Weekly Observer. December 8-14, 2008

WNSR RADIO UNITES VOICES FROM ALL EIGHT DIVISIONS OF
THE NEW SCHOOL COMMUNITY

WNSR New School Radio is the university’s first online broadcast radio station. It was first conceived by Sarah Montague during the spring 2007 semester as a Eugene Lang College course titled, On Air: newschoolradio.

Under the direction of faculty members Sarah Montague and James Briggs III, the first students enrolled in the class worked together to produce the initial content. They also provided a blueprint for its mission as a comprehensive student-run station dedicated to the voice of the entire New School student community.

Today there is a fully functioning web site, www.newschoolradio.org, which broadcasts work from Jazz, Mannes, Milano, Social Research, Parsons, Lang, and General Studies students. WNSR features an especially diverse online stream of programming including news, live-recorded performances, talk shows, DJ sets, and a wide variety of features.

The idea of using the many talents of students across the university at the station, has led to an expansion of three collaborating classes. Lang students continue to learn the nuances of radio production and management, Parsons students in the Communication Design and Technology program assist with the technical, web, and branding foundation of the station, while General Studies students in the Media Studies program provide experienced voices in management, news, and production.

While WNSR New School Radio is connected with three academic classes, all New School students are highly encouraged to participate and even submit their own work!

The WNSR New School Radio and The New Campus will officially launch at the event, “Bite Your Tongue: A multimedia & Art Showcase,” on Thursday, December 11, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Theresa Lang Student and Community Center at 55 West 13th Street on the 2nd floor.

THE NEW SCHOOL RECEIVES A $500,000 GRANT

The New School received a $500,000 grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation to launch the university’s program in Environmental Studies. The grant supports faculty hires, collaborative faculty student fieldwork and research opportunities, as well as public programming.

The New School’s Environmental Studies curriculum will be one of the first to focus on the urban environment, using New York City as a living laboratory to address issues of sustainable growth, environmental justice, and public policy.

Julie Kidd, president of the Endeavor Foundation, says of the program launch, “In envisioning this program, The New School clearly invested much thought in how best to utilize its resources, strengths, and location. I am glad to know that the foundation’s earlier support led to these next steps. I have no doubt that the unique environmental studies program will have much to teach students, urban residents, and even higher education about the ecological challenges we face as a planet.”

The program’s design is guided by an understanding that the environmental challenges we face in the 21st century can be solved only in part by technology, making diverse practices and pedagogy equally essential to the study of the natural world. This interdisciplinary program will recruit and train a new generation of scientists, policy makers, architects, and urban planners to effectively collaborate across their areas of expertise to solve complex problems.

“The New School is very grateful to the Endeavor Foundation for their support of our new Environmental Studies program,” says Joseph Westphal, university provost. “Building a relevant curriculum that connects with students’ aspirations and enhances the capacity of the faculty to add value to their education is what this grant will support. Our commitment to Endeavor and most importantly to our students is to build a truly leading-edge program in sustainable design and urban ecosystems study.”

The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation is dedicated to the life of the mind and spirit. Since its founding as a family foundation in 1952 by Christian A. Johnson, the foundation has focused its attention primarily on the field of education, which nurtures and liberates the best in human imagination and action.


 

University News

NEW SCHOOL ALERTS SYSTEM TO HAVE TEST RUN ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9

The New School Security Department will be testing The New School Alerts System on Tuesday December 9, from 11:45 a.m. to noon.

New School Alerts is a notification system designed to provide quick and reliable mass communication to students, faculty, and staff regarding potential or actual emergencies. The New School Alerts system will send messages to cell phones (text and voice), land lines, and email addresses during a crisis or urgent situation affecting The New School.

In this test of The New School Alerts system, messages will be sent to all phone numbers and personal email addresses provided by registered users. An email will also be sent to all New School email addresses.

For those who have not yet entered their contact information, please log in to http://my.newschool.edu, go to The New School Alerts Tab and follow the instructions provided.

We will provide more information on the content of the test message the day before it is sent. If you have any questions, please email nsalerts@newschool.edu.

