Distinguished Professor Cathy Davidson (English), director of the Futures Initiative (FI), published an op-ed this week in The Chronicle of Higher Education about how the FI is enhancing success in the classroom, and beyond. Read more
Digest by doctoral student Gregory Pardlo (English) has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Read more
Doctoral student Risa Cromer (Cultural Anthropology) has been awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, which provides $25,000 in funding for a year of full-time dissertation writing.
On Tuesday, May 5, the GC’s European Union Studies Center will commemorate the end of World War II with a special event, “Victory in Europe: The 70th Anniversary of the Defeat of European Fascism,” the Otto and Fran Walter Memorial Lecture. Read more
In advance of the 5/5 lecture “Victory in Europe: The 70th Anniversary of the Defeat of European Fascism," moderator John Torpey (Sociology/History) talks about the importance of the anniversary. Read more
Brewster Kahle — inventor, philanthropist, and founder of the Internet Archive — will be the featured speaker at the GC’s annual Center Friends of the Library talk on Monday, April 20. Read more
Doctoral student Polina Nazaykinskaya (Music Composition) was recently awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, the premier graduate school award for immigrants and children of immigrants. Read more
Installation view of "Left Coast: California Political Art" with artworks by Futurefarmers, Precita Eyes Mural Collective, Andrew Schoultz, and Rigo 23.
Left Coast: California Political Art includes artworks from the 1980s to the present that focus on the spirit of protest and resistance, which has come to be synonymous with the West Coast in recent years. The title of the exhibition takes its name from a playful moniker for the left-wing politics associated with California, a place that curator and art historian Peter Selz has referred to as “America’s edge.” By exploring how the roles of these artists cross into the realm of activism, the show brings to the fore timely political tensions and social movements that are unfolding across the country. The exhibition will feature sculptures, drawings, paintings, video and prints by several contemporary artists currently working in California, as well as newly commissioned works by Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Schoultz, the Bay Area-based mural collective Precita Eyes Mural Collective, and the international artist collective Futurefarmers, founded by San Francisco artist Amy Franceschini. Also included in the presentation are works by artists Judith F. Baca, Evan Bissell, Libby Black, Enrique Chagoya, Bruce Conner, Estudio Teddy Cruz with Fonna Forman, Jennifer Moon, PERSIA and DADDIE$ PLA$TIK, Lari Pittman, Rigo 23, Favianna Rodriguez, Martin Wong, and Imin Yeh. This exhibition is curated by Nadiah Fellah, the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow. - See more at: http://centerforthehumanities.org/program/left-coast-california-political-art#sthash.GOHr5XU5.dpuf Read more
The Graduate Center today announced the results of the 2015-2016 Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship competition. Read more
Doctoral student Joshua Mehigan (English) has been named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry. Read more