Announcing Writing Retreats at the Graduate Center

By Katina|January 8, 2018|Announcements|0 comments

The Futures Initiative is pleased to announce a series of Writing Retreats to be held in room 3317 at the Graduate Center. This is a great way to take the sometimes-isolating act of writing and bring it into community. Beat writer’s block, meet writing partners, try out ideas, get feedback—and most of all, set aside dedicated time to write. WHEN: Mondays, 1-4pm (February 5, March 5, April 9, May 7)

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From Dissertation to First Book with Ken Wissoker and Kalle Westerling

By Kalle Westerling|November 27, 2017|Event Recap|0 comments

In the Thursday Dialogue, “From Dissertation to First Book,” Ken Wissoker (Editorial Director of Duke University Press and Director of Intellectual Publics at the Graduate Center) in conversation with Kalle Westerling (Futures Initiative Fellow) discussed best practices for doctoral students who intend to turn their dissertations into books. Drawing on Ken’s long-standing expertise in academic publishing, the conversation touched on a variety of topics: What is the difference between a

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ProQuest Discussion: December 1st, 1pm EST (livestreamed)

By Lisa|November 4, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

The Evolving Dissertation Landscape: A Conversation with Proquest A Futures Initiative Open Session Monday, December 1, 1pm EST Graduate Center Library, room C 196.05 Livestream: http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live (coverage begins a few minutes before the event) We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a discussion with Austin McLean, ProQuest‘s Director of Scholarly Communication and Dissertations Publishing. This discussion will build on questions raised during our recent What Is a

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Publish your dissertation digitally or not?

By Kalle Westerling|October 2, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

Wondering if you want to publish your dissertation as open-access or embargo it, in a private depository for a year, two, or more? This question can be tricky to navigate for graduate students going on the job market. The Graduate Center, CUNY’s library recently addressed the question in the event “Share It Now or Save It For Later: Making Choices about Dissertations and Publishing” last Spring. The event featured Jill

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Welcome to all our New Virtual Partners

By Kalle Westerling|September 30, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

We want to extend a welcome to all of our virtual partners for the upcoming event “What Is a Dissertation? New Models, Methods, Media”: Hybrid Pedagogy; Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center; Studio for New Media at Iowa State University; The Image Lab at University of Wisconsin; Simpson Center at the University of Washington; Sherman Center for Digital Scholarship at McMaster University; Maker Lab and ECTL at the University of Victoria in

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What Is a Dissertation? New Models, Methods, Media

By Lisa|September 16, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

What Is a Dissertation? New Models, New Methods, New Media #remixthediss — this event will be livestreamed and live tweeted) When: October 10, 4.00-5.30pm (EST) Where: English Department Lounge (ROOM CORRECTION 4406), The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10016 Virtual partners and participants welcome! (See THIS POST for 4 ways to become a virtual partner.) This Forum showcases recent and current doctoral students whose dissertations exemplify innovative,

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4 Ways to Be a Virtual Partner in “What Is a Dissertation?”

By Lisa|September 16, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

Our goal in “What Is A Dissertation?” (aka: #remixthediss) is to showcase, celebrate, and model what it takes to not only produce an innovative dissertation but how to enact the institutional change required to have one approved by your university. That means knowing institutional rules, having the right mentors, being willing to explain yourself in terms of existing structures, goals, and aspirations and how your work moves those along, etc.

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