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Fitness Class Registration Opens January 23rd 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 spring 2018 semester opens on Tuesday, January 23rd 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.

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Jan 22 | Writing Support Session

Write Now: open session for getting your writing done

Monday,  01/22/2018, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Writing over break?

Working on your dissertation, class assignments, job materials, conference presentations, or anything else?

Bring your work and write alongside other GC students.  Drop by any time during our 4-hour window.

A Graduate Writing Consultant will be available for one-on-one help.

Coffee & snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP here.

Dec 20 | TLC Grading Social

It’s the time of the semester where deadlines are coming fast and furious. For Graduate Center student instructors, grading student work can be overwhelming, isolating, and—even in successful courses—a bit maddening.

The Teaching and Learning Center is here to offer support. Join us on December 20th from 12-4pm in room 3317 for our first “Grading Social.” We will provide food, drinks, and camaraderie as instructors work through stacks of papers, blue books, and blog posts. Need a second or third eye on a assignment? We can provide those too.

If you’re planning to stop by, even for a little bit, please RSVP at this link so that we know how much food to order:

Either way, check out this recent post “Grading Tips from the TLC” on Visible Pedagogy:


Your colleagues at the TLC

Dec 13 | Le Conversazioni: Films of My Life



In celebration of the relationship between art, literature, and film, join Emma Cline, author of The Girls, and Erica Jong author of Fear of Flying, in a conversation on the films that have inspired their lives and work. Moderated by Antonio Monda, Artistic Director of Le Conversazioni festival.

Wednesday, December 13, 7 PM

Tickets: $20; $15 for members. Free for students with valid ID.
To reserve your free student ticket, please email

Spring 2018 Professional Development Seminars

Students may register online for these courses, they are listed in the course schedule under “Professional Development”.  Course numbers and registration codes are listed below.  The courses are 0 credits and do not appear on student transcripts; they are free of charge and open to all matriculated Graduate Center students.


PDEV 79400  Advanced Spoken English: Teaching and Presentation Skills

GC:  Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rm. TBA, 0 credits, [38082]

This course is designed to help students improve their spoken English in a variety of academic and casual settings through guided instruction of American-style conversation and direct instruction of spoken English fluency and pronunciation skills.  Additionally, students will be instructed in the standard methods and style of teaching and presenting for the American university classroom.  Students will also be discussing and learning about American culture via themes and topics that are relevant to the students’ interests.

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Dec 11 | Program Student Association Info session

Want to learn how to better organize the students in your program? There is going to be a  Program Student Association Info session next MONDAY, December 11th, 5:30-7pm, in room 5409.  Join members of the Governance Task Force of the Doctoral Students’ Council to learn about Program Student Associations (program student governments which the DSC recognizes as the official voice of students in their programs) and how you can use them to organize around issues relevant to your program.

Learn more about PSAs at the DSC website as well:

Charlotte Thurston
Co-Chair for Student Affairs
Doctoral Students’ Council
Room 5493 | 212-817-7881

City Cinematheque: Recent Films from Argentina & Uruguay

The Other Down Under: Recent Films from Argentina & Uruguay

The best in world cinema is showcased in City Cinematheque, CUNY TV’s much-loved flagship weekend film series. Hosted by Professor Jerry Carlson and co-produced with the Department of Media and communication Arts of The City College, CUNY, each film is followed by lively discussion with scholars, film professionals and critics.

Saturday & Sunday nights at 9:00 PM, repeated the following Friday night at 12:00 Midnight. Continue reading City Cinematheque: Recent Films from Argentina & Uruguay

Dec 7 | Landing an Industry Job by Leveraging Your Academic Experience

Thursday, December 7, 2017
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 9207

The Futures Initiative is pleased to invite you to our final Thursday Dialogue of the semester on December 7, “Landing an Industry Job by Leveraging Your Academic Experience.” This last dialogue will be an informal conversation about the transition from academia to industry. The discussion will be led by Futures Initiative Fellow, Doctoral Candidate in Computational Linguistics, and IBM employee Michelle Morales, who will speak about her experiences interviewing for both internship and full-time industry positions. Michelle will highlight key transferable skills that made her transition to industry possible. She will then lead attendees through a collaborative activity to help identify attendees’ key skills as well as highlight potential career opportunities and pathways. This will be an informal brownbag lunch; no RSVP required.


Dec 7 | Careers in the Arts and Cultural Production

Thursday, 12/07/2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Graduate Center, Room 9204

The arts are frequently lumped in with the humanities as a means of institutional organization. However, students in the arts may have very different talents, skillsets, and interests than those of other students. Additionally, students outside traditional arts disciplines may also be interested in and highly qualified for careers at artistic and cultural institutions. Careers in the arts and cultural production are numerous and diverse—especially in New York City—and many offer PhDs and MAs excellent opportunities to put their research, communication skills, and training to work in service of their artistic interests. Continue reading Dec 7 | Careers in the Arts and Cultural Production

Dec 15-17 | New Play, “You Can’t Kiss a Movie”

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HERE Arts Center
December 15-17
Inspired by the films of the French New Wave

You Can’t Kiss a Movie gazes back at the male gaze with curiosity, disgust, desire, and a hunger for alternative ways of looking. The show depicts a cameraman, a PA, and a pair of actors creating an original French New Wave film that is simultaneously projected live, allowing the audience to witness both the completed film and the behind-the-scenes process. As the show progresses, audience volunteers get a chance to go behind the camera and take control of what appears on screen. Ultimately, the leading lady must investigate what power she has, if any, over her own image. Continue reading Dec 15-17 | New Play, “You Can’t Kiss a Movie”