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Fall 2017 Professional Development Seminars

Students may register online for these courses, they are listed in the course schedule under “Professional Development”.  Course numbers and registration codes are listed below.  The courses are 0 credits and do not appear on student transcripts; they are free of charge and open to all matriculated Graduate Center students.

PDEV 79400  Advanced Spoken English: Teaching and Presentation Skills
GC:  Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rm. 3209, 0 credits, [36616]
This course is designed to help students improve their spoken English in a variety of academic and casual settings through guided instruction of American-style conversation and direct instruction of spoken English fluency and pronunciation skills.  Additionally, students will be instructed in the standard methods and style of teaching and presenting for the American university classroom.  Students will also be discussing and learning about American culture via themes and topics that are relevant to the students’ interests. (more…)

Aug 9 | Writing Next: Next Gen PhD Seminar

Wednesday, 08/09/2017
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Graduate Center, Room 9207 (more…)

The Dissertation Consultation Center for Summer 2017

Letting Go While Staying Connected: An Interactive Talk for Parents


Letting Go While Staying Connected: An Interactive Talk for Parents

Part I –  May 12, 2017, Friday
Part II – May 19, 2017, Friday
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Room #7209

This FREE workshop will address: One of the most important and challenging aspects of parenting is the capacity to “let go” of one’s child while staying connected, in small and big moments across the developmental landscape.  Letting go, or separating, facilitates growth and development but often brings up complex feelings in both children and parents, which can complicate everyday events.  (more…)

GC Digital Initiatives: Upcoming Events and Workshops

Introduction to Analyzing Text
Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of analyzing text using easy-to-use tools that do not require any programming knowledge. We will cover how to begin exploratory analyses of your text corpus using tools such as the web-based Voyant, the iPhone app Textal, and the ProtAnt program. Participants will be able to find word and phrase frequencies, see keywords in context, and examine the protoypicality of their text. This workshop is free and open to all GC students, faculty, and staff, but registration is required.

Earth Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Thursday, April 27th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Science Center (The Graduate Center, 4th Floor)

The GC Digital Initiatives is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to celebrate Earth Day and to improve the quality of open access, free resources about environmental sciences and humanities. During the Edit-a-thon, you will learn how to set up an account to edit content, learn how to create and improve citations, and either begin connecting existing entries to reliable sources or adding new content supported by scholarly citations. Participants can stop by for an hour or stay for all 3 hours. Participation is free and open to the public. An RSVP is appreciated.

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

Mar 29 | TLC Workshop: Social Reading and Writing with Online Annotation Tools

March 29, 1-3pm
Room 9206

Are you looking for ways to improve your students’ close reading skills or to kickstart class discussion by asking students to annotate readings online as a group before they come to class? Are you trying to find (new) strategies for peer review or collaborative writing projects? Or are you designing a hybrid or online course and looking for ways to move reading and writing online? (more…)

Mar 23 | GC Digital Initiatives Data Visualization Workshop

Workshop: “Visualization 2”  Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm

Have you learned some Python and now want to learn how to make pretty pictures out of your data? This workshop is a deep dive into making graphs using the matplotlib visualization library. We’ll cover the basics of making pie charts, bar graphs, line and scatter plots, heatmaps, and putting data on maps using matplotlib & basemap and spend some time on how to make them pretty.

This workshop will be hosted by GC Digital Fellow Hannah Aizenman.

Register HERE

Mar 31 | Navigating NYSHIP workshop

Navigating NYSHIP workshop, March 31, 2-3:30pm, in Room 5409


Trying to use NYSHIP insurance for the first time, or re-enrolling after a gap? Confused about what to tell providers’ offices when they ask for your insurance–or about how to even read that blue-and-white card? Have you been on NYSHIP for a little while, but still have questions about claims, how to find providers, or what steps to take to make sure the procedures you need are covered?


The Navigating NYSHIP workshop is back with information about your health insurance options, health and wellness services throughout NYC, how to get the most out of your NYSHIP insurance and avoid common pitfalls, and which doctors come highly recommended by other GC students.

This workshop will be led by Scott Voorhees (NYSHIP liaison) and Elise Perram (contact for non-NYSHIP insurance). We invite your participation in this workshop, so if you have a NYSHIP area of expertise (or a health insurance area of expertise) that you wish to contribute, please send an email to wellness@cunydsc.org

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