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365 Fifth Newsletter  |  Issue 53  |  November 2019  |  To view in browser, click here.
Professor Dana-Ain Davis
Exposing the racism of childbirth
Professor Dána-Ain Davis draws a line between the dangers black women face in the delivery room and the legacy of slavery.
News from the GC
Bird flying over jail wall
The fight to eliminate jails
Ph.D. candidate Marlene Nava Ramos takes on New York City’s plan for the shutdown of Rikers Island.
Professor Andre Aciman
Found Him
Professor André Aciman explains what inspired the long-awaited follow-up to Call Me By Your Name and what he’s working on now.
Piggy banks
Democracy’s Biggest Threat
We used to think democracy was necessary for capitalism to thrive. Professor Branko Milanovic explains that’s no longer the case.
Paul Fess, Krystyna Michael, and their son
The Two-Body Problem
Now it’s his turn: Alumnus Paul Fess (Ph.D. ’18, English) shares tips on finding tenure-track jobs for two.
Unearthing Our Prehistoric Relatives
A prehistoric mammal

Professor Stephen Chester and a team of scientists discovered and analyzed a treasure trove of fossils that reveal in unprecedented detail how mammals, like us, emerged to rule the planet after the dinosaurs were wiped out.


“It has significant implications given that we are currently facing what many scientists call the sixth mass extinction," he says. "And it’s only the beginning."

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MAKING CONVERSATION IN MODERNIST FICTION
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(Ph.D. ’12, Comparative Literature)
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JUMP UP!: CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL MUSIC IN NEW YORK
Ray Allen
(GC/Brooklyn, Music)
Book Cover - A WORLD DIVIDED: THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE AGE OF NATION-STATES
A WORLD DIVIDED: THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE AGE OF NATION-STATES
Eric D. Weitz
(GC/CCNY, History)
12.3.19 is #CUNYTUESDAY

CUNY kicks off its annual 24-hour giving challenge the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, all gifts to The Graduate Center will support our Student Emergency Fund, which helps students overcome urgent financial needs so that they can focus on their studies without pause.


Learn more about #CUNYTUESDAY and how you can help The Graduate Center to be immediately responsive to students.

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