Event Recap: “Racism, Xenophobia, and Populism: The Miseducation of the Public”

By Kitana|September 28, 2016|Event Recap|2 comments

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the Futures Initiative kicked off the second year of our University Worth Fighting For series with the event, “Racism, Xenophobia, and Populism: The Miseducation of the Public.” We were delighted to welcome a panel of exceptional speakers, a full audience, and an engaged group of online participants for this crucial and timely discussion. The panel discussion was organized against the backdrop of the 2016 U.S.

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CUNY-NLP Talk Recap: Dr. Elena Filatova’s Look at Sarcasm

By Michelle Renee Morales|September 28, 2016|Events of Interest, Reflection|0 comments

The first CUNY-NLP Talk was held this Monday, September 26, 2016 at the CUNY Graduate Center. The CUNY-NLP Talk Series is a student organized series of lectures, which cover various topics of Natural Language Processing research. Invited speakers are usually experienced academics and industry folks, with a mixed audience of computer scientists and (computational) linguists in attendance. We started off the semester with an interesting (and funny!) talk from Professor

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FI Director Cathy Davidson Welcomes New Graduate Center Students in 2016 Convocation Address

By Cathy Davidson|September 28, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

WELCOME! It is an honor and a delight to welcome you all to a new academic year and, especially, to welcome you who are just joining us as members of our community at the Graduate Center and the vast community that is the City University of New York. For me, personally, it is a special honor to offer this welcome on behalf of the faculty since it means I’m no

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“Hello World!” My Introduction.

By Michelle Renee Morales|September 16, 2016|Announcements|2 comments

I am very happy to introduce myself as a new Futures Initiative (FI) Fellow. As my first blog post (ever), I’d like to use this post to briefly introduce myself and to describe what I’ll be doing as a fellow. First, a little about me…I am a PhD student in computational linguistics, which is a fancy way to say I am interested in language and computers. Specifically, when it comes

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Welcome to a new academic year!

By Katina|September 15, 2016|Announcements, FI Events|0 comments

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to another great year ahead for the Futures Initiative.  We are anticipating another year full of great ideas and inspiring people—and we look forward to your participation in our common project. Advancing equity and innovation in higher education is a big goal—and a vague one.  It is through the work that we all do, together, that we are able to find ways to

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Sept 20: Racism, Xenophobia, and Populism: The Miseducation of the Public

By Mike Rifino|September 12, 2016|FI Events|3 comments

Tuesday, September 20 | 3 PM to 4 PM EDT | bit.ly/fight4edu-live |#fight4edu | RSVP   Description Join us at the Graduate Center on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Skylight Room (Room 9100) for an open, livestreamed panel and discussion featuring Jessie Daniels (Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY), Mary Phillips (Lehman College, CUNY) and Linda Sarsour (Arab American Association of New York). The event will be livestreamed at bit.ly/fight4edu-live. For

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Call for Proposals: 2017-2018 Courses (CLOSED)

By Katina|September 8, 2016|Announcements|1 comments

Call for Proposals: Futures Initiative 2017-2018 Courses **Application period has closed. Please watch for a new CFP in Fall 2017 for 2018-2019 courses.** Focus: Diversity, Interdisciplinarity, and Innovative and Engaged Graduate Student Teaching Methods Structure: Team-Taught Graduate Courses with CUNY Colleagues Enhancements: Faculty Research Funds, Program and Technological Support, Pedagogy Workshops Fields:  All Fields Welcome Due Date: November 1, 2016 Proposal Submission Form Once again in 2017-2018, the Futures Initiative is pleased to

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2015-2016 Annual Report

By Kalle Westerling|September 1, 2016|Announcements|1 comments

The Futures Initiative’s second year brought renewed opportunities to advance equity and innovation in higher education. Working closely with students, faculty members, librarians, and staff members at the Graduate Center and across CUNY, the Futures Initiative focused on using innovative approaches and student-centered pedagogy to develop structures of equality in higher education and to use technology thoughtfully to connect with others who share these goals. Because the program is housed

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