Student-led Queens College News Program Seeks Contributors

This is posted on behalf of the student organizers of a new QC news program: I would like to start a QC news show that will air on all of the televisions on campus during Mondays free hour. The show will air about 15-20 minutes with segments concerning, academics, events, athletics, student government etc.
I already spoke with the director of OCT and it is very possible to accomplish this project, we will use the studio in King Hall to record the show. The only thing we need is student involvement. So far I have about 5-8 students who are interested, but in order to make this project successful, we will need a commitment of about 15-20 students. Students can have roles as anchors, reporters, editing, camera work etc. This opportunity will provide great experience for those students who are interested in broadcast journalism, writing, media studies etc.

Could you please forward this information to your students, department, and intern email list. They can contact me at

Thank You,
Karamvir Singh
Student Government Association President
Student Union 319

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Internship Meeting

Wednesday, 9/19 @ 12:15 in Kiely 264

Prof. Einstein will be hosting an informational program about the film and media studies internship program.  This program is open not only to Media Studies majors and minors, but also majors/minors in Film Studies. To qualify, you must be a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please contact Prof. Einstein or Prof. Herzog with any questions.

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There are a number of Film and Media courses still open for the summer sessions. Please sign up right away– we have low enrollment in several classes, and they may be cancelled if seats aren’t filled.

All of these classes count toward the Media Studies major/minor.  Styles of Cinema, Screenwriting, National Cinemas, and Rock and Roll Film will also count toward the Film Studies major/minor.  Full course information available via CUNYFirst.

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Antonioni Symposium – April 5th

The Gaze Elsewhere: Michelangelo Antonioni Centenary

A Symposium

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 10am-12:30pm. Reception to follow.

The Music Building, Recital Hall Room 226

Speakers: Ronald Gregg (Yale University), David Ward (Wellesley College), Marco Natoli (University of Massachusetts, Boston). Moderated by Prof. Eugenia Paulicelli.

Screenings of Antonioni’s documentaries at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, will be held April 6-8th. For full program information, visit

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Hispanic Cinema Series

The Hispanic Cinema Series Spring 2012 schedule has just been announced: “Almodóvar Through the Looking Glass.”

The first film in the series, Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother, 1999) will be shown at 4:45pm on February 23rd in the Campbell Dome.

View the full schedule here.

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Paid Summer Internships at the Museum of the Moving Image

Applications are due by March 30th, and require a letter of recommendation. If you’d like to receive college credit for this program, please contact Prof. Einstein through the Media Studies Department Internship Program to confirm your eligibility.

The program is open to undergraduate seniors (as of Fall 2012), graduate students, and recent college graduates. Details are attached.

MMI Summer 2012 Internship

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Black History Month: Film Events at QC

Monday, February 6, 12:15 –1:30 pm

Film:  The Murder of Fred Hampton

This documentary chronicles the short life of Fred Hampton, the founder of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, who at the age of 21, was killed during a raid of the party’s headquarters by the Chicago Police Department.

Dining Hall Patio Room


Wednesday, February 8, 10 am – 2 pm, 6 – 8 pm;

Exhibition: “History of Black Films of the Early 20th Century”

Focuses on the work of Oscar Micheaux, one of the first African-American filmmakers of the early 20th century, who produced and/or directed over 40 films during a time when African-American artists were not welcome in Hollywood.  Curated by ReconstructArt, a non-profit organization that serves at-risk youths through the arts, the QC exhibition will include posters, books and clips of Micheaux’s most notable films.  Three of ReconstructArts’s artists – Lawrence Joyner, Elemuel “Dean” Richards, and Tyson Hall – will screen and discuss these films.

Rosenthal Library, inside and outside Room 230

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Tribeca Film Festival Internship

Please see the details below regarding opportunities to intern at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. Interested students should coordinate with Prof. Einstein and/or Prof. Herzog, as this opportunity can be pursued for college credit (should you meet the requirements)…. Continue reading

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Rare Paradjanov Film at Rosenthal Library

Thursday Dec. 8, 5 PM,  Rosenthal Library, Room BRL230
Ashik Kerib (1988) Dir: Sergei Paradjanov,1:15 min.
One of the most  acclaimed experimental directors of
the Soviet cinema  A wandering minstrel working to
earn enough money to marry the girl he loves.
Images of Russian artwork, and traditional and
musical forms make this an unforgettable film.
Coffee and discussion following the film. English subtitles.
All films are Free: Call 718-428-5650 for Reservations
Sponsored by The Anthropology Museum of the People of New York,
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PSA Contest: “Fight the Fizz”

The Healthy CUNY Initiative, an effort by students, faculty and staff to make CUNY the healthiest urban campus in the United States, asks you to enter the CUNY Fights the Fizz Counter Advertising Contest, described on the attached flyer. As you know, sugar-sweetened soda contributes to rising rates of obesity, diabetes and other life threatening chronic diseases. Soda companies profit by targeting children and young people for their unhealthy products. Counter-advertising against the tobacco industry helped convince many young people not to start or to quit smoking, saving thousands of lives.

The Healthy CUNY Initiative invites CUNY students to design similar campaigns to educate the CUNY community about the harmful health effects of soda and help end Big Soda’s targeting of young soda drinkers. Winning videos, posters, music, photographs, spoken word or other submissions will be used in a Spring 2012 Healthy CUNY campaign to reduce sweetened soda drinking among CUNY students, faculty and staff and build support for policies to reduce promotion of unhealthy sweetened beverages.

Students can upload submissions through the Submission Form at: or email Contact Healthy CUNY at if you have questions about submissions, eligibility or art form rules. Submissions are due by December 15, 2011.

The two winners will each be paid $500 for their work.

Full contest rules available here:  CUNY FightTheFizz Contest Rules

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