CUNY Graduate Center

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).

Matthew Gold Announces ‘Debates in the Digital Humanities’ Book Series

January 26, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center, New York City College of Technology

Professor Matthew K. Gold (NYCCT/GC, English) recently announced the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series (University of Minnesota Press), a new book series highlighting key tensions that are shaping the field.

Janet Gornick in the Washington Post on Parental Leave Policy, Income Inequality

January 26, 2015 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Janet Gornick (Political Science/Sociology) recently lent her expertise to two hot-button issues featured in the Washington Post: parental leave policy and income inequality.

GC Study Shows Increased Income Concentration Among Top-Earning U.S. Households

December 11, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

A new Graduate Center study shows that household income is becoming even more concentrated among the high-earning households in the United States, while poorer households are experiencing no measurable gains.

GC Application Fee Waived for CUNY Graduates

December 2, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center today announced an application fee waiver for CUNY graduates.

Domna Stanton Named by Mayor de Blasio to Commission on Human Rights

November 24, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Professor Domna C. Stanton (French) has been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve on the Commission on Human Rights.

GC Announces Inaugural Recipient of Marilyn Jacobs Gittell Endowed Chair

November 20, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center today announced the appointment of Celina K. Su, associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College, as the inaugural Marilyn Jacobs Gittell Chair.


November 19, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

On Monday, December 1, a panel of leading epidemiologists will discuss the Ebola epidemic—response, preparedness, and lessons—followed by audience Q&A.

Frances Fox Piven Named Winner of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship

November 19, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Professor Frances Fox Piven (Political Science/Sociology) has been named recipient of the prestigious Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. The $100,000 award is bestowed annually to an individual who has challenged the status quo through distinctive, courageous, imaginative, and socially responsible work of significance. “As a frontline fighter for equal rights for all and a […]

GC Names Winners of 2014-2015 Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants

November 3, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center recently announced recipients of the 2014-2015 Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants, which support digital projects designed, created, programmed, or administered by GC doctoral students. The winning projects, funded as part of the GC Digital Initiatives Program, span a range of research areas and academic disciplines:   Six Degrees of Occupation — Eric A. […]

Lucien Szpiro Appointed to the Academia Europaea

October 20, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Professor Lucien Szpiro (Mathematics) has been elected to the prestigious Academia Europaea, an international, non-governmental association that promotes learning, education, and research. Membership is by invitation only, following an extensive peer review of the candidate’s “scholarship and eminence in their chosen field.” Szpiro is renowned for his work in number theory, arithmetic algebraic geometry, and […]

GC Professors Awarded Mellon Sawyer Seminar Grant

October 8, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures entitled “Cultures and Histories of Freedom: Ideology, Slavery, and Creolization, 1500-1900.” Directed by Professor Herman L. Bennett (History, pictured at left) and Distinguished Professor Robert Reid-Pharr (English, pictured below), […]

Janet Gornick Delivers Keynote Address on Inequality to UN General Assembly

October 8, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Janet Gornick (GC Political Science and Sociology), who serves as Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Center Director and Director of LIS in Luxembourg, delivered a keynote address to the United Nations General Assembly, on Tuesday, October 7. Her keynote address was hosted by the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly. Gornick’s […]

Lev Manovich Announces First Study of Instagram Photos from 2014 Ukranian Revolution

October 7, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Professor Lev Manovich (Computer Science) announced today a new study of over 13,000 photos taken during the 2014 Ukranian Revolution and shared on Instagram. Titled “The Exceptional & The Everyday: 144 Hours in Kiev,” the study uses data visualizations to explore patterns in images shared during February 17-22. The photos depict not only confrontations between demonstrators and […]

The Graduate Center Awarded Funding for National Language Resource Center (LRC)

September 30, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center has been awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant to establish a National Language Resource Center (LRC), a highly selective honor that will enhance research and development of language education.

Dennis Sullivan Wins 2014 Balzan Prize for Mathematics

September 9, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Professor Dennis Sullivan, who holds the Albert Einstein Chair in Science (Mathematics), has been awarded the 2014 Balzan Prize.