Introduction to GIS Workshops Fall 2015

By Lisa|September 10, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

The following is a contribution from Frank Donnelly, Geospatial Data Librarian at Baruch College: Every semester I offer a day-long crash course that covers the basics of geographic information systems. You’ll learn the fundamental concepts of layering, joining data to map layers, coordinate systems, and geoprocessing, and you’ll work through examples of doing neighborhood-level site selection and creating thematic maps (like the one in the image below). I use the free

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Invitation to join Fall 2015 Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group at Brooklyn College

By Lisa|September 8, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

This semester, the Brooklyn College Digital Humanities Working Group will lead the Wolfe Institute’s Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group, with the central text being Eileen Gardiner and Ron Musto’s The Digital Humanities: A Primer for Students and Scholars (Cambridge, 2015). Unlike previous Wolfe Institute seminars, ours will be guided not by a single faculty member, but by a group, drawn from such disciplines as computer science, English, history, sociology, and theater,

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Recap and Photo Essay: Towards a Pedagogy of Equality

By Lisa|August 31, 2015|Event Recap, Reflection|1 comments

On Friday, August 28, the Futures Initiative kicked off its first workshop event in the University Worth Fighting For series that will run in the 2015-2016 academic year. All photos from the event are available here. Featuring the voices of members of the Futures Initiative team, an invited guest speaker, and audience participants, this workshop was an interactive session of tool-sharing to ensure equality in the university classroom. With over

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Futures Initiative Mentoring Workshop Day 1: Photo Essay

By Lisa|August 20, 2015|FI Events, Peer mentoring, Reflection|2 comments

  It was a real privilege to be part of the Futures Initiative Mentoring Workshop the past two days, hosted by the Graduate Center with participants from 8 additional CUNY campuses. As part of the Futures Initiative course offerings, undergraduate mentors from the first FI course (“Mapping the Futures of Higher Education“) will mentor incoming undergraduate students for the 2015-2015 academic year. These students, hailing from New York City’s five

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The Digital GC: 2014-2015 Year-End Showcase

By Lisa|May 7, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

Please join us on May 19th 2015 for a special event at the Graduate Center showcasing the innovative and diverse digital projects initiated during the 2014-2015 academic year! Presentations will be given by: the Digital Praxis Seminar, the GC Digital Fellows, Provost’s Digital Innovation Grantees, the New Media Lab, the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, the Futures Initiative, and the GC Library. Event Details: The Digital GC: Year-End Showcase

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Google’s “Education on Air” Free Online Conference

By Lisa|May 2, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|1 comments

I was notified about this from the college where I’m teaching — it may be of interest to some of you just to see what others are doing and what Google for Education is all about. It seems less-directed to Higher Ed than K-12. May 8th, 10AM-3PM EDT May 9th, 7AM-9:30PM EDT Recordings of sessions will be available.

Fri., May 1 | Knowledge Visualization: From Abstract Space to Real Impact

By Lisa|April 29, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

André Skupin San Diego State University When: Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:30‐13:30 Where: Rm C415A, Concourse Level, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York In recent years, visualization has solidly established itself within the mainstream of contemporary society. From social media platforms to news outlets and academic publication channels, information is now routinely presented in highly engaging visual forms, often interactive and driven by live data. Whereas this

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TODAY, 6:30pm: Lecture by Distinguished Writer Rebecca Solnit, City College

By Lisa|April 2, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

Rebecca Solnit’s maps have been among the inspiration behind some of the mapping ideas we’ve been developing through this course, and she is speaking this evening, April 2 at City College. Rebecca Solnit to Deliver Mumford Lecture The Graduate Program in Urban Design is pleased to announce the eleventh annual Lewis Mumford Lecture on Urbanism, to be delivered by writer, activist, historian, and cartographer Rebecca Solnit. Thursday, April 2 6:30

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