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9:00 AM | 4:00 PM
Beijing +20, "Civil Society Watch: Governments' Commitments to Action," a Civil Society parallel event to the UN Global Leader's Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's...
9:30 AM | 10:30 AM
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2:30 PM | 3:30 PM
6:30 PM | 8:00 PM
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...
11:45 AM | 1:45 PM
Laura Veldkamp,New York University
"Understanding Uncertainty Shocks and the Role of the Black Swan"
12:00 PM | 2:00 PM
Drawing on his recently published book Terror and Performance (Routledge 2014), Rustom Bharucha will probe the modalities and enigmas of the dangerous liaisons between terror and performance. In this...
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...
6:30 PM | 8:30 PM
Speaker: Jiwon Yun (Stony Brook University, SUNY)
Title: Using prosody in the syntactic disambiguation of wh-indeterminates
Abstract: It has been widely observed that indefinites are...
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WAS RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 29 (FROM SEPTEMBER 28).
SOLD-OUT. This event will be LIVE-STREAMED.
When her first novel, Fear of Flying, was published in 1973, Erica Jong...
DMA Program Recital: Mary Hubbell, soprano
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,...
7:00 PM | 9:00 PM
Join us for a panel presentation on the recent indigenous protests in Ecuador. Panelists will discuss the significance of the protests as well as the government's...
1:00 PM | 2:00 PM
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...
2:00 PM | 3:00 PM
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry's monthly meeting (Room 5209) with Dr. Michael Lubasch, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
Title: "Density Functional...
Speaker: Dustin Mulcahey, Google New York
Title: Strong Consistency at Scale - F1/Spanner
Abstract: How does one deal with a legacy MySQL database that is nearing its limits?...
4:30 PM | 6:30 PM
Several years ago, Catherine Hall, Nick Draper, and Keith McClelland launched a project at University College, London, on the “Legacies of British Slave Ownership.” The project sought to...
PhD-DMA Programs in Music: The Parhelion Trio
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...
Those Wild Yorkshire Girls: Body, Place, and History in the Brontës’ Lives and Art
A talk by Deborah Denenholz Morse
The Brontë bicentenaries begin with Charlotte’s in 2016 and...
4:15 PM | 6:00 PM
Please join us for a talk by Lisa Wedeen (University of Chicago) titled, "Neoliberal Autocracy and its Unmaking: Notes from Syria".
Unless otherwise noted, all colloquia take place in...
10:00 AM | 11:30 AM
Basic Kentico training explaining the CMSdesk, creating and editing pages, and using basic widgets. Attendees must register with their GC email address.
Pope Francis and the Catholic Church in a Changing Society
Cuba: A Country of Believers?
Meg Crahan, Senior Research Scholar
Cachita and Reconciliation: The Virgin of Charity...
4:30 PM | 6:00 PM
Dr. Zewdie has led strategy, policy implementation and management of development programs at the country, regional and global levels for international bodies, Including the World Bank and Global Fund...
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...
8th annual Leon Levy Biography Lecture: Brenda Wineapple on "The Rosebud Effect: Mystery in Biography." Wineapple is the author of the widely acclaimed biographies Genêt: A Biography of...
10:00 AM | 12:00 PM
Additional training for the Travel & Expense module (for travel and personal reimbursement). The sessions will include updates on the Purchasing and Accounts Payable business processes; the...
Jonathan Wright, Johns Hopkins University
"Seasonal and Weather Effects in Macroeconomic Data"
4:30 PM | 5:30 PM
6:00 PM | 7:30 PM
Simeon E. Baldwin Professor Emeritus, Yale Law School
H.E. Inigo Lambertini
Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the U.N.
MATT BRIM, Associate Professor of Queer Studies in the English department at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, and co-editor of WSQ will speak about his recently published book, James Baldwin and...
Speaker: Elizabeth Pratt (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Title: Agreement, comprehension, and implicit prosody in L1 and L2 speakers
This research focuses on structural and prosodic...
Featuring Sabine Berendse, Paul Clements, and Hannah Temple
What would it be like to listen in on a conversation between Austrian composer Hanns Eisler and Brecht scholar Hans Bunge in East Berlin...
