Distinguished Teaching Award Announcement

The Faculty Affairs Office is pleased to announce that the deadline for Steinhardt nominations  for the 2012-2013 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) has been extended to November 26 due to Hurricane Sandy. The DTA highlights NYU’s commitment to teaching excellence and is given annually to outstanding members of the faculty. Recipients are presented with a medal and a monetary award.

Students, faculty, and alumni are invited to submit nominations to their school’s DTA Representative.  To find your School Representative and for additional information about the award, please visit the DTA website at


For additional questions, contact the Faculty Affairs Office at steinhardt.dta@nyu.edu


NYU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award for 2013

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Do you know an outstanding faculty member? Have you had a class with a professor who embodied the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Do you have a professor who has had an impact on the community and YOU?

If so, NOW is the time to nominate an outstanding faculty member!

The Provost’s Office is now accepting student nominations of faculty for the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award.   It could be through their teaching and inspiration or through their work outside the classroom: their activism, leadership or community building. You can click the through the link above through Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. For more information please visit the MLK Faculty Award website.

Doctoral Students: APA Minority Fellowship Program Call for Fellowship Applications

American Psychological Association MFP Fellows receive much more than financial support; they join a community committed to their success. Fellows are mentored by leading ethnic minority psychologists and become part of a lifetime network of professional psychologists interested in ethnic minority behavioral health issues.

Fellowship Opportunities (Click for more information)
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Predoctoral Fellowship
This fellowship is aimed at those pursuing doctoral degrees in clinical, counseling, and school psychology, as well as other behavioral health services or policy areas.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Postdoctoral Fellowship
This fellowship is aimed at early career doctoral recipients who are interested in developing a career in behavioral health services or policy.

About the Minority Fellowship Program
The APA MFP is an innovative, comprehensive, and coordinated training and career development program that promotes psychological and behavioral outcomes of ethnic minority communities. MFP is committed to increasing the number of ethnic minority professionals in the field and enhancing our understanding of the life experiences of ethnic minority communities.  The application deadline is January 15
For more information or to apply, please visit our web site at www.apa.org/pi/mfp

Jessica Rodriguez | Program Coordinator, Minority Fellowship Program
Public Interest Directorate, American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel: 202.336.6127 | Fax: 202 336.6012 | email:jrodriguez@apa.org

Join in the Global Conversation – NYU Bickel and Brewer Global Debate Program

New York University is proud to announce the second annual NYU Bickel & Brewer Global Debate Program, which promotes civil discourse among students in preparation for leadership and service.

The Global Debate Program, coordinated by the College of Arts and Science, is currently accepting applications from students who wish to participate.  Teams will be formed this semester and they will begin their research on the selected topic, which this year is, “Increased taxes on the wealthy will not improve the global economy.”  In the spring semester, knock-out rounds (in NYC and through video to accommodate students abroad) will reduce the field to a “Sweet 16.” The final rounds take place in April and culminate in an awards ceremony with scholarship prizes (up to $5000) to members of the top teams.
For more information about the Global Debate Program and to participate, visit www.nyu.edu/cas/globaldebate or e-mail globaldebate@nyu.edu.

Visit our office: Academic Resource Center (ARC), 18 Washington Place, rm. LL18
Hours: Mon–Wed 9am–12pm, Tues–Thurs 9am–3pm

2012-13 Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Speaker Series

The NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship is pleased to continue the 2012-13 Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Speaker Series
Join us on December 5, 12:00pm – 1:30pm for an engaging and interactive afternoon with Colin Beavan (aka “No Impact Man”), Author, Activist, Green Party Congressional Candidate, and Executive Director of the No Impact Project. The event takes place at NYU Wagner’s Rudin Family Forum in The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY.  It 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/beavanRSVP into your browser.

Named by MSN as one of the “Ten Most Influential Men” and chosen as an “Eco-Illuminator” by Elle Magazine, Colin is an author, filmmaker and one of the world’s best known spokespeople on environmental issues, consumerism and human quality of life. In his talk “To Hell With Sustainability” Colin will discuss how the limited objectives of standard sustainability programs must be expanded in order to save the planet, improve human quality of life, and make “sustainable” business attractive to customers.

Now in its seventh year, the Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century Speaker Series features a remarkable selection of social entrepreneurs and related leaders who have launched extraordinary programs, companies and movements addressing the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.  Reflecting the NYU Reynolds belief that social entrepreneurship is a meta-profession drawing on cross-disciplinary knowledge and practice, the series presents prominent social entrepreneurs and leaders from across the spectrum of public and professional sectors who will share their insights as cutting-edge, far-reaching change makers.

To learn more about the NYU Reynolds Speaker Series, and to access our audio and video library of previous speakers, click here or cut and paste http://bit.ly/p9Y2 into your browser. The audio and video library is also available from the podcast section of iTunes. Search NYU Reynolds Program.

To learn more about the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship, please visit us at http://www.nyu.edu/reynolds.

GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 12pm -3pm
Research Commons | Fifth Floor | Bobst Library

RSVP by registering here: http://bit.ly/GISnyu

Come celebrate GIS Day @ NYU at the first annual GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair!
GIS Day is a worldwide celebration held on the Wednesday of the third week of November each year. (What is GIS? A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of geographically referenced data.)
Stop by the GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair and check out the information booths, see lots of maps, meet GIS faculty and professionals, and learn more about GIS tools and spatial data resources here at NYU.

What is GIS? A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of geographically referenced data. – ESRI. GIS enables users to integrate various data into one system, overlay map layers, analyze and model spatial data and, finally, visualize the results in maps, reports and charts. GIS can be used to represent any data which has a geographic component and is currently utilized in many fields including urban and regional planning, disaster planning and emergency management, natural resource management, environmental planning, public health, public utility, engineering, weather forecasting, history, archeology, political science, food science, housing, and many more. http://nyu.libguides.com/GIS

GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair:
Info Booths * Faculty Corner * Lots of Maps * Videos * Games and Prizes
Light refreshments will be served.
To register and for more information see: http://bit.ly/GISnyu

Contact: nyugisday-group@nyu.edu

NY Cares Coat Drive for ‘Sandy’ Victims

The NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education is starting an NY Cares Coat Drive location today, with all outerwear donations going to victims of Sandy. Students, staff, and friends are all welcome to donate. We have a box set up currently and will have additional set-ups later this week. The drive will be held through the end of the semester and is set up in our offices at 5-11 University Place, ground floor of Weinstein Hall, right behind Peet’s Coffee.

Grad Students: Breakfast with the Librarians

Grads, as you prepare for the final stretch of the fall semester, join NYU Libraries for a breakfast event where you can talk with librarians about your research project(s) and take care of those lingering to-do list items. We’ll have specialists from across the disciplines who can help get you (re)oriented to our resources, get you started with citation management tools, and help you get the most out of our collections and services. This informal event lasts for two hours, and you can come and go as you like.

DATE: Wednesday, November 28 TIME: 10am to 12 noon PLACE: Bobst Library, 10th floor Grad Student Exchange (northwest corner) To RSVP, go to: https://webapps.library.nyu.edu/classes/#2012-fall-research-breakfast We look forward to seeing you there!