Author Archives: Allison Guess

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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Recap: Futures Initiative’s Bystander Intervention Training

By Allison Guess|June 29, 2017|Event Recap|0 comments

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 5-7:30pm, the Futures Initiative held a Bystander Intervention Training as a continuation of our recent University Worth Fighting For roundtable discussion, “Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education.” This hands-on, practical workshop was an important counterpart to the initial discussion, since efforts towards transformation must not only be theoretical and limited to the classroom, but also lived, practiced and embodied. In my role

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Event Recap: “Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education”

By Allison Guess|March 27, 2017|Event Recap|1 comments

On Monday, March 6, 2017 from 2-4pm, the Futures Initiative held its most recent event in the University Worth Fighting For series with the roundtable discussion, “Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education.” Organized and moderated by Allison Guess, PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geography) and Doctoral Fellow with the Futures Initiative, we were delighted to welcome a full panel of extraordinary and groundbreaking speakers, an attentive

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OutReachy Mentor/Internship: May 23-Aug 23

By Allison Guess|March 21, 2016|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

Interested in software freedom, mentoring and interning for in a free open source software initiative? The outreachy internship will allow you to use your programing, documenting and/or design skils to work with an experienced mentor. According to their website, “Outreachy helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved. We [They] provide a supportive community for beginning to contribute any time throughout the year and offer focused

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“Edge Tools in a Digital World”: March 8

By Allison Guess|February 24, 2016|Events of Interest, Of interest|2 comments

The Social Science Research Council, in partnership with the New York Public Library, is launching a three-part series of events titled, “Edge Tools in a Digital World” featuring John Seely Brown, Yochai Benkler, and David Krakauer, among other amazing contributors in the digital and media worlds. With a focus on complexity and design, these conversations seek to underscore creative approaches that might advance understandings and guide action in this increasingly

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16th Annual National Imagining America Conference: Oct 6-8, 2016

By Allison Guess|February 24, 2016|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

Please save the date! On October 6-8, 2016, the 16th Annual National Imagining America Conference will take place. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, registration opens June 15. According to Imagining America’s website, the goal of the conference is to “enable people to build and sustain relationships that link stories, fulfill the democratic purposes of higher education, and address collective challenges.” See the 2016 call for participation. To submitt a proposal (deadline is April 4,

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December 8 and January 19–22: Digital Research Bootcamp Call For Applicants

By Allison Guess|December 4, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

When: January 19–22, 2016 What: 4-day intensive workshop on digital research methods Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY Objective: To equip the CUNY academic community with digital research skills. This 4-day intensive is designed for CUNY graduate students, faculty, and staff across skill-level and academic disciplines (no previous digital experience required). GC Digital Initiatives invites you to the inaugural Digital Research Bootcamp. This is an opportunity to develop your digital research skills and meet similarly-minded

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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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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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