Dear Friends, It is my sad task to inform you that our beloved colleague Isaías Lerner, Distinguished Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages (HLBLL), passed away on January 8. Isaías graced our lives; he was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. His […]
The Graduate Center mourns the recent loss of five vital members of its community. Gustavo Archilla, who worked at the Graduate Center as assistant to the registrar Elmer Lokkins until retiring in 1970, died on November 27, 2012, at the age of 96. He was described in the New York Times as an inspiration to […]
On his way from playing folk songs in San Antonio coffeehouses as a teenager to his fourteenth Grammy nomination forty-three years later, in 2012, singer-songwriter Steve Earle gained a reputation as a Renaissance man, outspoken iconoclast, and masterful storyteller. On December 3, before a roomful of fans in Elebash Recital Hall, the three-time Grammy Award […]
MediaCamp, a partnership between the GC’s JustPublics@365 and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (CUNY J-School) is offering five free January workshops for all academics (students and faculty) wishing to acquire skills in various areas of digital media. The three-hour workshops are free but registration is required. They will take place at the CUNY J-School, […]
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a research fellowship of $25,000 to Joshua Brown, a member of the doctoral faculty and director of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
The Division of Education at the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $359,000 to the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning (ASHP/CML) at the Graduate Center. The cooperative agreement award from the NEH’s Bridging Cultures and Community Colleges Initiative funds a professional development program aimed at vitalizing learning in Latino/a studies.
Doctoral faculty member Jonathan Kalb (Theatre) is a recipient of the 2011–12 George Jean Nathan Award for dramatic criticism for Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater (University of Michigan Press, 2011). He shares the prize with Kenneth Gross (Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life). Kalb previously won the Nathan Award in 1990–91 for his […]
The scandale militaire involving biographer Paula Broadwell and General David Petraeus has generated much handwringing over the ethics of biography in recent weeks. By all accounts, sleeping with your subject is unethical; keeping it a secret is worse. The Leon Levy Center for Biography (LLCB) at the Graduate Center, CUNY, will address these and related […]
Terrie Epstein, professor of urban education at the Graduate Center, wins a Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Award.
“Thankfully, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York has seen the work we have done and the progress we have made,” declared Dr. Francisco Cadena Santos, director of the School of Nursing at the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT), Mexico. Dr. Santos praised the Graduate Center for signing the Agreement for Academic […]
Nicolas Montano, a John Jay College student in CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, has been awarded the prestigious British Marshall Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. He is one of six CUNY students to have ever received a Marshall Scholarship since the program’s inception. Marshall Scholarships provide high achieving students from the […]
From March through September 2012, the Graduate Center, CUNY, received eighty-two grants totalling more than $5,721,000. Eighteen of these grants awarded to members of the doctoral faculty were for $100,000 or more. Federal and private funding agencies included the National Science Foundation, New York State Education Department, the governments of Norway and Australia, the Brady Education Foundation, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the Open Society Institute.
Nikola Berger’s senior thesis about oyster reefs has been published in a new marine restoration textbook edited by renowned marine biologist Tom Goreau. Given sea-level changes and storm surges like we experienced with Hurricane Sandy, this text offers important and timely information.
Clare Carroll, a professor on the doctoral faculty in comparative literature and liberal studies and coordinator of the Renaissance Studies certificate program, has won a highly prized National Endowment for the Humanities grant of $160,000 to support a 2013 summer seminar on “Researching Early Modern Manuscripts and Printed Books,” which will be hosted at the Graduate Center. The application deadline is March 4, 2013.
Currently, about six hundred doctoral students at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, serve as Graduate Teaching Fellows, while another eleven hundred teach in CUNY’s undergraduate classrooms as adjunct professors. So when the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) announced a request for proposals regarding “Preparing Future Faculty to Assess Student Learning,” Maureen O’Connor, […]
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (GC) announced on November 14 that the Ford Foundation has provided a research grant to launch JustPublics@365, which aims to increase the impact of scholarly work on inequality by forging links among scholars, media professionals, and political activists, and inspiring informed public debate. The project […]
Five members of the doctoral faculty in mathematics have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2013, the program’s initial year: Assistant Professor Jason Behrstock; Professor Linda Keen, who is serving as acting executive officer of the doctoral program in mathematics; Professor Alvany Rocha; Distinguished Professor Dennis P. Sullivan, who serves as […]
Doctoral faculty member Ruth Wilson Gilmore, a professor of geography in the earth and environmental sciences program and associate director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, has won the 2012 Angela Davis Award for Public Scholarship from the American Studies Association (ASA), the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study […]
Technological changes have created a worldwide demand on the part of workers to have more flexibility and control over their schedules, but that control varies among industrialized countries. A study of twenty-one countries undertaken by a team of Graduate Center psychologists and sociologists has identified factors that significantly affect workday flexibility. Their article, “It’s All […]
“Across CUNY, we teach about twenty-five languages, and students speak almost two hundred languages other than English in their homes,” notes Greet Van Belle, until recently an adjunct professor of French at Queens College and now the first interim director of the newly established Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context (ILETC). The ILETC will […]