Monthly Archives: July 2015

Language Teaching Opportunity: Speaking Freely 2015-2016

Teaching Opportunities with NYU Speaking Freely—2015-2016 Academic Year

NYU Speaking Freely is a foreign language coaching program offered to current NYU students and employees, free of charge. Classes are conducted for 10 weeks during the Fall and Spring semesters and meet once a week for 75 minutes. Our instructors are primarily graduate students, and the program offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to develop their teaching skills while working with highly motivated students in an informal setting. The program also provides instructors the opportunity to supplement their income.

Additional information can be found at To be eligible to teach, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume and be eligible to work at NYU. Preference is given to graduate students pursuing a degree at the University, as well as native speakers.

​ Classes are scheduled based on instructor availability, and instructors can chose the number of classes they would like to teach.​

Application materials can be sent to Kaitlin Blakemore at kb1606[at]

Call for Entries! The Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize, Deadline September 1

The New York Labor History Association is pleased to announce this Call for Entries for the First Annual Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize. The deadline for entries is Tuesday September 1, 2015.
The Bernhardt Prize is an award of $500 given to an article or series of articles that furthers the understanding of the history of working people. The work should be published – in print or online – in a union or workers’ center publication or by an independent journalist. By sponsoring this award we hope to inspire more great writing for a general audience about the history of work, workers, and their organizations. The award is co-sponsored by LaborArts; Metro New York Labor Communications Council; the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; and the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at NYU’s Tamiment Library.
The winner will be announced at the Tamiment Library on October 15, 2015, during a forum about the history of labor journalism. We are guided by the vision of the late Debra E. Bernhardt, who worked in so many different realms to share the hidden histories of working people. As head of the Wagner Labor Archives she reached out to an astonishing number of people and organizations, to document undocumented stories and unrecognized contributions, and to make links between past and present. Guidelines The prize will be given to insightful work that contributes to the understanding of labor history; shows creativity; demonstrates excellence in writing; and adheres to the highest journalistic standards of accuracy. The work may be an article or a series of articles, published in a labor or a workers’ center publication or by an independent journalist – in print or online – between January 2014 and August 30, 2015.
Entries should include a cover sheet with name of the author and the place and date of publication. Five copies of each article (with cover sheet) should be submitted, to: New York Labor History Association, Tamiment Library, 10th Floor Bobst Library NYU 70 Washington Square South New York NY 10012. If you have any questions about the prize you can email info[at] or call  212-966-4014 ext. 1703.

Lori Cole at The Whitney, July 16: The Critic by Arthur Dove

Art Worlds Professor Lori Cole will be presenting at the Whitney as part of 99 Objects, a series of in-gallery programs focusing on individual works of art from the Museum’s collection on view in America Is Hard to See. Professor Cole will address The Critic, 1925 by Arthur Dove (1880–1946).

Thursday, July 16, 3pm
99 Gansevoort Street
Floor Eight
Free with museum admission ($22)

Full Details here

Free GRE lit books!

Draper alumnus Jonathen Reeve has various GRE Subject Test in literature preparatory materials–about four books in total– that he no longer needs and kindly offered to give them to a fellow Draperite in need.

If you are interested in getting the books, feel free to shoot Jonathan an email at:

Thanks Jonathan!

Draper alumna and NYU Med Professor Felice Aull poetry reading, July 20th

Draper alumna and NYU Division of Medical Humanities Professor Felice Aull will be reading poetry at the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village on Monday, July 20 at 6 PM. There is an $8 cover charge that includes one drink.

Join invites fellow Draperites to see her and two other poets in a reading of new and old work.

Felice Aull received her masters from Draper in 2001 and is the founder of the Literature, Arts, & Medicine Database at NYU School of Medicine’s Division of Medical Humanities.

See more info at the link below!