Thursday, April 22, 2010

Anamesa Spring 2010 Launch Party, May 6 (After Draper Party!)

A message from Lindsey Schneider, the editor-in-chief of Anamesa.


It is with immense pleasure that I am writing to you to let you know that the Anamesa Spring 2010 issue is about to come back from the printer, and that deserves a celebration. Please join the staff, contributors, and friends of Anamesa at large for a launch party to acknowledge all of the hard work that went into this latest issue, and frankly, just to have a great time. There will be food to munch on and the first 40 attendees can enjoy a drink on us! I can't think of a better after-party for the Draper end of year party--after that winds down, just hop over to the Stoned Crow and meet us for a night cap.

Here's the details:
Stoned Crow
85 Washington Place
New York, New York 10011

Thursday, May 6 from 7 to 9 pm

The journal will be available for pick up at the party and later in the Draper office at 14 University Place. Also, if you are interested in contributing to the Fall 2010 issue of Anamesa, please send along your non-fiction, fiction, poetry, art, photography, screenplays, etc (but nothing over 6,000 words long) to us at

See you on May 6,
Lindsey Schneider
editor in chief
an interdisciplinary journal

GSAS Master's College End of Semester Toast, April 28

Save the Date!

Please join us for the GSAS Master’s College End of Semester Toast. The event will be held Wednesday, April 28th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the NYU Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place. We hope you will join us for a wine and cheese reception. Please RSVP by email to

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Great volunteer opportunity available right now!

Draper student Rick Halmo acts as Vice President at Daytime Moon Creations, Inc., a non-profit organization helping special needs children perform in theatrical productions. This year, Daytime Moon is working with Downtown Little League to help coach "Challenger League Baseball." Rick cannot speak highly enough of his experiences with Challenger League.

Challenger League is looking for outgoing and fun volunteers to work with them and their athletes from 10am-12pm each Saturday morning. The season has already begun, but volunteers are still needed for some or all of the remaining weekend games, through the season's end in June.

Games take place at the baseball fields off of West Street and Murray Street in the financial district - about a 5 minute walk from the World Trade Center. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Rick and his team will work with all of volunteers to enable them to help the players in a comfortable and, most importantly, fun environment. This is a great volunteer opportunity for anyone interested in making a profound difference in the lives of special needs children and their families.

If you are interested or have any questions please contact Rick Halmo at

More information is also available here:

Draper Ph.D. Acceptances

Congratulations to all the Draperites who have been accepted to doctoral, juris doctorate, and MFA programs! We wish you all the best in your future studies. If you are a Draper student or graduate who would like to have your name and acceptances added to this list, please let us know.

Alexandra Blaszczuk (alumna 2010) will be enrolling in Columbia Law School's Juris Doctorate program in the fall.

Esther Hio-Tong Castillo was accepted to the doctoral program in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as both the Sociology and Urban Studies programs at Temple University. She will be joining Temple's Sociology program, with full funding.

Dasha Chapman (alumna, 2008) is attending the Performance Studies doctoral program at NYU, where she began in fall 2009.

Richard Evans (alumnus, 2008) is attending the doctoral program at the Institute for the Comparative Study of Literature, Art and Culture at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Yelitzaveta Goldfarb was accepted to the Comparative Literature doctoral program at Emory, where she will start in the fall.

Grant Hamming was accepted to Art History doctoral programs at Stanford and the University of Illinois. He will be starting at Stanford in the fall.

Jennifer Jordan (alumna, 2008) will be transferring from the Medieval European History doctoral program at the CUNY Graduate Center to the History doctoral program at SUNY Stony Brook, where she has been offered a teacher’s fellowship.

Omar Miranda will be starting in the English doctoral program at NYU this fall.

Travis Mushett was accepted to the doctoral program in
Rhetoric and Culture at Northwestern, as well as the doctoral programs in Communications at the University of Minnesota, The New School and Columbia. He will start at Columbia in the fall.

Maria Jose Navia (alumna 2008) will be enrolling in the doctoral program in Spanish at Georgetown this fall, where she has received a full fellowship.

David Romine (alumnus, 2009) will be enrolling in the doctoral program for Latin American History at Duke University this fall.

Susan Rosenfeld (alumna, 2009) was accepted to doctoral programs in History at
UCLA and Michigan State. Susan will be starting at UCLA this fall, where she will specialize in African History and was offered the program's only full funding package, along with additional funding from the UCLA International Center.

Lucia Staino-Daniels
(alumna 2010) will be beginning the History doctoral program at UCLA this fall.

Eliane Sum (alumna, 2009) will be starting in the
M.Litt program in Philosophy at the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland this fall. Following the completion of the M.Litt, Eliane will be eligible to enroll in the Philosophy doctoral program.

Juan Torbidoni was accepted to the Comparative Literature program at Harvard, where he will begin this fall.

Christine Woody was accepted to the English program the University of Pennsylvania, where she will be starting in the fall.