CUNY Graduate Center

Chase F. Robinson Named Graduate Center President

July 2, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York has appointed Dr. Chase F. Robinson president of the Graduate Center, effective July 1, 2014. He has been the interim president of the Graduate Center since 2013.

Saul Kripke Enters Agreement to Keep Archive of Philosophical Work at the Graduate Center

June 24, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center has begun a fifteen-year agreement with noted logician and philosopher Saul Kripke to curate and preserve the Kripke Archive.

Ruth Milkman Elected President of ASA

June 24, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Ruth Milkman has been elected the 107th president of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 2015–2016.

CUNY Baccalaureate Marshall Scholar Attending Reception with His Royal Highness the Prince Of Wales

May 7, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Marshall Commission is kicking off the celebrations for the 60th Anniversary of the Marshall Scholarships today, May 7, 2014, with a Reception attended by His Royal Highness the Prince Of Wales at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This will be followed by a Dinner where the U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun will be the keynote […]

New York Times Launches New Site with Study Produced by LIS Team

April 22, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The New York Times has launched a new feature, The Upshot, with an extensive report, “Losing the Lead,” produced by a team from the Graduate Center’s Luxembourg Income Study Center. The NYT-LIS study deals with the distribution and growth of household income across countries and found that the U.S. middle class is no longer the world’s most affluent.

CUNY Baccalaureate Academic Conference Series: Turmoil in Ukraine

March 21, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

This year’s edition of the CUNY Baccalaureate Academic Conference Series takes up the task of dissecting the 2014 revolution in Ukraine, its root causes, and the aftermath. We invited top regional experts to participate in a dynamic panel discussion on Ukrainian domestic political situation, corruption, emerging civil society, economic reforms, the formation of national identity, […]

Philip Kasinitz Named Presidential Professor of Sociology

March 14, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center has awarded the title of Presidential Professor to sociologist Philip Kasinitz, effective January 27, 2014. Kasinitz, who has a joint appointment with the GC and Hunter, has been on the doctoral faculty since 1993. He also serves as associate director of the Center for Urban Research at the GC.

Ken Wissoker of Duke University Press to Convene GC Public Programming

March 3, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Ken Wissoker, editorial director of Duke University Press, will join the Graduate Center in fall 2014 as director of intellectual publics and visiting distinguished lecturer.

Noted Economist Paul Krugman to Join Graduate Center Faculty in 2015

February 28, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center, City University of New York, announced today that Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, will be joining the faculty of the Graduate Center as professor in the Ph.D. Program in Economics and distinguished scholar at the Graduate Center’s Luxembourg Income Study Center.

Technology Scholar Cathy Davidson Joins the Graduate Center

February 24, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Leading technology scholar Cathy N. Davidson will join the GC’s English Ph.D. program faculty effective July 2014.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore Wins AAG Award

February 4, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

On January 22, the Association of American Geographers (AAG) announced Ruth Wilson Gilmore as the winner of the 2014 Harold M. Rose Award, which honors scholars who lead social change for African Americans.

Peter Eckersall Joins Theatre Program

February 4, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Peter Eckersall, a pioneering researcher in Japanese theatre and dramaturgy and contemporary performance, has joined the Graduate Center as professor of theatre as of Spring 2014.

Joan Richardson Appointed Distinguished Professor

January 28, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

At the January 27 meeting of CUNY’s board of trustees, Joan Richardson, a member of the doctoral faculty in English and comparative literature, was appointed Distinguished Professor, effective February 1, 2014.

David Joselit Joins the Graduate Center’s Art History Program

January 28, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center is pleased to welcome accomplished scholar and critic David Joselit, who has been named distinguished professor in the Ph.D. Program in Art History as of Spring 2014.

GC Students Win Award in Science Education

December 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Doctoral candidates Stephen E. Harris (Biology) and Marissa Bellino (Urban Education) have won the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

William Bialek Receives the Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

December 5, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

William Bialek, visiting presidential professor of physics and founder and director of the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences (ITS @ the Graduate Center), has been awarded the Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

In Memoriam: Jock Young

December 4, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

William (Jock) Young, distinguished professor of criminal justice and sociology, died on November 16, 2013, after a long illness. A valued colleague and celebrated scholar, Professor Young taught classes at the GC up to his final weeks. A native Briton, Young was a criminal theorist of global influence; before joining the Graduate Center in 2004, […]

New Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies

December 2, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Interim President Chase Robinson has announced that John Torpey, executive officer of sociology and professor of sociology and history at the Graduate Center, has been named the new director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies (RBIIS).

Jay Golan Named GC’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Graduate Center Foundation

November 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Interim President Chase Robinson has announced that Jay Golan has joined the Graduate Center’s Office of Institutional Advancement, effective November 11, as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Graduate Center Foundation.

Anthropology Student Wins Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

November 1, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Mark Drury (Anthropology) was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for his dissertation project, “The Structure of Disjuncture: An Anthropology of Western Sahara’s Decolonization.” Drury will be in Western Sahara, using oral histories, interviews, and participant observation to research three moments in the territory’s ongoing decolonization: the anticolonial armed struggle in the 1950s, the UN-led attempts to […]