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365 Fifth Newsletter  |  Issue 51  |  September 2019  |  To view in browser, click here.
Shark Swimming
A Shark's Natural Glow
After discovering the first species of fluorescent sharks, Professor David F. Gruber (GC/Baruch, Biology/Natural Sciences) investigates how they were able to transform the ocean’s blue light into green light that illuminates their deep-sea environment.
News from the GC
Polly Thistletwhaite
For the Love of the Library
What can the library do for you? Chief Librarian Polly Thistlethwaite can answer that — and any other question. (Bonus: A library infographic for our bibliophiles!)
9/11 Memorial
New Insights After 9/11
Professor Susan Opotow shares what she learned co-editing New York After 9/11, a collection of essays and papers on New York's ongoing recovery from the terrorist attacks.
Ashley Marinaccio
Theater That Transforms
Ph.D. student Ashley Marinaccio applies theater to social justice movements in her latest project — a version of Antigone that explores the migrant experience at the southern U.S. border.
Tsedale Melaku
Looking Like a Lawyer
In her new book, You Don’t Look Like a Lawyer, Tsedale Melaku (Ph.D. ’16, Sociology) examines the challenges black female associates face as a result of institutional practices that marginalize them based on race and gender.
New to the GC
Ariana Mangual Figueroa, Brett Stoudt, Van C. Tran, and Wei Wang

The Graduate Center has appointed four new faculty members for the academic year beginning this fall in the areas of psychology, sociology, and urban education. Please help us welcome Ariana Mangual Figueroa, associate professor, Urban Education; Brett Stoudt, associate professor, Psychology; Van C. Tran, associate professor, Sociology; and Wei Wang, associate professor, Psychology.

Just Published
Book cover - Singapore Saga: Chasing the Dragon Vol. 2
SINGAPORE SAGA, VOL 2: CHASING THE DRAGON
John D. Greenwood
(Philosophy, Psychology)
Book cover - The Science of Marvel
THE SCIENCE OF MARVEL: FROM INFINITY STONES TO IRON MAN'S ARMOR, THE REAL SCIENCE BEHIND THE MCU REVEALED!
Sebastián Alvarado
(GC/Queens, Biology)
Book Cover - Horse Crazy: Girls and the Lives of Horses
HORSE CRAZY: GIRLS AND THE LIVES OF HORSES
Jean Halley
(GC/Staten Island, Sociology)
(Ph.D. ’03, Sociology)
Come to Our Events
Amber Scorah
09
11
LEAVING THE WITNESS
Amber Scorah talks about her memoir, Leaving the Witness, and abandoning the Jehovah’s Witness faith.
Presented by CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Eleanor Randolph's book, The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg
09
17
UNPRECEDENTED MICHAEL BLOOMBERG
New York Times columnist Sam Roberts talks to Eleanor Randolph about her new biography, The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg.
Presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography and the Gotham Center for NYC History.
Cheryl Dunye
09
23
LGBTQ FILMMAKER HONORED
Filmmaker Cheryl Dunye will talk about her work and receive the José Muñoz Award.
Presented with CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies.
David Nasaw
09
25
MY THREE MOGULS
Distinguished Professor David Nasaw reveals what he learned in telling the stories of three powerful men: Andrew Carnegie, William Randolph Hearst, and Joseph P. Kennedy.
Presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography.
Overheard At the GC
At orientation 2019, we welcomed more than 600 new master’s and doctoral students to The Graduate Center. The day’s speakers imparted their thoughts and wisdom.
James Muyskens
James L. Muyskens
Interim President
"We live in a world in which creative, problem-solving expertise is more important than ever — and that’s what we’re about."

Lisa Farrington
Lisa Farrington
(Ph.D. ’97, Art History)
Distinguished Professor and Founding Chair of the Art & Music Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
“If we want to solve the problem of poverty, we need to spend more time thinking about where the power lies.”
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