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With lectures, readings, music, art exhibitions, and a celebration of International Education Week, Queens College is especially busy in November. Whatever your age or your interest, we're sure to offer something that will appeal to you. Stop by our beautiful, 80-acre campus and experience Queens College for yourself!

On this page we highlight just a handful of the activities scheduled at QC this month. To find a comprehensive listing, visit the QC monthly calendar and also the CUNY Month site.

But Queens College is more than just events. Check out our Study Abroad program, one of the most active and diverse programs in New York City, to see where in the world your education can take you. And we invite you to take a tour of our campus to learn what a Queens College education is all about.


Year of Brazil

Each year Queens College offers cultural and academic programming focusing on a different nation. For the 2013-14 academic year, we are concentrating on Brazil, a vibrant country with a complex history and globally significant economy. Year of Brazil will encompass a wide range of events, from student-sponsored activities on culture, sports, and daily life, to exhibitions, film screenings, and performances. Presentations will explore Brazil—its society and politics, arts and culture, math and science, religions and economics—including its influence in South America and the world, as well as its diaspora in the United States. Already our activities have generated great interest, including coverage in the New York Times.


VITALITY: The Arts of Brazil
November 1, 2013–June 27, 2014
Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library

The vibrant cultural arts of South America's largest country are presented in the context of its geography and the formation of its society and culture. VITALITY explores indigenous, colonial, and Afro-Brazilian art and their influences; pioneering styles of modern and contemporary Brazilian art; and inheritances that inform Brazilian music, dance, theatre, and film.


Goodbye Brazil: Émigrés from the Land of
Soccer and Samba

Monday, November 11, Noon
Campbell Dome

Brazil, a country that has always received immigrants, only rarely saw its own citizens move abroad. Beginning in the late 1980s, however, thousands of Brazilians left for the United States, Japan, Portugal, Italy, and other nations, propelled by a series of intense economic crises. By 2009 an estimated three million Brazilians were living abroad—about 40 percent of them in the United States. Join author Maxine L. Margolis for a conversation about Brazilian emigration.


Brazilian Cinema at Queens College: Quilombo
Wednesday, November 13, 12:15 pm
Rosenthal Library 101A

(1984), directed by Carlos Diegues, is about the century-long rise and fall of Palmares, a community founded in the early 17th century by runaway slaves in the forests of northeastern Brazil.

Lecture and Performance

Brazilian Folk/Jazz Traditions
Thursday, November 14
Music Building Room 264

Noted Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato lectures, demonstrates, and performs with the Queens College Percussion and Jazz Ensembles.

Film Series

Ernesto Nazareth 150th Birthday Tribute

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 pm
Music Building Room 264

An acclaimed ensemble of eight musicians will present a century-long panorama of legendary composers including the seminal Ernesto Nazareth and his lineage: Anacleto de Medeiros, Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Hermeto Pascoal and Guinga.
  Open House     Undergraduate Open House 

Sunday, November 3, Noon-3 pm
Student Union

This afternoon session will answer all your questions and show you why Queens College should be your first-choice college.

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  Chamber Music Live    

Chamber Music Live

Friday, November 1 and 8, 10 am
LeFrak Concert Hall

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  Philip Roth    

Evening Reading Series

Tuesday, November 5, 7 pm
Music Building

The Work of Philip Roth, featuring the author and Janis Bellow, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Susan Jacoby, and Claudia Roth Pierpont

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  South Pacific    

Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
in Concert

Thursday–Sunday, November 7–10
Goldstein Theatre

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  South Pacific    

Film Screening of The Dialogue

Monday, November 11, and Wednesday, November 13
12:15-1:30 pm (FREE HOUR)
Powdermaker Hall, Room 154

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  South Pacific    

International Trivia Night

Thursday, November 14, 5-7 pm
President's Conference Room 2 (Rosenthal Library)

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  Art of Ink    

Exhibit: Art of Ink in America 2013/2014:
An  East/West Exhibition of Contemporary Calligraphy

Opening Thursday, November 21
Godwin-Ternbach Museum

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