Writing Retreats: Community, consultations, and coffee!

By Katina|February 5, 2018|Announcements, Event Recap, FI Events|0 comments

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first Writing Retreat. The room was friendly but focused, and even included a spontaneous Scrivener/Zotero workshop in a nearby office. We hope you will join us for our next retreat on Monday, March 5 from 1-4 p.m. in The Graduate Center’s room 3317. One-on-one consultations will be offered by the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development; bring your questions and work-in-progress

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Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Student Grant Competition, 2018

By Katina|January 16, 2018|Announcements|0 comments

The Futures Initiative is pleased to announce the second annual Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant Competition. Thanks to a generous gift from Curtis Wong, recipient of an honorary degree from the Graduate Center in 2016, as well as a matching grant from Microsoft and several anonymous donations, the competition honors Dr. Lennihan for her extraordinary service on behalf of students and faculty at the Graduate Center. Six micro-grants in the amount

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Job Opportunity: CUNY Humanities Alliance Post-Doctoral Fellow (Research Associate)

By Katina|January 12, 2018|Announcements|0 comments

Apply at bit.ly/cunyhums-postdoc (CUNY Job ID: 17983) Deadline: February 15, 2018 ABOUT THE POSITION The CUNY Humanities Alliance is a partnership between the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College, designed to prepare graduate students in the humanities for teaching in community college, and supported by a four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation. As we enter years 3-4 of the grant, we seek a CUNY

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Putting the Humanities Ph.D. to Work

By Katina|January 9, 2018|Research|0 comments

I’m excited to announce that Putting the Humanities Ph.D. to Work: Theory, Practice, and Models for Thriving Beyond the Classroom is in contract with Duke University Press. The book is a project that I have been working on in one way or another ever since working with the Scholarly Communication Institute and the Scholars’ Lab at UVa. The book will be a solid discussion of career pathways for humanities Ph.D.’s, from nuts

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Announcing Writing Retreats at the Graduate Center

By Katina|January 8, 2018|Announcements|0 comments

The Futures Initiative is pleased to announce a series of Writing Retreats to be held in room 3317 at the Graduate Center. This is a great way to take the sometimes-isolating act of writing and bring it into community. Beat writer’s block, meet writing partners, try out ideas, get feedback—and most of all, set aside dedicated time to write. WHEN: Mondays, 1-4pm (February 5, March 5, April 9, May 7)

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Call for 2018-2019 Futures Initiative Graduate Fellows

By Katina|December 12, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

Good news! The Futures Initiative is seeking three Graduate Center doctoral students in any field for 2018-2019 fellowships. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications are due February 9, 2018. These are one-year positions, renewable for up to three years. We are seeking three new fellows for 2018-2019: a HASTAC Scholars Director, a Communications Specialist, and a Research Analyst/Web Developer. We aim to build a team that is diverse in every way. Doctoral students

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FI Grad Fellows: Where Are They Now?

By Katina|November 28, 2017|Reflection|0 comments

With 2017 drawing to a close, the Futures Initiative team has been looking back and looking forward. Many of our graduate fellows have completed their fellowships and moved onto other roles; we are incredibly proud of their accomplishments and look forward to following their future careers! Michael Dorsch, Ph.D. Candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences: As one of the inaugural Futures Initiative Graduate Fellows, Michael spearheaded research-based projects like the

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New Beginnings

By Katina|November 8, 2017|Reflection|0 comments

After my daughter was born in 2014, I couldn’t believe how hard it was to avoid clichés when everything was so startlingly new to me. She was growing so fast, I felt so much joy and so much exhaustion, I worried about diaper rash and breastfeeding and the state of the world. Thoughts of health and growth and happiness and safety—just like every new parent, ever. So many things I

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Pausing to Reflect

By Katina|June 19, 2017|Reflection|0 comments

This has been… a big year. While the Futures Initiative team and I formally reflect on the past year through the exercise of writing and designing our annual report, and while we plan for an unusual year ahead, I’d like to take a moment and offer a more personal reflection as well. In working on our annual report, I and others on our team have been struck by how much the

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The Public and Publics: A Day-Long Conference, March 30

By Katina|February 15, 2017|Announcements, FI Events|0 comments

The Public and Publics: A Day-Long Conference Setha Low and Amy Chazkel, co-organizers Sponsored by The Futures Initiative, the Public Space Research Group, Center for Human Environments, and the Center for the Humanities Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Location: The Segal Theater at the Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Keynote speaker: Don Mitchell, Uppsala University, Sweden Schedule for the

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