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September 2019

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

September 20, 2019

  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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

Service Learning Internship Presentations

December 11, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Q-Side Lounge

Please join us for the Urban and Environmental Studies Service Learning end-of-semester presentations on Dec 11 from 12:15-1:30 pm in the Q-Side Lounge. Current Service Learning students (URBST 370 and 372) will give presentations on their semester projects and their internship experiences, so this is a great opportunity to learn about our program. Drinks and food will be served.​

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Midnight Run Winter Donation Drive

December 12, 2019
Powdermaker Room 250

Please donate by noon on Thursday, December 12th in the Urban Studies Department, Powdermaker 250.

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February 2020

Queens Borough President Candidate Forum

February 24, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Queens is having a special election for Borough President on March 24, 2020. Please join us to meet the candidates on Monday, February 24th at 12:30 pm in the Campbell Dome. Anthony Miranda, Liz Crowley, Donovan Richards, and Costa Constantinides will attend. Free pizza provided.

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Broken Harmony: Film Screening and Discussion

February 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rosenthal Library, President’s Conference Room 2, Queens College

Please join the Department of Urban Studies for a screening and discussion of Broken Harmony: China's Dissidents.

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May 2020

Hagedorn Awards – 2020

May 4, 2020 - May 14, 2020

The Department of Urban Studies awards up to $1,500 to Urban, Labor and Environmental Studies Majors who are among the first generation in their family to attend a four-year college in the United States. Click here for application! Hagedorn Award for First Generation College Students More info:                                                                      Eligibility: Student is among the first generation in their family to attend a four-year college in the United States. If your parent(s) or caregivers attended college in a country other than the United…

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