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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 side of you […]

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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 events calendar. […]

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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 our […]

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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 facilitating activities including […]

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Welcome to Commons 1.6!

The Commons Development team has just released Commons 1.6!  This release features a number of great improvements to the site, including something everyone will love – HTML email notifications.  We have also souped up the Commons member profile pages with widget improvements (including a new Twitter Widget), and fixed a design issue that makes it […]

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CUNY Academic Commons Seeks Part-time Employees

Established in 2009 and now nationally renowned as an example of a successful academic social network, the CUNY Academic Commons is designed to provide a flexible online space for discovery, connection, collaboration, and sharing between faculty members, graduate students, administrators, and staff of the City University of New York.
As a group of committed open-source technologists […]

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PressCrew and Infinity Are Joining the Commons In A Box Team

The Commons In A Box project aims to provide universities and similarly minded organizations with a powerful, professional, free, and easy-to-use platform for community engagement. A central part of any such platform is its interface. CBox is built on BuddyPress and will work with any BP-compatible WordPress theme. Thus, organizations with the right kind of […]

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Welcoming Ray and Dom to the dev team

Cross-posted from the CUNY Academic Commons Dev Blog
The CUNY Academic Commons is delighted to welcome two new members to its development team: Raymond Hoh and Dominic Giglio.
Raymond Hoh is one of the most respected members of the WordPress and BuddyPress community. Known around the WordPress community as r-a-y, Ray is a frequent contributor to the […]

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Reactions to the Commons In A Box Project

Traffic on the Commons was up 44% throughout the week as news of the Commons In A Box project circulated through academic journals, blogs, and Twitter.  Comments on our initial announcement were numerous – some congratulatory, but most written by representatives of institutions anxious to chat and gather more information.
The same day as the announcement, in […]

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