Write Now: Writing Retreat for GC Students

By Katina|May 14, 2018|FI Events|0 comments

Date/Time Date(s) – Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – Friday, June 1, 2018 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Location CUNY Graduate Center, room 3317 A Writing Meetup Writing over summer break? Working on your dissertation, class assignments, job materials, conference presentations, or other writing? Launch your summer writing with our Write Now writing sessions! Come write alongside other GC students—we provide the space and coffee; you bring your work. We’ll be offering

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Event Recap: Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students: Lessons Learned from the CUNY Humanities Alliance

By Kitana|May 10, 2018|Event Recap|0 comments

Notes | Photos | Video (forthcoming) | #fight4edu On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Futures Initiative hosted a roundtable discussion on Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students: Lessons Learned from the CUNY Humanities Alliance, the final event of this year’s Thursday Dialogues series. The event brought together colleagues from departments and programs across the GC, including the Futures Initiative, the Teaching and Learning Center, and the CUNY Humanities Alliance, as well as

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To the Futures Initiative,

By Frances|May 10, 2018|Reflection|0 comments

This year has passed by in a whirlwind of emails and events, planning sessions, meetings, and conferences, interviews, sudden trips, and all of those big and small life moments in between. Still, with summer right around the corner and the promise of lazy beach days to come, I want to press pause to reflect and take in what this year, what being a part of this program, has meant. I’ve

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Celebrating the work of our FI Fellows and Postdocs

By Katina|May 4, 2018|Announcements|0 comments

It has been our great fortune at the Futures Initiative to work with incredible graduate fellows, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and students. Several graduate fellows and postdocs have reached the end of their appointments with us, and we are so excited to watch where their paths lead them next year and in the future, though we are also going to miss them deeply. We would like to take a moment to

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Call for Applications: Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Fellows (Due June 1, 2018)

By lmelendez|April 26, 2018|Announcements|2 comments

The Futures Initiative Leadership Program provides up to twenty-five undergraduate students from any CUNY campus with opportunities to develop leadership and peer mentoring skills. Students will receive a stipend for their contribution as well as support for transportation and cultural enrichment activities. They will participate in a variety of professional development workshops and and opportunities designed to build community leadership skills and support success in school and beyond. Apply here

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May 3 Thursday Dialogue: The CUNY Humanities Alliance on Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students

By Kitana|April 19, 2018|FI Events|1 comments

Join us for the Futures Initiative’s final Thursday Dialogue of the year! Title: Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students: Lessons Learned from the CUNY Humanities Alliance Date: May 3, 2018 Time: 12:15 to 2:00 p.m. Event location: The Graduate Center, C201 / 202 RSVP at bit.ly/TeachingCUNYHums or watch the GC Livestream! Event contact: Kitana Ananda, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, CUNY Humanities Alliance Description: Join the CUNY Humanities Alliance for a discussion

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Our ride with Andy Byford, NYCT President

By Jessica Murray|April 16, 2018|Reflection, Research|0 comments

In January of this year, a group of scrappy subway activists hatched a plan to make a splash at the NYCT Committee Meeting, delivering a gift for the incoming New York City Transit president, Andy Byford, who is in charge of the subways, buses, and Access-A-Ride. The Rise and Resist Elevator Action Group, founded by Jennifer Marie Bartlett in April of 2017, has been staging rallies and protests to gain public awareness of

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Event Recap: Understanding the IRB, Part II

By kashema|April 16, 2018|Event Recap, Reflection|0 comments

For a many of us, the IRB process is one of those things that seems to be looming over our studies. For this Thursday Dialogue, Marianna Azar, the GC Human Research Protection Program Manager, originally planned to explain the new changes to the IRB, however, they were not implemented (they are tentatively slated for June 2018). Instead Marianna addressed eight common myths about the IRB. I must admit that the

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Event Recap: Futures Initiative Spring Forum–“Publics, Politics, and Pedagogy: Remaking Higher Education for Turbulent Times”

By Frances|April 13, 2018|Event Recap, FI Events|0 comments

Links: Video Recording of livestream – Coming soon! | #fight4edu Note to readers: The Futures Initiative would like to extend our deepest admiration and thanks to Dr. Frances Tran, Postdoctoral Fellow and Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative. Frances worked tirelessly to craft and organize this forum, guide faculty members and students in shaping their sessions, coordinate all of the logistical details with our team, and see the event through

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