Jia Ma, a doctoral candidate in biochemistry who will defend this spring, won the fifth annual Horst Schulz Prize, awarded by the Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry for the best peer-reviewed paper published in 2012 having a CUNY biochemistry doctoral student as first author. Ma was lead author of seven on “Fe2+ binds iron responsive element-RNA, […]
At the January 28 meeting of CUNY’s board of trustees, Judith Stein, a member of the doctoral faculty in history, whose home campus is City College, was appointed Distinguished Professor, effective February 1, 2013. Dr. Stein’s field of scholarship is U.S. twentieth-century political economy and African American history. Her books include Pivotal Decade: How the […]
Multiple sclerosis (MS), which leads to severe neurologic disability, affects more than 400,000 individuals in the United States and about 2.1 million worldwide, but the origin and pathogenesis of this degenerative, chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system are for the most part unknown. Promising research is being carried out in the lab of […]
Alfonso W. Quiroz, professor of Latin American and Caribbean history, died on January 2, 2013. A member of the history program at Baruch College since 1986 and a member of the doctoral faculty since the early 1990s, he was dedicated to the study of corruption over the centuries in his native Peru, publishing Corrupt Circles: […]
Graduate Center Professor of Art History Claire Bishop and GC Art History Alumnus Hal (Harold) Foster are the two sole winners of the College Art Association’s 2013 Frank Jewett Mather Award for art criticism.
More than thirty new faculty appointments were made to twelve doctoral programs and two certificate programs at the Graduate Center between October 16 and December 18, 2012. Listed below, after each name, are the faculty member’s home campus and fields of specialization. Africana Studies Certificate Program Jerry G. Watts, Graduate Center: Politics and Afro-American intellectual […]
During the last quarter of 2012, the Graduate Center received twenty-six grants totaling $2,012,000. The listing below, for eight grants of $100,000 or more to six principal investigators (PIs), provides the names of doctoral faculty members serving as PIs and their Graduate Center affiliations, the awarding agencies, the project titles, and the grant amounts. This […]
Mark E. Hauber, professor of biology and psychology at the Graduate Center and Hunter College, and a team of young investigators, all co-PIs, from the United States, New Zealand, and the Czech Republic, have won a $1.2 million Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator Award for their study of birds’ eggs. The funding will enable […]
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.