Event Recap: Pedagogies of Dissent for Asian American Studies

By Frances|September 14, 2017|Event Recap|0 comments

On September 7, 2017, the Futures Initiative launched our new Thursday Dialogues series with a roundtable discussion on “Pedagogies of Dissent for Asian American Studies.” Although it was a slightly more formal affair than most of our Thursday Dialogues will be, we had occasion to celebrate the start of the Fall semester by welcoming Kandice Chuh (Professor of English and American Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center) back from her yearlong sabbatical,

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Greetings, “together we’ll make magic!”

By Frances|September 8, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

Now that the fall semester is in full swing, I thought that I would finally write to introduce myself to the Futures Initiative’s virtual communities. My name is Frances Tran and this year I will be serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow and the Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative, while our Director of Administration and Programs, Katina Rogers, is on parental leave. Despite the volatility of our current political

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Oct 31: Enacting a Different STEM: Building Equitable Futures Beyond “Diversity”

By Mike Rifino|October 10, 2016|FI Events|1 comments

Monday, October 31 | 1 PM to 3 PM EDT | bit.ly/fight4edu-live | #fight4edu | RSVP Co-sponsored by HASTAC, GC Digital Initiatives, the Software Studies Initiative, the Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity, and America Needs You. Description Join the Futures Initiative on October 31st from 1-3pm for Enacting a Different STEM: Building Equitable Futures Beyond “Diversity.” The discussion will include multiple perspectives on working against structural barriers to support equity and social justice in STEM, both in

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Sept 20: Racism, Xenophobia, and Populism: The Miseducation of the Public

By Mike Rifino|September 12, 2016|FI Events|3 comments

Tuesday, September 20 | 3 PM to 4 PM EDT | bit.ly/fight4edu-live |#fight4edu | RSVP   Description Join us at the Graduate Center on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Skylight Room (Room 9100) for an open, livestreamed panel and discussion featuring Jessie Daniels (Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY), Mary Phillips (Lehman College, CUNY) and Linda Sarsour (Arab American Association of New York). The event will be livestreamed at bit.ly/fight4edu-live. For

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Apr 14: Teaching as Social Justice

By Mike Rifino|March 23, 2016|FI Events|3 comments

Thursday, April 14 | 1 PM to 2 PM EDT | http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live | #fight4edu |#teach4justice | RSVP Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue Room: 9204-9205 WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 Description How can teaching address the unequal distribution of resources, wealth, privilege, and opportunity along axes of race, gender, sexual orientation, and ability? Join us at the Graduate Center on Thursday, April 14 from 1-2pm

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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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On Building a Community in the Classroom

By Ryan Donovan|March 10, 2016|Pedagogy Guide, Peer mentoring, Reflection, student-centered pedagogy|0 comments

This blog is a reflection on implementing strategies and tools I learned as a student in the inaugural course offered by the Futures Initiative in Spring 2015 at The Graduate Center/CUNY. Though my students gave me permission to write about their experiences, I have intentionally obscured any identifying details.   In the second week of the semester, my students were assigned to give introductory speeches to the class. As this is

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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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Mar 2: Measuring What Counts: Credentials or Learning?

By Mike Rifino|February 11, 2016|FI Events|0 comments

Wednesday, March 2 | 1 PM to 2 PM | http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live | #fight4edu | RSVP Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue Room: C197 WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 Description Join us at the Graduate Center on Wednesday, March 2 from 1-2pm in room C197 for an open, livestreamed workshop on metrics, assessment, equity, and finding ways to measure what we really

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December 8 and January 19–22: Digital Research Bootcamp Call For Applicants

By Allison Guess|December 4, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

When: January 19–22, 2016 What: 4-day intensive workshop on digital research methods Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY Objective: To equip the CUNY academic community with digital research skills. This 4-day intensive is designed for CUNY graduate students, faculty, and staff across skill-level and academic disciplines (no previous digital experience required). GC Digital Initiatives invites you to the inaugural Digital Research Bootcamp. This is an opportunity to develop your digital research skills and meet similarly-minded

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