Friday, February 4, 2011

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and its Legacy: One Day Conf, CUNY (Free: Registration Required)

Out of the Smoke and the Flame: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and Its Legacy

March 24, 2011; 9 a.m. — 6:30 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

March 25, 2011, will mark the centennial commemoration of one of the most important events in the history of the U.S. labor movement, the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire. The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies will cosponsor a one-day national conference that will assess the historical significance of the fire with a focus on its present day legacy, from *9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24 *. The conference is free and open to the public but registration is required due to limited space.

We hope you will attend the conference and also circulate this information to the members of your organization.

For registration, more details and the full conference program, visit .

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Year of the Hare!

Happy Chinese New Year!
Learn more about your Chinese Zodiac sign here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Reminder: GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge (cash prize!)

A reminder about the GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge -- info below. This is a great contest and we hope you will get involved!

The deadline for this is technically past, but if you send a request to anytime before February 15th, you may still be eligible to participate.

Any questions should also go to


The GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Threesis Challenge is an academic competition for GSAS master's students. Students present the work of their thesis or final project (eg. creative project, science experiment or research paper) to a panel of three faculty judges in accessible language a non-expert can understand in three minutes or less. Competitors are judged on how well they grasp the subject of their thesis, their ability to discuss the topic to non-experts and presentation skills. Students compete for a grand prize of $1,000 and other prizes while learning to organize ideas and speak about them persuasively in a fun, academic atmosphere. This competition is adopted from the Three Minute Thesis Challenge currently taking place in Australia and New Zealand. The Master's College is proud to bring this "American Idol" style academic competition to this hemisphere.

To request an application or get involved in this competition please email


You must:
Be a master's student in the Graduate School of Arts and Science
Have a thesis advisor or final project advisor
Have a working title for your thesis or final project

Students graduating in the 2010-2011 academic year are eligible to apply.

Putting Skills to Use for Positive Change: Draper Student Megan Schmidt's Graduation Speech, Kingston University

We recently congratulated Draper student Megan Schmidt for being awarded the prize for the Best Overall Academic Achievement at London's Kingston University. Prior to enrolling at Draper, Megan completed a master's degree in Human Rights and Genocide Studies at Kingston, and was recently recognized for her excellence in that program.A few weeks ago, Megan gave the 'vote of thanks' speech at the program's graduation ceremony in London. You can read her speech below. Congrats again, Megan!

Vote of Thanks Speech, Delivered by Megan Schmidt:
Kingston University Graduation, January 2011

Good morning.

It is an honor and a pleasure to deliver the vote of thanks on behalf of everyone here today. Let me first start by thanking the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. David Mackintosh, and the teachers, administrative and technical staff from the School of Social Sciences, the School of Economics, and the School of Performance and Screen Studies. I would like to extend an especially warm thanks to our guest speaker and honorary graduate, Matthew Bourne, for his address today and for his outstanding contribution to dance in culture. I would also like to personally offer my gratitude to the professors and staff that played crucial roles in my life while enrolled in the Joint European Master’s Program in Human Rights & Genocide Studies. Professor Philip Spencer, Dr. Paul Dixon, Dr. Carmen Thiele, Professor Gerard Rowe, and Penny Tribe: I thank you for your help, support, and guidance. It is also important that we acknowledge and thank the families and close friends of all of us graduating today. You supported us during our studies, even when we were stressed and overwhelmed. Thank you for being there unconditionally.

Kingston University provided us with an education and with opportunities that will stay with us forever. Before studying here I had never left the east coast of the United States and was pursuing a career path that I was not overly excited about. But then I learned of Kingston University, and the program specializing in Human Rights & Genocide Studies and my life was changed forever. Because of Kingston University I was able to move to and see places I had only ever dreamed of. I visited sites, met people, and took courses that I never thought imaginable. Most importantly, I learned about myself, my strengths and ability, and grew as a person. The experience of studying at Kingston University changed me, and has changed all of us, profoundly.

