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Welcome to Commons 1.5!

We are pleased to announce CUNY Academic Commons, version 1.5! While this is our first major release in more than a year, to say that the Commons 1.5 milestone has been over four years in the making is certainly not an understatement*. Though the 1.5 release includes over twenty new features, below are some highlights. […]

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New Outreach Coordinator: Michael Smith

It gives me great pleasure and excitement to announce that Michael Smith, Assistant Professor of Communications Technology at York College, has agreed to join the CUNY Academic Commons Community Team as our new Outreach Coordinator. If you’ve been around the Commons for a while, you’re probably already familiar with Michael’s work, which includes the York […]

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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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Send Us Your Images!

Since we’re (finally) about to update the photos on the homepage of the CUNY Academic Commons, we thought that this might be a good time to put out a call for new images. To wit: we’re very much in need of CUNY-related photos that can be posted on the front page of the site, and […]

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CUNY Academic Commons, Version 1.0

Although you may not know it, you’re now looking at a new version of the CUNY Academic Commons. Despite the fact that the site debuted almost a year ago, at the December 2009 CUNY IT Conference, we’ve tagged this version 1.0. It feels so fresh and sparkly! But we know that that fresh and sparkly […]

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Extra, Extra Tweet All About It!

I was checking out the agenda on the website for the Digital University Conference (planned by the The Digital University Conference Planning Committee Group on the Academic Commons) and stumbled across “Conference hashtag: #du10” on the right-hand side of the page. I clicked on the hyperlink, which introduced me to another great web2.0 tool Twapper […]

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Promoting Collaboration on the Commons

Many people who join the CUNY Academic Commons do so because they would like to collaborate with others across the CUNY system. The impetuses behind these collaborations range from shared academic interests to university-wide committee work to networking pages for innovative programs to intellectual explorations to just plain fun. And these kinds of collaborative efforts […]

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The Future of the Digital University is Right Here!

We were honored and excited to learn that Dan Cohen, whose titles include Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, Director of the Center for History and New Media, and Emcee of the esteemed Digital Campus Podcast, gave the CUNY Academic Commons a shout-out during a recent presentation […]

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New Blogs, New Wiki Resources

We’re still in an Alpha version of the Academic Commons, but we’ve already received some wonderful contributions to the site. Here are some of the activities we’ve noted: On the Blogs The Bleeding Edge by Bruce Naples — check out “Online Safety Tips for Facebook Fogeys,” which provides some important guidance to newbie Facebook users. […]

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