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  • Press Release: September Public Programs

    The City University of New York Graduate Center announces the following public programs to be held during the month of September at the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

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  • Press Release: Not Just Window Dressing: New Director Brings New Directions to James Gallery

    The Amie and Tony James Gallery at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York is getting a decidedly modern facelift under the direction of its recently appointed curator, Linda Norden.  Accentuating the gallery's prime location on Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets, on the first floor of the former B. Altman Department Store building, Norden plans to turn the James Gallery into an active art forum and to use its exceptional location to provoke curiosity among pedestrian passersby, as well as art world insiders and the Graduate Center’s students and faculty.

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  • Press Release: 2008 CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies Commencement Journalist John Hockenberry to speak

    Speaker:  John Hockenberry, three-time Peabody Award winner, four-time Emmy award winner and Dateline NBC correspondent; now co-host of an NPR morning news program, “The Takeaway"

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  • Press Release: 2008 CUNY Graduate Center Commencement

    Speaker: William P. Kelly, President of the Graduate Center and scholar of Early American Republic literature and culture.

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  • Press Release: Isabella Ducrot, Russian Faces

    From May 15 to June 14, the Graduate Center will present Isabella Ducrot, Russian Faces, forty-two portraits executed in pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and pastel in the Exhibition Hallway.  Accompanied by an illustrated, thirty-two page catalogue, Russian Faces is on view Monday through Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m.

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  • Press Release: Inheriting the City: the Children of Immigrants Come of Age

    Much has been said about America’s new immigrants, yet what do we know about the sort of Americans they and their children are now becoming?   

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  • Press Release: Deadpan: Photography, History, Politics

    Deadpan: Photography, History, Politics—the latest exhibition at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Amie and Tony James Gallery—brings together distinctly different bodies of work from Sierra Leone, Lebanon, South Korea, and Australia to consider the efficacy and politics of ‘documentary’ photography.  On view from May 16 through June 28, the exhibition features images by four acclaimed photographic artists—Anne Ferran, Hein-kuhn Oh, Walid Raad, Candace Scharsu—that challenge assumptions about the nature of the documentary mode and its role in the representation of history.

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  • Press Release: Inheriting the City: the Children of Immigrants Come of Age Authors and Panelists Discuss Breakthrough Book Profiling Young New Yorkers

    For more than a decade, researchers at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Center for Urban Research have conducted the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of second generation immigrants in New York City.  The study examines their experiences growing up, their education, entry into the work force, their social and political lives and how they establish their own families. The results will be released as a book, Inheriting the City: the Children of Immigrants Come of Age (Harvard University Press and the Russell Sage Foundation), by Graduate Center Professors John Mollenkopf and Philip Kasinitz, Mary Waters from Harvard, and Jennifer Holdaway of the Social Science Research Council.

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  • Press Release: May Public Programs

    The City University of New York Graduate Center announces the following public programs to be held during the month of May at the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

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  • Press Release: Four Writers Receive $60,000 Biography Fellowships for Extraordinary Works in Progres

    The newly inaugurated Leon Levy Center for Biography at the CUNY Graduate Center, established by a gift from the Leon Levy Foundation, has announced its first class of Biography Fellows. Each fellow will receive a cash award of $60,000, writing space, faculty privileges and participate in a seminar coordinated by Executive Director, Nancy Milford. The 2008-9 Biography Fellows are: Thulani Davis, author, librerettist and cultural critic; Mary Anne Weaver, author and foreign correspondent; Molly Peacock, poet and memoirist, and James Davis, Associate Professor of English, Brooklyn College.

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