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Domna Stanton Named by Mayor de Blasio to Commission on Human Rights
Distinguished Professor Domna C. Stanton (French) has been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve on the New York City Commission on Human Rights. The Commission investigates and prosecutes complaints from residents whose rights might have been violated, as well as educates the public and encourages positive community relations.


GC Study Shows Increased Income Concentration Among Top-Earning U.S. Households
A new GC study shows that household income is becoming even more concentrated among the high-earning households in the United States, while poorer households are experiencing no measurable gains. The study, conducted by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS), found that the wealthiest 20 percent of households controlled 48 percent of total income in 2010, up from 44 percent in 1990.

Frances Fox Piven Named Winner of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship
Distinguished Professor Frances Fox Piven (Political Science/Sociology) has been named recipient of the prestigious Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. The $100,000 award is bestowed annually to an individual who has challenged the status quo through distinctive, courageous, imaginative, and socially responsible work of significance.


Lev Manovich Named One of 2014’s Most Influential by The Verge
Professor Lev Manovich (Computer Science) has been named to The Verge 50, an annual list of the most influential and interesting figures in technology, art, science, and culture. Other luminaries on the list include academic leaders, a 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, and entertainers such as Beyonce and Stephen Colbert.

Alexandra Logue on ‘Overlooked’ Transfer Students in Inside Higher Ed Essay
Alexandra W. Logue, a research professor in the GC’s Center for Advanced Study in Education (CASE), spotlights a frequently ignored group—transfer students—in a new Inside Higher Ed essay. Among the most urgent priorities are attending to data concerning graduation rates, incentivizing colleges to help these students graduate, and facilitating credit transfer, according to Logue.
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Caroline Bean Stute Selected to Join "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band
Caroline Bean Stute (Music Performance) is a cellist, performer, teacher, doctoral student—and now, staff sergeant in “The President’s Own.” Long considered the nation’s most prestigious musical corps, the Marine Band is closely tied to the White House. For Stute, the appointment continues a theme of lifelong musical achievement.
Press Coverage Highlights

Wanted: More (and Better) Discourse on Designing Diverse Communities
Setha Low (Anthropology) comments on creating diverse spaces in public parks, underscoring how cultural values make a difference in how we perceive and utilize space. “One size does not fit all,” she says in The Atlantic's CityLab. Low recommends that urban planners and designers truly understand their target audience through ethnographic research.

The Verge 50: A Definitive List of 2014's Most Important People
Professor Lev Manovich (Computer Science) is highlighted among “the 50 most important people at the intersection of technology, art, science, and culture… and the 50 people whose work this year will shape the next 50 years.”

The 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014
Among those recognized by Foreign Policy is Professor Michael Mandiberg (Staten Island, Interactive Technology and Pedagogy), an interdisciplinary artist and scholar who organized the first Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. The event generated 100 new Wikipedia articles and revised 90 existing entries in February.
Featured Faculty Books
After the Red Army Faction: Gender, Culture, and Militancy
Masterminded and led by women, the Red Army Faction (RAF) terrorized West Germany from the 1970s to the 1990s, and afterimages of its leaders persist in the works of pivotal artists and writers. Charity Scribner explores why women were so prominent in the RAF, and what the continuing cultural response to the German armed struggle tells us about the representation of violence, power, and gender today. Scribner (LaGuardia) serves on the doctoral faculty in comparative literature at the Graduate Center.


Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia
Compiled and introduced by Bryan S. Turner and Oscar Salemink, the Handbook provides a contemporary and comprehensive overview of religion in contemporary Asia, with chapters by experts in their respective fields. This advanced-level reference work is essential reading for students, researchers, and scholars of Asian religions, sociology, anthropology, Asian studies, and religious studies. Turner is a Presidential Professor of Sociology and director of the Committee for the Study of Religion at the Graduate Center.


Evita, Inevitably: Performing Argentina’s Female Icons Before and After Eva Perón
This book sheds new light on the history and culture of Argentina by examining the performances and reception of the country’s most iconic female figures—in particular, Eva Perón. The book links the Evita legend to a broader pattern of female iconicity from the mid-19th century onward, reading Evita against the performances of other female icons. Jean Graham-Jones (Hunter) serves on the doctoral faculty and as Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in Theatre at the Graduate Center.

For more info, please visit our news page, press coverage room, and calendar. This is the last issue of 365 Fifth for the 2014 year. 365 Fifth will return at the start of the 2015 spring semester.


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