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Contemporary artists' books, while referencing the formal structure of the book in any of its formats (codex, fold-out, etc.), are unique and varied works of art produced as one-of-a-kind or in limited editions solely as articulations of artistic self-expression. These books are created by artists experimenting in traditional as well as alternative techniques of image and word to produce distinctive and unusual book objects. Several are simply silly, while others offer subtle or trenchant social commentary; some are elaborate and sophisticated, whereas others speak to profound, sometimes spiritual themes. All are individually memorable.

The artworks in the exhibition have been generously loaned by the Queens College Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives, which manages a growing collection of these unconventional works of book art conceived by local and nationally recognized artists. The books do not circulate; they can be viewed by appointment.

Presented by the Queens College Art Library as part of the Barham Rotunda Gallery 2017–18 Exhibition Program. Curated by Sevastoula Kasparian, Suzanna Simor, and Paul Remeczki, with assistance from Daniel Brenner, Donna Schultz, and Thomas O'Malley.

Korea: Politically Apart but Culturally Akin

Resources for Research in the Queens College Libraries

The Korean peninsula is a relatively small but strategically located land at the crossroads of northeast Asia, surrounded on three sides by water. Equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities, it has emerged from the shadows as a country bursting with splendor. Despite being known as the “Land of the Morning Calm,” it has endured turbulent invasions by many empires, and a political split into North and South Korea, still united by one language but divided in so many ways. It is nevertheless a country steeped in rich traditions and culture. The essence of Korean culture is based on Confucian notions of harmony and order, and the beauty of its art and architecture lies in its simplicity and an extraordinary feeling of synchronization with nature. Korea of today is a nation in which traditional arts, as well as pop music, film, and drama, are celebrated markers of global culture. Traditional beliefs stand alongside a contemporary outlook, making for a rich mosaic in both land and culture.

Curated by Mary Glynn, Sevastoula Kasparian, Monica Montana, Maria Karlberg Levin, Paul Remeczki, Suzanna Simor, Donna Schultz, Catherine De La Cruz, Janeisha Farquharsen, and Thomas O Malley.

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! — Selected Materials From Presidential Elections

In this electoral season, the Rosenthal Library Rotunda exhibit VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! recalls past presidential elections, candidates famed or forgotten, the hopes and passions of the time, and the importance of voting. This is a random selection of flyers, buttons, newspapers, and magazine covers. It reflects what was available to the collector at the time, and therefore unbalanced. There is more material on some candidates than others. Included in the display are flyers and buttons for independent candidates such as George Wallace (American Independent, 1968), Dick Gregory (Peace and Freedom Party, 1968), John Anderson (Independent, 1980), Ross Perot (Independent, 1992; Reform, 1996), and Queens College Professor Barry Commoner (Citizens Party, 1980). Personal attacks against JFK (religion), Lady Bird Johnson and LBJ (sudden wealth and a stolen election), Dukakis (liberal on crime), remind us of the long tradition of negative campaigning. Over the years, as TV ads and direct mailings increased, flyers and buttons became harder to come by.

The materials on display are from the collections of Hratch Zadoian (Political Science). The exhibit is curated by Hratch Zadoian and Mary Glynn (Library).


Selected Resources Drawn from the Queens College Libraries

Learn the facts about our current global environmental crisis.
Be inspired to rethink your relationship to the planet.

This Fall, New York City will witness one of the largest mobilizations of recent decades. On September 21st people from all over the country will gather in Manhattan to demand immediate actions of world leaders participating here in an historic UN summit on climate change. This particular event, named “The People's Climate March,” is stimulating the growth of a worldwide movement with a shared cause: the demand for economies in harmony with our planetary resources and the implementation of immediate actions that lessen the impacts of climate change. Experts have been forewarning about the consequences of our civilization's development for more than sixty years, but present-day events leave us no more time for warnings. What we know now is that our current trends of growth are critically affecting the balance and stability of the ecosystems that sustain life on our planet, home to millions of species, including our own.

This installation is intended to provide a better understanding of our current global environmental crisis by presenting some of the works that have inspired many people around the world to embrace and promote sustainable ways of living. The titles presented range in subject from environmental sciences to deep ecology to poetry, including a selection of documentaries running over the course of the exhibition.

Installation by Francisco Karmelic / Social Practice Queens, Art Department, with contributions by Prof. Gregory Sholette and Prof. Maureen Connor. Co-sponsored by Earth and Environmental Sciences, Urban Studies, and Political Science Departments and the Environmental Studies Program.

STUDENT MADE: cross-disciplinary creativity at Queens College

The display samples inventiveness and creativity of current Queens College students, undergraduate and graduate, across disciplines from the sciences to the arts. Exhibits highlight the students' original ideas and realizations in a diversity of media ranging from visual to non-visual, static to non-static. Participants include Elena Akulova, Dana Amrami, Alicia Barrientos, Marti Breskin, Daniella Chaim, Yves Cloraec, Stephanie Davis, Rosanne Ebner, Rachel Harris, Yingying Lin, Brian Matta, Lauren Nickou, Benjamin Reissman, Rabia Sohail, Mclane Teitel, Nathan Tschetter, Aron Weinberg, Sara Wertenteil, Mirana Zuger, and students in a Freshman Year Initiative (FYI) Community, Fall 2013.

Curated by Suzanna Simor, Alexandra Small, and Alexandra de Luise. With contributions by Terry Kattleman, Brian Matta, Rebecca Rushfield, Sevastoula Kasparian, and Donna Shultz.


At the end of World War II, U.S. troops sweeping through Germany discovered evidence of unspeakable crimes against humanity. This traveling multimedia exhibit tells of the soldiers who liberated western Europe and freed the survivors of Nazi persecution. When Humanity Fails is the first in a series of Afikim Foundation One Soul exhibitions that explore the Holocaust, an ambitious long term project based on the ideals that each person's contribution and good work affect the whole and that positive actions today are essential to encourage an attitude towards humanity which could counter the horrors of the Holocaust. Each exhibit will present historical events that help us consider contemporary lessons. The loan to the Library is funded by a New York City grant.

VITALITY: The Arts of Brazil

From Pre-Columbian Cultures to Contemporary Expressions: Resources for Study in the Queens College Libraries

Presented by Queens College Art Library. Alexandra Lee Small + Suzanna Simor, coordinating curators. Sevastoula Kasparian, Terry Kattleman + Colette Montoya-Humphrey, curators. With contributions by Paul Remeczki + Donna Schultz, the Music Library + Multimedia.

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. The show 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, theater and film. Displays provide insights to connections between the visual and literary arts, and highlight Brazil as a stage for the development of modern architecture.

Ladies From Your Past

The Anthropology Museum of the People of New York and The Armenian Cultural Educational Resource Center Gallery at Queens College cordially invite you to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception for the exhibit Ladies From Your Past on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 7 PM. Place Barham Rotunda, Rosenthal Library, level Three.

THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: What it is and Why it Matters

“The Public Domain is the place we quarry the building blocks of our culture.” (James Boyle, The Public Domain)

Suppose that the great classic works of literature, art and music were yours, to use however you liked. You could create sequels, enact performances, combine them with other works, translate them into a different medium, or share them with the world.

With the public domain, you can! The public domain consists of all those works that are not restricted by copyright — works whose term has expired, works created by the federal government, or works dedicated to the public by their authors.

This exhibit focuses on the uses of the public domain, the wealth of material it contains, and the dangers of its erosion.

In Celebration of a Library Legend, David Cohen: A Pioneer in Multicultural Education and Intellectual Freedom

April 7, 2010 to August 31, 2010

Queens College Libraries' latest exhibit traces the illustrious and productive career of Professor David Cohen, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. For more than seven decades, Professor Cohen was a pioneer in the fields of multicultural librarianship and intellectual freedom. He advocated for the building of multiethnic collections in libraries and encouraged publication by culturally diverse authors. Professor Cohen has received numerous awards, including the New York Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Award (1986) and the American Library Association's highest honor, honorary membership. ALA also created the prestigious David Cohen/Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) Award to recognize individuals for notable work in multiculturalism and libraries. Professor Cohen's other achievements include serving as the vibrant and creative Executive Director of the Friends of the Queens College Library and, along with Professor William Green (English), helping to found the post of Queens Poet Laureate.

Come celebrate the legacy of our dear friend and colleague, Dave Cohen, by viewing an assortment of media commemorating a life dedicated to the American ideal of freedom of expression.

Perspectives of New York City: Drawings Exhibit

We invite you to see the Joseph LoGuirato's Perspectives of New York City: Drawings, on exhibit in the Library's Barham Rotunda December 2009 through March 2010. Focusing on New York's rich architectural heritage, Mr. LoGuirato has created a series of detailed pencil drawings on gessoed wood panels of many well-known city landmarks, including the New York Public Library's Jefferson Market Branch, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and many others.

The artist has had four one-person exhibits and participated in many group shows, including Bayside Historical Society's Celebration of the Arts. Mr. LoGuirato is the Art Director for the Office of Communication at Brooklyn College and an adjunct professor in the Art and Advertising Design Department of NYCCT. The exhibit will be on view from December 2009 until March 2010.

Queens College Civil Rights Activism Exhibit

August 2009 to November 2009

We invite you to see the remarkable Civil Rights Activism Exhibit now on view in the Barham Rotunda, curated by Professor Benjamin Alexander (GSLIS), with the assistance of his graduate students. We are honored to display a wealth of archival material ranging from posters, news clippings, student's handwritten essays, buttons, photographs, record jackets, letters, and more memorabilia donated by Mark Levy, a 1964 Queens College alum. Levy, a civil rights activist during the 1964 Freedom Summer along with slain civil rights worker, Queens College student Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner, was co-director and teacher of the Meridian Freedom School in Mississippi. The exhibit is on view until mid-October 2009.

Lucy Janjigian: Uprooted

April 7 to May 18

The Rosenthal Library is pleased and honored to exhibit the work of distinguished artist Lucy Janjigian, whose work from her series Uprooted depicts the horrors of genocide.

Re:Rebus (Non Verbis Sed Rebus!): Selections from Queens College Art Library Special Collections

March 9 to April 7, 2009

Rebuses received notoriety from the puzzles composed by French clerks at carnivals for satirical current event commentary. Voltaire was said to have exchanged rebuses with Frederick the Great. At MoMA artist Vik Muniz created a rebus for his participation in the Artist Choice program, where artists are asked to function as curators selecting works from their permanent collection.

In approaching rebuses as a means of communicating with other visually-curious people Re:Rebus is curator Tara Mathison's response to Muniz's MoMA Rebus, using the permanent special collection of the Queens College Art Library.

A Celebration of the Life and Works of William Saroyan on the Centennial of his Birth

December 3, 2008 to February 24, 2009

Author of “The Time Of Your Life” and “The Human Comedy” among countless other works, Saroyan is and has been for generations a shining talent for Americans and Armenians throughout the world. Curated by Margaret C. Tellalian-Kyrkostas, Director of The Anthropology Museum of the People of New York and the Armenian Cultural Educational Center Gallery.

Mother and Daughter: The Related Visions of Barbara and Wendy Moscow

October 17 to November 23, 2008

This exhibit features two Queens-based artists, Barbara Moscow and her daughter Wendy Moscow. Barbara's collages and mixed media work contain African or Far Eastern motifs and jewel-like dreamscapes created in fabric and hand-made papers.

Wendy's drawings contain a filigree of images derived from the natural world, as well as having been inspired by Earth-based spiritualities. Her photographs, while reflecting these same concerns, are also political, as in her 1980 documentary series, “Mourning, Rage and Defiance: The Women's Pentagon Action.”

Jean Huffman Wong's Maurice Sendak Collection

May 1 to September 30, 2008

An exhibit of materials collected by Jean Huffman Wong related to illustrator Maurice Sendak, supplemented by holdings from the Rosenthal Library's Juvenile Literature Collection.

Curated by Prof. Suzanne Li.

Celebrate 70 Years! 1937–2007 Queens College

March 1 to April 6, 2008

An Exhibit on the Occasion of the 4th Queens History Conference 10/13/07 at Queens College and the 70th Anniversary of Queens College

Prepared by Stephen Barto and Kuanhua Huang, Queens College Archives

Assisted by Sydney Lefkoe and Ellen Rondot, “Voices of Old Technology”

Black History Month: Eyes on Zora!

February 1–29, 2008

An Exhibit Celebrating the Life, Work, and Times of Zora Neale Hurston

Curated by Michael Miller, Lisa Flanzraich, and Noel Agnew

Book Discussions: Feb. 20, 25, 27

Celebrate 70 Years! 1937–2007 Queens College

December 26, 2007 to January 30, 2008

An Exhibit on the Occasion of the 4th Queens History Conference 10/13/07 at Queens College and the 70th Anniversary of Queens College

Prepared by Stephen Barto and Kuanhua Huang, Queens College Archives

Assisted by Sydney Lefkoe and Ellen Rondot, “Voices of Old Technology”

Books out of Print: Artwork by Art Educators

December 13–20, 2007

Exhibition of books written and illustrated on the theme “Ethics through Animal Imagery” by students in Prof. Rikki Asher's graduate course Classroom Methods in Printmaking.

Reception: Thursday, December 13, 5:30 to 7:00PM

Treasures in Facsimile: From the Collections of the Queens College Libraries

Dedicated to the late Professor Richard Wall

October 10 to December 4, 2007

The Urban Red-Tailed Hawk: Photographs of Queens hawks by Jeffrey Kollbrunner

June 11 to August 31, 2007

The Annual Poetry Fest

Thursday, November 9, 2006, 3:00PM

Eight poets will read from their published work.

An Abundance of Devils

Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 3:00PM

Dr. Robert Weller's lecture on his new novel.

In Her Own Hand: Operas Composed by Women, 1625–1913

April 1 to June 30 2006

Curator: April James

Poetry Fest

November 17, 2005, Thursday, 3:00PM–5:00PM

Flushing, 1806: Historical Archaelogy in Early 19th-Century Queens

Library Hours, through June 30, 2005

Prof. James Moore, Dept. on Anthropology, Curator

Black American Women Contributors to the Civil Rights Movement and College Students' Contribution to Voter Registration

Library Hours, February 2005

Dorothy C. Lewis, Curator

Black History—Local Stories of Struggle, Accomplishment and Contrast

2nd floor Rosenthal Library Display cases, outside the Auditorium, Room 230, and separate case to right of main Rotunda cases

Library Hours, February 2005

Syd Lefkoe, Curator

The Queens College Library Salutes Alice Walker

Barham Rotunda, Rosenthal Library—separate case to left of main Rotunda cases

Books by Alice Walker; bibliography

Library Hours, February 2005

Dick Wall, Curator

Through December 23, 2004

Queens in Flight: From Balloons to Seaplanes to Space Shuttles

An exhibit by “Voices of Old Technology—A Museum in the Making”

Syd Lefkoe, Curator

May 3 to June 19, 2003

Signs of Jewish New York: In Celebration of the 350th Year of the First Jewish Arrivals in New Amsterdam

Theodore Cohen, M.D. and Leo Hershkowitz, Curators

March 15 to April 30, 2003

Centennial Celebration of George Balanchine

David Cohen/Friends of the Queens College Library, Coordinator

Related Program: Sunday, April 18, 2004, 3:00PM, Lefrak Concert Hall, Aaron Copland School of Music

A program of music and dance with guest speaker Nancy Goldner, author and dance critic.

February 2 to March 14, 2003


Photographs and texts: Unseen members of our working community, sponsored by the Bread and Roses Cultural Project

Nathalis Wamba (LEAP Program), Exhibit Coordinator

March 1–31, 2000

Homer Guerra: Landscapes (Paintings & Prints)

Reception: Wednesday, March 8, 2000, 5:00–7:00PM

Friends of the Library Archived Events

Spring Book Sale

May 3–3, 2010, 9AM to 5PM

Special Event on composer Victor Herbert

Sunday, April 26, 2009, 3:00PM, Choral Room, Aaron Copland School of Music

Special event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Victor Herbert's birth. Herbert was the famous composer of “Kiss Me Again”, “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life”, and many other well known hits.

Spring Book Sale

April 20–23, 2009, 9AM to 5PM

Fall Book Sale

November 17–20, 2005, 9AM to 5PM

A Tour of Tishrei: The Jewish New Year

Through October 31, 2005

Curator: Rabbi Shaul Wertheimer, Chabad of Queens College

Centennial Celebration of Marc Blitzstein

March 6, 2005, Sunday (Music School Choral Rm. 264)

Courtesy of Dr. Jonathan Irving

Culture & Politics: Beyond the Post-Modern

March 16, 2005, Wednesday, 12PM–2PM (5th fl. Rosenthal President's Rm #2)

Prof. Peter Carravetta, European Languages & Literature Dept., Q.C.

Celebrating the Centennial of Lillian Hellman, Playwrite Extraordinaire

April 10, 2005, Sunday (Music School Choral Rm. 264)

With sections from Candide by Leonard Bernstein in collaboration with Jonathan Irving, Music School.

Talk by Prof. Glenda Frank of FIT.

Spring Book Sale

April 11–14, 2005, Monday-Thursday, 9AM–5PM (Rosenthal Library)

Youth Information Seeking Behavior: Theories, Models & Issues

April 13, 2005, Wednesday, 12PM–2PM (5th fl. Rosenthal President's Rm #2)

Prof. Mary A. Chelton, Q.C. Library School, co-editor.

Ireland and Postcolonial Theory

May 11, 2005, Wednesday, 12PM–2PM (5th fl. Rosenthal President's Rm #2)

Prof. Clare Carroll, Dept. of Comp. Lit.

Dicken's Fiction: Tapestries on Conscience

February 16, 2005, Wednesday (5th fl. Rosenthal President's Rm #2)

Prof. Emeritus Stanley Friedman (formerly Eng Dept. QC).

Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Jewish Life in America

December 6, 2004, Monday, 12:30PM (5th fl. Rosenthal President's Rm #2)

Prof. Leo Hershkowitz, Hist. Dept.

4th Poetry Fest of Queens College

November 17, 2004, Wednesday, 3:30PM (5th fl. Rosenthal President's Rm #2)

Poet Laureates are being invited plus many other poets of Queens

Ali J. Ahmed, Peter Carravetta, Mari-Lise Gazarian, George Held, Kimiko Hahn, Hal Sirowitz, Stephen Stepanchev and Maria Terrone

Fall Book Sale

November 15–18, 2004, Monday-Thursday, 9AM–5PM (Rosenthal Library)

What it means to be a poet in Queens

October 20, 2004, Wednesday, 12:30PM (5th fl. Rosenthal President's Rm #2)

Ishle Yi Park, Poet Laureate of Queens (#3) will read some of her special poetry

How a Jew Found the American Dream

September 14, 2004, Tuesday, 12:30PM–2:00PM (5th fl. Rosenthal President's Rm #2)

Natalie Green Giles, author of Songa's Story

Significant Elements in the Operation of the Christian Science Church

May 5, 2004, Wednesday, 12:30PM

Prof. Rolf Swensen

Spring Book Sale

April 19–22, 2004, Monday-Thursday, 9AM–5PM PLUS Sunday, April 25th, Noon to 5PM

Centennial of George Balanchine

April 18–25, 2004

Celebrate the centennial of George Balanchine in the LeFrak Concert Hall with music and dance, Sunday, April 18, at 3PM. Dance critic Nancy Goldner will speak.

Special program in collaboration with the School of Music

Loss: The Politics of Mourning

March 9, 2004, Tuesday, 12:30PM

Prof. David Kazanjian will discuss the book he edited, and his essay Between Genocide and Catastrophe, Mourning Remains.

Mismatch: The Growing Gulf Between Women and Men

February 11, 2004, Wednesday, 12:30PM

Prof. Andrew Hacker will discuss his new book

Caught in the Crossfire

December 10, 2003, Wednesday, 12:30PM

Prof. Ammiel Alcalay will discuss the film on Arab-Americans in wartime.

Fall Book Sale

November 17–20, 2003, Monday-Thursday, 9AM–5PM

Third Poetry Fest at Queens College

November 13, 2003, Thursday, 3:30PM

Poets of the past will be back along with some new names.

The Life of Mary Baker Eddy

November 10, 2003, Monday, 4:00PM–6:00PM

Jews in Colonial New York

October 14, 2003, Tuesday, 12:30PM

Prof. Leo Hershkowitz will speak, with special focus on the story of Abigail Franks.

Spring Book Sale

April 7–10, 2003, Monday to Thursday, 9:00AM–5:00PM, foyer of the Rosenthal Library

Bing Crosby, the Early Years, 1903–1940

Sunday, April 6, 2003, 3PM, Choral Room, Aaron Copland School of Music.

Centennial Celebration for Bing Crosby, eminent popular singer with “a pocketfull of dreams”, Speaker, Gary Giddins of the Village Voice and author of Bing Crosby, the Early Years, 1903–1940

Concert under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Irving, Assistant to the Director, Music School.

Centennial celebration for Lewis Allan, Composer of “Strange Fruit”

Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 2PM, Choral Room, Music School, 2PM

Speaker, Dr. Nancy Baker, Musicologist (Boston University).

Music by Leonard Lehrman in collaboration with Prof. Jonathan Irving, Aaron Copland Music School

Archival Research & the Jews in New York City

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 12:30–2PM, President's Room #2, 5th fl., Rosenthal Library

Prof. Leo Hershkowitz, Q.C. Dept. of History

The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America

Wednesday, November 13, 2002, 12:30–2PM, President's Rm. #2, 5th fl. Rosenthal Library

What new ideas, intellectual and otherwise came from John Dewey, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William James and Charles S. Pierce (since the end of the Civil War).

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Prof. Louis Menand, Graduate Center Eng. Dept.

Second Poetry Fest on the Queens College Campus

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 3:30PM, President's Rm.#2, 5th fl. Rosenthal Library.

Hal Sirowitz, Poet Laureate of Queens; Steven Stepanchev, former Poet Laureate of Queens.

Many other poets will be invited TBA.

Fall Book Sale

November 18–21, 2002, Monday to Thursday, 9:00AM–5:00PM, foyer of the Rosenthal Library

National Library Week

Sunday, April 14, 2002 2:00–4:00PM, Aaron Copland Music School, Choral Room.

The Centennial Celebration of Langston Hughes, poet and playwright. Co-sponsored by the Colden Center and Aaron Copland Music School.

Spring Bookfair

April 12–18, 2002, Monday to Thursday, 9:00AM–5:00PM, foyer of the Rosenthal Library

From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States

Wednesday, February 13, 2002 12:30 to 2:00 PM, Rosenthal President's Room No. 2 (5th floor)

A lecture by Ben Chitty

Priscilla Murolo and A.B. Chitty have created an engrossing, comprehensive history of labor in the United States, capturing the full sweep of working people's struggles, from indentured servants in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake to high-tech workers in contemporary Silicon Valley.

Written with great narrative force, From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend surveys the historic efforts and sacrifices that working people made to win the rights we take for granted today: basic health and safety standards in the workplace, fair on-the-job treatment for men and women, the minimum wage, and even the weekend itself.

A.B. Chitty works as a librarian systems officer at Queens College of the City University of New York and is active in Vietnam Veterans Against the War. He lives with his wife, Priscilla Murolo, in Yonkers, New York.

Fall Bookfair

November 12–15, 2001, Monday to Thursday, 9:00AM–5:00PM, foyer of the Rosenthal Library

The Remaking of an American, Elizabeth Banks

Monday, November 12, 2001 12:30–2:00PM, Rosenthal President's Room No. 2 (5th floor)

Dr. Jane S. Gabin, Assistant Director of Admissions at Chapel Hill, NC and QC Alumna '71, will speak on the extraordinary career of an American journalist working in London on Fleet Street. Dr. Gabin wrote the introduction to the book.

Queens College Poetry Festival

Tuesday, October 16, 2001, 3:15PM, Rosenthal President's Room No. 2 (5th floor)

  • Poet Laureate #2—Hal Sirowitz
  • Poet Laureate #1—Stephen Stepanchev
  • Peter Carravetta, European Languages & Literature Department
  • Nicole Cooley, English Department
  • Marie-Lise Gazarian, St. Johns University
  • Pierre Gazarian, poet
  • Kimiko Hahn, English Department
  • George Held, English Department, Retired

Others to be invited.

Amitav Ghosh

Monday, April 23, 2001, 1PM, Rosenthal's President's Room No. 2 (5th floor)

Distinguished Professsor Amitav Ghosh, (Comparative Literature and Anthropology) will speak on his roles as novelist and professor.

Book Sale

April 2–5, 9AM–5PM

Main Outer Lobby of Rosenthal Library. Hardcovers $1, Paperbacks 50 cents

The Centennial Celebration of the Birth of Louis Armstrong

Week of April 1–7, 2001

Why Louis Armstrong Is So Well Known Around The World

Sunday, April 1, 2001, 2–4PM, Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music (The Choral Room)

Dr. Joshua Berrett, author of The Louis Armstrong Companion: Eight Decades of Commentary for the Love of Louie (7 min. video)

Music of Louis Armstrong introduced by Jonathan Irving, Asst. Director of the Music School, with the Queens College Jazz Ensemble led by Michael Mossman, Conductor

A Bird's Eye View of the World in a New Millenium

Thursday, March 15, 2001, 12:30PM, Rosenthal President's Room No. 2 (5th floor)

Professor Thomas E. Bird of the European Languages and Literature Department

Asian Americans' Oral Histories

Wednesday, February 14, 2001, 12:30PM, Rosenthal President's Room No. 1 (5th floor)

Dr. Joann Lee, head of the Journalism Department and Faculty Advisor to the Queens World

Dignity and Despair

Lecture by Professor of History Marion Kaplan on her award-winning book on Jewish Life in Nazi Germany.

Thursday, November 16,2000, 12:30–2:00PM, President's Room No. 2 (5th floor)

Library Book Sale

Monday, November 13, 2000, and Thursday, November 16, 2000, Third Floor Lobby

Procession: Documenting Migration and Immigration in Queens

Wednesday, October 18, 2000, 3PM, President's Room No. 2 (5th floor)

Discussion by Dr. Rikki Asher, Coordinator of Art Education on the mural in the 2nd floor of the Rosenthal Library.

Weill's Impact on America

Sunday, April 16, 2000, 3PM, Music Building, Choral Room

A Lecture by Foster Hirsch, author of an upcoming book on Kurt Weill

Songs of Lotte Lenya performed by Lynne Charnay with Accompanist Mitch Margold.

Technology's Big Surprise: The Future Might Be Behind Us

Tuesday, April 11, 2000, 4 PM, Rosenthal 230

Lecture by Dr Edward Tenner, Princeton University (open to the public) Followed by reception for library donors at 5PM (by invitation)

Library Book Sale

Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14, Third Floor Lobby

Kurt Weill: In Berlin and On Broadway

Monday, April 10 to Friday, June 9, 2000

A Centenary Tribute to the Composer. Exhibit Cases—Third Floor Rotunda

National Library Week

Sunday, April 9 to Sunday, April 16, 2000

Poetry Readings

Wednesday, April 5, 2000, 3:00PM–4:30PM, Choral Room, Aaron Copland School of Music

Featuring Professor Kimiko Hahn (English), Professor Peter Carraveta (European Languages and Literature), Professor Stephen Stepanchev, Poet Laureate of Queens (English, retired), Mrs. Marie Ponsot (English, retired)

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the occasion is to celebrate the selection of Kimiko Hahn and Marie Ponsot for the Poetry Poster issued by the Academy of American Poets.

The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Deliriums and Discovery

Tuesday, March 14, 2000, 12:30PM–2:00PM, Staff Lounge (DH)

Professor Amitav Ghosh of Comparative Literature will speak on his role as a novelist while teaching Anthropology and Comparative Literature


Music Library Events

Exhibit in Three Movements

Sketches — A Musician's Hand


This exhibit explores the many connotations of the word “sketch” and its varied intersections with the field of music, including the seeds of musical ideas put to paper, short descriptive compositions, and the visual arts of drawing and painting.

The Music Building at 20 and Other Milestones


The 2011–2012 school year is one of exciting milestones for the Aaron Copland School of Music. This exhibit reflects back on the twentieth anniversary of the Music Building, the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the Aaron Copland School of Music, and Professor Emeritus Joel Mandelbaum's fiftieth year on the faculty at Queens College.

Louis Armstrong — Citizen of Queens, Citizen of the World

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong lived in Corona from 1943 until his death, and embraced the neighborhood and the people in it. He also took same warmth and kindness on his travels, earning him the nickname “Ambassador Satch”. This exhibit takes a cursory glance at his life in Corona and his travels abroad.

Aaron Copland School of Music: Past, Present, and Future

The inaugural exhibit of the Queens College Music Library, showcasing various aspects of the rich history of the Aaron Copland School of Music, “Past, Present, and Future” includes materials from the Music Library collection as well as photographs, rare books and scores, archival materials, and other artifacts from the history of the department. This catalog provides a general overview of the exhibit, including images of the exhibit's highlights.


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