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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.

The Graduate Center Wins Grant to Establish New Data Visualization Center

July 30, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

As coleader of CUNY’s Big Data Consortium, which has won a $15 million grant from the State of New York in the CUNY 2020 competition, the Graduate Center will establish the CUNY Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization.

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.