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An Eminent Critic Tells How Music Defines Us

April 23, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

“We Are What We Hear,” a talk by acclaimed music critic Paul Griffiths; a fifteen-minute concert; and a conversation between critic and conductor—these are the aural delights in store for those attending the 2013 Lloyd Old and Constance Old Lecture on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Elebash Recital Hall. The free event, which is […]

Levy Center Names Four Biography Fellows for 2013–14

April 19, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

The nation’s first antidrug warrior, a Chilean surrealist painter, former Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau and his famous forebears, and a Congolese man who became a Bronx Zoo exhibit in 1906—these are the subjects chosen by biographers awarded this year’s Leon Levy Center biography fellowships. The winners are Alexandra Chasin, Andrew Meier, Pamela Newkirk, and Justin Spring. Now […]

Graduate Center Grants, January–March 2013

April 19, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

In the first quarter of 2013, the Graduate Center received forty-two grants totaling more than $3,525,000. The listing below, for ten grants of $100,000 or more, provides the names of doctoral faculty members serving as principal investigators and their Graduate Center affiliations, the awarding agencies, the project titles, and the grant amounts. This information was […]

Lifetime Leadership Award Honors Roscoe Brown

April 16, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, director of the Center for Urban Education Policy at the Graduate Center, will receive a Lifetime Leadership Award on April 20 at the 2013 Annual Spring Scholarship and Leadership Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Community Council for Medgar Evers College, a not-for-profit organization, which has provided over $200,000 in scholarships. This […]

DPT Student Wins Bronze Medal at Weightlifting Championship

April 16, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

Beth Terranova, a first-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Hunter College, represented CUNY at the National University Weightlifting Championships in April and won a Bronze Medal.

Graduate Student Vadricka Etienne Wins 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 11, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded to Vadricka Etienne, doctoral student in sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY, for her study of ethnic identification of Haitian immigrants.

As Praxis Network Member, GC Helps Prepare Humanities Students for the Future

April 9, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

For its unique approach to digital humanities education, the Graduate Center’s Digital Fellows program has been selected to join the innovative Praxis Network (, a new partnership of seven graduate and undergraduate humanities education initiatives focused on preparing graduates for a wide range of careers in the digital age. Organized by the Scholarly Communication Institution […]

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. […]