365 Fifth Newsletter  |  Issue 47  |  March 2019  |  To view in browser, click here.
Blanche Wiesen Cook
Writing Women’s History
Distinguished Professor Blanche Wiesen Cook, indefatigable biographer of Eleanor Roosevelt, tells her own story.
News from the GC
Emily Drabinski
A First for the GC Library
Emily Drabinski, the GC’s new critical pedagogy librarian, discusses what she does and why it matters in the information age.
Tai-Danae Bradley
Known for Her Math Blog
GC Ph.D. student Tai-Danae Bradley has amassed a following for her lucid explanations of math’s seemingly confounding concepts.
Sam Stein
The Power of Property
Ph.D. student Sam Stein talks about his new book, Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State, and its implications for NYC.
Employee stressed at work
Burnout or Depression?
Burnout is a popular buzzword, but research by Professor Irvin Schonfeld shows that it’s really a form of depression.
Just Published
Book cover - Vernacular Latin Americanisms
Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market, and the Making of a Discipline
Fernando Degiovanni
(Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures)
Book cover - Hustle and Gig
Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy
Alexandrea J. Ravenelle
(Ph.D. ’18, Sociology)
Book cover - Blaming Immigrants
Blaming Immigrants: Nationalism and the Economics of Global Movement
Neeraj Kaushal
(Ph.D. ’02, Economics)
Come to Our Events
Gary Shteyngart and Suketu Mehta
Migrations: Rewriting America
Writers Suketu Mehta and Gary Shteyngart talk about immigration with the GC’s Nancy Foner and Philip Kasinitz.
Presented with Carnegie Hall as part of the citywide festival Migrations: The Making of America.
Philip Roth
Remembering Roth
James Atlas discusses his book with David Remnick, Blake Bailey, Claudia Roth Pierpont, and Judith Thurman.
Presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography.
Brain as networks
City of Science
Experts, including the GC’s Larry Liebovitch and Dana Weinberg, discuss the roles of networks in biology and society.
Presented with the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences.
Julia Alvarez and Elizabeth Acevedo
PEN Out Loud
Author Elizabeth Acevedo talks to Julia Alvarez in honor of the 25th anniversary of Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies.
Presented in collaboration with PEN America and the Strand Book Store.
Congratulations to …
GC Library

Professor David Brotherton, who received a Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation grant for his study of the legalization of street gangs in Ecuador.

Professor Brian Gibney, named the 2019 Outreach Volunteer of the Year by the New York Section of the American Chemical Society.

Professor John Musto, who received a 2019 Arts and Letters Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his work as a composer.

Join Us to Honor Alumni

Help us celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of these GC alumni at the 2019 Alumni Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 3, at 6:00 p.m.

Alumni Achievement Awards

  • James Giordano (Ph.D. ’87, Psychology) Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program and Scholar-in-Residence in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics; Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Margaret “Maggie” Nelson (Ph.D. ’04, English) Poet, Critic, and Nonfiction Writer; Professor of English, University of Southern California

Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Awards

  • Amy Hughes (Ph.D. ’09, Theatre) Associate Professor of Theater History and Criticism, Brooklyn College
  • Nandini Sikand (Ph.D. ’10, Anthropology) Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Lafayette College

City University of New York (CUNY) Awards

  • Ardie Walser (Ph.D. ’91, Engineering) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Electrical Engineering, The City College of New York
  • Cindy R. Lobel, posthumously (Ph.D. ’03, History) Former Assistant Professor of History, Lehman College; and Former Professor of Liberal Studies, The Graduate Center and Macaulay Honors College

RSVP to jcronin@gc.cuny.edu.

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