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November is CUNY Month

Experience CUNY Month at Queens College! With campus tours, lectures, readings, music, art exhibitions, and much more, there is no better time to see all that Queens College has to offer. Stop by our beautiful, 80-acre campus and experience our diverse and vibrant community.

CUNY Month begins with our Undergraduate Open House on November 1. Come and learn about our exceptional programs, including our Study Abroad program, and find out where in the world your education can take you.

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


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  Year of Silk Roads  

Each year, Queens College offers cultural and academic programming focusing on a different nation or region, an endeavor that reflects the college’s mission to serve and reflect the most diverse county in the United States, its position within the premier public university in New York City, and its commitment to global education.

In the 2015-16 academic year, we will focus on the Silk Roads, routes that linked the civilizations of China, Central Asia, West Asia, and, to a lesser extent, Europe, for much of premodern history. Their cultural significance can hardly be overstated and their political influence has received much attention. Today, industry has revived these overland routes as a faster alternative for shipping electronics from European markets to China and other products from China to the West. 

The Year of Silk Roads will explore the rich and diverse cultures along the Silk Roads through programs on history, politics, society, economy, ethnicity, art, literature, science, music, and film. As a critical part of our programming, we will engage local ethnic communities with historic ties to this region, and include their perspectives in our survey. We will also feature the innovative work being done by Queens College students and faculty in areas along the Silk Roads.

  Musical Meridians of the Silk Roads  
  Musical Meridians  
  This presentation by Theodore Levin (Dartmouth College) explores musical connections old and new among the peoples of Central Eurasia and its borderlands.

Monday, November 2, 4:30 pm 
  Exhibit: Along the Silk Roads  
  Along the Silk Roads  
  Large-format color and black-and-white photographs by two master photographers will act as touchstones for audiences to experience and appreciate the complex mixture of ancient and modern realities of the Silk Roads, which linked the civilizations and cultures of China, Central Asia, West Asia, and Europe for much of premodern history, beginning around 100 BC. Lynn Gilbert’s serene, intimate images of people and domestic interiors are in striking contrast to Didier Vanderperre’s visually dynamic street photography of the bustling, sometimes volatile region of Xinjiang, a terminus of the Silk Road, whose borders on Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Tibet account for its extraordinary diversity and have made it an important crossroads throughout history.  






  Open House    

Undergraduate Open House 

Sunday, November 1, Noon
Dining Hall

Explore Queens College at our Fall Undergraduate Open House. Learn about our 60+ undergraduate programs, campus facilities, clubs, and student life.

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  The Cherry Orchard    

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

November 1–8
Performance Space M11

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  Archaeology and the Bible    

Archaeology and the Bible:
Two Witnesses to Ancient Israel

Wednesday, November 4, 7:30 pm
Rosenthal Library 230

An accomplished archaeologist, Prof. Elizabeth Bloch-Smith (St. Joseph's University) will examine instances where text and artifact agree, where they supplement one another, and where they disagree.

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  Chamber Music  

Chamber Music Live: Four Nations Ensemble

Friday, November 6, 10 am
Lefrak Concert Hall

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  Nicole Kraus    

Evening Reading: Nicole Kraus will read from her work and be interviewed by Leonard Lopate

Tuesday, November 17, 7 pm
LeFrak Concert Hall

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  Patrick Foye    

Business Forum Breakfast:
"Queens: Gateway to the World"

Guest Speaker
Patrick Foye, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York/New Jersey

Friday, November 20, 8 am
Student Union Ballroom

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  Shai Wosner    

Chamber Music Live: Shai Wosner, Piano

Friday, November 20, 10 am
LeFrak Concert Hall

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  Louis Armstrong    

Exhibit: Red Beans and Ricely Yours:
Louis Armstrong and Food

Next to thrilling audiences with his music, Louis Armstrong had one other great pastime--food. It's no surprise that a musician who composed "Struttin' with Some Barbecue" loved to eat and talk about dining.

Louis Armstrong House Museum

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Queens College Athletics

Follow our Knights all November!

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