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Invitation to the 2017 CUNY Instructional/Information Technology Conference

TO:                      The CUNY Community
FROM:                 Brian Cohen
RE:                      Invitation to the 2017 CUNY Instructional/Information Technology Conference
DATE:                  November 14, 2017
I am delighted to extend to you and your colleagues this invitation to attend the 16th Annual CUNY IT Conference, which will take place this year on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 at John Jay College. I hope you will join me in attending. Registration is free for members of the CUNY community and is also critical for gauging capacity. You can find an overview of the Conference, the full program and the keynotes, and the link to registration at www.centerdigitaled.com/events/CUNY-IT-Conference.html
The theme for the conference is “Instructional/Information Technology at CUNY: Opening Access.” Presentations address “access” in its multiple meanings, ranging from economic access to higher education to ADA compliance to open course materials and more. The result is a program rich in thoughtful approaches and useful information.
As with prior conferences, there will also be two keynotes this year. The Thursday afternoon keynote (just before the CUNY Technology Awards) will feature Safiya Umoja Noble of the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication, who will address “Navigating the Affordances and Consequences of the Internet for Education.” The mid-day Friday keynote speaker will be Anthony Picciano, from the Graduate Center’s Urban Education Ph.D. program, and author of Online Education Policy and Practice: The Past, Present, and Future of the Digital University. He will reflect on instructional technology at CUNY over the course of his career and its potential in coming decades.
The Conference begins with check-in at 12 pm on November 30, followed by two sets of concurrent presentations, Safiya Umoja Noble’s keynote at 3:30 pm, and the CUNY Technology Awards presentation at 4:30 pm. On December 1, registrants are welcomed with a continental breakfast at 8:30 am, followed by concurrent sessions at 9:30 am, remarks by the Chancellor and keynote by Anthony Picciano at 10:45 am, lunch, two more sets of concurrent sessions, and then the end-of-day drawing for prizes offered up by the vendors.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Best,
Brian Cohen

 

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].

THE FORUM

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.

Oct 27 | Invitation to Pedagogy Day 2017: Cross-Pollinating Research and Teaching

The 8th Annual Pedagogy Day conference with the theme “Cross-Pollinating Teaching and Research” will be held on October 27th, 2017 at The Graduate Center. The morning session will take place in the Segal Theater on the ground floor of The Graduate Center. Lunch and the afternoon session will take place in room 6304.01 of The Graduate Center.

The conference program can be found on the event website: https://psychology.commons.gc.cuny.edu/conference/pedagogy-day-2017/
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October 27 | CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference

13th annual CUNY Women’s Leadership Conference, under the leadership of the Council of Presidents’ Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee, and co-sponsored by the New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission
Friday, October 27, 2017
8:15 –8:50 am: Registration and Buffet Breakfast
9 am – 2:45 pm: Program
Hunter College/CUNY
68th Street and Lexington Avenue
Manhattan
The goal of this conference is to inspire women students with demonstrated leadership qualities to further develop their skills and realize their potential as leaders.
The conference theme is Celebrating 100 Years of Suffrage and Strategizing Next Steps for Forward Momentum and will replicate the proven format, introducing participants to a comprehensive program of speakers and panels, presentations by legislators and representatives of prominent women’s organizations. Every year the program agenda is a wonderful mix of illustrious presenters, elected officials, top level CUNY administrators, and representatives of key women’s and community and public affairs organizations. This year’s morning plenary session will feature New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hiochul, Chairperson of the New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission and Melissa De Rosa, Secretary and Top Aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Anyone wishing to attend should send Elise Perram (EPerram@gc.cuny.edu) an email with their name, phone number and email address by October 5th.   Space is limited.

 

May 5-6 | Fictions of History Critical Theory Conference

The Critical Theory Certificate Program and the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY invite you to attend “Fictions of History: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory.” The conference will take place May 5th-6th, 2017. Stephen Greenblatt will give the Keynote Lecture on May 5th at 6:30, and Mark Anderson, Daniel Kehlmann, and Judith Ryan will be featured in a Keynote Roundtable on W.G. Sebald on May 6th at 3:00.  (more…)

May 4 & 5 | Freedom: a Mellon-Sawyer Symposium

May 4, 2017 – The Graduate Center, CUNY, May 5, 2017 – New York Public Library, Schwartzman Building

In what ways does an engagement with the concept of FREEDOM complicate, if not trouble , our understanding of colonial histories, individualism, sovereignty, the public sphere, liberalism, nationalism, republicanism, contemporary and post-colonial politics? (more…)

April 21 | “American Identities on Land and at Sea” Conference

Friday, April 21st, 10:00am–5:30pm, Martin E. Segal Theatre

Landscape and seascape have been abiding interests in the history of American art, inspiring iconic national imagery and stimulating significant bodies of literature. Many studies have examined how landscape and marine painting encode American culture, politics, and philosophy, often promoting a monolithic notion of American identity. As histories of American art become more culturally and geographically expansive, taking into consideration the larger context of the Western Hemisphere and the transatlantic world, how can scholars reassess images of land and sea? Featuring papers by both established and emerging scholars, this conference explores the ways in which the reinterpretation of American landscape and marine art across media can challenge, subvert, and transform traditional conceptions of American identity.

Click here for the full schedule and more information.

 Cosponsored by The PhD Program in Art History’s Rewald Endowment, the Doctoral Students’ Council

Mar 30 | The Public and Publics Conference

Thursday, March 30th, 9:00am—6:00pm
Keynote: Don Mitchell, Uppsala University, Sweden
Martin E. Segal Theatre

How have scholars, activists, and artists apprehended their position in public life and their belonging in a collective? How can we make sense of the designation of public, as opposed to private, spaces, both literal and figurative? Through a series of moderated panels and a keynote lecture by the geographer Don Mitchell, this interdisciplinary, day-long conference explores the concept of the public, and the plural publics, as an analytical construct of particular importance in both scholarship and political life.

Featuring: Mike Owen Benediktsson, Claire Bishop, Joshua Brown, Amy Chazkel, Provost Joy Connolly, Misty Crooks, Vladimir Gurewich, Talha Issevenler, Setha Low, Sally Engle Merry, Don Mitchell, Carmen Rial, Cecilia Salvi, Kendra Sullivan, Cory Tamler, Dana Taplin, Clarence Taylor, Craig Willse, Eduardo Zimmermann.

For the full program and more information about this conference, visit the website here.

Cosponsored by Futures Initiative, Public Space Research Center, and the Center for Human Environments at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

May 8 | Teach@CUNY Day

On May 8th, 2017, the Teaching and Learning Center will be hosting the second Teach@CUNY Day. This event is scheduled for 9am-4pm on the Concourse Level of the Graduate Center. Teach@CUNY Day is open to the entire CUNY community, but we especially encourage attendance by students at the Graduate Center who are or who will be teaching in Fall 2017.

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Mar 7-8 | “Art, Institutions, and Internationalism: 1933-1966” Conference

Please join us Tuesday, March 7th from 10:30am-8:00pm in the Martin E. Segal Theatre at The Graduate Center, CUNY for “Art, Institutions, and Internationalism: 1933-1966,” the first day of a two-day long conference addressing art and nation building during the transition from colonial to post-colonial statehood in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as socio-political changes in the Americas and Europe. Speakers include Lucia Allais, Claire Bishop, Katherine Carl, Chelsea Haines, Olga Ulloa Herrera, David Joselit, Naeem Mohaiemen, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Antonella Pelizzari, Gemma Sharpe, and more.

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