Elena Ferrante is the pen name of an anonymous novelist who has dominated the Italian literary landscape for the past twenty years. Ferrante has taken inspiration from growing up on the outskirts...
12:30 PM | 2:30 PM
This forum will bring together scholars, activists, and communitiy members to discuss the specific challenges for indigenous migrants in the New York City area. These workshops are cosponsored by...
3:00 PM | 9:30 PM
What Could We Build? Part I: New Theaters for New York
Jonathan Burnham, senior vice president and publisher of HarperCollins, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the discovery and publication of Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman. Written in the...
PhD-DMA Programs in Music: Laura Cocks, flute
8:00 PM | 9:30 PM
What Could We Build? Part II: Imagining Architectures for Performance
10:00 AM | 11:00 AM
Six GC students will be speaking at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Oct. 8-10, Wilmington, Delaware
Andrew R. Abrams, "Hannibal: Silius...
4:00 PM | 5:30 PM
Iconic Mexico: Finding the Linkages that Bind Mexicans Together
Eric Zolov, Stony Brook University
Maize as Ecological Heritage...
4:00 PM | 6:00 PM
Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Fall 2015 Seminar Presentation with James Livingston: The American Anomaly, 1870-1950: Testing Thomas Piketty's Comparative History.
The so-called Gilded...
Report from the Field: The Nibelungen Cycle
Speaker: Richard Larson (Stony Brook University, SUNY)
Title: Quantificational State
Talk followed by a reception in room 7400. All are welcome.
Rohit Parikh, Brooklyn Coolege
Title: The logic and strategy of political campaigning
Abstract. We prove an abstract theorem which shows that under certain circumstances, a candidate...
Political Theory Workshop - Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 4:30-6:30pm
5:30 PM | 6:30 PM
The Builders Association in Conversation
WENDY HELLER, Professor of Music and Director of Italian Studies at Princeton University, specializes in the music of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries with emphasis on the study of...
Tragedy in Spades: A Crime Documentary
Poet, essayist and social activist Margaret Randall discusses her recent publication Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led By Transgression (Duke University Press, 2015) with Sujatha...
The Offending Gesture
DON'T CALL ME CRUEL, BABY
Dead Time of Plenty
11:00 AM | 12:30 PM
Presentation by Sasha Abramsky
Introduction by Professor Jack Jacobs, Poltical Science
The House of Twenty Thousand Books is the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and...
2:00 PM | 4:00 PM
Informal seminar series on biophysics and neuroscience.
"Are neural field models an accurate enough approximation?: A homotopic mapping between current-based and conductance-based...
3:45 PM | 5:30 PM
The Peculiar Patriot
Sam's Tea Shack
Star Crap Method solo with Illogical Jazz Ballet
This lecture by Marc Redfield (Brown University) revisits the problem of what Susan Sontag, in a famous essay, called “fascinating fascism”. What makes Nazism--for by...
Please join us as Sharon Steadman (SUNY Cortland) presents a lecture titled, "Beyond the Frontier: Anatolian Village Life during the 4th Century Millenium BCE Uruk Period".
Join our faculty and students to learn about the program and how to apply.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 8th.
5:00 PM | 7:00 PM
The Tear Drinkers
My Sh*tty Memory
He's Built A F**king Time Machine
Power Source III
Cotton + HYPERBOLIC! [Excerpt]
8:00 PM | 10:00 PM
The College is closed, no classes scheduled.
Eloy Cruz, Baroque guitar
María Diez Canedo, traverso and recorder
Rafael Sánchez Guevara, viola da gamba
10:30 AM | 11:45 AM
Classified Service Staff
1:00 PM | 3:00 PM
Raymond Erickson, CUNY Graduate Center and Director, "Rethinking Bach: A Performers' Workshop"
The presentation will include a...
2:00 PM | 7:30 PM
This one-day symposium will explore the multilayered identity of cities like New York, a leading global fashion capital that has long been defined by the history of the garment industry, fashion and...
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...
5:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Poetry! Friendship! Witness!
A gathering of Clare Coss' friends to read their poetries in celebration of life, language, possibility.
Readings by Meena Alexander, Cheryl Clarke, Kathy...
Speaker: Simon Charlow (Rutgers)
Title: To be announced
All are welcome to attend.
Marilyn Monroe might never have become the legend she did without America's original tragic starlet: actress and poet Adah Isaacs Menken. In a century remembered for Victorian restraint, her...
World-renowned designer Reem Acra speaks with Valerie Steele of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in a featured event of the conference Global Fashion Capitals. Originally from Beirut, Acra...
PhD-DMA Programs in Music: Vicente Alexim, Composer
10:00 AM | 1:00 PM
Temembe Ensamble Continuo (Mexico) will present a performance workshop on the relationship between instruments and performance practices of the 17th century Hispanic fandango and its contemporary...
4:00 PM | 5:00 PM
Presented by: Dr. Suzanne Brown-Fleming, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC
NOTE: The location of this event has changed from the brochure listing. It will be held in the SEGAL...
10:00 AM | 4:00 PM
WALK-IN FLU VACCINATION CLINIC FOR STUDENTS:
Thursday October 15th 10am-1pm & 2-4pm
The price of the vaccine is $11.00
Check or money order preferable
(made payable to The Graduate...
Music In Midtown presents a chamber music concert featuring a stellar group of musicians from the DMA performance program, including Hannah Collins, cello; Manon Hutton DeWys, piano; Igor Begelman,...
Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Fall 2015 Seminar Presentation with Suren Pillay: 'Equality, Citizenship and Difference: Becoming Post Apartheid'
This paper takes up the contemporary...
A team of Google engineers (Dr. Alexander Konstantinou and Dr. Dustin Mulcahey) will provide a workshop on tips and what to expect when interviewing for a position (internship or permanent) at...
PhD-DMA Programs in Music: Nils Neubert, tenor
In their US debut, Dutch group Musica Temprana presents this performance and workshop on the research and application of historical performance practices in bailes, cachucas, and tonadas.
Alumni Event: 50th Anniversary
Faculty Membership Committee Meeting, 10:30 am
11:00 AM | 4:00 PM
‘Go Forth and Learn’: Visual Exegesis in the Medieval Haggadah
The margins of the late-fourteenth century Barcelona and Sassoon Haggadahs (London, BL, Add. MS 14761; Jerusalem, IM,...
James Saslow (Professor Emeritus, Queens and the Graduate Center) has made a major contribution to the study of Michelangelo, early modern public theatre and processions, the representation of...
Professional Development: Practice Job Talk - TBD, 4-6pm
Please join us for a night of discussion with Margot Weiss (Wesleyan University) on "Critical Desires/QueerAnthropology."
Unless otherwise noted, all colloquia take place on Fridays at...
7:30 PM | 9:00 PM
The 2015 Lloyd Old and Constance Old Lecture
A lecture by Roger Scruton, followed by a discussion with acclaimed author Greil Marcus, with a musical interlude by Perspectives Ensemble...
11:30 AM | 1:30 PM
Join us for a conversation with Gary Giddins to celebrate two books by former fellows of the Leon Levy Center for Biography. Pamela Newkirk will speak on Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga...
MAYA MAOR teaches the sociology of the body and gender studies at Haifa University and at Ben-Gurion University, in Israel. Her research is focused on the intersection of the sociology of the body,...
6:30 PM | 9:30 PM
In the tradition of Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege and HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, The New Black Fest (with guest curator, playwright Dominique Morisseau)...
In light of the poet's unexpected passing in 2010 and in celebration of her Collected Poems (Norton, 2012), nine distinguished contemporary poets—Timothy Donnelly, Rigoberto González, Joy...
PhD-DMA Programs in Music: Manon Hutton-DeWys, piano and Paul Wolfram, cello
A lecture by:Liuren Wu, Baruch College
"Centrality of the Supply Chain"
In her 1926 essay “On Being Ill,” Virginia Woolf commented, “How astonishing, when the lights of health go down, the undiscovered countries that are then disclosed.” Alexandra...
Featuring Joy-Ann Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC and author of the new book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide, and Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National...
President Robinson invites you to attend the Fall Community Meeting on October 21, 2015 from 4 – 5 pm, in the William P. Kelly Skylight Room on the 9th floor. All are invited to...
