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This day-long interdisciplinary conference examines contemporary engagements with the city as a tool and stage for protest throughout major Latin American cities.
6:30 PM | 8:00 PM
This event will be LIVE-STREAMED.
When did the Civil War end? Not with Lee’s surrender to Grant in 1865, Gregory P. Downs argues in his gripping new history, After Appomattox: Military...
11:45 AM | 1:45 PM
co-authors:Treb Allen and Yuta Takahashi
4:00 PM | 6:00 PM
Distinguished Professor Laird Bergad, Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, presents on the recently released LDP reports on the demographic, economic, and social...
6:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Krishna Winston, Grass translator, Friedrich Ulfers, German Literature, NYU, and Breon Mitchell, Grass translator, talk about Grass' life and oeuvre.
The event is...
7:00 PM | 8:30 PM
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Next in the series: MAY 12 - THE FUTURE OF US-IRAN RELATIONS
You are invited into the Graduate Center’s legendary Dining Commons for a new series of...
7:30 PM | 9:30 PM
The evening will feature readings from the plays and a panel discussion with Belgian playwrights Jacques De Decker, Serge Goriely, Pascal Vrebos, and editor/translator and specialist in Belgian...
9:30 AM | 10:30 AM
This important orientation is required for you to be processed to payroll. Please bring original Social Security card.
12:00 PM | 2:00 PM
Africana Studies Dissertation Discussion
Students are invited to present chapters or other significant portions from their dissertations and theses. We also encourage students to...
2:30 PM | 3:30 PM
4:00 PM | 5:00 PM
Audre Lorde/Essex Hemphill Memorial Lecture
6:00pm, Rooms C204/C205
Fall 2015 registration begins at 9:30 a.m. for continuing matriculated students enrolled during the Spring 2015 semester.
10:00 AM | 6:00 PM
"New Maternalisms": Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable), is this year's Academic MOM Conference, which explores "motherwork" and the invisible labor of caregiving...
12:00 PM | 1:45 PM
Nobel Laureate Robert Solow, MIT
Part of the Priscilla F. Pollister Biology Seminar Series—Spring 2015. All events will be held on Thursdays at 12:30 PM in 113 Ingersoll Hall Extension, unless otherwise indicated. The...
1:00 PM | 2:00 PM
Music In Midtown ends the spring season with a chamber music concert featuring world-renowned pianist, Ursula Oppens. Other artists include Miranda Cukson, violin; Marianne Gythfeldt Bb and A...
3:00 PM | 5:00 PM
IRADAC Works in Progress
The IRADAC Works in Progress series will showcase research by CUNY faculty who are engaged in research on the African Diaspora worldwide.
Last day to deposit a dissertation or thesis for a May 2015 degree.
Ruth Milkman (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
This talk will offer an overview of the relationship between the growth of low-wage immigration to the United States since the 1970s and the restructuring...
4:15 PM | 6:15 PM
Political Theory Workshop (Karuna Mantena)
4:15 PM | 6:00 PM
Speaker: Amy Greenwald, Brown University
Title: Computational Studies of Complex Markets
A key step in market design is a prediction of participants' behavior.
For example, in a...
Favianna Rodriguez, whose prints are featured in the Graduate Center’s James Gallery exhibition Left Coast: California Political Art, will present her work, and archivist and librarian Lincoln...
Annual Evaluation of Students (Faculty Members Only)
Annual Faculty Meeting (Faculty Members Only)
2:00 PM | 4:00 PM
Speaker: Ignasi Clemente
"The Physics of Jamming: A Journey from Marble Pebbles to Toward Conformal Field Theory"
Jamming is a well known phenomenon that you have experienced when the traffic is
Annual Program Student Meeting
Ideas and images of nakedness and nudity abound in art and in literary works of nearly all genres and periods. This roundtable interrogates the widely varying uses through individual presentations on...
CONVERSATION: “Writing Histories of the Present: Historical Perspectives on Africa’s Predicaments”
Frederick Cooper (Department of History, New York University) and Megan Vaughan...
"Outer Space as locus intermedius: Chateaubriand, Verne, and the Extraterrestrial Imagination," a talk by Professor Chapman Wing.
Professor Chapman Wing’s main interest is in...
4:30 PM | 6:00 PM
Dr. Sherry will discuss "Global Health and the Tragedy of the Commons: Strategies for Increasing Multilateral Collaboration in Implementation Research and Delivery Science". He has over...
4:30 PM | 6:30 PM
Infinite Incompleteness tells the stories of ten Afghan women and men who have lost members of their families as a result of the various conflicts in Afghanistan over the past three decades. The...
SOLD-OUT. This event will be LIVE-STREAMED.
Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Krugman, two great economic minds, engage in an illuminating discussion moderated by Gillian Tett, US managing editor of the...
