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April 26 | Statistics with R for Language Researchers Workshop

Statistics with R for Language Researchers Workshop

A 2 session workshop for statistical analysis using R by Christen N Madsen II (Linguistics) and Kalina Gjicali (Educational Psychology) from the Quantitative Research Consulting Center. The workshop is hand-on using data and examples from language studies.

All are welcome! The examples will be targeted towards language research but the code and stats covered are applicable in most fields. Space is limited. Register early.

Register @ https://goo.gl/forms/JxhcqVKz14xSb2r22[goo.gl] or Email qrcc@gc.cuny.edu
Session I – Thu 26 April
Skylight 9100

R, Data Exploration, & Fundamental Statistics

  • Fundamentals of R refresher
  • Data exploration
  • Basic Statistics

Session II – Thu 3 May

Mixed-effects modeling

  • Fixed v. Random effects
  • Model assumptions
  • Model selection
  • Model Interpretation


April 19 | Writing for the Public: An Op-Ed Workshop

The Futures Initiative is pleased to invite you to “Writing for the Public: An Op-Ed Workshop this Thursday, April 19, 12:00pm-2:00pm (The Graduate Center, CUNY; Room 9207). Space is limited, so please RSVP if you plan to attend.

This hands-on workshop will be led by Tanya Domi, Director of Media Relations at the Graduate Center. She will share strategies for getting your ideas published in mainstream media outlets, including the nuts-and-bolts of getting started with op-eds, letters to the editor, and more. Please see the attached flyer for a full event description.

You can also read this blog post on “Speaking with power — as a public good,” authored by Katina Rogers, Director of Programs and Administration at the Futures Initiative, which explores the motives behind this op-ed workshop.

For questions, please contact Frances Tran, Postdoctoral Fellow and Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative, at ftran@gc.cuny.edu.


Mar 28 | ESL for Scientists Writing Workshop

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

CUNY Graduate Center, room 4102 (Science Center)

This event was rescheduled from earlier in the month due to poor weather conditions. 

Come to our ESL for Scientists Workshop!

We will address:

  • Common writing questions for non-native English speakers
  • Resources
  • Grammar and sentence structure

You’re welcome to bring writing that you’re working on!

This event is co-Sponsored by the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development and the Quantitative Research Consulting Center.

Please RSVP

If planning to attend the event, please register using our 2017-18 Event Registration Form.


Mar 22 | Teaching with Short Documentaries

Thursday, March 22 | 4:15-6:15 | Room 5383

With Sara Vogel (Urban Education) and José Luis Orbegozo (CUNY TV)

Many instructors use documentary media in their classes. Documentaries can provide additional perspectives, offer students the chance to engage with audio-visual texts, and cultivate their media literacy. However, the choice to incorporate multimedia can present both logistical and pedagogical challenges—including how to identify relevant and thought-provoking content, and how to integrate it meaningfully into the course schedule and curriculum.

In this workshop, jointly sponsored by the Graduate Center’s Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate program and the Teaching and Learning Center, we will explore strategies for incorporating and scaffolding readings and assignments around short documentaries produced within the CUNY community, about communities central to CUNY’s identity and mission. In particular, we will focus on two CUNY-produced web series: Urban Education Ph.D. Student Sara Vogel’s, “Teaching Bilinguals (Even If You’re Not One!),” and CUNY TV Producer José Luis Orbegozo’s “Short Docs.” After hearing from the producers about the goals of each series and their relevance to a variety of disciplinary contexts, in the second half of the workshop, participants will explore approaches and activities they might use to amplify short documentaries’ impact in their classrooms.

Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/dVxD1QThS7Y7STlI3

Mar 7 | ESL for Scientists (and Social Scientists)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

CUNY Graduate Center, room 4102 (Science Center)

Come to our ESL for Scientists Workshop!

We will address:

  • Common writing questions for non-native English speakers
  • Resources
  • Grammar and sentence structure

You’re welcome to bring writing that you’re working on!

Please register here.

Co-Sponsored by the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development and the Quantitative Research Consulting Center

Mar 8 | Free Non-violent Direct Action Workshop at the GC

Presenting a non-violent direct action training geared towards direct action tactics on campus for student demands to the administration, and direct action for student activists outside of school

RSVP at services@cunydsc.org

Mar 8 | Immigration Seminar with Immigration Attorney Michael J. Goldstein

Feb 22 | TLC Workshop: Museum Pedagogy in the Classroom

Thursday, February 22
6:30-8:30 PM
Room 9205

Over the past generation, museums have undergone an enormous transition. No longer simply repositories of artifacts and authority, they are now, as the Smithsonian’s Stephen E. Weil once described, “a place for somebody.” As museums have moved toward a visitor-centered approach, their education departments have professionalized and developed a series of techniques designed to engage visitors, spur interaction, and spark retention.

Over the past four months, supported by the Teaching and Learning Center, museum educators and classroom instructors have worked together in an interdisciplinary Focused Inquiry Group to develop best practices and lesson plans, and to explore how we might adapt museum educators’ tools and tricks for the college classroom.

