Co-Creating Social Change: Transformative Learning in a Community College

By Mike Rifino|January 18, 2018|FI Events|0 comments

Wed, Feb 14 | GC Skylight Room (9100) | 12:00pm to 2:00pm EST  | RSVP | Live stream Social Media: #fight4edu | @FuturesED DESCRIPTION Join the Futures Initiative on February 14th from 12-2pm for “Co-creating Social Change: Transformative Learning in a Community College.” This discussion will showcase a collaborative inquiry project conducted with and for students participating in the peer activist learning community (PALC), a student-based co-curricular program. PALC offers an alternative model to improving retention in

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Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Student Grant Competition, 2018

By Katina|January 16, 2018|Announcements|0 comments

The Futures Initiative is pleased to announce the second annual Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant Competition. Thanks to a generous gift from Curtis Wong, recipient of an honorary degree from the Graduate Center in 2016, as well as a matching grant from Microsoft and several anonymous donations, the competition honors Dr. Lennihan for her extraordinary service on behalf of students and faculty at the Graduate Center. Six micro-grants in the amount

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Job Opportunity: CUNY Humanities Alliance Post-Doctoral Fellow (Research Associate)

By Katina|January 12, 2018|Announcements|0 comments

Apply at bit.ly/cunyhums-postdoc (CUNY Job ID: 17983) Deadline: February 15, 2018 ABOUT THE POSITION The CUNY Humanities Alliance is a partnership between the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College, designed to prepare graduate students in the humanities for teaching in community college, and supported by a four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation. As we enter years 3-4 of the grant, we seek a CUNY

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Putting the Humanities Ph.D. to Work

By Katina|January 9, 2018|Research|0 comments

I’m excited to announce that Putting the Humanities Ph.D. to Work: Theory, Practice, and Models for Thriving Beyond the Classroom is in contract with Duke University Press. The book is a project that I have been working on in one way or another ever since working with the Scholarly Communication Institute and the Scholars’ Lab at UVa. The book will be a solid discussion of career pathways for humanities Ph.D.’s, from nuts

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Announcing Writing Retreats at the Graduate Center

By Katina|January 8, 2018|Announcements|0 comments

The Futures Initiative is pleased to announce a series of Writing Retreats to be held in room 3317 at the Graduate Center. This is a great way to take the sometimes-isolating act of writing and bring it into community. Beat writer’s block, meet writing partners, try out ideas, get feedback—and most of all, set aside dedicated time to write. WHEN: Mondays, 1-4pm (February 5, March 5, April 9, May 7)

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Event Recap: MLA Presidential Plenary #StatesOfInsecurity

By Christina|January 5, 2018|Event Recap, Reflection|0 comments

The Modern Language Association conference this year has already proven to be more politically engaged, at least in my experience, than the previous year. I heard Lauren Klein discuss the #MeToo movement and what’s at stake in the Digital Humanities, I spoke with Emily Brooks at the HASTAC meetup who shared with me that most readers of Harry Potter are anti-Trump, and I connected my paper on Thoreau’s Democratization of

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Call for 2018-2019 Futures Initiative Graduate Fellows

By Katina|December 12, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

Good news! The Futures Initiative is seeking three Graduate Center doctoral students in any field for 2018-2019 fellowships. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications are due February 9, 2018. These are one-year positions, renewable for up to three years. We are seeking three new fellows for 2018-2019: a HASTAC Scholars Director, a Communications Specialist, and a Research Analyst/Web Developer. We aim to build a team that is diverse in every way. Doctoral students

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Final Thursday Dialogue of the 2016 Fall Semester

By Michelle Renee Morales|November 30, 2017|FI Events|0 comments

Please join the Futures Initiative at our final Thursday Dialogue of the fall semester. Title: Landing a Industry Job by Leveraging your Academic Experience Date and time: 12/7/2017 Time: 12 p.m. Event location: 9207 Event contact: Michelle Morales – mmorales@gradcenter.cuny.edu Description of dialogue: This semester’s final round table discussion of the Thursday Dialogue series will be an informal conversation about the transition from academia to industry. The discussion will be

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FI Grad Fellows: Where Are They Now?

By Katina|November 28, 2017|Reflection|0 comments

With 2017 drawing to a close, the Futures Initiative team has been looking back and looking forward. Many of our graduate fellows have completed their fellowships and moved onto other roles; we are incredibly proud of their accomplishments and look forward to following their future careers! Michael Dorsch, Ph.D. Candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences: As one of the inaugural Futures Initiative Graduate Fellows, Michael spearheaded research-based projects like the

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From Dissertation to First Book with Ken Wissoker and Kalle Westerling

By Kalle Westerling|November 27, 2017|Event Recap|0 comments

In the Thursday Dialogue, “From Dissertation to First Book,” Ken Wissoker (Editorial Director of Duke University Press and Director of Intellectual Publics at the Graduate Center) in conversation with Kalle Westerling (Futures Initiative Fellow) discussed best practices for doctoral students who intend to turn their dissertations into books. Drawing on Ken’s long-standing expertise in academic publishing, the conversation touched on a variety of topics: What is the difference between a

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