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Nov 16 | Edouard Glissant @ the CUNY Grad Center

Lee Child December Seminar Series at the Graduate Center

‘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…)

Join HASTAC & the Futures Initiative for happy hour! Nov 9, ASA/NWSA conference (Atlanta)

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)

Nov 29 | African Kings and Black Slaves, with Herman Bennett

Nov 8 | “A Crossroads of Opportunity: Virtual Reality, Media Art, and Medicine Today”

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!

November – December 2018 CUNY Academy Events

Dear CUNY Academy members and friends,

Please ask your:

Please come to our November and December, 2018 “CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences” Events:

  • 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 support the work of the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences.
Become a CUNY Academy member or simply contribute.

Andrei Jitianu

Nov 1 | Equity, Health, & Learning: Social Determinants of Academic Success

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

GC Digital Initiatives Events, Workshops, and Funding Opportunities through November

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.

Register HERE. (more…)

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…)

Oct 25 | “Economic Power, Political Power, and the Congressional Agenda”

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