Uncommon Salon: Urban Farming, Nov 21, 2013, 6-7:30 PM

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Urban agriculture has captured the attention of policymakers, urban dwellers, and those involved in the “good food movement.” Yet farming in the city, similar to rural farming, is a risky venture that may not be profitable. As a result, many urban farms are formed as nonprofits rather than traditional, commercial farms, which raises the question of what a farm really is. This question has challenged the two government agencies (Census Bureau and Dept of Agriculture) that have collected data on farm numbers since 1820.  Dr. Dimitri will discuss the benefits of urban farming, as well as the challenges facing urban farmers who seek to add to the food that makes up part of the local food system. The analysis is based on findings from a recent survey of urban farms across the US.

Carolyn Dimitri (Associate Professor of Food Studies, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development) is an applied economist who studies food policy and food systems. She is a widely-published leading expert on the production and marketing of organic foods.  Her current research is on developments in urban agriculture in 15 US cities, as well as a spatial analysis of the food environment in the borough of Manhattan. For more information and to RSVP, please go to: http://bit.ly/uncommonSalon

DATE: Thursday November 21, 2013 TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
PLACE: Bobst Library, 5th Floor West, Media Viewing Area
Light refreshments will be served.

Imported from China

“Imported from China” is a documentary film that follows Chinese students as they find their place in a college setting and within the larger U.S. context. The film examines how relationships are nurtured and shaped across cultural boundaries. Questions about this event? Email steinhardt.iesb-group@nyu.edu.

November 22 at 6:30pm | Kimmel 802

An International Education Week event, sponsored by the Office of Global Services and the International Education Student Board.

Going Places: International Career Paths

Hear from a panel of professionals with a variety of experiences living, studying, and working outside the U.S. Gain insight into the job search process and how you can position yourself for an international career. Register for the event through NYU Career Net.

Questions about this event? Contact Erinn.Bernstein@nyu.edu.

November 19 at 5:30pm | Wasserman, Presentation Room B

An International Education Week event.

Conversations of Color

RSVP here to attend the next Conversations of Color: Exploring Mental Health.

Societal or community messages can associate shame and stigma with seeking counseling or psychotherapy. Dr. Sumie Okazaki, professor in the counseling psychology program, NYU Department of Applied Psychology,  will lead us in exploration of where those messages come from, what happens in counseling and psychotherapy, and other tips on how to cope with big and small stresses.

Please join us as we discuss this topic at one of NYU Steinhardt’s most treasured traditions: Conversations of Color.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Location: Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Lunch will be provided.

International Show and Tell

Celebrate International Education Week by joining us for “International Show and Tell” at our next Let’s Talk International.

Tuesday, November 19th from 12pm – 1:30pm in Pless 3rd Floor Lounge

We’ll travel around the world in 90 minutes through presentations of music, art, and more.

Interested in presenting? Learn more and sign up here.

To attend the event, register here. Space is limited. Lunch is provided.

Sponsored by the Office of Global Services.

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. 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.

Historian Taylor Branch on MLK’s Legacy – November 19,2013

Please be part of a conversation over lunch with Pulitzer Prize winning author Taylor Branch who writes about “The Beloved Community: Martin Luther King. Jr. and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.”

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 2:15PM
Location: Kimball Hall, 1st Floor, 246 Greene Street
The free event is co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Program
Space is limited. Please RSVP to cen250@nyu.edu

Off-Campus Employment Workshop – November 15, 2013

Are you an F-1 visa holder and Steinhardt student who plans on pursuing an internship or off-campus employment prior to completion of your studies?

Join Alison Jackson, International Student Advisor in the Office of Global Services, for a conversation about off-campus employment. The workshop will cover eligibility, application process, and other details about Pre-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Friday, November 15
Time: 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Kimmel Center 406

Register here.

Grad Students: Come to Bobst for a “Final Stretch” Research Breakfast

Greetings from NYU Libraries!
As you prepare for the final stretch of the fall semester, please join us for a breakfast event where you can talk with librarians about your projects 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 event lasts for two hours, and you can come and go as you please.
DATE: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 TIME: 10am to noon
PLACE: Bobst Library, 10th floor Grad Student Exchange (northwest corner) To RSVP, go to http://nyu.libguides.com/grads
We look forward to seeing you there!
The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

Surprise Installment of Reynolds Speaker Series, Nov 11, 8:00pm

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship (www.nyu.edu/reynolds) is pleased to present a surprise installment of the 2013-14 Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Speaker Series.  Join us on November 11 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm for a very special screening and discussion with filmmaker Thomas Morgan and actor, producer and activist Susan Sarandon. The event takes place at Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th St. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited and an RSVP is required by clicking here or by cutting and pasting http://bit.ly/tmssrsvp into your browser. More info? Click here

Improving the Conversations We Have With Ourselves

Join Patricia Moreno, motivational speaker and fitness expert, as she talks about the importance of activating a positive mental state. Co-sponsored by NYU Center for Spiritual Life and Stern School of Business.

Friday, November 8, 2013, from 7-9 PM in GCASL room C-95
Cost: $3.00 for NYU students&staff. Enter “NYUIntensati” at check-out.
RSVP/tickets here: http://www.satilife.com/events/change-your-language/
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/643749655656322/