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

Take the Challenge

Scholarships, Fellowships, and National Competitions…

NYU National Scholarship Competitions website:

Links to Grants for Graduate Study:


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 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;

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

NYU Deadline: April 15, 2009

J. William Fulbright Grants: for one year of research, graduate study or teaching abroad;

Gates Cambridge Trust: for one year of graduate study or study for a second bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge;

George J. Mitchell Scholarship: for one year of study or research at one of nine institutions in Ireland or Northern Ireland;

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

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

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,

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

NYU in Albany Day

On Tuesday, March 3, 2009 NYU students, faculty, and administrators will travel to the State Capital for the annual NYU in Albany Day. You are cordially invited to be part of this exciting event. It is the centerpiece of the university’s advocacy efforts at the state level. For more information visit,

Summer Study Abroad

Join us for an unparalled opportunity to combine professional development with personal enrichment through study abroad. Earn from 6 to 12 points toward your degree. Summer 2009 program offerings include study in Brazil, China, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, and Ghana.

For more information, contact the Office of Special Programs at 992 9380 or at You may also visit

Meet the Deans of NYU Steinhardt

Come and meet your deans at the upcoming Dean’s Hours:

Undergraduate – March 3, 2009, 12:30 pm; Graduate – March 5,

2009, 12:30 pm, Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge.



Mary Brabeck, Dean

Ron Robin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Lindsay Wright, Associate Dean for Planning and Communication


Patricia M. Carey, Associate Dean for Student Affairs


Joseph Giovannelli, Associate Dean for Administration and Finance


Perry Halkitis, Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies


Steve Sagner, Assistant Dean for Development


Graduation Application

September, January, or May

Students must inform the Office of the University Registrar/Degree Audit and Graduation Services of their expected graduation date through Torchtone, 212 995 4747.

The graduation application periods are:

Conferral of Degrees Graduation Application Period

May 2009 Apply between 10/06/08 – 01/30/09

September 2009 Apply between 02/03/09 – 06/05/09

For more information, visit

Say Cheese!

The Steinhardt Senior Legacy Committee and the USG Senior Class President invite you to take your senior portrait! Schedule your appointments through Herff-Jones Photography by calling 1 800 OUR YEAR or visiting The school access # is 380. Appointments will be offered the week of February 9th in Pless Hall, 3rd floor Student Lounge. There is a $5 sitting fee due at your appointment. Questions? Doris Alcivar,

100 Nights Before Commencement

For graduating undergraduate and graduate students. Tuesday, February 10th, 4-6 pm, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor

Teacher Certification

If you are graduating in May and have not yet registered for the required New York State Certification Examinations, now is the time to do so. Please visit

Not sure which exams to register for? Contact Mark J. Perez, Steinhardt Certification Officer for the Steinhardt School at 212 998 5033, or your department’s certification liaison.

Handbook for Graduating Seniors

Visit to download your copy of the Handbook for Graduating Seniors.

Getting Ready

Download your Graduate Student Checklist for Master’s and 6th Year Certificate candidates. Visit to download your copy.

Where to Find

Information on policies & procedures: from Academic Integrity to Independent Study to Withdrawal from Courses, see your Doctoral Student Handbook, The Steinhardt School Graduate Student Bulletin, The Steinhardt School Undergraduate Bulletin, NYU Student Guide, The Steinhardt Student Guide, your department or program handbook.

Missing your copy of these publications? Office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Pless Hall, 2nd Floor, in your department, and at

Remember for all your graduation needs visit and