Grad Students: Looking for a place to do your work? Bobst Library has a variety of spaces to fit your needs.

Please see our guide to locate a space that matches your preferred research environment:  Be sure to check out our reservable graduate collaborative rooms. These rooms come in a variety of sizes, from small 1-2 person rooms, to 4-6 person rooms, to rooms that hold 10-12. To reserve a graduate collaborative room, please go here:

*NOW AVAILABLE: Seats in the Bobst Dissertation Writers’ Rooms: These rooms offer shared, quiet office space and are available to PhD students with approved dissertation topics. When subscribers arrive, they simply choose one of the numerous desks and work as long as they wish. Each room includes 10 partitioned desks, available on a first-come basis. Amenities include your own personal Moby (mobile storage cabinet), and state-of-the-art ergonomic furniture, including Aeron chairs and single seating tables and wireless.

We use a lottery system to assign subscribers to these rooms. To sign up for the lottery, go to this link:

More information about Dissertation Writers’ Rooms can be found here:

The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

First Fridays Doctoral Research Colloquium + IRB Review

Attention Steinhardt Doctoral Students:

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

Our April 1st meeting will feature Professor Christopher Hoadley from Educational Communication & Technology, along with doctoral student Gabriela Richard. The research presentation will be followed by an IRB review and question and answer session with Professor Terry Astuto and Dean Perry N. Halkitis.

If you haven’t already done so, please send an email to Nancy Hall to RSVP. April 1 is the last First Fridays session of the year so we hope to see you there. As always, lunch will be served!

Want to get involved and represent your fellow Steinhardt students?

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) have opened elections for Executive Board positions for the 2011 – 2012 Academic Year. For information and applications, please visit the following websites:

Questions may be directed to each organization at and Good luck!

Renting, Your Rights, and Avoiding Student Scams, April 6th 3:45-5:45pm, Pless Hall 3rd Floor

Join Off-Campus Services for this informative workshop and learn helpful terms, procedures, and strategies to secure and maintain a successful off-campus living situation.  Find out what to expect in today’s market. An Off-Campus Housing Office representative will speak about the potential hazards of renting in New York, providing cautionary advice and information.  Market data, advisories and Tenants’ Rights resources will be provided. Come to this workshop to learn more, and to get your questions answered.

RSVP to Jessica Walker at

Co-sponsored by Off-Campus Services and Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs

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  There is no telephone or in-person registration.

Contact NYU’s Writing Center at 212-998-8866 or 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  ( or Marty McDonough ( 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:

Should you have any questions about the Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Grant, please email 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 ( 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

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

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
Please direct all questions to Bindi Patel at