• Arts & Entertainment

    QC Exhibit Highlights the Memory of Those in Belgium Who Resisted Nazi Occupation

    On the sixth floor of the Rosenthal Library, Queens College is currently hosting an exhibit titled, “Resistance and Memory in Belgium, 1940-1945: Multiple Narratives.” The exhibit highlights the story of human beings who resisted Nazi occupation in Belgium during World War II. Stemming from a variety of backgrounds, the individuals display the courage it took, during a time of uncertainty to oppose, those in power. Professor Amanda Nocera, the administrative coordinator of the Art History Program & Arts Internships is one of the curators responsible for bringing the exhibit to QC. “The exhibition originally came to me from Professor Karen Sullivan. At the time, I didn’t realize a show about resistance…

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    Iraqi Jew reads from memoir about struggles in 1960s

    Dr. Cynthia Kaplan Shamash, who was one of the last remaining Jews in Iraq, read a section of her memoir that explained how her people were brutally treated during the 1960s. She read from “The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile From One of Iraq’s Last Jews” on March 3 in the Benjamin Rosenthal Library, with support from the Center for Jewish Studies. Most of the Jews in Iraq left after World War II. Before that, Baghdad had a flourishing Jewish population. Back in the 1920s, 20 percent of the population was Jewish. In ancient times, Babylonia was home to many Jews, including Biblical prophets. But in modern times there…

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    Library offers convenience through Mediascape rooms

    Large glass doors, luxury couches, smooth chairs, a wide roundtable and a 36-inch TV. This is not a fantasy, it is a Mediascape room at the library. In 2008, the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library announced it would renovate all six floors after its look began to falter since its opening in 1988. The entire project finished right before the fall 2012 semester. The three Mediascape rooms were among the renovations. The TVs, for example, allow laptops, tablets or any other electronic device to be displayed on screen with HDMI or VGA cords. Ben Cohen, a senior, is one student using the rooms in order to study for his classes. “They…

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    A variety of resources for use at Rosenthal Library

    The Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library consists of six floors filled with many resources for students and faculty to use. Specifically, the library holds over 900,000 books, 1,000 scholarly articles and 92,000 periodicals. Moreover, there are computers and study rooms available on each floor. The Multimedia Common room, found on first floor, provides free electronic rentals for students. Out of the 15 electronics available for loan, the most popular items are digital cameras, laptops and scientific calculators. “We offer students a variety of equipment they need. Even teachers borrow items like iPods and digital cameras for their class lectures. So we provide electronics for students and faculty who need them,” David…

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    Conference looks ahead and draws lessons from Civil Rights Movement

    The Africana Studies Program and the National Congress of Black Women hosted a symposium reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement as well as ways for black youths to progress in terms of education on Oct. 23 at Rosenthal Library 230. The forum was broken up into two parts. The first half dealt with the issue of affirmative action and voting rights for African-Americans. The second segment focused on providing a unique program for black students. The event began with Evelyn Julmisse, the acting director of the Africana Studies Program, welcoming the audience. She introduced Don Capaldi, a community activist and the liason for Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), who spoke on the…