Category Archives: Seminars/Workshops


Oct 10 | Upcoming TLC Workshop: Creativity

Tuesday, October 10 | 10:30am-12:30pm | Room 7209


Are you looking for ways to spur your students’ creativity inside and outside the classroom? Often in our classrooms we teach students to think, read, and write “critically” with an emphasis on logic, argumentation, and research. Students respond strongly and positively to the opportunity to be creative because they feel empowered to personally engage with course material.

This workshop will explore the interconnections between “critical” and “creative” thinking and identify a variety of strategies that can deepen and sustain students’ engagement. Together, we will deconstruct the binaries of critical/creative and creator/critic, and develop assignments that flow across these modes of knowledge production. Participants are asked to bring an assignment they would like to re-visit to engage students in new and exciting ways.

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Additional Fall 2017 TLC Workshops

Wednesday, October 18 | 1-3pm | 9206
Think about how to navigate and leverage the many languages spoken in CUNY’s classrooms. We’ll focus specifically on supporting ELL students and teaching as a non-native English speaker.

Thursday, October 26 | 6:30-8:30pm | C203
Assignments often don’t go as planned. How do we prepare for and lower the cost of failure while maintaining improvisational and experimental approaches in the classroom?

Tuesday, October 31 | 10:30am-12:30pm | 9204
Explore a range of approaches to making CUNY’s classrooms and assignments accessible to all learners.

Thursday, November 9 | 6:30-8:30pm | James Gallery
Reflect upon how your own history and perspective impact your teaching philosophy.

Open Teaching
Wednesday, November 15 | 3-5m | C204
Engage with methods, tools, and strategies that allow teachers to connect course material and activities to broader experiences and spaces.

IBM Summer Internship Recruiting + Resume Workshop, October

Writing a Strong Resume
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Graduate Center, room 9204

Just because your CV is four pages long doesn’t mean that your resume should be that long too! In this workshop, we will discuss how to write a professional and focused resume. Please register here:
IBM Summer Internship Info Session
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Two alumni currently working at IBM’s Chief Analytics Office will be on campus on to recruit interns for summer 2018. This is a paid internship. They write:

“The IBM Chief Analytics Office is an elite analytics team that is asked by IBM executives to tackle our most complex strategic issues.  Our work is a combination of data science and management consulting.  We are on the cutting-edge of technology, leveraging the power of cognitive computing to disrupt traditional business decision making. This position is an internal Senior Strategy Consultant internship with the Chief Analytics Office.  Interns work alongside full-time professionals to enhance business performance through consulting initiatives. Senior Strategy Consultant Interns will use in-depth business acumen to address IBM’s business challenges, by formulating and testing hypotheses to determine solutions that drive maximum business impact.  Ideal candidates should be passionate about using in-depth business acumen along with big data and analytics to address real-world problems and drive significant change.” Students interested in applying should consider attending the resume workshop listed above.

More information about the session, including location and how to apply, can be found here:


Oct 4 | Time Management & Goal Setting Strategies for Graduate Students

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Room #C201
Katie Eiges, PhD

This FREE Workshop will provide you with an overview of principles for effective time management & goal setting based on the most up to date research. It will teach you how to apply these strategies in order to maximize study time, effectively prioritize work and improve efficiency.

Please note that no food or beverage will be allowed during this workshop.

Registration is MANDATORY for this workshop.  To register stop by the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services in Room 6422 to fill out a workshop application. The application has also been included here for your convenience, email and fax is acceptable.  For more information please call (212) 817-8731.  You must have your student ID with current validation sticker available to present.



GC Digital Initiatives’ September workshops and new brownbag “Learn-along” series

We are delighted to announce there are three workshops offered by GC Digital Initiatives this month. We are holding a workshop that will introduce participants to programming with Python, a workshop that will cover how to create an online presence for your academic identity and create a website with WordPress, and a workshop that will introduce participants to a range of tools useful for Digital Humanities projects.

In addition to workshops this semester, we will be hosting a series of brownbag and learn-along sessions in the Digital Scholarship Lab (7414) every other Thursday, beginning this week from 12-2 PM on topics about digital technology, research, and scholarly communication. Discussions are meant to be open, informal, and participatory. This week the topic will be “Email, Listservs, Courses, Oh My!: Managing Your Scholarly Workflow.” See more information below, and please join us! Continue reading GC Digital Initiatives’ September workshops and new brownbag “Learn-along” series

Call for Participants, Fall 2017: Collaborative Research Seminar on Archives and Special Collections

Application Form (open till September 19th)
A two-part seminar on special collections and archival research methods, in its second iteration. Open to graduate-level students, faculty, and staff at CUNY by application.

Sponsored by the Graduate Center Library and The New York Public Library, with support from the Early Research Initiative, The Center for the Humanities, Lost and Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, and GC Digital Initiatives.

Eligibility: Students of all levels, faculty, and staff of CUNY are invited to apply. We encourage participation from a wide array of disciplines. Continue reading Call for Participants, Fall 2017: Collaborative Research Seminar on Archives and Special Collections