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    Art professor’s sculptures reflects natural issues

    Walking around Queens College lately, students may have noticed contemporary works of art decorating the campus, like the worm outside of Klapper Hall or the black drapings outside Campbell Dome. These pieces of art are accredited to Thea Lanzisero, a professor in the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing and literary translation at QC, who recently held an exhibition in Klapper Hall. “Her best work reflects a transition from single object orientation to a broader based theme and ideology reflecting issues that concern us all, like global warming, genetic engineering and factory farming,” said Tyrone Mitchell, a professor at QC who instructed Lanzisero in her public artwork. Growing…

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    Playwrights bring to life elections, race and its role in the future of America

    America has elected its first African-American president…now what? The question was tackled in the play, “Dispatches from (A)mended America,” performed on Oct. 4 by the Center for Ethnic Racial & Religious Understanding, in Colden Auditorium. The play was a dramatization of 100 interviews conducted in the South, by playwrights Brandt Adams and Godfrey L. Simmons Jr., in an attempt to understand the significance of America’s first black president, right after his election and how it affected the future of the U.S. Adams and Simmons played themselves, while four other actors represented the 100 interviewees, who kept audience members alert, engaged and emotionally responsive. Katherine Profeta, a professor for Macaulay Honors…

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    College women can impact upcoming election

    Imagine a Queens College campus where only a third of the students wore slacks — a campus where women were only allowed to wear dresses or skirts with a modest blouse or sweater. This was the dress code in practice when Margaret Kiely — QC’s first dean — was in office as acting president, from 1947 to 1949. The second official female president was Shirley Strum Kenny, who served in office from 1985 to 1994 — nearly 40 years after Kiely. “As college students and young adults, I don’t think that we should be told what to wear to school,” QC freshman, Michele Jackson said. Young college women have come…

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    CBS host advises students during hard financial times

    Jill Schlesinger, financial analyst and host of CBS radio show, Jill on Money, spoke at the Queens College business forum on Sept. 21, providing advice on money management during turbulent times. In his opening address, President James Muyskens welcomed Schlesinger to the college while addressing her many accomplishments, including her for the evening, morning and Sunday morning CBS news. Many professional people of different cultures attended the forum, which was held in the student union ballroom. Madeline Case, who heard about the forum through the Queens Economic Development Corporation, works in virtual administration and helps people with disabilities. “I’m just looking to make some new business contacts,” Case said. “And…