2012-13 Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Speaker Series

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to continue the 2012-13 Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Speaker Series
Join us on December 5, 12:00pm – 1:30pm for an engaging and interactive afternoon with Colin Beavan (aka “No Impact Man”), Author, Activist, Green Party Congressional Candidate, and Executive Director of the No Impact Project. The event takes place at NYU Wagner’s Rudin Family Forum in The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY.  It is free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP is required by clicking here or by cutting and pasting http://bit.ly/beavanRSVP into your browser.

Named by MSN as one of the “Ten Most Influential Men” and chosen as an “Eco-Illuminator” by Elle Magazine, Colin is an author, filmmaker and one of the world’s best known spokespeople on environmental issues, consumerism and human quality of life. In his talk “To Hell With Sustainability” Colin will discuss how the limited objectives of standard sustainability programs must be expanded in order to save the planet, improve human quality of life, and make “sustainable” business attractive to customers.

Now in its seventh year, the Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Speaker Series features a remarkable selection of social entrepreneurs and related leaders who have launched extraordinary programs, companies and movements addressing the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.  Reflecting the NYU Reynolds belief that social entrepreneurship is a meta-profession drawing on cross-disciplinary knowledge and practice, the series presents prominent social entrepreneurs and leaders from across the spectrum of public and professional sectors who will share their insights as cutting-edge, far-reaching change makers.

To learn more about the NYU Reynolds Speaker Series, and to access our audio and video library of previous speakers, click here or cut and paste http://bit.ly/p9Y2 into your browser. The audio and video library is also available from the podcast section of iTunes. Search NYU Reynolds Program.

To learn more about the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship, please visit us at http://www.nyu.edu/reynolds.

GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 12pm -3pm
Research Commons | Fifth Floor | Bobst Library

RSVP by registering here: http://bit.ly/GISnyu

Come celebrate GIS Day @ NYU at the first annual GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair!
GIS Day is a worldwide celebration held on the Wednesday of the third week of November each year. (What is GIS? A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of geographically referenced data.)
Stop by the GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair and check out the information booths, see lots of maps, meet GIS faculty and professionals, and learn more about GIS tools and spatial data resources here at NYU.

What is GIS? A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of geographically referenced data. – ESRI. GIS enables users to integrate various data into one system, overlay map layers, analyze and model spatial data and, finally, visualize the results in maps, reports and charts. GIS can be used to represent any data which has a geographic component and is currently utilized in many fields including urban and regional planning, disaster planning and emergency management, natural resource management, environmental planning, public health, public utility, engineering, weather forecasting, history, archeology, political science, food science, housing, and many more. http://nyu.libguides.com/GIS

GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair:
Info Booths * Faculty Corner * Lots of Maps * Videos * Games and Prizes
Light refreshments will be served.
To register and for more information see: http://bit.ly/GISnyu

Contact: nyugisday-group@nyu.edu

NY Cares Coat Drive for ‘Sandy’ Victims

The NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education is starting an NY Cares Coat Drive location today, with all outerwear donations going to victims of Sandy. Students, staff, and friends are all welcome to donate. We have a box set up currently and will have additional set-ups later this week. The drive will be held through the end of the semester and is set up in our offices at 5-11 University Place, ground floor of Weinstein Hall, right behind Peet’s Coffee.

Grad Students: Breakfast with the Librarians

Grads, as you prepare for the final stretch of the fall semester, join NYU Libraries for a breakfast event where you can talk with librarians about your research project(s) and take care of those lingering to-do list items. We’ll have specialists from across the disciplines who can help get you (re)oriented to our resources, get you started with citation management tools, and help you get the most out of our collections and services. This informal event lasts for two hours, and you can come and go as you like.

DATE: Wednesday, November 28 TIME: 10am to 12 noon PLACE: Bobst Library, 10th floor Grad Student Exchange (northwest corner) To RSVP, go to: https://webapps.library.nyu.edu/classes/#2012-fall-research-breakfast We look forward to seeing you there!

Conversations of Color – Intercultural Relationships on Thursday, November 15th

In celebration of NYU’s International Education Week, please join Steinhardt’s Office of Counseling and Student Services and the Office for International Students & Scholars for an interactive discussion about Intercultural Relationships: Barriers, Benefits, and Pathways to International and U.S. Engagement in Our Community.

Thursday November 15th, 2012 12:30pm-1:45pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge
Refreshments will be served

To RSVP, please visit: Conversation of Color RSVP
To learn more about Conversations of Color, visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/studentaffairs/ConvofColor


Point Foundation Scholarships

Point Foundation, established in 2001, was initially funded by a grant from Bruce C. Lindstrom & Carl T. Strickland. Point Foundation is what it is today—the premier national LGBTQ non-profit organization designed to nurture the LGBTQ leaders of the next generation – because of the generous support of others. Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

Please visit the Point Foundation’s Scholarship page for more information. Part 1 of the application is due by January 14, 2013

Need Help with Your Research Project?

October 29th – Nov 1st, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Academic Resource Center, LL04, (18 Washington Place, Lower Level)

Join the NYU Libraries and the University Learning Center for four nights of free, walk-in services designed to help you research smarter and faster.

Get personalized help on current research projects and term papers, from drafting a research question, to designing intelligent searches, to organizing and creating a bibliography in minutes. Bobst Librarians and ULC Learning Assistants will be on hand to work with you individually and to show you how to streamline your research and utilize the vast resources available to NYU students.

Be sure to come with a current research project and your laptop! No RSVP required – drop in anytime during the walk-in hours, 6:30-8:00pm!

Need library or research help right now? Here are 6 ways to get help.

For free peer tutoring and other academic skills workshops, visit the University Learning Center at www.nyu.edu/ulc