India’s Deccan Traps, an ancient lava field covering about one-fourth of India, has been tied to the End-Cretaceous mass extinction some 66 million years ago. New research is helping to determine whether it played a significant role.
(Photo credit: Loÿc Vanderkluysen, Drexel University)
Graduate Center, CUNY researchers uncover evidence suggesting that volcanic carbon emissions were not a major driver of Earth’s most recent extinction event. Read more
Graduate Center Professor Ruth Milkman, Ph.D. candidate Isaac Jabola-Carolus, and fellow CUNY researchers show the benefits of wage increases for jobs, the lives of older adults, and the New York economy. Read more
Credit: Alex Irklievski
The latest gift from the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation brings the foundation’s total support for The Graduate Center’s Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality to $14.36 million, and will help the prominent research center prepare more early-career scholars. Read more
A rendering of the newly discovered early primate species, Purgatorius mckeeveri. (Illustration by Andrey Atuchin)
Graduate Center, CUNY/Brooklyn College anthropologist Stephen Chester is part of a team of researchers providing a big glimpse into how our primate relatives lived 66 million years ago, after an asteroid wiped out dinosaurs. Read more
President Robin L. Garrell discussed the role of public graduate education, The Graduate Center’s strengths, and her priorities in a recent interview on the broadcast “One to One” on CUNY TV. Read more
Gabriele Grosso (Photo courtesy of Grosso)
Grosso plans to use the funding, totaling over $537,000, to research new materials for quantum information technology, and to make this sometimes-intimidating field more accessible to students. Read more
“Court Crier,” 2018 by Julian Louis Phillips, (courtesy of Phillips). Phillips is a graduate of Social Practice Queens (SPQ).
An innovative program based at The Graduate Center aims to create a new generation of cultural leaders in New York City who represent the city’s diverse population and are committed to bringing social change through art. Read more
Caption: Males and females in some populations of the common palmfly butterfly resemble each other and mimic crow butterflies, but females in other populations are orange and mimic tiger butterflies. Ruttenberg et al. demonstrate that orange females have evolved repeatedly in different parts of tropical and subtropical Asia, and locate a putative genetic “mimicry switch” that determines female color form.
David Lohman, an epidemiologist with The Graduate Center, CUNY and tThe City College of New York, and his collaborators studied the genome of 45 samples representing 18 butterfly subspecies across Asia to determine their evolutionary history and establish which genes are responsible for the color variation in females. Read more
Professors Heath Brown, Candace McCoy, Susan Opotow, David S. Reynolds, and John Torpey weigh in on the storming of the U.S. Capitol. Read more
Harvati has gained “crucial new insights into the processes of human evolution” through a combination of field research and 3D morphometry imaging techniques, DFG said in its prize announcement. Read more