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TLC Pre-Semester Course Prep Workshops

Spring 2018 Pre-Semester Course-Prep Workshops

The Teaching and Learning Center will be holding drop-in workshops for Graduate Center students preparing Spring 2018 courses.

January 23: 3-6pm, Room 9204
January 24: 10am-2pm, Room 9204

No RSVP is required– come by whenever you can to talk through any matters related to your spring teaching.

If you cannot make these dates or times and would like to arrange a consultation with a member of the TLC staff, please send an email to tlc@gc.cuny.edu.

Fitness Class Registration Opens January 23rd at 10:00AM

The Graduate Center offers fitness classes facilitated by the Doctoral Students’ Council and the Student Affairs Office.

Registration for the first half of the spring 2018 semester opens on Tuesday, January 23rd at 10:00AM in room 7301. Students, Faculty , Staff and Community Members must register in person at the Student Affairs Office, room 7301. Payment is required at time of registration and a $10 registration fee is applicable each semester for Faculty, Staff and Community Members.

Registration and full payment are required before the first class for all classes, see schedule below. Registration is first come, first served.

Payment may be made by cash, money order or check made payable to the Graduate Center, CUNY. We cannot accept credit cards.

Fitness equipment is provided.

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Due Feb 2 | Applications for Theater Works! Performance/Playwriting Workshop on Caregiving at CUNY

Call for Participants: Theater Works! Performance/Playwriting Workshop
on Caregiving at CUNY

Application Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:59pm.

The Center for the Humanities and Labor of Care Archive at the Graduate Center, CUNY in collaboration with the Working Theater and PSC-CUNY, is pleased to announce a free 12-week playwriting and performance workshop, TheaterWorks! on Caregiving at CUNY.

Eligibility: The workshop is open to CUNY faculty and staff who are PSC-CUNY or DC37 members involved with the care of an elderly, ill, or disabled family member and who are looking to write about the care relationship, the labor involved, and/or its impact on their life and work.

About TheaterWorks!: TheaterWorks! workshops teach performance and writing skills to working people. Participants write and perform their own short plays based on their work and caregiving experiences, and perform them before an invited audience. The workshop will begin with theater exercises aimed at uncovering the dramatic potential of everyday stories. As the workshop progresses we will experience the power of performance to change our lives. In a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, TheaterWorks! participants will write their own short plays. The workshop will end with a performance of participants’ work in which you will perform your work alongside professional actors and with the guidance of professional directors. All levels of writers are welcome.  Continue reading Due Feb 2 | Applications for Theater Works! Performance/Playwriting Workshop on Caregiving at CUNY

Jan 22 | Fellowship Opportunity: Autoethnographies of CUNY for doctoral students at GC

Performance by members of College and Community Fellowship’s Theater for Social Change at their 2015 gala. Image courtesy of College and Community Fellowship.

WHAT:  

In Spring 2018 and Fall 2019, Autoethnographies of CUNY will collaborate with College and Community Fellowship’s Theater for Social Change to develop an original theater piece about the role that public education has played in lives of members of the ensemble before and after incarceration.

WHO:   

Autoethnographies of CUNY  is an interdisciplinary research team led by Professors Grace Cho and Rose M. Kim, as part of the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. The project generates narratives of current and past CUNY students to highlight the richness and diversity of the nation’s first public university.

College and Community Fellowship’s Theater for Social Change is a performance ensemble of formerly incarcerated women that uses theater to raise awareness about the importance of increased access to education and the broader issue of criminal justice reform.  Continue reading Jan 22 | Fellowship Opportunity: Autoethnographies of CUNY for doctoral students at GC

Due Jan 21 | CfP – Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

The 2018 French PhD Program’s Annual Conference at the Graduate Center, City University of New York
March 23, 2018

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Call for papers:

Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

         As seen in Charleston, South Carolina and more recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, monuments that celebrate slave-owning heritage such as confederate flags and memorials honoring anti-abolitionists have become contentious subjects, leading to outrage and violence. For some, these controversial symbols represent racial oppression; for others, their heritage, turning historic landscapes into a stage for the ongoing conversation about race and inequality in America.  Unlike France, the United States has yet to officially acknowledge slavery as a crime against humanity or to erect slave memorials that pay homage to the victims.   Continue reading Due Jan 21 | CfP – Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

Due Feb 5 | Graduate Center CUNY and Center for Court Innovation Summer Fellowship

The Graduate Center, CUNY invites applications for Summer Fellows who will be based at the Center for Court Innovation’s New York City offices. These $4000 fellowships will be offered by the Graduate Center to up to two (2) Ph.D. students from any program with primary research interests in the work of the Center for Court Innovation. The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to collaborate with researchers at Center for Court Innovation on the specific projects described below.

Founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center for Court Innovation creates operating programs to test new ideas and solve problems, performs original research to determine what works (and what doesn’t), and provides expert assistance to justice reformers around the world. For more information, visit the Center for Court Innovation’s website:  www.courtinnovation.org. Continue reading Due Feb 5 | Graduate Center CUNY and Center for Court Innovation Summer Fellowship

Jan 22 | Writing Support Session

Write Now: open session for getting your writing done

Monday,  01/22/2018, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Writing over break?

Working on your dissertation, class assignments, job materials, conference presentations, or anything else?

Bring your work and write alongside other GC students.  Drop by any time during our 4-hour window.

A Graduate Writing Consultant will be available for one-on-one help.

Coffee & snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP here.

Due Mar. 7 | Applications for 2018-2019 Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship | Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in History Education

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum is riding an exciting wave of success and is in the midst of a revitalization of its mission and operations, which centers on the recent renovation and expansion of its historic building, the advancement of the stewardship of its collections, and new and ambitious exhibitions, publications, and public and school programs.

The Museum of the City of New York seeks applications from scholars-in-training who wish to gain valuable hands-on experience in public history and teaching, to fill three Predoctoral Fellowships funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellows in History Education will enhance and expand educational activities now underway at the Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center while receiving training in the fields of public history and museum education. The Schwarz Center welcomes over 46,000 students, teachers, and families each year. Continue reading Due Mar. 7 | Applications for 2018-2019 Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship | Museum of the City of New York

Jan 24 | NYS Excelsior Service Fellowship Program Info Session

Wednesday, 01/24/2018
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Graduate Center, Room C197

We welcome Kara Pangburn, Director of Recruitment and Appointments, and Kendall Sale, Appointments Counsel, both from the Center for Recruitment and Public Service, Governor’s Appointments Office, to discuss the New York State Excelsior Service Fellowship Program.

Please register to attend here.

About the Fellowship:

The New York State Excelsior Service Fellowship Program is a funded two-year fellowship offering talented recent graduates of graduate and advanced degree programs hands-on training and experience in New York State government. Excelsior Fellows work full time at host executive-branch agencies, advancing the operational aspects of large policy initiatives. Fellow placements include the Executive Chamber, Empire State Development Corporation, Justice Center, Department of Environmental Conservation, the Port Authority of NY/NJ, and the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Continue reading Jan 24 | NYS Excelsior Service Fellowship Program Info Session