Welcome, 2017-2018 Postdoc and Graduate Fellows!

By admin|June 19, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

The Futures Initiative delighted to welcome several new members of our team in 2017-2018: Frances Tran, Postdoctoral Fellow and Interim Associate Director Frances Tran is a Post-Doctoral Fellow and the Interim Associate Director for the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research draws on Asian American and multiethnic science and speculative fictions for the insights they provide into new modes of sensing, un-learning, and becoming that articulate pedagogies

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Final Projects from Students in “The Arts of Dissent” at Queens College

By Danica Savonick|May 19, 2017|Announcements, Reflection, student-centered pedagogy|0 comments

This semester students in my ENG 241 course at Queens College took what they learned and co-created their own “arts of dissent”: original websites, videos, timelines, lesson plans, poetry, photography, and drawings. (I’ve included the rationale for this assignment at the bottom of this post.) Want to know what Queens College students think about 2017? They think stereotypes about immigrants are inaccurate & dangerous, that Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric should

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CUNY-Wide Undergraduate Leadership Opportunity

By admin|May 19, 2017|Announcements, Peer mentoring|0 comments

APPLY BY MAY 31! Thanks to generous funding from the Teagle Foundation, the Futures Initiative will once again be able to offer CUNY undergraduate students a unique opportunity to become Futures Initiative Leadership Fellows. This year, up to 25 undergraduates from across the CUNY campuses will begin their fellowship by participating in a day-long workshop: the Undergraduate Leadership Institute (Wednesday, August 9 at the Graduate Center). After completion of the

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Announcing: Rethinking Higher Education for the Knowledge Economy

By admin|April 28, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

A new Futures Initiative course taught by Ann Kirschner, Dean Emerita of Macaulay Honors College and University Professor, CUNY; and Gilda Barabino, Dean and Berg Professor, Grove School of Engineering, City College, CUNY NEW YORK, April 24, 2017—In the Fall of 2017, students across CUNY and New York City will have a unique opportunity to take a course on the future of higher education from two of America’s most innovative

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Bystander Intervention Training

By Mike Rifino|April 6, 2017|Announcements, Events of Interest, FI Events, Of interest|0 comments

Wednesday, April 26 | 5 PM to 7:30 PM EDT, The Graduate Center, Room 9206 |  RSVP  As a continuation of our recent University Worth Fighting For event titled, “Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education,” we contend that such efforts must not only be theoretical and limited to the classroom, but it must also be lived, practical and embodied. To that end (and continuation), we will host a Bystander Intervention/(De)escalation training on

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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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Project Announcement! Developing the FI Events Mobile App

By Michelle Renee Morales|February 11, 2017|Announcements, FI App|0 comments

As part of our mission at the Futures Initiative, we conduct research projects aimed at understanding the complexities of the higher education landscape. In past years, FI fellows have conducted various data-driven projects focusing on CUNY’s FI community. Graduate Fellow Michael Dorsch led the CUNY NYC Language Mapping Project to map the languages spoken across New York City and to compare the languages spoken in communities closest to each of

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Danica Savonick Awarded AAC&U K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

By admin|January 23, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

In January 2017, Danica Savonick, a CUNY GC doctoral candidate in English and Futures Initiative Fellow, was awarded the prestigious K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and

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Arizona State University to Join the Graduate Center as New HASTAC Leader

By Katina|December 1, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

Press Release Cross-posted from hastac.org November 11, 2016 Duke University, Durham, NC — The Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) announced today that Arizona State University has been selected as HASTAC’s new institutional partner. Starting July 1, 2017, ASU will join the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), in leading and administering HASTAC, including its state-of-the-art Drupal-based online social network and the 15,000-member HASTAC community

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