Queens College, CUNY - 75th Anniversary

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SARA MILLER MCCUNE '61 HONORED AT COLLEGE'S 88TH COMMENCEMENT May 31st was a beautiful day as more than 2,500 degree candidates filled the Quad for the college's 88th Commencement. Also on hand was honorary degree recipient Sara Miller McCune '61, who, at age 24, co-founded (with her husband, George) SAGE Publications, which became a legendary academic publisher. A longtime advocate of education, she established the McCune Foundation in 1990. McCune offered the newest graduates three pieces of advice. She suggested they "start with social justice," "build social capital" ("that is much more valuable than making or having millions of dollars"), and "remember to give back"—to QC, the region, the country, the globe. "Those of us here urge you to go forth and be happy, fulfill your dreams—and enjoy your futures! Congratulations!" she concluded. ALUMNI EVENTS OFF-CAMPUS Throughout the year Queens College travels around the country to meet with alumni from coast to coast, and we also sponsor events for special academic interests. For more information on upcoming events, please call 718-997-3930. NOVEMBER Long Island Alumni JANUARY Washington, D.C. Alumni FEBRUARY Boston Alumni Florida East Coast Alumni Florida West Coast Alumni Los Angeles Alumni MARCH Chicago Alumni New Jersey Alumni APRIL Manhattan Business & Finance Alumni Connecticut/Westchester Alumni EVENING READINGS SERIES MARKS 37TH YEAR Edward Albee, Tom Wolfe, Jonathan Safran Foer, and other award-winning writers will share their work with interviewer Leonard Lopate when Queens College Evening Readings resumes in October. The popular series will begin its 37th year on October 30, with Albee, author of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, among other plays. Two weeks later, the guests will be Teju Cole, a PEN/Hemingway Award recipient for his debut novel Open City, and New Yorker book critic James Wood. Foer and fellow novelist Joyce Carol Oates, a National Book Award winner, will be on stage November 20. The last event of the fall, on December 11, will feature three Eastern European emigrés: Aleksandar Hemon, author of The Book of My Lives, to be released in the spring; Norman Manea, whose latest title is The Fifth Impossibility; and Gary Shteyngart, perhaps best- known for Super Sad True Love Story, a dystopian romance. Tom Wolfe Jonathan Safran Foer Photo credits: Jerry Speier (Albee), Jacques Love (Wolfe), Gianluca Gentilini (Foer). Edward Albee Jamaica Kincaid will visit the campus on March 12, 2013, when she'll talk about her forthcoming novel, See Now Then. Junot Díaz, who won the Pulitzer Prize for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and Tom Wolfe, author of such best-sellers as The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities, both have new books out; Díaz will be featured on April 9 and Wolfe, the following week. All events will take place in the Music Building at 7 pm. A season ticket is $69, two season tickets for $109. To purchase by phone, call 718-793-8080. For additional information, visit www.qcreadings.org. 11

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