We are here today to celebrate great achievement as we graduate. This is a time to be proud of our accomplishments and excited about what the future holds. But it is also an understandably scary and uncertain period for many of us as we are now faced with leaving this institution and entering a world that is not entirely welcoming. The economic crisis has left its toll globally, and every day news reports tell of ongoing and new crises and wars plaguing mankind. This is the world we are expected to enter. This task might seem daunting, but I prefer to look at this as a great opportunity to use the knowledge and experience gained from Kingston University and apply it to not only influencing our academic fields, whether they be psychology, film, or human rights, but to affect the world itself. We have been given the tools and abilities necessary to bring change, whether small or great. If we do not use the skills we have acquired from our time at Kingston University in a positive and influential way, then what we invested in and worked towards will be meaningless. Albert Pine once said, “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains immortal.” Let us remember these words as we go forward into whatever lies ahead, and use the knowledge and abilities we gained while at Kingston University to do work that impacts the world and will remain “immortal.”

Thank you.

Participants Wanted: NYU Libraries Usability Testing

During the spring semester, NYU Libraries will be conducting usability testing of selected online systems and wayfinding tools. Your participation will help us determine where improvements can be made to our interfaces and signage. In return for an hour of your time, you will receive a $20 gift certificate to NYU Bookstores.

To indicate an interest in participating, please go to:

Marybeth McCartin
Instructional Services Librarian, NYU Libraries

Gail Aska Policy & Research Fellowship (Community Voices Heard)

Gail Aska Policy & Research Fellowship

Organization Description:

Community Voices Heard ( is a 15 year-old membership
organization of low-income people, predominantly women, working to build
power in New York City and State to improve the lives of low-income
families and communities.

We were started as a welfare rights organization and have since evolved
to work more broadly on economic justice issues. CVH uses a combination
of strategies including base-building & mobilization, leadership
development, direct-action, legislation promotion & advocacy,
grassroots-driven research, media & public education, voter education &
engagement, and coalition building to lead campaigns to win benefits for
our membership of low-income families.

Our main office is located in East Harlem/ El Barrio of New York City,
and we have additional organizing projects in three other small cities
in New York State – Yonkers (Westchester County), Newburgh (Orange
County), and Poughkeepsie (Dutchess County).

Fellowship Description:

The Gail Aska Policy & Research Fellowship is a 10-month, full-time
fellowship from March through December, and is designed to support and
develop the skills of a woman of color to shape public policy and
conduct constituent-driven research on issues affecting low-income
communities. The fellowship is inspired by its namesake, Gail Aska, a
founding member of Community Voices Heard, and aims to address the
scarcity of women of color in the fields of public policy and research
working on social and economic justice issues.

In 1994, at a time when many welfare recipients were being excluded from
the ongoing debate over public assistance, Gail Aska was among a group
of women who refused to be ignored by policy-makers. As a veteran of the
New York City shelter system who knew first-hand the challenges of being
a mother on welfare, Gail was a leader in building CVH into an
organization that represented and empowered its members. Over the next
decade, CVH grew from its initial meeting with 80 people to one of the
leading organizations working for economic justice in the country. Gail
helped push New York City to replace workfare with transitional paid
work, fought state-level welfare cuts and in the process she inspired
hundreds of women to join her in fighting for their rights. Gail passed
away in 2005 after a long battle against multiple health problems.

The Gail Aska Policy & Research Fellow will work closely with the CVH
Executive Director, Policy & Research Coordinator and a CVH community
organizer working on a campaign or project to improve the lives of
low-income individuals, their families and their communities. Policy and
research work will be oriented around our four current organizational
policy priority areas: welfare/ workforce development/ job creation,
public & low-income affordable housing, equitable & accountable
community/ economic development, community governance & decision-making.
Work will include developing policy proposals, conducting research,
supporting organizing campaigns, providing training to community
members, advocating for change, and working in coalition.

The core work of the Fellow is expected to be linked to the welfare/
workforce development/ job creation campaign, including: (1) a
participatory research project focusing on joblessness and the services
and programs provided to propel people towards employment in NYC, and
(2) federal welfare policy reauthorization and the national debate about
to ensue around adjustments that should be made to the “reforms” enacted
in 1996 and last reauthorized in 2005.


This Fellowship is open to women of color with a desire to develop and
strengthen their skills in public policy and research in a grassroots,
community-organizing setting. Demonstrated commitment to or interest in
building long-term power for low-income people of color, their families,
and their communities is critical.

A background working on public policy is not required. While a Bachelor
or Associate’s degree is preferred, it is not essential, and candidates
from a variety of educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Should a viable candidate not have completed her B.A., we will give
preference to those applicants are on their way or committed to
completing it.

Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, but special
consideration will be given to applicants from low-income backgrounds
and/ or with current or past experience receiving public assistance or
living in public housing.

To Apply:

Applicants should send a resume and a cover letter that outlines their
experience or interest in working for social and economic justice and
why they are seeking to develop their skills in public policy and research.

Submissions are due by February 18th, 2011, but will be reviewed on a
rolling basis.

Materials should be sent to Sondra Youdelman, Executive Director,
Community Voices Heard, 115 East 106th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY
10029 OR by email to If emailing, please put “Gail
Aska Policy & Research Fellowship” in the subject line.

Salary/ Benefits:

The Fellow will receive a salary rate of $30K and benefits including
health insurance (medical, dental, & vision), personal days, holidays,
and accrued paid leave time.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Call for Papers/Posters: International Society for the History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences of Biology (Due 2/28)

Dear Students:

Please note that the International Society for the History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences of Biology (ISHPSSB) is also offering travel support for some participants in their upcoming conference. The Call for Papers/Posters is below, as well as information about the application for travel support. You can also refer to the ISHPSSB website for more information, here:


Call for papers

ISHPSSB Program Co-Chairs Chris Young and Mark Largent hope you are already thinking about papers and sessions for the 2011 meeting in Salt Lake City.

To be sure you are getting the most up-to-date information about the meeting, subscribe to the ISHPSSB listserv by clicking on the Listserv link at

ISHPSSB officers have set up a bulletin board where you can suggest a session, or review sessions that have been proposed so far. For now, only members can post on this bulletin board, so you might check on your membership status and then start sharing ideas. The bulletin board link is

Our expectation for the Salt Lake City meeting is that we will have more cross-disciplinary sessions than ever before. In addition, we expect that all sessions will be geared toward wider audiences. This was a major thrust of the discussions that came out of the Brisbane meeting in 2009. Every scholar has numerous meetings in which to present work to her or his peers: historians speaking to historians, philosophers speaking to philosophers, sociologists speaking to sociologists, and biologists from across the spectrum speaking to biologists within their specialty. ISHPSSB is uniquely situated to provide us the opportunity to talk to each other, across disciplinary boundaries, about biology studies. In order for this to happen, we need to think broadly about each other as an audience. We hope you will begin now to look for ways of collaborating.

A new feature of the program for 2011 will be a poster session. Please view the separate Call for Posters by following the link at:

Presenters should think about ways their work will potentially connect to other sessions throughout the meeting. We hope this can be accomplished by thinking about the larger themes that are illuminated by your work. These themes are meant to be broad and overlapping, but will help to provide benchmarks for organizing sessions as well as signposts for people at the conference seeking out areas of inquiry. Some themes we have identified include: Civic engagement; Race; Policy, science funding, and scientific progress; Sustainability, environment, energy, and economics; Gender and LGBT; Genetic testing; Evo-Devo; and Education. Details about several of these themes can be found on the bulletin board, and more will be posted as we move forward. Please note that not all papers and sessions are expected to fit into one of the themes, and we hope that as we see work that pushes beyond these categories we can all be more aware of the new directions scholars and members of ISHPSSB are taking.

Of course, we welcome sessions in all areas of our fields; individual paper submissions are also welcome. The basic time unit for sessions will be 90 minutes. As soon as the registration pages are up and running, you may submit a freestanding paper proposal. This should happen in late November. Until then, we encourage you to be looking for colleagues throughout the world who will complement your work in a session. We would like this to be a productive time for identifying collaborators. During this time, we encourage scholars to comment on the specific themes described above. You may contribute to this discussion online using the ISHPSSB bulletin board. If you would like to suggest a theme that will strengthen our multi-disciplinary and cross-session collaboration, please contact Chris Young and Mark Largent at

The deadline for paper proposals will be February 28, 2011. We hope you will be checking back regularly on the bulletin board to identify how your work may connect with other potential proposals.

Please also keep in mind the ISHPSSB policy on multiple participation: no one may present in more than one session; exceptions are made for those who organize another session, comment in another session, or give a short plenary address. Individuals may serve more than one function in a given session, e.g., chair and presenter. In addition to these roles, individuals may also present a poster in the poster session.

