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DigitalPraxis

The Digital Praxis Seminar aims to ensure that students begin thinking about digital scholarship and teaching from the moment they enter the Graduate Center. Those enrolled in the yearlong, two-course sequence—designed for new students but open to all—gain full immersion in digital humanities tools, skills, methodology, and scholarship that enhance research and teaching.

Matthew K. Gold, associate professor of English and Digital Humanities, and Stephen Brier, professor of Urban Education, discuss the importance of creating engaged scholarship and open-course development, driven by collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach.

 
Upcoming Events  
LeninMuseum

 

The Lenin Museum
The Lenin Museum reflects on the historical contradictions and complexities of intersections between Communism and anti-Communism as well as ideology and sexual identity. This exhibition will run from November 20, 2014 to January 17, 2015. Image (Left): Yevgeniy Fiks, Untitled (Postcards), Mixed media, 2014.
BringBackOurGirls

 

#BringBackOurGirls: Human Security in West Africa
A panel discussion on the plight of the more than 250 young girls kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria, as well as the larger ramifications for human security. Free and open to the public on December 4.
HitoSteyerl

 

Hito Steyerl and David Joselit in Conversation
In conversation with Graduate Center Distinguished Professor David Joselit on December 5, Hito Steyerl will expand on her understanding of the political economy of images, or what she has called "poor images" or the "wretched of the screen."
RedsattheBlackboard

 

Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the NYC Teachers Union
The New York City Teachers Union bears a deep history with the American Left, having participated in some of its most explosive battles. On December 9, historian Clarence Taylor recounts the pivotal relationship and the backlash it created, as the union threw its support behind social protest movements.
 
GC Community News  
DigitalInnovationGrants

GC Names Winners of 2014–15 Provost's Digital Innovation Grants
The Graduate Center recently announced recipients of the 2014–15 Provost's Digital Innovation Grants, which support digital projects designed, created, programmed, or administered by GC doctoral students. The winning projects, funded as part of the GC Digital Initiatives Program, span a range of research areas and academic disciplines.
CelinaSu

 

GC Announces Inaugural Recipient of Marilyn Jacobs Gittell Endowed Chair
The Graduate Center today announced the appointment of Celina K. Su, associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College, as the inaugural Marilyn Jacobs Gittell Chair. The professorship, funded by a $2.3 million gift from SAGE Publications and its founder and executive chairman Sara Miller McCune, enhances the GC's stature as an interdisciplinary hub for urban and community research.
 
CollegeAccess

GC Shares in $75M Grant Addressing College Access for Underrepresented Students
The Graduate Center was recently awarded a U.S. Department of Education research grant to improve college access for underrepresented and low-income college students. The four-year project, part of a $2.8 million package allocated to the University of Minnesota and five partner institutions, centers on forging ties with diverse communities to bridge campus-community cultural divides.
DagmarHerzog

 

Dagmar Herzog Receives the Distinguished Achievement Award in Holocaust Studies
Distinguished Professor Dagmar Herzog (History) was recently presented the Distinguished Achievement Award in Holocaust Studies Bestowed biannually by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, the award recognizes exemplary teachers, scholars, and mentors.
 
VisitingProfessors

GC Welcomes Visiting Professors Khalil Muhammad and V. Kofi Agawu
The Graduate Center has welcomed two visiting faculty members for the fall semester, both renowned experts in their fields. Khalil Gibran Muhammad (History) is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, one of the world's leading research facilities dedicated to the history of the African diaspora, and V. Kofi Agawu (Music) is a musical theorist whose research and writing span musical traditions from Gustav Mahler to the Ewe people of Ghana.
 
Press Coverage Highlights  
MichelleFine

Whitney Dow & Michelle Fine: Whiteness in America
In a time when racial tensions are running high across the country, an area rarely explored is the subject of how white people feel about their racial identity. Whitney Dow, director and producer of the "Whiteness Project: Inside the White/Caucasian Box," joins host Bob Herbert and Michelle Fine, distinguished professor of social psychology at the Graduate Center, in a revealing discussion on white racial identity.
WhatRevolutionLooksLike

What Revolution Looks Like on Instagram
Lev Manovich, a computer science professor at the Graduate Center, in his latest visual study "explores the ways in which the photo-sharing service Instagram captured daily life alongside extreme strife during the headiest days of Euromaidan in February."
LincolnandthePress

'Lincoln and the Power of the Press,' by Harold Holzer
Distinguished Professor David S. Reyolds (English) writes in the New York Times: "Abraham Lincoln has been portrayed in many roles—as emancipator, politician, military leader, orator, self-made man and others—but his canny manipulation of the popular press has received little attention. Harold Holzer, a prominent authority on America's 16th president, opens many vistas on this fascinating topic in his new book, 'Lincoln and the Power of the Press,' a monumental, richly detailed portrait of the world of 19th-­century journalism and Lincoln's relation to it."
 
Featured Faculty Books
NYCEnglish
New York City English
In this book, Michael Newman examines the differences and similarities among the ways English is spoken by the extraordinarily diverse population living in the New York dialect region. He uses data from a variety of sources, including older dialectological accounts, classic and recent variationist studies, and original research on speakers from around the dialect region. Newman (Queens) serves on the doctoral faculty in Linguistics.

 

DynamicsofGender
The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France
Across six case studies, Domna Stanton adds a new dimension to early modern French literary and cultural studies. The book features essays on the construction of women: three in texts by male writers (Racine, Fénelon, Poulain de la Barre) and three by female writers (La Guette, La Fayette and Sévigné). These studies also take up different genres: satire, tragedy, treatise, memoir, novella, and letter-writing. Stanton is a distinguished professor of French at the Graduate Center.

 

ComparativeGrammar
A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese
This book presents and analyzes various features of the morphosyntax of Borgomanerese, a Gallo-Italic dialect spoken in the town of Borgomanero, in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. The study is highly comparative, drawing on the literature of numerous other Italian dialects and Romance languages (as well as English), to inform an understanding of the Borgomanerese phenomena. Christina Tortora (Staten Island) serves on the doctoral faculty in Linguistics.
 
In Memoriam
Dr. Moe Bergman, the first Executive Officer of the doctoral program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, and one of the founders of the field of audiology, died in Herzliya, Israel. He was 97.
 

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