A working paper by doctoral student Jessica Peck (Economics) suggests that the arrival in New York City of digital app-based car services like Uber led to a significant decrease in drunk-driving related car accidents.
Could we have predicted the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Naming patterns may suggest as much, says Professor Stefano Ghirlanda (GC/Brooklyn, Psychology/Biology). Read more
What did Neanderthals eat? DNA evidence from the plaque in their teeth is offering new and enlightening clues, according to Assistant Professor William Harcourt-Smith (GC/Lehman, Anthropology). Read more
Ph.D. student Raymond Moody (Psychology) has been awarded a $155,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for his dissertation research on the psychological factors driving HIV infection rates among gay and bisexual men in the United States.
Doctoral student Melissa Nelson Slater (Psychology) coauthored a new study published in Zoo Biology about how olfactory enrichment, or using scent cues, can improve the welfare of birds of prey in zoos. Read more
The GC’s Public Science Project (PSP) has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to fund its “Just Methods for Participatory Youth Policy” project. Read more
Professor Lev Manovich (Computer Science) announced today a new study of over 13,000 photos taken during the 2014 Ukrainian Revolution and shared on Instagram. Read more
The Graduate Center has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures entitled “Cultures and Histories of Freedom: Ideology, Slavery, and Creolization, 1500-1900.” Read more
The Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies at the Graduate Center has released two new reports from its Latino Data Project. One focuses on changes over two decades in the... Read more
“The State of the Unions 2012: A Profile of Organized Labor in New York City, New York State, and the United States,” the September 2012 annual report of the Joseph S. Murphy Institute... Read more