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Fitness Class Registration Opens August 24th at 10:00AM

The Graduate Center offers fitness classes facilitated by the Doctoral Students’ Council and the Student Affairs Office.

Registration for the first half of the fall 2017 semester opens on Thursday August 24th at 10:00AM in room 7301. Students, Faculty , Staff and Community Members must register in person at the Student Affairs Office, room 7301. Payment is required at time of registration and a $10 registration fee is applicable each semester for Faculty, Staff and Community Members.

Registration and full payment are required before the first class for all classes, see schedule below. Registration is first come, first served.

Payment may be made by cash, money order or check made payable to the Graduate Center, CUNY. We cannot accept credit cards.

Fitness equipment is provided. Continue reading Fitness Class Registration Opens August 24th at 10:00AM

July 18 | Film Screening – Dolls of Darkness: The Art Of Michel Nedjar

Upcoming film screening at the American Folk Art Museum of a new documentary about self-taught artist Michel Nedjar by Allen S. Weiss and Tom Rasky. The screening of Dolls of Darkness: The Art Of Michel Nedjar will take place at the museum on Tuesday, July 18th from 6:30-8:00pm with a discussion with the filmmaker following.

More information, including ticket purchase, can be found here:

http://folkartmuseum.org/programs/screening-of-dolls-of-darkness-the-art-of-michel-nedjar/?ID=14419[folkartmuseum.org]

 

Summer Pilates Session Two Registration-June 20th

The Graduate Center offers fitness classes facilitated by the Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC) and the Student Affairs office.

Registration for the second half of the summer Pilates session will begin at 10AM on Tuesday, June 20th.  Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Members must register in person at the Student Affairs office, room 7301. Payment is required at time of registration.

Registration and full payment are required before the first class for all classes, see schedule below. Registration is first come, first served.

Payment may be made by cash (exact change please) , money order or check made payable to the Graduate Center, CUNY.  We regret that we cannot accept credit cards.

Fitness equipment is provided.

Pilates

Pilates improves core strength and balances the muscles around the joints, improving the way your body functions, looks and feels.

Instructor: Jeanette Palmer

Pilates H Tuesdays 4:15-5:30 (Tuesdays) $35 GC Students/$77 Faculty-Staff/ $95 Community Members

June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8

Questions? Contact studentaffairs@gc.cuny.edu

May 31 | The Writers’ Institute with André Aciman

Please join André Aciman, critically acclaimed author and director of The Writers’ Institute for a discussion of the program on Wednesday, May 31st at 6:00 pm in Room 4116.03 at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Offering workshops in fiction and nonfiction, The Writers’ Institute gives students the opportunity to work with New York City’s most prominent editors and publishers. Come to our information session and learn what it takes to see your work in print.

 To attend, please RSVP to writersinstitute@gc.cuny.edu

Hosted by the Center for the Humanities

May 24 | Intimate Measures: Amy Herzog and Nitin Ahuja

6:30pm, The James Gallery

Self-management—defined as “management of or by oneself; taking responsibility for one’s own behavior and well-being”—is a term that crops up in diverse contexts across contemporary culture, from corporate PowerPoints that extol lean labor to diet blogs and internet support groups for dealing with chronic pain. Media studies scholar Amy Herzog will present new research exploring self-management in relation to digestion and the human microbiome, with particular attention to how neoliberal attitudes inflect the burgeoning market for designer gut-health regimens. Herzog will examine the rhetoric of self-betterment and self-control at play in digestion-focused internet communities, discussing psychosomatic connections between cultivating intestinal flora and regulating emotion. Continue reading May 24 | Intimate Measures: Amy Herzog and Nitin Ahuja

5/22 & 5/24 | DSC Finals Relief Stations w/ FREE chair massages

The DSC is once again sponsoring Finals Relief Stations this spring to help you rest, relax, and refresh while studying, writing, grading, and dealing with general end-of-semester stresses.

Location:

1st floor of the library, beyond the elevators

Services:

Along with napping/meditation stations, there will be FREE 10 minute chair massages. Please come early in the day to sign up for a slot; you need to reserve a slot for the massages, and they fill up fast.

Time/date:

Monday, 5/22, 12pm-6pm
Wednesday, 5/24, 12pm-6pm

May 18 | Glitch Girls: Jen Liu with Aliza Shvarts

6:30 pm, The James Gallery

Soft Skills artist Jen Liu will screen and discuss her video work The Pink Detachment (2016), as well as portions of her work in progress, Pink Slime Caesar Shift. Following her presentation Liu will be joined by artist and performance theorist Aliza Shvarts for a conversation on resistant reproductive temporalities and opacity as an intersectional strategy.

Liu’s talk will elaborate on these projects and their many sources of inspiration, from Drunk Tank Pink, a bubblegum shade known for its palliative psychological effects, to the “charm offensive” soft power tactics of Asia’s international relations. The artist will also discuss her ongoing field research with labor organizers and NGOs in China.

Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the PhD Program in Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY.