Announcing the First Annual Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant Winners

By Katina Rogers|November 30, 2016|Announcements|1 comments

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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List of 115 leading researchers to speak at Culture Analytics Institute, UCLA, March 7 – June 10, 2016

By Allison|November 20, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

Culture Analytics Institute (March 7 – June 10, 2016) Deadline | December 7 |  UCLA Sponsor: Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics, UCLA UCLA will host a 14-week culture analytics institute from March 7 to June 10, 2016. While they are an NSF Math Sciences institute, they’re interested in having humanists present. On the selection committee is Prof. Tim Tangherlini. A special focus will be on postdocs and early career faculty. Some previous training in

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Spring 2016 Course in Data Visualization Methods

By Allison|November 20, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

MALS 75300 Data Visualization Methods Monday, 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM 3 credits, Prof. Lev Manovich Be sure to  check out Lev Manovich’s spring 2016 course on Data Visualization Methods. Described as, “[A] class designed to teach students practical skills in visualizing and analyzing data, with the particular focus on cultural datasets.” This class is sure to be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about preparing data for analysis; summarizing data using

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A World Void of Our Critical Actions: The Humanities

By Allison|October 29, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

Last Thursday at the “Teaching Humanities as a Survival Skill” in the Futures Initiative’s University Worth Fighting for Series, we discussed among many things, how the humanities provides a space for human reflection. If I might add, I would also argue that the humanities also offers an expression of critical systemic observation and to that end, the possibility of other worlds outside the racist and uneven hegemonic. As someone who comes out

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Recap: Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill

By Lisa|October 22, 2015|Event Recap|1 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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$3.15 M Mellon Grant Focusing on the Humanities, Community Colleges, and Next Generation Graduate Training

By Cathy Davidson|October 20, 2015|Announcements, Reflection|2 comments

We at the Futures Initiative and HASTAC are deeply honored to be part of a visionary $3.1 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant dedicated to humanities education at the nation’s community colleges and introductory humanities education for the “new majority” of college students entering universities in the U.S. today. Beginning in fall 2016, the Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance will place 27 Graduate Center doctoral students at LaGuardia Community College,

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Oct 19: Film Screening and Discussion

By Allison|October 12, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

“El Super” Film Screening & Discussion When: Monday, October 19, 2015 Time: 6:00pm Where: The Graduate Center at CUNY 365 Fifth Ave., Between 34th & 35th,  Room C198 New York, NY 10016 As a part of the Futures Initiative’s Encountering Cuba class, join us for a showing of the classic 1979 Cuban film “El Super,” about a Cuban superintendent living and working in Harlem, NY. Providing persective of the lives of Cuban Americans

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Oct 22: Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill

By Allison|October 8, 2015|FI Events|0 comments

  Thursday, October 22 | 1 PM to 2 PM | | #fight4edu Details WHERE:                    The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue ROOM:                      9205 WHEN:                      Thursday, October 22, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO:      futuresinitiative [at]; (212) 817-7201 WATCH

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Oct. 8 Book Discussion with Margaret Randall and Professor Sujatha Fernandes

By Allison|October 7, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

Book Discussion When: Thursday, October 8, 2015 Time: 6:30pm Where: The Graduate Center at CUNY 365 Fifth Ave., Between 34th & 35th,  Skylight Room (9100) New York, NY 10016 “Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression” As a part of the Futures Initiative’s Encountering Cuba class, join social activist, poet and author of the recent publication “Haydée Santamaría” (2015), Margaret Randall, for a discussion of her book with CUNY professor, Sujatha

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Open Library of Humanities (OLH) Launches

By Allison|September 30, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

Congratulations to the Open Library of Humanities on their launch! From their website: The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). We are funded by an international consortium of libraries who have joined us in our mission to make scholarly publishing fairer, more accessible, and rigorously preserved for the digital future. Our mission is to

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