365 Fifth Newsletter  |  Issue 40  |  May 2018  |
Our primate cousins would
likely have gone extinct if not
for Commencement honorand
Patricia Chapple Wright
(Ph.D. ’85, Anthropology).
News from the GC
Gregory Pardlo at visits the GC
A Life in Poetry and Prose
Pulitzer Prize–winner Gregory Pardlo on what he learned from his dad and the GC
Professor Jean Graham-Jones poses for a photo in the GC dining commons.
A Commitment to Theater
Professor Jean Graham-Jones on her recent appointment as the Lortel Chair in Theatre
Abstract images of the human brain.
Dopamine and Depression
Ph.D. candidate Mary Regis Shanley wins a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her neuroscience research.
Right to Left: Poets Audre Lorde, June Jordan, and Toni Cade Bambara.
Poetic Justice
Poets Audre Lorde, Toni Cade Bambara, and June Jordan fought for equity on the page and at CUNY, as revealed by the GC student editors of Lost & Found.
Just Published
Book cover of The Death of Democracy
The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic
Benjamin Carter Hett
(GC/Hunter, History)
Book cover of My Life as a Spy.
My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File
Katherine Verdery
Book cover of The Only Constant Is Change.
The Only Constant Is Change: Technology, Political Communication, and Innovation Over Time
Ben Epstein
(Ph.D. ’11, Political Science)
On Wednesday, May 30, we will celebrate this year’s 547 master’s and doctoral graduates and award honorary degrees to Neal Kumar Katyal and Katharine Viner and the President’s Distinguished Alumni Medal to Patricia Chapple Wright (Ph.D. ’85, Anthropology).
GC doctoral students posing for a photo a commencement 2017.
Overheard At the GC
How do you sum up a doctoral dissertation in three minutes? Excerpts from this month’s event Inside The Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase.
Ph.D. candidate Rebecca Siefert at podium in Elebash Recital Hall.
Rebecca Siefert
Ph.D. Candidate
Art History
“In this Me Too era, [Loretta] Vinciarelli’s exclusion [from discussions of work by artist Donald Judd] illuminates a number of important issues that are central today, especially the sexism that continues to skew the discourse on collaborations between romantic partners, prompting an imperative question. How do we open up space for those who have been left out, ignored, or written out of history?”
Ph.D. candidate Miguel Briones at podium in Elebash Recital Hall.
Miguel Briones
Ph.D. Candidate
“What if I told you that there exists a compound that can help reduce symptoms related to inflammation? Now, what if I told you that this same compound could be used to reduce symptoms related to psychiatric disorders? And what if I mentioned that you can probably find this compound in your spice cabinet?”
Come to Our Events
Image of performance for Theatre Post Maria.
Theater Post María
Theatre and performance artists from Puerto Rico discuss their artistic practices and the hurricane’s influence.
Presented by the Segal Theatre
Image of crowd holding a Pride Flag.
LGBTQ Pride Month
Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, speaks with CLAGS Executive Director Justin T. Brown (Ph.D. ’17)
Presented by GC Public Programs and CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies
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