Category Archive: Event

OpenCUNY Prospective: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future

Join us on May 11th for our Spring event titled, OpenCUNY Prospective: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future  At this event, we will lead a lively discussion about OpenCUNY’s role in the dynamic digital ecology that has developed at CUNY in the last decade. When OpenCUNY began in 2008, it was the only WordPress installation serving …

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11/9 Event: CUNY History & Open Source Tech

“Free” and “Open”: Intersections of CUNY History and Open Source Technology Free tuition. Open enrollment. Free and Open source software. On November 9th, OpenCUNY will welcome Dr. Scott Dexter (Brooklyn College & The Graduate Center) to discuss connections between the history of the Free Academy and the policy of open admissions at CUNY and the politics of …

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Reportback & Resources from Preparing for the Job Search: Building Your Website

On Thursday, March 10th OpenCUNY hosted an event, Preparing for the Job Search: Building Your Website, focusing on the basics of how to create an academic website with a bio and CV. The event was divided into three parts. First, Jennifer Furlong from the GC’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development walked us through the …

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April 2015 Library Workshops!

Upcoming library workshops cover GIS, SPSS, and Zotero. See the full list of events or check out the highlights below. Workshops are open to GC students and affiliated faculty! Tuesday, April 14: Why Can’t I Download That Ebook? Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) and the Politics of Electronic Reading, led by Alycia Sellie This workshop will take a …

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OpenCUNY Spring 2015 Welcome; Come Celebrate with Us This Friday!

To welcome everyone back into the semester and celebrate the hopefully imminent coming of better weather, OpenCUNY is throwing a spring party this Friday, February 27, from 5-8pm in Room 5414. There will be drinks, food, and socializing with OpenCUNY participants (i.e. you and your colleagues!) and coordinators. Even if you haven’t yet joined OpenCUNY, you’re …

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We Need Your Voice: Reviewing, Commenting, and Approving Our Proposed Terms of Participation

Since 2008, OpenCUNY has been the student-organized, open-source, participatory digital media platform for The Graduate Center, CUNY community. In its participatory nature, every person who signs up with OpenCUNY is a participant, not a user. Our guiding policy, the Terms of Participation, aims to empower participants and let them retain the rights to the content …

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OpenCUNY Survey: Looking Forward!

OpenCUNY is launching its first survey (http://opencuny.org/survey/) and wants to know what you think about the current and future OpenCUNY! Background: OpenCUNY was founded in 2008 as a participatory medium. What makes us unique from other digital platforms is that we have a Terms of Participation, not a terms of use. This is not merely …

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Reportback & Resources from Beyond the Blog: Making Your (Digital) Teaching Portfolio

On Friday, April 25th OpenCUNY hosted the 3rd event in the Beyond the Blog series, this time focusing on how to create and share your (digital) teaching portfolio. The event was lead by Julia Jordan, a nationally recognized leader in experiential education with over forty years experience across the educational spectrum. Julia holds the title of …

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Materials from Authors’ Rights Event

On March 28, Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication, led an event (co-sponsored by OpenCUNY) on authors’ rights. Jill has kindly allowed us to share the following resources from the event on OpenCUNY. Here are the slides from the event: http://www.slideshare.net/cirasella/you-know-what-you-write-but-do-you-know-your-rights Here’s SHERPA/RoMEO, the tool for getting a quick snapshot of a publisher’s/journal’s …

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OpenCUNY’s Fifth Birthday Celebration

On February 28th, 2014 OpenCUNY celebrated our Fifth Birthday. [View the story “OpenCUNY’s Fifth Birthday Party” on Storify]

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