Author Archives: Lisa Tagliaferri

Recap: Measuring What Counts

By Lisa Tagliaferri|March 7, 2016|Event Recap|1 comments

  On Wednesday, March 2nd, the Futures Initiative hosted “Measuring What Counts: Credentials or Learning” at the Graduate Center, CUNY. It is part of our “The University Worth Fighting For” series of events, which will continue on Thursday, April 14 with “Teaching as Social Justice: Equity, Diversity, Race” livestreamed and live in room C197. Futures Initiative Fellow Mike Rifino, a PhD student in Human Development, introduced the event. Our special guests discussed how to measure

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Academic CV Workshop with Kaysi Holman

By Lisa Tagliaferri|February 22, 2016|Reflection|0 comments

Kaysi Holman (Program Coordinator for HASTAC@Duke and the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge in the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University) led the Futures Initiative Fellows in a CV Crit Session, which may be useful to the larger HASTAC community, especially graduate students that will be looking for faculty jobs in the coming years.  To set up your own CV Crit Session, exchange CVs across a group (can be a group of

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Recap: Ideas in Circulation

By Lisa Tagliaferri|February 9, 2016|Event Recap|1 comments

  On Friday, February 5th, the Futures Initiative hosted “Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice” at the Graduate Center, CUNY.   Futures Initiative Fellow Allison Guess, a PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, introduced the event and provided context. Our special guests discussed access, equality, and diversity in the context of open scholarship, and scholarly communication:   April Hathcock Librarian for Scholarly Communications, NYU Matthew K. Gold Associate

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Call for Presentations: Bronx EdTech Showcase 2016

By Lisa Tagliaferri|January 11, 2016|Of interest|0 comments

2016 Bronx CUNY EdTech Showcase “Ready or Not? Student Preparedness into and out of our Institutions” Join the three Bronx CUNY colleges for a very special opportunity to discuss the impact of technology across the education spectrum from high schools through undergraduate, workforce development and beyond.  This year our committee seeks cross-community, cross-campus and cross-disciplinary groups and individuals to lead discussions and share success stories, ideas, and roadmaps that can

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Medieval Vernacular, Community Building, and Accessible Design

By Lisa Tagliaferri|November 1, 2015|Reflection|2 comments

It can sometimes be hard to explain to people that my doctoral work involves both computer programming and a 14th-century Italian saint. This could even lead to a conversation ending immediately, but sometimes people can see the connection. When I first met a polyglot Belgian friend of mine and explained to him that I was working on an MSc in the computer sciences but that I studied Italian as an

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Congratulations to FI Teaching Fellow, Irene Morrison-Moncure

By Lisa Tagliaferri|October 26, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

Congratulations to Futures Initiative Teaching Fellow Irene Morrison-Moncure! A Classics PhD student who teaches at Hunter College, she recently received the Adelade Hahn Scholarship from the Classical Association of the Atlantic States for study at the prestigious American Academy in Rome this summer. Morrison-Moncure is also a MAGNET Fellow with the Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity at the Graduate Center.

Recap: Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill

By Lisa Tagliaferri|October 22, 2015|Event Recap|0 comments

Working together with the GC Teaching and Learning Center, and LaGuardia Community College, this session of The University Worth Fighting for was convened by:   Cathy N. Davidson, Director, The Futures Initiative and Co-Director, The Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Eduardo Vianna, Professor, Psychology, LaGuardia Community College and one of our Futures Initiative Faculty Fellows Mike Rifino, doctoral student, Human Development, and Futures

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Recap: Queering the Map

By Lisa Tagliaferri|October 2, 2015|Event Recap|0 comments

Jen Jack Gieseking, Assistant Professor of Public Humanities in American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, joined us October 2nd to discuss “Queering the Map” — speaking both about his personal research on the spaces of lesbian and queer women, as well as about geographic information systems (GIS) in more general terms. The event was open to the public at the CUNY Graduate Center, was livestreamed, and attracted a

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Mapping Our Network: DH2015 Poster Presentation

By Lisa Tagliaferri|September 18, 2015|Mapping, Reflection|0 comments

[embedit snippet=”fibasicnetwork”] A small interactive visualization of our site network as of Spring 2015   One of the major research and pedagogy focuses of the inaugural 2014-2015 year of the Futures Initiative was mapping and geographic information systems (GIS). For a deeper look at some of this work, you can see the collaborative project of our Mapping the Futures cohort here, and Futures Initiative Fellow Michael Dorsch‘s Sociodemographic Maps of

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Interdisciplinarity and Access, or Inviting Everyone to the Party

By Lisa Tagliaferri|September 12, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

The author with Futures Initiative Teaching Fellows and administration at the Year-End Celebration photo booth   As a Fellow for the Futures Initiative, it’s hard not to be forward-looking — the prospective horizons of higher education are not only suggested but contained in the name. And there is a lot to look forward to. Despite sometimes staggering inequities for students and prospective faculty alike, I can’t help but sense that we are on

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