Friday, August 19, 2011

Fall 2011 Grad Student Library Classes

Hello from the NYU Libraries:

As the fall semester kicks off, we're offering our annual series of Graduate Student workshops where you can learn everything from how to organize your bibliographies, to how to track down those tricky citations, to how to be a more effective research assistant (and much more). For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to:


You can also get the new school year started right by joining us at our Annual Graduate Student Reception. It is a great opportunity to meet your subject librarian, as well as mingle with your fellow graduate students over some complimentary food and drinks. We will be giving away NYU Bookstore gift certificates to three lucky attendees. The reception will take place:

--> Thursday, September 15th, 6:00-7:30, 6th floor North Reading Room, Bobst library

Please RSVP by going to

We have been working hard over the past few years to expand and improve our services and spaces to fit your needs, and we hope you'll help us keep improving.

We look forward to meeting you and wish you the best of luck this semester!

-- The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group

Call for Papers: Undergrad & Masters’ Poster Session on Urban & Regional Planning History

The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) will be holding its bi-annual conference in the Baltimore, Maryland, 11/17 - 11/20. On Saturday, 11/19, the conference will feature a public session of posters that present original research by undergraduate and masters degree program students. This session will be a unique opportunity for students at the bachelors and masters level to present their work in a forum attended by hundreds of professionals from all over the United States as well as overseas.

Undergraduates and masters’ students interested in participating should submit to, by 9/27, a single document containing the following:

- A one-page abstract clearly marked with your name and contact information summarizing the research, including the title, the central research question(s), a brief statement of significance, the sources consulted, and the major conclusions. (Works in progress, such as Bachelors or Masters theses, that do not yet have firm conclusions, are also encouraged.)
- A one-page resume or curriculum vitae, including (at a minimum) your contact information, university, major or concentration, expected degree, andexpected date of graduation.

Please have your adviser, or a faculty member closely familiar with the project, email a short letter of endorsement to explaining the significance of the work and confirming that the faculty member expects it will be ready to present by November. This email is also due by September 27, 2011.

Presenters are expected to provide their own poster of up to 36” x 42”. SACRPH will provide foamcore backing boards, easels, and clips. For tips on designing and creating a poster, see or A special schedule of discounted fees will be available to student presenters who wish to attend only one day or a portion of a day at the conference. Those wishing to attend more of the conference will pay the regular student registration fee.

Questions can be addressed to Hazel Edwards, Associate Professor and Program Director of Master of City and Regional Planning Program at The Catholic University of America, at

SACRPH is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting scholarship on the history of planning cities and metropolitan regions. Its members come from a range of professions and areas of interest, and include architects, planners, historians, environmentalists, landscape designers, public policy makers, preservationists, community organizers, students and scholars from across the country and around the world. SACRPH publishes a quarterly journal, The Journal of Planning History (, hosts this biennial conference, and sponsors awards for research and publication in the field of planning history.

The student poster session is presented with the support of the Master of City and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Sustainable Design Programs, School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America.

For further information please consult