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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Sept. 28: Thursday Dialogue: Mentors to Leaders

By Mike Rifino|September 21, 2017|Announcements, FI Events, Peer mentoring|0 comments

Thursday, September 28 | 12pm to 2pm | Graduate Center, CUNY | Room 9204 | #fight4edu Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue Room: 9204 WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 Description: This roundtable discussion, the second of the Thursday Dialogues series organized by the Futures Initiative, seeks to reflectively explore the unfolding dynamics of the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Program from its first implementation to the present.

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A New Member of the Team

By Christina|September 12, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

I hope your semester is off to a good start! I am thrilled to join the Futures Initiative Fellows this year and it already has been such a wonderfully packed, enriching beginning to the semester just a few weeks into classes. The event that Frances Tran organized, Pedagogies of Dissent for Asian American Studies, has got me thinking about how the tools and methodologies of Asian American Studies can deepen my literary

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Greetings, “together we’ll make magic!”

By Frances|September 8, 2017|Announcements|2 comments

Now that the fall semester is in full swing, I thought that I would finally write to introduce myself to the Futures Initiative’s virtual communities. My name is Frances Tran and this year I will be serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow and the Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative, while our Director of Administration and Programs, Katina Rogers, is on parental leave. Despite the volatility of our current political

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Celebrate the Achievements of Our Faculty Fellows!

By Frances|September 4, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

To kick-off the start of the Fall 2017 semester, The Futures Initiative would like to take some time to celebrate the many accomplishments of our brilliant and dedicated Faculty Fellows! Futures Initiative Faculty Fellow Claire Bishop, Professor of Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, has been named a fellow in residence by the Center for Ballet and the Arts (CBA) at New York University. Bishop will study Merce Cunningham’s Museum

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Welcome CUNY Undergraduate Leadership Fellows 2017-2018!

By lmelendez|August 31, 2017|Announcements|1 comments

The Futures Initiative is excited to build upon our success in our first two years of offering the Liberal Arts for the New Majority Peer Mentoring program in July 2015 and Fall 2016-Spring 2017.We are pleased to offer a third iteration of this program, generously funded by a grant from the Teagle Foundation: “The F.I. CUNY Leadership program.” This year, the program welcomes twenty-five Undergraduate Leadership fellows across twelve different

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Call for Proposals: 2018-2019 Courses

By Frances|August 30, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

Call for Proposals: Futures Initiative 2018-2019 Courses Focus: Inclusion, Interdisciplinarity, and Innovative and Engaged Graduate Student Teaching Methods Structure: Team-Taught Graduate Courses with CUNY Colleagues Enhancements: Faculty Research Funds, Program and Technological Support, Pedagogy Workshops Fields:  All Fields Welcome Due Date: October 16, 2017 Proposal Submission Form Once again in 2018-2019, the Futures Initiative is pleased to support Graduate Center faculty who are engaged in interdisciplinary team teaching with CUNY faculty based at other

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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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