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Registration Now Open – Zotero Workshop for International Students

Join the Graduate Center Library and the Office of International Students at the Zotero Workshop for International Students on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM in Room C196.05. This 1.5 hour introductory workshop will give you the basics of how to use Zotero.

Zotero is a free, open-source research tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and analyze research and share it in a variety of ways.

Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you’re looking for with just a few keystrokes.

Workshop Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

Time: 12:00 -1:30 PM

Location: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room C196.05

** Bring your laptop to the workshop for assistance with installing Zotero**

Space is limited for this event. RSVP required:   https://goo.gl/forms/hlmjVtrZwLsHDqV42


Feb 6 | TLC Workshop – Teaching with the CUNY Academic Commons and WordPress

Join staff from the Teaching and Learning Center on Tuesday 2/6 from 6:30-8:30 pm in Room 9207 for a workshop on how to teach with WordPress. WordPress is a web-based publishing platform that, when used in college courses, can facilitate a variety of writing and multi-modal assignments and can help faculty harness the power of networks in and across their teaching. WordPress seamlessly integrates a variety of web applications in ways that empower students and instructors to take full advantage of the open web, while also offering granular privacy and design controls that allow educators to build the kinds of digital teaching and learning spaces they want. (more…)

Registration Now Open: Post-Completion OPT Workshops

Dear Students,

Are you an F-1 international student about to complete your program of study at The Graduate Center or the School of Journalism?

Are you considering working in the United States after you complete your program of study?

Attend an OPT workshop to learn about Post-Completion OPT, a temporary employment authorization in the United States available to F-1 students. During the workshop you will learn how OPT may be utilized after graduation and the application process.

RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/kSWhW77gPlHRePkF3


Spring Workshops at The Graduate Center Library

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Writing Retreats with the Futures Initiative

The Futures Initiative will be hosting writing retreats beginning Monday, February 5 from 1-4pm in room 3317 (and continuing on roughly the first Monday of each month). This is a great opportunity for students to work on their dissertations or other writing projects with a community of peers. All are welcome. Thank you for sharing this with your students.

Applications open for the January GC Digital Research Institute

Generously supported by the Provost’s Office, the GC Digital Research Institute guides an interdisciplinary cohort of graduate students, faculty, and instructional staff as they learn foundational technical skills that can aid–and even extend–their scholarship.

Faculty who have participated in past GCDRIs have told us: “The GC DRI presented hugely valuable tools that I plan to continue to use. I definitely will pass these digital skills to my students.”

Students have commented: “Not only did we learn great digital research tools, but we gained access to a network of people at the GC who are interested and/or have knowledge about digital methods. I learned about the workshops available, the Digital Fellows, and got to know people in other disciplines who made me think about my work in unique ways.”

We look forward to working with a new cohort this January!



Lisa and Matt​



Nov 15 | TLC Workshop on Open Teaching

3-5pm | C204

Often, teaching and learning are confined to private spaces: our classrooms, offices, and the emails we share with students. Both students and faculty have much to gain from opening their classrooms and making their work more visible to and engaged with broader publics.

In this TLC workshop, we’ll consider the possibilities of open teaching, and explore approaches that allow instructors and their students to engage with wider audiences. In particular, participants will think through experiential learning opportunities in and around the city, using open educational resources, incorporating open digital tools or platforms (such as the CUNY Academic Commons) in their teaching, and participating in public conversations about their classroom practices. Because openness is often facilitated by digital technologies, this workshop will also address concerns about copyright and attribution in student work, and critically consider the implications of our work for student data and privacy.

To RSVP for this workshop, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/HeNwAB0o5oD061w72.


Nov 8 | Talking about Your Research

Wednesday, 11/08/2017
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Graduate Center, room 7209

Whether you are applying for a faculty position or a postdoctoral fellowship, you will need to be comfortable talking about your research in your job hunting materials, in networking situations, and in interviews. Plan to attend this workshop to learn some pointers on this topic as well as to have the opportunity to practice a short response to the unavoidable prompt “Tell me about your research.”

Please register to attend here.

Nov 13 | Off-Campus Employment Workshop, CPT (F-1) and Academic Training (J-1), Registration Now Open

Are you considering working in the United States while you are enrolled in your program of study?

Are you a currently enrolled F-1 or J-1 international student at The Graduate Center, School of Journalism, or the School of Public Health?

Attend the Off-Campus Employment Workshop for International Students to learn about Curricular Practical Training (F-1) and Academic Training (J-1), a temporary employment authorization in the United States available to eligible F-1 and J-1 students.

During the workshop you will learn how CPT and AT may be utilized before graduation, eligibility requirements, and the application process.

Workshop Date:

Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM  –  12:00 PM
Location: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, Room 9204

Please sign up by completing the online registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/clUGI1KfXxHSVpeE2

Nov 14 | Post-Completion OPT Workshop, Registration Now Open

As part of International Education Week 2017, the Office of International Students is offering a Post-Completion OPT workshop for F-1 Students on Tuesday, November 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in room 9205.

Registration for the workshop is now open.  To sign up, please complete the online registration form at: https://goo.gl/forms/1GHey3G65fPSqaH72

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