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9:30 AM | 10:30 AM
This important orientation is required for you to be processed to payroll. Please bring original Social Security card.
1:00 PM | 5:00 PM
The Segal Center presents an all-day celebration of Colombian feminist, social reformer and political activist, Patricia Ariza - an artist who has built bridges connecting theatre and society,...
2:30 PM | 3:30 PM
5:00 PM | 7:00 PM
Harrington Park Press announces a book launch event for Male Sex Work & Society, the first comprehensive interdisciplinary volume devoted to male sex work. The event is co-sponsored by HOOK...
6:30 PM | 9:00 PM
After the workshops, craft classes, and the solitary work of writing—what is next? In this series, agents, editors, and grant committee members will address the nuts and bolts of a post-MFA...
12:00 PM | 1:45 PM
Topic:"Exploiting Closed-End Fund Discounts: The Market May Be Much More Inefficient than You Thought"
6:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Professor Eugenia Paulicelli, Director of the Concentration in Fashion Studies at the Graduate Center will discuss her book, Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy. From Sprezzatura to Satire. She...
Open to the Public - Livestream
Speaker: Ali Nematollahy
Authors: Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania), Edward Wadsworth (University of Pennsylvania), & Virginia Valian (Hunter College & Graduate Center, CUNY)
Title: Determining the...
Featuring: Anthony Alessandrini, Chelsea Haines, Christopher Robbins, and Maayan Sheleff.
This discussion examines the current state of border-crossing in Israel by asylum seekers and refugees...
4:00 PM | 5:00 PM
6:00 PM | 9:00 PM
Panel discussion featuring Stephanie Anderson, Nevin Caple, Andrew Goldstein, Colin Joyner, Jeff Kagan, Chris Mosier, and Sean Smith
Featuring panelists involved in the LGBTQ sports movement,...
6:15 PM | 8:15 PM
Jacob Poznanski's Diary and the Litzmannstadt Ghetto
Professor Robert M. Shapiro, Brooklyn College/CUNY
Each lecture, lasting about 50 minutes, will be followed by a question and answer...
1:00 PM | 2:00 PM
Paula Robison, one of the world’s foremost flute soloists, burst onto the international music scene in 1966 when she won First Prize at the Geneva Competition, the first American ever to...
4:15 PM | 6:30 PM
Political Science Colloquium: Mark Ungar
4:15 PM | 6:00 PM
Speaker: Michael Kifer, Stony Brook
Title: Planning with Transaction Logic.
Automated planning has been the subject of intensive research and is at the core of several areas of AI,...
6:30 PM | 8:30 PM
This seminar taught by Crystal A. Jackson, PhD (John Jay) explores the socio-politics of sexual labor and those in the sex trade in NYC. How do LGBTQ voices inform new ways of understanding class...
Are we living too fast? Are we yielding to increasing demands that we produce, innovate, and consume more and more quickly? Or are we not yet moving fast enough? Join Benjamin Noys in conversation...
During the Segal Center Spring Season, five playwrights—Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Sibyl Kempson, Max Posner, and Anne Washburn—exchanged emails on an extended chain, continuing...
2:00 PM | 4:00 PM
Speaker: Deyanira Rojas-Sosa (SUNY New Paltz)
Title: The Denial of Racism in Latino Students’ Narratives about Discrimination in the Classroom
Abstract: This study focuses on how Latino...
The organizers of “Critical Visualities”—Wendy Tronrud, Danica Savonick, Hilarie Ashton, Duncan Faherty, and Eric Lott—have curated a constellation of longer reflections on...
4:30 PM | 6:00 PM
Dr. Farzad Mostashari's talk is titled "Preventive Care Under the Affordable Care Act."
Dr. Mostashari’s work covers a range of topics related to helping clinicians improve...
Visual arts exhibitions feature catalogues with newly commissioned articles. European theaters offer colloquia and program books with critical essays to accompany their stage productions. But do...
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
"How Do Global Banks Scramble for Liquidity? Evidence from the Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Freeze of 2007"
5:00 PM | 6:00 PM
6:30 PM | 8:00 PM
Do America’s top universities and colleges turn idealistic students into high-achieving professionals dedicated to lucrative careers but with stunted values and little intellectual curiosity?...
Adjuncts differ from arguments by a number of properties, in particular optionality and their island status, which renders them opaque for extraction of subconstituents. It is fairly easy to give a...
7:00 PM | 9:00 PM
Legendary performance artist Peggy Shaw performs selections from her repertoire of work in the lesbian feminist performance troupe Split Britches, including her most recent solo performance of...
