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Making Group Discussions Easier

One of the great things about Groups on the Commons are the Forums which provide a space to share in-depth discussions about important topics. Better yet, new posts to the discussion generate email notifications, so that you can easily keep up with what people are saying. But what if you want to contribute to the […]

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Announcing CUNY Academic Commons 1.12

The CUNY Academic Commons Team is proud to announce our Fall 2017 release, version 1.12. The release has a number of enhancements that make the platform easier to use, but we would especially like to draw your attention to a few highlights. For a complete list of the changes included in the new version, see […]

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Academic Commons Survey Results

We would like to offer our thanks to the CUNY Academic Commons Community for your great response to our April Survey. We thought you would like to see a summary of the feedback we received. Take a look to see how people are using the Academic Commons and what features they use most plus lots […]

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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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