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Bye-bye, Brazil! Hello, South Africa!

The Year of Brazil featured a multiplicity of programs brought to the Queens College community: history, politics, music, art, dance, film, architecture, and more. Read about them in our archived Events calendar. Our students, faculty, and staff also got to visit Brazil, where they strengthened existing relationships with Brazilian universities and learned about the diverse and […]


Brazil: the 2014 elections

Professor David Fleischer of the University of Brasilia discusses the election campaigns of the three major presidential candidates, including the incumbent President Dilma Rousseff.


Brazil Night & Day at the Consulate General of Brazil in NYC

The exhibit of award-winning photographs by Andrew Prokos, Brazil: Night & Day, continues on view at the Consulate General of Brazil: 225 East 41st Street New York, NY 212-662-7622 The photographs, featured in our Gallery of Brazilian Architecture, can be viewed Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, now through July 30, 2014.


Talk by Judith Kimerling at UFRJ

On May 26, Judith Kimerling (Political Science) spoke by invitation at the Laboratório de Antropologia e História (Anthropology and History Laboratory) at the Museu Nacional of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro,  which is a premier anthropological and natural history research institution in Latin America. Her talk,  “Oil, Contact and Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest […]


Samba all the way to college

The Queens College chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) held its second annual March to College Day on March 28.  The high school students in attendance, along with members from the Queens College community, were treated to an interactive samba demonstration from Casa Brazilia. This annual event provides high school students from the […]


Professor Frances Curcio is the recipient of the Faculty/Staff Scholarship

Professor Frances Curcio (SEYS) is the recipient of the Faculty/Staff Scholarship to study Portuguese in Brazil. Dr. Curcio will be spending two weeks in Rio de Janeiro this summer, where she will take intensive Portuguese courses at BridgeBrazil. While she is there, Dr. Curcio will also be making some presentations about Queens College and its […]


Roots Revival: panel, workshop, and concert on March 14

A day exploring and performing the music of Northeastern Brazil is coming up on March 14, beginning at 1pm.  An academic panel will discuss the forró musical tradition, followed by two workshops and a performance by Matuto Forró Band.  Read more about this very special event.


Year of South Africa study tour deadline extended

Monday, March 31, is the new deadline to apply to participate in the faculty/staff study tour for the Year of South Africa. The tour is tentatively scheduled for June 1-14, 2015.  Download a PDF with more information and application instructions:


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