Due May 10 | Call for IRADAC Fellows applications

IRADAC Fellows Program

Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Purpose

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 support 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.

Stipend & Conditions:

Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend.  All participants are expected to attend the weekly seminar in person.

Eligibility

The IRADAC Dissertation Fellowship is open to all students working on the African Diaspora broadly defined.  Applicants must be within the last year of completing their dissertation.

Application Procedure

Faculty reference letter (from the Program EO or dissertation advisor) describing the research and the student’s progress should be submitted at www.gc.cuny.edu/iradacapp.

Applicants must submit a one-page abstract of their dissertation project along with a timeline for completion.  Applicants should also submit an approved dissertation proposal including a detailed chapter outline.  A writing sample (e.g., chapter from the dissertation) and a CV are also required.  Applicants should submit their materials to the following link: www.gc.cuny.edu/iradacapp.

 

All materials are due 4pm, Friday, May 10, 2019.

For additional information please contact:

Zee Dempster, Assistant Director

IRADAC – Institute for Research on the African Diaspora

in the Americas and the Caribbean

The Graduate Center, Room 7114

iradac@gc.cuny.edu

Printable information here 2019_2020 Call for IRADAC Fellows

Due May 10 | Call for IRADAC-Schomburg Digitization Fellowship applications

Invitation for applications for the IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellowships

Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Purpose

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.

Stipend & Conditions:

Each fellow will receive a $10,000 stipend.  IRADAC/Schomburg Digitization Fellows will coordinate with the IRADAC Fellows Program recipients in organizing and participating in the IRADAC Fellows Symposium which takes place in the spring semester.  Additional meetings with the IRADAC Fellows are expected.

Eligibility

Offered to level II or III Graduate Center Ph.D. students with primary research interests in any aspect of the African Diaspora.

Application Procedure

Faculty reference letter (from the Program EO or dissertation advisor) describing the research and the student’s progress should be submitted at www.gc.cuny.edu/iradacapp

Applicants must submit a project description. A writing sample (e.g., chapter from the dissertation) and a CV are also required.  Applicants should submit their materials to the following link: www.gc.cuny.edu/iradacapp

 

All materials are due 4pm, Friday, May 10th, 2019.

For additional information please contact:

Zee Dempster, Assistant Director
IRADAC – Institute for Research on the African Diaspora
in the Americas and the Caribbean
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
Room 7114
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10016
iradac@gc.cuny.edu

Printable information here 2019_2020 Call for IRADAC-Schomburg Digitization Fellowships

May 9 | Film Screening of Pioneers: First Woman Filmmakers

The Cinema Studies Group is proud to present “Pioneers: First Woman Filmmakers,” a screening of short films by directors like Grace Cunard, Dorothy Davenport Reid, Alice Guy-Blaché, Zora Neale Hurston Ruth Ann Baldwin

Featuring: special guest speaker, Kate Saccone, project manager of the Women Film Pioneers Project

In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy, filmmakers such as Lois Weber and Dorothy Davenport Reid tackled explosive issues such as birth control, abortion, and prostitution. This crucial chapter of film history comes alive through the presentation of a wide assortment of films, carefully curated, meticulously restored in 2K and 4K from archival sources, and presented with new musical scores.—Editorial Review

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfonigTczQ0 [youtube.com]
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RSVP Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmx-FpIrw4vFWbqYIKwM6vbbkMuBzQ9Wqbdp7qKrVjG304YQ/viewform

Find us on OpenCUNY: https://opencuny.org/csg/

See the flyer attached for more information!

Details:

5:30pm, May 9, 2019
Room C-197, Concourse Level
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 5th Avenue

Cinema Studies Group, a DSC chartered organization at The Graduate Center

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Write Now: A Writing Meetup

Launch your end-of semester writing with our open writing sessions over Spring Break – information below.

 We hope to see you there!

 The Staff
The Writing Center
The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Date/Time
Date(s) – Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Thursday, April 25, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location
CUNY Graduate Center, room 3317

Writing over spring break? Working on your dissertation, class assignments, job materials, conference presentations, or other writing?

Launch your end-of-semester writing with our Write Now writing sessions!

Come write alongside other GC students—we provide the space, coffee, and snacks; you bring your work. We’ll be offering Write Now sessions on three days, five hours per day: Tuesday, April 23, through Thursday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day. Pop in and out as you desire! A Graduate Writing Consultant will be on call for any questions you have about your work. Optional writing strategies, goal-setting, and group check-ins will be available for those interested.

If you plan to drop in at any point, please RSVP here.

Turkish-English bilinguals needed for language study

Michael Stern, an MA student in the Linguistics Program, is looking for Turkish-English bilingual adults to participate in a number of experiments for his thesis project. Eligible participants should have been born and raised in Turkey and arrived to the US at age 17 or later. The experiments involve listening to speech sounds, selecting responses on a Microsoft tablet, and speaking simple words into a microphone in both Turkish and English. The experiments can be completed in one session in under 2 hours, and participants will be compensated for their time.

Please contact Michael at mstern@gradcenter.cuny.edu if you or anyone you know might be eligible and interested.

April 16 | Transferable Skills Workshop

Transfer Your Skills! A Workshop with Ann Kirschner

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Graduate Center, room 9206

 

About the Workshop

Through your graduate career, you have honed knowledge and skills that employers want. Come to this seminar to identify those assets and to name them with the language of industry, government, and nonprofits. CUNY University Professor Ann Kirschner will help you inventory your “transferable skills” and leverage them towards employment in a range of sectors.

Come join us for a lively, useful workshop.

 

About Ann Kirschner

A veteran of four start-ups, Ann Kirschner is the founding director of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship (WiTNY)initiative with Cornell Tech and a faculty fellow at the Futures Initiative at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Kirschner was the first digital strategist for the National Football League, where she launched NFL.com and SuperBowl.com. Transferring her skills has allowed this former Dean of Macaulay Honors College to translate her PhD in the Humanities to a career in technology and online learning.

 

Please RSVP

Please fill out our event registration form to let us know you’re coming.

Ethical Ed Tech Edit-a-Thon and Upcoming UX workshops

Inaugural Edit-a-Thon for Ethical EdTech
Tuesday, April 2, 2-5pm, room 3317

Calling educators, students, technologists, designers, polemicists, and curious others! Join us for our first edit-a-thon event to help build Ethical EdTech into a tool that can powerfully counter the corporate-surveillance marketers. Help others find useful, ethical, educational tools relevant to their needs. Organized by former GC student Erin Glass.

Co-Sponsored by the MA Program in Digital Humanities, GC Digital Initiatives, The Teaching and Learning Center, and the Futures Initiative

For more information: https://ethicaledtech.info/wiki/Meta:Inaugural_Edit-a-Thon

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