Futures Initiative Holiday Party

By Katina|November 30, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

We hope you will join us on Monday, December 14, from 4-6pm for a simple holiday party. Raise a glass with us as we toast the end of a wonderful semester! WHEN: Monday, December 14, 4-6pm WHERE: Room 3312, The Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue) RSVP: bit.ly/futures-holiday-2015

SURJ Holiday Placemat for Racial Justice

By Danica Savonick|November 29, 2015|Uncategorized|0 comments

The holiday season is notorious for sparking difficult political conversations with loved ones. In a year when so many terrible events have occurred, and with a presidential election on the horizon, some may dread the dinner table discussions that await. This year, I’m grateful that the “SURJ Holiday Placemat for Racial Justice,” showed up in my newsfeed vis a vis the Barnard Center for Research on Women. Members of an

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Why We Started HASTAC: Changing Learning, Institutions, and Society for Social Justice

By Cathy Davidson|November 28, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

HASTAC since its inception has had several pillars (and the Futures Initiative, for CUNY and the Graduate Center), embodies those as well.  HASTAC has been a “free and open community” from the beginning, open to anyone who signs onto the website and observes our principles of respect and contributes to our wide-ranging areas of interest embodied, in the most general way, by the slogan:  “Changing the Way We Teach and

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List of 115 leading researchers to speak at Culture Analytics Institute, UCLA, March 7 – June 10, 2016

By Allison Guess|November 20, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

Culture Analytics Institute (March 7 – June 10, 2016) Deadline | December 7 |  UCLA Sponsor: Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics, UCLA UCLA will host a 14-week culture analytics institute from March 7 to June 10, 2016. While they are an NSF Math Sciences institute, they’re interested in having humanists present. On the selection committee is Prof. Tim Tangherlini. A special focus will be on postdocs and early career faculty. Some previous training in

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Spring 2016 Course in Data Visualization Methods

By Allison Guess|November 20, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

MALS 75300 Data Visualization Methods Monday, 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM 3 credits, Prof. Lev Manovich Be sure to  check out Lev Manovich’s spring 2016 course on Data Visualization Methods. Described as, “[A] class designed to teach students practical skills in visualizing and analyzing data, with the particular focus on cultural datasets.” This class is sure to be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about preparing data for analysis; summarizing data using

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Recap: On and Off the Tenure Track: Career Paths and Hiring Practices

By Danica Savonick|November 18, 2015|Event Recap|0 comments

Wednesday, November 18 @ 1:00 in the Skylight Conference Room at the CUNY Graduate Center The discussion on career paths and hiring practices ranged from practical suggestions to higher-order questions, including thorny issues related to the casualization of academic labor, the size of PhD programs, and ways that expanding our expectations of career outcomes might affect the structure of graduate programs (as well as who has access to those programs

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ABC 7 Tiempo Features Howard Wach, Luke Waltzer, and CUNY Mellon Grant (Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance)

By Danica Savonick|November 17, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

On Sunday, November 15, Howard Wach (Assistant Dean & Director of Center for Teaching & Learning, LaGuardia Community College) and Luke Waltzer (Director of Center for Teaching and Learning, CUNY Graduate Center) were interviewed on ABC 7 Tiempo to discuss their shared vision for the new Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance, a $3.15 million Mellon Foundation grant that will train doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center to teach community college

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Dec 7: Mimi Thi Nguyen and Kandice Chuh: On Beauty

By Allison Guess|November 17, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

When: December 7, 2015, 6:30pm Where: Skylight Room (9100) The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Avenue NY, NY 10016   Find more information about this event here.   You do not want to miss Mimi Thi Nguyen and Kandice Chuh (GC) in conversation “On Beauty” on December 7, 2015. Concerned with the question “why beauty?” (among  many other questions) Mimi Thi Nguyen and Kandice Chuh will consider itineraries of beauty as

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CUNY Pipeline Program Now Accepting Applications

By Danica Savonick|November 16, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

The Pipeline Program is a CUNY-wide initiative designed to provide educational and financial support to CUNY undergraduates from groups currently underrepresented in our nation’s universities who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in preparation for college-level teaching and advanced research.  It consists of a 6-week intensive summer institute in which fellows take a research seminar in either the social sciences or the humanities designed to introduce them to graduate-level work

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Dec 8: Conversations on Race and Other Diversities

By Allison Guess|November 11, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|1 comments

As a part of the GC’s 2015 Fall Keynote Events, you will not want to miss Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole in conversation with Stanley Nelson, director and producer of the documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Details WHERE: The Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue ROOM: C200: Proshansky Auditorium WHEN: December 08, 2015: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM ADMISSION: Free, Reservations Required RESERVATIONS: Reserve Now See more here.