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  • Press Release: Former President of Brazil to Receive Honorary Doctorate

    Former President of the Federal Republic of Brazil and world-renowned sociologist and scholar, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, will receive an honorary doctorate from the City University of New York's Graduate Center at a ceremony to be held Friday, October 29. Cardoso will also deliver a lecture at the presentation ceremony and reception, which begins at 6 p.m. The Graduate Center is located at 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street). A bio of Mr. Cardoso follows. Read more

  • Press Release: Sun and Stone Graduate Center Art Gallery Features Nineteenth-Century Spanish Photography

    From December 2 to January 15 the Art Gallery of the Graduate Center will present a rare--perhaps unique--window on the Spain of Queen Isabel II and the second half of the nineteenth century. Titled "Sun and Stone: Nineteenth-Century Photography in Spain," the exhibition from the collection of Jerald R. Green will feature over 75 prints from more than a dozen photographers, whose subject matter encompasses Spain's rich and varied architectural heritage. Read more

  • Press Release: Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society Unveils First In-Depth Study of African-American, Asian-American and Latino Donors in New York Region

    A groundbreaking new study has found that charitable giving levels among African-American, Asian-American and Latino donors interviewed in the New York metropolitan region were higher, with an overall average (median) of $5,000, than the national averages for households that give but do not volunteer ($1,620) as well as for households that practice both ($2,295)1. In addition, while there were differences in giving across ethnic lines, the most substantial differences were between older and younger generations -- those born before and after the enactment of the Civil Rights legislation and immigration reforms in the mid-1960s. The study was conducted by the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York in partnership with the Coalition for New Philanthropy, an initiative to advance philanthropy in communities of color.

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  • Press Release: Tiepolo Heads in Exhibition Hallway

    Installed in the Graduate Center's Exhibition Hallway, this show features expressive portraits by the noted Venetian painter and master etcher Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804), including 24 of the 60 prints forming the Raccolta di Teste (Collection of Heads) plus one related drawing. Read more

  • Press Release: Graduate Center Adds Five New Faculty Members

    The Graduate Center of the City University of New York is pleased to announce the appointment of five additions to its distinguished faculty: Robin Codding to the Ph.D. Program in Educational Psychology, Jean Graham-Jones as a joint appointment between the Ph.D. Program in Theatre and the Hunter College Theatre Department, Galen Strawson to the Ph.D./M.A. Program in Philosophy, Jock Young to the Ph.D. Program in Criminal Justice, and Jerry Gafio Watts to the Ph.D. Program in English. Read more

  • Press Release: Alexander von Humboldt: the True Discoverer of America

    From October 14 to16, the CUNY Graduate Center and its Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies will celebrate this remarkable man and his colossal legacy with AAlexander von Humboldt: From the Americas to the Cosmos, an international interdisciplinary conference combining scholarship and art. Coinciding with the bicentennial of Humboldt's epoch five-year voyage of discovery, which culminated with a visit to Thomas Jefferson, the conference will encompass panels, films, more than 100 papers, a world premiere play, and an American premiere concert, all exploring the myriad aspects of Humboldt¹s life and work. Read more

  • Press Release: 3 Days/27 Companies = 1 Off-Broadway Prelude Weekend

    The second annual Prelude to Off-Broadway weekend will once again enable audiences to preview the city's vibrant Off-Broadway scene in just three days at one place. From October lst to 3rd, the CUNY Graduate Center's Martin E. Segal Theatre Center will team up with the Alliance of Resident Theatres (A.R.T)/New York to host twenty-seven exciting and diverse companies presenting free samples of their work. In addition, the weekend will offer three panel discussions, beginning with one on September 30, plus a series of breakout sessions.

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  • Press Release: OCTOBER 2004 PUBLIC PROGRAMS LISTINGS

    The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center announces the following public events to be held during the month of October. Programs will be held at The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. For further general public information, call the Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs at (212) 817-8215. Read more

  • Press Release: SEPTEMBER 2004 PUBLIC PROGRAMS LISTINGS

    The City University of New York Graduate Center announces the following public events to be held during the month of September. Programs are free unless otherwise indicated and will be held at The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. For further general public information, call the Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs at (212) 817-8215. Read more

  • Press Release: Jeff Madrick to Propose New Policy Agenda in Public Square Talk

    The CUNY Graduate Center Political Science Program and Princeton University Press will launch their new, collaborative, Public Square book-speaker series on October 14 with a talk by New York Times columnist Jeff Madrick. Madrick will speak on "Changing Times: The Purpose of Government." The talk will begin at 6:30 pm in the Skylight Conference Room at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (34th Street). Admission is free, but for advanced registration and reservations, please call 212-817-8215. Read more