NYU MLK Week Conversations of Color – Thursday, February 9th, 12:30-1:45 pm

Please join us for Conversations of Color on Thursday, February 9th, 12:30-1:45 pm in the Pless Hall 3rd floor lounge, 82 Washington Square East. Conversations of Color welcomes any and all students, faculty and administrators to meet and talk about issues of diversity related to culture and identity.  Our topic this month will be Colorism.  Our session will include a screening of the film BLEACHED http://vimeo.com/17138437, followed by discussion. RSVP to http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/717873/RSVP-for-Conversations-of-Color.

Conversations of Color is sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.  If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Walker at jessica.walker@nyu.edu.

Dalai Lama Fellows Program

New York University is one of eight universities to offer the Dalai Lama Fellowship, an international program of the Dalai Lama Center.
One fellow will be chosen from each university to receive up to $10,000 toward a year-long project of his of her design in one of four focus areas:
1. diminishing violence; 
2. mitigating income and wealth inequities;
3. encouraging cross-cultural and inter-religious communications and understanding; 
4. promoting environmental sustainability.    

All full-time students – undergraduate, graduate and professional students – who will be enrolled at NYU in Academic Year 2012 – 2013, are invited to apply. https://fs4.formsite.com/dalailamafellowsorg/form6/secure_index.html

Application Deadline: February 21, 2012

Please direct any inquiries to civic.engagement@nyu.edu or 212 998-2329.

NYU MLK Week 2012: 7 Issues, 7 Leaders, 7 Minutes

Thursday, February 9, 7:00-9:00 PM, Kimmel Center Eisner and Lubin Auditorium

What is the Future of Diversity in the Media, Arts, Education, Cities, Economy, Immigration and Activism? Find out at the university-wide event during MLK Week at NYU, featuring 7 leaders from various areas speaking for 7 minutes on 7 topic areas surrounding this year’s theme, The Future of Diversity: Here & Now. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Cornel West, Princeton University Professor, philosopher and influential intellectual, who will address the issue of activism; and Dr. Mitchell L. Moss, Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation and Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, who will speak about the issue of cities. We will also be presenting the NYU MLK Jr. Humanitarian Award to Associate Professor Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen, an NYU Alumnus and the Founding Director of NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute and co-founder of the Museum of Chinese in America.

Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP at http://mlkweek2012.eventbrite.com/
***Please note that you must register via the Eventbrite link above (up to 3 reservations per person) and bring you Eventbrite confirmation to the event to receive a physical ticket to the event on a first come, first served basis.***

Steinhardt Undergraduate and Master’s Student Research/Creative Project Award

Grants Awarded: Up to $500
Grant Proposal Deadline: March 1 by 5:00 PM

Outstanding undergraduate or master’s Students at NYU Steinhardt are invited to apply for the Steinhardt Undergraduate and Master’s Student Research/Creative Project Award.  Students may be awarded up to $500 to conduct a research study or creative project under the supervision of a faculty member. The proposed research or project must be conducted within the time specified, and adhere to guidelines established by the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects. Award recipients are expected to submit a written report of no more than 5 pages by July 1st of the year following the award. The report should include a summary of the work undertaken, products created, and how the funds were used.

Requirements: The grant proposal must contain 1) complete application cover page; 2) an abstract, i.e. one-paragraph summary of your proposal, separate from the body of the proposal, including a title and bibliography; 3) time line for completing your project, including start and end dates, and estimated number of hours per week you plan to dedicate to this work;  4) itemized budget and budget narrative for how you will use the grant, costs may include: travel, supplies, participant payments, computer time, and/or other justifiable expense; 5) a research plan or description of the creative project (5 double-spaced pages maximum) that includes the following:

  • Specific Aims, clearly stated;
  • Background and Significance: Why is it important? What will it contribute to your field of study?
  • How will this opportunity contribute to your career and professional development?;
  • Methodology/procedures;
  • Describe the role of your sponsor/mentor in the proposed and how you will work together over the course of your project;
  • If your project is part of a larger faculty project, explain how your proposal is independent and distinct from this larger project, including funding

Submission:  One copy of the materials should be emailed as a single PDF to John Johnson (john.johnson@nyu.edu)   in the Steinhardt School’s Office of Research.  Applications are due on March 1st at 5:00 PM.  Late applications will not be accepted.


  • Open to Steinhardt master’s and undergraduate students
  • Students may only receive this award one time during their studies.

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 each semester 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, Irish, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Yiddish. 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 five 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 6th and conclude the week of April 20th.Register for Speaking Freely at


Volunteer Today!

Volunteer today for a better New York City tomorrow!

