Category Archives: Events

Dec 7 | Reimagining the Humanities for the Good of the Public Seminar and Information Session

Reimagining the Humanities for the Good of the Public
Thursdays, 2-4 pm in Spring 2019
Professor Bianca Williams

As part of The Graduate Center’s new Mellon Initiative “Transforming Doctoral Education for the Public Good,” this seminar will offer students the opportunity to both reimagine the process of doctoral study, and identify how they want their training in the humanities (and humanities-adjacent disciplines) to serve the good of the public. Professor Williams, and PublicsLab Director Stacy Hartman, will offer an information session on the seminar and the Lab THIS Friday, December 7, at 11:00 am in the Provost’s Conference Room in suite 8113. If you cannot make this info session, there will be another offered in January, with a virtual option for those who cannot make it to campus that day.

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December screening of Brooklynese

Please join us for the December screening of Brooklynese.

Held at the elegant and spanking new screening room of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge: 60 Furman Street.

The films are fine and conversation is lively, warm, and edifying about film and the issues presented.

You can arrive early or stay late and chat over a drink at the bar.

Our December screening will be of two documentaries by esteemed colleagues from Brooklyn College and Hunter College: A Debtor’s Prison (2017) and Detroit 48202 (2017)

Screening and Q&A begins at 7pm

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Dec 12 | Data Science Summer Internships/IBM Info Session

From the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development

Two employers (IBM and Travelers) have recently reached out to us to recruit GC students for summer internships in data science/analytics. One of them, IBM Market Development & Insights, will host an information session at the GC on Wednesday, December 12th.  Additional information is below and attached.

We in the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development are happy to assist you with your application to these opportunities. You can click find out about making an appointment at this link:

See attachments:

MDI Business Analytics Intern – Nov18

MDI Intern Brochure – Oct 2018

2019 AALDP Sell Sheet Travelers

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Dec 6 | Workshop: Finding your Professional Fit

Exploring Career Paths: How to Find your Professional Fit

Thursday, December 6, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Room 3305, Graduate Center

About the Workshop

What’s the best way to explore and research different career paths? What career options exist beyond academia? This workshop introduces the employment landscape and how you might find your fit therein. We’ll talk about what other PhD and master’s students have gone on to do, and whether making similar choices would be right for you. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their values, skills, and interests, and discuss how these apply to various career paths. We will also discuss other career assessment tools and resources available to GC students and alumni.


Please RSVP

Please let us know you’re attending by filling out our event registration form.


Dec 5 | TLC Workshop: Troubleshooting Failure

Wednesday, December 5th
4 PM-6 PM, Room 9207

The end of semester brings a new urgency to the classroom, and the weight of worrying that we’ve not met expectations — fearing we’ve “failed” — can be burdensome for faculty and for students alike. But feelings of failure also invite us to reflect upon our pedagogy and our courses, and to extract valuable lessons that can enhance subsequent experiences in the classroom.

Do you want to develop methods to help students mitigate anxiety about succeeding? Are you looking for strategies to assess lessons or assignments that haven’t gone as planned?

Please join the Teaching and Learning Center on Wednesday 12/5 for a workshop on “troubleshooting failure.” Together we’ll consider ways to incorporate and/or recast “failure” as a generative process of experimentation and learning for both teachers and students. We will explore practices of mindful pedagogy that invite self-reflection and community connectedness, help us work through frustration, and address the impact of stress on our bodies. We’ll  discuss how to create a culture of inquiry and constructive engagement in our classrooms that can mitigate feelings of failure. And, we’ll talk through how to incorporate failure as a pedagogical tool that can reveal new avenues of discovery and self-reflection for teachers and students.

Please RSVP here:

Nov 26 | “A Sit-in at the Library: ’68 Revisited”


On Monday November 26th, the Graduate Center library will open its doors to host “A Sit-in at the Library: ’68 Revisited,” a free and public forum of exchange concerning the political status and stakes of students today. Initiated by students at the department of theatre and performance, the event seeks to render the political questions that haunt the university more visible, tangible, and social: 50 years after the student movement of ’68, what coalitions and networks of solidarity and resistance do students maintain—and what struggles are avoided or perhaps neglected? What political possibilities does a “student” status afford, and what possibilities should it afford? Continue reading Nov 26 | “A Sit-in at the Library: ’68 Revisited”

Dec 3 | Michael Kliën Social Choreography/Artist Talk: Parliament (1st NY Session)

I’m a student in the Program in Theatre and Performance working with Austrian choreographer Michael Kliën and the Segal Center to produce a work of participatory social choreography, in the Segal Theatre on Dec. 3. Here’s the event page: []. All are welcome, by RSVP: staff, students, faculty, and participants unaffiliated with CUNY. Absolutely no performance experience is required.

This event emerges out of my ongoing collaboration/conversation with Kliën and I hope will be a chance, similar to events with choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and theatre artist Veit Sprenger in the last few years, to engage with an artist’s practice in multiple embodied and discursive ways. Continue reading Dec 3 | Michael Kliën Social Choreography/Artist Talk: Parliament (1st NY Session)

Free Mindfulness Course for CUNY students: 10 Minute Mind

The 10 Minute Mind® is a daily online mindfulness meditation program that’s been developed for busy people who want to feel less stressed and overwhelmed and more in control of their life.

Each day you’ll be emailed a new mindfulness meditation track. Find a spot of calm in your house or office, make yourself comfortable and click on the track in your mailbox. Monique uses her skills in successfully teaching mindfulness meditation to talk you through a ten-minute practice.

Each mindfulness meditation track will address the stress in your body, teach you how to work with your mind – your thoughts and emotions – and begin the journey of self love, reflecting and recognising the good inside you.

You can listen to it with or without backing music – it’s your choice. After just 10 minutes you should feel calmer, more focused, happier and ready to take on a new day with confidence.

Here is the link to sign up for free access as a CUNY Student:

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