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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…