Category Archive: News

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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Welcome to OpenCUNY’s 4G Server!

Over this Thanksgiving holiday, OpenCUNY resized its server, increasing our space on our LiquidWeb Virtual Private Server from 2 to 4 gigabytes. We previously doubled our server size, from 1 to 2 gigabytes, in the Summer of 2013 to meet increasing demand due to more participants, more websites & media, more traffic, and more mapped domains (which …

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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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OpenCUNY Fall 2014 Welcome

Dearest OpenCUNY participants, OpenCUNY, the student-governed, open source, academic medium for The Graduate Center, CUNY community, where you can build the website of your dreams through a WordPress interface, would like to warmly welcome you back to another academic year here in this Midtown labyrinth (distinctly lacking in David Bowie). It’s been great to meet …

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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]

OpenCUNY Spring 2014 Welcome

Dearest OpenCUNY participants, Yes, the weather outside is frightful, but starting a new web project on OpenCUNY would be so delightful! As we heartily welcome you to will-it-ever-be-spring semester and share about some new OpenCUNY features and upcoming events, we encourage you, as ever, to be in touch about what you’re working on. We’re a …

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GC Library ArcGIS, Data Mgt, and Research Metrics Workshops

The Library is holding some events this fall that might be of interest to OpenCUNY participants. Check it out. ArcGIS, Data Mgt, and Research Metrics Workshops Register now for the following library workshops taking place in October and November! All classes will be taught by visiting librarian Meg Smith. Intro to ArcGIS- This workshop will …

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