Special Journal Issue on Linguistic Diversity Published by Futures Initiative Students

By Katina|July 5, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

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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Recap: Global Perspectives on Language and Education Policy Research Poster and Outreach Session

By Lisa Tagliaferri|May 23, 2016|Event Recap, Reflection|0 comments

On Monday, May 2, 2016, graduate students from the course Global Perspectives on Language and Education, shared their research on language practices across several CUNY campuses. Led be Ofelia Garcia (Graduate Center, Urban Education and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages) and Carmina Makar (City College, Teaching Learning and Culture), the course took place in Fall 2015. The work presented at the session will be published in the May/June 2016

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Hack for Heat: by Evan Misshula

By Mike Rifino|December 3, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

By: Evan Misshula Doctoral Student (Criminal Justice) City University of New York I hate to be cold in the winter. Yet thousands of kids in NYC are because the buildings they live in don’t or won’t provide heat. Last year DNA Info wrote an article about some of the worst offending buildings in NYC. This is the dark side of gentrification. Landlords want rent stabilized and rent controlled tenants out

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Fri., May 1 | Knowledge Visualization: From Abstract Space to Real Impact

By Lisa Tagliaferri|April 29, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

André Skupin San Diego State University When: Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:30‐13:30 Where: Rm C415A, Concourse Level, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York In recent years, visualization has solidly established itself within the mainstream of contemporary society. From social media platforms to news outlets and academic publication channels, information is now routinely presented in highly engaging visual forms, often interactive and driven by live data. Whereas this

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OpenStreetMap Conference

By Lisa Tagliaferri|March 3, 2015|Events of Interest, Mapping, Of interest|0 comments

NYC State of the Map US 2015, the annual conference for all OpenStreetMap users, is taking place right in our backyard, at the United Nations June 6-8. It would be great if some students participated and attended. OpenStreetMap is one of the views we have in MapsMarker, the WordPress plugin we are using throughout our site to create maps. It is an open-source map and mapping tool, and has an

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The CUNY Sociodemographic Map of NYC Part II: Race and Ethnicity Revisited

By Michael Dorsch|February 20, 2015|Mapping|2 comments

Read Part 1 In the Fall of 2014, as the first research activity of the new Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, we embarked on a student-led project we are calling the CUNY Map of NYC. This is actually a series of maps that we will be working on throughout this semester, several of which will be the work of students in a dozen courses at CUNY campuses. These are

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Why Do Research? Or, Why “The CUNY Map of NYC” Matters #FuturesEd

By Cathy Davidson|February 17, 2015|Mapping, Reflection|1 comments

Quality and Diversity Much has been written lately about the rise in quality of CUNY over the last two decades. Some have assumed that its rising quality means CUNY must have lost track of its honored populist commitments to New York City’s diverse population. That turns out not to be true, according to the careful demographic research published last week by Futures Initiative Fellow and Graduate Center doctoral student, Michael

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Why Do Research? Or, Why “The CUNY Map of NYC” Matters #FuturesEd

By Cathy Davidson|February 17, 2015|Reflection, Research|0 comments

Quality and Diversity Much has been written lately about the rise in quality of CUNY over the last two decades. Some have assumed that its rising quality means CUNY must have lost track of its honored populist commitments to New York City’s diverse population. That turns out not to be true, according to the careful demographic research published last week by Futures Initiative Fellow and Graduate Center doctoral student, Michael

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Partnerships and Looking Forward

By Lisa Tagliaferri|January 19, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

Demos Orphanides, Webmaster and Online Community Strategist at HASTAC@Duke, recently joined the HASTAC@CUNY and Futures Initiative team for a few days while we prepare for several exciting new things on our horizon. Demos is the force behind the HASTAC.org website and it was great to work with him in person this past week. We are also pleased to be continuing to develop partnerships with faculty throughout the CUNY community and

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