Join the Graduate Student Organization at the Annual MLK Oratorical Contest!

Please join Steinhardt’s Graduate Student Organization at the Annual Martin Luther King Oratorical Contest! At this event, student will Honor Dr. King’s legacy with different performances.:

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: King Juan Carlos I Center Screening Room – 53 Washington Square South

You can RSVP at the following link:

NYU Bobst Library’s Coles Science Center presents: “Aberrant Waste: Ocean Plastics” A talk by Max Liboiron

DATE: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
TIME: 5:30-7:00PM
LOCATION: Bobst Library, 2nd floor, South wing, Avery Room
RSVP required:

There is plastic in every ocean in the world. Plastic is a unique pollutant that defies current theories and practices of pollution control we have come to depend upon. This illustrated talk will focus on a single sample of ocean plastics taken from the North Pacific Ocean and follow the threads of how it was collected, how samples are used in science and advocacy, their place in the popular imagination, and how an individual specimen can and cannot scale up to illuminate a new global pollution that will characterize the twenty-first century.

Max Liboiron is a PhD candidate in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU and is the Regional Co-Director of the Plastic Pollution Coalition East Coast.  You can find more about Max’s work on plastics at

For more information about the talk, please contact Jill Conte at

NYU International Opportunities Fair!

You are invited to attend the NYU International Opportunities Fair! Stop by to learn about the study abroad programs available to NYU students.

WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2012, 11:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hemmerdinger Hall (Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, 1st Floor)

  • FIND OUT about courses at NYU’s study abroad centers in, Abu Dhabi, Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC.
  • TALK to NYU study abroad alumni, staff, and academic advisers.
  • DISCOVER financial aid and scholarship opportunities for study abroad.
  • WIN fun raffle prizes!!!!!!!!!

We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Are You a May 2012 Graduation Candidate?

You must apply to graduate! The graduation application deadline for the May 16, 2012 graduation date is February 3, 2012!  Your degree requirements must be completed by May 15, 2012.   Sign on to ALBERT and apply now!

For more information, please visit the Office of the University Registrar web page.

NYU MLK Week Conversations of Color – Thursday, February 9th, 12:30-1:45 pm

Please join us for Conversations of Color on Thursday, February 9th, 12:30-1:45 pm in the Pless Hall 3rd floor lounge, 82 Washington Square East. Conversations of Color welcomes any and all students, faculty and administrators to meet and talk about issues of diversity related to culture and identity.  Our topic this month will be Colorism.  Our session will include a screening of the film BLEACHED, followed by discussion. RSVP to

Conversations of Color is sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.  If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Walker at

Dalai Lama Fellows Program

New York University is one of eight universities to offer the Dalai Lama Fellowship, an international program of the Dalai Lama Center.
One fellow will be chosen from each university to receive up to $10,000 toward a year-long project of his of her design in one of four focus areas:
1. diminishing violence; 
2. mitigating income and wealth inequities;
3. encouraging cross-cultural and inter-religious communications and understanding; 
4. promoting environmental sustainability.    

All full-time students – undergraduate, graduate and professional students – who will be enrolled at NYU in Academic Year 2012 – 2013, are invited to apply.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2012

Please direct any inquiries to or 212 998-2329.

NYU MLK Week 2012: 7 Issues, 7 Leaders, 7 Minutes

Thursday, February 9, 7:00-9:00 PM, Kimmel Center Eisner and Lubin Auditorium

What is the Future of Diversity in the Media, Arts, Education, Cities, Economy, Immigration and Activism? Find out at the university-wide event during MLK Week at NYU, featuring 7 leaders from various areas speaking for 7 minutes on 7 topic areas surrounding this year’s theme, The Future of Diversity: Here & Now. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Cornel West, Princeton University Professor, philosopher and influential intellectual, who will address the issue of activism; and Dr. Mitchell L. Moss, Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation and Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, who will speak about the issue of cities. We will also be presenting the NYU MLK Jr. Humanitarian Award to Associate Professor Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen, an NYU Alumnus and the Founding Director of NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute and co-founder of the Museum of Chinese in America.

Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP at
***Please note that you must register via the Eventbrite link above (up to 3 reservations per person) and bring you Eventbrite confirmation to the event to receive a physical ticket to the event on a first come, first served basis.***

Steinhardt Undergraduate and Master’s Student Research/Creative Project Award

Grants Awarded: Up to $500
Grant Proposal Deadline: March 1 by 5:00 PM

Outstanding undergraduate or master’s Students at NYU Steinhardt are invited to apply for the Steinhardt Undergraduate and Master’s Student Research/Creative Project Award.  Students may be awarded up to $500 to conduct a research study or creative project under the supervision of a faculty member. The proposed research or project must be conducted within the time specified, and adhere to guidelines established by the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects. Award recipients are expected to submit a written report of no more than 5 pages by July 1st of the year following the award. The report should include a summary of the work undertaken, products created, and how the funds were used.

Requirements: The grant proposal must contain 1) complete application cover page; 2) an abstract, i.e. one-paragraph summary of your proposal, separate from the body of the proposal, including a title and bibliography; 3) time line for completing your project, including start and end dates, and estimated number of hours per week you plan to dedicate to this work;  4) itemized budget and budget narrative for how you will use the grant, costs may include: travel, supplies, participant payments, computer time, and/or other justifiable expense; 5) a research plan or description of the creative project (5 double-spaced pages maximum) that includes the following:

  • Specific Aims, clearly stated;
  • Background and Significance: Why is it important? What will it contribute to your field of study?
  • How will this opportunity contribute to your career and professional development?;
  • Methodology/procedures;
  • Describe the role of your sponsor/mentor in the proposed and how you will work together over the course of your project;
  • If your project is part of a larger faculty project, explain how your proposal is independent and distinct from this larger project, including funding

Submission:  One copy of the materials should be emailed as a single PDF to John Johnson (   in the Steinhardt School’s Office of Research.  Applications are due on March 1st at 5:00 PM.  Late applications will not be accepted.


  • Open to Steinhardt master’s and undergraduate students
  • Students may only receive this award one time during their studies.

Get a taste of a new language and culture without leaving home!

Speaking Freely is available to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students and staff. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for ten weeks each semester at various locations on campus. Each week, you will learn how to communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity–a movie, concert, or neighborhood visit–as part of a small, informal language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!

Languages: Speaking Freely offers sessions in Arabic, Cantonese, Czech, French, German, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Yiddish. It’s all free–and easy. Meet new people and have fun. It’s the perfect way to try out a language and culture before you study or visit.Speaking Freely sessions emphasize learning practical words and phrases you might use when traveling or studying abroad, as well as vocabulary related to various aspects of art, history, and culture. At least two levels of coaching are offered for most of the languages, and a third level is offered in five of the languages.

Level 1 is a basic introduction for those who have no experience in the language. Level 2 is slightly more advanced, and meant for those who have completed Level 1 or those who have basic experience in the language. Level 3 is meant for those who are fairly proficient, and have studied the language for a few years or more in high school or college. All topics covered are based on student interest and conversation is emphasized.

Speaking Freely classes begin the week of February 6th and conclude the week of April 20th.Register for Speaking Freely at

Volunteer Today!

Volunteer today for a better New York City tomorrow!

Each year, the NYU Civic Team connects hundreds of NYU students to non-profit organizations and government agencies around New York City. The NYU Civic Team strives to:

· PROMOTE the need for social responsibility and civic engagement

· ENGAGE in collaborative work towards positive change

· ADVANCE the philosophy that volunteering can and will make a difference

· PROVIDE the opportunity to volunteer and work with diverse communities

Join us on JANUARY 25 FROM 5:00 PM TO 7:30 pm AT the KIMMEL Center, 60 Washington Square South, 4TH FL, E&L at the NYU Service Fair as we recruit 1,000 NYU students to serve with the NYU Civic Team and help support NYC communities as we strive to develop and improve services for our residents and neighbors alongside millions of fellow New Yorkers! For more information on how to volunteer visit: and search Civic Team.