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Tomorrow, CUNY marches for science!

Tomorrow, 350 CUNY science advocates across 10 campuses will be marching for science! Over 30,000 people have registered for March for Science NYC, joining over 500 cities around the world to celebrate and defend publicly-funded science for the common good.

CUNY March for Science NYC Route (map)

At 9:30am, more than 150 of us will meet at Macaulay Honors College (35 W 67th St.) to grab snacks, coffee, and make some last-minute signs. At 10am, we will swing up to Verdi Square to meet a group of 100-150 from Queens College*. Together, we will enter the march at 71st & Columbus Ave, moving South on Central Park West to the rally stage at 62nd. You will not be able to enter the march except at 64th, 68th, & 71st**. The 64th and 68th St. entrances will be closed once Central Park West fills up at each of these streets. You will not be able to enter the march from Central Park (exit into Central Park is permitted, but not re-entry). Marchers will be lined up along Central Park West from 61st stretching north.
At 11:30am, the march will begin at 61st St, heading South along the East side of Columbus Circle, and down Broadway towards 52nd St. As the march approaches 52nd street, groups will be directed so that the march disperses without causing a bottleneck for those behind them. Marchers will be encouraged to join the City’s Earth Day celebration with Car Free NYC.

Some Tips

  • Wear your CUNY swag, #nolabcoatsrequired
  • Bring as little as possible: photo ID, small amount of cash, credit card, fully charged cell phone, and 2-3 emergency contacts written on paper in case your phone is lost. Backpacks and large bags are discouraged
  • During the march, drop coins into plastic bottles to use as shakers. After the march, donate the coins and recycle the bottles.
Please follow @CUNYWomeninSTEM on Twitter, where we will be sharing our most up-to-date info. I will look for tweets tagged #M4SNYC to retweet.
Thanks to the DSC and USS for their support, and Kelly O’Donnell at Macaulay for offering to host us!

* Baruch College has been instructed to meet at 60th & Central Park West and will enter the march separately.

** those with mobility issues can enter at 61st & Broadway, email jill@marchforscience.nyc to arrange accessibility accommodations.

March with CUNY for Science!

Kelly O’Donnell, the Director at Science Forward at Macaulay Honors College has graciously offered to host the launching pad for all CUNY folks, groups and friends who want to March for Science together. We will meet at Macaulay at 9:30am. RSVP as we would like to provide some grab-and-go snacks sponsored by the DSC and USS. Here is a map of our meeting point, likely route to enter the march, and path of the march. If you have any special needs, such as accessibility accommodations, please send an email to mfsnyc.march@gmail.com.

Defiance for Science poster for the March for ScienceFollow @CUNYWomeninSTEM on Twitter for updates about our CUNY group. Please mention us when you are tweeting about #M4SNYC!

The above is for those who want to march with CUNY. Please check the official March for Science NYC‘s communication channels for the most up-to-date march information.

CUNY! Join us at the March for Science NYC!

Since the 2016 US Presidential election, scientists have become deeply concerned for the preservation and future of rigorous, transparent, publicly-funded research for an equitable, just, and sustainable society. We recognize that legislation, policies, and programs differently and disproportionately affect scientists and science beneficiaries with marginalized identities. Conscientious attention to the conduct and application of research is imperative to addressing how science — the systematic study and application of observation and experimentation to build a body of knowledge — affects all people, the natural world, and the pursuit of knowledge. CUNY Women in STEM invites all New Yorkers who are concerned about these issues and value science to the March for Science NYC on April 22nd, 2017.
 

CUNY Women in STEM is committed to highlighting, standing in solidarity with, and acting in allyship as and with marginalized people and people with intersecting identities. We encourage individuals regardless of age, ethnicity, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, (dis)ability, education level, and/or socioeconomic status to join us in defending and advocating for public science for the public good. Just as the thousands of people around the world who are excited to march for science make up a diverse tapestry, New York City includes people who value, pursue and engage in the scientific endeavor.

We are marching to make science accessible to everyone. We advocate for individuals of all backgrounds to pursue education and careers in science; a diverse group of scientists broadens, strengthens, and enriches scientific inquiry, and therefore, our understanding of the world. Moreover, we recognize that the application of scientific research, evidence-based policies, and public data affects all of us, but can and has disproportionately disadvantaged people who are already marginalized.

The March for Science NYC is one opportunity within a cascade of mobilizations (such as the Women’s March  on January 21st,  and the upcoming May Day actions) for people to express their concerns and priorities to those who purport to represent us. The March for Science NYC is an open invitation for people to publicly resist a socio-political system that privileges some perspectives and marginalizes other voices. We see the March for Science as one way to apply sustained and consistent pressure on decision-makers to respond to the people. CUNY Women in STEM, supported by the Doctoral Students’ Council and the University Student Senate, invites CUNY students, especially those with intersecting identities and disciplines to join us at the March for Science NYC.

Help us promote the March for Science NYC by posting stickers, or through social media channels such as FacebookTwitter, Instagram, Tumbler,  using #M4SNYC.

