The Graduate Center offers more than thirty doctoral programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, including History.
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including Distinguished Professor David Joselit (pictured),
on the Faculty Profiles page.
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9:30 AM | 10:30 AM
This important orientation is required for you to be processed to payroll. Please bring original Social Security card.
2:30 PM | 3:30 PM
4:30 PM | 6:00 PM
Dr. Haviland will discuss "Dangerous Beliefs: Public Health & Preparations for a Revolution". Dr. Haviland has over twenty-‐five years in domestic and international public health....
Last day to register for the Fall 2015 courses.
4:30 PM | 5:30 PM
Feauring Kelly Aliano, Zoe Beloff, Sean Edgecomb, Joe Jeffreys, Ian Saville
Eisenstein was invited to Hollywood in 1930 under contract to Paramount. Fleeing from the Nazis, Brecht arrived in...
6:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Featuring artist Zoe Beloff and curator Katherine Carl
Join us for the exhibition opening reception, beginning with comments about Eisenstein’s drawings for the unfinished film The...
7:00 PM | 9:00 PM
On the occasion of the Brazilian Independence Celebration
The Cultural Department of the Consulate General of Brazil in New York, in partnership with the Center for Latin America, Caribbean, and...
2:00 PM | 6:00 PM
Test Event Listing
4:00 PM | 6:00 PM
“México, Crime, and Security: A Global Past and Present”
Elaine Carey, St. John’s University
For over twenty-five years, the United States government has employed what is...
4:15 PM | 6:00 PM
Speaker: Felisa Vázquez-Abad (Hunter College)
Title: Understanding the influence of uncertainty on algorithms: application of stochastic models for optimization;
This talk will...
Every Thursday, distinguished researchers in Computer Science present their current research.
Inspired by interdisciplinary and cross-field conversations about music and Experience Music Project’s annual “Pop Conference,” the organizers of this fall’s Critical Karaoke...
Join us for an open house where faculty and students provide information about the PhD program and answer any questions potential students may have.
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No classes scheduled.
3:00 PM | 4:30 PM
New Hire Orientation for member entering teaching and non-teaching titles. During this session new employees are ask to present completed New Hire Packet along with Form I-9 documents for employment...
4:00 PM | 5:00 PM
6:30 PM | 8:30 PM
Please join us for a panel discussion and presentation with:
Teresita Levy, Associate Professor, Department of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College and Associate Director,...
10:00 AM | 11:00 AM
2:00 PM | 4:00 PM
Information Session for New Staff at The Graduate Center
Classes to follow a Monday schedule.
Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Fall 2015 Seminar Presentation with Naomi Murakawa: ‘The Perils of Policing Reform’
Naomi Murakawa is an associate professor in the Department of...
Speaker: Maria Gouskova (New York University)
Title: Phonological and Lexical Factors in English Adjective Gradation
Abstract: Some English adjectives form comparatives and...
4:15 PM | 6:15 PM
Political Theory Workshop/Department Colloquium - Lennie Feldman, Hunter College, 4:15-6:15pm
10:00 AM | 11:30 AM
What are the unexpected affinities between avant-garde European theater, Russian cinema, and Hollywood films of the 1930s and 1940s? How did the friendships (despite their differences) of Walt...
A Panel Discussion featuring English Program faculty Ammiel Alcalay, Mary Ann Caws, Marc Dolan, Peter Hitchcock, and Hildegard Hoeller
How do scholars organize artifacts of the (relatively) recent...
No classes scheduled September 13 - 15.
11:00 AM | 4:00 PM
With Yevgeniy Fiks
Sergei Eisenstein, the renowned Russian avant-garde filmmaker and favorite of Stalin is known to be homosexual yet very little has been published on the subject. Peter...
12:00 PM | 1:00 PM
Deadline for dropping classes (without a grade of 'W' appearing on the student record), changes of level, or residency for the Fall 2015 semeseter. All changes that may affect student...
Deadline for depositing a dissertation or thesis for a September 30, 2015 degree.
The Camera Hungarica Award-winning documentary about the life and times of Randolph L. Braham produced and directed for Duna-TV by Stefan Fischer in 2004
NOTE: The location of this event has...
6:30 PM | 8:00 PM
Edward T. O’Donnell presents his new book about progressive reformer Henry George (1839-1897). Set largely in NYC during the 1880s, it examines how George joined forces with the nation’s...
