CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences

The Feliks Gross Awards

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Feliks Gross Award Announcement and Nomination 
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The University's most important Prizes for Assistant Professors, the Academy's Feliks Gross Awards, were given at a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Awardees were: Viviana Acquaviva, Physics at City Tech; Andrea Baden, Anthropology at Hunter;
Dorthe Eisele, Chemistry atCCNY; 
Pouyan Ghaemi, Physics at CCNY; 
Elidor Mehilli, History at Hunter;
and Brian Sowers, Classics at Brooklyn. 
The award solicitation can be seen here.

The CUNY Academy congratulates the awardees. We also congratulate all who were nominated. It was an impressive field of nominees.

2016 Feliks Gross Awardees

Brian Zeglis, Department of Chemistry, Hunter College
Edward Klorman,
Department of Music, Queens College
Iryna Vushko,
Department of History, Hunter College
Lana Karasik,
Department of Psychology, College of Saten Island
Preeti Chauhan,
Department of Psychology, John Jay College 
Mariana Torrente,
Department of Chemistry, Brooklyn College

Feliks Gross

.About Feliks Gross

Feliks Gross arrived among the great wave of Europeans who transformed American scholarship in the years following the Second World War. With his broad humanistic interests, commitment to social activism and scholarship, he has made a lasting memorable contribution to the intellectual life of his adopted land.


Born in Poland, Feliks Gross received his doctorate from the Jagiellonian University of Cracow, where he was also an assistant professor in sociology.

In 1939 he was appointed lecturer in social anthropology by Bronislaw Malinowski. The outbreak of war kept him from this assignment. Please read the laudatio for Professor Gross given by Professor Jerome Krase.