Distinguished Professor Cathy Davidson (English), director of the GC’s Futures Initiative (FI), has been named the 2016 recipient of the New American Colleges and Universities’ Ernest L. Boyer Award, which honors scholars who make significant contributions to higher education.
A book co-authored by Professor Ofelia García (Urban Education/Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages) was named this year’s winner of the prestigious British Association of Applied Linguistics Award. Read more
Professor Mimi Abramovitz (GC/Hunter, Social Welfare) has been inducted to the NASW Social Work Pioneer program, a National Association of Social Workers initiative to honor those whose... Read more
Distinguished Professor Meena Alexander (GC/Hunter, English) was recently featured in a Statesman Q&A that introduced her as “undoubtedly one of the finest poets in contemporary... Read more
Distinguished Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith (Philosophy) recently uncovered evidence that octopuses living on a bed of shells at Jervis Bay, Australia, are “throwing stuff” at one another... Read more
In a New York Times feature published this week, Professor Ruth Milkman (Sociology) commented on efforts to raise wages and organize workers at McDonald’s and other fast-food chains abroad. Read more
A research study by Professor Cheryl Carmichael (GC/Brooklyn, Psychology) shows that happiness can be predicted by the quantity of friends in your 20s and the quality of friendships in your 30s. Read more
Various works by Professor Lev Manovich (Computer Science), whose projects focus on cultural analytics, data visualization, and social computing, have been featured recently in national media and academic journals alike, and will be presented at an upcoming conference: Read more
In a new National Geographic article, Professor Eric Lott (English/Comparative Literature), offers insight on the origins of “Jim Crow,” a shorthand term with long historical roots. Read more
Professor Duncan Faherty (GC/Queens, English/American Studies) has been named the inaugural director of the Graduate Center’s new Early Research Initiative (ERI), which will provide opportunities for doctoral students to do exploratory research early in their graduate careers.