Write Now: Writing Retreat for GC Students

By Katina|May 14, 2018|FI Events|0 comments

Date/Time Date(s) – Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – Friday, June 1, 2018 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Location CUNY Graduate Center, room 3317 A Writing Meetup Writing over summer break? Working on your dissertation, class assignments, job materials, conference presentations, or other writing? Launch your summer writing with our Write Now writing sessions! Come write alongside other GC students—we provide the space and coffee; you bring your work. We’ll be offering

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May 3 Thursday Dialogue: The CUNY Humanities Alliance on Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students

By Kitana|April 19, 2018|FI Events|1 comments

Join us for the Futures Initiative’s final Thursday Dialogue of the year! Title: Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students: Lessons Learned from the CUNY Humanities Alliance Date: May 3, 2018 Time: 12:15 to 2:00 p.m. Event location: The Graduate Center, C201 / 202 RSVP at bit.ly/TeachingCUNYHums or watch the GC Livestream! Event contact: Kitana Ananda, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, CUNY Humanities Alliance Description: Join the CUNY Humanities Alliance for a discussion

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Event Recap: Futures Initiative Spring Forum–“Publics, Politics, and Pedagogy: Remaking Higher Education for Turbulent Times”

By Frances|April 13, 2018|Event Recap, FI Events|0 comments

Links: Video Recording of livestream – Coming soon! | #fight4edu Note to readers: The Futures Initiative would like to extend our deepest admiration and thanks to Dr. Frances Tran, Postdoctoral Fellow and Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative. Frances worked tirelessly to craft and organize this forum, guide faculty members and students in shaping their sessions, coordinate all of the logistical details with our team, and see the event through

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Publics, Politics, and Pedagogy: Remaking Higher Education for Turbulent Times

By Frances|February 27, 2018|FI Events|3 comments

Wednesday, March 28 | GC Skylight Room (9100) | 9:00am – 6:00pm | RSVP Social Media: #fight4edu | @FuturesED Join via livestream when the event begins. Access captions here. A recording will be available after the event as well.  The Futures Initiative is pleased to invite you to attend our spring forum on “Publics, Politics, and Pedagogy: Remaking Higher Education for Turbulent Times.” Part of our “University Worth Fighting For” series, this event

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Professionalizing Your Digital Identity

By Christina|February 16, 2018|FI Events|0 comments

A few years ago, I googled myself and saw a very old photo from my early college days when I went on a trip to Ireland. I worked about 60 hours a week in a kitchen to pay my way to see a beautiful country and have the time of my life. The photo was from a night out with my mates, and while there was nothing wrong with it,

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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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Co-Creating Social Change: Transformative Learning in a Community College

By Mike Rifino|January 18, 2018|FI Events|0 comments

Wed, Feb 14 | GC Skylight Room (9100) | 12:00pm to 2:00pm EST  | RSVP | Live stream Social Media: #fight4edu | @FuturesED DESCRIPTION Join the Futures Initiative on February 14th from 12-2pm for “Co-creating Social Change: Transformative Learning in a Community College.” This discussion will showcase a collaborative inquiry project conducted with and for students participating in the peer activist learning community (PALC), a student-based co-curricular program. Drawing on Stetsenko’s notion of Transformative Activist Stance (2008),

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Final Thursday Dialogue of the 2016 Fall Semester

By Michelle Renee Morales|November 30, 2017|FI Events|0 comments

Please join the Futures Initiative at our final Thursday Dialogue of the fall semester. Title: Landing a Industry Job by Leveraging your Academic Experience Date and time: 12/7/2017 Time: 12 p.m. Event location: 9207 Event contact: Michelle Morales – mmorales@gradcenter.cuny.edu Description of dialogue: This semester’s final round table discussion of the Thursday Dialogue series will be an informal conversation about the transition from academia to industry. The discussion will be

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Revolutionizing the University: Cathy N. Davidson in Conversation with NPR’s Anya Kamenetz

By Frances|October 26, 2017|FI Events|0 comments

Monday, November 6 | 6:30 PM | The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue) Elebash Recital Hall Founding Director of the Futures Initiative and Distinguished Professor Cathy N. Davidson discusses her new book, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux (“relevant and fascinating for both the consumers and the producers of higher education” –  Inside Higher Ed). Speaking with Anya Kamenetz (NPR), Davidson demonstrates how our current system, developed in

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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

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