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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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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CUNY Academic Commons Launches Commons In A Box (Press Release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New York, NY — November 19, 2012 2:00 PM EST
Contact Information:
Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.
Director, CUNY Academic Commons
commons@gc.cuny.edu
CUNY ACADEMIC COMMONS LAUNCHES COMMONS IN A BOX & COMMONSINABOX.ORG
The CUNY Academic Commons, an initiative of the City University of New York, is proud to release:
 
Commons In A Box – A free, open-source platform for community connection, […]

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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 Hurricane Sandy. […]

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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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Commons 1.4 — Reply By Email!

The marquee feature of Commons 1.4 is the awesome BuddyPress functionality developed by the Commons Dev Team that lets members respond to email notifications directly from their inboxes.
If you wanted to respond to a discussion forum post before Commons 1.4, you’d need to click on the hyperlink in an email notification, log into the Commons, […]

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Welcome to the CUNY Academic Commons, Version 1.4

We’re delighted to announce the latest release of the CUNY Academic Commons, version 1.4. The development team has been working feverishly over the past few months, addressing important issues such as profile privacy and group communication in response to feedback and insight from our community. Though the 1.4 milestone includes many new features and bug-fixes, […]

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Spam Comment Moderation Messages on July 8

Several bloggers on the Commons contacted us to let us know that they received a flurry of spam comment moderation notifications yesterday, July 8th. WordPress, the platform we use for the Commons, sends such messages to blog owners when it receives spam or spam-like comments; rather than publishing them directly to the site, it puts […]

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