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9:30 AM | 10:30 AM
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2:30 PM | 3:30 PM
4:30 PM | 6:00 PM
Our next Public Health Grand Rounds will be given by Dr. Veronica Miller, Executive Director of the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research. The title of her talk is "Drug Development,...
Dr. Mohamedou is Deputy Director and Academic Dean of the Geneva Center for Security Policy and teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. He is author of Understanding Al...
12:00 PM | 1:45 PM
"Optimal Development Policies with Financial Frictions” co-author: Ben Moll
Organized by Prof. Yochanan Shachmurove...
2:30 PM | 4:30 PM
Overview of time and leave regulation for members of the Higher Education Officer Series and Librarians. Employees will also be trained on the use of the Banner Self Service for electronic time and...
People who have experienced Communism tend to dislike it. People who have not experienced it tend to like it. Join Alise Tifentale, Ph.D Program in Art History, in the James Gallery for a tour...
6:30 PM | 8:00 PM
Please join us for a tour of New York through the eyes of a history-loving lawyer. Robert Pigott's new book takes us on an inside tour of Gotham's great courthouses, the sites of famous...
6:45 PM | 8:00 PM
Speaker: Eva Fernández (Queens College & Graduate Center, CUNY)
Title: Studying language change: Two investigations about short-term innovations and long-term shifts in grammatical...
Self Service Banner Training for Classified Managerials
6:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Join scholars and activists who were involved in the fight for childcare during the period of open admissions at City College in the 1970s as they explore the history of childcare activism at CUNY.
7:00 PM | 9:00 PM
Elizabeth Ettorre, Professor of Sociology at the School of Sociology & Social Policy at the University of Liverpool will speak on autoethnography and women.
Part of the Priscilla F. Pollister Biology Seminar Series—Spring 2015. All events will be held on Thursdays at 12:30 PM in 113 Ingersoll Hall Extension, unless otherwise indicated. The...
1:00 PM | 2:00 PM
Alina Kiryayeva presents classical piano works featured in the cartoon world of Looney Tunes. Characters such as Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny and others will come to life through the works of Liszt,...
2:00 PM | 4:00 PM
Additional training for the Travel & Expense (travel and personal reimbursement) module. The sessions will include updates on the Purchasing and Accounts Payable business processes; the Procurement,...
4:00 PM | 5:00 PM
4:15 PM | 6:15 PM
Political Theory Workshop (Banu Bargu)
4:15 PM | 6:00 PM
Speaker: Edgar R. Weippl, the Vienna University of Technology
Title: Empirical and Applied Research in Information Security
Over the last years, there is an increasing number of descriptive...
4:30 PM | 6:30 PM
The Program in Comparative Literature invites all students to a workshop entitled "Publishing Articles” on Thursday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge. This is the third of our...
6:30 PM | 8:30 PM
Join writer and theorist Stephen Wright with Michael Wayne, author of Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism, and the Third Critique, in debate and conversation with artist and writer Gregory Sholette.
9:00 AM | 4:00 PM
BREAKFAST (9:00-10:00 AM)
WELCOME (9:45 AM)
Helena Rosenblatt, Executive Officer, Ph.D. Program in History, The Graduate Center, CUNY
PANEL 1 (10:00-12:00 PM)
The Graduate Center, CUNY,...
Speaker: James A. Walker - York University
Title: The Sociolinguistic Consequences of Ethnolinguistic Diversity
Abstract: North American cities have always been characterized by immigration,...
Simposio sobre GUERRA Y CUERPO EN EL SIGLO XIX
Con la participacion de:
Javier Uriarte (SUNY Stony Brook)
“Hoy se ha desertado en mi cuerpo”: guerra y desintegración en el Diario del...
“American Political Culture and Finance: A Conversation”
Bob Kaiser (Washington Post) in conversation with David Nasaw (Department of History, Graduate Center, CUNY), moderated...
English Student Association Annual Conference: Trance.
Keynote address by Wayne Koestenbaum
In the Armenian community of Bolis (Istanbul), lullabies contribute to the construction of a particular sense of the past in relation to the present. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, Dr. Bilal...
The Graduate Center & Columbia University Present:
Italian Jews in Context: Relations, Exchanges, Networks
An International Conference
Traveling Rabbis and...
4:00 PM | 5:30 PM
In the afternoon, three noted artists - Kurahashi Yodo, Ishigure Masayo, and Philip Flavin - will perform a program of Japanese chamber music featuring the three instruments comprising the sankyoku...
