International Advisory Committee – [rescheduled for] 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, January 28, February 4, 2015 from 1 PM – 2:30 PM. Lunch is served.

Graduate Students: Join us for the NYU Libraries Spring Welcome Week Workshops

Hello from the NYU Libraries:
As another spring semester kicks off, we’re offering a chance to brush up your skills with a series of Graduate Student workshops. These workshops focus on learning how to organize your bibliographies, finding out to how to track down tricky citations, understanding the intricacies of processing and analyzing data, and even simply knowing your way around an American research library. For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to:

We look forward to meeting you and wish you the best of luck this semester!
The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

Vagina Monologues – Call for Auditions – January 21-22, 2015

For the sixth consecutive year the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project is producing the 2015 Vagina Monologues on February 11th, 12th, and 13th. We want YOU to be part of the cast! Auditions, which are open to all NYU graduate women, will be taking place on Wednesday, January 21st and Thursday, January 22nd from 5pm to 10pm in Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210. The time commitment is minimal and the experience is incredible. You need not be available on every performance night to participate, and we can work around your schedule in casting. Absolutely no prior theatre or acting experience is necessary – we would love to have you be a part of the show! Sign up here. Please email Amy Wolfe and Katie Mitchell at and if you have any questions or cannot access the audition sign-up document.

Volunteer to Work with NYC High School Students

Project College, a group founded and run by NYU students to improve college access for NYC high school seniors, is recruiting additional workshop leaders to provide our students assistance in understanding and applying for financial aid (everything from federal aid to state aid, scholarships, and opportunity programs). This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get hands-on experience with NYC high school students, to improve educational equity, and to fulfill community service requirements.

On average, the high schools that Project College works with have a student-to-college counselor ratio of over 400:1, meaning that students get very little face-to-face time with their college counselors. Students are therefore not adequately assisted with their financial aid applications. In fact, every year, almost 2 million aid-eligible students across the country never apply for financial aid.

That’s why we recruit passionate, outgoing, and social-justice minded students like you to educate students and provide them 1-to-1 assistance in applying to federal aid, state aid, scholarships, and opportunity programs. Because of volunteers like you, 640 NYC-students will have a much better chance of enrolling in college this year. All workshop leaders are provided a free, professional, comprehensive financial aid training. If interested, provide your email here, and we will send you information about our upcoming info sessions in the first week of the semester. If you have questions, you can check out our website, or email me at”


Graduation Honors and Awards – Arch Award, Banner Bearer, Student Speaker – Submission Deadline February 15, 2015

You can self-nominate for the Arch Award, the Departmental Banner Bearer or submit a speech to be considered as the Student Speaker.  Visit our graduation website at: to see if you are eligible to apply for graduation honors and awards.

The Arch Award is presented to both a graduating undergraduate and a graduating graduate student in recognition of their cumulative record of service to classmates, the faculty, and the administration of NYU Steinhardt.

The Departmental Banner Bearer – One graduating undergraduate and one graduating master’s candidate from each department receives this award, which includes the honor of carrying the department’s banner in the Baccalaureate Ceremony or Valedictory Celebration.

Student Speaker at School Ceremonies – If you would like to be considered for this special honor, please review carefully the eligibility requirements at our Steinhardt graduation website.

Submit the text of a graduation speech no later than Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. No specific format or topic is preferred. The speech may be serious, humorous, personal or more general, but it may be no more than 3 minutes long.

For further information visit our website at: or contact the Office of Student Affairs in Pless Hall, 2nd floor or call us at 212-998-5065.


Participate in the NYU Production Lab Roundtable

The NYU Production Lab – a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort among schools at the University that will offer resources and experiential learning opportunities to students interested in the film and media industries — wants to hear from you!  In order to provide the best resources, beneficial programming, and tailored support for students across the campus, we invite you to sign up for a Production Lab Roundtable to learn more about the Lab and to provide you with an opportunity to impact the Lab’s development.

The development, production, marketing, and distribution of feature films offers a wide variety of opportunity for students across disciplines to apply their education, skills, and passions to tangible and exciting products. We look forward to speaking with interested students from all schools who are interested in any aspect of the film and media industries at these roundtable discussions.

With time, we anticipate the Lab’s work to expand beyond film and media into other areas of the arts as well.  So if experiential learning opportunities in the arts in general has your interest piqued, please let us know!
Please sign up for a Roundtable here and don’t hesitate to be in touch with us at with your questions, comments, or ideas.

NYU Libraries Is Here for You in the Following Ways as You Finish up the Term

  • Librarians are available to help you with those final research tasks.  Book a consultation with a librarian by filling out this form.  Or, use our Ask a Librarian service to get immediate help.
  • Bobst Library has extended hours during the end of the semester, including open stacks 24×7.  (As always, the lower levels are open 24 hours, too.)
  • Bobst Library offers expanded seating in various locations throughout the building, including the upper stacks floors.
  • Bobst Library will have free coffee and snacks during crunch time on Lower Level 1.  Look for signs posted in the building.
  • Don’t forget to renew your library materials before the end of the semester! Login to your BobCat eshelf and select “My library account” in the left-hand sidebar to see your loans and perform renewals online.

For more information about what we have to offer graduate students throughout the year, see our guide at: Best of luck with the end of your semester!

Tea at 3 – December 9, 2014

Join the Office of Student Affairs for free sweets and coffee/tea at the final Tea at 3 of the Fall 2014 semester. A perfect study break!

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

Conversations of Color: Language Choices with Project Pay Attention – December 11, 2014

Conversations of Color: Language Choices with Project Pay Attention. Project Pay Attention is an NYU initiative that asks people to pay closer attention to their actions and the words they use, either verbally, in writing, or via social media. Please join the Project Pay Attention team for a Conversations of Color about choosing your words wisely and standing up against harassment and bullying.

RSVP here to join us on Thursday December 11, 2014 from 12:30pm-1:45pm.