Category Archives: Events

Oct 20 | Dependency and Instruction, Expanded Cinema: Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur, and Constantina Zavitsanos

Friday, October 20 at 6:30pm, Martin E. Segal Theatre

Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur, and Constantina Zavitsanos will experiment with a mix of live interactions and recorded materials—including video, instructional scores, and documentation of art works—while discussing how their work responds to apparatuses of capture. These apparatuses include cameras, healthcare, Western biomedicine, credit, and accounting.

Expanding the definition of expanded cinema, this presentation will consider forms of work that encourage their audience to perceive what surrounds and supports a work’s frame but is generally held outside it. This includes everything from recording devices themselves to the audience, labor, and material conditions that make framing possible. Fundamental to the question of being framed is asking why the frame’s supports are valued as surplus.

Posing a different logic, this event responds to the use of instruction in each artists’ work, as they engage audiences in a relationship of dependency, invalue, and indefinite duration.

Co-sponsored by the Film Studies Certificate Program and the Mediating the Archive Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

 

Nov 2 | Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:30pm-9:00pm, room 9204
Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema

Featured speaker: Elena Gorfinkel

The Film Studies Certificate Program is delighted to welcome Dr. Elena Gorfinkel (King’s College, London), who will present from her new book, Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s (Minnesota 2017). Continue reading Nov 2 | Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema

Oct 26 | How to Launch a Startup

How to Launch a Startup

Thursday, 10/26/2017
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Graduate Center, Room C203

Ever thought of a better way of doing things? Ever had an idea that could make a splash? Ever wanted to start your own company? Entrepreneurship skills are useful not just for embarking on your own business venture. They’re increasingly useful across all kinds of workplaces, from academia to the tech industry.

CUNY Startups helps CUNY students learn entrepreneurship skills by building their own business projects using design thinkinglean startup, and agile development methods. At this event, CUNY Startups Executive Director Olga Bartnicki introduces GC students to what it takes to create your own business.

Olga is a seasoned entrepreneur and Harvard MBA who has launched and sold several startups. She now gives back to the NYC and CUNY community by running accelerator programs, workshops, and hackathons for an interdisciplinary group of graduate and undergraduate students from across CUNY campuses. From developing an idea and drafting a plan to acquiring key mindsets and skills, Olga will discuss the what, why, and how of launching a startup.

The event will be followed by an open Q&A with refreshments (coffee, cookies, etc.).

Please register to attend here.

Oct 18 | Inauguration: Homage to Nino Oxilia, On the Occasion of the Centenary of His Death in WWI

Queens College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York are happy to invite you to the first edition of the Italian film festival IC-CUNY Inauguration/October 18th on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of film director Nino Oxilia’s death in WWI Screening of Oxilia’s restored masterpiece Rapsodia Satanica, starring Lyda Borelli with musical score by Pietro Mascagni

Introduction by Guy Borlée, coordinator of the Cinema Ritrovato organized by the Cineteca di Bologna

The event is free and will start at 6:00 in LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College

Oct 26 | How to Launch a Startup

How to Launch a Startup

Thursday, 10/26/2017
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Graduate Center, Room C203

Ever thought of a better way of doing things? Ever had an idea that could make a splash? Ever wanted to start your own company? Entrepreneurship skills are useful not just for embarking on your own business venture. They’re increasingly useful across all kinds of workplaces, from academia to the tech industry.

CUNY Startups helps CUNY students learn entrepreneurship skills by building their own business projects using design thinkinglean startup, and agile development methods. At this event, CUNY Startups Executive Director Olga Bartnicki introduces GC students to what it takes to create your own business.

Olga is a seasoned entrepreneur and Harvard MBA who has launched and sold several startups. She now gives back to the NYC and CUNY community by running accelerator programs, workshops, and hackathons for an interdisciplinary group of graduate and undergraduate students from across CUNY campuses. From developing an idea and drafting a plan to acquiring key mindsets and skills, Olga will discuss the what, why, and how of launching a startup.

The event will be followed by an open Q&A with refreshments (coffee, cookies, etc.).

Please register to attend here.

Oct 24 | Behind the Scenes with a Faculty Search Committee

Tuesday, 10/24/2017
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Graduate Center, room C205

On the academic job market? Then don’t miss this panel. Faculty members from a range of fields will speak about their experiences as search committee members, both within the CUNY system and at other institutions. They’ll discuss how they read your application materials, what they look for in candidates, and what they expect from candidates in the interview process.
Faculty panelists will be:

  • Patricia M. Cooper, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Queens College, CUNY
  • Gregory T. Donovan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Media Studies and Co-Chair, Digital Humanities Working Group, Fordham University
  • Jane Sugarman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Music, Graduate Center, CUNY Graduate Center

Please register to attend here.

Oct 12 | The Public Humanities Fellowship Showcase

Thursday, October 12th, 4:00-6:00 pm
The Public Humanities Fellowship Showcase
The Skylight Room (9100)

Join Humanities New York and its nine university partners in showcasing the innovative accomplishments of past recipients of the Public Humanities Fellowship. The Fellowship offers graduate students across New York State support and training to work with their communities on a project for public audiences, building the next generation of public-facing humanities scholars.

Six former Fellows will discuss the projects they’ve created under the program, such as a walking tour of historic Byrdcliffe, philosophy classes for the incarcerated, a website teaching and preserving the Seneca language, and taking the first steps towards establishing a museum in Kingston, NY. The Showcase will provide a view into current developments in the public humanities and demonstrate the vital role the humanities play in our communities, today and in the future. Click here to RSVP to this event.

Max Hayward, former Fellow at Columbia University
Cara Shousterman, former Fellow at NYU
Thomas Guiler, former Fellow at Syracuse University
Tonya Lewis, former Fellow at the University at Buffalo
Sarah Litvin, former Fellow at the GC, CUNY
Francisco Delgado, former Fellow at Stony Brook

Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and Humanities New York.

Oct 17 | Women’s and Gender Studies MA Program Co-Sponsored Event: Zines as Creative Resistance

The Women’s and Gender Studies MA Program presents:

Zines as Creative Resistance: Panel Discussion  

This event will take place on Tuesday, October 17, from 6:30-8:30pm in the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.

The event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Graduate Center Library in partnership with the Women’s and Gender Studies MA Program.

There is an additional event in this series taking place on November 9th, 6:30-8:30PM in Room C196.05 in the Graduate Center Library:

Zines! A DIY Scholarly Experience

Oct 12 | Art, Populism, and the Alterinstitutional Turn

6:30 pm, The James Gallery
Marco Baravalle

What meanings of populism can be carried by a work of art? The book Writers and the People, published in 1965 by the Italian thinker Alberto Asor Rosa (who was then part of the group of heretical Marxists called “Operaisti”), criticized the official Left Italian writers including Pasolini. The populistic approach of these official writers were dictated by the Communist Party following Gramscian rule. Rosa asserted that this cultural device closed down the revolutionary potential of the working class.

Join Marco Baravalle of the experimental art and activities space S.a.L.E. Docks in Venice for an analysis of Rosa’s book and notions of populism in relation to a selection of artworks from the past twenty years. Can we define a populist approach in visual art beyond propaganda? Baravalle proposes the concept of the alterinstitutional as a place to begin

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