Kate Culkin, Associate Professor of History at Bronx Community College will discuss her joint biography of the daughters of Lidian Jackson and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The Jones Act that was approved by Congress in 1917 granted citizenship to the people of Puerto Rico, ushering an era of increased migration and political participation in the affairs of the American...
6:30 PM | 9:30 PM
Kawamura gained recognition in the 1980s for his popular-culture-influenced, violent, highly physical plays. Building upon this early work with later projects of social criticism and postmodern...
"The Illiquidity of Water Markets"
Organized by Yochanan Schamurove
email@example.com - See more at:...
The European Union Studies Center presents:
Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University, Author of Reluctant Witnesses:
Survivors, their Children, and the Rise of Holocaust...
Speaker: Francisco Ordonez (Stony Brook University)
12:00 PM | 2:00 PM
Africana Studies Dissertation Discussion
Ph.D. program in English
Adjunct Lecturer, City University of New York
4:15 PM | 5:30 PM
Graduate Center alum Dr. Calvin John Smiley, now Assistant Professor of Sociology at Montclair State University, on "Why Black Lives Matter: A Discussion of Race and the Criminal Justice...
The Writers' Institute presents: Meet the Agents, a panel discussion featuring Andrew Blauner (Founder, Blauner Books Literary Agency), Brettne Bloom (Partner, Kneerim, Williams & Bloom),...
The Doctor of Public Health (DPH) Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY welcomes you to an Information Session. We look forward to assisting as you take this exciting step toward the pursuit of a DPH...
SPEAKERS: Dr. Andriana Heguy, Director, Genomics Core Facility
Dr. Fengxia Liang, Director, Microscopy Core Facility
Dr. Peter Lopez, Director, Flow Cytometry Core...
1:30 PM | 4:00 PM
Professional Development: Teaching With Technology
3:00 PM | 5:00 PM
IRADAC Works in Progress
The IRADAC Works in Progress series showcases research by CUNY faculty who are engaged in research on the African Diaspora worldwide.
Special guest speaker Ken Wissoker, editorial director of Duke University Press, will speak about all aspects of publishing your first book, from how to revise your dissertation into a book...
Speaker: Gavriel Yarmish, Brooklyn College
Title: A Distributed Algorithm for Hierarchical Clustering Using the Lance Williams Update algorithm and for Root Mean Square Deviation Distance...
Che Gossett, winner of CLAGS’ 2014 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies, examines the legacies of Black queer solidarity with Palestinian struggle, by excavating June Jordan and James...
7:00 PM | 8:30 PM
US DEBUT! This concert marks a rare opportunity to hear Rajasthani music from Pakistan featuring Mai Dhai, a traditional Manganiyar singer and dhol player from the Thar Desert region. Her driving...
Kurdish and Alevi social movements in Turkey and in the transnational space have relied heavily on music and activist musicians to engage community members. This talk marks several key songs,...
Led by Vanessa Fleet, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, York University (Toronto), Department of Art, Media, Performance, and Design Scholars in humanities disciplines are typically not taught to think...
Prospective students admitted or waitlisted for admission Fall 2015 are invited to attend this event to learn more about the Ph.D. Program in English. A reception follows.
“The Archaeology of Global Change: IHOPE and Other Important Acronyms”
Department of Anthropology
Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY
Join us for a conversation between activists, artists and academics on current manifestations of and resistance to state violence across the Americas.
The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences and the European Union Studies Center present:
Andrew Cuomo’s Experimental Learning? Experiences with Work-Based Learning in German Higher...
In a remote Kurdish village in the mountains little Jiyan is worried about her father who has been arrested by the Turkish police as a suspected guerilla. He will only be released when his family...
8:00 PM | 9:30 PM
Join us for an evening with US/Armenian playwright Leslie Ayvazian, the author of eight full-length and seven one-act plays, published by Samuel French and Dramatists Play Service. Her play Nine...
11:45 AM | 1:45 PM
Topic:"Nonparametric Analysis of Random Utility Models: Prediction"
co-author: Joerg Stoye
Organized by: Professor Yochanan...
3:00 PM | 6:00 PM
Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences and Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists at CUNY present 2015 Spring Miniworkshop Series II with Jeff Cina (Univ of Oregon): "The Effects...
10:00 AM | 11:00 AM
Africana Studies Dissertation Discussion
Students are invited to present chapters or other significant portions from their dissertations and theses. We also encourage students...
Everyday Illegal: When Policies Undermine Immigrant Families (University of California Press)
Joanna Dreby, Associate Professor of Sociology, University at Albany, SUNY
Commentators: Robert C....
