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Social Paper in the Classroom

The CUNY Academic Commons is proud to announce a writing tool conceived of by CUNY graduate students for CUNY graduate  students. Social Paper was conceived of by two GC students, Jennifer Stoops and Erin Glass. Housed within the CUNY Academic Commons, it enjoys all the features and protections available to Commons groups. Groups can be started with any Commons members, […]

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The Underwater World of Networks

While exploring CUNY’s Academic Commons, I came across an announcement on the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative blog about an upcoming talk at the Grad Center: At the Edge of the Network: A Talk with Nicole Starosielski The post immediately caught my attention because I had seen announcements of Nicole Starosielski‘s book The Undersea Network on Twitter, and her work inhabits […]

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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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New Analytics

For several months now the CUNY Academic Commons has offered serialized email reports via Google Analytics for our blogging community.  These email reports  include detailed information about the amount of traffic your blog receives including; how many hits occur in a given time window, how long visitors are on your site, and how many pages […]

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Commons In A Box Released

In November of 2011 the CUNY Academic Commons announced that it would begin work on creating a standalone version of the Commons.  With generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the encouragement of our friends and colleagues, the CUNY Academic Commons team is delighted to announce that Commons In A Box is now […]

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Occupy Sandy: What You Can Do

As we slowly recover from Hurricane Sandy, the need for volunteers has increased. If you are interested in volunteering time, food or other resources, there are many ways you can help. Occupy Sandy Recovery Several different organizations involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement have coordinated their efforts to help those who were affected by […]

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Hurricane Sandy Services & Resources

The Commons team wants to acknowledge efforts made throughout the CUNY community to come together in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, from helping to prepare shelters for the imminent storm, to spreading information and resources through various social media channels. We would like to further extend these efforts and help connect members of the CUNY […]

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The Commons Wins a Sloan-C Award for Effective Practice

The Commons Wins a Sloan-C Award for Effective Practice July 9, 2012 The Sloan Consortium has announced that the CUNY Academic Commons will receive an award in effective practices in online and blended education at their 5th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, July 25-27, in Las Vegas.“The CUNY Academic Commons: Social […]

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Using WordPress as a Library Content Management System

“Using WordPress as a Library Content Management System” June 2011 – Kyle Jones and Polly-Alida Farrington In the American Library Association’s Library Technology Reports, Jones & Farrington “deliver a richly illustrated, practical guide for using WordPress as a tool for managing digital content, from basic set-up to customization with plugins.” Their section “Roll your Own Social […]

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Boone Joins the BuddyPress Core Team

We’re very proud to announce that CUNY Academic Commons Lead Developer Boone Gorges has been named a core committer on the BuddyPress project, along with Paul Gibbs. Congratulations to both Boone and Paul! As Boone explains in his post about the promotion, this means that he has been “handed the keys” to the software; he […]

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