• New School Minute

    Since 2013, more than 40 New School faculty members have risen to the "New School Minute" challenge of delivering a fully realized lecture in just 60 seconds. The lectures have covered a wide range of topics, including humanitarian design, color theory, information mapping, jazz improvisation, the economics of outsourcing, the rhetoric of race, and the human condition. Each lecture offered a sense of the depth and scope of the work being done in New School classrooms. Watch the entire New School Minute playlist.

    For Alumni Day 2015, we are inviting alumni to submit their own ideas for compelling, thought-provoking 60-second lectures on topics related to their work and interests. All submissions will be reviewed by a New School faculty committee, and up to five will be chosen for inclusion in this year's program, to be presented along with lectures by top faculty from Parsons, NSSR, NSPE, Lang, Mannes, Jazz, and Drama.

    Proposal Details

    All alumni are eligible to submit a proposal for consideration. Selections for inclusion in the 2015 "New School Minute" program will be made by a faculty committee representing the entire New School.


    Monday, March 9: Submissions due
    Thursday, March 19: Committee selections are announced
    Saturday, May 9: New School Minute at Alumni Day 2015

    How to Submit Your Proposal

    • All submissions must be made via our online submission form.
    • Submissions can be made in written and/or video format.
    • Written submissions can be up to 300 words.
    • Video submissions can be made through Vimeo or another online video sharing site. The video link must be accompanied by the password, if necessary. Quicktime movie format is also acceptable.

    If You Are Selected to Present

    • You must deliver your presentation in person on the New School campus at Alumni Day on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
    • You are responsible for making your own arrangements for travel to campus and for any expenses incurred. 
    • You must agree to have your presentation recorded for use and distribution by The New School.


    Email any questions to

  • Alumni News