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9:30 AM | 10:30 AM
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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...
2:30 PM | 3:30 PM
4:30 PM | 6:00 PM
European Multicultural Cities: Between Socio-Ethnic Polarization and Neo-Cosmopolitanism.
Marco Martiniello, Research Director, National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) and Director, Centre...
12:00 PM | 1:45 PM
Affiliation:Princeton and Lancaster University,UK
Topic:"The Evolution of the Returns to Observable and Unobseravable Skills: Evidence from a Panel of Danish...
6:30 PM | 8:00 PM
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...
12:30 PM | 2:30 PM
Africana Studies Dissertation Discussion
FROM BROOKLYN TO BRAZIL AND BEYOND: MAPPING ATLANTIC IDEOLOGIES OF GENDER AND RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY
Ph.D. program in...
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...
10:00 AM | 11:00 AM
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
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...
4:15 PM | 6:00 PM
Speaker: Veronica Dahl, Simon Fraser University
Title: Exploiting the bountiful nature of language
Abstract: Language can be understood in a general sense- i.e., including not...
4:30 PM | 6:30 PM
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...
Spring recess begins
3:00 PM | 9:30 PM
The event will feature excerpted readings of Sibyl Kempson’s early and new work, as well as an afternoon presentation.
Named for Brian Sykes’ theory of mitochondrial DNA, which posits...
Join the Gotham Center and Sam Roberts of the New York Times for an inside look at his popular book A History of New York in 101 Objects. It tells a vibrant history of America’s great...
10:00 AM | 4:30 PM
Yoga and Meditation**
Corbin Hill Farms
Blood Pressure Tests
10:30 AM | 11:00 AM
Free chair yoga classes generously provided by the Urban Yoga Foundation (UYF)
Chair Yoga class: 30 minutes at 10:30 am
Participants can also visit their table to sign up for a free holistic...
11:30 AM | 12:15 PM
Presentation (DSC & the Adjunct Project)
12:30 PM | 12:45 PM
Free guided mediation generously provided by the Urban Yoga Foundation (UYF)Guided meditation: 20 minute session at 12:30 pm Participants can also visit their table to sign up for a free holistic...
1:30 PM | 2:00 PM
Free chair yoga class generously provided by Grace Ho
2:30 PM | 3:15 PM
Free Pilates class generously provided by Jeanette Palmer
Pilates class: 45 minutes at 2:30 pm
(Attire: comfortable street clothes, i.e. pants and stocking feet. If you can bring your own mat,...
Last day of Spring recess.
8:30 AM | 6:00 PM
Hunter College Center for Translational and Basic Research (CTBR)
Monday, April 13, 8:30am - 6:00pm
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College of the City University of New York
Barbara Israel, DrPH, MPH has nearly thirty years of experience conducting community-‐based participatory research, and numerous publications on social support and stress, social determinants of...
Political theorist Michael Walzer discusses his new book with Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America. In The Paradox of Liberation, Walzer examines national liberation movements in...
6:30 PM | 8:30 PM
TARRY HUM is a Professor in the Department of Urban Studies at Queens College and the Graduate Center’s Environmental Psychology Doctoral Program. She is the author of Making a Global...
6:30 PM | 9:30 PM
Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar.
After graduating from Brown University, Ayad Akhtar moved to Italy and studied acting with Jerzy Grotowski. He returned...
11:50 AM | 1:45 PM
Speaker:Nobel Laureate Christopher Sims
Affiliation: Princeton University
Title:"Exiting from Liquidity Traps:Keynes Brought up to Date"
Organized by: YShachmurove@ccny.cuny.edu
4:00 PM | 5:00 PM
In the Spring of 1749, Anna del Monte was kidnapped (the ratto) and taken from the Roman Ghetto to Rome’s Casa dei catecumeni, an institution founded in 1542. The aim was her conversion. ...
6:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Left Coast: California Political Art includes artworks from the 1980s to the present that focus on the spirit of protest and resistance, which has come to be synonymous with the West Coast in recent...
A documentary about four Polish Jewish survivors who were either helped or betrayed by their neighbors. Directed by Andrzej Wajda and produced by Steven Spielberg and the USC Shoah...
7:00 PM | 8:30 PM
Sacred Kurdish music, rarely heard in the US, will be performed by Ali Akbar Moradi, recognized as the greatest living master of the tanbur. This ancient lute, played with a distinctive plucking and...
2:00 PM | 4:00 PM
Growth, Trade, and Inequality
Organized by Professor Yochanan Schamurove
Last day to file for an unevaluated withdrawal ("W") from courses.
4:00 PM | 6:00 PM
Nicole Marwell (Baruch College)
There is NO Computer Science Colloquium on Thursday, April 16, 2015
4:15 PM | 6:15 PM
Speaker: Barbara Partee - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Title: The Starring Role of Quantifiers in the History of Formal Semantics
The history of formal semantics is a...
The Program in Comparative Literature invites all students to a workshop entitled “Dissertation, Selection, Prospectus” on Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge. This is...
