Teaching Excellence Award 2010-2011

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Teaching Excellence Award Committee invite nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award 2010-2011.

All Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
full-time and part-time adjunct faculty who excel in teaching, mentoring, advising and interrelating with students, colleagues and alumni are eligible for the Teaching Excellence Award. Awards of $1,000 each and a scroll will be given to no more than three recipients in each category.

In order to nominate a faculty member for this award, please submit
the name of your nominee and a written statement of not more than 300 words in support of your nominee. Nominations must be received by the committee no later than April 6th in order to be considered for the award. The Teaching Excellence Award gives us an opportunity to recognize outstanding teachers who influence our lives.


More detailed information about the selection process, eligibility and procedures can be found at:

NYU Students: Need Help Getting Started with Your Research for a Paper?

Bobst Library is providing one-on-one research assistance for NYU students who want help locating library materials relevant to their topic. Students are invited to make an appointment with a librarian who will assist you in developing an individualized research strategy for your topic.This service is designed for undergraduates but any NYU student (except Law, Medical, Dental and Poly School students) is welcome to sign up. Please note that this service does not include writing assistance.

Clinics will be held Monday through Thursday, March 28 – April 7, 2011. The specific times are indicated on the registration form. Appointments last about 25 minutes.To make an appointment complete the online registration form at http://library.nyu.edu/research/termpaper.html  There is no telephone or in-person registration.

Contact NYU’s Writing Center at 212-998-8866 or http://www.nyu.edu/cas/ewp/html/writing_center.html for details about writing support.

Doctoral Funding Opportunities

The NYU-CTSI is accepting applications from advanced doctoral students engaged in translational health research. Along with Jan Blustein, Perry Halkitis co-directs this program, which in addition to providing funding, is an excellent opportunity to engage with other doctoral students across disciplines who are engaging in health research. In the previous round, a Steinhardt PhD student received one of the six awarded fellowships. Six more fellowships will be awarded in this round.

If you would like to pursue this fellowship opportunity or have any questions, please contact Perry Halkitis  (perry.halkitis@nyu.edu) or Marty McDonough (mm1625@nyu.edu) in the Steinhardt Office of Research. Further information about the program is shown below. The deadline is MAY 9, 2011.


Elderhostel invites applications from doctoral candidates researching lifelong or later-life learning for the Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant. This $5,000 grant is awarded annually to a student in various disciplines including, but not limited to, psychology, education, gerontology, cognitive studies, neuroscience, leisure studies, aging and social work. Because the selection committee requires an abstract and description of your current research, you must already be engaged in your dissertation research.

Please note that the application deadline has been extended one month later to Monday, May 2, 2011 due to an erroneous email sent with this later deadline date. The website will be updated with this date soon. For further information, including requirements and the online application, please visit: www.roadscholar.org/grants.

Should you have any questions about the Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Grant, please email grants@elderhostel.org or call (617) 457-5529.   If you plan to pursue the grant described below, please work with the Steinhardt Office of Research and Marty McDonough (mm1625@nyu.edu) in particular.

Mayor Bloomberg Joins NYU in Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Commemoration

March 25, 2011 is the Centennial of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire which took the lives of 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women, and galvanized a movement for social justice. In concert with organizations and individuals across the country, a coalition of local organizers are spearheading commemorative events for the Centennial and the establishment of a permanent public art memorial (please see http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/).

While this commemoration is not an NYU event, the University is involved as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was located at 29 Washington Place (now the Brown Building next to Silver).  A coalition is organizing a procession on Friday March 25 at 11 am from Union Square to Washington Place off of the Park.  Volunteers are needed to help carry a shirtwaist that will have a sash with the name of one of the 146 victims of the fire.  The procession will be joined by puppet theatres, dancers, musicians, labor groups, student groups, etc. If you would like to assist with carrying one of these shirtwaists or have an idea about how you would like to join this procession to remember these workers, please contact Ted Hannan at th5@nyu.edu

Nia Awards 2011


Nia, a Swahili word meaning purpose, is the Center for Multicultural Education & Programs’ annual award ceremony and is a long-standing NYU tradition.

The Nia Awards are an opportunity to recognize the achievements of members of the NYU community for promotion of diversity and social justice in their work for NYU and New York City communities.

Nominate students, faculty, staff, and alumni for a Nia Award.

Deadline: March 31, 2011
Nomination forms and more information at www.cmep.nyu.edu.
Please direct all questions to Bindi Patel at bindi.patel@nyu.edu

Internship Opportunity at Education Trust

Education Trust, an organization dedicated to closing the opportunity and achievement gap for all students, has recently launched a summer internship program. They are looking for interns for the following teams: Communications, Legislative Affairs, K-12 Practice, Higher Education, Outreach and Campaign Support, and Publications.  Please submit your information as soon as possible if you wish to be considered.

You can find a link to their internship posting at: http://www.edtrust.org/dc/about/jobs/internships.

Innocence Project: Impact of Justice

Tuesday, March 29, 5:30PM – 6:30PM, Wasserman Center, Presentation
Room A, 140 East 14th Street, 2nd Floor

By using DNA Testing, the Innocence Project’s mission is to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. The Innocence Project’s groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defect. As a national litigation and public policy organization, they are committed to reforming the criminal justice system. Innocence Project staff attorney, Vanessa Potkin and an exonerated individual will share their journey to justice.

RSVP on NYU CareerNet (under ‘Events’)

Apply for the Pearson Prize Fellowships

The Pearson Foundation is awarding Pearson Prize Fellowships to 70 students in recognition of their academic achievement and commitment to local communities. Applications for the 2011 Pearson Prize for Higher Education are being accepted through March 18, 2011. The Pearson Prize offers:
• 20 Pearson Prize National Fellows a cash award of $10,000;
• 50 Pearson Prize Community Fellows a cash award of $500;
• Access to unique student resources and opportunities from the Pearson Foundation and from Pearson, the world’s leading learning company.

The Pearson Prize recognizes students who have:
• Been attending a two- or four-year school, or private sector college or university;
• Completed at least one year of college, or six months of an eighteen-month private sector program;
• Demonstrated leadership in community service.
Apply Now: Visit www.pearsonfoundation.org/pearsonprize to apply for the Pearson Prize.
• Completed applications must be received by March 18, 2011;
• Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 8, 2011.

After the Dissertation: Publishing your Scholarly Work

From the NYU Libraries:  Please join us on Tuesday, March 22nd at 4:00pm for "After the Dissertation: Publishing your Scholarly Work."
This session offers practical information and strategies for those completing their PhD dissertations and considering how best to share their scholarly work–as journal articles or a book, in print and digital form. Topics will include your rights as an author, how to think strategically about your publishing choices, what you need to know about copyright, and more.
To sign up, visit: https://webapps.library.nyu.edu/classes/