CUNY Graduate Center

ASHP/CML Wins NEH Grant for Summer Institute on Civil War Visual Culture

August 16, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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 […]

In Memoriam: Norma Rees

July 18, 2013 | CUNY 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.

David Olan to Serve as Acting Associate Provost

July 8, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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 Students Win GC Interdisciplinary Fellowships

July 2, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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 Theoretical Physicists Join the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences (ITS)

June 27, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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.

Four Prominent Scholars Join GC Central Faculty

June 27, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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.

CUNY Trustees Approve the Appointment of Five New Distinguished Professors at Their June 24 Meeting

June 26, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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.

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Announces President Kelly as Chair of its Board of Trustees

June 18, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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 Database Provides New Yorkers Quick Answers to “Who Represents Me?”

June 12, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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: 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.

Doctoral Student in Music Cynthia Lee Wong Selected as “New Voices” Composer

June 5, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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.

Book Comparing New York and Los Angeles to Launch on May 16

May 7, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

“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 […]

Urban Ed Sponsors Conference on NYC Public Schools After Bloomberg

May 1, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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.

Alumna’s Research on Teaching Math is Noted in Harvard Publication

May 1, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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.

Provost Robinson to Lead GC as Interim President

May 1, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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 […]

Anthropology Ph.D. Student Wins Dissertation Fellowship

April 26, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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 Fulbrights and One Jack Kent Cooke for CUNY BA

April 25, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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, […]

President Kelly Named Interim Chancellor at CUNY

April 24, 2013 | CUNY Graduate Center

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 […]

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 […]