Looking Forward to Spring

The days may be short and right now extremely cold but Spring semester is rapidly approaching and for me that means longer days, warmer temps, leaves on the trees and excuses to sit in the park and ruminate on the meaning of life or how the Yankees will do this year without Matsui.  But I digress, for students, the opportunities are endless.  Make sure you check the blog for updated information on graduation.  Deadlines on how to be the Student Speaker at your graduation ceremony, where and when to pick up tickets for your friends and family.  For our undergraduates, make sure you visit USG  to find out about the Annual Semi-Formal.  Steinhardt graduate student should be on the look out for networking events with GSO and  Deans Hour with our Student Affairs staff.
The Counseling & Student Services staff will offer an array of workshops throughout the semester to help with your academic success (undergrad, grad, or doctoral) and you should always be on the lookout for our Bagel Breakfasts and our weekly Tea @ 3. We hope you take advantage of the many opportunities to get to know your peers, faculty, and staff.  Ideas? Suggestions for workshops or events? Please let us know.
In the meantime, stay warm, stay healthy, and stay focused on the possibilities of Spring.
Jeanne Bannon, Director, NYU Steinhardt, Counseling & Student Services

Advance Global Health Equity at Steinhardt

Bring the movement for global health equity to your campus.

Apply Now!

GlobeMed students at universities across the country are…

  • Partnering with a rural clinic in Ghana to reduce child malnutrition.
  • Working with a women’s center in Haiti to improve maternal health. 
  • Collaborating with community leaders in Mexico to train health workers.

About GlobeMed
GlobeMed is a network of university students who partner with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of the impoverished. The GlobeMed Network includes 19 chapters at university campuses throughout the country with partners that span the world from Mexico to Nepal. Since 2007, GlobeMed students have raised over $140,000 for public health projects in 21 communities around the world.

“I’ve watched our chapter grow from an idea into a determined group of students and a powerful voice for change. Together, we’ve helped our partner increase access to health services in Nicaragua. I am proud of and inspired by my peers for taking up the challenge with me and joining the movement for global health equity.” – Shannon Fuller, Chapter Founder of GlobeMed at Rhodes College.

Founding a Chapter
GlobeMed is currently accepting applications from passionate and committed students who are interested in bringing GlobeMed to their university. Chapter Founders will work with advisors from the GlobeMed National Office throughout the year to lay the foundation for a successful and sustainable GlobeMed chapter on their campus.  As a Chapter Founder, you will develop a long-term partnership with a grassroots health organization, establish GlobeMed as a student group at your university, and build a highly-effective team of dedicated students. Working alongside GlobeMed students from across the country, you will be part of movement of thousands of students who are dedicating their time and energy to improving the health of the impoverished.
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Together, we can build a more just and equitable world.
Find out more at www.globemed.org/founders .
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Who Will You Inspire to Dream?

“Who Will You Inspire to Dream?”




The 2010 NYU Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week Committee,  is pleased to announce this year’s theme, “Who Will You Inspire to Dream?” for the fifth consecutive year, the University will commemorate the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his 1961 visit to the NYU campus by offering a week of special events and programs from, January 18-23, 2010.

Undergraduate Course Announcement — Spring 2010

The Department of Humanities and the Social Sciences in the Professions is offering:
American Social Movements, 1950-Present: Power, Resistance, Identity.
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Spring 2010 Prof. Lisa M. Stulberg

Through the lenses of power, resistance, and identity, this course provides an introduction to American
social movements from the 1950s to the present. Drawing from history, sociology, and politics, it examines
a range of social movements, including: civil rights and Black Power, second and third wave feminisms,
gay and lesbian liberation and LGBT movements, and Right-wing mobilization. The course also examines
the question of how social activism on both the political Left and Right has changed over the past fifty years.

Call for Abstracts: 2010 NYU International Education Conference

“Re-Building Nations, Re-Thinking Education”
The International Education program At New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture,
Education and Human Development is pleased to host its Fifth Annual International Education
conference. We invite abstracts for presentations at the conference, to be held at New York
University’s Washington Square campus March 25 and 26th, 2010. This year’s conference, “Re-Building Nations, Re-Thinking Education,” will bring together
academics and practitioners to discuss the building, re-building, and re-imagining of nations
via educational institutions and practices.
In the 21st century, the notion of “nation-building” resonates in multiple contexts: from
reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, to charter schools in New Orleans
to re-imagining of
national identity in Germany. Why is education a crucial element of nation building? How
do national education systems serve as mechanisms for the formation of group identities
and the transmission of collective histories? What is the relevance of the nation-state in
an increasingly cosmopolitan global society?
The 2010 conference will address these and other questions. In bringing together students,
scholars, researchers, and practitioners, we aim to come to new understandings of the nature
of our work in the field and in the classroom. Proposals not directly related to this theme are
also welcome.

