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.


Internship with the ACLU for level 2 and 3 doctoral students (Fall 2019)

Internship available for doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social science disciplines notice of a Fall 2019 internship opportunity offered through the PublicsLab. This position is for a Research Ethics Internship with the ACLU. The Research Ethics Intern would manage the development of new standards and procedures in the ACLU’s research efforts. They seek someone with experience in IRB, human subjects research protocol, and empirical research. Please see the attached PDF for more detail about the position and qualifications.

This internship is administered and funded through the PublicsLab. Compensation will be $5000 for 150 hours of work over the course of the semester. Level 2 and 3 doctoral students are eligible.

The application for this position is available through GC Connect. For more information about GC Connect, please click here. Applications will be accepted until 10 June 2019.

Click here for application ACLU Research Ethics Intern

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


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.


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.

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

Internship for LII and LIII students with Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (Fall 2019)

Fall 2019 Internship available for LII and LIII doctoral students in humanities and social science:

This position is for a Process Improvement and Evaluation Internship with Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier human services providers, is a 125-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness—which significantly improve the lives of thousands of people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan.

The primary focus of this internship will be assisting in the development of a predicative algorithm to better balance caseloads in the Geriatric Care Management program. The Neighborhood House’s Geriatric Care Management Program provides comprehensive care management services to 1,800 frail and homebound older adults living on the East Side of Manhattan from 14th Street to 143rd Street. Although it is a quantitative project, they require only familiarity with Excel and an interest in learning more. More information about the position and desired qualifications may be found in the attached PDF.

This internship is administered and funded through the PublicsLab. Level II and Level III doctoral students in any humanities or social science discipline are invited to apply. The PublicsLab will compensate 150 hours of work with a $5000 stipend.

The application for this position is available through GC Connect. For more information about GC Connect, please click here. Questions about the project should be directed to me. Applications will be accepted until 10 June 2019.

Details here Process Improvement and Evaluation Intern Position Description(1)

June 18 | Workshop: Taming The Anxious Mind


A Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Tuesday June 18th


Room #9207

Led by: Dr. Inez Strama

Learn about the practice of mindfulness meditation and how to use it to cultivate a relaxed, focused state of mind. We will practice some techniques together. All are welcome.

You must be a currently registered GC student to attend this workshop.  Sign up at the Wellness Center in room 6422 visit our website: to download a workshop application (also attached for your convenience).  Email and fax is acceptable to submit the form as well.

Note: It is GC policy that no food or beverages are allowed in the room during this workshop.

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 Humanities [] | @mkgold

Lisa Marie Rhody, PhD
Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives |
Director, Digital Fellowship Programs
Director, Digital Humanities Research Institutes |
The Graduate Center, CUNY | @lmrhody

Paid Summer Internship, Ithaka S +R

Please find attached two paid summer internships with Ithaka S + R, one Educational Transformation Internship and one Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums Intern.

This internship is open to level three doctoral students.

Applications will be submitted through GC Connect, the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development’s job and internship database (search under job postings for Ithaka S + R, Job ID 3671 and 3672). The applications are due on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. If you plan to apply but have not used GC Connect, detailed instructions can be found here:  Please submit your CV/resume and a thoughtful cover letter about why you are a good fit for Ithaka S +R.

LSCM 2019 CUNY-GC Internship Job Description

ET 2019 CUNY-GC Internship Job Description

Masters Thesis & Capstone Project Support Group

Masters Thesis & Capstone Project Support Group

Starts Fall 2019

Tuesdays: (Time TBD)

Location: Room 6422

Facilitated by Dr. Inez strama

This is a support group for masters students working on their theses & capstone projects at the Graduate Center.  Students from all programs, at all stages in the process are welcome.  You are not alone!  This is a space for you to work on your thesis/project with others students and to learn practical strategies in navigating the process.

You must be a currently registered GC student to join this group.  Registration is required, stop by the Wellness Center in room 6422 to sign up or visit our website: to download a Request for Services Form (also attached for your convenience).  Email and fax is acceptable to submit the form as well.

SCS Request for Services form current

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