Triangle Shirtwaist Factory 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

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  There will be an open meeting for anyone interested in joining this event or creating your own event on Thursday March 17 at the Judson Memorial Church 239 Thompson Street in the village (see events calendar:

Steinhardt Awards Gala: NOMINATIONS ONLINE!

Taking place on April 26th, the Steinhardt Awards Gala celebrates outstanding students and faculty across the various departments in Steinhardt. It’s a wonderful way to end the year by celebrating peers and faculty, sealed with some true Steinhardt spirit!

We invite you to participate in this new tradition by nominating an outstanding faculty member who has positively affected your Steinhardt experience. Go to the link below to fill out the brief nomination form, and tell all your friends!  Nominations due by March 29th.

Stay tuned for information on being apart of the Awards Selection Committee as well as attending the event!

Internship with Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF; which directs the Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations

To view further details about this year’s youth assembly go here:
PURPOSE:  Interns sought for the preparation and planning of the 9th Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Focus: Youth Leadership and the Success of the MDGs.  Tentative dates 3-5 August 2011.
WHERE:  Preparation takes place at the Greenwich, Connecticut offices of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation.
RESPONSIBILITIES:  Assist in all phases: MDG/Youth Program Development, Overall Project Management, Coordination, Media and Diplomatic outreach and contact, Hospitality and Tourism for nearly 700 international guests in projects in and around UN Headquarters in New York.
START TIME:   Summer-Length Internship.  Interns are requested to work in the office for a minimum of 20 hours per week from mid-May through mid-August.
QUALIFICATIONS: Students interested in: Event Management, Hospitality, UN Relations, International Studies.  Reliable, neat and well spoken, proficiency in one of the above mentioned areas of interest, with positive team spirit, reference and proof of current university status, more than one language preferred.
CONTACT & HOW TO APPLY: Send a brief cover letter and your resume or short bio to FAF Intern Coordinator, Victor Izquierdo at:
Please apply by April 15th.

March 22nd – National Scholarship Competition Information Session

Want money to study what you’re passionate about?

Do you have a record of academic achievement and leadership experience?

Join us from 3:30pm – 4:40pm on Tuesday, March 22nd in the Pless Hall 1st Floor Student Lounge to learn how to apply for and win National Prestigious Scholarships open to NYU Steinhardt undergraduate and graduate students. This is your chance to learn about opportunities to help fund study abroad programs, research activities, and/or graduate school.


March 10th – Conversations of Color

Please join us for Conversations of Color on Thursday, March 10th, 12:30-1:45 pm, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 3rd floor lounge.  This month our topic will be The Politics of Hair Part Two: Personal Stories. Lunch will be provided.

The goal of Conversations of Color is to provide a forum for students, faculty and administrators to meet and talk about issues of diversity.  


March 4th First Fridays — CANCELLED

Attention — the March 4th First Friday’s Doctoral Research Colloquium session has been cancelled. We know this is a busy time of year for all of you and we will re-schedule Professor Bello’s session for the Fall 2011 semester. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and we look forward to seeing you next time.

Suggest an Idea for a Story, an Event or an Achievement for the Steinhardt Newsletter

The Steinhardt At a Glance Newsletter is looking for stories for its print and online editions that reflect the depth and breadth of our academic, research, and community experiences at home and abroad. If you have an idea for a story or know of an event or an achievement that we should publicize, please write and let me know ( Send a brief paragraph with your name, year, program, and department affiliation, and write ‘NEWSLETTER STORY’ in the subject line.

We also publish photo essays online and in our print edition. We welcome all ideas in this area, and hope you will take a minute to look at our site to read some of the essays. Here is an example from our graduation newsletter:

Attend Grad Student Workshops at Bobst and Visit the Grad Research Commons/Student Exchange

As another spring semester kicks off, we’re offering a chance to brush up your skills with a series of Graduate Student workshops. These workshops focus on learning how to organize your bibliographies, finding out to how to track down tricky citations, understanding the intricacies of processing and analyzing data, and even simply knowing your way around an American research library. For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to:

During the Fall semester we opened our long-awaited Research Commons on the 4/5 floors of the library. The Commons integrates spaces and services designed to enhance productivity and enrich the research process. Come visit the commons and find amenities suggested by, and designed for, graduate student researchers. Lastly, pay a visit to the 10th floor Graduate Student Exchange. The Exchange extends our efforts to provide graduate students spaces that encourage conversation and collaboration and provide a place for grad students to decompress and recharge.

The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working

New Mango Language Learning Database

NYU Libraries just acquired Mango, a language learning database. Mango helps users learn languages including Arabic, Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, and Russian. It also provides users with instruction on pronunciation, grammatical correctness, and cultural notes.

To access Mango from the library homepage ( select "Articles via Databases," and use the A-Z list. Mango will prompt you to create a profile before you can access it.

Questions? Contact your subject librarian ( or Ask a Librarian (