Point Foundation Scholarships

Point Foundation, established in 2001, was initially funded by a grant from Bruce C. Lindstrom & Carl T. Strickland. Point Foundation is what it is today—the premier national LGBTQ non-profit organization designed to nurture the LGBTQ leaders of the next generation – because of the generous support of others. Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

Please visit the Point Foundation’s Scholarship page for more information. Part 1 of the application is due by January 14, 2013

Need Help with Your Research Project?

October 29th – Nov 1st, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Academic Resource Center, LL04, (18 Washington Place, Lower Level)

Join the NYU Libraries and the University Learning Center for four nights of free, walk-in services designed to help you research smarter and faster.

Get personalized help on current research projects and term papers, from drafting a research question, to designing intelligent searches, to organizing and creating a bibliography in minutes. Bobst Librarians and ULC Learning Assistants will be on hand to work with you individually and to show you how to streamline your research and utilize the vast resources available to NYU students.

Be sure to come with a current research project and your laptop! No RSVP required – drop in anytime during the walk-in hours, 6:30-8:00pm!

Need library or research help right now? Here are 6 ways to get help.

For free peer tutoring and other academic skills workshops, visit the University Learning Center at www.nyu.edu/ulc


Dean’s List – Change in Policy

Beginning with the academic year 2012-2013 2013-2014, the Dean’s List will no longer be compiled at the end of each fall and spring term.

Effective Fall, 2012, the Dean’s List will be computed at the end of each academic year, excluding both January term and summer term. Students whose degrees will be conferred in January will be eligible for the Dean’s List at the end of the fall term. All other students must meet the requirements below in both the fall and spring term to be eligible for the Dean’s List.

The Dean’s List is open to matriculated undergraduate students who achieved a GPA of 3.7 or higher (fall term only for January graduates and both fall and spring terms for all other students) in at least 28 graded units with no grades of IP/IF/I or P (only when the student elected to take the course pass/fail). The GPA is calculated to two decimal places but is not rounded up.

Education Pioneers, Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 — 12pm to 1pm

Education Pioneers will be hosting an on-campus information session about its fellowship opportunities for graduate students. The Graduate School Fellowship Program is a full-time, paid, ten-week summer program during which talented graduate students (“Fellows”) work with schools, districts, nonprofits, and other education-focused organizations (“Partners”). Fellows leverage their skills and knowledge to complete a mission-critical consulting project. In addition to their full-time consulting work, Fellows convene in regional cohorts for signature program events including: five full-day workshops on key education reform topics, an end of summer retrospective event, and professional networking opportunities designed to expand Fellows’ knowledge and professional networks. Open to graduate students.

Education Pioneers, Wednesday, October 24, 2:00PM to 1:00PM
Wasserman Center, Graduate & Alumni Suite
For more info on all upcoming on-campus information sessions, please visit http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/events/employer_presentations.php

Get your tickets for the 2012 NYU Entrepreneurs Festival

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the 2012 NYU Entrepreneurs Festival is a two-day celebration of startups and entrepreneurship for the NYU community. Over the course of this 2-day celebration, NYU alumni, faculty and student entrepreneurs representing most every school at NYU, will come together to share their startup stories through a series of keynotes, panels, roundtables, workshops, a venture showcase and a big party.

Featured NYU entrepreneur speakers this year include Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square; Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines; Rachel Sterne Haot, founder of GroundReport and Chief Digital Officer of NYC; and Alexandre Douzet, co-founder of The Ladders and over 30 other NYU entrepreneurs.  The Festival kicks off Friday, November 2 at 1pm and runs through Saturday, November 3. A full agenda, list of speakers and links to purchase tickets can be found at: http://nyue.org/festival.

Be a Health Leader

Whether you are the planner, the post-er, or the performer, there is a role for you as an
NYU Health Leader!  In addition to their role as Student Health Center Ambassadors, NYU Health Leaders promote health and wellness through participation in one of the following track teams:
The Facilitator Team, our “performers”, loves expressing ideas with frozen body language.  In the future, they hope to run for President or headline a Vegas show — all the while maintaining the role of social change agent.  Facilitators lead NYU’s bystander intervention training, Step Up! NYU.  They not only facilitate, but create and lead interactive theatre!
The Media Team, our “post-ers”, secretly hopes their YouTube channel will go viral.  In the future, they hope to reach the masses with their state-of-the-art Zombie Apocalypse warning system.  The Media Team creates a venue for imparting important health messages.  They use their creative talents to reach the masses through video, social media, blogging, and more!
The Outreach Team, our “planners”, knows how to create an “experience” and can coax anyone to attend their events with their charm and encyclopedic knowledge.  In the future, they hope to beat the Guiness Book of World Records’ record for the largest flash mob.
Outreach collaborates with other offices, develops new programs, and speaks with NYU students on a myriad of health topics, while staffing information tables/events around campus.
Apply today to further develop your skills and utilize your talents to create a healthier NYU! Deadline is Thursday, Nov 1, 2012  www.nyu.edu/shc/promotion

Conversations of Color: Language Choices on October 18th

Please join Steinhardt’s Office of Counseling and Student Services and alums Tera Nakata, Stacy Ulrich, and Marissiko Wheaton from Project Pay Attention for a discussion about language choices and harassment/bullying, also known as social combat.

Thursday October 18, 2012 12:30pm-1:45pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge

To RSVP, please visit: Conversation of Color RSVP
To learn more about Conversations of Color, visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/studentaffairs/ConvofColor

Project Pay Attention is a new NYU initiative that asks people to pay closer attention to their actions and the words they use, either verbally, in writing, or via social media.

When you sign on for Project Pay Attention, you pledge to speak up for others, choose your words wisely, track your online behavior, inquire why, challenge yourself, and spread the word about the initiative. You sign a pledge card that is then posted among others who have taken the pledge in our community.

Visit the website at www.projectpayattn.com and follow the initiative on Twitter @ProjectPayAttn. And like us on Facebook too!

Do you know any students ready to change the world?

Humanity in Action is now accepting applications for its 2013 Fellowship Programs in Europe.

Humanity in Action invites applications from talented college students and recent graduates who are intellectually gifted, mature, independent and passionate about human rights. Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors and graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2010 and 2011 are eligible to apply. To Learn more about the Humanity in Action Fellowship »
The application deadline is January 10, 2013.  Apply here



Intern at the State Capitol with New York State Assembly

Gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process and “earn while you learn”: stipends of $4,140 for Session Internships and $11,500 for Graduate Internships. Act fast: Deadlines are mid- to late-October. Application is open to all majors. For details, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, visit http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/.