Conversations of Color: Perceptions of Homophobia in Communities of Color on February 21st

Please join Steinhardt’s Office of Counseling and Student Services and the NYU LGBTQ Student Center for an interactive discussion about Perceptions of Homophobia in Communities of Color.

Thursday February 21, 2013 from 12:30pm-1:45pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge
Lunch will be served

To RSVP, please visit: Conversation of Color RSVP
To learn more about Conversations of Color, visit:

When Proposition 8 (legislation banning gay marriage) passed in California a few years ago, a large portion of blame was put onto communities of color as to why such a homophobic piece of legislation could pass. It has been common within media to refer to people of color as often being more homophobic than their white counterparts. What exactly is homophobia and how is it expressed? Is it more difficult to be gay/lesbian/bi/trans/queer as a person of color? Are people of color more homophobic? This session will open a dialogue about identity and culture as it relates to the acceptance of LGBTQ people in communities of color and in the greater community at large. Led by the Program Administrator of the LGBTQ Student Center, J. Mason.

Let’s Talk International – Tuesday, February 19

Let’s Talk International is a semi-structured discussion group and safe space for study abroad returnees, international students, third culture kids, and anybody interested in international/intercultural experiences to explore topics such as identity development, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural relationships, and general navigation of life across cultures. The first Let’s Talk International meeting is Tuesday, February 19th, from 12pm – 1:30pm. Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Click here to learn more and register.

NYCDOE Information Session for May/Summer 2013 Certification Program Graduates

If you are considering teaching in NYC Public Schools after you graduate, please attend an information session on February 19th coordinated by Leslie Banks, Teacher Recruitment Manager for NYU students at the NYCDOE Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality. This information session will also be appropriate for those students completing programs leading to certification in School Counseling and Speech and Language Disabilities. Please see flyer at link below.

Tuesday, February 19th
1 PM
NYUWasserman Center for Career Development
133 East 13 Street

NYCDOE Information Session Flyer

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: