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Lecture: The Etymologies of Identity

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Rosenthal Library – Room 300i 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Presented by ARIA, The Association to Reunite Italian Americans at Queens College

Prof. Nicola Lucchi, Lecturer in the Department of European Languages and Literatures, will discuss Margherita Sarfatti’s 1937 travelogue. In particular, he will illustrate how Sarfatti, a major Italian intellectual and, at one point, Mussolini’s lover, considered the Italian American linguistic identity as an antidote to ideas of racial purity. This event is co-sponsored by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

Light refreshments will be served
For more information: A. de Luise, 718-997-3748
Prof. Lucchi’s current exhibition, Futurismo! The Italian Avant-Garde and its Cultural Impact, is currently on display in the Rosenthal Library Rotunda.

Civil Rights Lecture with Mark Levy, QC ’64

“The American Civil Rights Movement: Freedom Summer 1964 and Beyond.”

The Comparative Literature Department invites you to The Literature and Human Rights Lecture Series. Today’s speaker is Mark Levy, who participated in the Freedom Summer movement, taught in QC’s SEEK Program, and has written extensively on civil rights and education. Join us for a lecture that reminds us that “the movement for justice is not over.” 

Tuesday, October 22, 12:15-1:30 PM. Rosenthal Library, President’s Conference Room #2.

Workshop: An Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Queens College Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning are getting a head start on Open Access Week! On Thursday, October 17 at 4 PM, join Leila Walker, Emerging Technologies and Digital Scholarship Librarian, and Nancy Foasberg, Associate Professor and Humanities Librarian, to learn about Open Educational Resources. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is in Rosenthal Room 227, on Level 2 of the library.

For more information email Rob Garfield at rob.garfield@qc.cuny.edu or visit http://ctl.qc.cuny.edu/faculty-speaker-series-oer/

Music Library Book Sale

The Queens College Music Library will hold a book sale October 30 between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm in the Atrium of the Aaron Copland School of Music. You’ll find books on music, scores, and recordings (CDs, DVDs, LPs, Cassettes, VHS tapes, etc.) Hard-cover books and scores will be $3.00, soft-cover $2.00, and recordings will be $.50 per LP/cassette, $1.00 per CD, $2.00 per DVD, and $.50 per VHS tape.
 
All proceeds fund the purchase of new books, scores, and recordings. Items in the sale are donations to the Music Library. Contact the Music Library at 718.997.3900 for additional details, or to donate materials. Please note that we are no longer able to accept donations of LPs.

CFP: OER Faculty Fellowship

The Queens College Libraries and Center for Teaching and Learning welcome applications to the Open Educational Resources Faculty Fellowship, now in its second year.

To apply, visit https://forms.gle/Gj8KyE4Q1UEqhvrG8.

Deadline: September 27

About

Faculty Fellows will help Queens College students succeed by reducing the financial burden of high-cost textbooks and generating high-quality alternatives that are up-to-date, accessible, innovative, and pedagogically responsible.

The Queens College Libraries and Center for Teaching and Learning will help fellows find, create, evaluate, and implement zero-cost and/or open materials for a course that will run in spring 2020.

For more information about how open educational resources help our students, visit https://qc-cuny.libguides.com/oer-ztc.

Fellowship Requirements

Both full-time and part-time faculty are eligible for the fellowship. Applicants must clear their participation with their department chair prior to applying.

Faculty fellows commit to:

  • Actively participating in 4 training workshops in Fall 2019 (October 18, November 1 and 22, and December 6, at noon)
  • Developing a fully OER or ZTC course (materials due January 12, 2020)
  • Teaching at least one section of the OER or ZTC course in Spring 2020
  • Submitting course materials to our institutional repository, CUNY Academic Works.
  • Writing a brief (200-500 word) end-of-fellowship narrative (due June 14, 2020)

Compensation

Fellows will receive $2,500 in recognition of their labor.

Smaller amounts are available to support faculty adopting courses created through the fellowship, or to recognize the labor of student or faculty partners, on a case-by-case basis.

To apply, visit https://forms.gle/Gj8KyE4Q1UEqhvrG8.

Questions? Contact Leila Walker at lwalker@qc.cuny.edu.

Makerspace: ‘Busy’ is Our Middle Name!

The QC Makerspace is off to a roaring start this semester. The Makerspace is part of a 5 year, multimillion dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to incorporate its project-based learning into QC’s STEM classes, in order to improve undergraduate interest and retention in STEM programs. Congratulations to Head of Makerspace Nick Normal and his co-recipients!

The Makerspace also has a new team member, Student Aide Piphat “Filmy” Cheng. Filmy is in his final year studying graduate- level Photonics (Applied Physics), and is also a remarkable photographer.

All of us at the library welcome Filmy, and look forward to a great semester of new projects and events in the Makerspace. Stop by Rosenthal 101 and learn more!

 

Special Collections and Archives in the News

Annie Tummino and Rachel Kahn of QC Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives have published an article in The Academic Archivist, the blog of the College and University Archives Section of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). “Campus Unrest at 50: Commemorating the Legacy of Dissent at Queens College” is a wonderful introduction to the history and impact of student activism at Queens College in the 1960s, and a behind-the-scenes look at how the current exhibition is informing scholarship and instruction today. The exhibition is on view in Rosenthal Library through December 15, 2019, next to the Tanenbaum Room on Level 3.