We seek individual and/or group proposals for paper presentations.
We will primarily use panel format for our sessions, although proposals for other kinds of presentations
may be submitted. Please e-mail us at NYUIE.2010@gmail.com for guideline submissions, and send
abstracts to that e-mail address by January 31 2010.

International Education Conference Committee, 2010
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University
NYUIE.2010@gmail.com http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/conference/ieconf2010

Be an RA, Peer Educator, or Stressbuster!


The Office of Residential Life and Housing Services is seeking Resident Assistants for the 2010-2011 academic year.  Simply visit our website to apply and take note of the deadlines below.  Applications for 2010-2011 RA Candidates:
-Available online: NOW!
-Deadline: Thursday, December 31, 2009
For more information on being an RA visit our website or email us! www.nyu.edu/living reslife.ra@nyu.edu


The Student Health Center?s Peer Education program is currently seeking students to become health peer educators  beginning in 2010.  Topic areas include Alcohol and Other Drugs, Fitness, Healthful Eating, Sexual Health, Sexual Assault, Sleep, Smoking Cessation, and Stress Management.  Small stipends are provided. Recommend this great leadership opportunity to your residents and provide more information by directing them to the Health Promotion Office of the Student Health Center.  Applications are available online

(www.nyu.edu/healthl/peer-ed.html).  Learn more and/or apply online before winter break.  Recruitment ends Feb. 1, 2010.


Would you or someone you know like to learn effective backrub techniques, have fun, and make a huge difference in someone else?s day? NYU’s Stressbusters program is presently recruiting new members to provide free 5-7 minute backrubs and wellness info to their fellow students across campus. If you?re interested in becoming a Stressbuster – or know someone who would make a stellar addition to the Stressbusters team, please visit the Health Promotion Office or simply go online to ( http://www.nyu.edu/shc/promotion/stressbusters.html) today! Training for this great volunteer opportunity resumes in February, but to interview for a spot on the team, you must submit an application online.

New Spring Course

The Department of Applied Psychology is offering another exciting course in Human Development during the Spring. 
Survey of Developmental Psychology
Professor Catherine Tamis-LeMonda
Tuesdays, 4:55-6:35
This course will examine the nature of psychological development in childhood & adolescence with attention paid to developmental implications for adulthood & old age. Rigorous analysis of developmental theories is undertaken with emphasis on research findings & methods as reported in current literature.

Opportunities for Transfer Students

Did you know that NYU has special programming, services, and involvement opportunities for transfer students? Transfer Student Services at the Student Resource Center helps connect transfers with each other and provide connections to NYU services and resources. Join the Transfer Student Listserv by sending a blank email to join-transfer-students@list.nyu.edu. Transfer Student Services is located in the Kimmel Center at 60 Washington Square South, Suite 210 and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 am until 9 pm and Fridays 9 am until 5 pm.

Top 10 Gifts To Give Yourself This Holiday Season

    Top 10 Gifts To Give Yourself This Holiday Season

    …. From the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs

10.    Go ice skating in Central Park. Or Bryant Park. Or Rockefeller Center. As long as you take part in this quintessential New York City Winter activity.

9.     Attend drop-in meditation or find out about the “toolkits” offered through the NYU Student Health Center’s Office of Counseling and Behavioral Health http://www.nyu.edu/shc/counseling/workshops.html

8.     Explore an outer borough. Have lunch in Queens, shop in Brooklyn, visit the Botanical Garden or Zoo in the Bronx, take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry.

7.     Plan an afternoon of activities without spending a dime! For free events going on around town, consult a freebie local paper, or check with your undergraduate or graduate student government.

6.     Create your own NYC tour! Rent and watch a movie that takes place in New York City and then visit the    locations featured in the film.

5.     Call a friend to join you for a matinee movie or Broadway play.

4.     Reduce or eliminate the amount of time you spend on-line for one weekend. Take some time to de-stress with your newly discovered time. Cook a meal. Dance around your room. Do some relaxation or visualization exercises.

3.     Set meaningful New Year’s resolutions. Make an appointment with NYU Steinhardt’s Counseling  and Student Services to discuss time management and study skills strategies for the New Year by calling 212 998 5065.

2.     Give back by taking part in a community service activity.

1.     Enjoy a good book over hot chocolate.