Financial Planning for NYU Study Abroad Info Session Series

Are you curious about study abroad?  Have you submitted an application to study at one of the Global Academic Centers?

The Office of Financial Aid will give study abroad funding tips to students who receive financial aid.  The NYU Office of Global Programs will inform you of internal and external grants and scholarships for study abroad.  Returning students will share tips about budgeting, saving money abroad, and strategies you can use to keep costs down!

Session Dates:

Wednesday, 2/23/11: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, 19 University Place, 102

Monday, 2/28/11: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, 5 Washington Place, 101

Tuesday, 3/08/11: 6:15pm – 7:15pm, 19 West 4th Street, 101

Friday, 3/25/11: 11:00am – 12:00pm, 19 University Place, 102

All sessions are the same, so you only need to attend one!

Dalai Lama Fellows Program

New York University has been selected as one of nine universities to offer the Dalai Lama Fellowship,
a new international educational program of the Dalai Lama Center. 

All full-time students – undergraduate, graduate and professional students –
who will be enrolled at NYU in Academic Year 2011 – 2012, are invited to apply.
For more information and to apply, please visit www.nyu.edu/civic.engagement

Please direct any inquiries to civic.engagement@nyu.edu or 212 998-2329

Exciting Mentoring and Research Opportunities with AERA

There are many opportunities for graduate students to get involved with American Educational Research Association and at the annual meeting. Keep your eyes open for specific opportunities within your divisions, such as a fabulous mentoring opportunity for members of Division H. Research, Assessment and School Evaluation or to present your research and receive feedback from experienced Division H members at the annual meeting? Division H invites you to participate in our first ever research forum for graduate students.More information is available at http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/studentaffairs/AERA or visit the AERA homepage.

Last Chance for a Refund for Dropped Classes

Graduate Student Spring Semester Refund Schedule
This is a reminder that the deadline to drop a class and receive a 55% tuition refund is Sunday, February 13, 2011. If you drop a class between February 14 and February 20, you will only receive a 25% tuition refund; no fees will be refunded after January 24.
Visit the University Bursar’s website for more info.

Are You Stuck On Your Paper? Visit the College Learning Center!

Writing a Paper:  Analyzing the Text to Develop Your Thesis

Are you stuck on your paper?  Having a hard time developing a thesis or confused about analyzing the literature? This workshop is designed for students in literature-based courses (English, Texts & Ideas, etc.) who need to practice close reading skills to formally analyze a text to write a paper.  You can apply the skills you learn to the text you’re working with in order to develop your own thesis for your paper.

This workshop will be run several times throughout the semester to help you practice your skills.  Visit the College Learning Center website to reserve your seat up to five days before each session.

Seats are limited.  If you are unable to attend a session for which you registered, please send an email to college.learning.center@nyu.edu at least 24 hours in advance so we could open the seat to another student.

Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, February 15, 6:15 – 7:00pm
Thursday, February 17, 2:15 – 300pm
Friday, February 18, 12:15-1:00pm
Tuesday, February 22, 6:15 – 7:00pm
Thursday, February 24, 2:15 – 3:00pm
All sessions will be held in the CLC@UHall.
*Walk-ins are welcome if seats remain available.

Keep in mind that CLC is also well-staffed with talented Learning Assistants who can see you on an individual basis to help you work through specific questions you may have in a variety of subjects.  No appointments necessary – just walk in according to our schedule!  Please visit our website for a current schedule of times, locations, and courses.

College Learning Center: www.nyu.edu/cas/clc or 212-998-8085
CLC @ Weinstein – 5-11 University Place (1st Floor) – between Waverly Place and 8th St
CLC @ UHall – 110 East 14th Street (main floor – UHall Commons) between 3rd & 4th Avenues.
Achieve Excellence!

Student Speaker Applications Due February 22, 2011

One graduating senior and one graduating graduate student will be selected to speak on behalf of his/her class.

If you would like to be considered for this special honor, please plan to submit the text of a graduation speech no later than Tuesday, February 22nd at 5:00pm. The speech may be serious, humorous, personal or more general, but it may be no more than 3 minutes long. For more information, please check out the Graduation website at http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduation/

Arch Award Applications Due February 18, 2011

The Arch Award is presented to both an undergraduate and a graduate student in recognition of the unique and beneficial quality of their cumulative record of service to classmates, the faculty, and the administration of NYU Steinhardt.

Download the Arch Award application form and the Arch Award Faculty Recommendation at http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduation/awards/.  Applications are due February 18, 2011.

For information regarding all things graduation visit our website at: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduation/

Dean’s Grant for Student Research Workshop….New Time and Location…..

Come join us for our Dean’s Grant for Student Research Workshop at our new time and location. Our Information Session will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011. Pless Hall, 2nd floor, in the Anderson Room at 4pm.

To RSVP Click here by Monday, February 16th. For those interested in applying, Find out about how to write a winning proposal.

Outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in NYUSteinhardt are invited to apply for the Dean’s Grants for Student Research 2011. Undergraduate may be awarded up to $500 to explore an idea under the supervision of a faculty member.

Graduate students may be awarded up or to $1000 to also explore a faculty-sponsored independent research project of a specific component of their thesis or dissertation work, e.g. instrument development/validation or a pilot study.

Questions? Contact Ingrid Sosa, 212-998-5133, is34@nyu.edu

UPDATE! NEW STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS!

Dear Students,

I liked to share some WONDERFUL! news with you!  The Office of Global Programs has made some wonderful changes to the study abroad scholarships that are offered to NYU students.  The new scholarship eligibility requirements and application forms are on the website: http://www.nyu.edu/studyabroad/financial.aid/

For more information, please attend one of the NYU Study Abroad Financial Planning Information Sessions:

Session Dates:

Wednesday, 2/23/11: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, 19 University Place, 102

Monday, 2/28/11: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, 5 Washington Place, 101

Tuesday, 3/08/11: 6:15pm – 7:15pm, 19 West 4th Street, 101

Friday, 3/25/11: 11:00am – 12:00pm, 19 University Place, 102

All sessions are the same, so you only need to attend one!

NYU Speaking Freely program

NYUSteinhardt Students,
NYU is offering an opportunity to enroll in free, no-credit language classes through the NYU Speaking Freely program. Classes begin next week (the week of February 14) and students can register quickly and easily through the online Web site http://www.nyu.edu/cas/speaking.freely/index.php. Please make sure that you take advantage of this great opportunity to learn a new language.

Patricia M. Carey
Associate Dean of Student Affairs