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.  

RSVP to http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/105617/rsvp-for-conversations-of-color

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 (dbw1@nyu.edu). 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: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/photo_essays/ghana2

http://blogs.nyu.edu/blogs/dbw1/ataglance/

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:  http://library.nyu.edu/grads

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 (http://library.nyu.edu) 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 (http://library.nyu.edu/research/lib_arc.html) or Ask a Librarian (http://library.nyu.edu/ask/).

PEACE CORPS THROUGH THE YEARS!

Over 200,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers since March 1st, 1961.

Join us and a panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s to hear stories from the field and take a look back at Peace Corps’ first 50 years!

WHERE? NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor

WHEN? Thursday, March 3rd @ 6:00pm

QUESTIONS? Contact NYU’s Peace Corps recruiter Caitlin Gokey (RPCV Namibia, 2005 – 2008) at peacecorps@nyu.edu, 212.998.4748

Undergraduate Transfer Credits

Have you checked your unofficial transcript lately for transfer credits? 

Make sure your transfer credits have been accepted and are currently listed on your transcript, especially if you are graduating this May.  If  you have any questions about your AP credits, or previous college transfer credits feel free to contact Belkis Baez at belkis.baez@nyu.edu

First Fridays Doctoral Research Colloquium – This Friday!

Attention – Steinhardt Doctoral Students:

This is a reminder that our March First Fridays Doctoral Research Colloquium is scheduled for this Friday, March 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Pless Hall Lounge.

This is a great opportunity to connect with doctoral students from across the departments and to learn about research going on at Steinhardt in an informal setting. This is one of only two more First Fridays sessions scheduled this semester so we hope you’ll join us. If you haven’t already done so, please send an email to steinhardt.grad.office@nyu.edu to RSVP. Our March 4th meeting will feature Professor Juan Pablo Bello from the Music and Audio Research Laboratory, along with doctoral students Aron Glennon and Eric Humphrey. They will be talking about their work on the computer-based analysis of music audio, and potential applications to retrieval, composition and sound design.

As always, Associate Dean Perry N. Halkitis and Nancy Hall will be there to answer your general questions, and of course, lunch will be served!

Professional Etiquette 101 for Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students

Don’t let your dining etiquette stand in the way of getting the job – Join us for a meal-time mock interview!
Professional Etiquette 101: A three course guide to meal-time interviews
Wednesday, March 23, 5pm-7pm, Le Pain Quotidien, 65 Bleecker Street
Enjoy a three course meal and interviewing tips from recruiters and career development professionals. Mastering interviewing skills is hard enough, but what about when your interview is over a meal? What do you order? How do you make conversation over appetizers? And which fork do you use?
REGISTER TODAY!
A fee of $10 is required to participate. To RSVP, visit the event listing on NYU CareerNet under Events > Seminars
This event is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students. Spaces are limited and fill quickly! First come, first served.
Bon appetit! www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/events/dining_for_success.php

National Scholarships Information Session on March 3, 2011

Join Kim Germain, Director of Scholarship Programs at NYU at the National Scholarship Information Session. She will discuss the application process for postgraduate fellowships in the UK & Ireland — Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge — and the Fulbright Grant for overseas study. 

Date: Thursday, March 3, from

Time: 12:30-1:45pm

Where: Silver Center, room 713