2018-2019 Common Read

2018-19 Common Read Selection  

The AY 2018-19 Official Common Read Book Selection is "The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities" by Will Allen.  Mr. Allen, a pioneer in the urban farming movement, tells the inspiring story of how one individual can impact a community through healthy and sustainable foods that not only nourish the body but inspire the imagination.  To learn more about “The Good Food Revolution, please click here.   

Queensborough faculty members and their students will read The Good Food Revolution in classes in the Spring 2019 semester.  All students will participate in co-curricular activities. This year’s Common Read theme is nourishment and the various ways in which individuals and communities find nourishment. This theme provides faculty in all disciplines the opportunity to incorporate the text according to their own area of interest and scholarship.  The Common Read sponsors cross-disciplinary events that provide participating faculty and students additional opportunities to engage socially and academically outside the classroom, while supporting the learning in each individual class. 

For additional information regarding this initiative please contact Dr. Sara Danzi-Engoron, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences and Geology, and Coordinator of the Common Read, at sdanziengoron@qcc.cuny.edu, or Dr. Henry Davis, Academic Program Specialist at hdavis@qcc.cuny.edu.

2019 Common Read Events Calendar

March 18, Role of Touch in Nourishment, Host: Prof. Rezan Akpinar, 1-2 P.M., MC24

March 18, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Communities, Host: Dr. Sara Danzi-Engoron, 4-5 P.M., M-136

March 18, The Great Migration and The Allen Family, Host: Dr. Beth Counihan, 3-4 P.M., M-136

March 18, Documentary Film Screening, Fresh w/ Q&A Host: Dr. Henry Davis, 6-7:30 P.M., M-136

March 19, Film Screening, Food Inc. w/ Q&A Host: Dr. Henry Davis, 9-11 A.M., M-136

March 19, Sing for our Souls: Nourishing Community with Music, Host: Dr. Steven Dahlke, 12:30-2 P.M., H-144

March 19, Genetically Modified Organisms: What’s in Your Food?, Host: Dr. Peter Novick, 2:10-3:10 P.M., S-112

March 20, Green Tech Foods: The use of Technology to Improve our Daily Diets Host: Dr. Huixin “Maritza” Wu, 2:30-5 P.M., M-136

March 20, Farm to Table Vegetables and Microgreens Hosts: Prof. Kathleen Pecinka & Prof. Janet Franzese, 12-1 P.M., H-305

March 20, Omnivorous Objects: Edible Poetry, Host: Prof. Alison Cimino, 12:10-2 P.M., LB-14

March 20, The Mathematics of ‘The Good Food Revolution,’ Host: Dr. Carolyn King, 2-3 P.M., S-112

March 20, Nature as Nourishment Guided Nature Walk, Host: Dr. Beth Counihan, 2:10-3:30 P.M., Meeting spot-Humanities Quad. *In case of rain, please meet in RM. H-314

March 20, Writing and Food, Hosts: Dr. Robin Ford & Prof. Alisa Cercone, 6:10-8 P.M., M-136

March 20, The Gardens Rikers Island, Host: Dr. Celia Sporer, 12-2 P.M., S-112

March 21, Queens County Farm Museum Presentation, Sustainable Agriculture, Hosts: Dr. Henry Davis & Ms. Cassidy Kirch, 9-10 A.M., M-136.

March 21, Common Read Open Mic w/ Creative Writing Club, Host: Prof. Benjamin Miller, 12:10-2 P.M., M136

March 21, Film Screening, Food Inc. w/ Q&A Host: Dr. Henry Davis, 6-8 P.M., M-136

March 22, Documentary Film Screening, Fresh w/ Q&A Host: Dr. Henry Davis, 9-10:30 A.M., S-112

March 22, The Effects of Climate Change on Global Food Production w/ Q&A Host: Dr. Rochelle Nelson, 12-1 P.M., S-112

March 22, Closing Reception, Student Union Lobby, 1-3 P.M.

March 25, Hunger at QCC-Student Food Pantry Donations, Host: Dr. Lana Zinger, 11:30-12:30 P.M., RFK201

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art Gallery exterior in the afternoonOpens in a new window
QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.