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The QC Pod is show about the people and projects of Queens College in the City University of New York.

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The QC Pod is show about the people and projects of Queens College in the City University of New York.

    Doomsday Preppers in New York City

    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).

    • 53 min
    Applying to Graduate School

    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.



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    • 10 min
    QC Poet Ariel Francisco

    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

    • 34 min
    Succeeding in Online Learning

    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.

    • 32 min
    The Women of Generation X

    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?

    • 11 min
    Teaching During COVID

    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

    • 21 min

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