Announcing the First Annual Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant Winners

By Katina|November 30, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grants Awarded to Seven GC Students The Futures Initiative is delighted to announce that the first annual Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grants will be awarded to seven outstanding doctoral students at the Graduate Center. The grant recipients were chosen by a six-person selection committee from a pool of 66 highly competitive applications across many fields. Thanks to a generous gift from Curtis Wong, recipient

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Event Recap: Media Blackness

By Danica Savonick|November 16, 2016|Event Recap|1 comments

On Monday, November 14 the Futures Initiative hosted “Media Blackness,” an engaged conversation about the rendering of blackness in, across, and through multiple forms of media. The discussion included multiple perspectives on the intersections of blackness and aesthetics in film, television, digital media, and beyond. Panelists include Cathy N. Davidson (CUNY Graduate Center), Shelly Eversley (Baruch College), Racquel Gates (College of Staten Island) and Michael Gillespie (City College). The event was co-sponsored

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The Election Clapback Syllabus: A Teach In/Learn In Sponsored by the Futures Initiative

By Danica Savonick|November 10, 2016|Uncategorized|0 comments

The Futures Initiative is sponsoring a Teach In/Learn In on Tuesday, November 15, 11-1 in room 3317 to address issues of relevance to our students in the wake of this year’s election. Please bring ideas, syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, actions, and art. How do we create a space for CUNY students to talk about the election? All are welcome to participate in a constructive, activist conversation and interdisciplinary syllabus-building collaboration.  Begin contributing

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Event Recap: Enacting a Different STEM

By Michelle Renee Morales|November 6, 2016|Event Recap|1 comments

Gender and racial gaps continue to be a serious issue in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This past Monday, October 31st, the Futures Initiative held its second event in The University Worth Fighting For series, focusing on STEM education by discussing multiple perspectives on working against structural barriers to support equity and social justice in STEM, both in academia and industry. We were lucky to have expert panelists Jill

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Nov 14: Media Blackness

By Mike Rifino|November 4, 2016|FI Events|0 comments

Monday, November 14 | 12 PM to 2 PM EST | http://bit.ly/Media-Blackness | #fight4edu | RSVP Description  Join the Futures Initiative on Monday, November 14 from 12-1 for “Media Blackness,” an engaged conversation about the rendering of blackness in, across, and through multiple forms of media. The discussion will include multiple perspectives on the intersections of blackness and aesthetics in film, television, digital media, and beyond. Panelists include Cathy N. Davidson (CUNY Graduate Center), Shelly Eversley (Baruch College), Racquel Gates (College of Staten Island) and Michael

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