Beginning in January 2016, Kelly will be responsible for leading the NYPL’s four research centers — the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; the Science, Industry and Business Library; the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center; and the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street — and their 460 staff members. Read more
Professor Matthew K. Gold (NYCCT/GC, English/Digital Humanities) has been elected Vice President/President-Elect of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), the primary scholarly association for digital humanists in North America. Read more
Professor Mandana Limbert (GC/Queens, Anthropology) has been awarded a 2016-17 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for her project, “Oman, Zanzibar, and the Politics of Becoming Arab.” Read more
In a New York Times feature published this week, Distinguished Professor Michelle Fine (Psychology/Urban Education/Women’s Studies) commented on how growing anti-Muslim hostility affects young Muslim Americans. Read more
Professor Robert Hatcher (Psychology) has been named the 2015 recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training, bestowed by the American Psychological Association. Read more
Selfiecity, the high-profile project spearheaded by Professor Lev Manovich (Computer Science), continues to yield intriguing findings — this time about social media users in England’s capital.
An extraordinary program at the GC — the first of its kind — serves a population about whom very little is known: Students with Interrupted or Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE).
In a new essay for Salon, Professor Corey Robin (GC/Brooklyn, Political Science) comments on the recent debate at Princeton University over Woodrow Wilson’s legacy, which campus activists assert is tainted by racist views and policy. Read more
Professor Mimi Abramovitz (GC/Hunter, Social Welfare) has been named a Top Social Work Leader by the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in recognition of her “outstanding leadership in the social work profession in New York City.” Read more
In his newest essay for The Hill, Professor Heath Brown (GC/John Jay, Criminal Justice) comments on the most recent Republican debate, which he says yielded very little insight into the candidates’ potential advisors. Read more