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Seeking IT Aide

IT Aide Job Description

General Characteristics

Information Technology (IT) provides and maintains a wide variety of voice, video and data systems to serve the Graduate Center community of students, faculty, staff and members of the public. GC students staffing the position of IT Aide assist with a wide variety of IT maintenance and operational matters, end-user support services and special projects and initiatives. The IT Aide must possess technical proficiency, a commitment to working as a member of a support team and dedication to customer service.  (more…)

Due Aug 15 | Applications for the Jacqueline Schiller Scholarship

The Schiller Fund was established in The New York Community Trust to provide scholarships to CUNY students in the fields of literature and/or history who are among the best and brightest and who demonstrate financial need. The fields of literature and history are very broad and include many courses and many different programs. Applications will be reviewed with that in mind. For the 2017-18 academic year, there will be ten scholarships in the amount of $1,000. each. The application can be downloaded here or found below:

Jacqueline Schiller Fund Scholarship Application

Completed applications are due no later than August 15, 2017. All awardees will be notified by September 5, 2017.

Should you have any questions, please contact Ian James at 646-664-8757 or Ian.James@cuny.edu.

Deadline Aug 15 | Call for Participants: Writing Workshop with Bushra Rehman for CUNY students and staff

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to apply for a free 8-week Writing Workshop with Bushra Rehman: Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction

Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017, 11:59pm.

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY in collaboration with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop is pleased to announce a free 8-week course, Bushra Rehman’s Two Truths and a Lie: Writing Memoir and Autobiographical Fiction. The course will teach students the craft of writing memoir, as well as elements of autoethnography – a form of writing the self that locates personal experience within the larger forces of culture and society. Writing exercises and techniques will be used to help explore themes including race, education, caregiving, loss, social inequality and social justice. Every writer will have the opportunity to workshop one original piece. All levels of writers are welcome. (more…)

Sep 11-22 2017 | Winterthur Institute

2017 Session, September 11–22, 2017

Winterthur Institute Application Form (PDF)

Escape into the world of decorative arts from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. This intensive course offers an in-depth, two-week study of domestic furnishings made or used in America. Designed to appeal to individuals interested in American decorative arts, content for the course centers on the Winterthur collection, the world’s largest assemblage of decorative arts made or used in America between 1640 and 1860.   (more…)

Adjunct Instructors Needed in American Studies at Pace University

Instructors needed for two sections of Introduction to American Studies and one section of Introduction to Critical Race & Ethnicity Studies at Pace University (downtown campus) in Fall ’17.

Introduction to American Studies

A team-taught course (happy to consider teams applying together!) capped at 25 that comes with a $1000 budget (to bring students to museums, events, invite outside speakers, etc). At Pace American Studies we often aim to emphasize: U.S. vernacular cultures, the study of race/ethnicity, & New York City studies. You can design your own syllabus; we can also help by giving examples of previous syllabi that have worked well in the classroom. This course is compensated at 3-credits per instructor. The sections meet T/Th 10:05-12:05 and MW 3:30-5:30. (more…)

NYS Assembly Graduate Internship Program in Albany

Dear CUNY Colleagues:

As we approach the close of spring 2017, I am writing to inform you about a superlative learning opportunity in Albany, the New York State Assembly Graduate Internship Program.

For background purposes, a link to the current Program information/application appears below:


(The 2018 application package will be posted shortly. It will generally follow what you’ve read above.)

The fall semester deadline for 2018 applications will be November 1. However, Program faculty and administrators in Albany are eager to consider qualified candidates—especially CUNY graduate student candidates—during the summer, where feasible. (more…)

Due May 12 | Applications for ERI Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Research in the Service of Public Knowledge

Graduate Center Early Research Initiative Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Research in the Service of Public Knowledge

The Carnegie Foundation initiative on doctoral education uses the label “steward” to convey a role for scholars that transcends accomplishments and skills: it has an ethical and political dimension. “Self-identifying as a steward,” Chris Golde of Stanford says, “implies adopting a sense of purpose that is larger than oneself” or one’s own discipline.  Students and faculty at the Graduate Center have a rich history of conducting interdisciplinary work that seeks to enrich public knowledge and public discourse.

In the spirit of this history, the Early Research Initiative invites applications for new research fellowships for Summer 2017. These $4,000 fellowships will be offered to Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program conducting research with a distinctive interdisciplinary turn whose main question is driven by public needs and priorities. The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to produce a dissertation proposal or a dissertation chapter by September 2017 that will be showcased on the Provost’s website, as part of a new initiative in support of this theme.  (more…)

Due May 5 | Applications for the IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellowships Fall 2017/Spring 2018

Invitation for applications for the IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellowships
Fall 2017/Spring 2018

Students will work closely with staff at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  Located in Harlem, the Schomburg Center is recognized as one of the world’s leading research institutions focusing on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experience.  Throughout the fall semester, fellows will work primarily on-site at the Schomburg assisting staff to identify materials within their extensive collections that might be digitized in order to make them more available to the general public.  In the spring semester fellows will be required to give informal presentations on their findings as part of the IRADAC Fellows Symposium. (more…)

Due May 5 | Applications for the IRADAC Fellows Program

IRADAC Fellows Program
Fall 2017/Spring 2018

The IRADAC Fellowship provides institutional and intellectual support for Ph.D. candidates at the writing stage. Organized around an interdisciplinary seminar, the IRADAC Dissertation Fellowship offers sustained and supportive criticism among scholars writing on any area of the African Diaspora.  During the academic year, fellows will have the opportunity to take advantage of mentoring, professional development, and editorial feedback on their writing while participating in a weekly seminar designed to keep the participants on a regular writing schedule. (more…)

The Advocate, Call for Contributions

Never Submit, Contribute!

The Advocate is currently soliciting articles and essays from the student body for its forthcoming issue. The Advocate serves as the newspaper for the Graduate Center community. We publish six issues a year and reach thousands of readers both within and beyond the GC community.

We accept contributions in the form of articles, reviews, illustrations, and photos from freelance writers, artists, and photographers who are CUNY students, faculty, and staff.  (more…)

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