GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge

On behalf of The Graduate School of Arts and Science, Dean Lauren Benton cordially invites you to attend the fifth annual GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge.

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Time: Final Round begins at 4:00pm. Doors open at 3:30pm.

Location: Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 401

To RSVP for this event, click this link:

The Threesis Academic Challenge is an academic competition for GSAS master’s students. Students present the work of their thesis or final project (e.g. creative project, science experiment or research paper) in three minutes or less to a panel of judges in accessible language a non-expert can understand. Competitors are judged on how well they grasp the subject of their thesis, their ability to discuss the topic to non-experts, and presentation skills. Students compete for a grand prize of $1,000 and other prizes while learning to organize ideas and speak about them persuasively in a fun, academic atmosphere.

GSAS will award prizes totaling $3,000 and departments participating in the GSAS Threesis Incentive Program will award $300 to finalists from participating departments and programs. By attending the event you will have a chance to vote for the 2015 GSAS Threesis Audience Choice Winner.

Wine and cheese reception to follow the program.

Special thanks to the Wasserman Center for Career Development, participating GSAS Departments and Programs in the Threesis Incentive Program, and to the Subject Librarians of Elmer Holmes Bobst Library


NYU Libraries: Panel Discussion on Managing/Organizing your Research

Hello from NYU Libraries!

  • Do you want to spend less than 20 hours compiling and formatting the bibliography for your thesis or dissertation?
  • Have you ever panicked at the thought of citing a tweet in APA style?
  • Do you have a million article PDFs in a thousand different folders on more than one computer, all named things like “gfc.211005.5.1.56”?
  • Do you want to learn more about different tools and workflows for managing your research?

If so, make sure to join us in the Grad Exchange (Bobst Library, 10th floor) on April 8, 2015, 3-4:30pm, for “Wrangling Your References: Research Management in the Real World,” a panel discussion about different options for research and citation management. Light refreshments will be served! RSVP at

Three researchers from different fields will reveal their secrets to making research and writing easier and more effective. Librarians will also be on hand to answer all your questions about personal research management tools like EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks/FLOW, and Zotero, including which one is right for you.

Studying in the UK & Scholarships: Rhodes, Marshall, Gates & Others

Information Sessions March 12 and April 2, 2015 for studying in the United Kingdom and the scholarships—the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Churchill and Mitchell—that will get you there.

This spring, the Office of National Scholarships at NYU is hosting TWO information sessions that will cover the basic differences between a North American graduate education and a U.K. one and help you search for programs that suit your research interests. We’ll also explain the ins and outs of five prestigious scholarships that pay for study in the U.K.: the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Churchill, and Mitchell (to Ireland and Northern Ireland). The deadline for NYU’s application development process for ALL of these scholarships is May 1st (see details here) so this is the time to start your research.

Studying in the UK I – March 12, 2015   TIME: 5.30-7pm    LOCATION: Silver Room 414 There are many reasons why studying the U.K might be a good idea. You might benefit from studying another set of institutional structures (for instance, working in comparative public policy), or want a trans-Atlantic education. If you already have a Masters, you might be drawn by the possibility of enrolling in a Doctorate of Philosophy, which is essentially a three-year graduate degree that would give you the British equivalent of a PhD. We’ll cover these scenarios and more, offering a glossary of different terms and web-resources you should use as you research your options.

We will also offer a 20-minute overview of UK Scholarships, the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Churchill, and Mitchell (to Ireland and Northern Ireland), explaining NYU’s application development process and answering questions you may already have. We’ll then be joined via Skype by NYU alumni currently studying at Oxford, who can answer your questions about what it’s like to study at Oxford and in the U.K.

Studying in the UK II – April 2, 2015 Time: 5.30-7pm Location: Silver Room 411
This is a more intensive look at the UK Scholarships and the application process. The information session will begin with a consideration of past winners (particularly of the Rhodes, Marshall and Gates). We’ll focus on the differences between each application (what a Marshall application actually looks like, as opposed to a Gates), and what each scholarship foundation is looking for. We will also explain NYU’s application development process.  We will then be joined by a panel of students who applied for these scholarships last year. They’ll talk about how they decided to apply, what the application process is like, and what they wish they’d known before they began. A 20 min Q&A will follow.  This event will be recorded, but only pieces of it will be placed online at This is a one-off event.

Students from ALL years are welcome, though you will need to be at least a senior in Fall 2015 to be eligible for these scholarships. You will need to research each scholarship in detail for further information about eligibility.

Grad Students: Join us for a Final Stretch Research Breakfast

Greetings from NYU Libraries! We invite you to join us for one of two upcoming “final stretch” research breakfasts for graduate students.
Come have breakfast, talk with our librarians about your project, and take care of those lingering research “to-do list” items. We’ll have specialists from across the disciplines 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 lasts for two hours, and you can come and go as you like during that time.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10am-12 noon RSVP
  • Thursday, April 2, 2015 10am-12 noon RSVP
For more information about this event and other library services for graduate students, see:

Crochet and Cuisine is back!

The Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs invites the NYU Naughty Knitters to share their talents with the NYU community.  We are hosting some good crochet and knitting fun. Amateurs and experts are welcome!  All completed items will go to a charitable cause in our community.  We invite you to come out and explore this most enjoyable and relaxing craft. Lunch will be served.

This event will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 12:00-2:00 PM in the Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge. Spaces are limited. Please RSVP here.

Strategies for Success – Study Skills for graduate students – CANCELLED

If you are interested in the information provided at this workshop please set up an appointment by calling 212-998-5065 or email

Join Jeanne Bannon, Director of Counseling & Student Services for an interactive workshop on Strategies for Success – Study Skills for graduate students.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 2015 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Pless Hall, 3rd floor Student Lounge



Conversations of Color: The Ferguson Effect – March 12, 2015

RSVP here to attend Conversations of Color: The Ferguson Effect – New Media & New Movements for Racial Justice.

Media, Culture, and Communication professor Dr. Charlton McIlwain will engage us in a discussion about the role that media played in mobilizing citizens to protest recent high-profile cases of racial injustice related to crime, policing, and the U.S. Criminal Justice system. How did we get here and where do we go from here?

Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 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.

Tea at 3 – March 10, 2015

Bring your questions about teacher certification to next week’s Tea at 3 where there will be knowledgeable representatives AND free refreshments. A perfect study break!

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.