Social Venture Competition-Ideas Due Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship and D-Prize are proud to announce a unique NYU global online social venture competition that brings together the best of NYU Reynolds’ cross-disciplinary approach and grant capital with D-Prize’s venture capitalists who find and fund proven poverty interventions. If you are an NYU student with an idea, model or prototype that has the potential to alleviate poverty across the country or around the world, this could be the opportunity for you. Pitch your idea to solve one of the challenges listed here or propose your own challenge and scalable social venture idea. A qualified grand prize winner will receive up to $10,000 in funding as well as mentorship.

Learn more about eligibility, how to get started, the challenges and the competition timeline.  Questions? Contact

Attend DREAM Zone Ally Training – Fri. Feb 20, 2015

NYU Steinhardt Student Affairs is proud to collaborate with NYU’s Center for Multicultural Education and Programs to offer

DREAM Zone Ally Training

Friday, February 20th, 2015
11:00 am – 1:00pm

Joseph & Violet Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East
1st Floor Student Lounge

DREAM Zone is an interactive training designed to explore the basic issues that surround the undocumented community, with a focus on undocumented students. DREAM Zone provides students, staff and faculty with a basic review of federal and local policies, discusses some of the issues undocumented students face specifically at NYU, and explores ways in which to be a better advocate and ally and create a more inclusive and supportive campus environment.

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP Today to secure your spot in this workshop!

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.