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Creating Accessible Digital Course Content Webinar

Creating Accessible Digital Course Content Webinar

 July 30th, 11:00am to 12:00pm

August 13th (repeat session), 2:00pm to 3:00pm 

Register for the webinar on July 30th

Register for the repeat webinar on August 13th

CUNY Assistive Technology Services and the Media Accessibility Project invite you to join our live webinar to learn how to create accessible digital course content. This webinar is perfect for faculty in preparing course materials for the new semester and for those who want to increase their awareness on the importance of accessible content. We will be going over what makes a document accessible as well as steps on how to turn Microsoft Word and PDF documents into accessible content for students with all types of abilities and disabilities.

July 30th webinar link [zoom.us]

August 13th webinar link [zoom.us]

Fall 2019 Professional Development Seminars

Students may register online for these courses, they are listed in the course schedule under “Professional Development”.  Course numbers are listed below. 

The courses are 0 credits and do not appear on student transcripts; they are free of charge and open to all matriculated Graduate Center students.

 PDEV 79400  Advanced Spoken English: Teaching and Presentation Skills

GC:  Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rm. 5382, 0 credits, Prof. O’Shields [57280]

This course is designed to help students improve their spoken English in a variety of academic and casual settings through guided instruction of American-style conversation and direct instruction of spoken English fluency and pronunciation skills.  Additionally, students will be instructed in the standard methods and style of teaching and presenting for the American university classroom.  Students will also be discussing and learning about American culture via themes and topics that are relevant to the students’ interests. Continue reading Fall 2019 Professional Development Seminars

May 23 | Workshop: Preparing for your Faculty Job Search

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Graduate Center, room 9204

Are you planning to go on the job market this fall? It’s never too soon to start preparing for your 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 position openings;
  • What you might expect from the interview process;
  • How you can best position yourself for opportunities.

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

May 16 | Workshop: Communicating Your Research

Communicating Your Research: A Talk by Kyle Marian

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Center, Room 9204

How is laughter a symptom of connection, and how can academics use it strategically for impactful communication? When communicating your research, there are plenty of methods and media that allow you to connect your message to your target audience (whether they are the general public, policymakers, patients, or stakeholders). Each form has its strengths and its weaknesses and in this introductory talk, science communicator Kyle Marian will share why the art of comedy is a powerful tool for connecting with diverse target audiences, and the lessons academics and researchers can take from a comedian’s work to apply to what they do.

Sponsored by the CUNY Central Office Career Success – Workforce Development Initiative

Please RSVP

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

About Our Speaker

Kyle Marian is a science communicator & former physical anthropologist, now focusing her work on multimedia and performance science communication/public outreach. She has performed in and produced public lectures, general science podcasting, science blogging, talk radio, and provided workshops training speakers for public events such as TEDx and comedy storytelling. She produces a monthly stand-up show called The Symposium: Academic Stand-Up featuring academics & researchers she’s trained to translate their obscure research & work life into comedy for wider audiences. She is also the social media manager for Guerilla Science, an international organization bringing science to new audiences in unexpected ways. She has a passion for using comedy in science communication and has recently been training with the Upright Citizens’ Brigade to hone her improv and writing skills. Internationally, she’s performed academic stand-up comedy through the UK’s Bright Club community, even taking the BBC stage during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015.

 

May 23 | Improve Your Research Communication Skills: A Workshop with Kyle Marian

Improve Your Research Communication Skills: A Workshop with Kyle Marian

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Center, room 9207

In this hands-on workshop, science communicator and comedian Kyle Marian will walk you through the process of creating academic-inspired comedy about your research and work life. In the process, you’ll learn the tools you need to become a stronger, strategic communicator no matter who your audience is. This workshop is ideal for folks who suffer from stage fright, are self-professed introverts, or just want to stretch their communication muscles in a new way. Even if you think you’re not funny, you’ll walk away with a new tool to engage different audiences with your work. During this workshop, we’ll break down the concept and equation of comedic communication, work on interpreting your research into stand-up, perform exercises to translate the same research ideas to different audiences, and get personalized feedback you can directly apply to your field engagement. Participants should bring a writing utensil and a notebook or paper.

