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).
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, […]
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).
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.
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 […]
Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art, an exhibition of paintings created by American artist Theresa Ferber Bernstein, opens November 12 and runs through January 18 at the Graduate Center’s James Gallery, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 12. A concurrent exhibit can be seen at the Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College.
Denis Nash, executive officer of the Doctor of Public Health (DPH) Program at the Graduate Center of the CUNY School of Public Health (SPH), and Mary Irvine of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) were recently awarded $3.1 million over five years in a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for a large-scale public health study titled “HIV care coordination: comparative effectiveness, outcome determinants and costs.”
Karyna Pryiomka (Critical Social/Personality Psychology) has won this year’s Division 26 (Society for the History of Psychology) prize for best student paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, which was in Honolulu in August. Students are invited to submit their papers for consideration, and they are adjudicated by a three-person committee. The […]
The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) announces the inauguration of its Distinguished Fellowship Program at the Graduate Center, beginning in the 2013–2014 academic year. Profiles of the fellows can be found on the ARC website. Selected from more than one hundred applicants, the first group of fellows includes seven Distinguished CUNY Fellows from La Guardia Community […]
Interim Provost Louise Lennihan has announced that Professor Mario Antonio Kelly has joined the staff of the Provost’s Office as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective August 1.
In 2013, the Graduate Center presents a yearlong public programming series, Cultural Capital: The Promise and Price of New York’s Creative Economy, produced by Graduate Center’s Office of Public Programs in collaboration with the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC).
Five Graduate Center doctoral students have won Fulbright Awards for the 2013–14 year. The fellowships will support research in ecology, politics, and the arts in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Emily S. Channell (Anthropology) will conduct research on youth political movements in post-Soviet Ukraine. Her past research projects include the study of social networks in Labrador, […]
PRELUDE, the annual festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance, celebrates its tenth anniversary at the Graduate Center this fall. “Forward” is this year’s theme. The three-day festival will be held October 2 to 4 at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center; events, which are free, run […]
What do the visual principles of modernism look like today in the hands of contemporary artists? Observed Ratios, on view at the Graduate Center’s James Gallery from August 14 to October 19, presents three contemporary New York artists, Shoshana Dentz, Caitlin Masley, and Seher Shah, whose practices are grounded in drawing but extend to diverse […]
The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the Graduate Center has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to run its second Summer Institute for College and University Teachers on the “Visual Culture of the American Civil War.” The institute will take place at the Graduate Center […]
Norma Rees, 83, a former dean of the Graduate Center, died on July 6, 2013. An expert on language acquisition and language disorders in children, she taught at Queens and Hunter Colleges and served as executive officer of the GC’s doctoral program in speech and hearing sciences from 1972 to 1974, after which she became the associate dean of graduate studies.
Interim Provost Louise Lennihan has announced the appointment of Professor David Olan as the Graduate Center’s acting associate provost and dean for the humanities and social sciences, effective July 1, 2013.
Six doctoral students have won fellowships connected with the Graduate Center’s interdisciplinary course Globalization, Health and Social Justice. The fellowships, awarded to students from psychology, sociology, and nursing, are sponsored by the office of the University Dean for Health and Human Services.
Three top theoretical physicists will join the Graduate Center in Fall 2013, two as visiting professors and one as full-time member of the GC’s central faculty in physics.
The Graduate Center is delighted to announce the appointment of four prominent scholars who will join the central faculty in Fall 2013: theoretical physicist Vijay Balasubramanian, mathematician Jeremy Kahn, Latin-Americanist Fernando Degiovanni, and historian Megan Vaughan.