Speaking Freely Classes Start February 11

It’s not too late to register for Speaking Freely! Classes are filling up
quickly — so visit speakingfreely.cas.nyu.edu/page/home today!

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 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,
German, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian,  Italian, Japanese,
Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Portuguese,  Spanish, and Turkish. 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 11. Space is limited and
available on a first come basis.  Register for Speaking Freely at http://speakingfreely.cas.nyu.edu/page/home.

Have you gotten your flu shot?

The number of cases of flu in New York City is high, but it’s not too late to protect yourself and those around you. Get your FREE flu vaccine on Tues, Jan 29, 12-4 in the Student Resource Center or Tues, Feb 5, 3-7 in the Palladium Multipurpose Room (for NYU students only), or the Student Health Center is  providing free flu vaccine to NYU students during walk-in hours.  For more information, visit: http://www.nyu.edu/shc/promotion/fighttheflu.html

Summer is the time for Study Abroad!

Graduate Students,
Please join us for a study abroad info session Thursday, January 31, 12:30pm-2:00pm in Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 1st Floor Lounge.  At the session, you can learn about how summer study abroad fits into your graduate degree program, and get information on need-based scholarships.  We will serve pizza and soda.
Through NYU Steinhardt, you can go abroad and earn credit for intensive graduate courses with NYU faculty.  In these courses, you can earn 3 to 6 academic credits while studying in an immersion format with NYU faculty.
We offer graduate-level courses in 14 different countries, open to graduate students from all NYU graduate and professional schools. Please join us for an information session to learn more.
Our application is open and many programs fill early. Apply by our next deadline, February 10, to receive admissions notification by February 15.

Visit our website for more details
Or email us at  steinhardt.global@nyu.edu
Call:  212.992.9380
The NYU Steinhardt Office of Global Programs

Davis Projects for Peace 2013 Call for Applications!

Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools (of which NYU is one) to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2013 – anywhere in the world – which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. Applicants are encouraged to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. Through a competition on over 90 campuses, projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2013. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.nyu.edu/life/student-life/nyu-service/global-service/davis-projects-for-peace.html and http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/projects.

For questions, etc… contact Jessica Guerrero, Associate Director for the Center of Student Activities, Leadership and Service at jessica.guerrero@nyu.edu.

Submit Your Work for Publication

NYU graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit original work for publication, featuring innovative ideas, research or involvement with organizations, ventures or activism that deal with any aspect of the healthcare system and the health sciences.

Following the successful launch of the first issue of The Torch, we extend the call for submissions for the Spring 2013 issue. Deadline for submissions: March 11th, 2013.

As an interdisciplinary NYU publication of domestic and global health, The Torch urges the NYU community to get involved in the recent push by NYU and the international community to bring public health to the forefront of the global agenda. The Torch accepts original articles, essays, commentaries, research reports and book reviews on healthcare policy, medical care, education, bioethics, economics, active citizenship, biomedical research and social justice.

For more information:
http://www.nyutorch.com/
torch.submissions@gmail.com
@NYUTorchJournal
http://issuu.com/nyutorch/docs/nyu_torch_vol1_issue1

Graduate Student Workshops @ Bobst

Hello from NYU Libraries:
As another spring semester kicks off, brush up your research skills with our Graduate Student workshop series!

These workshops focus on topics like learning how to organize your bibliographies, finding out to how to track down tricky citations, using statistical software, and generally knowing your way around the library. For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, visit:
–> http://library.nyu.edu/grads

We look forward to meeting you and wish you the best of luck this semester!
— NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

Graduate Students: Ask-a-Librarian

Hello from the NYU Libraries:
Need some assistance navigating the library’s resources?  Get help now!  Through Bobst’s Ask-a-Librarian service, librarians are available to help you in-person or via email, IM, text, or phone.

For more information about Ask-a-Librarian, including a FAQ and hours of operation for email, IM, and texting services, see here: http://library.nyu.edu/ask/

The Department of Art and Art Professions

The Department of Art and Art Professions set up a “Photo with Morph Santa & His Sleigh” display during their open studios event last weekend to raise money for Occupy Sandy. With a suggested donation of $1, $5, or $10 they raised over $300 for the relief effort.  The photo booth is now traveling to Pless Hall and will be on display on Tuesday, December 11 from 1:00-5:00 PM. Faculty, students, and staff are invited to drop by for a photo and the opportunity to contribute extra funds to storm relief efforts.

Please spread the word and plan to drop by for some holiday cheer!

Tea at 3: Lessons from Abroad

Hear first-hand accounts of studying abroad. Our panel of former study abroad and current international students will share tips for studying and living in a host-country. Ask your questions in a casual setting while enjoying free refreshments. A perfect break! Tuesday, December 11 from 3-4pm in Pless 3rd Floor Lounge.