William P. Kelly Named the NYPL Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries

By Danica Savonick|December 23, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

Congratulations to Professor William P. Kelly, former interim chancellor of the City University of New York and president of the CUNY Graduate Center, and current chairman of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, who was recently named The New York Public Library’s Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries. In spring 2015, Professor Kelly co-taught “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education” with Futures Initiative Director, Professor Cathy N. Davidson. According

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From Critical to Creative Pedagogy: Reimagining Assessment

By Danica Savonick|December 23, 2015|Uncategorized|0 comments

“Where we have cultures of oppression & survival / we need a different way of measuring,” a student noted in a class taught by feminist, antiracist, lesbian, activist, warrior poet and educator Audre Lorde, in 1984. Systems of measurement and assessment are key indicators of what we value. If we want to change the system but continue to evaluate success using the same methods we have always used, we cannot

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Distracted Reading Collective: Harnessing new Modes of Attention

By Mike Rifino|December 18, 2015|Uncategorized|0 comments

Dr. Marion Thain Global Liberal Studies and English, FAS, NYU Associate Director of Digital Humanities, NYU (Twitter: @DistractedRead) Central to the humanities is the theorisation and practice of modes of attention (to cultural artifacts and to other aspects of the world). Indeed, many of us devote much time to finding ways to redirect our students’ attention away from the distractions of their multiple electronic gadgets. But what if we not

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Center for the Humanities: Call for Participants: In Solidarity

By Mike Rifino|December 14, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

Deadline: Monday January 11th, 2016.      In Solidarity is a round-table dedicated to the intersecting issues, struggles, resistance strategies and political imaginations between the Black Lives Matter and Palestinian Liberation movements. The round-table is conceived as a preliminary effort to reflect on a history of solidarity work between the Black Power movement and Palestinian struggles and to build on present-day mobilizing that has surged since the of summer 2014,

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Three Job Opportunities at the Graduate Center, CUNY with the Humanities Alliance

By Katina|December 9, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

We are delighted to announce three job opportunities at the Graduate Center, CUNY. These positions are part of the Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance, a new, Mellon-funded collaboration between the GC and LaGuardia Community College. Please share this announcement widely. With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY) will establish the Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance,

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December 8 and January 19–22: Digital Research Bootcamp Call For Applicants

By Allison Guess|December 4, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

When: January 19–22, 2016 What: 4-day intensive workshop on digital research methods Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY Objective: To equip the CUNY academic community with digital research skills. This 4-day intensive is designed for CUNY graduate students, faculty, and staff across skill-level and academic disciplines (no previous digital experience required). GC Digital Initiatives invites you to the inaugural Digital Research Bootcamp. This is an opportunity to develop your digital research skills and meet similarly-minded

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Hack for Heat: by Evan Misshula

By Mike Rifino|December 3, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

By: Evan Misshula Doctoral Student (Criminal Justice) City University of New York I hate to be cold in the winter. Yet thousands of kids in NYC are because the buildings they live in don’t or won’t provide heat. Last year DNA Info wrote an article about some of the worst offending buildings in NYC. This is the dark side of gentrification. Landlords want rent stabilized and rent controlled tenants out

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CFP: Futures Initiative 2016-2017 Courses (Expressions of Interest Due January 15)

By Katina|December 2, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

Deadline extended! Call for Proposals: Futures Initiative 2016-2017 Courses Focus: Diversity, Team-Teaching with CUNY Colleagues, and Some Focus on Graduate Student Teaching Methods Enhancements: Faculty Research Funds, Program and Technological Support, Pedagogy Workshops Fields:  All Fields Welcome Due Date: January 15, 2015 Proposal Submission Form We know this is the busiest time of the year but, unfortunately, in order to secure courses and course allocations for 2016-2017 courses we need

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Futures Initiative Spring 2016 Courses – Enrollment Opens December 4!

By Katina|December 2, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

In the 2015-2016 academic year, the Futures Initiative is offering five team-taught courses in a number of different disciplines, reaching as many as 90 graduate students and 1,800 undergraduates. The courses will be taught by CUNY faculty based at the Graduate Center as well as Brooklyn College, City College, LaGuardia Community College, Lehman College, and Queens College. The focus across all of the courses is Diversity, Access, and Equity Across

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Job Opportunity: Deputy Director, Humanities Alliance (GC/LAGCC)

By Katina|December 1, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

Position Title:             Deputy Director (Administrative Executive Associate) – Humanities Alliance Job ID:                           14027 Compensation:           Commensurate with experience and qualifications Closing Date:              December 30, 2015 Position Details: The Graduate Center (GC) defines the standard of contemporary graduate education: rigorous academic training and globally significant research. It is recognized for outstanding scholarship and

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