See your friends close, and enemies closer

The Coles Science Ctr and the Social Sciences Reference Ctr at Bobst Library Present:
“See your friends close, and enemies closer”
Monday, April 8 @ 5:30pm  (please RSVP below)
Do our social identities also shape our perception of the physical world? Can cognitive and motivational aspects of our social group membership shape our perception of physical distance? Or, in other words, do diehard Yankees fans think Fenway Park is actually closer than it really is? This talk will focus on how we keep our enemies psychologically closer by changing our representation of actual distance when they pose a potential threat, be it in Major League Baseball standings, college rivalries, or in a political context.

Jenny Xiao is a PhD candidate in the Social Psychology program at New York University. She is broadly interested in studying processes related to social categorization and social identity. Her current research explores how social psychological constructs such as social identity can alter low level cognitive, perceptual, and evaluative processes.

DATE: Monday, April 8, 2013, TIME: 5:30-7:00pm, PLACE: Bobst, 2nd Fl, AFC East – Refreshments will be served. **RSVP Required** To RSVP, please go to:
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Call for Nominations: 2012-13 Teaching Excellence Award

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development  Teaching  Excellence Award Committee invites nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award 2012-2013.

DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS: All Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development full-time and adjunct faculty who excel in teaching, mentoring, advising and interrelating with students, colleagues and alumni, who have taught at Steinhardt for a minimum of 5 years, are eligible for the Teaching Excellence Award.  Awards of $1,000 each and a certificate will be given to no more than three recipients in each category.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE: In order to nominate a faculty member for this award, please submit, via email, the name of your nominee and a few words (no more than 300) describing why they are deserving of this award.  Nominations must be received by the committee no later than March 26, 2013, in order to be considered for the award.  The Teaching Excellence Award gives us an opportunity to recognize outstanding teachers who influence our lives



Let’s Talk International – Language and Identity – April 2, 2013

Our next Let’s Talk International conversation will focus on how the language(s) we are speaking are tied to our identities, including the influence they may have on our behaviors, our world views, and more.

Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. To attend, please pre-register by filling out this survey. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, April 2nd from 12pm – 1:30pm in the Office of Global Services conference room (561 LaGuardia Place)

Let’s Talk International, a collaboration of the Office of Global Services and the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs, 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. While topics and short activities provide a framework, students drive the conversation in directions most relevant to them. Continued attendance is encouraged, though students are not required to attend all sessions.

Questions? Please contact

Check Your Spring Term Schedules

Everyone, Please check your spring term schedules in Albert – make sure that you are attending all the courses on your schedule and that there aren’t any courses on it you don’t recognize. If you see any problems please contact your advisor asap – midterm grades are on the way so please make sure all your classes are correct.

Tea at 3 – Tuesday, March 12th from 3-4 PM

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

Date: Tuesday, March 12th
Time: Come by between 3-4 PM
Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

Breakfast @ Bobst for Grad Students

As you prepare for the final stretch of the semester, join us for a breakfast event where you can 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 library resources, answer your questions about citation management tools, and help you get the most out of our collections and services.
This semester, we’re holding two breakfasts!  Come to one or both.  Each one lasts for two hours, and you can come and go as you please.  We look forward to seeing you there!
DATES: Wednesday, March 13th and/or April 3rd, TIME: 10am to noon
PLACE: Bobst Library, 10th floor Grad Student Exchange (northwest corner)
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Conversations of Color – Herstory: The Influence of Women In Our Lives, March 7th at 12:30pm

Please join Steinhardt’s Office of Counseling and Student Services for an interactive discussion in celebration of Women’s Herstory Month at NYU and International Women’s Day (3/8).

Thursday March 7, 2013 12:30pm-1:45pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge
Refreshments will be served

To RSVP, please visit: Conversation of Color RSVP
To learn more about Conversations of Color, visit:

Who is the most influential woman in your life? In what ways did she inspire you to actualize your dreams? What is HERSTORY? This program will open a dialogue about how we recognize and understand the roles women play in our lives and in society. Which current or historical narratives of women have shaped your life? How do we perceive our relationships to our mothers, sisters, grandmothers, friends, and partners? As emerging professionals, what challenges do we understand women face as their careers progress? What steps do you take to be a positive and supportive influence on the women and girls in your life? Please join us for refreshments and a fun activity!

*Conversations of Color is open to all students, faculty, & staff*


NYU Global Fest 2013

Come celebrate NYU Global Fest 2013!
Thursday, February 28 – BE IN AND OF THE WORLD. Catch a glimpse of life at NYU around the world! Taste the food, hear the music, and celebrate the diverse cultures from across our global network.

Come to the Grand Bazaar for a taste tour through our global network, and stay for the great music and fun.

Join us at the Global Film Festival for a great roster of NYU student shorts filmed — and set — all around the world.

The most convenient way to get or renew a U.S. passport: the New York Passport Office will be on campus to process paperwork and help along the way! Learn more!

NYU Reynolds Program

The NYU Reynolds Program is proud to add a new workshop to the spring schedule of the NYU ReynoldsR.E.A.L Workshop Series: programming designed to support social entrepreneurs and changemakers with practical skills and knowledge bases critical to success in the field.  On March 4, 2013 at 12:30pm, Michael Marantz, Principal / Founder at Already Alive, will join us to discuss the importance and mechanics of Telling the Story of “Why”. This workshop is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals.  For more details and the RSVP link please click here or go to

Global Programs and Study Away Information at the Academic Resource Center (ARC), 18 Washington Place

Did you know that Global Programs hangs out in the ARC every Monday from 1-3 pm? Have questions about your application? Or wondering which academic center is the best fit for you? Want to learn about the ways to fund your semester away? Stop by the Study Away Walk-in advising hours in the ARC every Monday from 1-3 pm throughout the semester.

Study Away Weekly General Information Sessions – Fridays  at 2 pm NYU offers students the opportunity to study away in some of the world’s most exhilarating cities. Every Friday, representatives from NYU Global Programs provide you with details about NYU’s Global Academic Centers in Abu Dhabi, Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, Tel Aviv and Washington DC as well as a brief overview of summer study abroad programs, exchanges, and school-specific study abroad programs.

To register please complete the Registration Form.