Teaching Excellence Award

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Teaching Excellence Award Committee invite nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award 2008-2009.

All Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development full-time and part-time adjunct faculty who excel in teaching, mentoring, advising and interrelating with students, colleagues and alumni are eligible for the Teaching Excellence Award.  Awards of $1,000 each and a scroll will be given to no more than three recipients in each category.

In order to nominate a faculty member for this award, please submit the name of your nominee and a written statement of not more than 300 words in support of your nominee.  Nominations must be received by the committee no later than March 13th (deadline extended) in order to be considered for the award.

The Teaching Excellence Award gives us an opportunity to recognize outstanding teachers who influence our lives.

SEND NOMINATIONS TO:

Claude Blenman
Pless Hall, 4th Floor
82 Washington Square East
Teaching Excellence Award Committee
(212) 995-4191 – Fax
Email:  claude.blenman@nyu.ed

English Conversation Groups for International Graduate Students

Here is an opportunity for non-native English speakers to improve conversational English language skills.

International Graduate students can practice speaking English in a fun and informal setting. Sessions are free, and you do not need to register — just show up! Students can attend as many sessions as they wish, and no homework is assigned. English Conversation Groups are a great way to meet new people, strengthen your English language skills, and learn about American culture.

Individual Conversation Group schedule begins Tuesday, February 17, 2009 through Monday, April 20, 2009.

  • Mondays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Office of LGBT Student Services

Kimmel Suite 602, Cyber Lounge

  • Tuesdays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Warren Weaver Hall

251 Mercer Street, Room 317

  • Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Writing Skills Workshop

(a forum to ask questions about the American format of academic writing)

4 Washington Square Village, Room 1A

  • Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Midtown Center, 11 West 42nd Street, Room 1018

  • Thursdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tisch School of the Arts

721 Broadway, Room 445

  • Fridays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tisch School of the Arts

721 Broadway, Room 406

For more information go to www.nyu.edu/student.affairs/gradesl or contact Elisabeth Kuzina in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at elizabeth.kuzina@nyu.edu or by phone at 212-998-4412

Dean’s Grants for Student Research 2009 Information Session

Outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in NYU Steinhardt are invited to apply for the Dean’s Grants for Student Research 2009.  Undergraduates may be awarded up to $500 to explore an idea under the supervision of a faculty member.  Graduate students may be awarded up to $1,000 to explore a faculty-sponsored independent research project or a specific component of thesis or dissertation work, e.g. instrument development/validation or a pilot study.  Please visit http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/honors/grants to print out an application and for more information.

Students interested in applying for the Dean’s Grants for Student Research are invited to attend our Information Session on Thursday, February 12, 2009, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd floor, Anderson Room, 4 – 5pm.  This info session will answer specific questions on what to include in your proposal.

Please RSVP to Stephanie Santiago at stephanie.santiago@nyu.edu if you plan to attend.

Speaking Freely: Travel Without a Suitcase

 

Get a taste of a new language and culture without leaving home! Speaking Freely is available to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students and staff. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for ten weeks each semester at various locations on campus. Each week, you’ll learn how to communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity–a movie, concert, or neighborhood visit–as part of a small informal language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!

Spring sessions begin February 2 — visit http://www.nyu.edu/cas/speaking.freely/index.php for more information.

From the Associate Dean for Student Affairs

2009, a new year — change sure to abound

Energy, hope, optimism, ours to surround.

And among other things, I am so happy to welcome students new, students returning

To reading, writing, critical thinking, and learning,

To getting involved, staying informed, connecting

While considering new ideas, challenging differing opinions, and reflecting.

Spring semester 2009 will move at such a rate

May will be here — time to celebrate

The academic achievements of

Undergraduate and graduate students who will graduate.

But between now and then, you will be expected to retain

knowledge, skills, and attitudes passed along in our special scholarly domain.

Be an active participant, add rich dimensions to your studies and academic stages

Some of those opportunities spelled out on these pages.

Like the Dean’s Research Travel Colloquium, the Dean’s Grants for Student Research

And Study Abroad.

Visit, phone and <steinhardt.student.matters@nyu.edu>.

My staff and I want to hear from you.

And by the way, remember, we are in Pless Hall on 2.

Patricia M. Carey

MLK Week at NYU

“Connect, Collaborate, Change…”

January 19-24, 2009

On February 10, 1961, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech on our campus that advocated for civil rights and championed nonviolent protest for social change. For the fourth consecutive year, the University will commemorate Dr. King’s visit and his legacy by hosting a weeklong schedule of special events and programs. This year’s theme “Connect, Collaborate, Change…” reminds us of Dr. King’s message to come to together, work toward positive goals, and change our world for the better. For a complete listing of events including Steinhardt sponsored programs, visit www.nyu.edu/mlkweek.

Take the Challenge

Scholarships, Fellowships, and National Competitions…

NYU National Scholarship Competitions website: www.nyu.edu/scholarships/index.html

Links to Grants for Graduate Study: www.nyu.edu/scholarships/resources.html

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITIONS

The Director of Scholarship Programs (Silver 909C) oversees the application and endorsement process for all undergraduates at NYU. Please check each scholarship website for application information and eligibility requirements (such as minimum GPA). Also note that the NYU campus deadlines are often months in advance of the foundation deadlines, so begin your applications early! Stay informed about national scholarships by joining the National Scholarship Competition’s listserv — go to www.nyu.edu/scholarships and enter your NYU email address to join.

NYU Deadline: January, 2009

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship: for graduate study in the U.S., field of study is open; www.jackkentcookefoundation.org/jkcf_web/content.aspx?page=Grad

James Madison Fellowship: for graduate study leading to employment as a secondary school teacher of American history, American government, or social studies; www.jamesmadison.com

NYU Deadline: April 15, 2009

J. William Fulbright Grants: for one year of research, graduate study or teaching abroad; http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

Gates Cambridge Trust: for one year of graduate study or study for a second bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge; www.gates.scholarships.cam.ac.uk/

George J. Mitchell Scholarship: for one year of study or research at one of nine institutions in Ireland or Northern Ireland; www.us-irelandalliance.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=34

Marshall Scholarship: for two years of graduate study at almost any U.K. institution of higher learning; www.marshallscholarship.org/

Rhodes Scholarship: for two years of study toward a master’s or second bachelor’s degree at Oxford University; www.rhodesscholar.org/

Dean’s Grants for Student Research 2009 Competition

Outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in NYUSteinhardt are invited to apply for the Dean’s Grants for Student Research 2009. Undergraduates may be awarded up to $500 to explore an idea under the supervision of a faculty member. Graduate students may be awarded up to $1,000 to also explore a faculty-sponsored independent research project or a specific component of thesis or dissertation work e.g. instrument development/validation or a pilot study.

For those interested in applying, stop by our Information Session on Thursday, February 12, 2009, Pless Halll, 3rd Floor Student Lounge, 4-5 pm. This info session will answer specific questions on what to include in your proposal.

Questions? Tanya Gary, 212 998 5056, steinhardt.student.matters.@nyu.edu.

Planning to Submit the FAFSA?

Attend a Financial Aid Workshop on the FAFSA, Summer Aid opportunities and Financial Aid appeals.

Thursday, February 5, 2009,

12:30-1:30 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge