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Seminar in Musicology: Music in New York City: Between Wars (1918-1941)
MUS 86300 CRN 3CR
Professor Jeffrey Taylor
One of the benefits of studying at the CUNY Graduate Center is the ability to examine the rich cultural history of New York while being physically immersed in the city. This course investigates music in NYC from the end of WWI, through the “Roaring” 1920s, through the beginnings of the Depression, to the build up to war in Europe finally catalyzed by the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The course crosses boundaries of musical style and tradition, focusing on both “popular music” and “art music” traditions and the interactions between these traditions. Topics of race, class, gender, and sexuality will be frequent touchstones. Composers and musicians as diverse as Dane Rudhyar, Henry Cowell, George Gershwin, George Antheil, Edgard Varèse, Duke Ellington, Ruth Crawford Seeger, James P. Johnson, William Grant Still, Benny Goodman, Aaron Copland, Jerome Kern, and many others will be examined. The period’s obsession with technology (player pianos, radio, recording, film) will provide a central focus.
URGENT HELP NEEDED ASAP!!
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:
– interpreters/ translators
– medical and mental health professionals (more…)
The Quantitative Research Consulting Center (gc.cuny.edu/qrcc) is up and running again for the Summer starting 26 June. We have new summer hours, have moved to a new office, and now offering evening appointments. The QRCC has had a very successful first year helping 165 researchers. Come into the QRCC to talk about stats, coding, write-up, etc. (more…)
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 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.
Last week the CUNY Academy received funds to support travel awards for part-time faculty who present or chair at a conference. The Academy thanks Enid Stubin of Kingsborough Community College and the UFS, Evangelos Gizis, our Board Chair and former Provost of Queens College, and Kay Conway, Chair of the UFS, for their efforts to establish this program.
Funds are available for travel already completed, back to July 1, 2017, going forward to May 1, 2018. Applications must be submitted before Sunday April 15. (more…)
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. (more…)
Again we find ourselves facing a national tragedy—this time a mass assault and murder committed by one human being against others. For those who need a safe space to talk, The Graduate Center’s Student Counseling Service at the Wellness Center will have appointments available for confidential and supportive counseling sessions. The Wellness Center is located in Room 6422 and can be contacted at 212-817-7020. You can also find information and request services on our website: http://www.cuny.is/wellnesscenter.
Please find a request for services application here:
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6422
New York, NY 10016
The Provost’s Office is happy to announce the establishment of the Quantitative Research Consulting Center (QRCC) to provide faculty and students greater resources for statistical support in quantitative and empirical research. The Center complements existing statistics coursework by bridging the gap between the classroom and implementation in researchers’ own work.
The new Center provides support for MA students, PhD students, post-docs, and faculty in any CUNY GC program at any stage of research. Support is provided in the following areas: statistical methods, statistical packages. (more…)
To those in our community who have been impacted directly or indirectly by the recent natural disasters, talking to someone in a safe space can help. We wanted to remind students about the Wellness Center, Student Counseling’s free, confidential services. The Wellness Center is located in Room 6422 and can be contacted at 212-817-7020. You can also find information and request services on our website: http://www.cuny.is/wellnesscenter. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
You can read about common psychological reactions to disasters and strategies to cope at the following American Psychological Association link: http://www.apa.org/topics/disasters/.