2015 President’s Service Awards Nominations Open

This award is presented to recognize the distinguished achievements of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and student organizations for their promotion of learning, leadership, and quality of student life at New York University. Any NYU student, faculty, or staff member may nominate an NYU student for a President’s Service Award. The deadline for nominations is March 2, 2015www.nyu.edu/life/events-traditions/presidents-service-awards.html

Free Screening: “Of Many” Comes Home to NYU on March 1, 2015!

It has been an adventure-filled year for Of Many. Following our world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, we took the film to prestigious festivals in the U.S. and Abu Dhabi, hosted screenings at the United Nations and during President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, and won a Humanitarian Award. So, at last, Of Many is coming home to NYU — we are thrilled to announce a free screening on campus!

Please join us…               SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015
4PM — Screening and Talk Back – NYU Cantor Film Center – 36 East 8th Street, NY
5:30PM — Reception – NYU Abu Dhabi House – 19 Washington Square North, NY
Imam Latif and Rabbi Sarna will participate in a talk back following the film, and NYU Abu Dhabi will host a reception at 19 Washington Square North after the screening event. We hope you can join us! This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register here.

Concert in Bobst Library Gallery Fri Feb 20, 2015 5pm

Bobst Library’s series of Friday afternoon concerts in the first-floor gallery will resume on February 20 with a program of string quartet music by Maurice Ravel (his Quartet in F major), George Gershwin, Robert Schumann, and Giacomo Puccini. The performers, all students from the NYU Steinhardt School, are Brooks Berg and Ju Jin, violins, Tess Scott-Suhrstedt, viola, and Jiafan Shi, cello. Curtain time is 5:00 p.m. Admission is free, and we invite all members of NYU and the surrounding community to attend.

Upcoming dates in the series this semester are:
March 6 (program tba)
March 27 (woodwind ensemble)
April 10 (string quartet)
April 24 (string quartet)
May 8 (Ensemble Mis-en, performing works by Sofia Gubaidulina)
For further information, please email Kent Underwood (kent.underwood@nyu.edu)

International Advisory Committee – February 25, 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 Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 1 PM – 2:30 PM.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop – February 26, 2015

On an F-1 visa and thinking about an internship? Join Alison Jackson, International Student Advisor in the Office of Global Services, for a conversation about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) off-campus work authorization for F-1 visa holding students. The workshop will cover eligibility, application process, and other details about CPT.

RSVP here for Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Senior Portraits for the Class of 2015 – March 4-6, 2015

It’s your year – Capture the moment!
Senior Portraits for the Class of 2015

* Final Portrait Session *

When: Wednesday, March 4th – Friday, March 6th

Where: Pless Hall 2nd Floor, Open Conference Room

Sitting Fee: $5.00

Schedule your appointment at www.ouryear.com, entering  school code 380 or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEARTM (687-9327)

When you schedule your appointment, you will receive complete  information on how to prepare for your portrait sitting. Don’t forget that you can use these portraits for your Professional Networking and Job Search sites.

Don’t miss out on capturing this once in a lifetime achievement!

Strategies for Success – February 17, 2015

Join Jeanne Bannon, Director of Counseling & Student Services for an interactive workshop on effectively managing your time and getting organized as a graduate student at NYU Steinhardt.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Pless Hall, 3rd floor Student Lounge

RSVP at  http://sgiz.mobi/s3/RSVP-STRATEGIES-FOR-SUCCESS



Research & Scholarship Showcase – Call for Applications – Due February 20, 2015

Steinhardt Graduate Student Organization (GSO) and Research & Doctoral Studies present Research and Scholarship Showcase! Share your original research and scholarly work to compete for awards and prizes.

The Research and Scholarship Showcase will be held on April 14, 2015 from 9:30am-1:00pm.

Designers, Artists, Writers, and Makers Join Science x Kickstarter Hackathon

Join a weekend of collaboration and creativity — scientists, artists, designers, writers, and makers working together to bring their ideas to life

Who should apply? You’re an amateur or professional scientist with a strong idea but are finding it challenging designing a compelling Kickstarter project. You’re an artist, designer, writer or maker who wants to use your skills to help bring a project to life in a field you love — science!

