Public Speaking for Non-Native English Speakers – November 9, 2017

Join Dr. Deborah Borisoff, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, for a hands-on workshop on public speaking for non-native English speakers. Whether you have a big presentation coming or want to take away the fear factor of speaking in class, this workshop will teach you to organize your thoughts and make crystal clear points.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 pm in Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge.

Space is limited. To attend, please RSVP by registering here.

Muslim Ally Zone Training

The last year has seen an increase in bias incidents across the country.  The socio-political climate has enabled anti-Muslim sentiment to be at an all-time high, felt even on our campus by many students.  In response to this, the Islamic Center at NYU has developed NYU’s newest Zone Training: Muslim Ally Zone.

The course, which runs approximately 2 hours, has been created primarily to educate different departments about the religion of Islam, understanding the challenges of Islamophobia, and most importantly, reflecting upon the Muslim student experience on campus.

The presentation hopes to create a conversation and dialogue about sensitivities, misunderstandings, and controversies while giving an opportunity for you and your department to ask questions and have a greater awareness about challenges faced by Muslim students and colleagues across the university.

Please join us on either Monday, October 30th or Monday, November 13th, from 10a-12p at CMEP Lounge, Kimmel Center Rooms 804/805 and share with your students, offices, staffs,  and other networks.
Please register here:

If you have any questions, feel free to email me or Faiyaz Jaffer, associate chaplain at the Islamic Center, who is cc’d on this email.

#queercoloredsex: a gathering

Saturday, November 4th, 10 am @ Kimmel #806
This is full-day gathering with topics such exploring sexual health & safety, exploration of one’s erotic self, critical looks at race in the BDSM/Kink community, justice-oriented pornography, queer erotica, and more! (Subject to change, based on presenters’ availability)

LGBTQ + Asian: Tea Time – Who Are You?

Let’s mingle and dig deeper while fostering and nurturing our community! LGBTQ & Asian: Tea Time is a new monthly initiative by the LGBTQ Student Center to create space, bring together and celebrate queer and trans APID/A community, and discuss any and all related issues important to this community. This month, we will discuss topics relating to our identities: Who are you? Who are you in relation to other marginalized communities?

Boren Scholarships

Deadline: NYU internal deadline is December 1, 2017

Award:The Boren Scholarship covers costs associated with your study abroad program, including tuition and fees, room and board, books, insurance, local transportation, and round-trip airfare on a U.S. carrier. The Boren Scholarship does not cover study tours of several countries.

Description: Boren Scholarships provide funding for US undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages critical to US interests. The length of the program ranges from 8 weeks to a full academic year. Boren recipients are committed to work in the federal government for at least one year. Visit this website to learn more:

Note: The Office of Global Awards offers support for this scholarship opportunity and will endorse qualified applicants. All Boren Scholarship applicants must be in contact with the Boren Scholarship NYU Campus Representative well in advance of the final deadline so that the Campus Representative can both provide advice and have the time to produce a formal evaluation of all applications prior to the final deadline.

Students may visit the Office of Global Awards website for additional information.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Education Research

National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Education Research

Deadline: November 2, 2017

Award: Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, OR $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working halftime.

Description: The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. Up to 30 NAEd/Spencer Fellowships will be awarded.

Students may visit the Office of Global Awards website for additional information.

Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Award: Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50% of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

Description: The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans supports immigrants or children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate studies in the United States. Each fellowship supports two years of graduate study in any field and in any degree-granting program in the United States. The Fellowship program seeks students who have demonstrated creativity, originality, and initiative in one or more aspects of their lives. Learn more here.

Students may visit the Office of Global Awards website for additional information.

NYU Libraries’ Fall Grad Research Breakfast (11/7 at 10am-12pm, Bobst Library)

Hello from the NYU Libraries:

We’re getting ready for the final stretch of the semester and invite you to join us for our annual fall Graduate Student Research Breakfast.

Come have breakfast, talk with our librarians about your project, and take care of those lingering research to-do list items. We’ll have specialists from across the disciplines who can help you get (re)oriented to our resources, get started with citation tools, and get the most out of our collections and services.

Get more information and RSVP below.

  • Tuesday, November 7. 10:00am-12:00noon
    Bobst Library 10th-floor Graduate Student Exchange (northwest corner)

As always, watch for more news and events tailored particularly for graduate students.

We look forward to seeing you there!

NYU Libraries Graduate Student Services