unCOMMON Salon: Charlton McIlwain: Processing Black Data: A Story About Civil Rights and Modern Computing

Black people are either invisible in the annals of computing and Internet histories or viewed as perpetual have-nots on the wrong side of the digital divide. This talk reconsiders Black people’s relationship with the Internet and modern computing by situating it within the history of the civil rights movement – a history that doesn’t merely parallel, but intersects with the development and evolution of computing.

Dr. Charlton McIlwain is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and an Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. His research focuses on the intersections of race and digital media in the contexts of inequality and racial justice activism. He is currently working on the forthcoming book from Oxford University Press titled, Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, From the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 6:30 pm | Bobst Library | Room 745, 7th Floor, AFC | Open to the Public | Light Refreshments will be served \ All are welcome! Please register if you plan to attend.

Portraits for Graduating Students – November 1-3, 2017

Portraits for the Class of 2018
Wednesday November 1 – Friday November 3
Pless Hall, 2nd Floor Open Conference Room

Sitting Fee: $5.00 – donated to NYU’s 1831 Fund

Schedule your appointment at www.ouryear.com, entering school code 380 or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327), during normal business hours.

When you schedule your appointment, you will receive complete information on how to prepare for your portrait sitting. Remember that you can use these portraits for your Professional Networking and Job Search sites. Don’t miss out on capturing this once in a lifetime achievement!

Let’s Talk International: Gender – October 25, 2017

We hope you’ll join the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs, Office of Global Services, and other undergraduate and graduate students to meet new friends and explore different topics of international concern. This month we are will discussing global ideas of gender, gender expression, and gender roles

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge
Details: Lunch is provided. Space is limited. To attend, please RSVP here

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. 

While topics and short activities provide a framework, students drive the conversation in directions most relevant to them. Continued attendance is encouraged, though students are not required to attend all sessions.

Sponsored by the Office of Global Services and the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs. This event is part of NYU’s Fourth Annual World Tour. Find out more at nyu.edu/worldtour

Wasserman Center Graduate Student Career Development Events – Week of October 17 – October 23, 2017

Join the Wasserman Center Graduate Student Career Development team at these informative events.

Building Your Professional Brand (Hosted by SPS) – Wednesday, October 18, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Webinar

Wasserman Drop-In Hours at CMEP – Wednesday, October 18, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Kimmel Center (Room 806)

Applying to Doctoral Programs – Wednesday, October 18, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Wasserman Center (133 East 13th Street, 2nd floor)

Re-imagining Public Education K-12 – Oct 18th, 2017

Re-imagining Public Education K-12 on Wednesday, October 18th!

We invite college junior and seniors from NYU, Fordham, and Columbia University to attend our panel for the opportunity to learn more about “Re-imagining Public Education K-12.”

As New York City’s largest and top-performing charter school network, we are hiring talented, ambitious candidates to join our team for the 2018-2019  or 2019-2020 school year. Visit SuccessCareers.org to learn about our Teacher Residency program, as well as our newly created Summer 2019 Internship Program!

The application deadline for this event is Friday, October 13th.


If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Perez at Melissa.Perez@successacademies.org

Application Open and Info Sessions Scheduled for Summer Study Abroad

The application for summer study abroad opens tomorrowNovember 15. Review program offerings, dates, course numbers, and sample syllabi via the program pages on our web site and join us for an information session on Friday, November 17 from 12:00 – 1:30pm in Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge or an online info session on Tuesday, November 21, from 12:00 – 1:00pm at this link.

Global Dissertation Fellowship

The call is now open for the NYU Shanghai Graduate Fellowship for the award year 2018-2019; this award targets dissertation research. The stipend for the Shanghai Graduate Fellowship will reflect the GSAS minimum stipend for 2018-2019. In 2017-2018 the minimum stipend was $27,526.

Details can be found here.

Students can apply by submitting an application via email to gsas.fellowships@nyu.edu by the Thursday, November 2 deadline.

Conversations of Color: Cultural Appreciation vs. Cultural Appropriation – Thursday, October 19, 2017

Culture is the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular societal group. There are aspects of different cultures we genuinely admire and appreciate.  Admiration of a culture is often interpreted as appropriating a culture. Join Nija Leocadio and Nicholas Voelker for an interactive conversation about where the line is between appreciation and appropriation.


Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Place: Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Lunch will be provided.

At Conversations of Color, Steinhardt students, faculty, and administrators discuss race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual belief, ability, gender identity/expression, economic class, and other related topics of diversity.

Graduate Student Research Breakfast, Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Dibner Librarians invite you to join us for breakfast on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in room LC 400.

Come have breakfast, discuss your projects with us, and take care of any research to-do list items. We’ll have education, science, and engineering librarians as well as representatives from NYU Data Services 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 is taking place from 9:00am – 11:00am. You can come and go as you like during that time.Please note: LC400 is on the 4th floor of the Dibner Library Building at 5 MetroTech, Brooklyn.

All disciplines are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there! REGISTER

Can’t join us for this Research Breakfast? Come to the next one at the Bobst Library in Manhattan on: