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Distinguished Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith (Philosophy) recently uncovered evidence that octopuses living on a bed of shells at Jervis Bay, Australia, are “throwing stuff” at one another... Read more
In a New York Times feature published this week, Professor Ruth Milkman (Sociology) commented on efforts to raise wages and organize workers at McDonald’s and other fast-food chains abroad. Read more
A research study by Professor Cheryl Carmichael (GC/Brooklyn, Psychology) shows that happiness can be predicted by the quantity of friends in your 20s and the quality of friendships in your 30s. Read more
Various works by Professor Lev Manovich (Computer Science), whose projects focus on cultural analytics, data visualization, and social computing, have been featured recently in national media and academic journals alike, and will be presented at an upcoming conference: Read more
In a new National Geographic article, Professor Eric Lott (English/Comparative Literature), offers insight on the origins of “Jim Crow,” a shorthand term with long historical roots. Read more
Professor Duncan Faherty (GC/Queens, English/American Studies) has been named the inaugural director of the Graduate Center’s new Early Research Initiative (ERI), which will provide opportunities for doctoral students to do exploratory research early in their graduate careers.
In a new Al Jazeera America op-ed, Professor Treitler (GC/Baruch, Sociology) explores why Americans of color are only about half as likely to visit U.S. national parks as whites. Read more
Distinguished Professor David S. Reynolds (English) published an essay this week exploring the meaning of the iconic character Atticus Finch, as portrayed in the recently released novel by Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman. Read more
Professor Michael Mandiberg (GC/Staten Island, Interactive Technology and Pedagogy) is featured in the New York Times on his latest project, “From Aaaaa! To ZZZap!,” which opens today at the city’s Denny Gallery. Read more
New works by Tania León (GC/Music) are in the spotlight at international festivals this summer. Read more