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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