Apply to become a CUNY Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance Fellow

By Katina|February 8, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

Applications are now being accepted for the CUNY Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance Fellowship. Part of the four-year CUNY Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance (HTLA), generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this competitive two-year fellowship offers nine Graduate Center students the opportunity to learn with master faculty and then to teach at LaGuardia Community College. This fellowship is open to all Graduate Center doctoral students in the humanities or

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Three Job Opportunities at the Graduate Center, CUNY with the Humanities Alliance

By Katina|December 9, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

We are delighted to announce three job opportunities at the Graduate Center, CUNY. These positions are part of the Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance, a new, Mellon-funded collaboration between the GC and LaGuardia Community College. Please share this announcement widely. With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY) will establish the Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance,

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Job Opportunity: Deputy Director, Humanities Alliance (GC/LAGCC)

By Katina|December 1, 2015|Announcements|0 comments

Position Title:             Deputy Director (Administrative Executive Associate) – Humanities Alliance Job ID:                           14027 Compensation:           Commensurate with experience and qualifications Closing Date:              December 30, 2015 Position Details: The Graduate Center (GC) defines the standard of contemporary graduate education: rigorous academic training and globally significant research. It is recognized for outstanding scholarship and

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Recap: Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill

By Lisa Tagliaferri|October 22, 2015|Event Recap|0 comments

Working together with the GC Teaching and Learning Center, and LaGuardia Community College, this session of The University Worth Fighting for was convened by:   Cathy N. Davidson, Director, The Futures Initiative and Co-Director, The Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Eduardo Vianna, Professor, Psychology, LaGuardia Community College and one of our Futures Initiative Faculty Fellows Mike Rifino, doctoral student, Human Development, and Futures

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The Humanities as Survival Skill

By Cathy Davidson|July 15, 2015|Reflection|1 comments

[Cross-posted from HASTAC] A few months ago, I had to move a bookcase from my apartment to my office.  It is only about a twenty minute walk but it is hard enough to walk through all the tourists on Fifth Avenue, let alone move a bulky object down the sidewalk.  The door to my office building at the Graduate Center faces directly onto the Empire State Building.  So I called

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Initial reflections on the Futures Initiative

By Danica Savonick|September 25, 2014|Reflection|0 comments

“We can’t fail. When your goal is to transform higher education, you can’t really succeed—so that means you can’t really fail. Everything we do will be interesting.” – Cathy Davidson   Unlike entering an established educational institution, where the forms and norms precede you, beginning work with the Futures Initiative felt like an aleatory encounter. There were no scripts here, Java or otherwise.   One of my favorite experiences was

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