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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
Dr. Bassett will discuss "From rhetoric to practice: Transforming the NYC Health Department to advance health equity". Dr. Bassett was named the NYC DOHMH Commissioner in January 2014. She...
12:00 PM | 1:45 PM
Collateral, and Investment"
Organized by Prof. Yochanan Shachmurove
Organized by Prof. Yochanan...
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...
Last day to register for Spring 2015 courses.
3:00 PM | 6:00 PM
2015 Spring Miniworkshop Series I with guest speakers Qin Wu (Brookhaven National Laboratory) and Paul Ayers (McMaster University). This event is hosted by the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences...
Unless otherwise noted, colloquia are held Fridays, 4:15-6 PM in room C415A (concourse level). Receptions follow in the Anthropology Department Brockway Room (room 6402). These events are open to the...
6:30 PM | 8:00 PM
Speaker: Kaja Jasińska (Haskins Laboratories, Yale University)
Title: What can neuroscience tell us about language and reading?
Abstract: Language is one our most quintessential...
4:00 PM | 5:00 PM
6:30 PM | 8:30 PM
Recent events in Lebanon have drawn attention to the city of Tripoli, the second-largest city in Lebanon. In the Lebanese press, Tripoli is now frequently compared to the Afghan city of Kandahar,...
All events will be held on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in 113 Ingersoll Hall Extension, unless otherwise indicated. The seminar series is organized by Prof. Tony Wilson
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1:00 PM | 2:00 PM
Music In Midtown begins the spring semester with the gifted artists of the Graduate Center’s DMA music performance program showcasing chamber music for various ensembles. Performers may include...
4:15 PM | 6:00 PM
Speaker: Benjamin Steinberg, CCNY and the Graduate Center
Title: On the Cerny conjecture
A deterministic automaton is called synchronizing if there is an input word, called a reset...
4:15 PM | 6:15 PM
Speaker: Maria Bittner – Rutgers University
Title: Perspectival discourse referents for indexicals
By definition, the reference of an indexical depends on the utterance context....
4:30 PM | 6:30 PM
The Program in Comparative Literature invites all students to a workshop entitled “How To Prepare For The Oral Exams” on Thursday, February 5 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge. This is...
5:00 PM | 7:00 PM
The City University of New York Graduate Center Program in Sociology is pleased to invite you to a celebration of the publication of:
From Joseph Bensman: Essays on Modern Society
A lecture by Richard Wolin with a response by Leora Batnitzky
This event is free, and admission is first-come, first-served; no registration required.
The genocidal nature of racial...
Led by Professor Mario DiGangi and featuring students who recently passed the Oral Exam this workshop will include such topics as setting up a committee; understanding the exam; creating lists;...
This event seeks to continue ongoing conversations about the intersections of pedagogy, poetics, and activism at CUNY. In particular, this panel will map relationships between CUNY’s past and...
This lively symposium accompanies Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art in the Graduate Center’s James Gallery. Curated by prominent philosopher, art critic, and media theorist...
The financial collapse of 2008 hit the New York theatre especially hard. Donations dried out, many organizations and spaces closed, artists even left the city.
Recognizing the challenge New...
10:00 AM | 11:00 AM
"Why is Pollution from U.S. Manufacturing Declining? The Roles of Trade, Regulation, Productivity, and Preferences"
co-author : Reed Walker
7:00 PM | 8:30 PM
Born in the Sahara Desert in the Timbuktu region of Mali, Awa Sangho is known for her stunning voice and high-energy drumming and dancing. Her music percolates with the rhythms and sounds not only of...
Immigration Seminar Series
5:00 PM | 6:00 PM
ELLEN FEDER, Associate Professor in Philosophy and Religion at American University will speak on her recent work on the remorse of doctors and parents of children diagnosed with intersex. This event...
According to Saba Mahmood, feminists project a Western form of consciousness onto “other” women when they portray them as yearning to be free of patriarchal traditions. Since Mahmood sees...
Lincoln's Birthday observed. The Graduate Center is closed.
8:45 AM | 6:00 PM
Foucault’s influence on the field of sexuality studies is undeniable, yet many scholars have taken him to task for his famous assertion that the nineteenth-century gave birth to the homosexual...
The CUNY Graduate Center’s PhD Program in English’s Diversity Committee invites you to join us for a roundtable discussion focused on contemporary critical directions in Latino/a Cultural...
Ruth Ben-Ghiat is Professor of Italian Studies and History at New York University. She writes and lectures on 20th century Europe, with a specialization in modern Italy; on empires, with...
Conference by Joan Ramón Resina.
The German theologian and historian Johann Martin Chladenius, one of the founders of historicism, argued for the importance of taking into consideration the...
President's Day observed. The Graduate Center is closed.
"Risk, Insurance and Wages in General-Equilibrium"
Organized by Prof. Yochanan Shachmurove email@example.com
"Nonparametric Analysis of Random Utility Models: Prediction"
co-author: Joerg Stoye
Organized by Professor Yochanan...
Deadline for filing add/drop (without the grade of "W" appearing on the student record), changes of level or residency changes for the Spring 2015 semester. All changes that may affect...
Course withdrawal period begins ( A grade of "W" is assigned to students who officially drop a class)
A Lecture on Shirley Chisolm by Professor Barbara Winslow, a historian teaching at the School of Education and Women's Studies at Brooklyn College and Project Director of the Shirley Chisolm...
This talk analyzes the importance of suture—a word that captures the act of translation and an interweaving— in the work of Virginia Woolf and Algerian writer, Sabrina Kherbiche....
