CUNY Graduate Center

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.

‘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.