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    Computer science and tech all around

    With a growing job market in the field of technology, two companies and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn are working to offer opportunities to Queens College and CUNY students. On July 18, Quinn announced the launch of Tipping Point Partners’, Advanced Software Development Program, as well as the Coalition for Queens’ new program, both of which offer educational tech classes to college students in the hopes of hiring them in the field. According to Quinn, there were 1,700 digital firms in the city and 932 of whom were hiring with 10,000 available jobs. Some of these jobs can pay as much as $100,000 a year, yet there are not enough…

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    Bringing solar power to Flushing

    Solar energy may not be the first thing most think of to power their homes and businesses, but one class at Queens College showed that it can be a viable, though challenging, option in Flushing. During the spring 2012 semester, students of the Solar Flushing class, taught by urban studies professor Tarry Hum, conducted a study on the feasibility of photovoltaics, or solar panels, to be used in Flushing.  They presented their findings on June 1 at the Queens Library in Flushing. The class focused on politics, planning and community participation in solar energy advancement, according to Professor Hum. They covered the areas of Community Board 7, including the Mitchell-Linden…

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    Kupferberg Center officially opened

    After years of planning and construction, the newly renovated Kupferberg Center for the Arts is officially open for use by students, faculty and the community. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place on June 11 as an acknowledgement of the 99 percent completion of the project, said Vivian Charlop, the director for the Center. The ceremony was also a tangible way to thank the project’s donors, particularly Max Kupferberg and his late wife, Selma. In 2006, the Kupferberg family made a $10 million donation towards the arts at Queens College.  Seven million dollars of the gift went to the renovations of Kupferberg, which cost a total of over $12 million, according…