Women in Science and Engineering at CUNY

Women in Science and Engineering at the City University of New York: Research and Progress Summit

  • Plenary address by Dr. Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, member of the CUNY Board of Trustees and CEO of the Cancer Research Institute, NYC
  •  Keynote presentation by Prof. Patricia Rodriguez Brennan, Biology/Mt Holyoke College on the basic science of avian reproductive biology from the female perspective
  • Round Table Discussion on the STEM Pipeline and Retention of Women at CUNY and beyond
  • Poster Presentations by women CUNY STEM researchers, including graduate and undergraduate students

~ Refreshments will be served ~

Friday, April 28, 2017, 12.30 – 5 PM
CUNY School of Law
2 Court Square W, Long Island City, NY 11101
Exit at the E, G, M, and 7 – Court Square NYC Subway stops

RSVP and Sign-up for Poster Presentations here: http://tinyurl.com/CUNYWise2017

The cost of poster-printing will be reimbursed to each presenter.

Pedagogy Conference hosted by the Psychology Department

Pedagogy Day is an annual conference hosted at The Graduate Center, CUNY about the teaching of psychology. The one-day conference aims to provide doctoral students with current knowledge, skills, and resources to teach effectively. In its 6th consecutive year, the theme of the conference will be student activism and engagement.

All disciplines are welcome to attend!

Friday, October 30th. 9:00AM – 6:00PM.
Graduate Center, Rm 6304.01

Register online tinyurl.com/Pedagogy2015

pedagogy day poster

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Special Issue: Media and Methods for Opening Education

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Special Issue: Media and Methods for Opening Education
web link for more information

Deadline for submissions: Oct. 20th
Editors: Gregory T. Donovan and Suzanne Tamang

JITP welcomes work that explores critical and creative uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. For Issue 5, we are seeking submissions under the theme of “Media and Methods for Opening Education.” This theme invites submissions that critically and creatively consider both media and methods that open up traditional educational settings to more democratic and diverse modes of learning and knowledge production.

We are particularly interested in papers that express intriguing and promising ideas, demonstrate new media forms or educational software tools, or focus on research methods for opening education. Possible submission topics include, but are not limited to:

– The development, implementation, and/or evaluation of pedagogical practices that draw on Open Education Resources (OER).
– Explorations of Open Access, Open Source, and/or Open Data initiatives that address matters of race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability.
– Critical considerations of corporate or proprietary media in pedagogical practices.
– Feminist media and methodologies for challenging patriarchal structures in education.
– Analyses of both the educational media and practices of civic movements such as the Free University, Occupy Data, or CryptoParty.
– Hackathon methodologies: tools and practices.
– Critical and participatory approaches to facilitating MOOCs.
– Engaging local communities in public research and/or education through civic media.
– Interactive platforms and practices that queer traditional educational boundaries between teacher/student as well as inside/outside the classroom, unfixing these binaries so as to reconsider our norms and what they leave unsaid.
– Critical appropriations of queer, feminist and/or radical praxis to address ITP matters such as universal access.
– Visualizing research products for diverse publics.
– Best practices for collaborating in heterogeneous spaces.
– Anti-disciplinary approaches to problem solving and the public domain.

In addition to traditional long-form articles, we invite submissions of audio or visual presentations, interviews, dialogues, or conversations, creative works, manifestos, jeremiads or other scholarly materials. All submissions are subject to an open review process. Submissions received that do not fall under the specific theme of Issue 5, but do fall under the broader theme of JITP, will be considered for publication in a future issue.

**Important Dates**
The submission deadline for the Spring 2014 issue is October 20, 2013. When submitting using our Open Journal Systems software, under “Journal Section,” please select the section titled “Issue 5: Special Issue.” Submission instructions are below.

please contact us with any questions at editors@jitpedagogy.org

Data Anywhere Workshop: open data, Linux admin, NoSQL and more!

Location: CUNY Graduate Center
Time: Sat 10-6pm and Sunday 12-6pm
Room: 5409

**Please be sure you have registered below. The building is open, but we will be in an area that requires you check in with security, and show a valid form of ID**

Data Anywhere Workshop: participants will learn how to configure and secure a UNIX server for hosting open (or private) data sets. Step-by-step instructions will be provided for installing a variety of software packages and participants will become familiar with web applications such as nginx, mongodb, and flask. Also, we’ll be covering a bit of Python, and covering some basics of nosql.

This is an intensive workshop is open to participants of any level, including zero! Most important is the desire to learn. The workshop is open to the CUNY community.

More info on Data Anywhere can be found on occupydatanyc.org

Register by submitting the form here.

CUNY Women in STEM Data Hub

hubCUNY Women in STEM is establishing a CUNY Data Repository that will allow Graduate Center students and affiliates to share data they’ve collected and release it in the public domain.   Over the summer we’ll be moving all data sets onto a Data Anywhere server, a project that aims to create a open data commons.  Unlike all government and existing open data initiatives, it is a bottom-up approach to an open and participatory data framework.

If you have any interest in sharing a data set that you feel will be of use to others, or helping to develop an maintain the site, please let us know.