CUNY Graduate Center

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.

Peter Eckersall Joins Theatre Program

February 4, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

Peter Eckersall, a pioneering researcher in Japanese theatre and dramaturgy and contemporary performance, has joined the Graduate Center as professor of theatre as of Spring 2014.

Joan Richardson Appointed Distinguished Professor

January 28, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

At the January 27 meeting of CUNY’s board of trustees, Joan Richardson, a member of the doctoral faculty in English and comparative literature, was appointed Distinguished Professor, effective February 1, 2014.

David Joselit Joins the Graduate Center’s Art History Program

January 28, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center is pleased to welcome accomplished scholar and critic David Joselit, who has been named distinguished professor in the Ph.D. Program in Art History as of Spring 2014.

GC Students Win Award in Science Education

December 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Doctoral candidates Stephen E. Harris (Biology) and Marissa Bellino (Urban Education) have won the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

William Bialek Receives the Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

December 5, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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).

In Memoriam: Jock Young

December 4, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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, […]

New Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies

December 2, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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).

Jay Golan Named GC’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Graduate Center Foundation

November 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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.

Anthropology Student Wins Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

November 1, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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 […]

James Gallery Exhibits Work of 20th-Century Chronicler of American Life Theresa Bernstein

October 29, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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.

Public Health/NYC Study on HIV Care Receives $3.1M 5-Year Grant

October 22, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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.”

Psychology Student Wins APA Award

September 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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 […]

ARC Introduces Distinguished Fellowship Program

September 3, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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 […]

Mario A. Kelly Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

August 30, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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.

GC’s Office of Public Programs Announces Fall Lineup Exploring the Creative Economy

August 28, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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).