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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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  • Press Release: April Public Programs

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

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  • Press Release: Linda Norden Appointed New Director of James Gallery

    Distinguished curator, writer, and art historian Linda Norden has been appointed Director of the Amie and Tony James Gallery at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.  Most recently, Norden has been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Art at Yale University and Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies. From 1998 to 2006, she served as the first Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, where she was a dedicated advocate for the enhanced exhibition, publication, and acquisition of modern and contemporary art.

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  • Press Release: Carlos Suriñach and the Creation of Modern Dance in New York

    On Monday, March 31st at 6:30 pm, the CUNY Graduate Center’s Foundation for Iberian Music will present a conference exploring the works of composer Carlos Suriñach and his unique contribution to the world of modern dance in the mid-twentieth century. A roundtable discussion exploring the many aspects of Suriñach’s musical personality will be followed by a recital featuring the concert version of Embattled Garden, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its premiere by the Martha Graham Dance Company on April 3, 1958 at New York’s Adelphi Theater. The conference, which is free and open to the public, takes place in the Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall at the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

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  • Press Release: Changing Cuba / Changing World

    The dynamics of contemporary Cuba -- the culture, the people, and the politics -- will be the focus of a three-day international symposium, “A Changing Cuba in a Changing World,” to run March 13-15 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in Manhattan (365 Fifth Ave., between 34th and 35th Streets).  Organized by the Graduate Center’s Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and two years in the making, the conference has drawn the attention of specialists throughout the world.

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  • Press Release: “Beyond Boundaries: Music and Israel @ 60” Looks at the Present-Day Complexities of Israeli Music

    On Friday, March 28, “Beyond Boundaries: Music and Israel @ 60,” a symposium of the Center for Jewish Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, will explore the complex diversity of musical styles, cultures, religions and ethnicities that is Israel today.  The daylong event will present papers, discussions, and musical performances from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM in the Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall on the first floor of the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street).

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  • Press Release: New “Global Responsibility to Protect” Project Opens

    A new global institute dedicated to improving international responses to genocide and mass atrocities was launched at the UN in February 2008 as part of the Graduate Center’s Ralph Bunch Institute for International Studies. The “Global Responsibility to Protect” project will support a groundbreaking principle agreed to in September 2005 by heads of state from around the world:  the international community has a responsibility to take action – diplomatic, legal and as a last resort, military, when a state fails to protect its populations from genocide or mass atrocities.

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