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Nov 17 | Translation Sites, Languages Histories and Disputed Public Space

Nov 15 | Screening: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

Dear Faculty and Students,

The NYU Center for Religion and Media and department of Cinema Studies would like to invite you to attend our upcoming screening of The Prison in Twelve Landscapes[wp.nyu.edu] on November 15, 2017.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker Brett Story and Angela Zito (NYU).

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a non-fiction film about the prison from the places we least expect to find it: the front yards, public spaces, and social rituals of everyday life. A meditation on the prison and its geographic disappearance in the era of mass incarceration, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the United States where prisons do work and affect lives.

You can watch a trailer for the film here[vimeo.com].

The event will take place from 6-8pm at NYU’s Michelson Theater (721 Broadway, 6th Floor)

For more information please see the attached flyer and visit our website[wp.nyu.edu].



Kali Handelman (pronouns: she / her)
Program Coordinator & Editor, The Revealer
The Center for Religion and Media
New York University

Nov 8 | International Research and Education Forum

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 │ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sponsored by The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY)
Hosted by The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY)
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York City
Proshansky Auditorium, Concourse Level

RSVP here[greenvelope.com].


This will be the first CUNY International Research and Education Forum. The Forum is sponsored and organized by the Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support (APPS), RFCUNY. It brings together CUNY scientists interested in international research (not just in STEM fields, but in all of the social, behavioral and economic sciences ), calling for collaborations beyond the lines of disciplines and nationalities. It provides an opportunity to both showcase world-class research and education at CUNY and to develop and improve existing models of international collaboration. The forum offers a unique opportunity for researchers and faculty to dialogue with and to develop professional relationships with foreign research administrators, ultimately leading to foreign collaborations with great scientific advances.

During the Forum we will highlight important international collaborative efforts that have been undertaken by CUNY researchers. We will explore opportunities for scientific collaborations with foreign science foundations and research councils. The keynote presenter on the future of international scientific research will be Samuel Howerton, Deputy Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation, Office of International Science and Engineering.who will be offering a breakout session  specifically for students doing international research – on how to get external funding for student research. Introduction to Horizon 2020 and European opportunities for US researchers discussed by Viktoria Bodnarova, the Regional Representative of the EURAXESS, North America.

The afternoon breakout sessions provide foreign guests and CUNY faculty an opportunity to get to know each other. Each session is moderated by a CUNY faculty member or Grants Officer and each foreign representative will make a presentation. The presentation will summarize research grants programs in each respective country that CUNY faculty can either submit proposals to or serve as collaborators. Following the foreign representative’s presentation, the group will engage in a dialogue on what types of collaborations are possible for faculty in each respective country. The CUNY moderators will report out and provide a brief summary of the dialogue at a later session.

The Forum is a unique opportunity for faculty to advance their research agendas and provide them with greater impact through international knowledge sharing, strategic collaborations, and targeted partnerships. We look forward to your participation and contribution to the dialogue!

Agenda can be found here.

Nov 6 | “Revolutionizing the University,” a Conversation with Cathy N. Davidson and NPR’s Anya Kamenetz

The Futures Initiative is pleased to announce the following event: 

Revolutionizing the University: 
Cathy N. Davidson in Conversation with NPR’s Anya Kamenetz[cuny.us10.list-manage.com]

Monday, November 6, 6:30 PM, Elebash Recital Hall

Founding Director of the Futures Initiative and Distinguished Professor Cathy N. Davidson discusses her new book, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux (“relevant and fascinating for both the consumers and the producers of higher education” –  Inside Higher Ed). Speaking with Anya Kamenetz (NPR), Davidson demonstrates how our current system, developed in the age of the telegraph but inadequate to today’s economy, can be remade by emphasizing creativity, collaboration, and adaptability. (more…)

Oct 31 | Puerto Rico/New York/Morocco: Poet’s Journey—Victor Hernández Cruz in Conversation with Dorothy Wang & Ammiel Alcalay

Tuesday, October 31st, 6:30 pm
The Skylight Room 9100

Visiting his former home in New York from his present home in Morocco, acclaimed poet Victor Hernández Cruz will take us on his unique poet’s journey with readings from his new book Beneath the Spanish, called by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke “a virtual encyclopedia of poetics histories in colonial resistances.” After his reading, Cruz will be joined by Visiting Scholar Professor Dorothy Wang and Graduate Center, CUNY and Queens College Professor Ammiel Alcalay, recent recipient of a Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award for Lost & Found.

Co-sponsored by The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) and Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative.

Nov 14 | Linda Grasso, Book Talk – Georgia O’Keeffe and Feminism

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30pm-8:00pmRoom 9204Equal Under the Sky: Georgia O’Keeffe and Twentieth-Century Feminism explores how the artist and feminism are linked in scholarship, popular culture, and the public imagination. Using paintings, photographs, correspondence, newspaper articles, fan letters, autobiography, and documents culled from numerous archives, Grasso examines O’Keeffe’s art, life, writing, and reputation by foregrounding feminist questions, employing feminist reading practices, and situating O’Keeffe in U.S. feminist history.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women & Society

Oct 17 | Pyong Gap Min: A Critique of Sara Soh’s Rejection of the Japanese Military “Comfort Women” System as Sexual Slavery

The Center for the Study of Women and Society is pleased to co-sponsor:

Pyong Gap Min: A Critique of Sara Soh’s Rejection of the Japanese Military “Comfort Women” System as Sexual Slavery

This event will take place on Tuesday, October 17, from 4:30-6:00pm, in Room 6112.

The event is free and open to the public and is part of the Center’s Fall 2017 Speaker Series.

This event is part of the Sociology Ph.D. Department’s Immigration Seminars.

Oct 30 | Exploring the Puerto Rican Syllabus Project

Please join us for an event exploring the Puerto Rico Syllabus with the digital project’s collaborators!

Monday, October 30, 6-8pm
The CUNY Graduate Center
Skylight Room, 9100

Check out the CLACLS Facebook Event and Puerto Rico Syllabus Digital Project Here

Follow the Puerto Rico Syllabus on social media using #PRSyllabus

Oct 17 | Women’s and Gender Studies MA Program Co-Sponsored Event: Zines as Creative Resistance

The Women’s and Gender Studies MA Program presents:

Zines as Creative Resistance: Panel Discussion  

This event will take place on Tuesday, October 17, from 6:30-8:30pm in the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

The event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Graduate Center Library in partnership with the Women’s and Gender Studies MA Program.

There is an additional event in this series taking place on November 9th, 6:30-8:30PM in Room C196.05 in the Graduate Center Library:

Zines! A DIY Scholarly Experience

Oct 16 | Deirdre Bair: A Bio/Memoir, or: Seven Years (for each) of Working with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir

The Center for the Study of Women and Society presents:

The Fall 2017 Dorothy O. Helly Lecture featuring Deirdre Bair: A Bio/Memoir, or: Seven Years (for each) of Working with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir

This event will take place on Monday, October 16, from 4:00-5:30pm, in Rooms 9204/9205.
The event is free and open to the public and is part of the Center’s Fall 2017 Speaker Series.

This event is co-sponsored with The Leon Levy Center for Biography, CUNY Graduate Center’s PhD Programs in History and English, MA Program in Liberal Studies, MA Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, The Center for the Humanities, and the Feminist Press.

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