Conversations of Color: Processing Privilege

RSVP here to attend the next Conversations of Color: Processing Privilege. What is privilege and what role does it plays in our lives and communities?

Please join us for lunch as we discuss this topic at one of NYU Steinhardt’s most treasured traditions: Conversations of Color.

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time:  12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Location: Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East
Lunch will be served.

Do You Know an Influential Student? Washington Square News Influential Students Submission Form 2013

Every year, WSN profiles students who have made a meaningful impact on the NYU community. We are now accepting nominations for the 2013 Influential Issue. To submit a nomination, please send us the student’s name, school, year, contact information and a 100-word description about why the student is exemplary and deserves to be recognized. The last day to submit nominations is November 7, 2013.

Nominate a Teacher: NYU Distinguished Teaching Award

The Distinguished Teaching Award, established in 1987, is presented annually to outstanding full-time faculty members in recognition that, along with research, exceptional teaching, both within and outside the classroom, is among our institutional priorities.

Students, faculty, and alumni are invited to submit nominations. Past recipients of the award may not be renominated. The deadline for nominations is November 15, 2013.
For more information on criteria and how to submit a nomination, visit the University Distinguished Teaching Award site

Apply for a Summer Institute: Men Destined for Leadership

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship prepares high-achieving African American men to be leaders of great character who make significant contributions to their communities, our country, and the world. Our Intensive two-summer program includes:

  • High-level paid internships
  • Rigorous academic coursework
  • Comprehensive leadership and professional development workshops
  • Private briefings with influential leaders
  • Housing provided by the Institute
  • Service as teachers and mentors in the Institute’s Youth Scholar Academy

Participants join a network of more than 150 talented African American men across the world. Applicants must be college sophomores, demonstrate strong academic performance, exhibit leadership potential, and commit to two summers. All majors are encouraged to apply.  Applications for 2014 are open from November 15, 2013 to February 7, 2014.  Click here to apply.For more information about the Institute, please contact us at or 202-660-6975


Let’s Talk International – October 1, 2013

Let’s Talk International is a semi-structured discussion group and safe space for study abroad returnees, international students, third culture kids, and anybody interested in international/intercultural experiences to explore topics such as identity development, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural relationships, and general navigation of life across cultures.

Our next Let’s Talk International will be held on Tuesday, October 1st from 12pm – 1:30pm.

Lunch will be provided. Space is limited.

Details and RSVP:

Sponsored by the Office of Global Services and the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

NYU Center for Spiritual Life Newsletter

The air is getting cooler, classes are in full swing, Washington Square Park is bustling with activity; fall is officially here. Join the Center for Spiritual Life for a variety of events this month to help start the year off right.
If you would like to submit an event for our bi-monthly newsletter, please do so here.
Looking for a list of our classes?  Ongoing activities not listed below can be found on the Center for Spirituality’s website.  

Getting Out of Your Own Way – Empowering Yourself to End Procrastination
2013 ISA Fast-a-Thon: Bake Sale Volunteers Needed!
Stories From Judith Sloan’s: Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide
Catholic Center Freshman Retreat
Discover Your Pure Potentiality: Yoga Mini Retreat
The Silent Center: Mindfulness and Meditation in Four Faith Traditions
What Is Non-Duality?: Perspectives on Mystical Union From Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience
Are you Jewish? Want a Free Trip to Israel?


Join in the Global Conversation – NYU Bickel and Brewer Global Debate Program

The College of Arts and Science is proud to announce the second annual NYU Bickel & Brewer Global Debate Program which promotes civil discourse among students in preparation for leadership and service.

The Global Debate Program, coordinated by the College is currently accepting applications from students who wish to participate.  Teams will be formed this semester and they will start researching the topic:”Resolved: Freedom of the press should not extend to state secrets”

In the spring semester knock-out rounds (in NYC and through video to accommodate students abroad) will reduce the field to a “Sweet 16.” The final rounds take place in April and culminate in an awards ceremony with scholarship prizes (up to $5000) to members of the top teams.

For more information about the Global Debate Program and to participate, visit or e-mail

Announcing the NYU Reynolds R.E.A.L. Workshop Series:


The NYU Reynolds Program is pleased to announce the Fall 2013 R.E.A.L Workshop Series: programming designed to support social entrepreneurs and changemakers with practical skills and knowledge bases critical to success in the field.  The series is open to the public and to students and changemakers from across the entire NYU and greater NYC communities.  Nearly all of these events are free, unless otherwise noted.  Sessions are specifically targeted to different groups, including undergraduates, graduates and members of the executive and professional communities.  Space is limited and an RSVP is required for each event. Visit for more information.

This series digs deep into the NYU Reynolds network of social entrepreneurship and related professionals to feature a diverse collection of leaders who have honed their know-how through practice.  Each presenter will share their knowledge and breadth of experience, leaving participants with a tangible skill or lesson learned to apply to their own projects and changemaking trajectories.  All you need to bring is an open mind, and light food will be served!

Click here for the Fall 2013 schedule, RSVP links, and target audiences. Learn more about the REAL Workshop Series and read speaker bios.  We hope to see you there!

Getting Started for Graduate Students

Tuesday, September 17
3:30-4:30 pm
Pless Hall, 3rd floor Student Lounge
Join Professor Catherine Moore and Jeanne Bannon, Director of Counseling & Student Services on Tuesday, September 17th at 3:30 pm to discuss strategies on how to get organized and prepare for a successful new semester.