International Advisory Committee (IAC) – First Meeting Wednesday, September 30, 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.

RSVP here to learn more at the semester’s first meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 1 PM – 2:30 PM in Pless 3rd Floor Lounge. Lunch is served.

Mission Statement: The International Advisory Committee (IAC) assists the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs in the organization and promotion of activities which celebrate and engage the diversity of countries, cultures, perspectives, traditions, and values within the Steinhardt community. The Committee serves as a forum for communication and recommendation between the Steinhardt student population and the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs on topics of intercultural exchange, international diversity, and the unique needs of the international student population.

Graduate Students: Resources at Bobst Just for You

Graduate students have access to a wide range of amenities in the NYU libraries, from spaces designed just for you, to classes that will help you become a better researcher, to on-demand consultation and help from our 35 subject-specialist librarians. Visit to learn more about our services and our world-class collection of research materials.

Tea at 3 on Tuesday, September 22!

Free sweets and coffee/tea at the first Tea at 3 of the semester. Steinhardt Student Affairs staff will be there with information about upcoming programs, events, and other involvement opportunities. We hope to see you there!

Massages, Crochet and Cuisine

The Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs invite the NYU Naughty Knitters and the Stressbusters team to share their talents with the NYU Steinhardt community.  We are hosting a relaxation session that treats everyone to the crochet/knitting craft, soothing massages, light tranquil music and healthy snacks. We invite you to come out and experience this most enjoyable and relaxing event.

This event will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 12:00-2:00 PM in the Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge.

Spaces are limited. Please RSVP here.

Express Steinhardt! Convocation Contest

Represent your new department by showcasing your interest in The Circle and the lessons that most resonated with you through a creative means of expression! Winners will be showcased at the Deans’ Convocation for New Undergraduates in October. Take a look at the winners from 2014.

What can I do?
Some examples include but are not limited to video, photography, painting, poetry, speech, sculpture, short stories, music, and dance. You could even create a .gif image if you wanted! Let your creativity shine!

Where do I submit?
Submit a digital version to

Do I need a Tumblr account?
No! You do not need a Tumblr account to submit in our page. If you have trouble, email

Submit by September 21, 2015 at 12:00pm!

3 Competitions, Up to $200K Awarded, 8 Grueling Months, 1 Huge Opportunity

Ideas Wanted. Not any old ideas.  What we’re interested in are disruptive ideas; ideas with the power for great impact and influence.  Ideas that challenge assumed boundaries and inspire a sense of what’s possible.

The $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge provides you with the framework and motivation you’ll need to think and do what no one else is doing.

Enter the competitions and discover what it really takes to launch a startup. In addition to the opportunity to receive startup cash. you’ll get training assistance and individualized coaching from experienced entrepreneurs, investors and executives. Plus, you’ll learn critical startup skills such as how to:

  • build a solid business model
  • determine the right product/market fit
  • create a sound financial plan
  • pitch investors
  • assemble and lead a winning team of founders.

In the end, no matter what happens, you’ll emerge better prepared to bring your entrepreneurial vision to light.  *Prior startup experience or business background is not required!  All NYU students, faculty, researchers and alumni are welcome to compete.  Ready to take the next step?

Luce Scholarship – Call for Applications

Call for Applications to become an NYU nominee for the Luce Scholars Program – FOR SENIORS & RECENT ALUMNI (see criteria below)

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.

The program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. On the other hand, candidates may have taken Asian language or Asia-focused courses (without majoring in Asian Studies). They may have spent up to a total of twelve weeks in countries where Luce Scholars are placed.

Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually every field other than Asian studies, including but not limited to the arts, journalism, law, medicine, science, public health, environmental studies, and international relations.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens who, by July 1 of the year they enter the program, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday.

SEE for more information.

The Luce Foundation is looking for a complex set of characteristics in its scholars. We strongly recommend you read the website extensively, particularly focusing on past scholars’ stories. For instance, read about the research interests of Meaghan Tobin (Steinhardt), one of NYU’s nominees in 2012 and a Luce Scholar here:

NYU is allowed to nominate three NYU students / alumni to apply for this scholarship. The call for applications to become a NYU nominee is now open. If you would like to apply, you need to submit the full application form (available at, along with three letters of reference and the names and contact details of one more recommender who could write a letter, if you were nominated by NYU. You also need to submit the personal statement (as described in the application form) along with an academic transcript. You do not need to submit photos. Please send all the materials (together) to with the subject heading LUCE NYU NOMINATION APPLICATION. The deadline for applying for NYU nomination is the 21st of September. We will announce NYU’s nominees by early October. The final deadline for the application (to the Luce Foundation) is the 2nd of November.