Phd-DMA Programs in Music: Whitney George and The Curiosity Cabinet
12:30 PM | 2:00 PM
Do you often feel like a fraud, faking your way through graduate school, just waiting for your true inadequacies to be exposed for all to see? Enduring and sometimes overwhelming feelings of...
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...
Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Fall 2015 Seminar Presentation with Patrick Simon: 'Lighter than blood: ethnic enumeration in the era of equality policies'
Collecting ethnic and...
Speaker: Sergei Artemov, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Title: On Aggregating Probabilistic Evidence
This work is based on the need to highlight the cultural and philosophical contributions of the Chinese migrants and their descendants to the nations of the Americas and the Caribbean. In this...
9:00 AM | 6:00 PM
Symposium on the Physics of biological systems series:
Marc Gershow, New York University
Leslie Osborne, University of Chicago
Joshua Shaevitz, Princeton University
12:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Angus Brown, Jennifer Crewe, Cathy Davidson, Jason Edwards, William Germano, Jonathan Goldberg, Kathryn Kent, Wayne Koestenbaum, Sharon Marcus, Sarah McCarry, Nancy K Miller, Michael Moon, Ben...
What can an English department do to ensure a viable, progressive future for higher education in America? Panelists--scholars and public intellectuals--answer this question by arguing for a new kind...
Deadline to apply for Independent Study for Spring 2016, 5:00pm
First Exam Registration Deadline, Spring 2016, 5:00 pm
Author Steven Hill joins New York Times columnist Eduardo Porter for a timely discussion, upon the release of Hill’s book Raw Deal: How the "Uber Economy" and Runaway Capitalism Are...
Join us for an evening celebrating the work of Theatre Communication Group’s publishing wing with the publisher Terry Nemeth, new editor of American Theatre magazine Robert Weinert-Kendt and...
Join us for an evening of readings and a conversation on the importance of diversifying mainstream literary culture, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo. Readings by Pardlo, Willie...
A lecture by Robert Engle, New York University
"Prospects for Global Financial Stability"
5:30 PM | 7:00 PM
Ayala Fader, Fordham University
"The Treatment of Doubt: Ultra-Orthodox Jews, Crises of Faith, and Therapy"
Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Brooklyn, this lecture analyzes...
Speaker: Vera Zu (New York University)
Title: To be announced
All are welcome to attend.
PhD-DMA Programs in Music: Composers' Alliance
The Orion String Quartet, one of the most sought-after ensembles in the United States, has won high praise for its fresh perspective and individuality. Orion members Daniel Phillips, Todd Phillips,...
Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Fall 2015 Seminar Presentation with Patrik Svensson: 'From Lab to Lounge: Liminal Spaces for Learning'
Patrik Svensson is a Professor of Humanities...
Join us for the second installment of Culture Reinvents Itself: Conversations with Greil Marcus for an evening of conversation between visual artist Rachel Harrison and author Greil Marcus (Music,...
Pedagogy Day is an annual conference hosted at The Graduate Center, CUNY about the teaching of psychology. The one-day conference aims to provide doctoral students with current knowledge, skills, and...
Marnie Holborow, associate faculty at Dublin City University, presents a talk and develops some themes to be found in her recent book Language and Neoliberalism (Routledge 2015).
Jewish Scholars in Twentieth Century Intellectual Life: Erich Auerbach/Isaiah Berlin/Walter Benjamin. A Panel Discussion featuring Martin Jay, UC-Berkeley, Jane O. Newman, UC-Irvine with a response...
Political Violence in Cuba after the Revolution of 1933
Samuel Farber, Professor Emeritus of Brooklyn College
Chibás and the Struggle for Democracy
Ilan Ehrlich, Bergen Community...
Featuring Robin Blotnick, Sujatha Fernandes, Rachel Lears, and Mahoma Lopez
Join us for a poetry reading and performance by worker writers, followed by a screening of The Hand That Feeds, a...
Singer, composer, and guitarist Márcio Faraco is a quietly enthralling performer whose soft voice echoes João Gilberto. Faraco integrates samba and bossa nova with tinges of African music and...