Each year, the NYU Civic Team connects hundreds of NYU students to non-profit organizations and government agencies around New York City. The NYU Civic Team strives to:

· PROMOTE the need for social responsibility and civic engagement

· ENGAGE in collaborative work towards positive change

· ADVANCE the philosophy that volunteering can and will make a difference

· PROVIDE the opportunity to volunteer and work with diverse communities

Join us on JANUARY 25 FROM 5:00 PM TO 7:30 pm AT the KIMMEL Center, 60 Washington Square South, 4TH FL, E&L at the NYU Service Fair as we recruit 1,000 NYU students to serve with the NYU Civic Team and help support NYC communities as we strive to develop and improve services for our residents and neighbors alongside millions of fellow New Yorkers! For more information on how to volunteer visit:

www.nyu.edu and search Civic Team.


Important Changes for Graduate Students

The Office of Student Affairs has made a few administrative changes that are important for you to know.


Go to the Office of Student Affairs, Pless Hall, 2nd Floor to meet with:

Belkis Baez,for Transfer Credit

Andrea Fannelli, for Full/Half-Time Equivalency

David Zapotocky, for Extension of Matriculation or  Reduction of Credits

Go to your Departments for Master’s Thesis Approval  or Exemption for Prerequisites


Contact Nancy Hall in the Office of Research and Doctoral Studies, Pless Hall, Room 554, (212) 998-5044, nancy.hall@nyu.edu for

Full/Half-Time Equivalency

Candidacy Examination Applications

Dissertation Committee Appointment forms

Dissertation Proposal Forms

Dissertation Format and Filing

Final Oral Examination Application

Extension or Reinstatement of Lapsed of Matriculation

Wasserman: Spring Job + Internship Fair / 2012 Government & Non-Profit Career Expo

The Wasserman Center would like to welcome you to the following fairs in February.

Thursday, February 2nd  |  11AM – 3PM
NYU Kimmel Center
Meet with employers hiring for summer internships and full-time positions in various industries! Explore different industries, gather information about career options, and connect with employers.
PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS: A list of participating employers is available on NYU CareerNet under Events > Career Fairs
REGISTRATION: Advanced RSVP is not required. Student registration will take place on the day of the fair in the first floor Kimmel Center lobby, outside the elevator bank. You need only your NYU ID card to gain entry to the fair. 
PREPARE FOR THE FAIR: Making the Most of a Career Fair seminar will be held on Tuesday, January 31st at 12:30PM at NYU Wasserman Center. Take advantage of this and our extended walk-ins to prepare for the upcoming fair. For additional information about preparing for a career fair, please visit:www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/career_fairs

Friday, February 17th  |  10AM – 3PM
Georgetown University 
Travel to Washington D.C. to meet employers hiring for full-time and internship positions in the government, non-profit and public sectors.  This is a great opportunity to network with government agencies, think tanks and other public policy organizations. The fair is held in collaboration with Georgetown University, University of Virginia, University of Richmond, College of William & Mary and Swarthmore College. The Expo will be held at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, Leavey Center at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

For additional information about preparing for a career fair, please visit: www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/career_fairs
how to make the most of a career fair: www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/career_fairs/makethemost.php

REGISTRATION: All students must RSVP in advance on NYU CareerNet to be added to the list of attendees.
TRANSPORTATION: The Wasserman Center will provide free bus transportation to a limited number of students.  Seats on the bus will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Students who wish to take the NYU bus to DC must submit a $20 cash deposit to the Wasserman Center front desk. Students may also find alternate transportation to the fair.

PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS: A list of participating employers will be provided one week prior to the fair.

Wasserman Funded Internship Award

The Wasserman Center for Career Development has established a Funded Internship Award to support students pursuing unpaid internships at non-profits, international organizations, arts institutions, and other industries that traditionally do not pay their interns. This $1,000 scholarship affords students the opportunity to participate in career exploration and experiential learning through unpaid career-related internships, gives students access to professional networks in the US and abroad, and facilitates the lifelong learning skills associated with solid career development.

This can be a tremendous opportunity for students who want to gain relevant professional experience, but give up valuable learning opportunities due to financial considerations. In order to be considered for the Funded Internship Award, students must:
• Have secured an unpaid internship at a non-profit or other organization that does not traditionally pay its interns
• Work a minimum of 7 hours a week over 10 weeks during the Spring semester
• Complete an online application by February 21, 2012
• Earn at least a 3.0 GPA
The Wasserman Center’s Funded Internship Award is not affiliated with Federal Work Study or financial aid. It is a one-time stipend awarded directly to selected applicants. Applications can be submitted through NYU CareerNet, Job ID#810998. Instructions are available at http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/funded_internship.php.
If you have any questions regarding the Funded Internship Award, please feel free to email fundedinternshipaward@nyu.edu or contact Gracy Sarkissian at (212-998-4738).

Graduate Students: Join NYU Libraries for Spring Welcome Week Workshops

Hello from the NYU Libraries:
As another spring semester kicks off, we’re offering a chance to brush up your skills with a series of Graduate Student workshops. These workshops focus on learning how to organize your bibliographies, finding out to how to track down tricky citations, understanding the intricacies of processing and analyzing data, and even simply knowing your way around an American research library. For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to:  –> http://library.nyu.edu/grads

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