If you have questions about your session or paper idea, or about procedures, please contact the Program Co-Chairs, Chris Young and Mark Largent:

Chris Young, Department of Biology, PO Box 343922, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI 53234; (414) 382-6197.

ISHPSSB would like to encourage sessions that:?

a) combine more than one disciplinary perspective;

b) include participants from more than one institution and/or nation;

c) promote the interaction of junior and senior scholars, including students.

Program guidelines include:

(1) The program co-chairs, in consultation with the program committee, and consistent with site constraints, will organize a rich, diverse, and high quality program.? While it is the intention of the Society to be as inclusive as possible, the program co-chairs have the discretion to reject papers or sessions that are truly inappropriate for these meetings or that do not meet basic standards of communication. The program committee is available to assist the program co-chairs in judging borderline cases.

(2) No one may present in more than one session. An exception is made for those who organize another session, comment in another session, or give a short plenary address. Individuals may serve more than one function in a given session, e.g. chair and presenter.

(3) Each regular session must have a minimum of three presenters.

(4) Multiple sessions on a given topic should be identified with titles that distinguish the particular focus of each session, rather than merely serialize the topic.

(5) All accepted participants must pre-register for the conference in order to be included in the program.

Members of the 2011 Program Committee include:

Callebaut, Werner

Millstein, Roberta

Santesmases, María Jesús

Suárez, Edna

Stotz, Karola

El-Hani, Charbel or

Largent, Mark (co-chair)

Young, Chris (co-chair)

Call for Posters

ISHPSSB Program Co-Chairs Chris Young and Mark Largent hope you are already thinking about papers and sessions for the 2011 meeting in Salt Lake City.

To be sure you are getting the most up-to-date information about the meeting, subscribe to the ISHPSSB listserv by clicking on the Listserv link at

This will be a dynamic setting for scholars to present their work in progress as well as expand on the implications of work completed in an interactive setting. The program co-chairs are actively soliciting posters from a wide range of scholars, providing for interaction among all participants. This setting will engage biologists, historians, sociologists, and philosophers alike. Our local arrangements team is providing a comfortable setting with refreshments readily available.

Posters are always useful in broadening the participation of scholars. We expect to see graduate students as well as experienced scholars presenting and participating in the poster sessions. A time in the program will be dedicated to the poster session. During this time, creative presentations are encouraged.

Although less common in meetings of historians and philosophers, poster sessions are a standard venue for biologists, social scientists, and educators, where scholars regularly present their work. Of special note, a poster session offers the possibility of far more time to engage in dialogue with others about one's work than a regular session does.

At ISHPSSB 2011 in Salt Lake City, scholars who are presenting a paper will also be allowed to present a poster, if proposals are submitted and accepted for both formats. In particular, posters that represent work that is in very early stages may be accepted for the meeting, and the ensuing dialogue may be most valuable to a scholar developing a new project.

As soon as the registration pages are up and running, you may submit a freestanding paper proposal. This should happen in late November. The deadline for poster proposals will be February 28, 2011. We hope you will be checking back regularly on the bulletin board to identify how your work may connect with other potential proposals.

Please also keep in mind the ISHPSSB policy on multiple participation: no one may present in more than one session; exceptions are made for those who organize another session, comment in another session, or give a short plenary address. Individuals may serve more than one function in a given session, e.g., chair and presenter. In addition to these roles, individuals may also present a poster in the poster session.

For those who may not have created a poster for an academic meeting before, good guides already exist on many scientific society webpages. Here are two


If you have questions about your poster idea, or about procedures, please contact the Program Co-Chairs, Chris Young and Mark Largent:

Chris Young, Department of Biology, PO Box 343922, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI 53234; (414) 382-6197.

Members of the 2011 Program Committee include:

Callebaut, Werner

Millstein, Roberta

Santesmases, María Jesús

Suárez, Edna

Stotz, Karola

El-Hani, Charbel or

Largent, Mark (co-chair)

Young, Chris (co-chair)

Graduate Student Travel Support for ISHPSSB2011 (application form)

ISHPSSB supports travel to the biennial meeting for graduate students using funds made available through memberships, donations to the society, and proceeds from past meetings. Some NSF funding may also be available. The society’s allocation of support for graduate student travel is determined by these priorities: (1) students who are presenting papers at the biennial conference or participating in ISHPSSB governance; (2) students who have never received previous funding; and (3) students who did not receive funding at the previous ISHPSSB meeting.

The society has the financial means to support only a portion of travel costs for students whose applications are successful. Award amounts will depend on the total amount of funding available to ISHPSSB, the relative cost of travel between the students’ locations and Salt Lake City, and the ability of applicants to access additional resources. For ISHPSSB 2009 in Brisbane, award amounts averaged about USD 600.

Application forms are available at Send applications and supporting documentation to Lisa Gannett, ISHPSSB Treasurer: via email attachment to; via fax to Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University, (902) 491-6286; or via regular mail to Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie St., Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3, Canada.

For your application to be considered complete, you must (i) provide documentation of your travel costs (copy of receipt, travel agent quote, screen shot from airline website or site such as Expedia or Travelocity, etc.) based on best available fare, and (ii) ensure that your graduate advisor sends an email to confirming the amount and source of any additional financial support you have available and that you are currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student in good standing.

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is april 15 2011 This deadline is firm: NO LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED .

N.B.: Once you send in your application, it is your responsibility to keep your file up to date by providing prompt notification of any changes in your circumstances (attendance at the meeting, status as a full-time graduate student in good standing, itinerary, estimated travel costs, expected financial support, etc.). The Travel Support Committee will process the applications and notify applicants of the results by early to mid-May. Any award that you are offered at this time will be contingent on the information that has been provided and subject to adjustment should your circumstances change. To receive your award, you will be required to submit a completed reimbursement form and original travel receipts (including all boarding passes) within one month following the conference.

Human fact -- slight time change

Notice for students enrolled in this semester's Human Fact course:

This course will now be meeting from 6:30-8:30pm (ten minutes later than previously scheduled). All other information remains the same.

CFP: UPenn, Critical Refusals (Due 4/23)

CALL FOR PAPERS & PARTICIPATION for the "Critical Refusals" Conference

We warmly welcome your participation:
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA / USA
27-29 October 2011

This renascence is an affirmation of negation. It is an affirmation of the relevance of critical theory – in all of its emancipatory manifestations. This conference is organized by the INTERNATIONAL HERBERT MARCUSE SOCIETY, but it is bigger than our small group, and it is about more than the important critical theorist Herbert Marcuse. With concrete hopes for what we will question, learn, imagine, struggle for, and create together, we warmly invite you to join us in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania—once the academic home of W.E.B. Du Bois, Kwame Nkrumah, Noam Chomsky, and Donald Trump; the contradictions of this place will amaze you. This conference is an affirmation of critical intellectual inquiry and an affirmation that austerity must be refused, that oppression – in all of its forms – must be resisted with radical questions, liberatory ideas, and emancipatory movements for an alternative economy and better ways of living together. Join with us on the 40th anniversary of Marcuse's speech here at Penn in 1971 —to move forward with critical visions of qualitative change. See the website above for more information!
ABSTRACTS & PROPOSALS due by 23 April 2011
The contributions that relate to any of the conference's themes or arenas, broadly interpreted. All manner of presentation is welcome – by faculty, independent scholars, students, activists, artists, and others. Many participants will present scholarly papers, but we also encourage other kinds of contributions, e.g., a debate about Marcuse's legacy, a panel discussion on academic life today, a roundtable on future directions for Critical Theory scholarship, an open-mic forum for former students of Marcuse and Angela Davis, a late-night discussion on future directions for the Left, workshops on critical pedagogy, author-meets-critics sessions, as well as videos, music, poetry, performance art, and other alternative – even experimental – formats that provoke critical awareness and imagination, that assess the potential for critical engagements in a variety of spheres, and that enable conference participants to get to know each other better.
The 2011 conference seeks papers, panels, workshops, art, and other forms of presentation related to the following three themes and four arenas:
Critical Refusal(s) Conference Themes
Theme One: Critical Spaces--Critical Theory meets Critical Theories of Urban Space, Struggle, and Overcoming
Theme Two: Critical Intersections--Class, Race, Gender, Queer, Disability, Ethnicity, Postcolonial, Africana, Indigenous, Caste, Animal, Nature….Critical Theory / CRITICAL THEORIES / Liberation Theories
Theme Three: Critical Theories--The Frankfurt School and Its Contemporary Heirs – Legacies, Debates, Possibilities
See the CFP (website above) for more details.

