Friday, February 10, 2012
Call for Interns
The Municipal Art Society Intern Program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work closely with senior staff on current MAS advocacy and program development. Interns will be exposed to a broad range of urban design, planning, and preservations issues facing New York City. By attending required MAS programming and networking opportunities, interns have the opportunity to further develop strong analytical, communications, and organizational skills and a better understanding of the urban design, planning, and preservation nonprofit landscape in New York City. The Municipal Art Society is seeking interns to contribute to the organization’s most significant projects and initiatives. Positions currently available include:
Public Programs Intern
Greenacre Reference Library Intern
Jane’s Walk Intern
Arts and Culture Intern
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2012.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter indicating preferred positions to Afarkas@mas.org, attention: MAS Intern.
Applicants should have a strong interest in urban design, planning, preservation and livability in New York City and are working toward either a bachelor or master degree in urban studies, geography, political science, communications, non‐profit management, library science or a related field. It is crucial that MAS interns possess strong organizational and written and verbal communication skills. MAS interns are expected to be able to work both independently and in group settings, while simultaneously completing multiple projects. All candidates must be able to use both Mac and PC platforms expertly.
Working with the Development department, interns will be exposed to nonprofit fundraising in New York City. Interns will work on a variety of projects requiring great attention to detail including a range of board related activities, donor research and researching event spaces for MAS fundraising events. The development intern will also assist in organizing the annual MAS gala on April 19th that serves as our largest fundraiser during the year.
Greenacre Reference Library Intern
Reporting to the library manager, interns will be involved in all aspects of library maintenance, including collection, cataloguing and assisting visitors in their research. It is important for any applicant to have an interest in current affairs, as interns will be responsible for reading and clipping relevant articles from online publications and saving them to our digital library. During the internship, familiarity with the Library of Congress’s classification systems will be developed in order to catalogue books and articles. The intern will be required to keep a daily log of their activities. Ability to climb a library ladder is helpful but not required.
Public Programs Intern
Reporting to the Vice President of Public Programs and Marketing, the public programs intern will assist in various aspects of program planning, including content development, marketing, event production, promotion and post‐production logistics. This internship position is highly collaborative and offers the opportunity to work with and learn from MAS staff across departments. Applicants should have strong interest in New York City, current events, urban affairs, and event production. Applicants must also be highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to write, proof read and work on several projects simultaneously.
Jane’s Walk Intern
Jane's Walk was started in Toronto 2007 by a group of Jacobs' friends and admirers who aimed to celebrate her extraordinary impact on city life. Today, Jane's Walk takes places in over 80 cities around the world, where local people host walks, and invite others to take their 'eyes to the street' and experience the city. MAS works to coordinate this program in New York City. Reporting to the Manager of Tour Programs, the Jane’s Walk intern will help connect with new walk leaders, develop ideas for new areas in the city to cover, help publicize the walks via our website, Twitter and Facebook, and answer questions from the public, participants, and walk leaders. The intern will be expected to be available all day Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. This internship is ideal for students with interests in community organizing, local activism, and marketing this great program toward the diverse mix of people who love New York City.
Arts and Culture Intern
Reporting to the Vice President of Arts and Cultural Development, the intern will assist in efforts to identify, document, and assess community‐based cultural and economic development efforts citywide. He or she will also be exposed to stakeholders working regionally and nationally who are developing models, collecting and interpreting new data, and promoting best practices and innovation in this evolving sector. Applicants should possess a deep interest in arts policy and a willingness to travel broadly around New York City visiting cultural economic events, reporting their discoveries, and helping to shape observations within the context of MAS's overall program objectives. Applicants must also be highly organized, and detail oriented with the ability to write clearly and concisely, work with quantitative data in spreadsheets, and work in a collaborative environment.
Planning and Policy Intern
The Planning and Advocacy department is seeking an intern to work on all facets of the MAS Livable Neighborhoods Training. Livable Neighborhoods offers New York City‐specific workshops on a range of planning topics including community organizing, the use of census data to understand neighborhood concerns, the role of the environmental review process, as well as instruction on the creation and implementation of comprehensive plans. Under the supervision of the Director of Planning, the Planning and Policy intern will be responsible for conducting research to revise and rewrite the current Livable Neighborhoods Toolkit. The intern will also be instrumental in helping to coordinate the event logistics for the day‐long Livable Neighborhoods Training session, which will be held in May 2012. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in urban studies, planning, architecture, historic preservation, or a related field. Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills are required. The selected candidate is expected to be able to work both independently and in group settings and should be able to successfully manage multiple projects.
