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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Hacking Digital Accessibility

By Jessica Murray|October 13, 2016|Announcements, Events of Interest, Reflection, Research|0 comments

I often feel fortunate to live in New York City and I’m privileged to be able to easily access experiences and information as I make my way through the city. From an outside perspective, I also understand the barriers that people with disabilities face on a daily basis. My research interests have been primarily focused on obstacles in the built environment that impact the mobility of people with physical disabilities,

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CUNY-NLP Talk Recap: Dr. Elena Filatova’s Look at Sarcasm

By Michelle Renee Morales|September 28, 2016|Events of Interest, Reflection|0 comments

The first CUNY-NLP Talk was held this Monday, September 26, 2016 at the CUNY Graduate Center. The CUNY-NLP Talk Series is a student organized series of lectures, which cover various topics of Natural Language Processing research. Invited speakers are usually experienced academics and industry folks, with a mixed audience of computer scientists and (computational) linguists in attendance. We started off the semester with an interesting (and funny!) talk from Professor

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Digital Histories and Social Justice, Sept 14

By Jessica Murray|August 22, 2016|Announcements, Events of Interest|0 comments

Many people are familiar with the story of Rosa Parks, the civil rights icon who refused to move to the back of an Alabama bus during the days of segregation in the South. What many people don’t know is that she was not the first to take a bold stand against injustice, nor was it a spontaneous action that day in Montgomery. Rosa Parks was a lifelong activist, and had been organizing long before

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OutReachy Mentor/Internship: May 23-Aug 23

By Allison Guess|March 21, 2016|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

Interested in software freedom, mentoring and interning for in a free open source software initiative? The outreachy internship will allow you to use your programing, documenting and/or design skils to work with an experienced mentor. According to their website, “Outreachy helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved. We [They] provide a supportive community for beginning to contribute any time throughout the year and offer focused

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“Edge Tools in a Digital World”: March 8

By Allison Guess|February 24, 2016|Events of Interest, Of interest|2 comments

The Social Science Research Council, in partnership with the New York Public Library, is launching a three-part series of events titled, “Edge Tools in a Digital World” featuring John Seely Brown, Yochai Benkler, and David Krakauer, among other amazing contributors in the digital and media worlds. With a focus on complexity and design, these conversations seek to underscore creative approaches that might advance understandings and guide action in this increasingly

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16th Annual National Imagining America Conference: Oct 6-8, 2016

By Allison Guess|February 24, 2016|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

Please save the date! On October 6-8, 2016, the 16th Annual National Imagining America Conference will take place. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, registration opens June 15. According to Imagining America’s website, the goal of the conference is to “enable people to build and sustain relationships that link stories, fulfill the democratic purposes of higher education, and address collective challenges.” See the 2016 call for participation. To submitt a proposal (deadline is April 4,

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FI, HASTAC, and FemTechNet Happy Hour @ MLA

By Katina|January 5, 2016|Events of Interest|0 comments

Join HASTAC, Futures Initiative, and FemTechNet at the MLA Convention Friday, January 8, 5:00 – 6:30 pm Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill, 303 Red River St, Austin, TX The 2016 Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention in Austin, Texas, is around the corner! If you are planning to attend the conference, or live in the area, please join us on Friday, January 8th from 5:00-6:30 pm for a friendly meetup.  We would

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Center for the Humanities: Call for Participants: In Solidarity

By Mike Rifino|December 14, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

Deadline: Monday January 11th, 2016.      In Solidarity is a round-table dedicated to the intersecting issues, struggles, resistance strategies and political imaginations between the Black Lives Matter and Palestinian Liberation movements. The round-table is conceived as a preliminary effort to reflect on a history of solidarity work between the Black Power movement and Palestinian struggles and to build on present-day mobilizing that has surged since the of summer 2014,

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