The Animal of Time is a performance of the English translation of Valère Novarina’s L’Animal du temps, a theatrical adaptation of Le Discours aux animaux. In this musical performance, the...
2:00 PM | 5:00 PM
After 20 years away, Baaba, the family patriarch, is set to return home. Maama has ruled the homestead with a firm hand and acrid tongue, and has created a family myth that helps her maintain status...
4:00 PM | 7:00 PM
Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences and the Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists at CUNY
2015 Spring Miniworkshop Series 3: "Electron Interaction and Decoherence in Large...
5:00 PM | 7:00 PM
Based on real events, My Uncle, The Exile tells the story of Evaristo, a Cuban exile who has decided to return to his homeland after being banished for homosexuality during the Mariel boatlift in...
President, Otto and Fran Walter Foundation
Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University
A family has waited 42 years for the package from abroad when it finally arrives. Its contents are disappointing: a cheap ballpoint pen, a ten-year-old pocket calendar, a blonde wig, tiny packets of...
5:30 PM | 7:00 PM
Please join us on Wednesday May 6th from 5.30-7pm in John Jay College's Moot Courtroom (6.68NB) for a book talk and reading featuring Schomburg Center for the Study of Black Culture Director...
6:30 PM | 8:30 PM
*The Re-emergence of Community Policing in New York City
*Hunts Point: Circulation and Uneven Development
*Beyond Policing: Imagining Alternatives
CUNY/Schomburg Archival Research Symposium
Wednesday May 6 @ 6:30 PM | American Negro Theater at the Schomburg
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture| 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY...
A launch of the new edition of Women's Studies Quarterly, published by the Feminist Press.
The Queers & Comics Conference will celebrate, explore, and analyze queer cartoonists, comics writers, and artists’ work, offering opportunity to share information about their craft, to...
10:00 AM | 11:00 AM
Student Practice Talks for NY ACS URS/Student Research Presentations
Institution: York College
Hosted by: All Mentors
Director of Research, Bayard Rock, LLC
The Algorithms for Finding the Bad Guys
Bayard Rock, LLC, is a private research and software development company with headquarters in the...
Join Evan Bissell and Morris Justice Project members for a discussion of how they have used forms of participatory research and art in pursuit of social justice and political change in New York as...
Annual Alumni Award Night
Since he first stepped onto the field in 1947, breaking the color line, Jackie Robinson has been a mythical figure. Enduring the rough transition of being the first black man to play in the Major...
9:15 AM | 5:00 PM
The RISLUS-ILETC Forum presents research from the two institutes on language and education in New York City and beyond. Presentations cover projects on bilingual education and literacy, assessment of...
9:30 AM | 6:00 PM
Bridging Historias is a faculty development program directed by the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning in partnership with Queensborough Community College. The program...
11:00 AM | 12:30 PM
In this paper Sara Lipton will offer a re-reading of the earliest known anti-Jewish caricature, a sketch atop an English Exchequer Receipt Roll from 1233 depicting a monstrously three-faced Jew named...
Faculty Membership Committee Meeting (Committee Members Only)
3:00 PM | 6:00 PM
Sociology Colloquium Series
Societalization and Social Crisis: Church Pedophilia, Financial Upheaval, British Phone Hacking
Yale University, Department of Sociology
Executive Committee Meeting (Committee Members Only)
“Profiling Allomaternal Caregivers: Why Do Primate Helpers Help?"
Department of Anthropology
Hunter College, CUNY
End of Year Party
Headlining the conference Queers & Comics, popular and critically acclaimed cartoonist Alison Bechdel gives a keynote talk with a digital presentation, featuring new work. Bechdel is the...
12:00 PM | 4:00 PM
Join leading scholars, priests, and performers of Afro-Cuban Congo culture for enlightening presentations and discussions exploring the ways music, dance, religion, and philosophy influence how a...
Hilmar, Sobirin and Wid have come to Bali to be happy. Hilmar wants to see Tanah Lot with a pretty woman on his arm, like the cigarette ad he saw on a billboard. Wid wants to cure the pain of never...
A young African woman from a privileged upper middle-class family comes of age learning how to survive in an African country at the time of the dictatorships of the 1980s. She has to navigate life...
Student event only.
Mise-en-Scène, the student organization for performance, is excited to announce our Spring 2015 capstone event: terrarium building with 3Text Studio!...
At 6:15 pm, join Román Díaz and Prof. Daniel Dawson (NYU/Columbia) for a pre-concert talk.
7 pm concert (click for details): Román Díaz Afro-Cuban Music Enesmble
NEW ADDITION TO LIVE@365!
Master percussionist, scholar, and composer Román Díaz is a living repository of Afro-Cuban music. This special performance features his all-star Afro-Cuban Music...
