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Queens Podcast Lab
The QC Pod is show about the people and projects of Queens College in the City University of New York.
Dec 14, 2020
CUNY, Cutbacks, and Threats to Social Mobility
We talk with Urban Studies professor Natalie Vena and pre-dentistry student Tiara Miller about CUNY’s social justice mission, what it has made possible in their own lives, chronic underfunding, and the future of this powerful institution of social mobility. Host Jason Tougaw.
1 hr 8 min
Dec 7, 2020
Learning about COVID19 with John Dennehy
COVID19 has turned Queens College campus upside down. Fortunately, Queens College has expert virologist John Dennehy, QC biologist and head of the Dennehy Lab, to explain the virus to us. Our host, Hanme Cho, asks Prof. Dennehy about the virus, its epidemic, the vaccine, and more.
Nov 26, 2020
Life as a New York Journalist with Amir Khafagy
In this episode of the QC Pod, we meet Amir Khafagy, freelance journalist and QC graduate with a B.A. and M.A. in Urban Studies from Queens College. Khafagy's writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Vice, Bloomberg, and City Limits. He's the recipient of The New Economics Reporting Fellowship and the Asian American Writers Workshop Open City Fellowship. Born and raised in Jackson Heights, much of his work explores the intersections of Labor, Race, Class, Immigration, and Urban Development. Host Jason Tougaw. Photo. By Координационный совет белорусской оппозиции - Официальный сайт Координационного совета белорусской оппозиции, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=93376048
Nov 10, 2020
Campus Labor Relations
In this episode of the QC Pod, we meet two campus labor leaders to discuss the current state of labor relations between campus faculty and executives. Jane Guskin is an adjunct in the Urban Studies department at Queens College, a PSC delegate, and co-founder of QC Adjuncts Unite. David Gerwin is a faculty member in the department of Secondary Education and Youth Services, and Queens College Chapter Chair of PSC-CUNY. Host Siddharth Malviya, editor-in-chief of the Knight News. Photo Credit. "PSC-CUNY" by thatgirl is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Nov 2, 2020
Inside Weill Cornell's COVID-19 Testing Lab
Ever wondered what happens to the sample after that swab invades your nasal passages? On this week's episode of the QC Pod, we meet Kathy Fauntleroy, Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor at New York Presbyterian Hospital by day--and MFA in Creative Nonfiction student by night. In addition to being at the forefront of the fight against COVID19, she is also a Queens College English graduate, and is now enrolled in our MFA program to study Creative Writing. She discusses her work as a microbiologist, and her return to school to follow her non-medical passions. Host Jason Tougaw (English).
Oct 26, 2020
Doomsday Preppers in New York City
On today's episode of the QC Pod, we meet Prof. Anna Bounds (Sociology) to discuss doomsday preparation in New York City. Prof. Bounds is the author of Bracing for the Apocalypse: An Ethnographic Study of New York's ‘Prepper’ Subculture (Routledge).
Oct 19, 2020
Applying to Graduate School
Queens College has a history of placing its undergraduates into world-famous graduate degree programs. In today's episode, we talk to Robin Rogers (Associate Professor of Sociology), a former Director of Queens College's Honors Program and a mentor to many students on the path to advanced degrees. Photo Credit. By Wokandapix - https://pixabay.com/photos/graduation-diploma-education-1449488/, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82105872
Oct 5, 2020
QC Poet Ariel Francisco
Queens College is renowned for the multilingualism of our students, with more than 130 languages spoken on campus. Ariel Francisco is one of those students. He’s a poet studying translation in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation. He’s also the author of three books of poetry, A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship (Burrow Press, 2020), All My Heroes Are Broke (C&R Press, 2017) which was named one of the 8 Best Latino Books of 2017 by Rigoberto Gonzalez, and Before Snowfall, After Rain(Glass Poetry Press, 2016). Ariel Francisco joins Jason Tougaw on QC POD to talk about his poetry, translating Latin American poets (including his father), growing up in Miami, after being born to Dominican and Guatemalan parents in the Bronx. He also does us the honor of reading some of his poems. Photo Credit. By Michael Rivera - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27693013
Sep 28, 2020
Succeeding in Online Learning
COVID19 has pushed school online, and learning online is a new experience for a lot of students. In today's episode of the QC Pod, we talk to Queens College's educational technology gurus -- Eva Fernandez and Michelle Fraboni -- to discuss how students succeed while studying online. Eva Fernandez is Queens College's Associate Provost for Innovation and Student Success, and a Professor of Linguistics and Communications. Michelle Fraboni is an Assistant Professor of Education at Queens College. They are, respectively, the former and current Directors of Queens College's Center for Teaching and Learning. For more tips and information on College resources, visit Queens College's Center for Teaching and Learning.
Sep 21, 2020
The Women of Generation X
In today's episode of the QC Pod, we meet with Professor Robin Rogers from the Department of Sociology to discuss her research on the women of Generation X. The young women of the 1990s and 2000s were told that they could do everything that men could do, but were their expectations of a better life fulfilled? Are there lessons for younger generations?
Sep 14, 2020
Teaching During COVID
In today's episode of the QC Pod, we talk to Eva Fernandez and Michelle Fraboni, two of Queens College's teaching and technologies gurus, about how to serve our students while COVID19 forces us online. Eva Fernandez is Queens College's Associate Provost for Innovation and Student Success, and a Professor of Linguistics and Communications. Michelle Fraboni is an Assistant Professor of Education at Queens College. They are, respectively, the former and current Directors of Queens College's Center for Teaching and Learning. For more tips and information on College resources, visit Queens College's Center for Teaching and Learning. Photo Credit: By United States Congress - Office of Ruben Gallego - https://twitter.com/RepRubenGallego/status/1076164586896789504, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86476730
Sep 1, 2020
QC Data Analytics in the 1990s
Professor Mindy Rhindress is a valued faculty member and Mentor-in-Residence at Queens College's Program in Data Analytics and Applied Social Research. She is also one of her program's highly-successful alumni, with a very successful corporate career that culminated in a senior executive at the major marketing research firm Abt Associates. It often surprises Data Analytics students that our program is decades-old, with a long history of training students to apply quantitative social science to public and private sector enterprise problems. Check out this gem we found! https://youtu.be/RN3kpCPShjE By the way, that's MacArthur award-winning computer scientist Stefan Savage, who worked as a lab assistant back in the day! In our inaugural episode of The QC Pod, we ask Professor Rhindress what it was like to study analytics back in the 1990s. She talks about how QC students were trained to evangelize the idea that enterprises should give all their knowledge workers a computer of their ow…