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IT Support in the Library for TWO WEEKS

For the first two weeks of the semester, Information Technology will station a specialist in the library’s second-floor lounge in order to help students (and faculty and staff, of course!) face-to-face with any IT-related problems they might be having: network IDs, Blackboard or CUNYFirst access, email accounts, password confusions, printing from laptops.

This service will be available daily through Friday, February 8, from 1 to 5 pm.

Donate your books to the DTSA!

Hello Graduate Center friends and colleagues,

We’re holding our annual book sale to raise funds for the Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association! The DTSA is the recognized program student association for the PhD Program in Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center, and funds raised from the book sale are used to help us fund our Professionalization Events, the Booth Award, our student conference, and our many co-sponsored events with the Theatre Program.

We will have a table in the Graduate Center lobby just outside of the Library on Wednesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 29 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. We’ll be selling books, homemade baked goods, and DTSA tote bags.

But we need your help — DONATE your old books!

If you have any books that are taking up space in your own collections, we will gladly take them off your hands. Book donations need not be academic or theatre related. In fact, contemporary fiction books were our best sellers last year! There are two boxes in our departmental lounge, room 3111, under the table next to the bulletin boards. You can stop by to make donations anytime between now and Tuesday 11/27. (After that, please feel free to drop off donations at our book sale table.)

Please consider donating to our cause, and we hope to see you at our sale!

Cory Tamler
PhD Student in Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center
President, Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association

Urgent Help Needed July 12-13 Brownsville, Texas


Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is leading the effort to reunite families, and has been granted 2 days to interview 1000 children being held at Casa Padre facility in Brownsville, Texas, July 12-13.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED on massive scale – please forward to folks you know who are:

– lawyers

– interpreters/ translators

– medical and mental health professionals Continue reading Urgent Help Needed July 12-13 Brownsville, Texas

Summer Apartment Sublet

Sunny two bedroom apartment for rent over the summer (July – August 2018) in Brooklyn, a minute away from the A, C and S line to Prospect Park. Ideal for small families or couples looking for cheap rent in a lovely (and simple) place that feels like home! Our living room and open plan kitchen area has three great windows overlooking treetops and steeples, while our bedrooms are a good-size (the large kids’ one also has toys and books for children under age six)… please get in touch if you want to receive pics and more info.

Student Activities & Discount

Student Affairs is proud to launch the Student Activities & Discounts webpage on The Graduate Center website. The webpage offers free and discounted ticket information for exhibits, museums, and shows across the 5 boroughs; student discounts on products and services; and up-to-date information on events taking place on all CUNY campuses including The Graduate Center.

We encourage all students to visit and explore the webpage, and to take advantage of the opportunities listed. To view the website please click here.

International Education Week 2017 Calendar of Events! November 13th-17th! Registration now open!

International Education Week 2017 is coming soon, November 13th – 17th, 2017

What is International Education Week (IEW 2017)?

International Education Week is a joint initiative between the United States Department of State and Department of Education to promote cross-cultural awareness, prepare students for a global environment, and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Continue reading International Education Week 2017 Calendar of Events! November 13th-17th! Registration now open!

Films for Mexico: A series for earthquake relief at the Graduate Center

Student-led initiative in response to the earthquakes in Mexico:

On September 7 and 19, 2017 two catastrophic earthquakes devastated southern and central Mexico, leaving half a thousand dead and hundreds of thousands affected by the damages in buildings and urban infrastructure. Mexico City was severely hurt, but also many smaller cities and rural communities already suffering from extreme poverty. There are around 150 thousand destroyed or damaged buildings in six states, and the Mexican government estimates that reconstruction efforts will cost more than 2 billion dollars. Continue reading Films for Mexico: A series for earthquake relief at the Graduate Center