New York may or may not be the philosophic center of the universe, but it is less arguably the center of the philosophic universe. That center is now expanding, with the addition of two renowned philosophers who will be Visiting Professors on an ongoing basis at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Read more
Victor A. Kolyvagin has been appointed the first Mina Rees Chair in Mathematics at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Professor Kolyvagin, formerly J. J. Sylvester Professor of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University, is best known for a series of papers that fundamentally transformed number theory. Read more
The CUNY Graduate Center will be presenting a new series of free public concerts this fall aimed at inspiring greater public interest in musical performance and restoring the legacy of great music to individuals from all walks of life. Titled Great Music for a Great City, the series inaugurates a new initiative in music programs at The Graduate Center curated by musical director Caroline Stoessinger. Read more
On Sept 10 and 11, The Graduate Center will present a two-day, cross-disciplinary conference reflecting on "Death, Bereavement, and Mourning: What We Have Learned a Year After 9/11." The conference is being organized by Samuel Heilman, Graduate Center Harold M. Proshansky Chair in Jewish Studies, and is sponsored by the Proshansky Chair and the New York State Funeral Directors Association. Read more
Kenneth T. Jackson: President and CEO of the New-York Historical Society, Jacques Barzun Professor of History and Social Sciences at Columbia University, and editor of the Encyclopedia of New York. Read more
Professor Ida Susser of the Ph.D. Program in Anthropology at The Graduate Center has received awards from The MacArthur Foundation, the Society for the Anthropology of North America, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Institutes of Health.
William Alexander Stewart --- a groundbreaking linguist who was the "world's foremost authority on Gullah" according to The New York Times (March, 29, 1977) --- died Monday, March 25, in New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University. Read more
I look back and as I do, I see the top of the south tower start sinking. The building is sinking into itself! It¹s collapsing. I can hear a sound like a freight train coming and I can see this mounting mushroom cloud growing and growing and exploding down the narrow streets towards me. People around me are screaming. They start running everywhere. We are in a narrow area with many benches and fences and people are running and screaming. Read more
The Middle East Studies Association awarded its annual Malcolm H. Kerr dissertation award to a CUNY Graduate Center alumnus in Anthropology, Jonathan Shannon. Shannon's February 2001 dissertation, "Among the Jasmine Trees: Music, Modernity, and the Aesthetics of Authenticity in Contemporary Syria," investigates cultural memory, emotion, and discourses of modernity among Syrian musicians, artists, and intellectuals.