Please note the deadline to apply is February 3, 2012. Please provide a 1‐2 page writing sample when applying.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Sex, Empire & Literature in the Anglo-American World, 1700-2020: Henry Abelove and “The Gay Science” (Feb 16,17)
a two-day conference with Henry Abelove, Rebecca Connor, Jasper Cragwall, Douglas Crimp, Lisa Duggan, Phil Harper, Neville Hoad, Allan Isaac, Janet Jakobsen, Michael Lucey, Steven Maynard, Tavia Nyong’o, Claire Potter, Daniel Rosenberg, Michael Roth, Todd Shepard, Marc Stein, Michael Trask, and Dorothy Wang
February 16 & 17, Thursday & Friday
or contact the NYU Department of Performance Studies @ 212 998 1620 or email@example.com
Thursday, February 16
5 to 8 pm
Fales Library and Special Collections
70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor
5 to 5:15 pm Welcome
5:15 to 6:45 pm Panel 1: Pedagogy
Chair: Claire Potter (Wesleyan University)
Steven Maynard (Queen’s University)
Tavia Nyong’o (New York University)
Michael Roth (Wesleyan University)
Todd Shepard (Johns Hopkins University)
7 to 8 pm Reception
10 am to 6 pm
The Humanities Initiative
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
10 to 11:30 am Panel 2: Eighteenth Century
Chair: Marc Stein (York University)
Rebecca Connor (Hunter College)
Jasper Cragwall (Loyola University)
Daniel Rosenberg (University of Oregon)
11:30 to 1 pm lunch
1 to 2:30 Panel 3: Poetry and Literature
Chair: Allan Isaac (Rutgers University)
Phil Harper (New York University)
Michael Trask (University of Kentucky)
Dorothy Wang (Williams College)
2:30 to 2:45 pm Break
2:45 to 4:15 pm Panel 4: Queer Studies
Chair: Lisa Duggan (New York University)
Janet Jakobsen (Barnard College)
Michael Lucey (University of California, Berkeley)
Neville Hoad (University of Texas, Austin)
4:15 to 4:30 pm Break
4:30 to 5:30 pm Keynote: Douglas Crimp (University of Rochester)
5:30 to 6 pm Closing Remarks from Henry Abelove (Wesleyan University, visiting New York University, Spring 2012)
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Performance Studies, English, and Social & Cultural Analysis; the Programs in American Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies; the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; Fales Library and the Humanities Initiative at NYU.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Friday, March 23
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Draper Map Room
*Please note: Students *must* attend the Ph.D. Application Workshop on March 23 in order to take part in this bootcamp series. See the Draper website for more information on the Ph.D. workshop.*
Session One (Optional): Friday, April 6, 2012: 5:00 – 6:00 PM (Draper Map Room)
Students who cannot attend this session should email Prof. MacPhail directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that they will be able to prepare for session two.
Session Two: Friday, April 20, 2012: 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Draper Map Room)
So you know that you want to get a Ph.D. You’ve attended the Ph.D. workshop at Draper and you’ve decided that academic life is right for you. Now the real fun begins. . .
You need to put together a great application, an application that sings your praises to admissions committees, that entices them into offering you a great admissions package. But, in order to do that, you have to know a few things first.
This bootcamp is designed for students who know that they want to go on to doctoral study. Over the course of two sessions, we will prepare you for the PhD application process by helping you to get your research proposals in shape. These personal statements are the keystones of your entire application; we can’t stress enough how much they matter to your success in gaining entry to the program(s) of your choice.
In session one of the series, we’ll spend some time discussing what you’ll need to do for session two. In sum, you’ll need to come to session one with some idea of the discipline(s) you’re interested in. You’ll also need to have some idea about the schools/cities/programs in which you can envision yourself for the next 5-7 years of your academic life. Then, we’ll discuss strategy for PhD applications and homework for the next session. WARNING: This is a bootcamp. There will be a large amount of research, prep work, and writing for session two.
In the second session, you will be responsible for bringing a draft of a personal statement with a semi-fleshed out research project to class for work-shopping and peer review. In addition, you must bring a list of your top 5 schools/programs and know which professors you might want to work with – or who might want to work with you – at each school. You should be able to explain the differences among the programs (each school typically has its own approach to the disciplines) and how you’ll craft a slightly different personal statement for each unique program.
