Finals Week & “Food For Thought”
Join us for various treats and goodies to help you stay focused and full during finals week. Stop by our office at #4 WSV (room 1A) Monday- Thursday to grab a snack and drink!
Monday 5/13, 10am-Noon: Last Day of Class Breakfast [brought to you by Grad Hall Council!]
Celebrate the last day of classes & the start of summer with pastries and coffee. The Grad Hall Council will be supplying some tasty treats to get you through your last day of the semester.
Tuesday 5/14, 10am-7pm: Coffee, Tea and Cookies
Classes may be over…but finals are just beginning! Stop by our office (4 WSV room 1A) and take a study break over coffee, tea, and cookies. Research has suggested that people who have coffee & cookies during finals week do better on exams (okay, that’s not true, but you should still come for a bit!).
Wednesday 5/15, 10am-7pm: Popcorn and Juice
Stop by the Office on Wednesday 5/15 for treats “on the go”. We will have bags of various flavors of popcorn and juices packets for you to stop by and pick up to help fuel those brain cells while you study!
Thursday 5/16, 4pm-7pm: Celebration Cupcakes and Goodies
The sweets and goodies continue in the Grad Halls! Stop by and grab a cupcake and goodies, our way of saying, ”Job well done this year!” or “You’re almost done!” (whichever you’d prefer).
Are law school, graduate school at Oxford or Cambridge, or fellowships like Fulbright on your life-plan radar? Visiting faculty Dr. Kaufman will be sharing his personal experience and advice with NYU students during a back-to-back program and reception on Tuesday, April 30 from 7-9pm.
7pm: The Real Deal: Applying to Law School
Intermission with Reception
8pm: Learning Abroad: Graduate School and Fellowships
Dr. Kaufman’s Bio
Dr. Zachary D. Kaufman is a Visiting Faculty Member at New York University and a Fellow at Yale University (at Yale Law School, at the Yale School of Management’s Program on Social Enterprise, and Yale’s Genocide Studies Program). Previously, he practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP while teaching as an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He has also focused on the investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of suspected war criminals while serving at the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, the UN International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and for the Former Yugoslavia, and the International Criminal Court.
In addition to his other writing, Dr. Kaufman has published two books: he is the editor of Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities: Changing Our World and the co-editor (with Dr. Phil Clark) of After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond.
Dr. Kaufman received his PhD in International Relations from Oxford University (where he was a Marshall Scholar), his J.D. from Yale Law School (where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review), and his B.A. in Political Science also from Yale (where he was the student body president, co-captain of the wrestling team, and an All-American and Runner-Up National Champion in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association).
Join us (RA Ebony and future RA Sophia) for a Cinco de May Picnic. We are meeting at in the Grad Hall office and heading to 28th and Madison, where we will pick up yummy Mexican food at Choza Taqueria and then head to Madison Square Park for fun in the sun.
Spaces are limited so sign up soon in the Grad Hall office (4 WSV, #1A). Co-pay is $5.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
- RAs Ebony and Sophia
This weekend is Earth Day! Come celebrate the Earth at the Javits Center with everything green & friendly!
“On Earth Day Weekend, April 19-21, New York City Green Festival returns to Javits Center North to celebrate community with the largest, most diverse and most trusted place for learning, shopping, networking and having fun. The Festival will feature favorites, like the organic, vegetarian and vegan food court; the Sierra Club Green Cinema; eco-fashion exhibits; hands-on DIY workshops; live music; an organic beer and wine garden; inspiring keynote presentations and, a nationally renowned Green Marketplace featuring products and services from local, regional and national green and sustainable businesses and organizations.
New York City Green Festival is renowned for its rich and inspiring keynote presentations, workshops, demonstrations, artistic installations and interactive fun. Listen, learn, discuss and connect in a weekend packed with locally and nationally acclaimed social and environmental authors, leaders, experts, celebrities, advocates and cultural icons.”
The grad halls have received free tickets to this event! Just top by the grad office today before 7pm to pick up your tickets!
More information can be found here!
Public deliberation refers to the ways in which citizens interact to shape their collective life together. It is a term grounded in deep rhetorical tradition that is being extended by Communication scholars. The current horse race of political coverage is evidence that public deliberation is paramount to an informed citizenry. In fact, the conceptualization and understanding of the world—from local issues to global disasters—often hinges on seeking information from the media and our involvement within the public sphere.
Join Dr. Courtney Vail Fletcher and Phd Candidate Rachel Stohr for 3 engaging events. (1) Trip to the United Nations with Lunch @ 11 AM (2) Informal Dinner/Discussion at Palladium MPR 5-6 PM (3) Final Event of the series at Palladium MPR 6-8.
Now that spring has finally arrived, take a couple hours of your weekend to enjoy the weather and explore the unique architecture of NYC! On Sunday, April 28th, join the grad halls for a trip through the West Village to the High Line. The High Line, which was built in the 1930′s as a way to remove dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan, is now a park that is 30 feet in the air! This beautiful public park is a prime example of just one of the public parks here in NYC.
We will be stopping for delicious smoothies before walking over to the High Line & enjoying the view (and hopefully the weather).
For more information on the High Line and it’s extensive history, check out their website here.
What: Sunshine & Smoothies: A trip to the High Line
When: Sunday, April 28th at 10am
Where: Meet at 4 WSV in the lobby
Why: It’s fun!
RSVP: to email@example.com to reserve your spot!
April and beautiful weather can only mean one thing- baseball season is back! Come join the Graduate Hall Council to see the amazing Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays!
When? April 27th at 4:05 p.m.
Cost? $10 per person.
Where? Meet at 4 Washington Square Village lobby(entrance on Bleecker between Mercer and LaGuardia) by 3 p.m. and we will all go to Yankee Stadium together.
How to sign up? Sign up at 4 Washington Square Village, Room 1A. Office is open M-F from 10-7PM.
Dear Grad Students
You probably loooove Downtown and would never change it for anything in the world. I don’t blame you, I love the Village too! But what would you say to a change on Sunday 21st?
I will be hosting a delicious trip to Harlem where we will visit the famous Jacob’s Diner.
Harlem is home to many cultures but perhaps even most importantly to some amazingly tasty treats! Jacob offers an authentic Soul Food Buffet for you to try absolutely everything! Mac&Cheese, Fried fish and meats, Collard and Sweet Potato and my personal favorite, Banana Cake Mash.
Depending on the weather/popular demand we will visit the St. Nicholas Park on 135th (at the City College), the historic Appolo Theater and the infamous “best velvet cupcake in town” shop which goes by the delicious name of ” Taste my Cake” on 116th.
The reservation will be for Sunday 4/21 at 1pm and you need to pay $5.
We will leave together from WSV @ 12.15pm
Please RSVP promptly at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person in our office at 4WSV .
Enjoy the sun