Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Nov 14 | IEW 2018 – Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

As part of International Education Week 2018, the Office of International Students would like to invite you to attend the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session at the Graduate Center!

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships abroad for one academic year to graduate students, young professional, scientists, and artists.  Program participants pursue graduate or professional study, advanced research, or English teaching in schools or universities abroad.  Each year approximately 1,600 Americans traveling to more than 140 countries receive support from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Attend the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session to learn about the types of grants available, eligibility requirements, application components, and the deadlines to apply.  Come to the information session to learn more about the program and to meet the Fulbright Program Advisor at The Graduate Center.

Workshop Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9206

**To be eligible for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program you must be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application**

Please RSVP for the event by completing the online registration form at:

October – November 2018 CUNY Academy Events

Dear CUNY Academy members and friends,

Please ask your adjunct colleagues to take advantage of the CUNY Academy Adjunct Faculty Travel Awards

Please come to our October and November, 2018 “CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences” Events:

  • The Henry Wasser Awards Ceremony – Friday October 19, 2018,  in the Graduate Center’s 9th Floor Skylight Room  from 3:30 – 6:00 PM.
  • Women in Combat? The Ambivalent Discourse of Female Militancy in Renaissance Italy – presented by Professor Gerry Milligan from College of Staten Island, CUNY. Thursday, November 15, 2018, in the Graduate Center from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.The event is cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Women & Society. This event is hosted by Professor Susan O’Malley.

Please support the work of the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences.
Become a CUNY Academy member or simply contribute.

Andrei Jitianu

Oct 25 | A Conversation with Artist Ai Weiwei

Thu, Oct 25, 2018, at 6:30 PM
Proshansky Auditorium, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave, NYC

Ai Weiwei, one of the world’s most prominent artists and activists renowned for making strong aesthetic statements resonating with timely phenomena across today’s geopolitical world, discusses his work and life with Tim Marlow, artistic director of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. From architecture to installations, social media to documentaries, Ai uses a wide range of mediums as expressions of new ways for his audiences to examine society and its values. His public installation Good Fences Make Good Neighbors was exhibited throughout New York City in 2017. A landmark show at the Royal Academy, in 2015, was the first major survey of the artist’s work, bridging over two decades of his extraordinary career.  

Free; reservations required at:  

Presented with the Royal Academy of Arts, Public Programs, and the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY. 

Oct 4-5 | Trinh T. Minh-ha

Pathbreaking filmmaker, theorist and composer Trinh T. Minh-ha will be visiting Pratt Institute on Thursday, October 4th and Friday, October 5th.

October 4th, 2018

5:00 PM: Welcome reception
5:30 PM: Film Screening of Forgetting Vietnam (2016), Dir. Trinh T. Minh-ha, followed by Q + A with the filmmaker.

Venue: Higgins Hall Auditorium, Pratt Institute, 61 St James Pl., Brooklyn, NY

On October 5th, Professor Trinh will be reading from her latest book, 

October 5th, 2018

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Book Talk with Trinh T. Minh-ha, Lovecidal. Walking with the Disappeared. 

Pratt Institute faculty interlocutors: Professor May Joseph and Professor Deborah Meehan.
Venue: ARC Building, Lower Level, E02 Lecture Hall Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn NY

Professor Trinh’s visit is cosponsored by: Department of Humanities and Media Studies, Film/Video Department, Global South Center, Pratt Senate Academic Initiatives Fund, MFA in Performance + Performance Studies, MFA in Writing’s “Writing Activisms” series, and the Graduate Program in Media Studies.

Nov 2 | CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference

14th annual CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference, under the leadership of the Council of Presidents’ Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee

Friday, November 2, 2018
8:15 –8:50 am: Registration and Buffet Breakfast
9 am – 3:15 pm: Program
Hunter College/CUNY
68th Street and Lexington Avenue

The goal of this conference is to inspire women students with demonstrated leadership qualities to further develop their skills and realize their potential as leaders.  The conference theme is Rising Together and will replicate the previous format, introducing participants to a comprehensive, full day-long program of speakers and panels, presentations by legislators and participation by representatives of prominent women’s organizations. Confirmed sessions include Breaking Boundaries a panel discussion moderated by Associate Vice Chancellor Andrea Shapiro Davis, featuring four successful women leaders. An interactive workshop titled A Woman’s Worth by Sandie Luna and Debora Balardini. Co-founders of Punto Space, an event & performance space and Nettles Artists Collective will follow. A fifteen minute presentation titled YOU. ARE. ENOUGH. by TED speaker, Shantae J. Edwards will close the program.

Anyone wishing to attend should send Elise Perram <> an email with their name, phone number and email address by October 12th.   Space is limited.


Oct 5 | Visit to Start-Up Incubator

The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development is planning a visit for thirty students to Company (formerly Grand Central Tech). The visit will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018.  Students should plan to spend about 2-3 hours at Company.

You can reach more about Company on its website (  and on Twitter @Company (

You must be registered to attend.  Please use this form to sign up:

Just to give an example of some of the types of opportunities there, here’s an internship recently sent to us by colleagues at Company:

Amperon ( []) is a smart meter AI platform for utilities, energy suppliers, and ratepayers. We plan on building a world-class data science team, and we are now looking to hire a data scientist intern (current PhD, postdoc, or MS candidates only):


Oct 18-19 | CUNY Humanities Alliance Conference

A National Conference Convened by LaGuardia Community College and the Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Community colleges are redefining the importance and centrality of the humanities to the lives of the “new majority” of students, both during their academic careers and after graduation. To explore and celebrate the role of humanities within community colleges and across the broader landscape of higher education, the CUNY Humanities Alliance is hosting a special conference for college students, graduate students, faculty, and administrators. This interactive, participation-focused conference will feature a wide diversity of voices, perspectives and positions, with a focus on students, faculty and staff with direct experience in community colleges.

Register by September 18, 2018!

Registration is required, but is free for all attendees. Please register before September 18, 2018, so that we will have an accurate count for materials and food.

If you would like to bring your class to one of the plenary conference sessions, there is also an option to register your whole group. If you do so, please email and tell us what plenary session you plan to bring your class to, and how many students you have.

Special Note on Bringing Classes

We would love to have classes join us for our keynotes and LPAC performance, but can’t guarantee space for a full class in every session. Please encourage individual students who you think could value from the conference or particular conference sessions to register as individuals.


Sep 26 | Film Screening: Tiempo de morir

Wednesday, September 26, 4-6:30 PM
Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY

After serving his conviction, a former gunman returns to his town planning to live a quiet life, however, the sons of a man he killed have other plans.

This classic Mexican neo-western, was the first realized screenplay of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez and legendary Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes. Under the direction of Arturo Ripstein, TIME TO DIE represents one of the earliest examples of New Mexican Cinema and one of the most accomplished Mexican films from the 1960s.

Awards and Festivals
Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival Classics 2016
Best Picture – Silver Goddess Award, Mexican Cinema Journalists

*Spanish with English subtitles


Jerry Carlson (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Director of the Cinema Studies Program in the Department of Media & Communication Arts at The City College, CUNY. He is a specialist in narrative theory, global independent film, and the cinemas of the Americas. Carlson is an active producer, director, and writer with multiple Emmy Awards

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