FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.

FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.

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August 10, 2023

Welcoming 2023 Senior International Fellows

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York is pleased to announce the selection of eight Fellows who will join us for this year’s Senior International Fellows Program. The Fellows come Brazil, Italy, Ghana, Kosovo, Mexico, Senegal, and Ukraine and will attend seminars together in New York throughout the month of October. 

August 6, 2023

Winning grant for Symposium of Latin American Art 2024

Congrats to students Suzie Oppenheimer and Laura Suárez Rodriquez who won a DSRG Surplus Initiative Grant to fund a symposium on Latin American Art in 2024!  The DSRG received a large number of proposals across all fields at the Graduate Center,  so this was a highly competitive grant.  Well done Suzie and Laura!

July 31, 2023

Paper on Elevating Black Scholars' Contributions to Developmental Science in American Psychologist'

Congratulations to Professor Martin D. Ruck (Psychology, Urban Education) and alumni Isabelle M. Elisha (Ph.D. ’16, Psychology), associate director for the psychology program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and Juliana E. Karras (Ph.D. ’18, Psychology), an assistant professor at San Francisco State University, whose paper “Looking Within: Elevating Black Scholarly Contributions to Empirical Approaches in Developmental Science” was published in the May-June issue of American Psychologist.

“Through examinations of the psychological effects of Blackness on the development of cognition, competence, identity, and social functioning, Black psychologists outline pathways and provide tools for ecological culturally rooted methodologies,” they write. “These multidisciplinary approaches run in contrast to dominant trends in the field and thus broaden developmental science’s reach and influence. In the 1950s, developmental research by Black psychologists was instrumental to the fight for civil rights. Today, it continues to provide a basis for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.”

July 4, 2023


Congratulations to Prof. Sarah Ita Levitan (and CUNY co-PI Prof. Shweta Jain) for receiving an $80K CUNY Research Awards supported by Google CyberNYC initiative.  The winning project's title is: News or Opinion: Fine grained analysis of text data to inform online readers. 

June 23, 2023

Guidance Directive 2023-01 Clarifying guidance regarding exchange visitor participation in host organizations’ remote policies or enrollment in online classes

ECA is ending its policy permitting the temporary modifications of exchange visitor programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective July 1, 2023.

Read the full announcement