model minority” myth about Asian-Americans, a conference for Asian-Americans offered a forum to unpick the stereotypes. Voices of NY interviewed three young Korean-Americans there.