Events Calendar: What Can You Do With It?

The marquee feature of the new release of CUNY Academic Commons is the Events Calendar. There are lots of different ways that your group might choose to use this new tool. To get you thinking, we offer here some illustrative examples of how to leverage the Events Calendar.   Lectures and Meetings Many groups, such as […]

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Events Calendar for Groups

Our newest feature is the Events Calendar. As we told you in our previous post, you can create Events as an individual or as a group.  This week we will take a closer look at creating events in a group context.   Calendar Navigation Find the Events link on the navigation bar on the left […]

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Introducing Commons 1.8!

The Commons Development team has just released Commons 1.8! With a special focus on helping groups communicate, Commons 1.8 delivers some great improvements, including its marquee feature, the Events Calendar. We hope you enjoy all the new functionality, described in more detail below. Events Calendar One of the most requested features by members has been a site-wide […]

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Commons Team Develops New Digital Research Tools Plugin

The CUNY Academic Commons collaborated on an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant  to make  Berkeley’s Drupal-based Digital Research Tool repository (DiRT) accessible to other WordPress sites via custom-built APIs. The Commons was the pilot site for this project, and members can now tap into DiRT without leaving the Commons.  Follow this link for more information […]

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Ways to Use the Commons

Members can use the CUNY Academic Commons to establish their online presence. We provide an assortment of widgets to help design attractive CVs to list academic interests, publications, positions, and educational background. With our free web hosting, members can create as many WordPress Web sites as they want.  We support domain mapping and non-standard customizations for […]

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We’re Hiring! Project Manager (Part-Time)

The CUNY Academic Commons is hiring! Please see our ad below for this part-time position. — Project Manager (Part-Time) The CUNY Academic Commons, an academic social network connecting the 24 campuses of the City University of New York, seeks a Project Manager to join our team. This part-time, 5-7 hour per week position will focus on managing and […]

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Welcome to “My Commons” – Your Personal Homepage!

Commons 1.7, our first major release of the Commons since April, includes a number of new improvements and some important, behind the scenes upgrades, as well as the release’s central feature, “My Commons.” My Commons “My Commons” is a new personal homepage that highlights the network of friends, groups, and the sites you develop on the Commons and is our […]

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CUNY Academic Commons 2014 Annual Report

The CUNY Academic Commons 2014 Annual Report is now available for download!  We hope you’ll read it in detail. Widely used “as shared space for individuals, campus committees, and academic departments,” the Commons continues to evolve, and we are proud of the growing collection of open source tools that we have developed to help foster […]

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DiRT, Commons in a Box, and DHCommons Receive Mellon Foundation Grant

The University of California, Berkeley and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York are pleased to announce that the Mellon Foundation has generously provided a $150,000 grant to fund a partnership between the DiRT (Digital Research Tools) Directory, Commons In A Box, and the DHCommons project directory that will develop APIs to link these initiatives, providing […]

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