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Summer Spotlight: Fashion Studies  
Fashion Studies

The Fashion Studies track in the M.A. in Liberal Studies Program (MALS) enables students to examine fashion from multiple—and perhaps unexpected—interdisciplinary standpoints.

 
GC Summer News  
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Bryan Turner Receives $800K Max Planck Research Award
Presidential Professor Bryan Turner (Sociology), director of the GC’s Committee for the Study of Religion, will receive the prestigious Max Planck Research Award for his work on secularization and modernity, focusing on social and religious pluralism.
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Donna Nickitas to Receive Major Award from National League for Nursing
Professor Donna M. Nickitas (GC/Hunter, Nursing) has been selected to receive the 2015 Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Teaching or Leadership in Nursing Education, a prestigious honor bestowed biennially by the National League for Nursing.
 
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Duncan Faherty Named Inaugural Director of the Early Research Initiative
Professor Duncan Faherty (GC/Queens, English) will lead the Graduate Center’s new Early Research Initiative (ERI), which will provide opportunities for doctoral students to do exploratory research early in their graduate careers.
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Tania León Takes Center Stage at International Music Festivals
New works by Tania León (Music) were in the spotlight at international festivals this summer.
 
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Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Scholars Honored by Acoustics Society
Students, faculty, and alumni of the Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences recently received various honors from the Acoustical Society of America, the world’s most prestigious scientific society dedicated to the study and applications of acoustics.
 
Student Spotlight  
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MIT Predoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Ph.D. Student in Economics
Morgan Williams Jr. was awarded a Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship from the MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
 
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Clinical Psychology Student Named APA Intern at United Nations
Doctoral student Emnet Gammada has been named the American Psychological Association intern at the United Nations for the upcoming academic year.
 
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Fashion Studies Student Shows Collection at NY Men's Fashion Week
M.A. student Minn Hur showed his most recent collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s, the first standalone menswear fashion showcase in the city.
 
Press Coverage Highlights  
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Expand Diversity in the Outdoors, Writes Vilna Bashi Treitler
In an Al Jazeera America op-ed, Professor Treitler (GC/Baruch, Sociology) explored why Americans of color are only about half as likely to visit U.S. national parks as whites.
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Eric Lott Explains ‘Jim Crow’ in National Geographic Feature
Professor Eric Lott (English/Comparative Literature) offered insight on the origins of “Jim Crow,” a shorthand term with long historical roots.
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Lev Manovich's 'Selfiecity' Featured in Time Magazine
Various works by Professor Lev Manovich (Computer Science), whose projects focus on cultural analytics, data visualization, and social computing, have been featured recently in national media and academic journals.
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Michael Mandiberg Featured in NY Times on ‘Printing’ Wikipedia
Professor Michael Mandiberg (GC/Staten Island, Interactive Technology and Pedagogy) commented on his latest project, “From Aaaaa! To ZZZap!,” which opened at the city’s Denny Gallery.
 
In Memoriam
Judy Koster, a steadfast presence in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, died in New York earlier this month. In her 28 years at the Graduate Center, Koster assisted countless graduate students with their dossier files, helping them to build and distribute their portfolios.

Professor Arthur Spielman (GC/City College, Psychology) died in New York in July. A GC alumnus (Ph.D. Psychology, 1979) and pioneering figure in sleep research, Spielman worked at the first sleep center in the United States. His development of Sleep Restriction Therapy is a core component of insomnia treatment, and what became known as the Spielman 3P Model of Insomnia remains a cornerstone of the field. He was 68.

 

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