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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.

‘Quantifying Kissinger’ Earns International Accolades for Ph.D. Candidate Micki Kaufman

July 7, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Ph.D. candidate Micki Kaufman (History) was named recipient of the prestigious Paul Fortier Prize in Australia this week, the latest in a string of accolades for her “Quantifying Kissinger” project.

Haul Down the Confederate Flag, Writes GC Prof. David Reynolds in Atlantic Op-Ed

July 6, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

In a compelling new op-ed for The Atlantic, Distinguished Professor David Reynolds (English) traces the history of the Confederate flag — a flashpoint for national tensions long before the recent Charleston church massacre.

$1.5M Grant to Study Video Games Awarded to GC’s Bruce Homer

June 25, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The three-year project, funded by the Institute of Educational Sciences, will explore how to design computer games that sharpen students’ learning.

Eleanore Wurtzel (GC/Lehman) Identifies Enzyme to Potentially End Vitamin A Deficiency

June 16, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Lehman College

Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel (GC/Lehman, Biochemistry/Biology) has identified a new enzyme in plants that shows promise for ending vitamin A deficiency — a life-threatening health issue that affects 250 million children worldwide.

Ph.D. Candidate Micki Kaufman Receives Prestigious Award for ‘Quantifying Kissinger’ Project

June 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Ph.D. candidate Micki Kaufman (History), a former GC Digital Fellow, was recently awarded the Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize from the Association for Computers and the Humanities.

The GC’s Richard Alba on ‘White Minority’ Myth in NY Times Op-Ed

June 11, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

In a New York Times op-ed, Distinguished Professor Richard Alba (Sociology) sheds light on “outdated, illogical methods” in forecasting an imminent white minority.

VIDEO: Robert Solow and the GC’s Paul Krugman in Conversation: ‘Inequality: What Can Be Done?’

May 28, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Video of a conversation between Robert Solow (Professor of Economics, Emeritus, MIT) and Paul Krugman (Distinguished Professor of Economics, the Graduate Center, beginning Fall 2015) drew several thousand visitors in its first few hours online.

VICE News Spotlights GC’s NYC Labor Market Information Service

May 28, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

VICE News recently featured Lesley Hirsch, director of the Graduate Center’s NYC Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS), in a feature story on the effects of Big Data on employment.

GC Digital Initiatives Wins Second Consecutive Start-Up Grant

May 28, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center’s GC Digital Initiatives have been awarded a highly competitive National Endowment for the Humanities grant for a project proposed by student Stephen Zweibel in the Digital Praxis Seminar.

‘Don’t Call on Washington’ for Police Reform, Writes the GC’s Candace McCoy

May 12, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

An op-ed by Candace McCoy (Graduate Center/John Jay, Criminal Justice) about police reform was featured today in The Hill, the top newspaper and website devoted to politics in Washington.

Graduate Center Hosts 5/8 ‘Bridging Historias’ Conference

May 4, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

On Friday, May 8, the Graduate Center will host the Bridging Historias Conference, based on its two-year faculty development program that ends this fall.

Graduate Center Study: NYC’s Child Poverty Rate ‘Substantially Higher’ Than National Average

April 30, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The GC’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS) announced today a new study that shows New York City’s child poverty rate was 32 percent in 2010 — 10 percentage points higher than the national average that year, the most recent timeframe for which data is available.

GC English Student Wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

April 21, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Digest by Graduate Center doctoral student Gregory Pardlo (English) has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive Founder, Featured at 4/20 Graduate Center Talk

April 16, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Brewster Kahle — inventor, philanthropist, and founder of the Internet Archive — will be the featured speaker at the Graduate Center’s annual Friends of the Library talk on Monday, April 20.

GC English Student Named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow

April 15, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

GC doctoral student Joshua Mehigan (English) has been named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry.