CUNY Graduate Center

Maggie Nelson ’04 (English) Awarded MacArthur Foundtaion ‘Genius’ Grant

September 22, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center

Maggie Nelson, Ph.D. ’04 (English), an award-winning writer known for nonfiction works such as 2015’s The Argonauts, has been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The GC’s Latin/Greek Institute Awarded $1M Grant by Stavros Niarchos Foundation

September 21, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center’s Latin/Greek Institute has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation that will expand opportunities for students of all backgrounds to participate in the Institute’s nationally renowned summer language program.

The GC’s Setha Low Receives Inaugural Anthropology Scholar Award

September 19, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center, The University

Professor Setha M. Low (Anthropology/Environmental Psychology), whose novel research focuses on the anthropology of space and place, has been awarded the inaugural Senior Scholar Award from the Society of Urban, National and Transnational/Global Anthropology(SUNTA).

The GC’s Center for Humanities Awarded $415K Grant from Mellon Foundation

September 14, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center, The University

The Graduate Center has been awarded a $415,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to promote and expand public humanities practices at CUNY through the Center for the Humanities.

CUNY Community Mourns Loss of Dr. Henry Wasser

September 12, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center

The CUNY community mourns the passing this week of Dr. Henry Wasser, a prominent scholar and leader at the Graduate Center and the University alike for decades. He was 97.

GC Receives $2.5M Gift to Research Socio-Economic Inequality

September 1, 2016 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center announced today a $2.5 million gift bestowed by James and Cathleen Stone to research multiple forms of socio-economic inequality.

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.