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  • Press Release: Changing Cuba / Changing World

    The dynamics of contemporary Cuba -- the culture, the people, and the politics -- will be the focus of a three-day international symposium, “A Changing Cuba in a Changing World,” to run March 13-15 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in Manhattan (365 Fifth Ave., between 34th and 35th Streets).  Organized by the Graduate Center’s Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and two years in the making, the conference has drawn the attention of specialists throughout the world.

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  • Press Release: “Beyond Boundaries: Music and Israel @ 60” Looks at the Present-Day Complexities of Israeli Music

    On Friday, March 28, “Beyond Boundaries: Music and Israel @ 60,” a symposium of the Center for Jewish Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, will explore the complex diversity of musical styles, cultures, religions and ethnicities that is Israel today.  The daylong event will present papers, discussions, and musical performances from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM in the Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall on the first floor of the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street).

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  • Press Release: New “Global Responsibility to Protect” Project Opens

    A new global institute dedicated to improving international responses to genocide and mass atrocities was launched at the UN in February 2008 as part of the Graduate Center’s Ralph Bunch Institute for International Studies. The “Global Responsibility to Protect” project will support a groundbreaking principle agreed to in September 2005 by heads of state from around the world:  the international community has a responsibility to take action – diplomatic, legal and as a last resort, military, when a state fails to protect its populations from genocide or mass atrocities.

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  • Press Release: Leon Levy Center for Biography Established

    The Graduate Center of the City University of New York announces the creation of the Leon Levy Center for Biography, whose mission is to bring fresh voices and innovative approaches to the highly popular genre of biography. Envisioned as a hub for writers, scholars, students and readers of the genre, the Leon Levy Center for Biography will begin scholarly and public programs in the academic year starting September 2008. The Center seeks to build connections between university-affiliated and independent biographers working in print, film, visual arts, and new media and across academic disciplines.

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  • Press Release: March Public Programs

    The City University of New York Graduate Center announces the following public programs to be held during the month of March at the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

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  • Press Release: Graduate Center Historian James Oakes Wins 2008 Lincoln Prize for The Radical and the Republican

    The Lincoln Prize, one of the most generous and prestigious awards in the field of American History, will be awarded to James Oakes, a professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  Oakes, who wins the prize for his book The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics (W. W. Norton), will share the 2008 honor with historian and diplomat Elizabeth Brown Pryor for Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters (Viking).

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  • Press Release: Gerardo Rueda: Spanish Modernist on View in Graduate Center James Gallery

    From March 1 to April 19, 2008, The Amie and Tony James Gallery of the Graduate Center will present Gerardo Rueda, Spanish Modernist, an exhibition of forty-two paintings dating from 1957 to 1996.

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  • Press Release: Where the Truth Lies: A Symposium on Propaganda Today

    As the presidential race shifts into high gear, Americans are inundated with propaganda. Where does truth end and “spin” begin? Madison Avenue veterans and other media experts offer some perspective in Where the Truth Lies: A Symposium on Propaganda Today, presented by the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in cooperation with the PhD Programs in History and Sociology of the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY).

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  • Press Release: February Public Programs

    The City University of New York Graduate Center announces the following public programs to be held during the month of February at the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

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  • Press Release: NYC’s Spanish Speakers Go with the Flow

    The melting pot of New York City, where Latinos comprise nearly a third of the population, has produced “a significant change” in the way the city’s Spanish speakers express themselves, according to a new linguistic study from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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