Sponsored by the CUNY Central Office Career Success – Workforce Development Initiative

Please RSVP

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

About Our Speaker

Kyle Marian is a science communicator & former physical anthropologist, now focusing her work on multimedia and performance science communication/public outreach. She has performed in and produced public lectures, general science podcasting, science blogging, talk radio, and provided workshops training speakers for public events such as TEDx and comedy storytelling. She produces a monthly stand-up show called The Symposium: Academic Stand-Up featuring academics & researchers she’s trained to translate their obscure research & work life into comedy for wider audiences. She is also the social media manager for Guerilla Science, an international organization bringing science to new audiences in unexpected ways. She has a passion for using comedy in science communication and has recently been training with the Upright Citizens’ Brigade to hone her improv and writing skills. Internationally, she’s performed academic stand-up comedy through the UK’s Bright Club community, even taking the BBC stage during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015.

 

May 16 | The Aesthetics of Toxicity, Vieques: Presentation and discussion on Sound, Media, and Violence in the Caribbean

 (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

(Moderated by Maria Edurne Zuazu)

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:30pm
The James Gallery, The Graduate Center, CUNY

ABSTRACT:

The artists Allora and Calzadilla have spent over a decade in creative response to the destruction and attempted reconstruction of the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, which was subject to bombing and weapons testing by the US Navy between 1941 and 2003. Their work includes a series of video/soundscape engagements with memory, violence and marginalization. But as they suggest, the videos are also characterized by ambivalence and oscillation, “suspended somewhere between disaster and progress, oblivion and memory, grief and hope.” This presentation explores the media and aesthetics of toxicity, following Allora and Calzadilla to seek the tones and registers through which we can comprehend Vieques’ past and present.

BIO:

Alejandra Bronfman is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies at the University of Albany-SUNY. Her third book, Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean (University of North Carolina Press, 2016), records unwritten histories of broadcasting and sonic technologies in early twentieth century Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti. Her research interests include histories of sound, environment and toxicity, and the material nature of communications networks in the Caribbean.

https://alejandrabronfman.wordpress.com/

Sponsored by the Film Studies Program, the Music Program, the Cinema Studies Group, and The James Gallery

May 14 | 2019 GC Digital Showcase

GC Digital Showcase

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 6:30-8:30 pm

Martin E. Segal Theatre, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

Are you using digital technologies in your research? Are you interested in learning about digital initiatives at the Graduate Center? The GC Digital Initiatives End-of-Year Showcase highlights student research, teaching, and digital projects across the #DigitalGC community. Student presentations this year will feature semester-long projects produced by the M.A. in Digital Humanities Digital Praxis Seminar class, as well as independent projects by doctoral students and a new collaborative project using public datasets. The Digital Praxis Seminar is a two-course sequence that introduces students to the landscape of digital humanities tools and methods through readings, discussion, lectures, and hands-on workshops.

Join us to hear about ongoing GC student work, including the Data for Public Good Project, and the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants. ​The event will also panel of students representing the New Media Lab, the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, and the M.A. in Digital Humanities program. The panel will discuss the challenges and rewards of working with digital methods. The Showcase is open to all, and is an excellent way to learn about a wide range of opportunities, resources, and research projects at The Graduate Center.

Please join us for a reception to follow in room 5307.

 

Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.
Director, M.A. Program in Digital Humanities & M.S. Program in Data Analysis and Visualization /
Associate Professor of English & Digital Humanities /
Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, CUNY Graduate CenterPresident, Association for Computers and the Humanitieshttp://cuny.is/mkgold [cuny.is] | @mkgold

Lisa Marie Rhody, PhD
Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives | cuny.is/gcdi
Director, Digital Fellowship Programs
Director, Digital Humanities Research Institutes | dhinstitutes.org
The Graduate Center, CUNY
lisarhody.com | @lmrhody