in the 2016-2017 Academic Year
The CUNY Academy
for the Humanities and Sciences is pleased to present the following events:
- My Father’s Story: A Jewish Resistance Fighter in Nazi-Occupied Belgium,
a talk by Dr. Moshe Werber, Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 6:30 PM to
8:30 PM, Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives -
Queensborough Community College 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364. This event was hosted by Dr. Dan Leshem.
- Offstage Direction: French Women and the Shaping of the Renaissance Theater. A talk by Prof. Francesca Canadé Sautman, French Department, Hunter College and the Graduate Center. Thursday,
September 15, 2016 in GC room 9207 from 6-7:30 PM. Cosponsored by
the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance. This event was
hosted by Prof. Susan O'Malley.
- The Enclave Literary Series, at 6 - 8 PM on Friday September 16, 2016, in the Graduate Center's Room C201. The event features the work of the Basque writer Luisa Etxenike. Hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.
- NØ NØ Nobel, a staged reading of the science-based play by David Cassidy, directed by Gerald vanHeerden.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM in the Graduate
Center's 4th Floor Science Center, Room
4102. First-Come-First-Seated. A talk-back will follow the
performance. Produced by Break-a-Leg Productions. This event was hosted by Professor Brian Schwartz.
- The Academy's annual William Stewart Travel Award
competition's application has a rolling deadline. Earlier applications
receive special consideration. Please see the details at http://cunyufs.org/academy/award.html.
- The Enclave Literary Series, at 6 - 8 PM on Friday, October 7, 2016 in the Graduate Center's Room 9204. The event features a stage-reading of selected scenes from two plays in Spanish. One play is Cinco suspiros de eternidad, by Priscilla and Gustavo Gac-Artigas. The other play is by Pablo García Gámez, a doctoral student at the Graduate Center. Roberto Brodsky,
novelist, will talk about his Trilogy, and will interview the dramatist
Gregory Cohen in Santiago de Chile, via Skype. The event is
hosted by Professors Alejandro Varderi and Nora Glickman
- Educators' Round Table: Artificial Intelligence Demo by Sense. Ronen Tal-Botzer, Director of the Genomics and Bio-Medical Informatics Program, Bar Ilan University and co-founder, Sense Education. 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Thursday October 13, 2016 in Graduate Center Room 3209. Cosponsored by the NY Area Chapter of the Fulbright Association. Hosted by Ms. Josephine Dorado and Prof. Manfred Philipp.
- Presentation of the Henry Wasser Awards of the CUNY Academy,
on Thursday, October 27, 2016 in the 9th Floor Skylight Room in the Graduate Center.
1:30p – 4:30 PM This event will also honor the recipients of the Academy's William
Stewart Travel Awards. Attendance requires an RSVP to
email@example.com before October 17. This event was hosted by Profs. Enid Stubin and Manfred Philipp.
- The Enclave Literary Series: 6 - 8 PM on Friday,
November 4, 2016, Graduate Center Room 9205. An Evening with Latino Artists Round Table at the Graduate Center (LART).
A bilingual reading of poetry and fiction by New York-based
Spanish-American writers, including Prof. Jacqueline Herranz Brooks, York College; Lucila Consuelo Corredor, York College; Prof. Paquita Suárez Coalla, Borough of Manhattan Community College; & Prof. Sonia Rivera Valdés, York College. This event was hosted by Professors Nora
Glickman and Alejandro Varderi
- Legitimating Violence in the Boxer Conflict: Terror, Honor, and Law, by Prof. Timothy Schroer of the University of West Georgia.
6:30 PM on Monday, November 14, 2016 in the Graduate Center Room 9204.
Sponsored by the CUNY Academy's Global Studies Group and cosponsored by the DAAD Alumni Association for the USA. and the CUNY Office of Research. This event was
hosted by Professor Frank Jacob.
- Reason after Its Eclipse: A Conversation with Prof. Martin Jay, University of California, Berkeley, 6 PM on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in the Graduate Center, Rooms 9204/9205. Cosponsored
by the Center for the Humanities, the Ralph Bunche Institute for
International Studies, the Dankwart Rustow Memorial Fund, the European
Union Studies Center, & the PhD Program in History. This event was hosted by Distinguished Professor Richard Wolin.
- Our previously posted November 22, 2016 event is cancelled.
- The Academy's Diplomatic Reception for Fulbright Scholars,
Admission by invitation only. Monday, December 5, 2016. Please contact us if you
are a current or former Fulbrighter, or have mentored Fulbrighters from
overseas. This event is hosted by Ms. Josephine Dorado and Prof. Manfred Philipp. Cosponsored by the New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association, supported by the Institute for International Education.
- The Enclave Literary Series, at 6 - 8 PM on Friday,
December 2, 2016 in Graduate Center Room
9205. with selected readings in Spanish from some of its
contributors (Gustavo Gac Artigas, Silvina López Medin, Leandro Morales
and Celester Olalquiaga) and art presentations by Anita Pantin and
Rafael Rosario. See Enclave: Revista de Creación Literaria en Español, The journal is published by CUNY, and sponsored by the CUNY Academy of the Arts and Humanities. This event is hosted by Professors Alejandro Varderi and Nora Glickman.
- The Assassination of Les Kurbas: the Impact of the Machine Gun Generation on the Development of Modern Ukrainian Theatre. Prof. Seth Baumrin,
John Jay College. This will take place in the Graduate Center's Room
8301 at 4 PM on Thursday December 8, 2016. Hosted by Prof.
- Reframing the 'Comfort Women' Issue: New Representations of an Old War Crime, Prof. Margaret Stetz,
University of Delaware. 6:30 PM on Monday, December 12, 2016 in the
Graduate Center, Room 9207 Sponsored by the CUNY Academy's Global Studies Group and the CUNY Office of Research. This event is
hosted by Professor Frank Jacob.
- Social Death at the Stake – Ashley Bohrer 6:30 PM on Monday, February 06, 2017 in the Graduate Center, Room 8301 This event is hosted by
Professor Frank Jacob.
- 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 Muñoz, The 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.
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 Lecture - MOON 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
- 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.
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.