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One of the most popular programs on campus, history at the City College of New York has been crafted to meet the needs of the most voracious history scholar, as well as those students with an interest in a particular era or region.  The accomplished faculty has made its own mark in this arena both at the college and throughout the world and prepares students for a wide range of future careers and challenges.  Graduates not only represent City College at major higher educational institutions around the country but have gone on to successful careers in a wide range of legal, medical, entertainment, educational and other fields.

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The next event in the History Department's Science & Society speaker series will take place on April 3 from 5-6:30 pm in SH 95. It features a conversation between the eminent South African artist William Kentridge and the Princeton historian of science D. Graham Burnett, about Kentridge's piece "The Refusal of Time," which is currently on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Inspired in part by Einstein's relativity theory, the piece addresses the history, aesthetics, and politics of time in the modern world.

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Please join the History Department on Thursday, April 10, from 4-5:30 pm in NAC 6/316 (Rifkin Room), for a discussion with Princeton University Professor Keith Wailoo about his book How Cancer Crossed the Color Line (Oxford University Press, 2011). The event is part of the History Department's Science & Society speaker series.

Two CCNY History Students Identify Original Revolution Document

Letter drafted by Robert R. Livingston was part of 'last-ditch effort' by Continental Congress to reconcile with Great Britain

When City College of New York graduate history student Emilie Gruchow came upon an old, hand-written manuscript in a box at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, where she works as an archivist, she knew what it was because she had read the printed version in class. What she – and the rest of the world – did not know for certain was the author's identity. The mystery was solved by one of Ms. Gruchow's former classmates, Michael Hattem, now a PhD student and teaching fellow at Yale University. The story of the letter's discovery and author's identity as New Yorker Robert R. Livingston was reported New Year's Day in "The New York Times."

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