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Write Now: A Writing Meetup

Write Now
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – Friday, June 1, 2018
11:00 am.. – 3:00 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center, room 3317

A Writing Meetup
Writing over summer break? Working on your dissertation, class assignments, job materials, conference presentations, or other writing?
Launch your summer writing with our Write Now writing sessions!

Come write alongside other GC students—we provide the space and coffee; you bring your work. We’ll be offering Write Now sessions on four days, four hours per day: Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 1, from 11:00 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.

This event is co-sponsored by the Futures Initiative.

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

Deadline June 19 | USS Scholarships (Ernesto Malave Merit & Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarships)

The University Student Senate (USS) is pleased to announce their Ernesto Malave Merit, Graduate Peer Mentoring, and Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarships competition.

One Ernesto Malave Merit Scholarship of $1500.00 will be awarded to a Graduate Center student in good academic standing with a 3.5 GPA and above demonstrating outstanding academic and leadership performance under extraordinary circumstances.

The Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Awards are for Graduate Center students with a disability and / or international students that have at least a 2.5 GPA.  One Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Award of $1000.00 shall be awarded to a student with a disability and one to an international student.  These scholarships recognizes international students and students with disabilities who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiastic leadership and service under extraordinary circumstances. Continue reading Deadline June 19 | USS Scholarships (Ernesto Malave Merit & Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarships)

May 24 | Preparing for Your Faculty Job Search

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, room 9207

About the Event

It’s never too soon to start preparing for the academic job search. In this workshop session, we will discuss how to use the summer to best prepare yourself for the academic job market. We’ll talk about:

  • Setting a time table for your search;
  • Job documents such as CVs, cover letters, and writing samples;
  • Where to find information about positions openings;
  • What you might expect from the interview process;
  • How you can best position yourself for opportunities.

 Please RSVP

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

Due June 15 | Applications for Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

The 2018 call for the Fulbright-Hays/DDRA grant was just announced in the federal register.

The Graduate Center’s internal deadline will be Friday, June 15, by 4:00 p.m. in order to allow for proper review of applications prior to the U.S. Department of Education’s transmittal deadline of July 2. No extensions to this deadline will be possible.

Students who plan to apply should contact the Rachel Sponzo in the Provost’s Office ( as soon as possible for additional information.

Thank you. Continue reading Due June 15 | Applications for Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

May 24 | TLC Grading Social

12-4pm, room 3318

Dear GC Community,

It’s the time of the semester where students’ final work is piling up and we’re rushing to finish our own projects too. For Graduate Center student instructors, grading student work at the end of the term can be overwhelming, lonely, and—even in successful courses—frustrating. Come get a head start before grades are due.

The Teaching and Learning Center is here to offer support. Join us on Thursday, May 24th from 12-4pm in room 3317 for our “Grading Social.” We will provide food, drinks, and camaraderie as instructors work through stacks of papers, blue books, blog posts, etc. Need a second or third eye on a assignment? We can provide those too.

Check out this past post “Grading Tips from the TLC” on Visible Pedagogy and watch @GCTLC #amgrading on Twitter for more grading tips (and share your own!) starting Monday, May 21.

If you’re planning to stop by, even for a little bit, please RSVP here by Monday May 21 so that we know how much food to order.


Your colleagues at the TLC

Summer Internship (Funded): Evidence to Action, International Rescue Committee

Job Description

Job Title: Evidence to Action InternBand/Level/Grade: InternDepartment: Research, Evaluation, and Learning UnitLocation: New York, NYOvertime Eligible (per local law): N/A

Background/IRC Summary:  The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education and power. Given the disparity faced by women and girls, we specifically seek to narrow inequalities in the outcomes we seek, and to ensure that women and girls achieve equally to men and boys. Continue reading Summer Internship (Funded): Evidence to Action, International Rescue Committee

May 11 | O, Earth! by Casey Llewellyn: A Staged Reading

Please join the Center for the Humanities on Friday, May 11th for “O, Earth! by Casey Llewellyn: A Staged Reading” at 7:00 pm in the Martin E. Segal Theatre at the Graduate Center, CUNY. This staged reading of O, Earth!, a play written by Casey Llewellyn is led by Baruch College students Zeynep Akca, Roberta Cooper, Reuven Glezer, Ruth Ostrow, and Dana Spataru, and in collaboration with Baruch’s GLASS (Gender, Love, & Sexuality Studies) student organization, and is mentored by Janet Werther and facilitated by Debra Caplan. O, Earth! transposes Thornton Wilder’s Our Town to a contemporary LGBTQ+ context, asking who lives (and dies) in “our” towns, and what queer legacies we hope to leave on this earth. Click here to join or share on Facebook.

May 16 | The Digital GC: End-of-Year Showcase

4:15 – 6:30 pm in the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

Are you using digital technologies in your research? Are you interested in learning about digital initiatives at the Graduate Center? The Digital GC: End of Year Showcase is an annual celebration of students’ digital scholarship and pedagogy at the Graduate Center. Come learn about learn about the Praxis seminar class’s final projects and the Provost Digital Innovation Grants, as well. It’s an excellent time to make connections with other students at the GC working on digital projects and methods and who are experimenting with new technologies to help query, interpret, and publish their research. Curious about the projects students are working on to complete their Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate? Want to know more about what kinds of projects students undertake in the New Media Lab? All of these will be represented at the Showcase, offering you a one-stop overview of much of the work being done across the Graduate Center.

The GC Digital Showcase is open to the public, and we are excited to announce that it will also be livestreamed to view online.

More information HERE