CUNY Graduate Center

Dr. Joy Connolly Appointed Provost and Senior VP of the Graduate Center

June 28, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center

Following an international search, the Graduate Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Joy Connolly as Provost and Senior Vice President, effective on August 1.

The Music Sounds Like Social Justice

May 25, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center, Salute to Scholars

SINCE EL SISTEMA, Venezuela’s acclaimed national system of free classical music education, began in 1975, it has come to represent an avenue for social change, national unity, a path out of poverty and what creator José Antonio Abreu calls the expression of “sublime feelings.”

Ph.D. Candidate Ahmed Ibrahim Named Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow

May 3, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center, Salute to Scholars, Student Feature, The University

Ph.D. candidate Ahmed Ibrahim (Anthropology) has been named a 2016 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

The GC’s Thomas G. Weiss Named 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

April 19, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center

Presidential Professor Thomas G. Weiss (Political Science) has been named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, a highly prestigious honor that provides up to $200,000 of support for research and writing.

Dr. Data

October 28, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Salute to Scholars

CUNY alum JT Kostman wants to know all about you — to find out what you want and what you’ll be happy to pay for. By Richard Firstman Such is the tenuous state of the great American magazine industry that the future of the greatest magazine company may depend on a psychologist. That is, a psychologist who’s […]

Major $3.15M Grant Awarded to Graduate Center for Humanities Teaching and Learning

October 19, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center has been awarded a major $3.15 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will broaden doctoral student training and improve humanities education for approximately 2,500 undergraduates at LaGuardia Community College.

The GC’s LIS Center Showcased on Bloomberg Radio Today

October 13, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

On Tuesday, October 13, the GC’s Luxembourg Income Study Center (LIS Center) will feature prominently on Bloomberg Radio.

David Bloomfield Appointed to New York City Children’s Cabinet

October 13, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor David Bloomfield (GC/Brooklyn, Urban Education) has been appointed a Content Expert on the New York City Children’s Cabinet.

GC Student Agustin Indaco to Present at NYC Media Lab Summit

September 24, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Ph.D. student Agustin Indaco (Economics) has been selected to present the GC’s interactive installation “On Broadway” at NYC Media Lab’s annual summit on Friday, September 25.

NYC Union Rates Continue to Grow, Murphy Institute and GC Study Shows

September 4, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

New York City’s union rate has grown more than 16 percent since 2012, and about one in four New York City residents are union members — a percentage that is double the national average, a new study by scholars at the Murphy Institute and the Graduate Center shows.

GC Student Named Project Manager for NYC Stop-and-Frisk Joint Remedial Process

August 20, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

In a recent hire with important ramifications for the City, doctoral student Jeanene Barrett (GC/John Jay, Criminal Justice) will manage the Joint Remedial Process (JRP), a community engagement process that seeks to gather input from those who are most affected by stop-and-frisk. The JRP, which includes focus groups and community forums as part of a […]

Eric Lott Explains ‘Jim Crow’ in National Geographic Feature

August 20, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

In a new National Geographic feature, Professor Eric Lott (English/Comparative Literature), offers insight into the origins of “Jim Crow,” a shorthand term with long historical roots.

Duncan Faherty Named Inaugural Director of the GC’s Early Research Initiative

August 20, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Duncan Faherty (GC/Queens, English/American Studies) has been named inaugural director of the Graduate Center’s new Early Research Initiative (ERI), which will provide opportunities for doctoral students to do exploratory research early in their graduate careers.

Expand Diversity in the Outdoors, Writes Vilna Bashi Treitler

August 5, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Vilna Bashi Treitler (GC/Baruch, Sociology) co-authored an Al Jazeera America editorial that explores why Americans of color are only about half as likely to visit U.S. national parks as whites.

The GC’s Donna Nickitas to Receive Major Award from National League for Nursing

August 5, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Hunter College

Professor Donna M. Nickitas (GC/Hunter, Nursing) has been selected to receive the 2015 Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Teaching or Leadership in Nursing Education, a prestigious honor bestowed biennially by the National League for Nursing.

GC Fashion Studies Student Shows Collection at NY Men’s Fashion Week

July 27, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Minn Hur, an M.A. student at the Graduate Center, won praise for his bold new collection, presented at New York’s first standalone menswear fashion showcase.

Bryan Turner Receives $800K Max Planck Research Award

July 20, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Presidential Professor Bryan Turner (Sociology), director of the GC’s Committee for the Study of Religion, will receive the highly prestigious Max Planck Research Award for his work on secularization and modernity, focusing on social and religious pluralism.

MIT Predoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Ph.D. Student in Economics

July 20, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Morgan Williams Jr., a fourth-year student in the Graduate Center’s Ph.D. Program in Economics, has been awarded a Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship from the MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

VIDEO: Why Should We Be Concerned About Inequality?

July 13, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Robert Solow (MIT) responds as part of a recent conversation with the Graduate Center’s Paul Krugman and Janet Gornick. Part 1 of a 4-part series this summer.

P.T. Barnum’s American Museum ‘Re-Opens’ at the Graduate Center after 150 Years

July 7, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Having mysteriously burned to the ground in 1865, the museum will open its doors to the public again—this time online at the Graduate Center.