International Lecture Series Sponsored by The Wasserman Center

Tuesday, 10/25/11 5pm to 6pm @ The Wasserman Center

Patricia Moore Nicholas, Project Manager in Carnegie Corporation’s International Program, will discuss her experiences working in the field of international affairs. She focuses on grantmaking concerning a range of peace and security issues. She developed and implemented the Corporation’s grantmaking program on biological weapons nonproliferation. She also remains involved in the Corporation’s nuclear weapons grantmaking.

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Thursday, 11/17/11 5pm to 6pm @ The Wasserman Center

Dr. Nancy Walker currently teaches at Ankara University’s Center for African Studies. She has been living in Turkey since 2007, where she was a Visiting Scholar at Bilkent University and also consulted and guest lectured on African security and development. From September 2009 through February 2011, Dr. Walker served as the founding Director and then Senior Fellow at the Ansari Africa Center of the Atlantic Council.

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The Faculty Resource Network Student Exchange Program – Spring 2012

The NYU Faculty Resource Network has established a student exchange program for outstanding undergraduates between New York University and three historically black and two Hispanic-serving colleges: Morehouse College, Spelman College, Xavier University of Louisiana, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, and University of the Sacred
Heart in Puerto Rico.

New York University students who are accepted into the exchange program will spend a semester of full-time study at one of the participating institutions listed above.

The application deadline for Spring 2012 is October 31, 2011. Applicants will receive a decision on or around November 15, 2011.  For more information and application, please visit the Student Exchange Program.

Pass/Fail Grade Request Deadline

If you are taking a Fall 2011 course given with weighted grades and wish to take it as ‘pass/fail’ instead, you must fill out and submit a Pass/Fail grade request by MONDAY, OCTOBER 10. The form is available in the Office of Student Affairs, Pless Hall, 2nd Floor and must be approved by your advisor. Undergraduates: please note that requesting a pass/fail grade disqualifies you from the Dean’s List for the semester.

Are You a May 2012 Graduation Candidate?

You must apply to graduate! The graduation application period for the May 16, 2012 graduation date is 10/3/2011 to 2/3/2012.  Your degree requirements must be completed by May 15, 2012.   Sign on to ALBERT and apply now!

For more information, please visit the Office of the University Registrar web page.

Grad Students: Get Your Career In Gear: Public Service Careers – Non-profit, Foundations, Government

Please join us as we bring together students, alumni, and professionals in the fields of Non-profits, Foundations, and Government to network, socialize, and to discuss job and career opportunities. Graduate students and alumni are invited to network with experts and to learn how to capitalize on your degrees, identify emerging career possibilities, and to market the skills gained through your academic course work and professional experiences.

Date: October 13th at 5:30-6:30pm
Location: 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor (between 3rd & 4th Avenues)

Panelist include:
Doug White, Academic Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising
Marilyn Piels, Director of Communications for World Education Services,
Alexis Siegel, Peace Corp Recruiter
Randy Swartz, Director, Collection, North Atlantic Area, Internal Revenue Service

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Attaining Career Goals through Publication: The Art of the Op Ed

For Juniors, Seniors, Grad Students
Monday, October 24th, 5:00-6:30PM
Location: The Wasserman Center, Presentation Room B

The ability to synthesize one’s thoughts and craft a 600-word op-ed for a periodical or blog will do much to advance your career or gain admission to a top graduate school.  An impressive list of publications will separate you from the masses of other qualified candidates for a job or grad school admissions. 

This program will feature how to determine which topic to write about, how to structure the op-ed, and when to submit.  There will also be an emphasis on establishing relationships that ensure that op-eds from members of the NYU community will be published.
Our guest speaker, Jonathan Yates, has had hundreds of op-eds appear under his byline in Newsweek, The Washington Post and other periodicals and websites. He has worked as Press Secretary for a Member of Congress and Speechwriter for a major trade association. He has degrees from Harvard University, The Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University Law Center.

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There’s Still Time to Apply for an NYU Green Grant!

If you have an innovative idea to make NYU more sustainable, this is your chance to receive the funding, recognition and support you need to make it happen. Each semester, grants are awarded to students, faculty and staff to lead projects that identify and address sustainability challenges at NYU.  Since 2007, we’ve funded dozens of diverse projects like the NYU Bike Share, Green Lease Report, Community Agriculture Club, and Green Apple Move Out. These and other projects have become an ongoing part of the work to sustainably transform our campus.

Apply now for a Green Grant of up to $20,000!

Deadline: October 24th

All current NYU students, staff and faculty members are welcome to apply. New grants are selected each fall and spring semester and are expected to be implemented within two semesters after the launch date.

Proposed Green Grants will be selected based on their environmental and educational impact, feasibility, scalability and innovation. If you are interested in applying, submit your proposal online no later than October 24, 2011. A new round of grants will also be selected in the Spring.

To guide you through the application process, please refer to the Green Grants Application Toolkit. For more information on the Green Grants program, including application process and timeline, examples of past projects, and a detailed explanation of the submission criteria, visit our website.

Speaking Freely – Free Language Classes

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.

Speaking Freely offers sessions in Arabic, Cantonese, Czech, French, German, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish. It’s all free–and easy. Meet new people and have fun. It’s the perfect way to try out a language and culture before you study or visit.

Job Opportunity: Steinhardt Tutors at the University Learning Center

The University Learning Center is looking for Steinhardt students to serve as tutors for Advanced College Essay, Nutrition, Human Anatomy & Physiology and Applied Psychology courses. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and an A- or higher in the course you will tutor. This is a paid job opportunity.  Please contact Tyrell Davis at tyrell.davis@nyu.edu for application and additional information.

Libraries Graduate Student Reception!

The Annual Graduate Student Reception will be held on Thursday, September 15th, at 6:00pm in the 6th Floor North Reading Room of the NYU Bobst Library. There will be free food and drinks, a raffle with great prizes, and most of all a chance to mingle with fellow graduate students and meet your librarians.

To RSVP, go to this link.

Enjoy!