CUNY Graduate Center

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.

GC Music Student Awarded Soros Fellowship for New Americans

April 15, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

GC doctoral student Polina Nazaykinskaya (Music Composition) has been awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, the premier graduate school award for immigrants and children of immigrants.

The GC’s Frances Fox-Piven and Robert Reid-Pharr Honored by Rutgers, Johns Hopkins

April 13, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, Uncategorized

For their research and achievements, Graduate Center faculty continue to receive high-level recognition, including from peer institutions: Distinguished Professor Frances Fox-Piven (Political Science) — an internationally renowned social scientist, scholar, and activist for the poor and for working people — will receive an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Rutgers University. Piven has been politically […]

Li Ge’s Research on World’s Smallest Gyroscope Appears in Optica

April 1, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Assistant Professor Li Ge (GC/Staten Island, Physics) has published a study in Optica that describes his development of what may help create the world’s smallest gyroscope.

Margaret Laster (Ph.D. 2013, Art History) Named Assistant Curator of American Art at New-York Historical Society

March 30, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The newly named Assistant Curator of American Art at the New-York Historical Society talks about how the GC helped shape her career.

Jenny Furlong in New Q&A on Navigating Job Markets

March 30, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Jenny Furlong, director of the GC’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, was recently featured in a Chronicle of Higher Education interview about job searches outside of academia.

Flawed Design Led to Failed HIV Study, Ida Susser Argues in Al Jazeera Op-Ed

March 17, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The flawed research design of a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine represents a step backward in HIV prevention methods, Ida Susser (GC/Hunter, Anthropology) asserts in an Al Jazeera America op-ed.

Multiple Honors for GC’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Faculty and Students

March 17, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Several faculty and students in the Graduate Center’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Program recently received prestigious grants and other honors: Professor Sunil Bhaskaran was named director of the recently launched Geospatial Center at Bronx Community College (BCC) in collaboration with the CUNY-CREST Institute.  The Center was awarded a major grant from the CUNY Workforce Development […]

Academic Works, the GC’s Research Repository, Draws Global Interest

March 17, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

With papers like “Birthing, Blackness, and the Body” and “The Kids Are All Right Online,” Academic Works, the Graduate Center’s new open-access institutional repository, has been racking up hits from across the globe.

Climate Change May Draw Gray Whale Back to Atlantic

March 10, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The effects of global warming are proving so severe that the gray whale, famous for its annual migrations along the Pacific Coast, could find its way back to the Atlantic Ocean, according to a new study co-authored by scientists at the Graduate Center. The study, “Climate Impacts on Transocean Dispersal and Habitat in Gray Whales […]

‘White Privilege’ Op-ed by Corey Robin Featured on Salon

March 10, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

An op-ed by Corey Robin (GC/Brooklyn, Political Science) on the subject of white privilege, conversations about race, and the increasing segregation in public schools was published this week on Salon.

The GC’s Rolf Schulte to be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at March 4 Concert

March 3, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Rolf Schulte (Music), a renowned classical violinist, will be honored for his lifetime achievement at a March 4 concert that will feature Schulte on solo violin.

New GC Maps Reveal Potential Electoral Strength of Democrats in Staten Island

March 2, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

New maps of Congressional District 11 created by the Graduate Center’s Center for Urban Research reveal the surprising strength of Democrats in the area, which spans all of Staten Island and part of southern Brooklyn.

‘On Broadway’ by Lev Manovich and GC Students Reimagines NYC Through Big Data

March 2, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

A new interactive data visualization, “On Broadway,” featuring the work of Professor Lev Manovich (Computer Science) and an international team that includes four of his students, will be exhibited at the New York Public Library through January 2016. –

Mayor de Blasio Invites Michelle Fine and María Torre to Join NYC Task Force on Schools

February 27, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Michelle Fine and María Torre, GC professors of psychology and co-founders of the Public Science Project (PSP), were recently invited by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office to join the Data and Research Working Group of the Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline. The Leadership Team will develop and recommend data-driven plans […]

Futures Initiative Map Examines Diversity of CUNY Student Population

February 17, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

In new research visualized on a series of maps, Futures initiative Fellow Futures Initiative Fellow and doctoral student Michael Dorsch (Earth and Environmental Sciences) offers new insight into the diversity of students who attend colleges throughout the City University of New York. The sociodemographic analysis shows that across the CUNY system, the racial and ethnic […]

Role-Playing History Game Co-Developed by GC’s Center for Media and Learning Debuts Online

February 13, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

A new role-playing history game co-developed by a team of historians and educators at the Graduate Center launched on February 11.

Center for Urban Research Creates Interactive Maps on Long Island’s Future

February 13, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

The CUNY Mapping Service, part of the GC’s Center for Urban Research, has created a series of interactive maps displaying how Long Island’s communities have changed over the past four decades.

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Hosts International Film Festival Jan. 29–30

January 26, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

See an extraordinary array of international feature and short films at the inaugural Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP).