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April 5 | Legal Workshop for International Students

Calling all international students!

Please join the Doctoral Students’ Council for a legal workshop and information session led by CUNY CLEAR, a clinic of the CUNY Law School that advocates on behalf of immigrants, non-citizens, and populations that have been targets of police and government surveillance.

Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30 pm
Room 5409 at the Graduate Center

The workshop is intended to address practical concerns that may include: interacting with police, border patrol, and other law enforcement; traveling domestically and internationally; applying for, renewing, or changing visas or immigration status; and much more.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Library Workshops: Zotero, Diss Deposit, Archival Research, Journal Contracts

The library’s workshop offerings March-April all take place in room C196.05 on the Library Concourse level.

Intro to Zotero for Citation Management
Wed, March 29 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dissertation & Thesis Deposit Information Sessions
Thu, March 30 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

What to Know Before You Submit to a Journal, or Sign Its Contract
Tue, April 4 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Archival Research: The Basics
Wed, March 29 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thu, April 13 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

2/28 and 3/1 – Digital Initiatives Workshops

Workshop: “Tools for Collaborative Work”  
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm

This workshop is designed as a gentle introduction to using widely available (and FREE!) digital tools for collaborative work. We will explore how a few simple-to-use tools can be effectively wielded to manage your project, from communication, to workflow management, document storage, and collaborative editing. In practicing with these tools, we will discuss techniques for streamlining your project protocols and reducing the effort it takes to keep your work organized. If you’ve ever said to yourself: ‘I can’t find the latest version of that document!’, ‘What is Google Drive?’, ‘Where is my Dropbox?’, or ‘There has to be an easier way to schedule these meetings!’, then this workshop is for you! This workshop is designed for all levels of comfort and experience using digital tools (if you use MS Word or Gmail, then you can do this!) – no previous experience required!


Mar 1 | Putting NYC to Work: Using Place-Based Assignments in Your Courses

March 1, 2017, 6:30-8:30, Room 9207

In the second installment of the TLC’s two-part workshop series on place-based learning, we’ll explore strategies for creating and integrating creative assignments that take advantage of New York’s cultural resources, including its many archives, museums, libraries, performing arts institutions, green spaces, etc.


Due Feb 27 | Collaborative Research Seminar on Archives and Special Collections

Call for Participants: Collaborative Research Seminar on Archives and Special Collections by The Graduate Center, CUNY Library and The New York Public Library.

A pilot program for cross-institutional collaboration in special collections and archival research methods.   (more…)

Feb 23 | In Theory and Practice: Accessible Cultural Education

Thursday, February 23rd, 4:00pm
In Theory and Practice:
Accessible Cultural Education
Room 9206-9207

Accessibility in education is practiced regularly in cultural institutions across New York and continues to be a burgeoning field within higher education scholarship. The goal of this workshop is to bring together knowledge from this field in theory and practice in order to cultivate dialogue among colleagues.


Feb 22 | Teaching as an International Student

Teaching as an International Student
Wednesday 2/22, 1-3pm, room 9206

As international graduate students, we often don’t know what to expect when we first step into the classroom as teaching fellows or adjuncts. We might have questions about our students’ lives, their cultural and academic backgrounds, and about the American university system in general and CUNY more specifically. We might be unsure about how to interact with students in the classroom or during office hours or how to give feedback and grade student work. And for many of us, the prospect of teaching as a non-native speaker of English is a daunting one.

Mar 15 | Race in the CUNY Classroom


Workshops on Exploring the Impact of Race and Racism on Teaching

Wednesday, March 15th, 5:30-9PM in room 5414

 Refreshments served from 5:30-6:00PM

  • Are you a GC student who teaches or plans to?


Feb 16 | Student NIH Grant Writing Workshop

This workshop will provide helpful tips on the application process and preparing a proposal to the NIH- NRSA Individual Fellowship Program (F-31, all types). This workshop is open to Graduate Center students of all disciplines funded by NIH. (more…)

Due Mar 15 | Applications for the CHAViC Summer Seminar: In Black and White: Race and American Visual Culture

2017 CHAViC Summer Seminar
American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, Massachusetts
June 9-13, 2017

In Black and White: Race and American Visual Culture

The 2017 Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) Summer Seminar will explore how American visual culture expressed ideas about race, specifically blackness and whiteness, across the long nineteenth century. (more…)

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