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14 Scholarships Awarded to CUNY BA Students

April 4, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

The 2013 recipients of two CUNY BA awards generously funded by alumni and other friends of CUNY BA, the University’s individualized degree, are announced below. Each student is shown here with his/her area(s) of concentration and home college. The awards range from $600 to $1000. Congratulations to these recipients! The Harriet Brows Scholarship for Social […]

JustPublics@365 Announces MediaCamp Workshops for Spring 2013

March 21, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center’s JustPublics@365 initiative is announcing its latest series of MediaCamp workshops for Spring 2013. These workshops, which bring together academics, community leaders, and journalists, offer intellectuals a way to combine their scholarly research with digital media “for the public good.” MediaCamp is made possible by JustPublics@365, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and […]

D.M.A. Student Wayne Weng Wins Iowa Piano Competition

March 15, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Wayne Weng, a D.M.A. student, is an accomplished pianist currently studying with Ursula Oppens. In early March, his performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra won the seventh Iowa Piano Competition in a contest with two other gifted musicians, who also played works by Beethoven. The […]

Three New Award Winners from CUNY Baccalaureate

March 14, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

The 2013 recipients of three CUNY BA awards generously funded by alumni and other friends of CUNY BA, the University’s individualized degree, are announced below. Each student is shown here with his/her area(s) of concentration and home college. The awards range from $250 to $1000. (Recipients of the HT Chambers Memorial Award, the Memorial Scholarship for Students […]

Urban Education Graduate Student Karim Gangji Receives Queens College Excellence in Teaching Award

March 14, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Al-Karim Gangji, a GC doctoral student in urban education, received the 2012 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by Adjunct Faculty at Queens College, “in recognition of his commitment and dedication to the education of Queens College students.”

Nation Magazine Praises “Raising Expectations” by Jane McAlevey, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology

March 13, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

After more than twenty years as an organizer in labor and environmental justice movements, Ph.D. candidate Jane McAlevey (Sociology) has a lot to say about what it will take to renew the labor movement in the United States: primarily, engaging and educating workers, a task for which there are no shortcuts. She recently published a […]

New Yorker Music Critic Alex Ross Lauds Composition by D.M.A. Graduate Student Kinan Azmeh

March 12, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

A “spellbinding solo meditation that hovered between Arabic cantillation and expanded Western tonality, with hints of jazz” and the “most memorable moment of hte Divan’s New York residency,” wrote the New Yorker music critic Alex Ross, of D.M.A. student Kinan Azmeh’s “Prayer: A Tribute to Edward Said,” performed at a January 29 chamber concert, one of several events ancillary to the Divan’s four-concert series at Carnegie Hall.

The NFL Uses Test Devised by Psychology Faculty

March 8, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Faculty members in Industrial/Organization (IO) Psychology experienced remarkable success and recognition for their work over the past five years. Most recently, several members of the core doctoral faculty in IO Psychology are receiving extensive media coverage for their work on intelligent test development, specifically for testing applied by the National Football League (NFL). Harold Goldstein […]

Mollenkopf to Receive Honorary Doctorate

March 6, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

John Mollenkopf (Dist. Prof., GC, Political Science, Sociology) is to be awarded an honorary doctorate “in recognition of the quality of [his] work” by the University of Liège, a major public university in the French Community of Belgium. He will be presented with the “insignias of this distinction” during an academic ceremony on Saturday, March 23, […]

English Alumna Wins Philippine Book Award

March 6, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Jennifer M. McMahon (English, 2000), currently serving as honorary assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong, has been honored with the National Book Award for Literary Criticism in the Philippines for her book Dead Stars: American and Philippine Literary Perspectives on the American Colonization of the Philippines (University of the Philippines Press, 2011; University of Hawaii Press, 2012).

JustPublics@365 Launches its First Social Media Summit: “Reimagining Scholarly Communication for the 21st Century”

February 28, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

JustPublics@365 is hosting the first of four 2013 Summits from March 1 to March 6. The week-long series of events is intended to engage academics in creating new kinds of knowledge streams (podcasts, videos, data visualizations) and connecting scholars, activists, policy makers, and the media to wider publics, while focusing on specific areas and ways to promote social justice and transform the world.

Alexander Poem Set to Music and Recorded

February 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Meena Alexander’s (Dist. Prof., Hunter, English) poem “Acqua Alta,” set to music by the renowned Swedish composer Jan Sandström, was recorded on February 8 by the Renaissance Serikon Ensemble. A CD is forthcoming. Alexander explained that the impulse behind her poem lay in a question she was asked, “Why come to Venice?” at a reading […]

NY State Education Department Approves New Ph.D. Program in Nursing

February 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center, Uncategorized

New York State Education Department has given its stamp of approval, as of February 1, for a Ph.D. Program in Nursing at the Graduate Center. With this approval, the Graduate Center, CUNY, follows the national trend of converting the Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS) to the Ph.D. degree as the recognized research-focused doctorate in nursing. […]

James Oakes Awarded his Second Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

February 12, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Distinguished Professor James Oakes (History) has won the 2013 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861–1865 (W.W. Norton, 2012), a groundbreaking history of emancipation.

PNAS Paper on Cellular Iron Concentration Research Wins Horst Schulz Prize

February 11, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Jia Ma, a doctoral candidate in biochemistry who will defend this spring, won the fifth annual Horst Schulz Prize, awarded by the Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry for the best peer-reviewed paper published in 2012 having a CUNY biochemistry doctoral student as first author. Ma was lead author of seven on “Fe2+ binds iron responsive element-RNA, […]

Judith Stein Appointed Distinguished Professor of History

February 8, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center, Uncategorized

At the January 28 meeting of CUNY’s board of trustees, Judith Stein, a member of the doctoral faculty in history, whose home campus is City College, was appointed Distinguished Professor, effective February 1, 2013. Dr. Stein’s field of scholarship is U.S. twentieth-century political economy and African American history. Her books include Pivotal Decade: How the […]

Doctoral Students Track Clues to a Cure for MS in Professor Carmen Melendez-Vasquez’s Lab

February 1, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Multiple sclerosis (MS), which leads to severe neurologic disability, affects more than 400,000 individuals in the United States and about 2.1 million worldwide, but the origin and pathogenesis of this degenerative, chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system are for the most part unknown. Promising research is being carried out in the lab of […]

Alfonso Quiroz: In Memoriam

February 1, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Alfonso W. Quiroz, professor of Latin American and Caribbean history, died on January 2, 2013. A member of the history program at Baruch College since 1986 and a member of the doctoral faculty since the early 1990s, he was dedicated to the study of corruption over the centuries in his native Peru, publishing Corrupt Circles: […]

GC Faculty Member and Alumnus Win Frank Jewett Mather Awards for Art Criticism

January 25, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Graduate Center Professor of Art History Claire Bishop and GC Art History Alumnus Hal (Harold) Foster are the two sole winners of the College Art Association’s 2013 Frank Jewett Mather Award for art criticism.

Recent Appointments to the Doctoral Faculty

January 22, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

More than thirty new faculty appointments were made to twelve doctoral programs and two certificate programs at the Graduate Center between October 16 and December 18, 2012. Listed below, after each name, are the faculty member’s home campus and fields of specialization. Africana Studies Certificate Program Jerry G. Watts, Graduate Center: Politics and Afro-American intellectual […]