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Travel Grant for Draper Students!

The Draper Program is pleased to offer a travel grant of $200 specifically for Draper students to travel to academic conferences. Applications for the current period are due October 31, 2015. Please see the full details and application here.

Wasserman Graduate Student Career Development Center Upcoming Events

Career Boot Camp

The NYU Wasserman Center has teamed up with Morgan Stanley to host “Career Boot Camp” on Friday, January 23 to provide Undergradate and Graduate students with information, insight, and practical knowledge about how to deal with real world issues while venturing into the workforce for the first time.

During this one-day conference, participants will gain:

– Insight into adjusting to corporate culture and business trends

– Effective communication strategies

– Advice from recent alumni

– Information on Avoiding Career Pitfalls and Rising to the Top

– Networking opportunities with top New York City employers

– Tips on Interviewing and Negotiating your Salary


This event is listed on CareerNet under Job ID#930022.  You can submit your application here!

Introduction to National and Global Fellowships

November 20th, 2:30pm-3:30pm

December 4th, 10:00am-11:00am

Presentation Room B, The NYU Wasserman Center, 133 E 13th St, 2nd floor 

What is a fellowship? Is a fellowship right for you? Where do I go to search for fellowships? Who are fellowship recipients? What are the common components of a fellowship application? This interactive seminar introduces NYU students to diverse fellowship programs across disciplines. Fellowships that fund undergraduate or graduate education in both the US and abroad, or fellowships for travel, public service interests, and independent research will all be discussed. RSVP through NYU CareerNet 

NGO, Non-Profit & Government Career Forum

Friday, December 5, 2014, 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The George Washington University, Washington, DC-Marvin Center 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052Gain valuable professional insight and advice about working in the NGO and Government sectors. Network with organizational representatives and learn about internship and full-time opportunities. Held in collaboration with the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, The George Washington University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

  • For information about reserving your free spot on the NYU Wasserman sponsored bus, please visit the event listing on NYU CareerNet under Events > Seminars. Please note that this service is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sasha Rosenberg

Assistant Director

Wasserman Center for Career Development
New York University



NYU Animal Studies Initiative Offering Funding to Graduate Students

The NYU Animal Studies Initiative will make two awards of $3,000 each to support NYU graduate students participating in Minding Animals 3, which will be held in New Delhi, India, January 11-18, 2015. Minding Animals is the premier event for animal studies scholars from around the world.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is August 15th. For more information and to submit an abstract, visit the conference website here.


Call for Papers: Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at the CUNY Graduate Center present the annual interdisciplinary conference entitled Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites to be held on November 13 and 14, 2014.

“Abiding cities” refers to the traces that remain not only physically but also in our imagination, especially when sites undergo transformation and disruption. Throughout history, geographic and metaphorical places have been a source of inspiration as well as lasting products of the artistic process. Real and imaginary settings, from New York and Rome to Helicon and the Land of Oz, have been built and recast by a variety of authors who have forged cities within our collective imaginary. Among them are writers and scientists, philosophers and cartographers, film directors and explorers: Plato, St. Augustine, Shakespeare, Marco Polo, Thomas More, Piranesi, Balzac, Borges, Woolf, Elsa Morante, Christa Wolf, Thomas Mann, Amitav Ghosh, Ben Okri, Vikram Chandra, Norman Bel Geddes, Federico Fellini, Woody Allen, Italo Calvino, and many others.

We invite papers from all disciplines focusing on works from any period that explore the idea of “abiding cities” in literature, philosophy, theory, visual arts, film, and social sciences.

For full details please visit the Conference Website.

Please email a 250 word abstract to Fall2014GCCuny@gmail.com by 20 September 2014, and include your Name, Affiliation, Paper Title and any technology requests.

Call for Papers: Endings. 2014 Stony Brook CAT Department Graduate Conference

Call for Papers: 2014 Stony Brook CAT Department Graduate Conference
New York, NY
Stony Brook Manhattan
Friday, November 21, 2014

History is punctuated by endings: the end of shared certainties, the abandonment of shared practices, and death. Endings can be dramatic and spectacular: the imagined apocalypse brought about by nuclear war, global pandemic, zombie hordes, or the brimstone of God’s wrath. Similarly, we are surrounded by endings in our lives. Endings can be quiet and quotidian: films end, books end, and seminars end. As scholars, these endings are not true endings, but beginnings, because endings are horizons of experience, process, and development, the organic or evolutionary transition to a new way of being. After the end is when we begin our work, for we can only respond after something has ended. We turn off the TV. We close the book. And we begin to write.

This is also true when the endings are not literal. In the same way that we can only begin to work after something ends, it is after the end that we discover new ways of speaking, creating, and being. We speak about post-modernism and post-colonialism and post-humanism, implying that what came before has ended and we have moved on. We theorize the end of the world. We explore both the negative horizon and the productive potential of endings. This is where we invite you to take up the conversation. The graduate students of the Cultural Analysis and Theory Department at Stony Brook University invite proposals for a 2014 conference around the theme of “endings.” What happens after the end? Are endings terrifying possibilities, or are they opportunities for growth?

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) discussions on:

  • Literal endings (including the apocalypse or after)
  • “Post” designations or the ending of a time period
  • Literary forms and their endings
  • The end of discursive and/or epistemological forms
  • Any other social and cultural phenomenon that emphasize the products and practices whose lives were cut short but nevertheless are historical moments constitutive of the present.

Papers will be 20 minutes in length and will be delivered as a part of a three-person panel.

After all presenters, there will be 20 minutes for questions and discussion. Please submit abstracts to catgradconf@gmail.com by July 15th. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and include four keywords. We also welcome panel proposals.

The conference will include panels with discussion, a keynote speaker, and a number of other events including an artist exhibition. It will be followed by a reception in the city (location TBA).