Octopuses Seen Throwing Things May Be Using Shells as Weapons - Video

New Scientist, 8.24.15
“Very few animals have been reported to throw things at one another, so it would be significant if the octopuses are doing it”, says Peter Godfrey-Smith, a marine biologist at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, who presented video evidence at the Behavior 2015 conference in Cairns, Australia, this month.


CUNY Grad Center Names ‘Early Research’ Chief

Politico New York, 8.20.15
The CUNY Graduate Center has named Duncan Faherty as director of its new Early Research Initiative.


CUNY Student Housing To Go Up in Hunters Point

LIC Post, 08.20.15
O’Connor Capital Partners sold property at 47th Avenue and 5th Street to the Graduate Center Foundation Housing Corp. – a supporting organization of CUNY’s Graduate Center – for the construction of student housing.


‘Writing a Poem is Itself an Act of Hope’

The Statesman (India), 8.20.15
Feature interview of Meena Alexander, a Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.


Union Takes a McDonald’s Challenge Overseas

The New York Times, 8.19.15
But the merit of each complaint may be less important than the overall labor effort to paint McDonald’s as an outlaw corporate citizen. “The approach is to throw everything out there and see what sticks,” said Ruth Milkman, a sociologist who studies labor at the City University of New York Graduate Center.


Atticus Finch, Representative American

HuffingtonPost.com, 7.21.15
Article by David S. Reynolds, Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


What’s the Deal?

The Wall Street Journal, 8.16.15
The Graduate Center Foundation Housing Corp., a supporting organization of The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, closed on a $22.5 million deal to purchase roughly half of a 2-acre site at 5-11 47th Ave. The Graduate Center, CUNY’s doctoral-granting college, intends to erect a building that could be as large as six stories with 200 apartment units that will house graduate students and faculty. The site’s proximity to several subway lines allows for an easy commute to the college at 365 Fifth Avenue, near East 34th Street, said Sebastian Persico, senior vice president of finance and administration.


Science Assures It’s Fine to Have Fewer Friends in Your 30s

New York Magazine, 8.13.15
According to the study, led by Cheryl L. Carmichael of Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center at CUNY, and published recently in the journal Psychology and Aging, your middle-age happiness can be predicted by two things: the quantity of friends in your 20s, and the quality of friendships in your 30s. In a way, your 50-year-old self stands to benefit both from the endless rounds of flip cup with college pals and the long talks with close friends a decade later.


State Names Three-Member Panel To Study East Ramapo Schools

Politico.com New York, 8.14.15
“This is another study,” David Bloomfield, a professor of education leadership at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, said about the new team. “The monitor was quite clear about maleficence in the district and to delay the inevitable is an affront.” Bloomfield said Greenberg’s findings and audits from the state comptroller’s office should be grounds for an intervention by the state to override the board. “They are still just studying the problem where there have already been findings. It’s duplicative and raises questions about the sincerity of Chancellor Tisch in tackling this problem,” he said.


Female Art Writers Open Up About Sexism in Publishing: Part One

ArtFCity.com, 8.12.15
“While there are several influential and respected female art critics and journalists, anecdotally, I’ve noticed a tendency where women feel an imperative to legitimize their activities within institutions, particularly museums or academia,” says Chloe Wyma, freelance writer, editor at the Brooklyn Rail, and PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. “Curatorial and art history programs overwhelmingly skew female, while the ‘independent critic’ remains a predominantly male trope.”


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