Conversations of Color: Finding Ellison – February 12, 2015

RSVP here to attend the next Conversations of Color: Finding Ellison – The Crossroads of Literature and Society.

What is African American diversity? How does this diversity function individually and collectively in an American democracy? What are the sociological realities and expectations that shape African American identity, choice, and belonging?

Join Allen M. McFarlane, NYU Assistant Vice President for Outreach and Engagement, for a discussion about the historical and literary contexts that have shaped the narrative of African American/black identity in 20th Century United States. The discussion will feature select works by Ralph Ellison, award-winning author of “Invisible Man”, cultural critic, and Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities at New York University from 1971 to 1979.

Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

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.

Sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

Mind the Gap: An Intercultural Competence Workshop – February 11, 2015

In an increasingly global world, the term “intercultural competence” is commonly used, but what does it really mean? This workshop explores what intercultural competence is, how it benefits individuals and communities, and how we can grow our competencies. Participants will leave with a deepened awareness of how their own communication preferences can impact cross-cultural interactions.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Click to register and learn more. Lunch is provided. Space is limited.

Last Day to Drop or Add Classes is Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015 is the last day to drop/add on Albert for all students. All students who wish to perform initial registration or drop/add registration transactions must go to the Student Services Center. Please note that prior approval/authorization from your academic advisor, Department or the Dean of your college may be required.

Monday, February 9, 2015 is also the last day to drop a class and receive a refund of 100% of tuition & fees for Undergraduate, Graduate and Diploma students who are dropping classes, but will remain enrolled in at least one course. For Undergraduate, Graduate and Diploma students who ‘Completely Withdraw’ from ALL courses during the semester, please see the Refund Schedule for Complete Withdrawal.

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, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish. 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 six 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 9th and conclude April 17th.
Register for NYU Speaking Freely at

Public Speaking for Non-Native English Speakers – February 5, 2015

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, February 5, 2015 from 2-3:30pm.

Space is limited. Details and RSVP here.

International Advisory Committee – February 4, 2015

Connect with other globally-minded students by joining NYU Steinhardt’s International Advisory Committee (IAC).

The IAC is open to all Steinhardt students interested in intercultural exchange, international diversity, and being involved in student activities.

Register here for the first meeting of the semester: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 1 PM – 2:30 PM. Lunch is served.


Let’s Talk International – February 3, 2015

We hope to see you at the first Let’s Talk International of the semester!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 12pm – 1:30pm. Click to register and learn more. Lunch is provided. Space is limited.

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.

2015 Graduation Ceremonies & Celebrations

For information and logistics regarding the 2015 Steinhardt Graduation for the Baccalaureate, Valedictory, and Doctoral ceremonies visit the: Graduation Website. This website is designed to address the questions that will arise during your final months in your senior year at Steinhardt.

If you need additional information please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 212-998-5065 or email:

Audition for the NYU Choruses!

The NYU Choral Arts Society is the official choral program of New York University. It consists of six choirs, each with a unique identity and style. The Society welcomes participation from the entire University and surrounding community. Concerts are performed on campus, as well as venues throughout the city.
Auditions to be held on:
Saturday, January 31 at 35 West 4th Street, Room 1102, and
Sunday, February 1 at 35 West 4th Street, Room 985
From 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on both days
Follow this link for more information or to schedule an audition:
or call: 212-998-5244
Other times via email –
Courses can be taken for zero to one credit.

Become a 2015 Orientation Leader!

Calling all NYU Steinhardt undergraduates students looking for a great leadership opportunity for this summer and next fall!

Applications are now available for the Steinhardt Orientation Leader position. Find out more about what the  position application process entail by visiting our website at

Join us in person for an INFORMATION SESSION, where our staff will discuss the position and answer your questions.  You MUST attend an Information Session for your application to be considered.

Wed. January 28th, 12:30pm or 2pm – Pless 2
Thurs. January 29th, 12:30pm or 2pm – Pless 3
Mon. February 2nd, 5pm – Pless 3
Wed. February 4th, 12:30pm or 2pm – Pless 2
Thurs. February 5th, 12:30pm or 2pm – Pless 2

The application deadline is Monday, February 9th at 4pm.

For more information, please feel free to contact Justine Kelly-Fierro at or by calling the Office of Student Affairs at 212.998.5065.