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including Distinguished Professor David Joselit (pictured),
on the Faculty Profiles page.
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David E. Lavin, professor emeritus of sociology, died on March 14. He came to the Graduate Center and Lehman College in the early 1970s, after ten years at Harvard University, the University of... Read more
President William Kelly opened the first community meeting of the spring semester with brief remarks on the Graduate Center’s budget. He noted that while “there are ongoing austerity... Read more
Terry Samuels died on March 9, 2013. Mrs. Samuels was appointed to the Mina Rees Library on September 29, 1975, and retired on January 28, 2003, after more than twenty-seven years of service. A... Read more
Theatre students Emily Clark (l.) and Dan Venning (r.) offer the Kirle Gift to Chief Librarian Polly Thistlethwaite (center). Photo: Lynette Gibson
Alumnus Dr. Bruce Kirle (Theatre, 2002), a lifelong lover of musical theatre, died suddenly at the age of 59 in 2007. With the collaboration of the Ph.D. Program in Theatre and the Mina Rees... Read more
Al-Karim Gangji, a GC doctoral student in urban education, received the 2012 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by Adjunct Faculty at Queens College, “in recognition of his commitment... Read more
The Graduate Center is delighted to welcome Dr. Jennifer Furlong as the new Director of Career Planning and Professional Development. She earned her Ph.D. in romance languages at the University of... Read more
A “spellbinding solo meditation that hovered between Arabic cantillation and expanded Western tonality, with hints of jazz” and the “most memorable moment of the Divan’s New... Read more
Faculty members in Industrial/Organization (IO) Psychology experienced remarkable success and recognition for their work over the past five years. Most recently several members of the core doctoral... Read more
Irwin Oreskes, who served on the doctoral faculty in biochemistry until his retirement from Hunter College in 2003, died on March 1 at the age of 86. He leaves behind him generations of graduates who... Read more
The Graduate Center embraces the academic tradition of providing a diverse and intellectually robust forum for discussion across the spectrum of ideas and points of view. Further, the GC's steadfast commitment to unfettered debate and dialogue is an expression of its mandate as a publicly funded institution. Read more