Join us on Thursday, February 22 in Room 9205 at 6:30-8:30 PM to learn how the museum education toolkit can enliven your classroom lessons and take-home assignments. We’ll dive into several model activities that use museum pedagogies to foster active, student-centered, and creative undergraduate experiences. We will also take a look at the theoretical underpinnings of these strategies, and provide examples of how we have used them in our own teaching in several different disciplines. In the last portion of the workshop, we’ll invite you to think about how you might apply museum pedagogy in your own courses. With that in mind, you are encouraged to bring a lesson plan that you would like to workshop!

Please RSVP through this link: https://goo.gl/forms/dVxD1QThS7Y7STlI3

Interested but can’t make it? Stay tuned: As an extension of this workshop, we are developing a digital resource that will offer CUNY instructors tools and models to integrate museum pedagogy into their courses.

This event is co-sponsored by the CUNY Public History Collective.

Feb 16 | TLC Community Event to Support International Student Instructors

Community Event to Support International Student Instructors

Friday, February 16, 1-3pm

Last Fall, the Teaching and Learning Center conducted a survey of international students at the Graduate Center which revealed that three-quarters feel that the relationship between instructors and students at CUNY is markedly different than in their home country. Nearly two-thirds reported feeling that instructional methods were similarly unfamiliar. Over the past year, TLC staff have sought to better support the more than one thousand GC students who are registered as international students. This programming has included workshops, a focused inquiry group, and the survey mentioned above. (more…)

GC Digital Initiatives: Workshops and Events for February 2018

Workshops and talks: “NYC DHWeek 2018” February 5 – 9, 2018

DHWeek is a celebration of the Digital Humanities in New York City and features networking sessions, a DH community meeting, open workshops offered across the city, and social events. This year DHWeek offers another amazing year of workshops and talks for all skill levels.

Schedule and Registration HERE

Workshop: “Data Analysis with R” Thursday, February 8th, 2018 – 6:30-8:30pm

R has become an indispensable tool for academics in a range of disciplines for analyzing data. Many users come to it though with limited programming experience which can often lead to many more headaches than anyone should reasonably suffer. This workshop attempts to make R a bit less painful. Fortunately the past few years have seen a flowering of open source packages that have tried to do just that. We will learn about some of these packages and how they can be incorporated into our projects. Though this workshop does not require you already know R, it makes more sense for those who have already begun using it or are considering using it for a future project. (Co-sponsored with NYC DHWeek).

This workshop will be hosted by GC Digital Fellows Tahir Butt and Hannah Aizenman.

Register HERE

Workshop: “Python 201” Thursday, February 15th, 2018 – 6:30-8:30pm

Once you’ve learned to use basic Python syntax and programming concepts, what next? This workshop will address intermediate programming concepts that become critical as one moves from writing short scripts to more sophisticated programs. Topics will include programming paradigms such as functional and object-oriented programming, how to manage virtual environments, and structuring and sharing projects that use multiple files.

This workshop will be hosted by GC Digital Fellow Patrick Smyth.

Register HERE

Workshop: “Digital Identity and WordPress” Wednesday, February 21st, 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm

The purpose of this workshop is to help you establish a digital academic identity while becoming familiar with the WordPress platform. We will focus on utilizing the CUNY Academic Commons, helping you establish your digital CV, a blog, or both. We will focus on organization and design, including theme editing, managing content, custom menus and image use. We recommend that attendees come prepared with their CV (digital format preferred) and / or a blog idea or sample blog post. If you are not already a member of the CUNY Academic Commons, we recommend that you sign up before the workshop.

This workshop will be hosted by GC Digital Fellow Kristen Hackett.

Register HERE

Talk: “Field-Recording: Beyond Your Ears” Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 – 6:30-8:30pm

In this talk, Zach Poff – New York area media artist, educator, and maker-of-things – will introduce “expanded” recording techniques using D.I.Y transducers to reveal hidden sounds, sonify non-acoustic phenomena, and challenge the assumption of the human listening subject recording “in the field.” We will explore contact mics (which respond to the vibrations of objects), binaural mics (for 3D audio), hydrophones (for underwater listening), synesthetic light-to-sound conversion, VLF radio, and ultrasound. We will listen to examples of sound art, music, and installation works where expanded recordings provoke conversations about subject-hood and “post-human” listening, taking into consideration how the work is diffused into space (via traditional and specialized speaker designs, soundwalks, broadcasting, live-streaming, etc). These techniques are quite accessible for those with more curiosity than money, so he’ll share his resources to help you build transducers for your own work. Bring a sound recorder if you would like to probe CUNY GC’s hidden soundfields. This workshop is part of the GCDI Sound Series #GCDIsound.

This workshop will be hosted by Zach Poff.

Register HERE


About the Workshops and the GC Digital Fellows Program:

Part of GC Digital Initiatives and based in the GC Digital Scholarship Lab, the GC Digital Fellows Program operates as an in-house think-and-do tank for digital projects, connecting Fellows to digital initiatives throughout The Graduate Center. Digital Fellows utilize a team-based approach as they explore creative solutions for projects that can be implemented in a collaborative fashion. In the process, the Program helps build out “The Digital GC” — a vision of the Graduate Center that incorporates technology into its core research and teaching missions.

For more information, contact us here.

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