Could we have predicted the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Naming patterns may suggest as much, says Professor Stefano Ghirlanda (GC/Brooklyn, Psychology/Biology). Read more
In a recent BOMB Magazine feature, Professor Ammiel Alcalay (GC/Queens, English) reviews two new books that, in his words, give us a “fuller picture of the enormity” of Jack Kerouac’s literary achievement, which until now has been largely “misunderstood, denigrated, and distorted.” Read more
The GC today launched its first podcast series, "Academically Speaking," which will take a close look at what nearly every Ph.D. student sees as their biggest challenge: the dissertation. Read more
For a story on the neuroscience behind the Internet phenomenon ASMR, Smithsonian.com consulted Presidential Professor Tony Ro (Psychology/Biology), an expert on sensory processing and synesthesia. Read more
Distinguished Professor Cathy Davidson (English) argues against the Trump administration’s effective elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities in a new Inside Higher Ed op-ed. Read more
Ph.D. student Julie Hecht (Psychology), who writes the “Dog Spies” blog for ScientificAmerican.com, published an essay on recent scientific findings about the function of dogs’ sleep.
What did Neanderthals eat? DNA evidence from the plaque in their teeth is offering new and enlightening clues, according to Assistant Professor William Harcourt-Smith (GC/Lehman, Anthropology). Read more
"I chose to pursue my Ph.D. at the Graduate Center first and foremost due to my political commitments to public education and student/faculty dedication to this end," Barnes says. Read more
When Professor Rein Ulijn (Chemistry) first flew in from Glasgow to visit the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) in 2013, the structure was still more than a year from completion. But even in its skeletal stages, it seized his imagination.
Ph.D. student Raymond Moody (Psychology) has been awarded a $155,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for his dissertation research on the psychological factors driving HIV infection rates among gay and bisexual men in the United States.