CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences

Academy Activities
in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences is pleased to present the following events: 

  • Mass Violence and Genocide in Cambodia. Prof. Alex Hinton, Rutgers University. 6 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017, in the Graduate Center, Room 9205. Sponsored by the CUNY Academy's Global Studies Group. This event is hosted by Professor  Frank Jacob.

  • Enclave Literary Series - An Evening with Sudaquia Editors. Presentation of their spring catalogue, and a reading of the anthology Estados Hispanos de América by the authors.  6:00 PM on Friday, March 3, 2017 in the Graduate Center, Rooms C201. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.
  • Urban Chiaroscuro, by Professor Amy Chazkel, of the Graduate Center and Queens College. 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in the Graduate Center's Room 9207. This event is hosted by Professor Frank Jacob. 
  • Theatre For All” presents 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. This event is co-sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Physics, and The National Science Foundation. A talk-back will follow the performance to be moderated by Prof. Brian Schwartz.
  • Enclave Literary Series - Freedom of the Press and Censorship Today. Mariza Bafile, ViceVersa Magazine; Enrique Del Risco Arocha, New York University; Romina Mella, The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Boris MuñozThe New York Times, will discuss the issue of censorship, especially in view of the growing repression against the veracity of information in the United States and Latin America.  6:00 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017 in the Graduate Center, Rooms C-205. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.
  • Acts of Resistance: Civic Alternatives to Executive Overreach, a seminar by writer Atossa Abrahamian, moderated by Professor Michael Walzer, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton University, and editor of Dissent. Graduate Center Rooms C201/C202/C203 at 6:30 PM on Monday, April 17, 2017. Hosting the event is Distinguished Professor Richard Wolin. Event Canceled 
  • The 37th Annual Arthur Sweeny Jr. Memorial  LectureMOON ROCKS AND MELTING GELS will be presented by Professor Lisa C. Klein from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey on April 21, 2017. A reception will take place in the Lehman College Art Gallery at 4:15-5:15 P.M., the lecture will be in the Music Building, Room 306 at 5:15-6:30 P.M. A dinner (reservations and payments are mandatory) will follow.  This event is organized by Prof. Andrei Jitianu. Co-sponsored by the Sweeny Lecture Fund, by Lehman's School of Natural and Social Sciences, and by the Lehman College Office of Alumni Relations.

  • Developing a National Cinema, by Professor Carolina Rocha, Southern Illinois University at Evansville. 6:30 PM on Monday, April 24, 2017 in the Graduate Center's Room 8301. This event is hosted by Professor Frank Jacob. 
  • The University's most important Prizes for Assistant Professors, the Academy's Feliks Gross Awards, will be given at a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The award solicitation can be seen here. This event is hosted by Prof. Manfred Philipp.
  • 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. 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.
  • All events at the CUNY Graduate Center are free and open to the public and are first come-first served. Unless otherwise noted above, an RSVP is not necessary for Graduate Center events. The Graduate Center is at 365 Fifth Avenue on the corner of 34th street. A picture ID is necessary to enter the Graduate Center. Click here to see last year's events.  

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