CUNY Graduate Center

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 […]

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 […]