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June 7 | Mapping Time: End of Year Colloquium

The Graduate Center, CUNY has collaborated with New York Public Library and Bard High School/Early College to create a course about the history of the Lower East Side. Students were taught the latest in digital research techniques and were given access to NYPL’s large selection of archival holdings in order to learn the rich history of the LES through primary sources. As part of this course, Bard students worked with two PhD fellows from the Graduate Center as well as several NYPL personnel.

We would like to invite you to the course’s end of year colloquium taking place on Wednesday, June 7th at 1:00. The students from this semester’s course will be presenting their final projects on the history and culture of the Lower East Side. The event will take place at the NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (476 Fifth Avenue). Please register for this event at http://on.nypl.org/mappingtime[on.nypl.org].

May 31 | The Writers’ Institute with André Aciman

Please join André Aciman, critically acclaimed author and director of The Writers’ Institute for a discussion of the program on Wednesday, May 31st at 6:00 pm in Room 4116.03 at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Offering workshops in fiction and nonfiction, The Writers’ Institute gives students the opportunity to work with New York City’s most prominent editors and publishers. Come to our information session and learn what it takes to see your work in print.

 To attend, please RSVP to writersinstitute@gc.cuny.edu

Hosted by the Center for the Humanities

Free Hearing Test Services – Dates for Summer 2017

5/22 & 5/24 | DSC Finals Relief Stations w/ FREE chair massages

The DSC is once again sponsoring Finals Relief Stations this spring to help you rest, relax, and refresh while studying, writing, grading, and dealing with general end-of-semester stresses.


1st floor of the library, beyond the elevators


Along with napping/meditation stations, there will be FREE 10 minute chair massages. Please come early in the day to sign up for a slot; you need to reserve a slot for the massages, and they fill up fast.


Monday, 5/22, 12pm-6pm
Wednesday, 5/24, 12pm-6pm

May 17 | The Digital GC End-of-Year Showcase and Activism and the Intersectional Internet

Please consider joining us for the final 2 events sponsored by the GC Digital Initiatives in 2016-2017: The Digital GC End-of-Year Showcase and our graduate symposium, Activism and the Intersectional Internet:

The Digital GC End-of-Year Showcase
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center
Event hashtag: #digitalgc
Free and Open to the Public
Reception to follow, room 3317

Please join us for a special event at the Graduate Center showcasing the wide array of digital projects initiated during the 2016-2017 academic year. The program features projects by members of the GC community, including:    (more…)

May CUNY Academy Events

The Enclave Literary Series – Hispanic Writers in Their Own Words. A reading of fiction, poetry and theater by Frederick de Armas of University of Chicago and selected Hispanic writers, takes place at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the Graduate Center, Rooms 9207. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.

Out of Our Electoral Darkness: Introducing Lottocracy by Professor Alex Guerrero from Rutgers University.  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:15pm in Graduate Center Room 9206. The event is cosponsored by the Gotham Philosophical Society and hosted by Professor Stefan Baumrin.

State Violence and Masculine Authority on India’s Northwest Frontier, a talk by Prof. Elizabeth Kolsky of Villanova University. Thursday May 11, 2017 in the Graduate Center’s Room C-205. Sponsored by the CUNY Academy’s Global Studies Group. This event is hosted by Professor Frank Jacob.

The CUNY Academy’s Conference on War and the Urban Context will take place in the Graduate Center’s 9th Floor Skylight Room on Friday May 19, 2017, from 9 AM to 6 PM. This event is hosted by Prof. Sarah Danielsson.

The Lane Cooper Dissertation Fellowship, awarded by the CUNY Academy for CUNY undergraduates, will be presented to Mason Barto of Brooklyn College during the Senior Symposium of the Classics Department at Brooklyn College. May 25, 2017 at 5 PM. Please contact Prof. David Schur in order to RSVP. dschur@brooklyn.cuny.edu. The Academy regrets that it can give only one of these awards. The other students nominated for the award were wonderful candidates.


For more information, including possible cancellations, please consult our events page at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cunyufs.org_academy_events.html&d=DwIFAw&c=8v77JlHZOYsReeOxyYXDU39VUUzHxyfBUh7fw_ZfBDA&r=rhUn8mBFEfSQ3l1AAUu_kroNYk01jz9x_gGRpNawba8&m=OoeHq9hMZV3aFjmTAp01vTOBcUI3VyouSo64Rk1IL8Y&s=PARLHGDP_GOSql3q4AnS6w5Kx7PPdqqj_D-XBl-JiY4&e=

May 11 | OpenCUNY Prospective: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future

On May 11th, OpenCUNY will be hosting our spring event, OpenCUNY Prospective: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future. 

​At this event we will lead a lively discussion about OpenCUNY’s role in the dynamic digital ecology that has developed at CUNY in the last decade. When OpenCUNY began in 2008, it was the only WordPress installation serving GC students. Now, with the CUNY Academic Commons and other, campus-based WordPress installations like Blogs@BaruchQWritingOpenLab, and others, GC and CUNY students have various options for building websites and developing a digital presence.

As the Coordinators for OpenCUNY, this leads us to ask: what is OpenCUNY’s role serving future GC students? What type of digital spaces and opportunities will GC students need? If not WordPress (or, in addition to), what other open source options could we offer?

We hope that we can pick up where we left off after our fall event when Dr. Scott Dexter (Professor of Computer and Information Science,The Graduate Center and Brooklyn College) and Dr. Steve Brier (Professor of Urban Education and Director of the ITP Program) lead a fascinating conversation that explored the meaning of “free” and “open” at the intersection of CUNY history and software development. At this event, we hope that you will reflect with us on the digital ecology that has developed at CUNY and discuss possibilities for how OpenCUNY might evolve to serve GC students in the future. More details below.

Event Information

What: OpenCUNY Prospective: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017; 6pm-8pm (stop by or come for the whole thing!)

Where: The Graduate Center, Sociology Lounge, 6th Floor, Room 6112

Hosted by OpenCUNY, supported by the Doctoral Students Council

Snacks and drinks will be served


Email us with any questions. Please feel free to share widely.

We look forward to seeing you on May 11th!



the OpenCUNY Coordinators

Chrissy, Laurie, & Paul

May 10 | Airports & travel workshop for international students,

Calling all international students!

Will you be traveling this summer? Do you have travel for research coming up? Please join the Doctoral Students’ Council for a Know Your Rights workshop and information session on travel, airports, and borders, led by CUNY CLEAR, a clinic of the CUNY Law School.

Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm

Room 5409 at the Graduate Center

This workshop will focus specifically on what international students should know when they travel domestically and internationally, how to interact with customs and border patrol, and other practical concerns related to travel.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please email Nicholas Glastonbury, the Officer for Outreach on the Doctoral Student Council (outreach@cunydsc.org), if you have any questions or concerns.

A flier is attached to this email; please share widely.

May 12 | Video Conversation with UPR Student Activists

This Friday May 12, 4pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Room 8400
Join CUNY Solidarity with UPR and the Puerto Rico Studies 
Group in a Skype conversation with activists participating 
in the ongoing student strike at the University of Puerto Rico 
and learn about the struggle around the debt crisis and public education.

May 16 | Book Discussion: Poverty in Puerto Rico (2016)

Please join the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, & Latino Studies for a book discussion next Tuesday, May 16 in room 9205 on Poverty in Puerto Rico (2016) with author Dr. Hector Cordero-Guzman.

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