Category Archives: Events

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

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.


1st floor of the library, beyond the elevators


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.


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.

May 17 | The Digital GC End-of-Year Showcase and Activism and the Intersectional Internet

Please consider joining us for the final 2 events sponsored by the GC Digital Initiatives in 2016-2017: The Digital GC End-of-Year Showcase and our graduate symposium, Activism and the Intersectional Internet:

The Digital GC End-of-Year Showcase
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center
Event hashtag: #digitalgc
Free and Open to the Public
Reception to follow, room 3317

Please join us for a special event at the Graduate Center showcasing the wide array of digital projects initiated during the 2016-2017 academic year. The program features projects by members of the GC community, including:    Continue reading May 17 | The Digital GC End-of-Year Showcase and Activism and the Intersectional Internet

May CUNY Academy Events

The Enclave Literary Series – Hispanic Writers in Their Own Words. A reading of fiction, poetry and theater by Frederick de Armas of University of Chicago and selected Hispanic writers, takes place at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the Graduate Center, Rooms 9207. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.

Out of Our Electoral Darkness: Introducing Lottocracy by Professor Alex Guerrero from Rutgers University.  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:15pm in Graduate Center Room 9206. The event is cosponsored by the Gotham Philosophical Society and hosted by Professor Stefan Baumrin.

State Violence and Masculine Authority on India’s Northwest Frontier, a talk by Prof. Elizabeth Kolsky of Villanova University. Thursday May 11, 2017 in the Graduate Center’s Room C-205. Sponsored by the CUNY Academy’s Global Studies Group. This event is hosted by Professor Frank Jacob.

The CUNY Academy’s Conference on War and the Urban Context will take place in the Graduate Center’s 9th Floor Skylight Room on Friday May 19, 2017, from 9 AM to 6 PM. This event is hosted by Prof. Sarah Danielsson.

The Lane Cooper Dissertation Fellowship, awarded by the CUNY Academy for CUNY undergraduates, will be presented to Mason Barto of Brooklyn College during the Senior Symposium of the Classics Department at Brooklyn College. May 25, 2017 at 5 PM. Please contact Prof. David Schur in order to RSVP. The Academy regrets that it can give only one of these awards. The other students nominated for the award were wonderful candidates.

For more information, including possible cancellations, please consult our events page at

May 11 | OpenCUNY Prospective: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future

On May 11th, OpenCUNY will be hosting our spring event, OpenCUNY Prospective: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future. 

​At this event we will lead a lively discussion about OpenCUNY’s role in the dynamic digital ecology that has developed at CUNY in the last decade. When OpenCUNY began in 2008, it was the only WordPress installation serving GC students. Now, with the CUNY Academic Commons and other, campus-based WordPress installations like Blogs@BaruchQWritingOpenLab, and others, GC and CUNY students have various options for building websites and developing a digital presence. Continue reading May 11 | OpenCUNY Prospective: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future

May 10 | Airports & travel workshop for international students

Calling all international students!

Will you be traveling this summer? Do you have travel for research coming up? Please join the Doctoral Students’ Council for a Know Your Rights workshop and information session on travel, airports, and borders, led by CUNY CLEAR, a clinic of the CUNY Law School.

Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm

Room 5409 at the Graduate Center

This workshop will focus specifically on what international students should know when they travel domestically and internationally, how to interact with customs and border patrol, and other practical concerns related to travel.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please email Nicholas Glastonbury, the Officer for Outreach on the Doctoral Student Council (, if you have any questions or concerns.

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