News and Announcements | February 26, 2020

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Call for participation – student research for Library Day

There’s something new this year for Library Day. Hunter College Libraries invites students to talk about their research experiences by creating a poster, digital poster, lightning talk or creative work to be presented on April 21 (10 am-noon) or April 22 (2-4 pm). Submission deadline is March 27, and we will get back to all submitters on April 1st. Materials are due to us by April 8th and will be returned after April 23, Library Day.
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Event Capsules | February 21, 2020

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Reinvigorating the Humanities through Interdisciplinary, Experiential and CLIL Pedagogy: “When History Comes to Life” in the World Language Classroom and Beyond

The Teachers on Teaching group centered their 2019 workshop around experiential pedagogy that focuses on historical content.  Organized by Monica Calabritto, Paolo Fasoli, Kelly Paciaroni, and Julie Van Peteghem, “When History Comes to Life: Experiential Pedagogy in the World Language and Social Sciences Classrooms” attracted a hybrid audience of instructors ranging from middle and high school to college on November 15, 2019 at Hunter College.  The nature and content of the event bridged all levels of instruction beautifully and stimulated a continued dialogue in ongoing efforts to sustain world language studies and keep the Humanities alive and flourishing in our educational system.
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Event Capsules | February 11, 2020

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TSC January 2020: Discussing The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux, by Cathy N. Davidson

In this year’s ACERT Teaching Scholarship Circle (TSC) we read and discussed Cathy N. Davidson’s book The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux. In her book, Davidson argues that university educators must substantially change how we teach in order to help our students succeed “in our age of precarious work and technological disruption.” Through our reading and discussion of her book, we analyzed and critiqued  her transformational vision for higher education in America, and drew lessons for how we support students at Hunter and how, in Davidson’s words, “we can educate students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.”
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Event Capsules | December 6, 2019

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Emotion, affect, and community building in the CUNY classroom

This seminar tried to bridge the gap between pedagogical practices at CUNY and the theory of emotions and affect. Sarah Benesch, Professor Emerita at the College of Staten Island, started off with a brainstorm activity, asking “what words do we associate with emotions?” Various replies gave her the opportunity to introduce the different approaches to emotions that are currently in fashion: universalistic, cognitive, and discursive – the one which she embraces.
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