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Distinguished Professor Meena Alexander (GC/Hunter, English) is one of three poets who will read from their work at a free event tonight at the New York Public Library. Read more
Professor Robert C. Smith (GC/Baruch, Sociology) was recently named winner of the American Sociological Association’s prestigious Louis Wirth Best Article Award. Read more
In a compelling new op-ed for The Atlantic, Distinguished Professor David Reynolds (English) traces the history of the Confederate flag — a flashpoint for national tensions long before the recent Charleston church massacre. Read more
Ph.D. candidate Micki Kaufman (History) was named recipient of the prestigious Paul Fortier Prize in Australia this week, the latest in a string of accolades for her “Quantifying Kissinger” project. Read more
On July 13, 1865, in a spectacular fire witnessed by thousands of New Yorkers, P. T. Barnum’s American Museum in downtown Manhattan mysteriously burned to the ground. The museum will soon re-open its doors to the public — this time in virtual form. Read more
The three-year project will explore how to design computer games that sharpen students’ learning. Read more
A new study by Professor Irvin Sam Schonfeld (GC/City, Psychology) examines the stresses faced by those who are self-employed, such as freelancers or owners of solo businesses. Read more
A post-doctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine, Ivan Assenov Anastassov recently received a $160,000 NIH grant to support his research on how the brain receives and interprets what is seen through the eye. Read more
The GC’s Office of Human Resources and the Office of Planning and Professional Development recently hosted an inaugural information session for a new program, “Crossing Bridges: Putting Your Ph.D. to Work in University Administration.” Read more
Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel (GC/Lehman, Biology) has identified a new enzyme in plants that shows promise for ending vitamin A deficiency — a life-threatening health issue that affects 250 million children worldwide. Read more