Edward T. O'Donnell speaks about his new book of the same title, which examines how the influential reformer joined forces with the nation's surging labor movement to combat the growing...
Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Fall 2015 Seminar Presentation with Richard Drayton: ‘European empires and the origins of modern inequality’
Richard Drayton is Rhodes Professor...
Speaker: Noson Yanofsky, Brooklyn College
Title: Kolmogorov Complexity of Categorical Structures
Abstract: Kolmogorov complexity (KC) is a measure of the informational content of a string. For...
Welcome Back Wine and Cheese Hour, 5:00 pm
Course withdrawal period begins (A grade of "W" is assigned to student who officially drops a class)
6:00 PM | 7:30 PM
ELEANOR HUBBARD, Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University, studies the social and cultural history of early modern Britain. Her first book, City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order...
Faculty Membership Committee Meeting, 10:30 am
Executive Committee Meeting, 11:30 am
Brown Bag Lunch with the Executive Committee, 1:00 pm
The Fall 2015 Sociology Colloquium Series
9/18 Monica Prasad, Russel Sage/Northwestern
10/16 Orlando Patterson, Harvard University
11/ 20 Tim Moran, Stony Brook
12/11 Jocelyn Viterna, Harvard...
We'll discuss the following:
Is a doctoral program right for you?
How to choose a field (if you haven’t already) and programs. Questions to consider.
Why you should...
A Conversation with English Program faculty Kandice Chuh and Eric Lott
What is the relationship between "American Literature" and "U.S. cultural studies"? How does apprehension...
4:30 PM | 8:00 PM
Featuring Tonya M. Foster, Climbing PoeTree, Nicole Cooley, Cindi Katz, Stacey Parker La Melle, Kalamu ya Salaam
4:30-5:00 pm: Hurricane Season Performance by Climbing PoeTree
Language Exam Registration Deadline, 5:00 pm
What do the films of Walt Disney and Sergei Eisenstein have in common? How did Hollywood animation technology impact not only popular culture but also intellectual thought of figures like Sergei...
1:00 PM | 2:00 PM
In tandem with a collection of team-taught courses offered at the Graduate Center, the Futures Initiative will partner with HASTAC to offer workshops, webinars, and online reading groups designed...
Youth-led discussion, "Means of implementation: What role is there for young people to play in realizing their sexual and reproductive health and rights and beat HIV/AIDS." Speakers include...
Rohit Parikh, Brooklyn Coolege
Title: The logic and strategy of political campaigning
Classes to follow a Tuesday schedule
Keywords: Four Scholars Talk about a Key Term that They are Historicizing, Complicating, and Otherwise Obsessing Over in Their Scholarship.
In his 1976 study “Keywords: A Vocabulary of...
SAMANTHA MAJIC, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at John Jay College, CUNY, received her PhD in Government from Cornell University in 2009. Her research lies in gender and...
9:30 AM | 1:00 PM
2:00 PM | 5:00 PM
We all want our students to excel. During this workshop and discussion, pick up some tips and tricks about studying to pass on to your students to help them get the most out of their course...
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WAS RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 29 (FROM SEPTEMBER 28).
When her first novel, Fear of Flying, was published in 1973, Erica Jong transformed the American literary landscape by...
Featuring Kelly Aliano, Ph.D. Program in Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Sean Edgecomb, Performing and Creative Arts, College of Staten Island, CUNY; Benjamin Gillespie, Ph.D. Program in Theatre,...
7:00 PM | 8:30 PM
A US debut! Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Estonia who creates inventive arrangements of traditional songs from her homeland. Incorporating modern electronics, dance tunes, and stories,...
Music In Midtown begins the fall semester with a program of chamber works performed by gifted artists of the Graduate Center’s DMA music performance program. Our performers include Audrey...
Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Fall 2015 Seminar Presentation with David R. Howell: 'Low Pay and Decent Jobs in the Post-1980 Rich World: What's Happened to Equitable...
9:00 AM | 4:30 PM
The Women Writing Women’s Lives Biography Seminar, based in the New York metropolitan area, includes approximately seventy members engaged in writing book-length biographies and memoirs. The...
In The Practice of Everyday Life, de Certeau writes that "What the map cuts up, the story cuts across." But what if the everyday stories you seek are already cut up by centuries of...