Diversity Education Week: April 3 – 7, 2017

Steinhardt’s Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is delighted to host the school’s inaugural Diversity Education Week from April 3-7. This initiative is geared to our entire community—all students, faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to participate. Diversity Education Week is an opportunity to showcase the culture of our school by promoting our values of equity, diversity, and advocacy. Check out all the events planned for Steinhardt Diversity Week!

Monday, April 3

What Diversity Means at NYU Steinhardt—A Listening & Learning Session  

12-2 PM, Pless 1

The Steinhardt Diversity Council will discuss the meaning of diversity at NYU Steinhardt and the ways students can be involved. Attendees are invited to partake in the conversation and share their thoughts and ideas about diversity on campus.

*Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, April 4

Justice Zone – Training

2-5 PM, Pless 1

RSVP here.

Justice Zone is a foundational training that functions to facilitate understanding of frequently used concepts such as diversity, equity, and social justice through the lens of race and racism. It takes a deep look into the Cycle of Oppression and the role we all take in its reproduction. Throughout the training, participants will be asked to reflect on their own identities and challenge their daily practices to begin a journey of critical consciousness.

*Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 5

Faculty Building Bridges—Panel

12-2 PM, Pless 1

Various Steinhardt faculty members will discuss the work they are doing to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. Panelists include:

Alisha Ali, Associate Professor of Applied Psychology

Carlos Chirinos, Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Business

David Kirkland, Associate Professor of English and Urban Education

Charlton McIlwain, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication

sj Miller, Deputy Director of Education, Equity, Supports & Services

Joe Salvatore, Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Theatre

Niobe Way, Professor of Applied Psychology

*Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 5

Diversity in the Workplace—An Alumni Panel & Networking Mixer

7-8:30 PM, Pless 1

Steinhardt alumni will discuss the various facets of diversity with respect to their careers. If you are interested in attending, please register here. Panelists include:

Minji Kim, MA ’13, Performing Arts Administration

Dayniah Manderson, BS ’03, English Education; MA ’09, Educational Leadership

Michelle Van-Ess, MA ’03, Higher Education & Student Affairs

*Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, April 6

Do it for the Culture—Art Exhibition

4-7 PM, Pless 3

Calling all members of the SBGS community! We invite you to display your talents, skills and craftsmanship at our first ever artist showcase and exhibit! We want to use this platform to highlight different facets of black culture and black experiences. If you are interested in performing a poem or a song, displaying artwork or photographs, or using any other artistic medium to emphasize black culture, sign up here!

*Sponsored by Steinhardt Black Graduate Society (SBGS)

Thursday, April 6

Diversity Open Mic

7 PM, Kimball 1

This open mic will allow students of all backgrounds to share their experiences as diverse individuals through a variety of different mediums including but not limited to song, poetry, and stories. This event will allow students to learn about how our diverse backgrounds create unique lived experiences and will allow us to better understand the lived experiences of our diverse student population.

*Sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion Student Committee (DISC)

 

Friday, April 7

Faith Zone—Training

10-1 PM, Pless 1

RSVP here.

Faith Zone is a training workshop designed to promote spiritual and religious literacy and dialogue. Faith Zone engages participants in activities which will increase religious literacy and offer practical tools for learning about religion and spirituality. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and placard to display verifying the completion of the training.

*Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs

Friday, April 7

Diversity in Higher Education—Panel

5-7 PM, GCASL 375

Panelists will speak about their professional journey and what it means for them to hold a space in higher education. Each panelist will represent a different perspective of diversity.

*Sponsored by the Association of Student Affairs Professionals (ASAP)

Friday, April 7

Painting a Dream—Performance

6:30 PM, 35 W 4th St, Room 1102

Painting a Dream is a theatrical work that encompasses a range of experiences of people of color at NYU.  We interviewed members of the community of color at New York University, reaching out to students, faculty, and staff—recording their responses, choosing selections from those responses, and then interweaving our own experiences with those gathered stories to create a performance. Through performances of these collected and arranged stories, we hope to create a deep conversation which will shed light on the larger issues that people of color are facing at all levels of society, including but not limited to issues of employment, education, community relations, representation in media, and familial relations and interactions.

*Sponsored by the Educational Theatre Program

Justice Zone (formerly Diversity Zone) – April 4, 2016 – 2pm – 5pm

NYU Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is proud to collaborate with NYU’s Center for Multicultural Education and Programs to offer Justice Zone.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kimball Hall
246 Greene Street

RSVP here!

