Dalai Lama Fellowship Application

New York University is one of ten universities to offer the Dalai Lama Fellowship, a global program authorized by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. One fellow will be chosen from each university to receive up to $10,000 toward a year-long project of his or her design in one of four focus areas:
1) working across differences;
2) diminishing violence;
3) alleviating poverty;
4) protecting the environment.

All undergraduate, graduate and professional students – who will be enrolled full-time at NYU in Academic Year 2013 – 2014 – are invited to apply. Dalai Lama Fellowship Application Application Deadline: April 17, 2012

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

Conversations of Color – The Power of Allyship 4/11 at 12:30pm

Please join Steinhardt’s Office of Counseling and Student Services and presenters Paulina Abaunza, Assistant Director and Denise Boneta, Program Administrator from the  Student Resource Center for Conversations of Color – The Power of Allyship.

In this conversation we will be talking about the overall concept of allyship, and how we can be an ally to various communities. We’ll also discuss what it means to have and need allies for our own reasons. Please join us for refreshments and a great discussion!

Thursday April 11, 2013 12:30pm-1:45pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge
Refreshments will be served

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

*Conversations of Color is open to all students, faculty, & staff*

This program is presented as part of a series leading up to NYU’s Ally Week. To find out more about NYU Ally Week scheduled for April 15-19 check out their website here.

Tea at 3 – Tuesday, April 9th from 3-4 PM

Fall 2013 registration begins this month. Have questions about registering? Bring them to next week’s Tea at 3 where there will be knowledgeable Steinhardt Registration Services representatives AND free refreshments. A perfect study break!

Date: Tuesday, April 9th

Time: Come by between 3-4 PM

Location: Pless Hall 1st Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

Final Stretch Research Breakfast for Grad Students

Hello from the NYU Libraries:
As you prepare for the final stretch of the semester, join us for breakfast, talk with our librarians about your work and take care of those lingering research to-do list items. We’ll have specialists from across the disciplines who can help get you (re)oriented to library resources, answer your questions about citation management tools, and help you get the most out of our collections and services. This event lasts for two hours, and you can come and go as you please.
DATE: Wed, April 3rd, TIME: 10am to noon, PLACE: Bobst, 10th fl Grad Student Exchange
To RSVP, go to http://tinyurl.com/gradbreakfast

We look forward to seeing you there!
The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

Finals Are Just a Few Weeks Away – Start Preparing Now!

Need to do some basic skills review? The University Learning Center at the ARC  offers Workshops on Research, Citations, Scheduling your Time, Proofreading and others. Or do you need something more specific? ULC also offers Drop-in Tutoring Sessions, Group Review sessions and Study Slams. Visit the Academic Resource Center site for more info.

The ARC is also accepting applications for Information Assistants & Learning Assistants to join their team for the Fall 13 term. Click here for more



Fall Course Search

Hi Everyone,
If you’re not planning to graduate this May, start planning your Fall term schedule later this week when Course Search becomes available. In the meantime, check for any holds in your student center in Albert by clicking on the icon, and take care of them before your registration time. And remember to schedule an appointment with your advisor before Fall registration begins on April 22. This is also a perfect time to review the Principles of Advisement so that you and your advisor can have a productive conversation about your academic plan.

See your friends close, and enemies closer

The Coles Science Ctr and the Social Sciences Reference Ctr at Bobst Library Present:
“See your friends close, and enemies closer”
Monday, April 8 @ 5:30pm  (please RSVP below)
Do our social identities also shape our perception of the physical world? Can cognitive and motivational aspects of our social group membership shape our perception of physical distance? Or, in other words, do diehard Yankees fans think Fenway Park is actually closer than it really is? This talk will focus on how we keep our enemies psychologically closer by changing our representation of actual distance when they pose a potential threat, be it in Major League Baseball standings, college rivalries, or in a political context.

Jenny Xiao is a PhD candidate in the Social Psychology program at New York University. She is broadly interested in studying processes related to social categorization and social identity. Her current research explores how social psychological constructs such as social identity can alter low level cognitive, perceptual, and evaluative processes.

DATE: Monday, April 8, 2013, TIME: 5:30-7:00pm, PLACE: Bobst, 2nd Fl, AFC East – Refreshments will be served. **RSVP Required** To RSVP, please go to: http://bit.ly/colesSpring13
For more information about Coles Science Center go to: http://nyu.libguides.com/science

Call for Nominations: 2012-13 Teaching Excellence Award

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development  Teaching  Excellence Award Committee invites nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award 2012-2013.

DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS: All Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development full-time and adjunct faculty who excel in teaching, mentoring, advising and interrelating with students, colleagues and alumni, who have taught at Steinhardt for a minimum of 5 years, are eligible for the Teaching Excellence Award.  Awards of $1,000 each and a certificate will be given to no more than three recipients in each category.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE: In order to nominate a faculty member for this award, please submit, via email, the name of your nominee and a few words (no more than 300) describing why they are deserving of this award.  Nominations must be received by the committee no later than March 26, 2013, in order to be considered for the award.  The Teaching Excellence Award gives us an opportunity to recognize outstanding teachers who influence our lives

PLEASE SEND NOMINATIONS TO: steinhardt.facultyaffairs@nyu.edu


Let’s Talk International – Language and Identity – April 2, 2013

Our next Let’s Talk International conversation will focus on how the language(s) we are speaking are tied to our identities, including the influence they may have on our behaviors, our world views, and more.

Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. To attend, please pre-register by filling out this survey. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, April 2nd from 12pm – 1:30pm in the Office of Global Services conference room (561 LaGuardia Place)

Let’s Talk International, a collaboration of the Office of Global Services and the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs, 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. While topics and short activities provide a framework, students drive the conversation in directions most relevant to them. Continued attendance is encouraged, though students are not required to attend all sessions.

Questions? Please contact jill.stephenson@nyu.edu.

Check Your Spring Term Schedules

Everyone, Please check your spring term schedules in Albert – make sure that you are attending all the courses on your schedule and that there aren’t any courses on it you don’t recognize. If you see any problems please contact your advisor asap – midterm grades are on the way so please make sure all your classes are correct.