5:00 PM | 7:00 PM
Join scholars and artists as they discuss muralism as public art and politically-engaged medium, with artists from Precita Eyes, a mural collective based in San Francisco who were commissioned...
Welcome New Cohort Wine and Cheese Hour
This event is part of a MEMEAC series in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centenary.
In this talk, Dr. Nucho focuses on two informal settlements in a suburb of Beirut with a large...
7:30 PM | 9:30 PM
Professor of Gender and American Studies at Indiana University Marlon M. Bailey presents his rich first-person performance ethnography and memoir of dance, dress, and vogue ballroom competitions in...
8:00 AM | 7:00 PM
The Feminist Pedagogy Conference addresses the theory and practice of feminist pedagogy in a rapidly transforming university including the increasing adjunctification of the university, the...
The fandango was a popular dance and music craze that spread across Spain and the Americas. Emerging from the Atlantic slave trade with its cataclysmic remaking of the Western world, the fandango was...
Faculty Membership Committee Meeting (Committee Members Only)
Executive Committee Meeting (Committee Members Only)
12:00 PM | 3:00 PM
This event brings together future and current faculty members to identify and consider critically the intellectual, analytical, and practical work necessary to addressing inequality in and through...
1:00 PM | 3:00 PM
Professional Development: Library Research Resources
2:00 PM | 6:00 PM
A Revolutionizing American Studies event cosponsored by the Mentoring Future Faculty of Color initiative and the English Program’s Diversity Committee, featuring:
Janet Jakobsen (Barnard...
3:00 PM | 6:00 PM
Sociology Colloquium Series
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Social Structure of Irrelevance
Rutgers University, Department of Sociology
On April 17th, 2015 the department of Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY will be hosting a one-day roundtable on "Early Modern Heterodoxies." The event, which will...
“Can Images Dispossess?: Visual Sovereignty and Accumulation by ‘The Primitive’”
Department of Anthropology
Barnard College and Columbia University
Rewriting the Promethean: Theft of Fire in Cyrano’s Les États et Empires de la lune, a talk by Professor Michael Taormina.
7:00 PM | 9:00 PM
The film follows Dr. Patricia Crone, an Islamic history scholar, from her initial devastating diagnosis in 2011 of a terminal lung cancer that had spread to her brain. Reluctant to undergo the whole...
4:15 PM | 5:30 PM
The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Fashion Studies and The Center for the Study of Women & Society invite you to the lecture by Federica Muzzarelli, Professor of Photography and Visual...
Hannah Collins, cello
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11:45 AM | 2:00 PM
Tony Smith, Yale University
Is Piketty’s “Second Law of Capitalism” Fundamental?
4:30 PM | 5:30 PM
A presentation by Dr. Gerardo Caetano, Historian and Political Scientist, and Academic Coordinator of the Political Observatory of the Political Science Institute of the University of the Republic,...
IRADAC Digital Diaspora
12:00 PM | 2:00 PM
Africana Studies Dissertation Discussion
“Black Devils” Fighting for and against the French [from Engendering Islands: Representations of Difference in the
Join educator and PhD candidate Hallie Scott for a workshop on ways that teachers can use the works in Left Coast: California Political Art as catalysts for discussions of contemporary (or historic)...
SOLD OUT. THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED & LATER BROADCAST ON CUNY TV — READ MORE.
On Earth Day 2015, Joseph Stiglitz and Nicholas Stern, two of the world’s leading experts on...
7:00 PM | 9:30 PM
For decades, performance artist and writer Kate Bornstein has been exploding binaries and deconstructing gender—and her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist....
An interdisciplinary conference exploring the theory and history of the phenomenon of seriality and serials (as compared to, for example, the epic, the novel, the stand-alone work or film) within...
9:00 AM | 4:00 PM
A French-American Workshop with Professors Martha Fineman, Eva Kittay, Michelle Fine, Alyson Cole, Nancy Yousef, Estelle Ferrarese, Patricia Paperman, Sandra Laugier, Noemi Michel, & Nicolas Delon
10:00 AM | 2:00 PM
'30 Years of Corruption in Brazil - A Never-Ending Story'
David Fleischer, University of Brasília and Visiting Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George...
SPEAKER: Rocio Cortes
Institution: Assistant Editor-Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society Journals
Talk Title: The review process for APS journals and the editoral...
Keynotes by Jason Mittell (Middlebury College) on Thursday at 6 p.m. ("Complex Television and Contemporary Seriality") in room C198 and Maria Engberg (Malmö University) on Friday at 11:30...
1:00 PM | 5:00 PM
IRADAC Fellows Symposium
"Troubl(e)/in(g) the Binary:
Codifying the Racial Subject in the African Diaspora."
This half-day symposium will explore the construction and deconstruction...
4:00 PM | 4:50 PM
This will be a joint session of CUNY Computer Science Colloquium and Symbolic-Numeric Computing Seminar. The talk will consist of two parts and will last from 3:15 pm till 4:50 pm. The second...
6:00 PM | 7:30 PM
The Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance, SSWR presents "I like it, 'twill be new': Women's Acting, Artifice, and the Making of the Literary Celebrity in James...
