365 Fifth Newsletter  |  Issue 48  |  April 2019  |  To view in browser, click here.
Woman in prison - GC alumna Nandini Sikand documents the lives of incarcerated women
Exposing Hard Truths About Women in Prison
Filmmaker Nandini Sikand (Ph.D. ’10) documents the lives of incarcerated women and seeks to make a difference.
News from the GC
Man and woman using virtual reality headsets
Your Brain in Virtual Reality
Does VR create an out-of-body experience? Professor Robert Duncan and Ph.D. student Evan A. Owens use fMRI to find out.
GC Ph.D. candidate Emily B. Campbell
Death, Politics, and Opioids
Over 190 Americans a day die from opioid overdoses. Ph.D. candidate Emily B. Campbell studied the families they leave behind.
Gregory O'Mullan researches the Hudson River
Our Soiled Shoreline
Professor Gregory O'Mullan has found some icky stuff in the Hudson River. Still, he doesn’t want to scare anybody off.
Anne Applebaum on the GC's Thought Project podcast
Anne Applebaum’s Take
Hear what The Washington Post columnist, who spoke at the GC in March, says about the future of democracy in this podcast.
The Promise and Perils of Democracy
The Graduate Center's new initiative The Promise and Perils of Democracy

With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Graduate Center has launched a two-year initiative to spark dialogue and new ideas about one of the most pressing issues of our day — the future of democracy.

Explore the new website, which features upcoming and past events as well as writing and scholarship about democracy.

Just Published
Book cover - Governing Disaster in Urban Environments
Governing Disaster in Urban Environments: Climate Change Preparation and Adaption after Hurricane Sandy
Julia Nevárez
(Ph.D. ’99, Psychology)
Book cover - Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing
Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing: Enhancing Professional Quality of Life (Second Edition)
Vidette Todaro-Franceschi
(GC/Staten Island, Nursing)
Book cover - The Difference Aesthetics Makes
The Difference Aesthetics Makes: On the Humanities “After Man”
Kandice Chuh
Come to Our Events
Ensemble Adilei
Ensemble Adilei
Vocalists from the republic of Georgia perform traditional and new works with stunning harmonies.
Funded with a generous gift from the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund.
Marlon James
Marlon James
The celebrated author talks with Victor LaValle about his latest book, Black Leopard, Red Wolf.
Presented with PEN America as part of the World Voices Festival.
Looking up at the GC's building
Dissertation Showcase
Selected doctoral students present their dissertations in just three minutes each in the second Inside The Graduate Center event.
A Conversation with Cheryl Dunye
LGBTQ Pride Month
Filmmaker Cheryl Dunye will talk about her work and receive the José Muñoz Award.
Presented with CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies.
GC Library

The GC is kicking off a complete rebuild and redesign of our website. We intend to create a site that is sophisticated, visually engaging, and easy for all members of our community to navigate.

To begin, we’re inviting your feedback. If you have thoughts about the current GC website (and we’re guessing you do), please fill out this quick, online survey.

There will be more opportunities to get involved in the process in the future, and you can keep tabs on our progress on the project webpage.

In Memoriam

Professor Emerita Sydel Silverman (GC/Queens, Anthropology), a widely respected scholar who saved the CUNY anthropology department from city budget cuts in the 1970s, passed away on March 25. The cause was cancer. “Throughout her own four-decade career, Dr. Silverman defined her vocation to encompass archaeology, linguistics, and both biological and cultural anthropology,” wrote Sam Roberts in an obituary in The New York Times.

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