Justice Zone (formerly Diversity Zone) is a foundational training intended for NYU students, faculty, and staff that functions to facilitate understanding of frequently used concepts such as diversity, equity, and social justice through the lens of race and racism. It takes a deep look into the Cycle of Oppression and the role we all take in its reproduction. Throughout the training, participants will be asked to reflect on their own identities and challenge their daily practices to begin a journey of critical consciousness.

Let’s Talk International – April 5, 2017

We hope you’ll join the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs, Office of Global Services, and other undergraduate and graduate students for our next session of Let’s Talk. Let’s Talk is a program to meet new friends, and explore different topics of international concern. In our penultimate session of the year we’ll be discussing international cooperation, allyship, and international exchange in preparation for NYU Ally Week. Come out to discuss your thoughts on international travel, cultural exchange, and politics!

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge
Details: Lunch is provided. Space is limited. To attend, please RSVP here.

Let’s Talk International is a semi-structured discussion group and safe space for study abroad returnees, international students, third culture kids, and anybody interested in international/intercultural experiences to explore topics such as identity development, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural relationships, and general navigation of life across cultures. 

While topics and short activities provide a framework, students drive the conversation in directions most relevant to them. Continued attendance is encouraged, though students are not required to attend all sessions.

Sponsored by the Office of Global Services and the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

Leadership Across the Political Divide: Do Facts Matter?

Sponsored by the NYU Leadership Initiative in partnership with the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017

Time: 5:30PM – 7:00PM

Location: NYU Kimmel, 60 Washington Square South, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor

RSVP: bit.ly/DoFactsMatter

Featured Speakers:

Melody Barnes: Chair of the NYU Leadership Initiative Advisory Council and Former Director of White House Domestic Policy Council under President Barack Obama

Linda Douglass: Global Head of Communications for Bloomberg News and Media; Former Director of Communications for the White House Office of Health Reform under President Barack Obama and journalist with ABC News and CBS News.

Michael Gerson: Columnist for The Washington Post; Former Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning under President George W. Bush.

Jay Rosen: NYU Journalism Professor and Author of PressThink.

On the national stage, we’re witnessing debates about facts pertaining to crowd size, climate change and more. How did we get here, and is there a way forward when we can’t agree on the facts? During this program, we will engage in dialogue about this national debate and discuss leadership across the political divide in the age of facts and “alternative facts.” Audience members will learn from national leaders, engage in tabletop conversations and have the chance to voice their thoughts during Q&A.

Georges Lurcy Fellowship Program for Study in France

The Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust seeks to promote friendship and understanding between the peoples of the United States and France. This is achieved by supporting scholarly activities and exchanges which allow members of one society to learn more about the people and civilization of the other society. One dissertation fellowship will be awarded for one year in an amount to cover adequately educational costs, expenses of travel, and living expenses in France.  The student will be chosen without preference as to field of study or department, provided that the subject matter is uniquely French and requires study in France for an academic year.  Additional information about the Georges Lurcy Fellowship Program for Study in France is available here.

Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017

New York Community Trust Graduate Student Philanthropy Fellowship

Established in 1924, The New York Community Trust is the community foundation for the New York area.  Fellowships are offered in four areas:

  • Human and Youth Services, Workforce Development, Education, and Human Justice

  • Community Development, Civic Affairs, Arts, and Historic Preservation

  • Health, Behavioral Health, People with Special Needs, and the Environment

  • Communications and Marketing

Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples (500-1500 words a piece). In the subject line please put your first name, last name, and the Fellowship for which you are submitting the application; you may only apply for one position. Email application to Janet Reynolds-Fletcher, Administrative Assistant, at jem@nyct-cfi.org.

Deadline: Friday, March 24th, 5:00 p.m.

Summer Study Abroad Application Deadline Tomorrow

The last priority deadline to apply for summer study abroad programs and scholarships is tomorrow, March 21st. After this date, many programs will be closed and running wait lists, but select programs will continue to admit students on a rolling, space-available basis. Visit our web page for program dates, course numbers, sample syllabi, and more. Questions? Contact steinhardt.global@nyu.edu or 212-992-9380.

NYU Libraries’ Spring Grad Research Breakfast

NYU Libraries is getting ready for the final stretch of the term and invite you to join us for a special event: a Research Breakfast especially for graduate students on March 28, 2017

Come have breakfast, talk with our librarians about your project, and take care of those lingering research to-do list items. We’ll have specialists from across the disciplines who can help get you. Get more information and RSVP below.

  • Tuesday, March 28. 10:00am-12:00noon
    Bobst Library 10th-floor Graduate Student Exchange (northwest corner)
    RSVP

As always, watch guides.nyu.edu/grads for more news and events tailored particularly for graduate students.