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DSC Job Announcement: OpenCUNY Coordinator for Education & Support

Dear OpenCUNY Participants, We are hiring a new OpenCUNY Coordinator for Education & Support. Applications are due by May 2 to ccsa@cunydsc.org. Read and download the full position notice below. If you have any questions about this position or about OpenCUNY, please email info@opencuny.org. Job Announcement from the Doctoral Students’ Council OpenCUNY Coordinator for Education …

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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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Professional Website Basics: Posting Your Academic Bio & CV

This post will guide you through the basics of publishing your academic bio and CV on your own OpenCUNY site. In this tutorial, you will also learn how to activate and use plugins, format a custom menu, and change your basic website settings. At the end, you’ll learn how to further build on these steps. …

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OpenCUNY Spring 2016 Welcome; Get Your Program or Organization Connected!

In our welcome to Spring 2016, we’d like to introduce you to some initiatives for this coming spring, as well as remind you of existing support. Academic website-building workshop on Thurs., 3/10, 6-7:30pm. We will be hosting an event in collaboration with Jenny Furlong of The Graduate Center’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development about …

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OpenCUNY Fall 2015 Welcome; Our New Homepage & Activity Page

We at OpenCUNY would like to welcome you to the Fall 2015 semester, and we look forward to what you will create on our platform this academic year. As you’ll see on slides projected around The Graduate Center featuring current students and alums talking about what they love about OpenCUNY, OpenCUNY supports a diverse, engaged …

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How to Choose a Theme: 5 Tips

Especially when you’re building a new website, you might be thinking a lot about how your site should look. In WordPress, the look of the website is largely governed by its theme (learn more of the WordPress lingo here). With a number of themes available on OpenCUNY and many thousands more built for WordPress (that …

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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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How to Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly

Recently, Google announced that it would include mobile-friendliness “as a ranking signal” for web searches conducted on mobile devices starting on April 21, 2015. An analysis of the announcement from Search Engine Watch suggested that responsive websites in general (i.e. websites that resize and sometimes shift content based on your device) might be given priority …

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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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