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‘Jack Reacher’ author Lee Child coming to the CUNY Graduate Center for December seminars series.
This December, the Graduate Center hosts Lee Child, the best-selling author of the “Jack Reacher” series, in a series of discussions ranging across a number of literary and social issues but revolving around his life and work. The three seminars will consider theory and practice under the headings of Text, Screen and Crime, and in view of Lee Child’s attendance, the underlying premise will be that “the death of the author” has been greatly exaggerated. Participants will be free to take the conversation with Lee Child in any direction they choose.
The seminars are free and open to members of the Graduate Center community, but guests will need to claim tickets in advance. Register for tickets for each seminar via the links below. Seating for each seminar is limited. Register early. (more…)
WHAT: Happy hour! Join HASTAC, the Futures Initiative, and FemTechNet for cocktails and conversation during the ASA/NWSA conferences in Atlanta. (Cash bar, snacks provided)
WHEN: Friday, Nov 9, 5-6pm
WHERE: Tin Lizzy’s, Downtown Atlanta (26 Andrew Young Int’l Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30303)
Join the Center for the Humanities on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 pm in the Skylight Room (9100) at the Graduate Center, CUNY for “A Crossroads of Opportunity: Virtual Reality, Media Art, and Medicine Today,” as we bring together healthcare professionals with artists and researchers using technology meant for healing and pain management in their creative practice. This panel, featuring Sean Montgomery, an artist using Brain Wave Interaction, Holly Cohen, the Program Manager of Assistive Technology/Driving Rehabilitation at NYU Rusk Rehabilitation, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, an artist using technology to recreate the faces of people from their discarded DNA samples, and Matthew N. Bartels, the Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will transport audiences into new potentials for collaborative experiences using technology and media art into the world of medicine and beyond.
Free and open to the public but please click here to RSVP. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you!
Dear CUNY Academy members and friends,
Please ask your:
- Adjunct colleagues to take advantage of the CUNY Academy Adjunct Faculty Travel Awards;
- Assistant Professors colleagues to apply for CUNY Academy Stewart Travel Awards;
- Associate Professors colleagues to consider to take advantage of CUNY Academy Stefan Bernard Baumrin Travel Award.
Please come to our November and December, 2018 “CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences” Events:
- The Enclave Literary Series – Caribbean Literature Today – A reading of poetry and fiction by Spanish American authors. The readers include Venezuelan author Zakarías Zafra, Puerto Rican author Alfredo Villanueva Collado, and members of Letralia magazine. Friday, November 2, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Room 8402 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.
- Ripples of War: World War I and its Reverberations – Conversations about the impact of World War I in Europe and the Middle East. Friday. Friday, November 9, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Segal Theater from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event is cosponsored by DAAD. This event is hosted by Professor Sarah K Danielsson
- Women in Combat? The Ambivalent Discourse of Female Militancy in Renaissance Italy – presented by Professor Gerry Milligan from College of Staten Island, CUNY. Thursday, November 15, 2018, in the Graduate Center from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. The event is cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Women & Society. This event is hosted by Professor Susan O’Malley.
- The Enclave Literary Series – Enclave Magazine Presentation – Presentation of Enclave N. 7 with a reading by selected authors. Among them, Francisco Alvarez Koki, Alberto Ferreras, Irizelma Robles and Mario Valero. Friday, December 7, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Room 8402 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.
Please join us on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 12pm to 1pm at The Graduate Center (Room 9204) for a collaborative discussion that will bring together students, faculty and administrators across CUNY to discuss challenges and opportunities that students face outside of the classroom that impact their success inside of the classroom including access to transportation, healthcare, housing, and food. Speakers will include Peggy Groce, Former Director, Office of Travel Training, District 75, New York City Department of Education, Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor at CUNY School of Public Health, Chris Palmedo, Associate Professor of Media Marketing, & Communications at CUNY School of Public Health, and Jesse Rice-Evans, Ph.D. Student, English, The Graduate Center, CUNY. This panel, moderated by Futures Initiative Fellows Jessica Murray and Adashima Oyo, is part of The University Worth Fighting For [futuresinitiative.org], a series of workshops that tie student-centered, engaged pedagogical practices to institutional change, race, equality, gender, and social justice.
This event is free but seating is limited so please RSVP soon at https://bit.ly/2pR0ZpO
Workshop: “Format Your Dissertation Like a Pro: Writing with Markdown”
Thursday, November 1st, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Markdown is a lightweight markup language that can be used in any text editor, is easy to read, and allows you to quickly convert your text into a website or a presentation. This workshop will introduce basic tools for writing your dissertation with Markdown, including formatting of titles, headings, subheadings, quotations, and references. It will also cover the automatization of things such as table of contents, bibliography, list of tables, and images. We will also touch on more advanced possibilities of markdown, including its integration with Github for tracking changes (version control), automatic backup, and measuring progress.
Oct 29 | Caren Kaplan, Inderpal Grewal, Neha Vora: “Transnational Feminist Practices Against War Continued…Critiquing Endless Wars of Empire”
October 29, 2018, 6:30pm, Kelly Skylight Room
Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan in conversation with Neha Vora
An event within the Intellectual Publics series,
convened by Ken Wissoker
In an era of endless war, transnational feminist analyses of authoritarian democracies and neoliberal societies help us to understand militarization and securitization as intrinsic to everyday life. Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan have been in collaborative discussion about imperial cultures of empire for over three decades. They will discuss their works in common and recent monographs with Neha Vora who researches illiberal societies, migration and histories of colonialism. (more…)