NYU Leadership Week 2018

Building Networks. Mobilizing Communities.

October 22 – 25, 2018

Save the Date! Starting October 22 – 25th, the NYU Leadership Initiative will be offering university-wide events and workshops to explore how to identify, build, and activate a network of developmental relationships. The entire NYU community is invited to engage in interactive workshops and hear from featured guest speakers. Throughout the week, students will examine common networking misconceptions, understand different relationships, and learn how to gain the support needed to advocate for themselves and for others.

Get ready to hear from all-star speakers, grab giveaways, and take your leadership to the next level. See the full schedule and register at bit.ly/LeadershipWeek2018!

And help make the week a success by signing up for a volunteer shift on our website. Volunteers play a critical role in fostering inclusive leadership at NYU, have the opportunity to meet new peers, and take home a swag bag.

Working with TGNC/NB (Transgender/Gender nonconforming/nonbinary) people: When coming out is complex

When working with TGNC/NB people, it is important to consider the multiple identities they hold in order to best support them. This talk, led by Brooke Donatone, Ph.D., LCSW,  NYU Counseling & Wellness Services, will address the complexity of coming out issues when people may have different understandings of what coming out means to them and where/if/how this takes place based on multiple identities.

Date: October 18, 2018

Time: 12:30 – 1:45 pm

Place: Pless Hall 3rd Floor Student Lounge, 82 Washington Square South East

Lunch will be provided.

RSVP

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships (Graduate study in the UK)

Audience: Current seniors or recent graduates

Deadline: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Award: The Churchill Scholarship covers all University and College fees. Churchill Scholars receive a living allowance, an allowance of up to $1,500 for travel to and from the United Kingdom, as well as reimbursement of applications fees for a UK visa and health surcharge.

Description: The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States awards 14 Churchill Scholarships each year, depending on its funding levels, for either the Master of Philosophy or the Master of Advanced Study at the University of Cambridge in science, mathematics, and engineering. If interested in applying for the Churchill, please identify a program of study first. Learn more at our website.

Volunteers Needed for College Connections

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is seeking undergraduate and graduate volunteers with a passion for increasing access to higher education to assist a middle school outreach initiative called College Connections. College Connections provides an engaging information session and brief campus tour, which introduce middle school students to the landscape of higher education. Our goal is to get students excited about college and equip them with tips and resources necessary to prepare for the application process. Volunteers will receive training from the Diversity Initiatives team. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email Tysha Vulcain-Murrell at tvm242@nyu.edu.

Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights

“Human rights” has emerged as a prominent concept for justice among scholars, activists, politicians, aid workers, and NGO officials. It has wide use and powerful reach and yet remains contested and fluid. What opportunities does the invocation of “human rights” enable, and what does it constrain? How do we understand the intellectual genealogy of human rights? Is human rights a terrain of resistance, or is it the new orthodoxy? Does the existence of widespread injustice prove that human-rights-based social change efforts are ineffectual, or does it prove that such efforts need to be expanded and empowered? The Gallatin Human Rights Initiative seeks to catalyze critical reflection and engagement with these and related questions.

The Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights is a year-long program that supports selected NYU students with up to $5,000 in funding to focus on these issues while working with human rights organizations. Fellows pursue extended projects and internships (including research and report writing) for the host organization during the summer. The fellowship aims to allow students to contribute to the host organizations’ work while gaining experience in the human rights field in ways that complement their academic trajectory at NYU.

See below for eligibility and application requirements. Also see application FAQs and learn more about past Fellows’ summer projects through their blog site and annual symposium presentations.

APPLICATION DEADLINE, 2018-19: November 1, 2018, 11:59 pm

The following events are highly recommended for prospective applicants. All are held in The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, Gallatin Building (1 Washington Place).

Fall 2018 Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 12:30 – 1:30

Fall 2018 Human Rights Symposium

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5:00 – 8:00
    See the 2018 fellows present their projects

Library Information for the NYU Community

Plan Ahead: Catalog and some services unavailable on January 5th

Due to a necessary upgrade, the Library Catalog (BobCat) as well as E-ZBorrow, Interlibrary Loan (ILL), Course Reserves, and our Room Reservation system will not be available between 7:30-11:00 AM EST on January 5th, 2017.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will get our systems up and running as quickly as possible.

Should you have any questions, please use Ask a Librarian

Getting Organized for graduate students – Wednesday, Sept 26th

Join Professor Joe Salvatore, Educational Theatre and Jeanne Bannon, Director of Counseling & Student Services for an interactive workshop on effectively managing your time and getting organized as a graduate student at NYU Steinhardt!

Getting Organized for Graduate Students
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Student Lounge