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  • Hurricane Irma - Barbuda

    I am sorry to inform you that Hurricane Irma has destroyed the Barbuda Archaeological Research Center (BARC), led by Dr. Sophia Perdikaris. Though I am relieved no Graduate Center staff or faculty were among those killed and injured, I am deeply concerned because many of the friends and colleagues who worked with them and maintained the field station on the island remain unaccounted for. I know we all hope emergency services locate everyone and they are all as unharmed as is possible in a disaster of this magnitude. Read more

  • Welcome - Fall 2017

    I am delighted to welcome everyone, faculty and students, to the fall semester, with a particular nod to the new students who are joining us for the first time at the Graduate Center. It is very good to see you all.  I hope you had a rewarding and restorative summer. Read more

  • American Dream or Pipe Dream? Inequality Awareness Spurs Support for Change

    A groundbreaking study led by Professor Leslie McCall (Political Science and Sociology) has important implications for ways to increase support for policies that enhance economic equality.  
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  • Queens Volunteerism Beats the National Average

    A study commissioned by the City of New York and carried out by Distinguished Professor John Mollenkopf (Political Science, Sociology), working with several city agencies, found that residents of Western Queens volunteer at more than double the national rate. Read more

  • American Book Award Goes to Professor Ammiel Alcalay, Editor of 'Lost & Found'

    Professor Ammiel Alcalay (GC/Queens, English) has won an American Book Award in recognition of his work as the founder and general editor of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, a chapbook series that features genre-bending writing. Read more

  • Classics for the Public Good: Provost Joy Connolly

    It is time to take a new, more civically-minded approach to classical studies, according to Graduate Center Provost and Senior Vice President Joy Connolly. Read more

  • New Report Shows that 9/11-Era Veterans Are Faring Better Financially than the General Public

    The advantage holds true across all race, ethnicity and gender categories, although some groups are faring better than others, according to researchers at the Graduate Center, CUNY’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Read more

  • This Bird Can Wreak Havoc in Backyards

    A new study coauthored by Professor Mark E. Hauber (GC/Hunter, Psychology) shows that the parasitic pin-tailed whydah — an attractive and popular pet — poses a new threat to beloved birds in the U.S. as well as Puerto Rico and Jamaica. Read more

  • Clues to Climate Change in Earth’s Past

    To understand what more carbon dioxide in the air means for our planet, Professor Stephen Pekar (GC/Queens, Earth and Environmental Sciences), a geologist, is looking back — way back to 60 million years ago. Read more

  • Digital Games Teach Refugee Children Skills

    Playing Games Online Is Changing the Lives of Syria's Refugee Children
    World Economic Forum, 6.14.17 Read more