6:15 PM | 8:00 PM
Historian Dan McMillan distills the vast body of Holocaust research into a cogent explanation of the genocide's many causes
Each lecture, lasting about 50 minutes, will be followed by a...
In his new book Why Not Say What Happened, renowned cultural historian Morris Dickstein focuses on a subject close to home—his life and times. The memoir traces Dickstein’s path from a...
SPEAKER: Marta Kowalczyk
Institution: Department of Chemistry, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Talk Title: New Water Oxidation Chemistry of a Seven-Coordinate Ruthenium Complex with a...
In November of 1975, the newly formed Raphael Trio made “a most auspicious debut” (The New York Times) at Carnegie Hall as winners of the Concert Artists Guild Award. They have since...
IRADAC Works in Progress
"Haunting the African Diaspora: Responsibility and Remaining in Caryl Phillips' Crossing the River."
Assistant Professor, English, College of...
Speaker: Robert Haralick, Graduate Center
Title: Minimum Descriptive Length Piecewise Linear Manifold Clustering.
Linear manifold clustering permits the structure of a N-dimensional point...
Political Science Colloquium (Anna Law)
The Program in Comparative Literature invites all students to a workshop entitled “How To Prepare For The First Examination” on Thursday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge. This...
The Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies and the European Union Studies Center present:
“No New Gestapo!”:
Legacies of Nazism in the German Office for the...
5:00 PM | 6:00 PM
Meet & Greet with Prospective Students
6:00 PM | 7:30 PM
The Society for the Study of Women in the Rennaissance, SSWR presents "Possession & Witchcraft in 17th Century France" with Laila Paris.
Faculty Membership Committee Meeting (Committee Members Only)
Executive Committee Meeting (Committee Members Only)
Speaker: Bill Haddican (CUNY GC) and Daniel Ezra Johnson (Lancaster University)
Title: How independent are the variants of a linguistic variable?
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Karna Basu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jonathan Conning (email@example.com)
Sociology Colloquium Series
Explaining the Likelihood of Disorderly Public Gatherings in Campus Communities. 1997-2007
Pennsylvania State University, Department of Sociology and...
Alexandra T. Vazquez (Princeton), “Sound Study: Latina/o Radio Plays”
“Sound Study: Latina/o Radio Plays” is an invitation to tune into some residual matter that thrives in...
4:00 PM | 6:30 PM
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2015.
These two twentieth-century Jewish intellectuals—hugely influential in theory and criticism today—adopted a variety...
CONVERSATION: “Food Futures: Critical Perspectives”
A discussion with Smita Narula (UN), Joel Berg (NY Coalition Against Hunger) in conversation with Marc Edelman (Department of...
Deadline to apply for Independent Study for Fall 2015
First Exam Registration Deadline, Fall 2015
El cuerpo y la lengua
followed by the screening of:
A cicatriz branca (Galicia, 2012)
Prof. Margarita Ledo (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)
5:30 PM | 8:00 PM
Join us for an interdisciplinary seminar investigating the background and cultural context for Jules Verne’s futuristic visions, the reception of Verne’s writings in France and abroad,...
The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder
Abram de Swaan
Professor of Social Sciences
University of Amsterdam
Discussant: Dr. Simon Adams
World Literature is a relatively new field that has received increased attention throughout the past two decades, both as an object of theory and as a pedagogical practice. By bringing together...
Christina Moon of Parsons, the New School for Design will explore the emergence of new kinds of fashion workers in the New York and Los Angeles fashion industries within the last two decades....
University of Pennsylvania
How the Design of a Pension System Influences Old Age Poverty and Gender Equity:
A Study of Chile's Private Retirement Accounts System"
Presenting his book Challenges of Constructing Legitimacy in Peacebuilding: Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, and East Timor, Dr. Daisaku Higashi discusses the formidable challenges of establishing...
Please join the GC Digital Initiatives, the GC Digital Fellows, the PhD program in Computer Science and the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative in welcoming Dr. Gerald J Sussman, who will present on...
Speaker: Andrew Weir (Gent University)
Title: Embedded fragments and the licensing of ellipsis
This talk considers the properties of embedded fragment answers such as "Who...
Speaker: Jiwon Yun (Stony Brook University)
Dorothy O. Helly, Professor Emerita of history and women's studies at Hunter College and the Graduate Center will lecture on "Gender Complexities in the Life of Flora Shaw, Lady Lugard:...
What use is history? This perennial question will be explored through the lens of modern Jewish historians who have served as advocates and witnesses, at times in actual courtroom settings and more...
Works by GC student composers performed by the Either/Or Ensemble
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In the longue durée of music history, rediscovery, recovery, revival, and renewal were central in the creation of repertoires and performance practices. With the end of the Second World War musical...
9:30 AM | 12:30 PM
Information Session for New Staff at The Graduate Center
11:00 AM | 8:30 PM
Stuart Hall: Geographies of Resistance
Thursday, March 26th & Friday, March 27th
This two-day gathering of academics, artists, and activists honors Stuart McPhail Hall, the late sociologist...
Part of the Priscilla F. Pollister Biology Seminar Series—Spring 2015. All events will be held on Thursdays at 12:30 PM in 113 Ingersoll Hall Extension, unless otherwise...
2:00 PM | 2:15 PM
4:00 PM | 6:00 PM
Andrew Stauffer (Pinetree Foundation Fellow)
Yi Chen, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title: Where is my needle in the haystack?
With data volume ever growing, information discovery becomes...
Political Theory Workshop (Paisley Currah)
Periphrases simple and compound: the compositionality problem
The University of Manchester
The present paper addresses the topic of verbal periphrases and the questions thereby...
What is the role of art and culture in breaking down boundaries of race, gender, sexuality, nation, and class? As a featured event of the conference Stuart Hall: Geographies of Resistance, master...
This 55 minute documentary depicts a space cherished by skaters and a city struggling to move beyond its past and forge a new narrative amidst contemporary social issues.
Kristie Dotson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University, researches in epistemology, feminist philosophy, and critical race philosophy.
2:00 PM | 8:30 PM
What is the place of the printed book in an era of digital reading devices and web-based publishing, and how have digital workflows changed academic publishing? How are digital texts circulating in...
What are conventionally called dialects in Italy range from the languages of small communi-ties to the those of large centres which, if history had turned out differently, might have become...
“Fruitful Fictions and Partial Truths”
a lecture by:
Richard and Sally Price
College of William and Mary
5:00 PM | 7:00 PM
Are you interested in applying for a PhD and want to learn more about the process? Come listen to a panel of faculty and students discuss their experience of the admissions...
7:30 PM | 9:30 PM
Swedish choreographer and performer Carl Olof Berg presents a two-part performance from his masculinity project, titled "The Andrology Showroom". Part 1 is titled an "A guided tour of...
10:30 AM | 9:30 PM
Lee Breuer is an American playwright, director, filmmaker, poet, lyricist, and academic. He is a co-artistic director of Mabou Mines Theater Company, which he founded in 1970 with JoAnne Akalaitis,...
12:00 PM | 2:30 PM
The Chilean economy is usually highly praised as having been successful since the imposition of neo-liberal reforms under the dictatorship of general Pinochet in 1973. However, the four decades that...
European Multicultural Cities: Between Socio-Ethnic Polarization and Neo-Cosmopolitanism.
Marco Martiniello, Research Director, National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) and Director, Centre...
10:15 AM | 12:45 PM
Affiliation:Princeton and Lancaster University,UK
Topic:"The Evolution of the Returns to Observable and Unobseravable Skills: Evidence from a Panel of Danish...
One of Israel’s most acclaimed filmmakers, Eran Riklis presents a talk interspersed with clips from his films, including Dancing Arabs — his most recent picture, yet to be released in New...
Speaker: Hadas Kotek (McGill University)
Title: Theory and processing of wh-in-situ
SPECIAL ADDED TALK!
Theories of interrogative syntax-semantics adopt one of two strategies...
Emily Vold, violin
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11:30 AM | 1:30 PM
JCOPE Ethics Training
12:30 PM | 2:30 PM
Africana Studies Dissertation Discussion
Students are invited to present chapters or other significant portions from their dissertations and theses. We also encourage students to...
5:30 PM | 7:00 PM
Having recently published a study of conversion and radical assimilation in modern Jewish history, Prof. Endelman will reflect on how the study of Jews who did not want to be Jews illuminates broader...
Come celebrate five years of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Archive Initiative with Ammiel Alcalay and Aoibheann Sweeney, along with long-time friends of the press: Thurston Moore,...
Visit the NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival website for the full schedule, updates, list of publishers, and more information: http://chapbookfestival.org/
Now in its seventh year, the...
Celebrated by the National Flute Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Robert Dick has established himself as an artist who has mastered and redefined the flute. The...
The Program in Comparative Literature invites all students to a workshop entitled “How To Write Your Curriculum Vitae” on Thursday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge. This is the...
Oliver Markson, piano
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Spring recess begins