For Grad Students & Faculty: Scholarly Communications at the Crossroads

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 4:30PM

A panel discussion on the current state and future of academic presses and scholarly communications.  With panelists:
Jennifer Crewe, Editorial Director, Columbia University Press;
Ellen W. Faran, Director, The MIT Press;
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communications, the Modern Language Association and Visiting Research Professor of English, NYU;
Steve Maikowski, Director, NYU Press;
Niko Pfund, President and Academic Publisher, Oxford University Press USA; and
John Wilkin, Associate University Librarian for Publishing and Library Information Technology, the University of Michigan.

This event is co-sponsored by NYU Libraries, NYU Press, and the Humanities Initiative.


NYU GlobalFest NYC Arrives Thursday, February 28th

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 for the food, stay for the music & fun — the perfect way to kick things off.

Featuring shorts by NYU students filmed all around the world.

Visit for details

Entrepreneur Challenge Showcase to Feature Teams from Nine NYU Schools

You are invited to attend the Feb. 7 Innovation Lab Info Session, *Noon to 1:30 pm

The Innovation Lab is a seminar series designed train you how to
systematically and repeatedly create commercially- viable innovations,
yielding a large and diverse portfolio of novel products, services and
business models for sale and licensing to industry.

*Feb. 13 New Venture Showcase, 5-7 pm* RSVP
On Wednesday, February 13, the spotlight will be on NYU’s hottest
entrepreneurial talent at the Berkley Center’s 11th Annual New Venture
Showcase & Networking Reception. From potentially game-changing software
to consumer products and biotech innovations, more than 3 dozen startups
will be on display.

Come meet these promising entrepreneurs. Get a peek at tomorrow’s next
“new thing”.

Bereavement Group available at Counseling and Wellness

The Counseling clinic offers a group for students who are grieving the death of a family member or loved one.  We are currently putting together the spring semester group which will meet weekly on Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:30 beginning February 14th.  This group helps students who may be feeling isolated in their grief by providing a safe, supportive space to talk about death and loss with others who share similar experiences.  The group is best-suited for students who experienced a loss more than 2 months ago — individual therapy is more useful with a very recent loss.  This group is open to all NYU students so if you have a friend or roommate in a different program, feel free to let them know about the group.
To schedule a screening interview for the Bereavement Group please call the group facilitator –  Margaret Bailey, LCSW at 212 998-5061 or contact the main Counseling Clinic at 212 998-4780.

Apply now to study away at NYU’s global academic centers for the fall 2013 semester!

Submit your application by the February 15th priority deadline and receive email notification by March 4th! Students who apply now will be among the first applicants reviewed to study away in the fall. Keep in mind, many programs fill by this first deadline so don’t wait. Apply now!

Study Away Weekly General Information Sessions: 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.

Study Away Funding Info Session: Think it’s too expensive to study away? Think again! Attend one of our upcoming Study Away Funding Info sessions to learn more about Global Programs Scholarships eligibility and application process as well as additional resources and tips.

  • Thursday, February 7th , 6:30 – 7:30 pm (11th Fl Conference Room, Bobst Library)
  • Tuesday, February 12th,  6:30 – 7:30 pm (UHall Seminar Room, 110 E 14th St)
  • Wednesday, February 20th,  6:30 – 7:30 pm (UHall Seminar Room, 110 E 14th st)
  • To register please complete the Registration Form.

International Student Global Programs Info Session: Thinking about studying away at one of NYU’s academic sites? Not sure which academic center is the best fit for you? Choosing between fall and spring? Attend one of the upcoming info sessions specifically for international students on either Monday, February 11th or Wednesday, February 20th. Both sessions will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Office of Global Services, 561 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012. To register please complete the Registration Form.

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? Stop by the Study Away Walk-in advising hours in the ARC every Monday from 1-3 pm throughout the semester.


Speaking Freely Classes Start February 11

It’s not too late to register for Speaking Freely! Classes are filling up
quickly — so visit 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

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:

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
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: and

For questions, etc… contact Jessica Guerrero, Associate Director for the Center of Student Activities, Leadership and Service at