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365 Fifth Newsletter  |  Issue 42  |  September 2018  |  To view in browser, click here.
Deep-Sea Diver,
Jellyfish Tickler,
Radical Empathizer
See why Professor David Gruber plunges the deep ocean and what he finds there.
News from the GC
Jessica Murray mobilizes the MTA to make its system more accessible to people with disabilities.
Taking the NYC Transit Chief for a Ride
Jessica Murray mobilizes the MTA to make its system more accessible to people with disabilities.
Raven Gomez grew up gaming. Now she wants to get video games into the classroom.
Meet a Digital Humanist
Raven Gomez grew up gaming. Now she wants to get video games into the classroom.
Recent graduate Min Ma helps Google bring speech recognition technology to the rest of the world.
How Do You Say “Hey Google” in Pashto?
Recent graduate Min Ma helps Google bring speech recognition technology to the rest of the world.
The Center for the Humanities reimagines the GC’s library and first floor with the Object Library.
ICYMI: What’s Up With the Blue Floor?
The Center for the Humanities reimagines the GC’s library and first floor with the Object Library.
Just Published
Book cover of Brooklyn Tides
Brooklyn Tides: The Fall and Rise of a Global Borough
Benjamin Shephard
(GC, Social Welfare / City Tech, Human Services)
Book cover of An Inclusive Academy
An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence
Virginia Valian
(Psychology)
Book cover of Rape and Resistance
Rape and Resistance
Linda Martín Alcoff
(Philosophy)
New to the GC
The GC has appointed eight new faculty members for 2018–2019, including our first dean for master’s programs, Julie Suk.
Dean of Master's Julie Suk
Overheard At the GC
We welcomed about 600 new students at convocation last month. It was President Robinson’s last, as he starts in December as the director of the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries.
President Chase Robinson at the podium for Convocation 2018
Chase F. Robinson
President
“In this most public of universities, it’s not a privilege but a responsibility that we learn and teach in these deeply democratic modes. … What you choose to study and research is up to you. You owe it to yourself and to the rest of us to practice democracy in your work. It’s what we’re banking on.”
GC alumna Tiffany Perkins-Munn at podium of Convocation 2018
Tiffany Perkins-Munn
(Ph.D. ’03, Psychology)
Global Head of Decision Sciences, BlackRock
“The Graduate Center, I would say, was one of the best experiences in my life. I wish you all the kind of experience that I had. I hope you take not only what you learn in a direct and targeted way, but also all the things that you will learn in more of an implicit way and apply those to all of your successes.”
Come to Our Events
Portrait of author Kathryn Edin against a bookcase
09
20
The Tenuous Ties of Working-Class Men
Author Kathryn Edin discusses the roots of this trend and its impact on addiction and suicide.
Presented with the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.
Portrait of Claire Tomalin
09
24
Claire Tomalin
The acclaimed biographer discusses her new memoir, A Life of My Own.
Presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography.
Portrait of Governor Jerry Brown next to the book The Browns of California by Miriam Pawel
09
25
Governor Jerry Brown
The California governor discusses his life with Pultizer Prize–winning journalist Miriam Pawel.
Presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography.
Image of a young people holding signs titled Separate and Unequal at a protest
09
26
Urgent Conversations
Are we rationing high-quality education? Experts will tackle the question of access to elite schools.
Presented by GC Public Programs.
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