In 2014, The Graduate Center was awarded nearly $5 million to establish the Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization as part of the CUNY Big Data Consortium.

Architectural rendering of the CUNY 2020 space.
Architectural rendering of the CUNY 2020 space.

The new space will offer state-of-the-art data visualization facilities which will be open to all Graduate Center students. The space will include multiple group working tables, a group study room that students will be able to reserve, wooden tables for computer use, and couches and soft chairs for those looking for a comfortable work environment.

The new center will offer GC students and the CUNY system as a whole a vibrant space to learn data visualization techniques and to integrate computational methods into their scholarly work. It will also build on and help sustain student work in a set of new master’s programs that span the humanities, sciences, and social sciences at The Graduate Center: the M.A. in Digital Humanities, the M.S. in Data Analysis and Visualization, the M.S. in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, and the M.S. in Data Science.

The creation of this new space will require moving existing facilities, including the current large computer lab on the concourse level of the Mina Rees Library and the film screening room. We will provide students with alternate spaces in which to work and screen films.

This website provides information and updates to the GC community in advance of and during the construction process. We invite you to explore the menu above, which includes links to information about the new spaces we are creating, the construction plans, a timeline for the project, information on alternate spaces that may be used by students during construction, and a list of frequently asked questions.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.

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