Due April 21 | Applications for CLACLS Spring 2017 YAI Fellowship

The Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2017 YAI Fellowship. The YAI/ National Institute for People with Disabilities Network has awarded a grant to the CLACLS to support a $1,000 fellowship for one Ph.D. student at the Graduate Center.

 The competition is open to students at the Graduate Center who:

  • Are enrolled in a doctoral program.
  • Are conducting research on any topic related to Latinos with developmental disabilities or Latinos and health.

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CUNY Academy Events

The following events are taking place in April and May.  More details are available at http://cunyufs.org/academy/:

Urban Chiaroscuro, by Professor Amy Chazke  of the Graduate Center and Queens College. 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in the Graduate Center’s Room 9207.

“Theatre For All” presents the Art of Science Series -“The Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Elowyn Castle will take presented in the Graduate Center, Room 4102 (Science Center), Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m. A talk-back will follow the performance.

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Deadline April 24 | CUNY Graduate Center/Morgan Library & Museum Graduate Archival Summer Fellowships

Graduate Center Early Research Initiative Morgan Library & Museum Graduate Archival Fellowship

The Early Research Initiative invites applications for two Morgan Library & Museum Graduate Archival Fellowships (Summer 2017). These $4,000 fellowships will be offered to Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program with primary research interests related to the collections at the Morgan Library & Museum. The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to collaborate with curators and librarians from the Morgan in order to process uncatalogued collections, improve public access to documents and related materials, and to gain experience in creating and organizing collections. Continue reading Deadline April 24 | CUNY Graduate Center/Morgan Library & Museum Graduate Archival Summer Fellowships

Deadline April 21 | Grant Opportunities & Fellowships from Lost & Found



Application Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017


Lost & Found is a publishing project centered on student archival research in 20th century cultural materials, with a focus on poetry and poetics. Poised at the intersection of scholarly investigation, innovative publishing, and cultural preservation, each Lost & Found chapbook emphasizes the importance of collaborative and archival research. The work of Lost & Found is multi-valent and involves: archival research at all stages of its development, digital practices, public events, oral history, mentorship, transcription, and editorial support. The Center for the Humanities is delighted to announce 2017 Lost & Found Research Stipends available for doctoral students from all disciplines at the Graduate Center, CUNY, with experience and / or an interest in archival research. Continue reading Deadline April 21 | Grant Opportunities & Fellowships from Lost & Found

April 3 | Richard Maxwell Artist Talk at 6pm and Screenings at 2pm

Richard Maxwell


 6:30pm Artist Talk + 2:00pm Screenings at the Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to the public
First come, first served

Join us for an artist talk with Richard Maxwell of New York City Players and selected afternoon screenings (see schedule below) of his work.

Richard Maxwell is a playwright, director, and the artistic director of New York City Players. He studied acting at Illinois State University and then became a co-founder of the Cook County Theater Department. He is a Doris Duke Performing Artist and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two OBIE Awards, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, and was an invited artist in the Whitney Biennial. His latest book, Theater for Beginners, is published by TCG (2015). He directed Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play, Really, for New York City Players (March 2016). Upcoming projects include The Evening Part 2 and Samara, directed by Sarah Benson with music by Steve Earle (April 4-May 7 at Soho Rep).

April 5 | Legal Workshop for International Students

Calling all international students!

Please join the Doctoral Students’ Council for a legal workshop and information session led by CUNY CLEAR, a clinic of the CUNY Law School that advocates on behalf of immigrants, non-citizens, and populations that have been targets of police and government surveillance.

Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30 pm
Room 5409 at the Graduate Center

The workshop is intended to address practical concerns that may include: interacting with police, border patrol, and other law enforcement; traveling domestically and internationally; applying for, renewing, or changing visas or immigration status; and much more.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Library Workshops: Zotero, Diss Deposit, Archival Research, Journal Contracts

The library’s workshop offerings March-April all take place in room C196.05 on the Library Concourse level.

Intro to Zotero for Citation Management
Wed, March 29 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dissertation & Thesis Deposit Information Sessions
Thu, March 30 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

What to Know Before You Submit to a Journal, or Sign Its Contract
Tue, April 4 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Archival Research: The Basics
Wed, March 29 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thu, April 13 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

April 5 | Behind the Camera, Covering the Image: Caroline Key and Shelly Silver

Wednesday April 5th, 7:00 pm, Martin E. Segal Theatre

This event features a selection of films and videos by Caroline Key and Shelly Silver; each uses forms of occlusion to recover vulnerable, untranslatable, or invisibilized layers of social material.

Caroline Key will screen her film Speech Memory, which questions the entanglement of immigration, cultural assimilation, and inheritance through her father’s account of his father, a deaf Korean who grew up in Japan during its occupation of Korea; and an excerpt of her documentary, Grace Period, about the Yeongdeungpo district sex workers in Seoul and their collective resistance to government crackdown on their labor.

Shelly Silver will screen her video, What I’m Looking For, in which a woman posts on an internet dating site that she wants to meet people “who want to be photographed in public revealing something of themselves.” It will be screened alongside an excerpt of her video Touch, in which the main character is only visible through what he sees. In a soundless intertitle, in both Mandarin and English, he provides three different meanings for the word “concealed”: “safe, guilty, disappeared.”

Co-sponsored by the Film Studies Certificate Program.

Still from Touch, dir. Shelly Silver, 68:00, 2013. Courtesy of the Artist.

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