CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences
Graduate Center of the City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, Suite 9121
New York, NY 10016-4398
Tel: 212.817.7940

Affiliates and Activities

The following programs are currently affiliated with CUNY Academy:

  • Seminar on Europe – Meets periodically to discuss economic, political, cultural, and international issues
  • Seminar on Higher Education – Periodic meetings on such topics as the entrepreneurial university and the direction of CUNY
  • Seminar on the Modern Greek State  – Periodic meetings each semester
  • Recent Publication Series – CUNY professors discuss their recently published works
  • The Feliks Gross Endowment Fund Awards Ceremony – Annual awards for assistant professors
  • Abraham S. and Paulette Smith Eisenstadt Fund – Endowed lectures in American historical writing by noted historians
  • William Stewart Travel Awards Grant – Travel grants for recently-appointed CUNY Assistant Professors
  • Junior Faculty Lecture Series – Discussion of ongoing research by junior faculty on campuses
  • Feliks Gross Seminar in Visual and Urban Ethnography – Meets periodically to discuss members current and published research
  • Henry Wasser Awards – Honors outstanding CUNY Assistant Professors

Events 2017-2018

The CUNY Academy is pleased to present the following events:

  • “Seeing Race, Class, Gentrification, as well as The World in Brooklyn” Brown Bag Luncheon Book Talk, sponsored by the CUNY Academy of Humanities and Science’ Feliks Gross Seminar on Urban and Visual Ethnography.  Authors, Editors, and Contributor to Jerome Krase and Judith N. DeSena Race, Class and Gentrification in Brooklyn and Timothy Shortell and Judith N. DeSena (eds) The World in Brooklyn will discuss their work and the future of New York City’s most fascinating borough. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in the Graduate Center, Room 8301, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Light Refreshments and Limited Seating. RSVP:
  • The Enclave Literary Series – Contemporary Puerto Rican Literature: An Overview to New Discourses, Friday, October 6, 2017, in the Graduate Center, Room 9207 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.
  • The Henry Wasser Awards Ceremony. Fiday October 20, 2017,  in the Graduate Center’s 9th Floor Skylight Room  from 1:00 – 3:30 PM.
  • The Enclave Literary Series – Spain in New York: Iberian Literary Creation in the Big Apple, Friday, November 10, 2017, in the Graduate Center, Room 9204 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.
  • The Enclave Literary Series – Caricatures, Democracy and Resistance, Friday, December 8, 2017, in the Graduate Center, Room 9204 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.
  • The 38th Annual Arthur Sweeny Jr. Memorial Lecture – March 2018. Date and speaker to be announced. A reception will take place in the Lehman College Art Gallery at 4:15-5:15 P.M., the lecture will be in the Music Building, Room 306 at 5:15-6:30 P.M. A dinner (reservations and payments are mandatory) will follow. This event is organized by Prof. Andrei Jitianu. Co-sponsored by the Sweeny Lecture Fund, by Lehman’s School of Natural and Social Sciences, and by the Lehman College Office of Alumni Relations.
  • CUNY Academy’s Symposium on War and Imprisonment, Friday, May 11, 2018, in the Graduate Center,  Skylight Room from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professor Sarah Danielsson.
  • All events at the CUNY Graduate Center are free and open to the public and are first come-first served. Unless otherwise noted above, an RSVP is not necessary for Graduate Center events. The Graduate Center is at 365 Fifth Avenue on the corner of 34th street. A picture ID is necessary to enter the Graduate Center. Click to see last year’s events.