Friday, February 24
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Led by Professors Theresa MacPhail and Steven Moga
This workshop is primarily intended for students who are in the early phases of thesis preparation, but also for those at later stages of the process. Students will receive guidance on how to refine their topics and narrow the scope of their theses, and on some of the basic mechanics of writing up their work.
RSVP's are appreciated--call 212.998.8070 or email email@example.com to let us know if you'll be attending.
The Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, Law Women, OUTLaw, BALSA, and Law Students for Human Rights at NYU Law School invite you to attend The Vagina Monologues and help raise awareness about violence against girls and women.
The truth is shocking. According to the United Nations, one of every three women on the planet will be physically or sexually abused in her lifetime. V-Day exists to address the violations, and through story telling give communities, such as NYU, an opportunity to proclaim that desecration of human dignity is unacceptable.
Use this opportunity and attack the silence!
Attend The Vagina Monologues on
February 15th and 16th, 2012 @ 8pm!
Wine and Appetizer Reception at 7pm in the Tishman Lobby
Advanced Tickets $8
$10 at the door
Location: The event will be held at Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square Park South, New York, NY 10003.
Advance Purchase : Beginning February 7th tickets will be sold in Golding Lounge. You can also write to Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
100% of the proceeds will go to Sanctuary for Families, the V-Day Spotlight Campaign (Women and Girls of Haiti), and Partners for Women and Justice.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Concordia University Humanities Doctoral Program
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture
Proposal / Abstract Due: March 15, 2012
Date of Notification:
Date of Conference:
Please email submissions to: humanities.
The Concordia University Doctoral Program in the Humanities and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture(CISSC) cordially invite proposals for papers, workshops and presentations for their 2012 Conference on the Humanities.
eXhibitions focuses on the bridge/link/ground between the Humanities and the Fine Arts. The conference itself will be presented as an art exhibition, with workshops, roundtable discussions, and lectures taking place within a gallery space.
Explorations in painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, installations, textile arts, dance, sound, photo, and moving image may be made (im)material in the form of presentations, collaborations, and interventions that will challenge the space of eXhibitions.
We particularly encourage works that cut across disciplinary boundaries to synthesize unexpected modes of thought and practice, merging discourses in the Fine Arts and all the fields in the Humanities.
Please send a 300-500 word proposal or abstract with supporting documentation (media files or portfolio website links), technical requirements, and a brief biographical note to: email@example.com
The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2011.
The PhD in Humanities program is a part of The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC) at Concordia University. The CISSC is dedicated to promoting advanced interdisciplinary work by creating avenues for research and exchange. Since 1973, students in the program have pursued innovative interdisciplinary research and art-based practice in areas that span the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts. http://cissc.concordia.
- Registration opens on Albert on Monday, February 13, but many departments may not have confirmed their full course schedules until the middle of the spring semester. Please continue to check departmental listings to see updates and additions to course schedules. The last day to register for the Summer Session I is not until May 20, so there will be plenty of time to consider your summer course choices throughout the spring semester.
- The majority of Draper's summer courses are crosslists, so our program has to wait for external departments to finalize their summer schedules before we can finish our own. We anticipate, however, that Draper will be adding several more crosslisted classes for the summer, most likely including several English courses in both summer session one and two. Any new information about summer classes--including new crosslists and new course descriptions--will be sent to the listserv and posted here, on in.ter.reg.num, as it becomes available.
- There are no access codes required to register for summer classes and Draper does not hold formal advising for the summer semester. Please email Robert Dimit directly with questions about summer registration: robert[dot]dimit@nyu[dot]edu.
After a great time at the kickoff party, we are ready to get going on the Spring issue and would like to invite you all to attend our FIRST MEETING.
If you haven't participated in Anamesa in the past and want to get involved, now is your chance to find out everything you'll need to know. At the meeting we will discuss what your responsibilities as an editor will be, review the calendar of meeting dates and journal checkpoints, and answer any questions. It is a great opportunity to get to know the senior staff and your co-editors, and we hope you will join us!
Here are the details:
Wednesday, February 8
8:30pm - 10pm
Draper Map Room
*Snacks will be provided
If you want to get involved with the journal and are unable to attend the meeting, please email us with your name, NYU email address, and the genre(s) you want to work on this semester so that we can get you up to speed.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
All the best,