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In the Valley of Coming Forth - Afrofuturist Play by Herukhuti

November 27, 2023

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

CUNY SPS MA in Applied Theatre faculty member Dr. H. "Herukhuti" Sharif Williams wrote and produced "In the Valley of Coming Forth", an Afrofuturist, funk, ritual play about a Black woman’s struggle to rescue her kidnapped non-binary child and destroy the system that has torn them apart. The play was co-produced and performed at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in Brooklyn over Thanksgiving weekend.

Generative AI in Higher Ed: The Future is Now

November 21, 2023

CUNY TV Edcast: Educators on Education with Dr. Linda Hirsch

Ruru Rusmin from OFDIT is featured in an episode of CUNYTV’s EdCast series titled "Generative AI in Higher Ed: The Future is Now." Joined by Jack Kenigsberg from Hunter College and host Linda Hirsch from Hostos Community College, they explored the applications, advantages, limitations, and concerns surrounding the growing presence of ChatGPT and similar tools in and beyond the classroom.
The cover of "Whiting Out" by CUNY SPS Youth Studies Professor Dr. Elizabeth Bishop

Whiting Out: Writing on Vulnerability, Racism and Repair

November 14, 2023

Myers Education Press

CUNY SPS Youth Studies Professor Dr. Elizabeth Bishop recently published her book "Whiting Out: Writing on Vulnerability, Racism and Repair." The book "Whiting Out" is for both aspiring and experienced teachers (especially white folks), as well as anyone open to writing new narratives and imagining new possible worlds. The text calls upon all critical educators to (re)commit to deep learning toward our collective anti-racist queer-inclusive liberation, toward intersectional futures where healing, justice, and repair are prioritized.
CUNY SPS Communications and Media Professor Dr. Elizabeth Alsop, who recently published an article in the Los Angeles Review of Books

Where the Boys Aren’t

November 13, 2023

LA Review of Books

Communications and Media Assistant Professor Dr. Elizabeth Alsop recently published the essay "Where the Boys Aren’t" in the LA Review of Books. The article zooms in on the recent cinematic trend of building men-optional worlds.

New On-Ramps at CUNY SPS

November 06, 2023

The Job

CUNY SPS colleagues Jennifer Sparrow, interim senior associate dean for academic affairs, and Holli Broadfoot, experiential learning director, discussed Google Career Certificates and the School's IT Pathways Partnerships in The Job, a newsletter about the connections between education and the workforce. (Their piece, entitled "New On-Ramps at CUNY SPS" is the second item in the newsletter.)