6:45 PM | 8:00 PM
NB: The start time of this event is slightly later than the usual start time.
Speaker: Isabelle Barriere (Long Island University, Yeled v'Yalda Early Childhood Center)
Classes to folllow a Monday schedule
The documentary portraits the life of Erez Bitton, a Moroccan-born Jew who lives in Israel, renowned for his groundbreaking and acclaimed poetry. The film records Bitton’s collective and...
12:00 PM | 2:00 PM
The Futures Initiative and the Graduate Center Library regret that this event has been canceled. We hope to reschedule very soon and will post details here when they are...
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...
Music In Midtown with a chamber music concert featuring a stellar group of the Graduate Center’s finest musicians from the DMA performance program. Performers may include Audrey Abela, piano;...
Speaker: Sergei Artemov, Graduate Center
Title: Logic of Constructive Knowledge
The fundamental difference between constructive and classical knowledge lies in their relationship to...
The Program in Comparative Literature invites all students to a workshop entitled “How To Prepare an Abstract for a Conference” on Thursday, February 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student...
Language Exam Registration Deadline
6:00 PM | 7:30 PM
The Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance, SSWR presents "Scottish Women Book Owners on the Eve of Reformation" with Marlene Hennessy, Associate Professor at Hunter...
IRADAC and The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, Celebrates the Life of Langston Hughes.
In February 2015, Alfred A. Knopf, publisher of Hughes’ first book, will release...
Political Science Colloquium (Michael Fortner)
Faculty Membership Committee Meeting (Committee Members Only)
Executive Committee Meeting (Committee Members Only)
Lunch with the Executive Committee
Neil Herz is Professor Emeritus of English and Humanities at John Hopkins University. In the spring of 2011 and again in 2013, he was living in Ramallah and teaching in the undergraduate and...
Sociology Colloquium Series
A Moral History of the Household Budget
New York University, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
Caitlin Zaloom is a cultural anthropologist...
This panel seeks to critically evaluate Neil Hertz's work on textual self-reflexivity, particularly as it is associated with Romanticism, and its legacy in the work of George Eliot. In...
“Ethnography and Trajectories of State"
Department of Anthropology
College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center, CUNY
6:00 PM | 8:00 PM
This event has been cancelled.
Black Biography Symposium
A conversation about the power of biography, in how and what it reveals about the lives of its subjects.
Lost Prophet: The Life and...
7:30 PM | 9:30 PM
Based in New York City, FJK Dance is a contemporary dance company founded in 2014 by Fadi J. Khoury. After years of training in both ballroom and contemporary ballet, Khoury connected the two...
11:30 AM | 12:30 PM
"Trade Disputes and Settlement"
Organized by Yochanan Schamurove
William P. Kelly, distinguished scholar of American literature, former President of the Graduate Center, is joined by Justin Martin and Paul Sorrentino for a discussion of two very different yet...
The Gotham Center welcomes four authors—whose subjects range from Harry Belafonte, to the PBS show Soul!, to women artists from the ’40s through the Civil Rights Movement—for a...
Join Alyona Valerie Dybunova, Hunter College MA Program in Art History, in the James Gallery for a tour focusing on the power and weakness of art in the context of current political and economic...
Speaker: Lan Kim (Queens College)
Title: Give-type benefactive constructions in Korean and Japanese
9:00 AM | 7:30 PM
The YSI Workshop NYC consists of mini-courses covering topics and methods that are overlooked in the conventional economics curriculum as well as presentations by young scholars.
Africana Studies Dissertation Discussion
Students are invited to present chapters or other significant portions from their dissertations and theses. We also encourage students to...
9:00 AM | 4:30 PM
The YSI Workshop NYC consists of mini-courses covering topics and methods that are overlooked in the conventional economics curriculum, as well as presentations by young scholars.
SPEAKER: Rejwan Ali
Institution: Fordham University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Postdoc in the Mihaly Mezei lab)
Talk Title: Novel drug-GPCR protein Molecular...
Baruch Climate Change Seminar
Advancing New York's Coastal Resiliency and Beyond
Executive Director, Science and Resilience Center at Jamaica Bay
3:00 PM | 5:00 PM
IRADAC Works in Progress
Where we are is a matter of architecture: June Jordan and Buckminster Fuller's 1965 'ArchiTextual' redesign of Harlem and the Rhetoric of Urban...
Speaker: Matthias Baaz, Vienna University of Technology
Title: Towards a proof theory of analogical reasoning
In this lecture we compare three types of analogies based on ...
Colin Dayan, Ph.D. ’80 (Comparative Literature)
Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities
Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University
“Up Against the Law, or, the...
8:30 AM | 5:00 PM
Political Science Student Conference
Professors Rabab Abdulhadi and Simona Sharoni will discuss, among other things, the impact of the violence on, and the responses of Palestinian and Israeli women. Co-sponsored with CUNY for Palestine.
A celebration of the special issue of The Journal of Modern Italian Studies on Italian Fashion. There will be a Roundtable Discussion with John Davis, Marco Belfanti, Victoria De Grazia, Eugenia...
The discussion will draw heavily from LeoGrande & Kornbluh's book Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana (The University of North Carolina...
How are archives shaped over time by poets, historians, scholars? What are the connections between lyric time and the time of history? And what of migration -- how are new geographies illuminated,...
"How Injury Travels"
a lecture by:
Department of English and Program in Women's and Gender Studies
6:30 PM | 9:30 PM
Black Women in Jazz Performance
A special tribute to the American Jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Mary Lou Williams and to the women who contributed to this great American art form....