Grad Students: Bobst 6th Floor Reading & Collaborative Rooms Available

We are pleased to announce that the fully renovated 6th floor of Bobst Library is now open.  This floor features a Dissertation Writers’ Room and a total of 111 new seats in these grad-only spaces: a large swipe-access reading room, swipe-access studies, and reservable collaborative rooms with A/V functionality.  You will find additional seats and wired study tables in the enhanced North Reading Room and in the east, west, and south wings.  We invite you to make use of these beautiful new spaces and let us know how they work for you by emailing us at

Bobst Renovation Communication Team

Public Speaking for Non-Native English Speakers

Join Dr. Deborah Borisoff, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, for a hands-on workshop on public speaking for non-native English speakers. Whether you have a big presentation coming or want to take away the fear factor of speaking in class, this workshop will teach you to organize your thoughts and make crystal clear points.

Space is limited. Register here.

Thursday, February 28 from 2-3:30pm in Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge.

Follow and Win!

Steinhardt Student Affairs is now on Twitter!

Follow @SteinhardtLife before February 26th at midnight for a chance to win a gift card, good for use at NYU Computer Store and NYU Bookstore.

Get Connect, Be Involved, and Stay Informed while sharing your @SteinhardtLife!

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.