Category Archives: Upcoming 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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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)

Nov 16 | Come Plan the “Sit-In at the GC Library: ‘68 Revisited”

A Sit-In at the GC Library: ‘68 Revisited
Organizational meeting:
Nov 16th, 1:00 to 4:30 pm
 Room 5409

We’d like to invite anyone who’s interested to plan with us the upcoming event at the Ground floor of the library that will take place on Monday November 26th.

We hope that making the entrance floor available for student political organizing and discussion (even if it’s for one day) will strengthen our sense of community, help promote student causes, and introduce new voices as well as new ears to the conversations. Please check out the attached flyer for some more information.

We are in the process of thinking and designing the event, which will necessarily be somewhat under-organized. We see it as a critical homage to, rather than a nostalgic celebration of, the 1968 sit-ins, and in this spirit, we’re aiming to assemble a wide range of people and organizations who are invested in the political status of universities and the student body in particular. We need you, and we need your help. The event is extremely inclusive, and we’d like to spread as wide a net as possible in hope of forging new alliances – or hosting new debates.

We’ll hold an organizational meeting on November 16th, from 1:00-4:30, room 5409. (*Non-CUNY people are welcome. Although it will be necessary to show identification at the front desk in the GC lobby for the planning event (to enter the 5th floor), the public event at the library will not require identification).

Come speak, come listen, invite others — and come think and plan the event with us!

November – December 2018 CUNY Academy Events

Dear CUNY Academy members and friends,

Please ask your:

Please come to our November and December, 2018 “CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences” Events:

  • Women in Combat? The Ambivalent Discourse of Female Militancy in Renaissance Italy – presented by Professor Gerry Milligan from College of Staten Island, CUNY. Thursday, November 15, 2018, in the Graduate Center from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. The event is cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Women & Society. This event is hosted by Professor Susan O’Malley.
  • The Enclave Literary Series –  Enclave Magazine Presentation –  Presentation of Enclave  N. 7 with a reading by selected authors. Among them, Francisco Alvarez Koki, Alberto Ferreras, Irizelma Robles and Mario Valero. Friday, December 7, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Room 8402 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.


Please support the work of the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences.
Become a CUNY Academy member or simply contribute.

Andrei Jitianu

GC Digital Initiatives Events, Workshops, and Funding Opportunities through November

Workshop: “Format Your Dissertation Like a Pro: Writing with Markdown”
Thursday, November 1st, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Markdown is a lightweight markup language that can be used in any text editor, is easy to read, and allows you to quickly convert your text into a website or a presentation. This workshop will introduce basic tools for writing your dissertation with Markdown, including formatting of titles, headings, subheadings, quotations, and references. It will also cover the automatization of things such as table of contents, bibliography, list of tables, and images. We will also touch on more advanced possibilities of markdown, including its integration with Github for tracking changes (version control), automatic backup, and measuring progress.

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Nov 7-16 | Blackness in French and Francophone Film

Special film series : “Blackness in French and Francophone Film”
A film series presented by the Columbia Maison Française, co-sponsored by School of the Arts and curated by Nora Philippe with the participation of Maboula Soumahoro

France doesn’t have an equivalent word for speaking about “blackness” and has just removed the word “race” from its Constitution. However, a new generation of black French women directors is creating documentaries, news reports, and fiction films about the black experience in all its plurality, from more recent immigration of Africans to France, to intimate searches for genealogical identity in the Caribbean, to feminist and political struggles in today’s troubled times.

Around a selection of films directed by award-winning artists of African descent, this series will explore experiences of mostly female subjects and characters in France, but also in French-speaking Africa and in the diaspora, in the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Find the full program here. Please note that screenings are free and open to the public with English subtitles and take place at the Maison Française (Buell Hall, East Gallery) and at the Lenfest Center for the Arts (Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, 615 W. 129th Street).

Columbia University co-sponsors of Blackness in French and Francophone Film: Maison Française; School of the Arts; Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality; Institute for African Studies; Columbia Global Centers/Paris; European Institute; IRAAS (Institute for Research in African-American Studies) and Society of Fellows/Heyman Center for the Humanities. Film series presented with support from the Paul LeClerc Centennial Fund, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, la Scam, and the Knapp Family Foundation.