10:00 AM | 6:00 PM
Featuring: Ammiel Alcalay, Anselm Berrigan, Alan Gilbert, David Henderson, Erica Hunt, Vincent Katz, Rachel Levitsky, Tracie Morris, Eileen Myles, Jena Osman, Michelle Naka Pierce, Anne...
2:30 PM | 4:30 PM
Overview of time and leave regulation for members of the Higher Education Officer Series and Librarians. Employees will also be trained on the use of the Banner Self Service for electronic time and...
IRADAC Digital Diaspora
Digital Media has transformed every aspect of global communications. The IRADAC Digital Diaspora series examines the affects of these changes on the African Diaspora.
9:00 AM | 10:00 AM
Last day to file for an unevaluated withdrawal ('W) from courses
4:00 PM | 6:00 PM
Information session about how to apply to the Graduate Center, CUNY Ph.D. Programs in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Physics.
CUNY Science Scholarships
University of Brasilia, Brazil
In this presentation David Fleischer discusses the outcome of the October 2104 presidential elections. He explores...
Lehman College and the Graduate Center
Title: Realization, with an implementation
Godel inaugurated a project of finding an arithmetic...
Political Theory Workshop: Danielle Allen
4:15 PM | 6:15 PM
Speaker: Iris Berent (Northeastern University)
Research: The nature of linguistic competence, its origins, and its interaction with reading ability
Title: The Phonological...
A performance with and about the so called 3rd Generation East - people in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties who were
born in the German Democratic Republic...
Featuring: Julie Agoos, Hilton Als, Monica de la Torre, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Cate Marvin, Maureen McLane, Robert Polito.
Join us for a reading with eight award-winning contemporary poets and...
Professional Development Workshop: Jennifer Furlong
10:00 AM | 2:00 PM
The Office of Admissions will be holding one-on-one counseling sessions for students interested in applying to our programs. Meet with an admissions officer to discuss your interests.
Speaker: Rudolf P. Guodio, Purchase College, SUNY
Title: Dem Dey Blow Foné: Naijá pidgin and English radio styles in Nigeria
Abstract: The audioscape of Abuja, the capital of...
The case in question is the simultaneous ‘discovery’ of rhythm by contemporaneous German philosophers and poets ranging from Schelling to Fichte to Hölderlin to Hegel. Such ideas, I...
Maghrebi Music in France, From Rap to Rai
University of Arkansas
Does conventional economic wisdom represent how the economy actually works? If so, then why does following its assumptions, such as a faith in free markets, fail to predict a financial crisis like...
Join us for the 19th Annual Irving Howe Memorial Lecture:
Laments about the decline of reading abound. They inspire jeremiads about the state of publishing; they animate polemics about higher...
6:30 PM | 9:30 PM
From October 12-November 10, 2014, the Los Angeles Theatre Center will host the historic 2014 LATC Encuentro: A National Latina/o Theatre Festival, the largest National Latina/o Festival in over...
"Have Financial Markets Become More Informative?"
Author: Natalia Mitrofanova
Title: Interplay of syntax and prosody in the acquisition of locative prepositions
Abstract: It has been observed that at the telegraphic speech stage children tend to...
Join us for a screening of a documentary film exploring the state of Havana’s deteriorating housing stock, the lack of meaningful repairs by the Popular Power’s housing brigades, and the...
THE BILDNER CENTER PRESENTS THE FIRST OF THE MEXICO-BRAZIL SERIES
The City College and Graduate Center, CUNY
Eduardo Manzano Moreno (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) will talk on the conquest of Hispania in 711 as one of the last landmarks of the Arab expansion which followed the death of...
This is part of the series of annual interdisciplinary conferences organized by the students in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization, examining the impact of...
Music In Midtown is proud to present a chamber music concert featuring the extraordinary artists of the Graduate Center’s DMA music performance program and invited guest, Stephen Gosling,...
4:00 PM | 5:30 PM
Examen CELU y la enseñanza de español en la Argentina (The CELU Exam and the Teaching of Spanish in Argentina)
Ana María Avila de Jalil (Universidad Nacional de Tucumán)
Please join us at the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Open House for Prospective Students. Come meet EES faculty members and current doctoral students. Learn about our program and funding...
Speaker: Andrew Rosenberg, Queens College and the Graduate Center CUNY
Title: More than Words: Advancing Prosodic Analysis
Prosody is an essential component of human speech....
6:00 PM | 7:30 PM
"Libertinism and Misogyny in Early Modern Venice": with Professor Paolo Fasoli, Professor of Romance Langauges at Hunter College/CUNY and Andrea Fedi, of SUNY-Stonybrook, author of...
In honor of the poet, editor, and critic Stanley Burnshaw, join us for a lecture by Paul Muldoon. Heralded by The Times Literary Supplement as "the most significant English-language poet born...
