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Deadline Jan 14 | Call for CUNY students & alumni: The Moth Storytelling Workshop & StorySLAM on Caregiving at CUNY

Call for Participants: The Moth Storytelling Workshop on Caregiving at CUNY

Application Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:59 PM.

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY in collaboration with The Moth College Program, is pleased to announce a storytelling workshop for CUNY students or alumni who are family or paid caregivers for the elderly, ill, or disabled and who are looking to tell their stories of juggling work, family, school, and caregiving obligations. This workshop is organized by Kathlene McDonald as part of “The Labor of Care Archive: Caregiver Narratives from CUNY and its Communities” Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

During this one-day workshop, participants will learn principles of Moth storytelling, brainstorm stories of their own, and share those stories with one another. They will learn the secrets of great storytelling, find the story they want to tell, and connect with peers. At the end of the workshop, participants will celebrate with a StorySLAM—a chance to share the stories they have been working on with peers, friends, and The Moth fans.

Workshop Details: February 9th, 2019, 10:00 AM—3:30PM, with StorySLAM from 4:00—5:30PM

Location: The City College Center for Worker Education, CUNY: 25 Broadway, 7th floor

Workshop cap: 15 participants

Eligibility: CUNY students or alumni who are family or paid caregivers for the elderly, ill, or disabled and who are looking to write about the care relationship, the labor involved, and/or its impact on their life, school, work, and other care responsibilities.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019.

How to Apply: please click here to fill out this google application form

For further questions, please contact Kathlene McDonald: kmcdonald@ccny.cuny.edu

About The Labor of Care Archive: Caregiver Narratives from CUNY and its Communities: This project works closely with labor and arts-based community partners to create, showcase, and archive personal narratives by and about family caregivers who tend the elderly, ill, and disabled while working and/or going to school at CUNY, as well as oral history narratives from home health workers in the New York City area, many of who are CUNY students themselves and who often work in partnership with family caregivers.

About the Moth College Program: The Moth College Program brings workshops and StorySLAMs to campuses across the country. Workshops build a sense of community across diverse social groups and subject disciplines and create a new way for students to consider themselves and the world around them. Our goal is to help students strengthen the skills necessary to succeed in college, develop reflection and perspective on their life, build bonds of community in the often isolating college years, and forge a path toward a lifelong involvement in and appreciation of storytelling.

About the Center for the Humanities The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY encourages collaborative and creative work in the humanities at CUNY and across the city through seminars, publications, and public events. Free and open to the public, our programs aim to inspire sustained, engaged conversation and to forge an open and diverse intellectual community.

For further questions, please contact Kathlene McDonald at kmcdonald@ccny.cuny.edu

May 15 | Memorial Conference in Honor of Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018)

Sponsors:
The Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, Baruch College
The American Society of Geolinguistics

Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Conference begins with breakfast (coffee and pastries) and
concludes with a wine and cheese reception immediately following
the conference. Lunch will be held at a restaurant near the Baruch
College campus.

Location:
Baruch College (City University of New York)
Vertical Campus, Room VC610

Bernardo Bertolucci
(1941-2018)

Topics:
We welcome abstracts treating any aspect of Bernardo Bertolucci’s
life and oeuvre

Apply by Feb 8 | 2019-2020 Fellowship Opportunity with the Futures Initiative

The Futures Initiative is seeking a Graduate Center doctoral student in any field for a 2019-2020 fellowship.

Applications are due February 8, 2019.

This is a one-year position, renewable for up to three years. We are seeking one new fellow in 2019-2020 for the following role: Web Designer and Digital Strategist. We aim to build a team that is diverse in every way. Doctoral students who have backgrounds underrepresented in the academy are especially encouraged to apply.

Graduate Fellows are at the heart of the Futures Initiative, and the work we do is designed to support our mission and the professional goals of every Fellow. Our past fellows have gone on to do meaningful, inspiring work, both in the academy and beyond. In the same way that we advocate peer-to-peer communities online, peer mentorship, and student-centered learning in the classroom, so are we organized around the ideal of peer administration and peer leadership as the basis of agency and activism in the development of future leaders of a more equitable society and system of higher education. Continue reading Apply by Feb 8 | 2019-2020 Fellowship Opportunity with the Futures Initiative

Spring 2019 Dissertation Support Group

DISSERTATION SUPPORT GROUP

Start date:  Spring 2019

Thursday mornings

Location: Room 6422

Facilitated by Dr. Michelle Chu and Dara Salem

This is a support group for doctoral students working on their dissertation at the Graduate Center.  Students at all stages in the dissertation process are welcome.  You are not alone!  This is a space for you to work on your dissertation with others students and to learn practical strategies in navigating the process.

If you are interested for more information about the Dissertation Support Group, please stop by the Wellness Center in Room 6422 to sign up or email us at wellness@gc.cuny.edu to obtain and complete a request for service form (also attached for your convenience). Registration is required. You must be a currently registered GC student to join.

SCS Request for Services form current

Deadline Feb 5 | APPLY NOW: 2019 Lost & Found Grants and Fellowships

2019 LOST & FOUND GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Application Deadline: Monday, February 5th, 2019

Eligibility: Doctoral Students at the Graduate Center, CUNY

Lost & Found is a publishing project centered on student archival research in 20th century cultural materials, with a focus on poetry and poetics. Poised at the intersection of scholarly investigation, innovative publishing, and cultural preservation, each Lost & Found chapbook emphasizes the importance of collaborative and archival research. The work of Lost & Found is multi-valent and involves: archival research at all stages of its development, digital practices, public events, oral history, mentorship, transcription, and editorial support. Continue reading Deadline Feb 5 | APPLY NOW: 2019 Lost & Found Grants and Fellowships

Multicultural Students Support Group

Multicultural Students Support Group
Start Date: Spring 2019
Day: Fridays
Time: 12:45pm to 1:45pm

This group offers support to international students and students from various multicultural backgrounds (i.e., racial, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, and etc.).

Are you experiencing loneliness? Or feeling like you don’t fit into the culture of graduate school? Perhaps your family of origins’ expectations conflict with your life choices? Are you grappling with your multicultural identity? Do you worry about navigating logistical and legal matters in the US? Or concerned about your ability to communicate because English is not your first language? Are you having difficulties adjusting to life in a different country?

If you are interested in learning more about the Multicultural Students Support Group, please stop by the Wellness Center in Room 6422 to sign up or email us at wellness@gc.cuny.edu to obtain and complete a request for service form (also attached for your convenience). Registration is required. You must be a currently registered GC student to join.

SCS Request for Services form current

Jan 22 | Teach@CUNY Mid-Winter Institute

The Teaching and Learning Center invites Graduate Center students who are currently teaching as Graduate Teaching Fellows or adjuncts to the Teach@CUNY Mid-Winter Institute, which is scheduled for January 22, from 1-5pm in Room 3317.

This event will be structured as an “unconference,” driven by the needs and interests of those who attend. It will be staffed by TLC Graduate and Post-doctoral Fellows, who will facilitate conversations around topics selected by attendees. There will be spaces to discuss re-configuring course units and assignments for the Spring semester, developing experiential learning projects, integrating educational technology, using a range of writing assignments in courses, effectively facilitating class discussion, wellness in and around the classroom, as well as conversations about disciplinary questions. Attendees will also have opportunities to learn about Spring programming and funding opportunities at the TLC.

Join us in Room 3317 at 1pm for introductions, and we’ll then break out into smaller working groups for the remainder of the afternoon. First-year GTFs who attended the 2018 Teach@CUNY Summer Institute are especially encouraged to attend.

Please let us know if you’re coming by filling out this RSVP form.