This Week is the 7th Annual International Open Access Week

Open Access Week provides a yearly opportunity for members of the research community to come together to promote increased access to scholarly work across disciplines. It is also a great chance for those looking to know more about open access to get the information they need.

To learn more about Open Access Week and find out about free online educational events, please visit their

To learn more about open access in general, including ways in which open access can help you in the development of your research impact, please contact the Scholarly Communications Librarian, April Hathcock, or visit the NYU Libraries Research Guide on Copyright for Authors and Creators.

Call for Nominations: 2014-2015 Distinguished Teaching Award

The NYU Office of Faculty Resources recently announced that nominations are being accepted for the 2014-2015 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA). The DTA highlights NYU’s commitment to teaching excellence and is given annually to outstanding members of the faculty.

Since the award was established in 1987, 10 faculty members from NYU Steinhardt have received this honor in recognition of their cutting-edge research, exceptional teaching, and dedicated advisement to students within and outside the classroom. With three of our faculty receiving this award in the past five years, we want to continue this momentum of recognizing our world renowned faculty. Nominations can be emailed to Steinhardt Teaching Awards Committee at

For more information about the nomination procedure, please visit:

Safe Zone Ally Training – Friday October 24, 2014

RSVP Today!

Safe Zone is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff, and faculty who support the LGBTQ population, understand some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, and are aware of the various LGBTQ resources. The three hour training session provides a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQ students and those questioning their sexuality.

All Steinhardt faculty, administrators, staff, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, of all departments, are invited to participate.

This three hour training session provides a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQ students. Individuals who complete this training and then choose to post a Safe Zone card should be comfortable with LGBTQ students approaching them to talk about LGBTQ related issues, or to help students find campus or local resources.

Friday, October 24, 2014
11am – 2pm
Joseph & Violet Pless Hall
82 Washington Sq East, 3rd Floor Lounge
Lunch will be provided

Click here to register.

International Advisory Committee (IAC) – October 22, 2014

Connect with other globally-minded students by joining NYU Steinhardt’s International Advisory Committee (IAC).

The IAC is open to all Steinhardt students interested in intercultural exchange, international diversity, and being involved in student activities.

Register here for the next meeting: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 1 PM – 2:30 PM.

Tea at 3 – Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Spring 2015 registration begins next month. Have questions about registering? Bring them to next week’s Tea at 3 where there will be knowledgeable Steinhardt Advisement and Registration Services representatives AND free refreshments. A perfect study break!

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

Conversations of Color: Body Politics – October 23, 2014

Conversations of Color: Body Politics. Dr. Sajnani, professor of Arts Based Research in NYU Steinhardt’s Drama Therapy Program, uses dramatic action methods to connect personal and social identities and to explore how we travel between intersecting cultural spaces. Please join us for this special event as Dr. Sajnani leads an exploratory discussion and workshop about intersectionality at one of NYU Steinhardt’s most treasured traditions: Conversations of Color.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM – RSVP here. at NYU

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Applying to Graduate School & Post Undergraduate Plans, Thurs Oct. 16, 2014

Is Graduate School your next step after completing your undergraduate degree at NYU Steinhardt? Join Sheila Lynch from the Wasserman Center and Justine Kelly-Fierro from Steinhardt Student Affairs for an interactive workshop on strategies for applying to Graduate School successfully. After attending this workshop, you will be able to answer the question, Why Grad School? Contemplate your values and their relationship to career goals, as well as learn the steps you’ll need to take to apply to the right program for you.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
3:30 – 5pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Lounge

To RSVP, please click here.