Event Recap: Understanding the IRB, Part I

By Jessica Murray|October 18, 2017|Event Recap|0 comments

Our Thursday Dialogue on October 12 about the complexities of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulatory framework turned into a very informative, interesting, and lively discussion. Marianna Azar, Graduate Center HRPP Program Manager, and Seth Schimmel, HRPP Program Assistant shared their knowledge and application of the federal guidelines, recent history of changes to the CUNY IRB structure, the transition from IRBNet to IDEATE, common reasons that protocols are returned, and

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Professor Ofelia García’s Remarks Upon President Emmanuel Macron’s (of the Republic of France) visit to the Graduate Center

By Allison Guess|September 28, 2017|Announcements, Of interest, Reflection, Uncategorized|0 comments

Last month on September 20, 2017, Futures Initiative Faculty Fellow, Professor Ofelia García of Urban Education and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, offered her remarks upon President Emmanuel Macron’s (of the Republic of France) visit to the Graduate Center. Read Dr. Ofelia Garcia’s full speech below:   “Buenas tardes Monsieur le président, Madame Macron, Monsieur Blanquer and distinguished guests, Au nom du Graduate Center de l’ Université de la ville

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Sept. 28: Thursday Dialogue: Mentors to Leaders

By Mike Rifino|September 21, 2017|Announcements, FI Events, Peer mentoring|0 comments

Thursday, September 28 | 12pm to 2pm | Graduate Center, CUNY | Room 9204 | #fight4edu Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue Room: 9204 WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 Description: This roundtable discussion, the second of the Thursday Dialogues series organized by the Futures Initiative, seeks to reflectively explore the unfolding dynamics of the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Program from its first implementation to the present. This

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Recap: Queer Pedagogies and Pedagogy for LGBTQ Instructors and Allies

By Kalle Westerling|September 15, 2017|Event Recap|0 comments

On September 11, I was thrilled to host this semester’s first event in the Futures Initiative’s signature series The University Worth Fighting For: “Queer Pedagogies and Pedagogy for LGBTQ Instructors.” The event was co-sponsored by The Futures Initiative and CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, both housed at The Graduate Center, CUNY. For the past couple of years, I have been on staff for both of these organizations, and I

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Event Recap: Pedagogies of Dissent for Asian American Studies

By Frances|September 14, 2017|Event Recap|0 comments

On September 7, 2017, the Futures Initiative launched our new Thursday Dialogues series with a roundtable discussion on “Pedagogies of Dissent for Asian American Studies.” Although it was a slightly more formal affair than most of our Thursday Dialogues will be, we had occasion to celebrate the start of the Fall semester by welcoming Kandice Chuh (Professor of English and American Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center) back from her yearlong sabbatical,

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Another New Member

By kashema|September 12, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

I am a new member joining the Futures Initiative team. I am the Student Leadership and Communications Specialist Fellow. Along with the Co-Directors of the Leadership Institute, Lauren Melendez and Mike Rifino and Frances Tran, the Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative, we organized and hosted the Leadership Fellows Workshop for the CUNY Undergraduate Leadership Fellows. We have an engaging and amazing cohort of fellows that I am excited

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A New Member of the Team

By Christina|September 12, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

I hope your semester is off to a good start! I am thrilled to join the Futures Initiative Fellows this year and it already has been such a wonderfully packed, enriching beginning to the semester just a few weeks into classes. The event that Frances Tran organized, Pedagogies of Dissent for Asian American Studies, has got me thinking about how the tools and methodologies of Asian American Studies can deepen my literary

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Greetings, “together we’ll make magic!”

By Frances|September 8, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

Now that the fall semester is in full swing, I thought that I would finally write to introduce myself to the Futures Initiative’s virtual communities. My name is Frances Tran and this year I will be serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow and the Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative, while our Director of Administration and Programs, Katina Rogers, is on parental leave. Despite the volatility of our current political

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Celebrate the Achievements of Our Faculty Fellows!

By Frances|September 4, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

To kick-off the start of the Fall 2017 semester, The Futures Initiative would like to take some time to celebrate the many accomplishments of our brilliant and dedicated Faculty Fellows! Futures Initiative Faculty Fellow Claire Bishop, Professor of Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, has been named a fellow in residence by the Center for Ballet and the Arts (CBA) at New York University. Bishop will study Merce Cunningham’s Museum

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Event Recap: Undergraduate Leadership Institute

By kashema|September 2, 2017|Event Recap, FI Events|0 comments

On August 9th, the Futures Initiative hosted its Summer Leadership Institute for the 2017-2018 Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Program, which was generously funded by the Teagle Foundation. Take a look at the full agenda of our workshop, and see the full photo set on Flickr. The workshop started with a pre-recorded message from our Founding Director, Dr. Cathy N. Davidson, welcoming the incoming cohort of Leadership Fellows and offering insight

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