365 Fifth Newsletter  |  Issue 41  |  June 2018  |  To view in browser, click here.
Fiery Volcanoes:
Tragedy and Takeaways

A GC volcanologist, Professor Marc-Antoine Longpré, answers our questions about Kilauea and Volcán de Fuego.
News from the GC
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Now a Smithsonian Curator
Saisha Grayson (Ph.D. ’18, Art History) is the new curator of time-based media at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Femicide Meets Political Science
Ph.D. candidate Sumru Atuk’s research into the politics of femicide in Turkey and Mexico has drawn attention.
Book cover of Atmospheric Embroidery
Poems That Cross the Sea
Distinguished Professor Meena Alexander’s acclaimed poetry collection, Atmospheric Embroidery, is out in a first U.S. edition.
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Up for the Blavatnik Award
Professor Andrea Alù, ASRC photonics director, is a finalist for the world’s largest unrestricted prize for early-career scientists.
Overheard At the GC
At Commencement 2018, the GC celebrated its 420 doctoral candidates and 127 master’s and offered some parting words.
Chase Robinson
Chase F. Robinson
The Graduate Center
“Make your time and your knowledge count through your own commitment and through your own principles — above all, by redeeming the promise of the public education that you’ve received.”
André Aciman
André Aciman
Distinguished Professor
(Comparative Literature and French)
“Leave this hall with gratitude, with joy, and — why not — with a glimmer of subdued arrogance for the tasks you’ve accomplished.”
Professor Kevin Nadal, who was the first person of color to serve as executive director of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at the GC, was named a 2018 NBC Out #Pride30 honoree and featured in its Pride Month special program.
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