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March 2019

March 20, 2019: Applying a Systems Approach to the Legacy of Lead in Soil

March 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Remsen Hall 311
Free

APPLYING A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO THE LEGACY OF LEAD IN SOIL   Sara Perl Egendorf, PhD Candidate in Earth & Environmental Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center, Advanced Science Research Center, Brooklyn College Urban Soil Lab   Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019   Time: 3:00 PM   Commoner Center Conference Room Remsen Hall, Room 311  

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April 2019

The Green New Deal and New York City

April 10 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Kiely Hall 270
Free

Speakers will address the movement for climate justice, the federal Green New Deal resolution, NYC legislation to reduce GHG emissions from large buildings, and the proposed New York State Climate and Community Protection Act. Costa Constantinides Costa Constantinides represents the New York City Council’s 22nd District, which includes his native Astoria along with parts of Jackson Heights, Woodside, and East Elmhurst. He serves as chair of the Council’s Environmental Protection Committee and sits on four additional committees: Parks, Transportation, For-Hire Vehicles, and Land Use, as well as the sub-committee…

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Hagedorn Awards for First Generation College Students

April 29 @ 5:00 pm

The Department of Urban Studies awards one-time awards of $1,500 to Urban and Environmental Studies Majors who are among the first generation in their family to attend a four-year college in the United States. Students whose parents attended college in a country other than the United States ARE eligible for this award.                              Click here for Application!!!!        Deadline: April 29, 2019. Please email application to jeanne.chan@qc.cuny.edu         Students must have junior standing or higher and must have already declared an…

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May 2019

Video of The Green New Deal and New York City panel

May 7

On April 10, 2019, the Urban Studies department hosted a panel discussion with four prominent speakers (bios below) who addressed the movement for climate justice, the federal Green New Deal resolution, NYC legislation to reduce GHG emissions from large buildings, and the proposed New York State Climate and Community Protection Act. Here is the video of the panel discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rmrz_yNrzs&feature=youtu.be Speakers: Costa Constantinides Costa Constantinides represents the New York City Council’s 22nd District, which includes his native Astoria along with…

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Service Learning Internships Poster Session!

May 8 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Urban and Environmental Studies Internship Students present their semester projects! Wednesday May 8, 2019 @ 12:15-1:30 Student Union, Room 403 Refreshments will be served!  

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September 2019

Queens College Urban Studies at the NYC Climate Strike on September 20, 2019

September 20

  Professor Natalie Bump Vena, Professor Christina Kosmidis, and Valeria Cruz at the Climate Strike. Photo by Professor Do Lee. Peter Kayasta also marched and took this photo of a young activist:    

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October 2019

The Future of New York from the Perspective of a “New” State Senator

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Powdermaker Hall Rm 115

State Senator John Liu represents the 11th District in Queens and serves as chairperson of the New York City Education Committee. He joined the State Senate in a “game-changing” election in 2018. From 2010-2013 he was the New York City Comptroller and also served as a member of the New York City Council from 2002 to 2009, the first Asian-American to ever serve on the Council. He is uniquely qualified to discuss how this “New” State Senate has changed and may continue…

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Referendum on the November 2019 Ballot: Amendments to the NYC Charter

October 18 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Kiely Hall 250

Join Professor James Vacca, who served on the NYC Charter Commission 2019, to learn about  issues as varied as elections and land use that will appear on YOUR November ballot!

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November 2019

Urban Studies Open House

November 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Kiely Hall 270

Please join the Department of Urban Studies to meet new faculty, to learn more about the major, and to find out what doors our field opens! The Open House will include: Overview of Accelerated MA in Urban Affairs and new minor in Urban Planning Introduction to CityLab and the Office of Community Studies Announcements about new spring courses on Sunnyside Yards, Blacks and Criminal Justice, and Planning & Politics Insights from Recent Alum Reshad Hai about his job at the…

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Make Trash, Not Compost: Lawn & Leaf Bag Giveaway

November 6 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Powdermaker Hall Lawn

Learn about organics collection and recycling! And pick up a free lawn & leaf bag, while you're at it!

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