A university professor specializing in dead languages refuses to advise his best student’s thesis. Instead, he replies to spam in his inbox, giving the details of his bank account to a poor...
9:00 AM | 3:00 PM
Una conferencia para familias de personas con discapacidades del desarrollo.
Free health care conference for Spanish-speaking families and professionals. This one-day conference (entirely in...
A screening of The Streets of Greenwood (1963) and Lay My Burden Down (1966).
Dr. Steve Brier will introduce legendary documentary filmmaker Jack Willis.
Prof. Jeanne Theoharis, Brooklyn...
Join us for a conversation with Gary Giddins to celebrate two books by former fellows of the Leon Levy Center for Biography. Langdon Hammer, chair of the English Department at Yale, will speak on...
At a crucial moment in US-Iranian relations, GC faculty member Peter Beinart hosts two experts with decidedly different perspectives. His guests are Michael Doran, senior fellow at the Hudson...
10:30 AM | 2:00 PM
Professor Christina Greer (Political Science, Fordham University) will lecture on Black ethnicity, race and new immigration followed by a panel discussion with Professor Reuel Rogers (Political...
Africana Studies Dissertation Discussion
What Condoms Won't Hold: Black Authenticity, Disproportionate HIV Rates, and HIV Prevention
Ph.D. program in Social...
An Academy Award-winning documentary tracing the experiences of five survivors of the Hungarian chapter of the Holocaust. Produced by Steven Spielberg and the USC Shoah Foundation.
8:00 AM | 6:00 PM
Please visit www.gc.cuny.edu/its/dyqemp2015 for details.
12:00 PM | 2:30 PM
Full Title: The Rhythm of Communicative Styles: How Advocacy Organizations Win Support from Social Media Bystanders
Professor Christopher A. Bail is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the...
A discussion surrounding the unique capabilities and potential applications of GPUdb. GPUdb is a GPU accelerated in-memory distributed database designed for many-core devices with a native...
Political Science Job Talk
Led by Amy Franceschini, Futurefarmer’s founder, and collaborators Audrey Snyder and Joe Riley, this triad has assembled with an aligned interest in the international exchange of ideas towards...
4:00 PM | 8:00 PM
Africana Studies Certificate Ceremony - with guest Mahogany L. Browne
Come join us for food, folks and fun as we enjoy a performance by writer Mahogany L. Browne and celebrate graduating students...
5:30 PM | 7:30 PM
Goethe’s novella "The Sorrows of Young Werther" stands at the threshold of Romanticism. Its portrayal of the life of a young man tormented by unrequited love exerted a powerful grip...
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, with the generous support of the National Science Foundation, is pleased to invite you to a two-day workshop on bilingualism and executive...
10:00 AM | 9:30 PM
Join us for the very first retrospective of Richard Foreman’s work for film, including films about Richard Foreman, and an evening panel. The legendary New York auteur-du-theatre stopped...
Fifteenth week of the semester including Final Examination Period begins.
For more information, please visit: http://gcmusic.commons.gc.cuny.edu
Presentations will be given by: the Digital Praxis Seminar, the GC Digital Fellows, Provost’s Digital Innovation Grantees, the New Media Lab, the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate...
Join Eric Banks and author Jean Findlay for a conversation about her new book Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator. The conversation is devoted to the...
SOLD-OUT. This event will be LIVE-STREAMED.
Eric Bogosian, “a born storyteller with perfect pitch” (New York Times), comes to the GC to present his new book Operation Nemesis: The...
11:30 AM | 12:30 PM
4:30 PM | 5:30 PM
Friends, family and scholars of Black Mountain poet Edward Dorn gather for an evening of music, poetry, and conversation to celebrate his uncollected poems, published by the London-based Enitharmon...
7:00 PM | 9:00 PM
Spring concert for resident ensemble at the Foundation for Iberian Music, the New York Andalus Ensemble.
10:00 AM | 11:30 AM
Please join us for a celebration and reception honoring the inaugural cohort of Futures Initiative Scholars. We will also be unveiling the CUNY Maps of NYC, a series of student-designed maps...
Last day of semester/Final Examination Period.
Memorial Day: Building Closed
9:00 AM | 5:30 PM
The Stochastic Dynamics in Living Cells symposium brings together interdisciplinary researchers with a shared interest in studying the origins and consequences of stochastic...
9:00 AM | 7:00 PM
The one-day colloquium organized by Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies features specialists from the University of Havana, CUNY, and other academic institutions. Themes: Update on Cuban...
Acclaimed writer and activist Letty Cottin Pogrebin discusses her new novel Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate with legendary editor Marcia Ann Gillespie, former editor in chief of Ms. and Essence...
Information Session for New Staff at The Graduate Center
Classified Service Staff