The Office of Admissions will be holding one-on-one counseling sessions for students interested in applying to our programs. Meet with an admissions officer to discuss your interests. Students...
11:45 AM | 1:45 PM
Fourth Graduate Center-CUNY Macroeconomics And Finance Colloquium
Organized by the CUNY Macro Finance Working Group
Click here for event program
Miles Parks Grier (Queens College, CUNY) would like to pursue the proposition that, for the first two centuries of its stage life, Othello’s audiences considered it a play about ink and paper....
In the decades immediately after the East India Company conquered Bengal in 1765, colonial scholars pioneered an approach to language and literature that enabled the Company to seize authority...
Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences Applied Mathematics Seminar with guest speaker German Kolmakov (CUNY-City Tech):
"Non-Equilibrium Gross-Pitaevskii Equation: a Universal Model for...
Cooperative Harvesting of Aquatic Resources and the Innovation of Pottery in Northeastern North America
Department of Anthropology
Queens College, CUNY
El enfoque de la presentación de Nidia Pulles-Linares es demostrar cómo mediante la relación de los hechos de la conquista y la alabanza a la ciudad, el Canto intitulado Mercurio (1623) del bachiller...
Livestream. Open to the public.
Speaker: Alrich Nicolas
The interactive queer youth workshop will take seriously the meaning of “work” for LGBTQ youth, and especially LGBTQ youth of color in the city. Invited guest speakers and advocates (TBA)...
2:30 PM | 4:00 PM
Basic Kentico training explaining the CMSdesk, creating and editing pages, and using basic widgets.
Attendees must register with GC email address.
As a contribution to the current nation-wide conversation and activism to combat police and societal targeting of the black and brown male body, The New Black Fest commissioned six black male...
Kentico News and Events training for creating news and event items, selecting categories, and using the templates and widgets that display news and events.
Attendees must register with GC email...
We invite you to attend an information session to learn more about our programs, the application process, degree requirements and career opportunities. An RSVP for this information session is...
The Hispanic and Luzo-Brazilian Literatures and Languages Program is having an Open House for prospective students on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in room 4116 (fourth floor). It could be of...
Retirement Celebration for Irving Leonard Markowitz
Join us in the James Gallery for a reception celebrating the opening of The Lenin Museum.
Cosponsored by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies; and the Public Science Project.
Professor Gendzier will re-examine US policy and the Israeli-Arab conflict between 1945 and 1949. There was an "oil connection" and US officials feared that Jewish statehood would alienate...
Today, from East Palo Alto to East New York, gentrification is seen as an unstoppable process that turns socially diverse neighborhoods into expensive enclaves of the upper-middle class, displacing...
Speaker: Zadia M. Feliciano
Affiliation: Queens College & NBER
Topic: “Foreign Entry into U.S. Service Industry by Takeovers and the Creation of New...
Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences Applied Math Seminar with guest speaker Wanda Strylchaski (Case Western Reserve University)
"Intracellular Pressure Dynamics in Blebbing...
Occasioned by the work of Cedric J. Robinson, this symposium brings together leading radical thinkers to consider the history and ongoing struggle against racial capitalism. From Black Marxism: The...
Changhe Yuan, Queens College
Talk title TBA
4:30 PM | 6:30 PM
Political Science Colloquium: Peter Liberman
El intelectual, narrador, crítico literario y periodista Juan Villoro hablará con el Prof. Oswaldo Zavala (The Graduate Center y The College of Staten Island, CUNY) y con el Prof. Jorge García...
7:00 PM | 8:30 PM
LIVE@365: A WORLD MUSIC SERIES
Firebrand Tunisian singer, songwriter, and composer Emel Mathlouthi stands with the great divas of the Arab World but has also inherited the legacy of protest...
The Office of Admissions will be holding one-on-one counseling sessions for students interested in applying to our programs. Meet with an admissions officer to discuss your interests. Students should...
Executive Committee Meeting
1:00 PM | 3:00 PM
First Exam Drafting Meeting
Sociology Colloquium Series
Elizabeth Shermer: The Business of Higher Education?
Loyola University Chicago, Russell Sage Foundation Scholar
Elizabeth Tandy Shermer is an assistant professor of...
Testimonials by former students and colleagues
Robert Upchurch (University of North Texas)
“A Story of an Anglo-Saxon Bishop and his Book”
The talk tells a story...
Fado Resounding: Affective Politics and Urban Life
University of Amsterdam
Sin Macondo, sin futuro, sin política: las antologías de narrativa latinoamericana contemporánea en traducción
Sarah Pollack (College of Staten Island, CUNY)
En las últimas dos décadas han...
5:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Professor Milly Buonanno and her two respondents will debate on the current state of quality television in Europe and the US.
Milly Buonanno, Università di Roma “La...
In a dialogue about theorizing affect and capacity, Jasbir K. Puar and Patricia T. Clough will explore the way they came to think about these concepts, and how their personal relationships,...
Arturo Beristain interpreta el monólogo Conferencia sobre la lluvia del escritor mexicano Juan Villoro, bajo la dirección de Sandra Félix.
Speaker: Doron Nissim
Affiliation: Columbia University GSB
Topic:"The Expected Rate of Credit Losses on Banks' Loan Portfolios"
Organizer: Tao Wang
Join Gwendolyn Shaw, Ph.D Program in Art History, for a gallery tour and conversation about Yevgeniy Fiks’ exhibition “The Lenin Museum.” History, subjectivity,...
12:00 AM | 11:59 PM
Thanksgiving Day - College Closed
Thanksgiving Recess - November 27-28. The Graduate Center is closed.
Thanksgiving Holiday - College Closed
Thanksgiving Recess - November 27 - 28. The Graduate Center is closed.
10:00 AM | 12:00 PM
Epidemiologists discuss the Ebola Epidemic: Response, Preparedness, Lessons
Monday, December 1st, 10am-12pm, 9100: Skylight Room
Click here to download a PDF flyer for posting and...
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a discussion with Austin McLean, ProQuest's Director of Scholarly Communication and Dissertations Publishing. This discussion will build on...
Dr. Thorpe will speak on "The 2014 New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES)". Dr. Thorpe’s research areas include chronic disease epidemiology and modern...
Solidarity: A Women's Studies Quarterly Launch
with SAADIA TOOR, Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York (CUNY) and author of The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War...
The Segal Center is pleased to celebrate the publication of The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance (Routledge, 2014) with an all-day event that will include screenings,...
Speaker: Zhendong Zhao
Affiliation: Graduate Center
Topic: "The Effect of Expected Longevity on Retirement and Social Secuirty Claiming"
Organizer: Tao Wang
James T. Kloppenberg is Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard and a Fellow Commoner of Jesus College, Cambridge. At Harvard he has won the Levinson teaching prize awarded by the...
The challenges to compositionality posed by so-called ‘non-intersectivity phenomena’ are well- known, but largely unresolved in generative approaches to linguistics. An influential...
PhD/DMA Programs in Music: Composers' Alliance
GC composers and performers collaborate in a concert of new works.
12:00 PM | 1:00 PM
Practical dimensions of completing your dissertation
What you need to know about the "nuts and bolts", as well as the complexities of completing the dissertation, selecting an advisor and...
The Question of Africa
Saidiya Hartman’s genre-defying Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Transatlantic Slave Route (2007) and M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong (2008), a lyric response and...
What are the connections between Russian political history and the body? If the body politic designed by Putin today is strictly masculine, patriarchal, and heterosexual, how does this stand in...
Colombian harp virtuoso and composer Edmar Castaneda brings South American traditions to Elebash Hall with his trio and special guest vocalist Andrea Tierra.
Castaneda is a...
Registration for the Spring 2015 semester for those enrolled in the Fall 2014 semester
Spring 2015 registration begins at 9:30 a.m. for matriculated students enrolled for the Fall 2015 semeseter.
Music In Midtown ends the fall season with a presentation of Advent and Christmas songs reflecting a spiritual evolution of some well-known and lesser-known art song composers. Described as a...
Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Fall 2014 Seminar Presentation with David Brotherton: ‘The Performance of Exile: Deportation Hearings and the Theater of Cruelty’
Speaker and title of thIs talk TBA
Political Theory Workshop: Desmond Jagmohan
In 1974, Prof. Stanley Engerman and his co-author, the late Robert Fogel, published one of the most important and controversial studies on the economics of slavery in the United States. Based on the...
Arabs named the native people of North Africa Barbar (barbarian—people that speak other than Greek and Latin). By the 20th Century the Berbers had survived but the unequal distribution of...
DMA Program Recital: Julia Biber, cello
An all day conference on the plight of the more than 250 young girls kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria, as well as the larger ramifications for human security. Speakers and...
9:00 AM | 2:30 PM
Cohort 3 schools will finalize their School Improvement Plans for Emergent Bilinguals. Event is free, but only for participating Cohort 3 Schools. RSVP required.
Miriam Nichols, author of Radical Affections: Essays on the Poetics of Outside, and editor of Robin Blaser's collected poems and collected essays, will discuss the work behind her publication...
As an artist who has exhibited widely in museums and galleries worldwide, and as an influential media theorist, Hito Steyerl has had a major impact on how we understand the character of digital...