Week of March 16, 2021 | Mina Rees Library | Workshops & Events

Kindly share the below workshops/events with your faculty, staff, and students. Open Knowledge and the Emerging Field of Black Girlhood(s) is the final event in the Open Knowledge Intensive, supported by a Doctoral Curriculum Enhancement grant.


Data Management Plans for Grant Applications

March 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


In this workshop we will cover: What is research data? Why share your data? How to write a data management plan for your grant proposal or paper Data management plans are required in most grant applications these days. We’ll provide a DMP checklist and a good sample to learn from.



Open Access Explained: Best Practices for Finding Others’ Research and Publicly Sharing Yours

March 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


You probably know that you can find cost-free (i.e., open access) copies of many journal articles online. But do you know how to determine if a specific article you seek is free to read (and legally posted)? In this workshop, we’ll clear up some common confusions about open access, highlight some sites where open access publications can be found, and demonstrate some tools for quickly determining whether a specific item is open access. This workshop is part of the Scholarly Communication Essentials workshop series. It is geared toward the Graduate Center community but open to everyone at CUNY.



Open Access Publishing and Repository Use

March 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


This workshop will introduce the idea of Open Access Publishing and Institutional Repositories. We will talk about how you can use these tools to both publish and publicize your own research, and also how you can use them to find work that other scholars have made available. This workshop is part of the Science Research Workshop Series. It is geared to science students and faculty but open to all. 



Open Knowledge and the Emerging Field of Black Girlhood(s)

March 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Dr. Sherry Deckman (Urban Education) and doctoral student Kristen Miller (Sociology) will share their experience teaching and learning in (De)Constructing Black Girlhood(s), an interdisciplinary course that examined the shifting constructions of Black girlhood(s). They will share the class’s final projects, a website intended to be an open educational resource illuminating and and expanding the emerging field of Black girlhood studies, a project fueled by the desire to disrupt traditional epistemologies. In this session, we discuss the challenges inherent in our commitment to more equitably and justly share and co-create knowledge. Co-hosted by Prof. Matt Brim (Women’s and Gender Studies​), doctoral student Brian Mercado (Sociology), and supported by a Doctoral Curriculum Enhancement Grant through the Publics Lab, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.



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