Announcing: Rethinking Higher Education for the Knowledge Economy

By admin|April 28, 2017|Announcements|

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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The Public and Publics: A Day-Long Conference, March 30

By Katina|February 15, 2017|Announcements, FI Events|

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

By Katina|December 1, 2016|Announcements|

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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Announcing the First Annual Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant Winners

By Katina|November 30, 2016|Announcements|

Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grants Awarded to Seven GC Students The Futures Initiative is delighted to announce that the first annual Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grants will be awarded to seven outstanding doctoral students at the Graduate Center. The grant recipients were chosen by a six-person selection committee from a pool of 66 highly competitive applications across many fields. Thanks to a generous gift from Curtis Wong, recipient

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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|

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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Call for Proposals: 2017-2018 Courses (CLOSED)

By Katina|September 8, 2016|Announcements|

Call for Proposals: Futures Initiative 2017-2018 Courses **Application period has closed. Please watch for a new CFP in Fall 2017 for 2018-2019 courses.** Focus: Diversity, 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: November 1, 2016 Proposal Submission Form Once again in 2017-2018, the Futures Initiative is pleased to

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What is the Futures Initiative? Defining and Redefining our Goals

By Katina|July 21, 2016|Reflection|

The Futures Initiative can be difficult to describe. We work at the intersection of pedagogy, technology, professional development, and public engagement, all in support of fostering a more equitable higher education system for all. We’re trying to find better and clearer ways of saying that, not only through our mission statement, but through all that we do—from programming to written materials to the architecture and design of our website. We’re

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Special Journal Issue on Linguistic Diversity Published by Futures Initiative Students

By Katina|July 5, 2016|Announcements|

We are delighted to announce that graduate students in the Fall 2015 Futures Initiative course on Global Perspectives on Language and Education have published a collection of their work in Bellaterra Journal of Teaching and Learning Language and Literature. The special issue, “Linguistic Diversity, Equity, and Pedagogical Innovation in Higher Education,” was edited by students Demet Arpacik, María Cioè-Peña & Benjamin Kinsella, with Maryann Polesinelli & Esteban Rodríguez. The monograph reports on the results of a series

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Announcing 2016-2017 Humanities Alliance Team

By Katina|June 17, 2016|Announcements|

The Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College are thrilled to announce the team of graduate teaching fellows, visiting faculty, and staff members for the inaugural year of the Humanities Alliance.   Kaysi Holman, Director of Administration and Programs Kaysi Holman brings over 15 years of experience working with nonprofits and educational organizations dedicated to equity and social justice, both within higher education and achieved through access to higher education. Holman

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