Attaining Career Goals through Publication: The Art of the Op Ed

For Juniors, Seniors, Grad Students
Monday, October 24th, 5:00-6:30PM
Location: The Wasserman Center, Presentation Room B

The ability to synthesize one’s thoughts and craft a 600-word op-ed for a periodical or blog will do much to advance your career or gain admission to a top graduate school.  An impressive list of publications will separate you from the masses of other qualified candidates for a job or grad school admissions. 

This program will feature how to determine which topic to write about, how to structure the op-ed, and when to submit.  There will also be an emphasis on establishing relationships that ensure that op-eds from members of the NYU community will be published.
Our guest speaker, Jonathan Yates, has had hundreds of op-eds appear under his byline in Newsweek, The Washington Post and other periodicals and websites. He has worked as Press Secretary for a Member of Congress and Speechwriter for a major trade association. He has degrees from Harvard University, The Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University Law Center.

**RSVP via CareerNet-Events –> Seminars

There’s Still Time to Apply for an NYU Green Grant!

If you have an innovative idea to make NYU more sustainable, this is your chance to receive the funding, recognition and support you need to make it happen. Each semester, grants are awarded to students, faculty and staff to lead projects that identify and address sustainability challenges at NYU.  Since 2007, we’ve funded dozens of diverse projects like the NYU Bike Share, Green Lease Report, Community Agriculture Club, and Green Apple Move Out. These and other projects have become an ongoing part of the work to sustainably transform our campus.

Apply now for a Green Grant of up to $20,000!

Deadline: October 24th

All current NYU students, staff and faculty members are welcome to apply. New grants are selected each fall and spring semester and are expected to be implemented within two semesters after the launch date.

Proposed Green Grants will be selected based on their environmental and educational impact, feasibility, scalability and innovation. If you are interested in applying, submit your proposal online no later than October 24, 2011. A new round of grants will also be selected in the Spring.

To guide you through the application process, please refer to the Green Grants Application Toolkit. For more information on the Green Grants program, including application process and timeline, examples of past projects, and a detailed explanation of the submission criteria, visit our website.

Speaking Freely – Free Language Classes

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.

Speaking Freely offers sessions in Arabic, Cantonese, Czech, French, German, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, 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.

Job Opportunity: Steinhardt Tutors at the University Learning Center

The University Learning Center is looking for Steinhardt students to serve as tutors for Advanced College Essay, Nutrition, Human Anatomy & Physiology and Applied Psychology courses. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and an A- or higher in the course you will tutor. This is a paid job opportunity.  Please contact Tyrell Davis at for application and additional information.

Libraries Graduate Student Reception!

The Annual Graduate Student Reception will be held on Thursday, September 15th, at 6:00pm in the 6th Floor North Reading Room of the NYU Bobst Library. There will be free food and drinks, a raffle with great prizes, and most of all a chance to mingle with fellow graduate students and meet your librarians.

To RSVP, go to this link.


NY State Assembly paid Internship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students!

The New York State Assembly offers a paid internship for its Spring 2012 Session. The program is entering its 41st year and includes Professors-in-Residence, Issue Policy Forums, and a Mock Session, among other components, and a stipend of $4,140 (includes book allowance). The internship is open to all majors and the application is due November 1, 2011. For more information and application details, please visit:

Best of luck to all applicants!

Would You Like to Satisfy Your Natural Science Requirement? Enroll in LIBAR – UE 341


What does it mean to know a language? How do children acquire language? What do the languages of the world share in common? How is language instantiated in the brain, and how is language affected by brain damage? In the Science of Language, we will explore these questions and much more!

If you have questions, please send an email to Professor Adam Buchwald at

001 – Lec (15342), Monday & Wednesday, 3:30 – 4:45 PM

002 – Rct (19732), Thursday, 3:50 – 4:40 PM

003 – Rct (19733), Thursday, 4:55 – 5:45 PM

Graduate Student Workshops and Reception @ Bobst Library

Hello from the NYU Libraries:
As the fall semester kicks off, NYU Libraries is offering their annual series of Graduate Student workshops where you can learn everything from how to organize your bibliographies, to how to track down those tricky citations, to how to be a more effective research assistant (and much more). For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to:
You can also get the new school year started right by joining us at their Annual Graduate Student Reception. It is a great opportunity to meet your subject librarian, as well as mingle with your fellow graduate students over some complimentary food and drinks. We will be giving away NYU Bookstore gift certificates to three lucky attendees. The reception will take place:
–> Thursday, September 15th, 6:00-7:30, 6th floor North Reading Room, Bobst library
Please RSVP by going to
We look forward to meeting you and wish you the best of luck this semester!
— The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group