Featured speakers (confirmed) include:
Angela Davis
Stanley Aronowitz
Alex Callinicos
Enrique Dussel
Andrew Feenberg
Michelle Fine
Axel Honneth
Peter-Erwin Jansen
Douglas Kellner
Heather Love
Peter Marcuse
Charles Mills
Nina Power
David Roediger

Andrew T. Lamas
Faculty / Urban Studies Program
University of Pennsylvania
3718 Locust Walk / McNeil Building 130
Philadelphia, PA 19104
o-tel: 215-898-6948 -- h-tel: 215-242-0523
fax: 215-573-2134

Monday, January 31, 2011

Join Anamesa! Rescheduled kick-off meeting Tuesday, 2/1

Join Anamesa!

Come to our rescheduled Spring 2011 kick-off meeting to meet your fellow graduate students and learn how you can get involved:

Tuesday, February 1st at 6:30-9:30pmKing Juan Carlos Center, Reading Room

Anamesa, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary anthology of graduate student work, is published twice yearly, and based out of NYU's John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Humanities and Social Thought and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The journal has just wrapped up its last issue, titled Intersections, and is keen on moving forward in a big way: more submissions, more editorial input from everyone, more art, more design, and more fun. Anamesa is one of the few graduate student forums in the country that not only engages with issues of transdisciplinarity, but produces a printed product.

Volunteering for Anamesa is not a tremendous time commitment, but it is a community of highly motivated editors who are passionate about publishing. And we need new staff members at all levels of the organization:
• article editors
• selection committee members
• proofreaders and copy editors• editors for our online version
• layout and design
• publicity

Interested? Be sure to come by the general meeting on Tuesday, February 1st at 6:30-9:30pm in the Reading Room of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. If you have any questions before the meeting, feel free to contact the senior editorial staff at You can also learn more about the journal and read our latest issue at, and be sure to fan us on Facebook.

See you then!

Julie Baumgardner, editor-in-chief
Alex Ponamareff-editorial director
Phil Arnone, Louis Gulino, Nick Gutierrez & Christine Olson- Senior Editors

an interdisciplinary journal

Grad Students: Learning to Read Again (via Chronicle of Higher Ed)

Robin Nagle suggests our students take a look at the article "Learning to Read, Again," which was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education this weekend. It begins as follows:

Learning to Read, Again

By Gary Alan Fine

Academics take reading for granted. We learned to read in first grade, and those skills have served us well ever since. Like fish in water, we hardly notice the transparent medium in which we swim.

Writing is a skill that we are continuously taught, a skill that is graded. But reading is different. When academics have trouble understanding texts—and we do—the problem is usually with texts and with our background knowledge, not the act of reading itself. And when we do have a reading problem, we tend to medicalize it as dyslexia, suggesting that proper reading is normal and natural—especially for advanced scholars. That tendency is not particular to higher education, however. After the elementary years, schools pay little attention to the mechanisms of reading. We read as if all texts, even the most complex, were Dick and Jane.

Graduate Study Abroad Classes Steinhardt This Summer: Info Session Tomorrow, 2/1

Dear Students:

Steinhardt's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication has asked us to share the announcement below about their summer study abroad classes. All of these classes are graduate level. If you are interested in enrolling in any of these courses, please consult with Robert Dimit directly at


Learn more about summer study abroad opportunities in Media, Culture, and Communication at our upcoming information session:

Tuesday, February 1 @ 5:30 pm
Media, Culture, and Communication department couches (239 Greene Street, 7th floor).

Professors Marita Sturken, Terence Moran and Nicholas Mirzoeff will introduce their respective courses and be available to answer questions.

Memory, Architecture and Design: Comparative Perspectives
Marita Sturken (Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU) and Brigitte Sion (Religious Studies, NYU)
New York: May 31 – June 2
Buenos Aires: June 5 – June 22

Propaganda and Persuasion in International Cinema
Terence Moran (Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU) and John Downing (Communication, Southern Illinois University, American University of Paris)
Paris: tentatively May 29 - June 18

Globalization, Memory and Visual Culture
Nicholas Mirzoeff (Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU) and Waddick Doyle (Communication, American University of Paris)