NYU Libraries: Panel Discussion on Managing/Organizing your Research

Hello from NYU Libraries!

  • Do you want to spend less than 20 hours compiling and formatting the bibliography for your thesis or dissertation?
  • Have you ever panicked at the thought of citing a tweet in APA style?
  • Do you have a million article PDFs in a thousand different folders on more than one computer, all named things like “gfc.211005.5.1.56”?
  • Do you want to learn more about different tools and workflows for managing your research?

If so, make sure to join us in the Grad Exchange (Bobst Library, 10th floor) on April 8, 2015, 3-4:30pm, for “Wrangling Your References: Research Management in the Real World,” a panel discussion about different options for research and citation management. Light refreshments will be served! RSVP at http://nyu.libcal.com/event.php?id=936477

Three researchers from different fields will reveal their secrets to making research and writing easier and more effective. Librarians will also be on hand to answer all your questions about personal research management tools like EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks/FLOW, and Zotero, including which one is right for you.

Studying in the UK & Scholarships: Rhodes, Marshall, Gates & Others

Information Sessions March 12 and April 2, 2015 for studying in the United Kingdom and the scholarships—the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Churchill and Mitchell—that will get you there.

This spring, the Office of National Scholarships at NYU is hosting TWO information sessions that will cover the basic differences between a North American graduate education and a U.K. one and help you search for programs that suit your research interests. We’ll also explain the ins and outs of five prestigious scholarships that pay for study in the U.K.: the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Churchill, and Mitchell (to Ireland and Northern Ireland). The deadline for NYU’s application development process for ALL of these scholarships is May 1st (see details here) so this is the time to start your research.

Studying in the UK I – March 12, 2015   TIME: 5.30-7pm    LOCATION: Silver Room 414 There are many reasons why studying the U.K might be a good idea. You might benefit from studying another set of institutional structures (for instance, working in comparative public policy), or want a trans-Atlantic education. If you already have a Masters, you might be drawn by the possibility of enrolling in a Doctorate of Philosophy, which is essentially a three-year graduate degree that would give you the British equivalent of a PhD. We’ll cover these scenarios and more, offering a glossary of different terms and web-resources you should use as you research your options.

We will also offer a 20-minute overview of UK Scholarships, the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Churchill, and Mitchell (to Ireland and Northern Ireland), explaining NYU’s application development process and answering questions you may already have. We’ll then be joined via Skype by NYU alumni currently studying at Oxford, who can answer your questions about what it’s like to study at Oxford and in the U.K.

Studying in the UK II – April 2, 2015 Time: 5.30-7pm Location: Silver Room 411
This is a more intensive look at the UK Scholarships and the application process. The information session will begin with a consideration of past winners (particularly of the Rhodes, Marshall and Gates). We’ll focus on the differences between each application (what a Marshall application actually looks like, as opposed to a Gates), and what each scholarship foundation is looking for. We will also explain NYU’s application development process.  We will then be joined by a panel of students who applied for these scholarships last year. They’ll talk about how they decided to apply, what the application process is like, and what they wish they’d known before they began. A 20 min Q&A will follow.  This event will be recorded, but only pieces of it will be placed online at www.nyu.edu/scholarships. This is a one-off event.

Students from ALL years are welcome, though you will need to be at least a senior in Fall 2015 to be eligible for these scholarships. You will need to research each scholarship in detail for further information about eligibility.

Grad Students: Join us for a Final Stretch Research Breakfast

Greetings from NYU Libraries! We invite you to join us for one of two upcoming “final stretch” research breakfasts for graduate students.
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 (re)oriented to our resources, get you started with citation management tools, and help you get the most out of our collections and services.This informal event lasts for two hours, and you can come and go as you like during that time.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10am-12 noon RSVP
  • Thursday, April 2, 2015 10am-12 noon RSVP
For more information about this event and other library services for graduate students, see: http://guides.nyu.edu/friendly.php?s=grads

Crochet and Cuisine is back!

The Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs invites the NYU Naughty Knitters to share their talents with the NYU community.  We are hosting some good crochet and knitting fun. Amateurs and experts are welcome!  All completed items will go to a charitable cause in our community.  We invite you to come out and explore this most enjoyable and relaxing craft. Lunch will be served.

This event will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 12:00-2:00 PM in the Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge. Spaces are limited. Please RSVP here.

Strategies for Success – Study Skills for graduate students – CANCELLED

If you are interested in the information provided at this workshop please set up an appointment by calling 212-998-5065 or email jeanne.bannon@nyu.edu.

Join Jeanne Bannon, Director of Counseling & Student Services for an interactive workshop on Strategies for Success – Study Skills for graduate students.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 2015 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Pless Hall, 3rd floor Student Lounge

RSVP at  http://sgiz.mobi/s3/RSVP-STRATEGIES-FOR-SUCCESS

 

Conversations of Color: The Ferguson Effect – March 12, 2015

RSVP here to attend Conversations of Color: The Ferguson Effect – New Media & New Movements for Racial Justice.

Media, Culture, and Communication professor Dr. Charlton McIlwain will engage us in a discussion about the role that media played in mobilizing citizens to protest recent high-profile cases of racial injustice related to crime, policing, and the U.S. Criminal Justice system. How did we get here and where do we go from here?

Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm.

Lunch will be provided.

At Conversations of Color, Steinhardt students, faculty, and administrators discuss race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual belief, ability, gender identity/expression, economic class, and other related topics of diversity.

Sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

Tea at 3 – March 10, 2015

Bring your questions about teacher certification to next week’s Tea at 3 where there will be knowledgeable representatives AND free refreshments. A perfect study break!

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

Senior Portraits for the Class of 2015 – March 4-6, 2015

It’s your year – Capture the moment!
Senior Portraits for the Class of 2015

* Final Portrait Session *

When: Wednesday, March 4th – Friday, March 6th

Where: Pless Hall 2nd Floor, Open Conference Room

Sitting Fee: $5.00

Schedule your appointment at www.ouryear.com, entering  school code 380 or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEARTM (687-9327)

When you schedule your appointment, you will receive complete  information on how to prepare for your portrait sitting. Don’t forget that you can use these portraits for your Professional Networking and Job Search sites.

Don’t miss out on capturing this once in a lifetime achievement!

 

Faith Zone Ally Training – Friday, March 6, 2015

The Office of Student Affairs is proud to co-sponsor with the Center for Spiritual Life

Faith Zone Ally Training
Friday, March 6, 2015
10am-1pm
Pless Hall, 1st Floor Student Lounge
Click here to RSVP

Faith Zone is a training workshop designed to promote spiritual and religious literacy and dialogue. NYU students, faculty, and staff members can participate this training to become Faith Zone certified. Faith Zone Trainings (FZT) are a resource for students, faculty and staff on campus who desire innovative and participatory training, contextualized resources, and honest dialogue about religion & spirituality.

Based upon the Safe Zone model which is used to educate groups about the LGBTQ community, these FZT sessions take a dual approach that integrates theory and practice. In doing so, FZT engages participants in activities which will increase religious literacy and offer practical tools for learning about religion and spirituality.

Topics covered include reflecting on personal experiences with faith and spirituality, examining the global and local context for various religious traditions represented at NYU, as well as discussing tips for creating a safe and welcoming environment in one’s office, residence hall, student group or classroom. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and placard to display verifying the completion of the training.

RSVP today! Lunch is provided. Open to all Steinhardt students, faculty, and staff.