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  • Ford Foundation Funds GC’s Newly Formed JustPublics@365 to Address Social Inequality through Digital Media

    November 14, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

    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 […]

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  • AMS Designates Five Mathematics Doctoral Faculty Members as Fellows

    November 13, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

    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 […]

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  • ASA’s Angela Davis Award for Public Scholarship Honors Ruth Wilson Gilmore

    November 9, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

    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 […]

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  • GC Team Studies Workday Flexibility in 21 Countries

    November 9, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

    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 […]

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  • New GC Institute Focuses on Language Education at CUNY

    November 2, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

    “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 […]

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  • Renowned Digital Humanities Expert Lev Manovich Joining Graduate Center Faculty

    November 2, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

    Lev Manovich, a world-renowned innovator in digital humanities and theorist of digital culture and media art, will be joining the Graduate Center’s doctoral faculty in January 2013 to lead digital humanities research. “No one has had a more dramatic impact on the rapidly transforming world of digital humanities than Lev Manovich,” said President William P. […]

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  • See WNET’s Extended Interview with Professor John Mollenkopf

    November 2, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

    http://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/2012/10/mollenkopf-interview/ MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman and John Mollenkopf, director of the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center, CUNY, discuss demographic changes in New York City and their influence on politics. The October episode of MetroFocus premiered in October on WLIW21, THIRTEEN, and NJTV.

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  • WNET and NYT Highlight GC’s Mapping Service

    October 23, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

    In “Keeping Communities Together When Districts Change,” WNET Metrofocus, Wednesday, October 17, 2012, writer Georgia Kral highlights the value of the Mapping Service of the Center for Urban Research (CUR) in the contentious redistricting process currently under way, which may change the voting pool in City Council districts. [Read entire article.] A month earlier, NYT […]

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  • Doctoral Faculty Member Leads Study on Bowhead Whale

    October 19, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center, York College

    Elizabeth Alter (Asst. Prof., York, Biology) was the lead author on a study by a distinguished team of American and Canadian scientists: “Gene flow on ice: The role of sea ice and whaling in shaping Holarctic genetic diversity and population differentiation in bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus),” which appeared online in the new Wiley open access […]

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  • Induction of the Newest Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellows in CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies

    October 19, 2012 | CUNY Graduate Center

    The following students enrolled in CUNY Baccalaureate (CUNY BA) have been selected as the new Fall 2012 Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellows and will be formally inducted into the Fellowship on November 7 in a ceremony at the CUNY Graduate Center. Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellowships for CUNY BA studetns are funded through a donation […]

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