Announcing the First Annual Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant Winners

By Katina|November 30, 2016|Announcements|0 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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Call for Proposals: 2017-2018 Courses (CLOSED)

By Katina|September 8, 2016|Announcements|1 comments

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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Invitation to join Fall 2015 Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group at Brooklyn College

By Lisa Tagliaferri|September 8, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

This semester, the Brooklyn College Digital Humanities Working Group will lead the Wolfe Institute’s Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group, with the central text being Eileen Gardiner and Ron Musto’s The Digital Humanities: A Primer for Students and Scholars (Cambridge, 2015). Unlike previous Wolfe Institute seminars, ours will be guided not by a single faculty member, but by a group, drawn from such disciplines as computer science, English, history, sociology, and theater,

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Reflection: Finland Does It Again!

By Cathy Davidson|March 23, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

What’s in that water in Finland?  First they abolish standardized, summative, high stakes testing —and come out in the top 5 in all numeracy and literacy categories on the PISA OECD tests.   Now, they are getting rid of subjects in schools:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/finland-schools-subjects-are-out-and-topics-are-in-as-country-reforms-its-education-system-10123911.html The subjects we now use to organize the disciplines, fields, professional schools, methods, tools, and all the other silos of higher education were almost all designed in

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