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New Elective Course: ARTS-250 Design Thinking – Spring 2017


Learn to think and make strategically. Apply your design skills in ways that are truly innovative.

Students interested in creative direction, social innovation, tech entrepreneurship, and solving the world’s big, important problems are encouraged to enroll.

Design Thinking
Wednesdays, 8:10am-12pm in Klapper 107
Fall 2016
Professor Andrew DeRosa

Course Description
This course will explore a variety of research, strategy, and design methods used by industry leaders to create innovative design solutions. Students will use these methods to create their own fully-formed brands to launch new products, services, and experiences based on real insights.

Pre-req: ARTS 241 or consent of instructor:


The Queens Entrepreneurship Fund Wants You!

Are you interested in economic development and business? Have a passion for leadership, entrepreneurship, or social impact?

If so, check us out. We’re a student run social enterprise start-up dedicated to providing consulting, micro-lending, and skill building services to local business owners. We work towards creating competitive training programs that equip college students with the strategic and business skills necessary to consult local entrepreneurs while devising ways to drive economic development from the ground up. We are presently seeking fellow Queens College students to join our team. Whether you’re interested in an internship or a solid leadership role, we can work with you. So contact us, make some friends, and help us make some awesome stuff happen.

Interested? Have any questions? Please contact us:

Quiet Student Study Lounge in Klapper Hall


Looking for a quiet space to study/work on projects in Klapper Hall?

Thanks to the hard work of Paula Costanzo & Richard Carenas (angels of the Art Department), there is a new student lounge on the 5th floor of Klapper Hall.

Check it out!
And thank Paula & Richard next time you see them!



Honors & Scholarships Information Sessions

Thinking of studying abroad after you graduate? Planning on attending graduate school? Or are you a STEM major looking for research/graduate opportunities?

Wednesday, April 6th
Fulbright Information Session
12:15-1:30 pm, Honors Hall Room 17

Learn about fully funded grants for study, research, or English Teaching Assistantships in more than 140 countries. Must be on track to complete Bachelor’s degree by Spring 2017 to compete in next application cycle. All undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the Fulbright Student Program are welcome to attend.

Monday, April 11th
STEM Fellowships Information Session
12:15-1:30 pm, Honors Hall Room 12

There is an array of opportunities for students in the STEM fields. They range from funding for summer research to scholarships for graduate studies. Come to the information session to learn more about the different programs and opportunities!

Monday, April 18th
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
12:15-1:30 pm, Honors Hall Room 17

Every year, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Most importantly, new Fellows join a strong community of current and past Fellows who all share the New American experience. All interested students are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, May 4th
Schwarzman Scholars Information Session
12:15-1:30 pm, Honors Hall Room 12

Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give the best and brightest young leaders from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Those who want to learn more about the scholarship are welcome to attend.


For more information about any of these programs, please contact:
Dr. Moira Egan | 718-997-2863 | Honors Hall Room 23 |

Elliot Cowan in the News!


Elliot Cowan’s The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead is playing this Friday night at the Queens World Film Festival:

It’s also playing at Animation Dingle in Ireland:
and he will be exhibiting some of his work in Los Angeles

It’s also playing at Animation Dingle in Ireland:
Elliot Cowan teaches 2D Animation, Introduction to Digital Animation, Video Editing, & Storyboarding at Queens College.

Interested in having your work published?

Utopia Parkway Literary Journal  is currently accepting fiction, non-fiction, academic writing, poetry, art, and drama scripts to their journal!

Queens College Undergraduates Deadline: March 31, 2016

Email submissions and questions to:

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Ladislav Sutnar Exhibit at Forham University

Ladislav Sutnar: Pioneer of Information Design 1941-60 


October 5 – December 4
Fordham University, Ildiko Butler Gallery, 113 West 60th St. (60th St. and Columbus Ave.), New York. Gallery hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Curated by Patricia Belen & Greg D’Onofrio

For more on the exhibit and Steven Hellers interview with the curators see