With lectures, readings, music, and art exhibitions, 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, 77-acre campus and experience it 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
Every year, as part of our commitment to global education, Queens College will focus on the history and culture of a different nation. For academic 2012-2013, we will concentrate on India, a vibrant, diverse country with a complex history and globally significant economy. Year of India will encompass a wide range of events, from student-sponsored activities on culture, sports, and daily life, to exhibitions, film screenings, and performances. Content-rich presentations will explore India—its society and politics, arts and culture, math and science, religions and economics—as well as its influence in the South Asian region and the world, and its diaspora in the United States.
Art from the Land of the Peacock: Documents of Visual Culture in the Queens College Libraries
November 1, 2012-June 27, 2013
Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library
India's distinctive and diverse artistic traditions are spotlighted in this exhibition drawing upon the collections at QC's Art Library. What began as art produced either to glorify royalty or to embody spiritual expressions of the country's religions continues to reflect India's many rich cultural streams.
Frontiers of Indian Dance
Wednesday, November 7, 12:15 pm
India's rapid sociocultural shifts are reflected in the changing role of dance. Pallabi Chakravorty, dance professor at Swarthmore College, discusses the history and contemporary significance of terpsichorean traditions in a country where reality television, YouTube, music videos, and Bollywood highlight classical and folk styles in new ways.
Representing South Asia on Film
Fear of Flying & Lingering Twenty
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 4:30 pm
Satadru Sen of the Queens College History Department introduces two short films that share the theme of life under the threat of state violence.