MLK Oratorical Contest – Call for Applicants – Deadline December 12th

The Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization’s MLK Oratorical Contest during NYU MLK Week honors the legacy of oratory. The event provides a venue for NYU graduate students to express their views on the theme of MLK Week, Beyond a Dream, through speeches, music, and poetry. The winner will receive a grand prize and VIP access to the University-Wide MLK Week event. Applications can be found on GSO’s website at steinhardt.nyu.edu/gso. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 12th. Join us for the event on Tuesday, February 3 at 7 PM in the Pless Hall first floor student lounge!

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Competitive Professional Development Reimbursement Fund – Deadline December 5th

Have you spent money on professional development this semester? Apply for Steinhardt GSO’s Competitive Professional Development Reimbursement Fund (CPDRF) ! Travel, accommodations, registration fees, workshop materials, and more are eligible for funding up to $250.00! Find out more about the application process here: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/gso/prof_dev/. Applications are due by December 5th by 5 pm.

U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria, 2015–2016

The Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission) manages the U.S. English Language Teaching Assistantship Program, which is funded by the Austrian Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Frauen). This program is an opportunity for U.S. teaching assistants, to gain classroom experience, and serve as linguistic and cultural ambassadors of the US in secondary schools throughout Austria. For complete details consult the Commission’s website http://www.usta-austria.at

NYU Steinhardt presents Stressbusters and Yoga

Need an ultra-mini vacay?

The NYU Stressbusters will be on hand to offer massages to the NYU Steinhardt community.  For one hour, we invite you to leave the cares of the world behind and luxuriate in this relaxing and tranquil experience. Refreshments will be served.

This event will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 12:30-1:30 PM in the Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge.

Spaces are limited. Please RSVP here.

Graduate Study in the UK & Abroad – General Info & Application Outline + UK Scholarships (Gates, Marshall & Rhodes) and Fulbright

When:  December 5 AND December 12, 2014 12-1pm
Where: Mulberry Conference Room, 295 Lafayette St (Puck Building)
(Catch the elevator to the 2nd floor, present your ID card and follow the signs.)

Jenni Quilter and Kris Larsen (NYU’s Office of National Scholarships) will discuss the ins and outs of applying for scholarships to graduate study in the UK, along with the Fulbright program. This session is most applicable to Sophomores and Juniors, though all years are welcome.

THIS EVENT WILL BE CATERED (pizza if there are approx. 20 students attending, chips and cookies if there are a lot more. Feel free to bring along your own lunch too.)

TO CONFIRM ATTENDENCE, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/studying-in-the-uk-abroad-tickets-14426073775
Please note that because this event is catered, we need to know for sure if you’re coming. If you need to cancel your RSVP, please follow the link again, giving us 24 hours notice.

Tea at 3 – Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Free sweets, coffee, and tea at next week’s Tea at 3. Representatives from the Steinhardt Office of Global Programs will be present to answer your questions about study away programs and scholarship opportunities.

Date: Tuesday, November 25, 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.

International Education Week Events

Celebrate international education and cultural exchange at the following events during International Education Week:

History and Future Directions of the GNU
Monday, November 17, 2014 from 1 pm – 2 pm
Info and RSVP: Email Erinn Duprey at eb125@nyu.edu

Let’s Talk International
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Learn more and RSVP.

Mind the Gap: An Intercultural Competence Workshop
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 12 pm – 2:30 pm
Learn more and RSVP.

Conversations of Color: “D is for Diversity”
Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
In investigating the globalization of children’s media, Dr. Moland spent nine months in Nigeria researching the new Nigerian version of Sesame Street, examining how producers are “localizing” the curriculum and using television as a tool to teach about diversity, inclusion, and national unity.
Learn more and RSVP.

Careers in International Development Education (panel discussion)
Friday, November 21, 2014 from 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn more and RSVP.

“Teacher: A Day in the Life”: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, November 21, 2014 from 7 pm – 9 pm
Learn more and RSVP.

Reminder – Sign up for Diversity Zone Training – Fri. 11/14/14

NYU Steinhardt Student Affairs is proud to collaborate with NYU’s Center for Multicultural Education and Programs to offer

Diversity Zone – Race, Ethnicity, & Class

Friday, November 14, 2014
11:00 am – 1:00pm

Joseph & Violet Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East
1st Floor Student Lounge

Diversity Zone training is designed to explore the basic issues that surround race, class, and ethnicity. Open to students, staff and faculty, Diversity Zone provides participants with tools and information on the roots, construction, and proliferation of these social identities as well as a basic understanding of the systems of privilege and oppression at work in our society. Participants in this interactive training will leave more culturally aware and competent and better prepared to become an effective ally. All those who complete Diversity Zone training will receive a participation placard acknowledging their commitment to diversity.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to secure your spot in this exciting opportunity.

Graduate Student Research Breakfast on Thursday, 11/20/14

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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:00am-12:00noon To RSVP, go to http://library.nyu.edu/grads
Bobst Library 10th-floor Graduate Research Exchange (northwest corner)