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  • How Did Butterflies Evolve? Their Color Chemistry Offers Clues

    Two GC professors trace the genetic origins of butterflies’ rainbow of colors. Read more

  • Student Financial Difficulties

    It’s come to our attention that a letter is being prepared expressing distress and outrage about the severe financial difficulties experienced this fall by many international students. Read more

  • WAC Changes

    Fourth-year Graduate Center Fellows have recently received messages from the PSC-GC leadership condemning the change made to the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) fellowship for 2019-20 and beyond. I write to clarify the reason for the change. Read more

  • New York City Area Wetlands May Be Unwitting Generator of Greenhouse Gasses

    A new study in the Soil Science Society of America Journal from Graduate Center researchers suggests that local wetlands are capable of using CSO inputs in a manner that actually increases greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide and methane. Read more

  • Researchers Make Major Breakthrough in Controlling the 3D Structure of Molecules

    A team of scientists led by Graduate Center professor Mark Biscoe has made a major breakthrough in chemical synthesis that now makes it possible to quickly and reliably modify the 3D structure of molecules for use in drug discovery.   Read more

  • Welcome with Fall Updates

    To all students, faculty, and staff new to the Graduate Center, I am especially pleased that you have joined us: thanks for bringing your energy and talent to the GC.  To those of you involved in our Middle States accreditation review, special thanks for contributing your time and thoughts to this important work.   Read more

  • Welcome

    Welcome back to the fall term – though it hasn’t been feeling like fall outside. To all students, faculty, and staff new to the Graduate Center, I am especially pleased that you have joined us: thanks for bringing your energy and talent to the GC.  And to those of you involved in our Middle States accreditation review, special thanks for contributing your time and thoughts to this important work. Read more

  • Researchers Are Turning to Deadly Venoms in Their Quests for Life-Saving Therapies

    Mandë Holford, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (GC/CUNY) and Hunter College, details how technology and a growing understanding of the evolution of venoms are pointing the way toward entirely new classes of drugs capable of treating diabetes, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, and other conditions. Read more

  • The Hidden Life of Rock Gnome Lichen

    A new study is helping to shed light on the genetic diversity and reproductive process of rock gnome lichen, one of only two varieties of lichens on the U.S. endangered species list. Read more

  • The Soil Won't Save Us

    New research from the GC shows that soil — specifically, the bacteria that live in it — is absorbing less methane from the atmosphere. Read more