The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the Graduate Center has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to run its second Summer Institute for College and University Teachers on the “Visual Culture of the American Civil War.” The institute will take place at the Graduate Center […]
Norma Rees, 83, a former dean of the Graduate Center, died on July 6, 2013. An expert on language acquisition and language disorders in children, she taught at Queens and Hunter Colleges and served as executive officer of the GC’s doctoral program in speech and hearing sciences from 1972 to 1974, after which she became the associate dean of graduate studies.
Interim Provost Louise Lennihan has announced the appointment of Professor David Olan as the Graduate Center’s acting associate provost and dean for the humanities and social sciences, effective July 1, 2013.
Six doctoral students have won fellowships connected with the Graduate Center’s interdisciplinary course Globalization, Health and Social Justice. The fellowships, awarded to students from psychology, sociology, and nursing, are sponsored by the office of the University Dean for Health and Human Services.
Three top theoretical physicists will join the Graduate Center in Fall 2013, two as visiting professors and one as full-time member of the GC’s central faculty in physics.
The Graduate Center is delighted to announce the appointment of four prominent scholars who will join the central faculty in Fall 2013: theoretical physicist Vijay Balasubramanian, mathematician Jeremy Kahn, Latin-Americanist Fernando Degiovanni, and historian Megan Vaughan.
At its final meeting of the 2012–13 academic year on June 24, the board of trustees of the City University of New York approved the appointments of five new distinguished professors. Three are already members of the doctoral faculty: Joshua B. Freeman in history, Daniel M. Greenberger in physics, and Yunping Jiang. Two will be joining the Graduate Center as new members of the faculty in Fall 2013: Jeremy Kahn in mathematics and Megan Vaughan in history.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has elected Graduate Center President William P. Kelly as its new chair of the board of trustees. Kelly has served as president of the Graduate Center since 2005. As of July 1, he will become interim chancellor of the City University of New York.
New Yorkers at every location in the city can now find the names and contact information of all their elected officials by using only one online location: www.MyGovNYC.org. This vital interactive “Who Represents Me?” database, which is accessible on any device, has been provided through a partnership between the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the League of Women Voters of New York City.
Cynthia Lee Wong, a doctoral student in music composition, was selected as 2013-14 “New Voices” composer by a panel of judges that included conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and American composers John Adams, Seven Mackey, and Mason Bates.
“An instructive exercise in where the nation is heading,” wrote New York Times reporter Sam Roberts of New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future (Oxford University Press), the first in-depth comparative study of two regions where one in eight Americans currently lives. Serving as coeditors and contributors, members of the Graduate Center doctoral faculty […]
Ph.D. Program in Urban Education is sponsoring a conference on “The NYC Public Schools after Mayor Bloomberg” on Tuesday, May 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. The Honorable Kathleen M. Cashin, a member of the New York State Board of Regents, will give the keynote address.
Research on the teaching of mathematics by recent alumna Dr. Rachel Lambert (Ph.D., Urban Education, 2013) is reported in Harvard Education Letter, a publication of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.
The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York has announced that Provost Chase F. Robinson will serve as interim president of the Graduate Center, effective July 1. Dr. Robinson will lead the GC while President William P. Kelly serves as interim chancellor of CUNY, following the retirement of Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. Robinson […]
Karen G. Williams, doctoral student in anthropology, has won the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Minority Dissertation Fellowship for 2013–14. The $10,000 award, given to one student annually, is intended to encourage members of ethnic minorities to complete doctoral degrees in anthropology, thereby increasing diversity in the discipline and promoting research on issues of concern among […]
Three Fulbright Recipients, One Jack Kent Cooke Recipient CUNY BA is especially proud to announce that three students have earned Fulbright Fellowships for 2013. They are: Russell Barlow, a candidate for June 2013 graduation, whose Area of Concentration is Indo-European Studies. His home college is Brooklyn and his faculty mentor is Prof. John Van Sickle, […]
The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York announced on April 23 that William P. Kelly, president of the Graduate Center, will serve as interim chancellor of the University starting July 1, following Chancellor Matthew Goldstein’s announcement that he would step down after nearly fourteen years in the post. The Board of […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]