Aug 8 | Empire, Memory, Violence, and the Sociological Imagination

Please join us for a symposium on Thursday, August 8 (9:30am-3:30pm) being organized by Linda Luu, ASCP student and Ph.D. candidate in Sociology.  See details below! Feel free to share with friends. The event is open to the public. 

Empire, Memory, Violence, and the Sociological Imagination
Thursday, August 8, 2019
CUNY Graduate Center [goo.gl]
Skylight Room (Rm. 9100)


Any theorization of the social that is oriented towards emancipation necessitates an interrogation of empire, memory, violence, and the ways they have come to constitute the fabric of social life. What kinds of critical projects do the defining and study of these keywords enable? This symposium puts into conversation interdisciplinary thinkers who have developed friendships by and through grappling with what the terms empire, memory, and violence mean for them personally and politically. By discussing each of these keywords in pairs, our speakers trace new ways of understanding and mobilizing these terms. By centering friendship as both a condition and a locus of epistemic insight, we hope to build a sociological grammar that disrupts the divisiveness of empire and its reverberating legacies and inheritances. These conversations can serve as a collective rubric for rewriting the sociological imagination, underscoring the intellectual and political stakes of our work in imperial times.

This event is free and open to the public. The building is wheelchair-accessible. RSVP via our facebook event page.

Teach@CUNY August Institute

The Teaching and Learning Center invites Graduate Center students who will be teaching as Graduate Teaching Fellows or adjuncts across CUNY campuses to the Teach@CUNY August Institute on Wednesday and Thursday August 14th and 15th from 10am-4pm at the Graduate Center. The Institute is designed to address attendees’ needs as they prepare to teach in the fall semester.

This event will be staffed by TLC Graduate and Post-doctoral fellows, who will facilitate conversations around topics selected by attendees. The event will be structured much like an “unconference,” driven by and responsive to the needs and interests of those who attend.

The Institute will feature spaces to explore the following:

  • syllabi and assignment ideas;
  • lecture and discussion strategies;
  • integrating educational technology and open educational resources into teaching;
  • crafting purposeful writing and experiential learning assignments;
  • socially conscious and decolonizing approaches in the classroom;
  • teaching lab sections or working as a teaching assistant,
  • mental health and college instruction;
  • time management and grading strategies;
  • teaching in your discipline;
  • and much more…

Those interested in attending should register here (http://cuny.is/tcuny-august-19), and plan to arrive in Room C415A at the Graduate Center by 10am to kick off each day. Attendees are not expected to attend the full Institute and can come and go as they please, though they are strongly encouraged to attend the opening session so that they can help shape the conversations that will come.

In addition to the August Institute, Graduate Center students may be interested in registering for PDEV 79401 Teaching Strategies, which will meet on Friday morning from 9:30-11:30 this fall. The course is being taught by TLC Director Luke Waltzer, and will extend the conversations launched at this summer’s Teach@CUNY Institutes while giving college teachers space and community with which to reflect upon their work in the classroom.

If you need more information or have any questions, please email tlc@gc.cuny.edu.

JOBS, Office of Career Planning & Professional Development 7/29

Creating Accessible Digital Course Content Webinar

Creating Accessible Digital Course Content Webinar

 July 30th, 11:00am to 12:00pm

August 13th (repeat session), 2:00pm to 3:00pm 

Register for the webinar on July 30th

Register for the repeat webinar on August 13th

CUNY Assistive Technology Services and the Media Accessibility Project invite you to join our live webinar to learn how to create accessible digital course content. This webinar is perfect for faculty in preparing course materials for the new semester and for those who want to increase their awareness on the importance of accessible content. We will be going over what makes a document accessible as well as steps on how to turn Microsoft Word and PDF documents into accessible content for students with all types of abilities and disabilities.

July 30th webinar link [zoom.us]

August 13th webinar link [zoom.us]

Apply by Aug 1 | Hiring College Assistant/Program Coordinator, PublicsLab

The PublicsLab is hiring a part-time College Assistant/Program Coordinator to begin in August 2019. The position pays $21-23.57 per hour, commensurate with experience, for 20 hours a week, with access to health insurance after 90 days. The full description is available here. The application deadline is 1 August.

Both applications and questions about the position should be submitted to Stacy Hartman at shartman2@gc.cuny.edu.

JOBS, Office of Career Planning & Professional Development 7/22/19

Due Nov 15 | Applications for HCA Spring Academy 2020

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications from international Ph.D. students for its seventeenth annual HCA Spring Academy conference on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics & Religion. The conference will take place in Heidelberg, Germany, from March 23 to March 27, 2020.

In order to bring postgraduate students together and offer them a venue for extensive discussions, the HCA initiated the Spring Academy in 2004. The previous sixteen HCA Spring Academy conferences have effectively established an international network of young and aspiring researchers in different fields of American Studies.

We would like to ask for your help in making next year’s HCA Spring Academy known at your institution and especially to Ph.D. students who might be interested in taking part in the HCA Spring Academy 2020. Please find attached the Call for Papers, which includes more detailed information on the Spring Academy 2020.

Further information and the online application form are available from August 15 on, at:

www.hca-springacademy.de or on the homepage of the HCA www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de

See more information at  CfP_Poster_SpAc 2020

Due Aug 12 | Applications for Advising Fellow Opening for M.A. in Liberal Studies 2019-2020

Advising Fellow Program – Fall 2019

The Advising Fellow Program aims to provide vital academic support to students in the MA in Liberal Studies (MALS) program while they study at the Graduate Center. MALS is looking to appoint one additional advising fellow for the academic year 2019-2020; the provisional start date is October 1, 2019. The Advising Fellows will provide individualized academic support to the master’s students, guiding them in choosing courses, managing their work loads and meeting academic challenges, and enlisting faculty mentors to supervise their theses. The Fellows will be advanced doctoral students who have already successfully navigated their own Graduate Center course requirements and who will be able to share their wisdom and experience with the master’s students. Carefully chosen for their interpersonal skills and judgment, the Fellows will be accessible and open to students while also providing academic guidance. (more…)

JOBS, Office of Career Planning & Professional Development

IT Student Employment Opportunity: Fall 19 & Spring 20

IT is conducting a search to hire Student Employees for Fall 2019 & Spring 2020.

All interested parties are required to submit a cover letter and updated resume to IT at it-recruitment@gc.cuny.edu by Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Please see job description here Revised_IT Aide_Job_Description

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