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    TAMID chapter brings business opportunities to students

    The TAMID chapter at Queens College is in its second year and continues to provide real-world business experience to students. The club is open to all applicants and, if accepted, students are given the opportunity to interface with Israeli-based start-ups seeking entry into the United States consumer market. Members of TAMID gain access to a worldwide network of students, companies and business leaders. “TAMID is looking to give its 20 to 25 members the opportunity to consult with real world companies. There are companies doing really cool things in Israel and they want to do business here in the U.S, we are in a unique position to help them do…

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    “Shark Tank” event comes to QC

    TAMID at Queens College is going to host their second annual TAMID Tank in the Goldstein Theatre on May 11 at 6:00 p.m. This event, featuring Kevin Harrington of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, gives three New York based student-run startups the opportunity to pitch their companies to the “sharks” for a shot at $100,000 in investment capital. The TAMID Group is a student-led program at top universities that connects business-minded students with the Israeli economy. “The Israeli economy is an anomaly, it’s a tiny country with a huge amount of innovation and there is a lot to learn from it,” Shlomo Klahr, project manager of the QC chapter, said.…

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    English Professor lives a fairytale life

    Most kids dream of growing up in the world of fairy tales, but Veronica Schanoes, an English professor at Queens College, figured out how to do it for real. Schanoes wrote her own adaptations of classic folk and fairy tales. In her short story, “Ballroom Blitz,” she sets the classic tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” at a punk dive bar in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In doing so, Schanoes makes old stories relevant to a modern audience. “I have always loved [fairy tales]. I have always been fascinated by stories that have been told over and over again, stories that are able to hold so many different meanings…

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    Meet Uche Nduka, a professor connecting art and life

    From the time Uche Nduka grew up in Nigeria, he always felt imaginative. This, along with an appetite for literature, led him toward a career in writing. Now he is an English professor at Queens College and believes an artist’s life should reflect his work. “From the moment I wake up in the morning, I leave myself open for inspirational things to come to me,” Nduka said. Nduka draws inspiration from everything. His thoughts, dreams and conversations are eventually written down. “You, as an artist, are a vessel through which things come. It’s not all the time you decide what to write about. People think you have to write about…

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    “Year of South Africa” panel sheds light on the fight against apartheid

    A group of students and community members gathered on Feb. 23 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum to talk about apartheid from a variety of perspectives. The gathering was part of the “Year of South Africa” at Queens College. It is part of a series of events surrounding the current exhibition at the museum, “The Collection of Violet and Les Payne & Next Generation: Emerging Photographers From South Africa.” “The Payne collection is focused on works on paper and paintings by artists from the black township of Soweto, Johannesburg,” the Godwin-Ternbach Museum said on their website. This exhibition seeks to highlight works of art created by members of the disenfranchised African community during apartheid in South Africa.…