FYIs

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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May 5, 2021

Stretching time, making space, or, the metaphysics of teaching

In The Difference Aesthetics Makes cultural critic Kandice Chuh asks what the humanities might be and do if organized around what she calls “illiberal humanism” instead of around the Western European tradition of liberal humanism that undergirds the humanities in their received form. Recognizing that the liberal humanities contribute to the reproduction of the subjugation that accompanies liberalism's definition of the human, Chuh argues that instead of defending the humanities, as has been widely called for in recent years, we should radically remake them. Read more about the book.

May 4, 2021

2020-2021 Lennihan Arts & Sicences Grant Winners

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences grants! Each recipient will present about their work in a Fall 2021 event. Read on to learn more about each interdisciplinary project. Read the post.

April 26, 2021

ICE Continues March 2020 Guidance for the 2021-22 Academic Year

Source: Immigrations and Customs Enforcement

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will extend the guidance originally issued in March 2020 for the 2021-22 academic year. This guidance enables schools and students to engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the continuing public health concerns created by COVID-19.

Download the full announcement regarding distance learning

April 6, 2021

Mildred Harnack and the German Resistance to Hitler

Thank you for attending Rebecca Donner on “Mildred Harnack and the German Resistance to Hitler.” All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days will be published in 2021 by Little, Brown in the US.

April 6, 2021

Red Washburn’s New Forthcoming Book

If you enjoyed Red Washburn’s talk last Fall, please be on the lookout for Red Washburn’s forthcoming book, Irish Women’s Prison Writing: Mother Ireland’s Rebels1960s-2010s from Routledge, 2021.

March 2, 2021

Truth to Power: Writing Black Feminist Memoir

Thank you for attending Tanisha C. Ford on “Truth to Power: Writing Black Feminist Memoir.” At the event, Dr. Ford discussed her memoir, Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion. For more information on Tanisha C. Ford please take a look at her website.

February 4, 2021

CBP to Comply With Presidential Executive Order Requiring Face Masks at Ports of Entry

Source: US Customs and Border Protection

Effective Feb. 2, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is enforcing the requirement that travelers wear face masks at all air, land and sea ports of entry in the United States in accordance with President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Order Regarding the Requirement for Persons to Wear Masks While on Public Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs.

Read more about mask requirements during travel