How will this work?
Pitch your project idea in the form of a Kickstarter project draft. You can get started here. Make sure you fill out at least the project description, but the more information you provide, the better. It doesn’t need to be perfect, just a rough sketch of what you plan to do.
Designers, artists, writers, and makers: Sign up for the event on Eventbrite and include a short statement about what drives your excitement to participate, or a link to a project you love with a paragraph about why you love it. Bonus points for both!

We’ll get back to you with a list of projects that need collaborators. The event will be held at ITP. Food and beverages will be provided. Members of Kickstarter’s Outreach team will be available to guide the selected projects to launch, fulfillment and beyond!

Why are we doing this?
We want to help. In the spirit of ITP, this event will help unite scientists with designers, artists, writers and makers; folks that are passionate about bringing new ideas to life. The Kickstarter Outreach team will also offer help with conveying your compelling idea in a way that appeals to a general audience.
Support is out there. The science community on Kickstarter is comprised of young makers, experienced enthusiasts, and many more. They’re eager to support and offer feedback, scientists just need to get your story out there!
Science is for everyone. Everyone has a stake in exploring the world around them. Science provides the explanations for what we discover. We can work together across disciplines to help bring those ideas to life!

Scientists: Email your project preview link to science@kickstarter.com with the subject line SCIxKSR submission. Project drafts must be submitted by 10am EST Monday, January 26. Your acceptance will be confirmed by end of day Friday January 30.  Support towards travel and accommodation available for scientists based outside New York. If you require travel or accommodation support, include a rough breakdown of your costs along with why support is needed in the Risks and challenges section of your project draft.
Designers, artists, writers, and makers: The Eventbrite will be open for signups until 10am EST Friday, February 20.

• You must have a passion for science, art, design, writing or making and be able to commit the entire weekend of February 28-March 1 to the event.
• You must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian.
• If you are a scientist with a project idea, you or a member of your team must meet Kickstarter’s Creator Requirements.

Organizers & Sponsor: Aurora Thornhill, Kickstarter; Nancy Hechinger, ITP, NYU Tisch School of the Arts; François Grey, Citizen Cyberscience Centre, University of Geneva; Special thanks to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for sponsoring the event

Announcing the Fulbright Application Development Program at NYU

The Fulbright Application Development Program (FADP) at NYU is a series of workshops and information sessions held over the spring semester, which is designed to break down the Fulbright application process into manageable steps for submission in October.
This program is aimed at those who are rising juniors (i.e. graduating Spring 2016).
Program Overview
The FADP is comprised of six one-hour workshops (Research, Proposal Development, Ambassadorial Potential, Framing Experience, Recommendations & The Personal Statement), one webinar (Editing & Vagueness). These sessions will generally be held on Monday evenings between 5.30 and 7.30pm.
Later in the spring, you’ll also be led through creating an online application profile in Embark. In summer, you’ll have a series one-on-one writing consultations along with scheduled appointments (either online or in person) with the Office of National Scholarships at NYU to discuss the development of your application. A detailed description of workshops and dates is available at our Fulbright Application Development Program page:  http://www.nyu.edu/academics/awards-and-highlights/office-of-national-scholarships/prestigious-national-scholarships/fulbright-application-development-program.html

Before applying, please take the time to read the FADP timetable and FAQ’s: we have covered questions about NYU alumni and attendance. In particular, pay attention to the day and time of sessions and that this program is aimed at rising juniors.
To fill out the application forms
For Fulbright Study Grants, use the following link: https://docs.google.com/a/nyu.edu/forms/d/1CKjrVdo8LIOv6qyTdYcmcKHwEYf0TXpUubvNydpP2xU/viewform?edit_requested=true
For Fulbright ETA’s, use the following link: https://docs.google.com/a/nyu.edu/forms/d/1KU3XS4I5J5Jc3ioGfoqsdzUiI78e4VmF4Z0uFbPiSOc/viewform?edit_requested=true

The deadline for applications is February 20, 2015 at 5pm.
If you would like to talk to us more in general about the Fulbright and the FAPD, please come to one of our Friday information lunch sessions (1-2pm):

  • February 3
  • February 17
  • March 3
  • March 17

Please see our Supports Structures page for more information about these sessions and how to register for them. If you can’t make it in person to one of these sessions, keep in mind that we’ll be live Google-chatting and Skyping during these lunch sessions, so you can attend virtually.  https://www.nyu.edu/academics/awards-and-highlights/office-of-national-scholarships/support_structures.html The Fulbright Website is here: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/