CUNY SEMINAR ON THE MODERN GREEK STATE AT THE GRADUATE CENTER*
(Fortieth Year, 1975-2015)
The Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, Queens College, CUNY
The European Union Studies...
Urban dramaturgy plays with the structure, rhythm, and flow of the city to enact new stories of what our cities are and for whom. There are a myriad of artists, housed by cultural institutions and...
9:45 AM | 3:00 PM
Jennifer Guiliano leads this workshop designed for humanities scholars seeking assistance with writing grants, this workshop introduces participants to best practices in writing and submitting a...
Speaker: Arthur Spears (City College/CUNY GC)
Title: African American English: Grammar and Use
The Cuban Revolution of 1959 made many promises, but if they could be condensed into one formulation it would be the promise of "a future.” All Cubans would join in the march forward in...
This panel pulls together English Program alumnae and current students who successfully defended unconventional dissertations. This is an opportunity for students to hear about various methodologies...
In conjunction with the Committee on Globalization and Social Change at the Graduate Center, CUNY
CONVERSATION: “Thinking about Religion, Politics and Tradition in Egypt...
Caravan43: The families of the 43 missing Mexican students arrive in New York City. Scholars from CUNY and NYU, alongside the parents, will participate in a Truth Tribunal, discussing the series of...
10:00 AM | 11:30 AM
10:00 AM | 6:30 PM
This day-long interdisciplinary conference examines contemporary engagements with the city as a tool and stage for protest throughout major Latin American cities.
This event will be LIVE-STREAMED.
When did the Civil War end? Not with Lee’s surrender to Grant in 1865, Gregory P. Downs argues in his gripping new history, After Appomattox: Military...
11:45 AM | 1:45 PM
co-authors:Treb Allen and Yuta Takahashi
Distinguished Professor Laird Bergad, Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, presents on the recently released LDP reports on the demographic, economic, and social...
Krishna Winston, Grass translator, Friedrich Ulfers, German Literature, NYU, and Breon Mitchell, Grass translator, talk about Grass' life and oeuvre.
The event is...
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Next in the series: MAY 12 - THE FUTURE OF US-IRAN RELATIONS
You are invited into the Graduate Center’s legendary Dining Commons for a new series of...
Audrey Abela, piano
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The evening will feature readings from the plays and a panel discussion with Belgian playwrights Jacques De Decker, Serge Goriely, Pascal Vrebos, and editor/translator and specialist in Belgian...
11:00 AM | 12:00 PM
Please note that this is not a workshop or ongoing group. Informal discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Daniel Rothenberg, of the Student Counseling Services, Wellness Center.
You must be a...
Africana Studies Dissertation Discussion
Students are invited to present chapters or other significant portions from their dissertations and theses. We also encourage students to...
Audre Lorde/Essex Hemphill Memorial Lecture
6:00pm, Rooms C204/C205
Doug Most chronicles the race to build America's first subway, a great tale of two rival cities, their rich, powerful, and sometimes corrupt interests, and an invention that changed the lives of...
Fall 2015 registration begins at 9:30 a.m. for continuing matriculated students enrolled during the Spring 2015 semester.
10:00 AM | 6:00 PM
"New Maternalisms": Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable), is this year's Academic MOM Conference, which explores "motherwork" and the invisible labor of caregiving...
Nobel Laureate Robert Solow, MIT
The Solow's Residual, 60 Years Later
Music In Midtown ends the spring season with a chamber music concert featuring world-renowned pianist, Ursula Oppens. Other artists include Miranda Cukson, violin; Marianne Gythfeldt Bb and A...
3:00 PM | 5:00 PM
IRADAC Works in Progress
The IRADAC Works in Progress series will showcase research by CUNY faculty who are engaged in research on the African Diaspora worldwide.
3:00 PM | 4:30 PM
Last day to deposit a dissertation or thesis for a May 2015 degree.
Ruth Milkman (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
This talk will offer an overview of the relationship between the growth of low-wage immigration to the United States since the 1970s and the restructuring...
Political Theory Workshop (Karuna Mantena)
Favianna Rodriguez, whose prints are featured in the Graduate Center’s James Gallery exhibition Left Coast: California Political Art, will present her work, and archivist and librarian Lincoln...
Annual Evaluation of Students (Faculty Members Only)
Annual Faculty Meeting (Faculty Members Only)
2:00 PM | 5:30 PM
The Politics of Eschatology and Global Movements
Friday, May 1st 2-5:30
CUNY Graduate Center
Ruth Marshall (University of Toronto), “Spiritual Warfare in the End Times:...
Speaker: Ignasi Clemente
"The Physics of Jamming: A Journey from Marble Pebbles to Toward Conformal Field Theory"
Jamming is a well known phenomenon that you have experienced when the traffic is
Annual Program Student Meeting
Ideas and images of nakedness and nudity abound in art and in literary works of nearly all genres and periods. This roundtable interrogates the widely varying uses through individual presentations on...
CONVERSATION: “Writing Histories of the Present: Historical Perspectives on Africa’s Predicaments”
Frederick Cooper (Department of History, New York University) and Megan Vaughan...