2009 UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT ANNOUNCED

The New School will hold its 73rd Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2009, at 2:30 p.m., at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, located at Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street in NYC. As The New School has done in the past, divisions will also hold their own ceremonies prior to the main University Commencement Ceremony. Information for graduates, guests, divisional ceremonies, and tickets can be found on the university commencement website.

 


DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY TEACHING AWARDS FOR 2009

Students and faculty are invited to nominate outstanding faculty for this year's teaching excellence awards. Awardees will be notified in late spring, and will receive their awards formally at convocation in September 2009.

Eligibility: Faculty members who have taught at The New School for at least four semesters and who are available to receive the award at the fall 2009 convocation.

How to Nominate: See detailed information about the criteria and submit your nominations at www.newschool.edu/duta. All nominations must be submitted online.

Nominations must include the following information:

  • Name of faculty member being nominated.
  • Nominator's name, school, and contact information.
  • Description of the nominee's relevant merits, giving specific examples using criteria related to the nominee's impact on and involvement with, students and colleagues (maximum of 500 words).

Deadline for all nominations is Friday, February 27, 2009. If you have questions or need further information please email FordD@newschool.edu.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

 

CURATOR’S CHOICE

William Copley aka CPLY
Untitled (Think)
1972
Polyester Fabric
50" x 72"
Location: David M. Schwartz Fashion Education Center
560 7th Avenue (lobby stairwell)

William Copley's Untitled (Think), 1972, is still a radical statement. In the waning years of the sixties revolution, the angry desecration of the symbols of power and conformity—such as the burning of draft cards, flags, and bras—was a direct assault on the societal structures and norms that were so essential to the "establishment." Copley's thoughtful desecration of the American flag is more of an intellectual provocation than an "in your eye" gut twister like some of the other more spontaneous and confrontational performance pieces which often ended in violence.

Copley deflates his desecration of the American flag by constructing it with the same care, craftsmanship, and material of any commercially produced flag. By doing this he allows the viewer to freely associate the word "Think" with the image, without making a value judgment. What makes this piece relevant today is that it asks the viewer to reassess the meaning of the symbol, which supports the artist's message without directly undermining it. The message, both linguistically explicit and symbolically implicit, is that we have a civic duty to use our minds and actively participate in our own governance, including the now accepted notion of questioning authority.

For more information about Copley and his work in the New School Art Collection, please contact the collection curators, Silvia Rocciolo (Rocciols@newschool.edu) and Eric Stark (Starke@newschool.edu).


NEWS FROM THE NEW SCHOOL LIBRARIES

FOGELMAN LIBRARY MOVE UPDATE

The Fogelman Library will remain open at 65 5th Avenue until Tuesday, December 23, 2008.

The Library will reopen to the public in Arnhold Hall at 55 W. 13th St. on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Please go to the library website for exact hours.

During the period while Fogelman is closed, faculty may drop off reserve materials at the Gimbel Library circulation desk. The Gimbel Library is located at 2 W. 13th Street, 2nd Floor.

NEWS FROM THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DRAMA

DRAMA TO PRESENT SHAKESPEARE’S ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

The New School for Drama presents William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well as the final offering of the FIRST LOOK performance series. Drama’s FIRST LOOK is a program of performances of classical and contemporary works staged in a final rehearsal atmosphere, with minimal sets, lights, costumes, and props. The production features the third-year acting students and is directed by Stephen Fried.

In this bitter-sweet romantic comedy, love doesn’t come easy for Helena as she tries to claim the hand of the young lord Bertram—her reward for curing the ailing King. He refuses the arrangement, but the passionate Helena won’t take no for an answer, leaving her to find another way to convince Bertram to accept her love.

A Drama League directing fellow, Mr. Fried comes to Drama as the recent resident assistant director of the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, DC. Among his notable credits, he has directed Henry V at Milwaukee Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors, Coriolanus at Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, and Love’s Labor’s Lost at Illinois Shakespeare.

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday, December 10-13, at 8:00 p.m., with a matinee on Saturday at 3:00 p.m., at The New School for Drama Theater, 151 Bank Street, 3rd floor. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are recommended; call Ticket Central at 212.279.4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

For more information, visit the Drama website.

NEWS FROM THE NEW SCHOOL FOR GENERAL STUDIES

STATE BY STATE:
A PANORAMIC PORTRAIT OF AMERICA WITH JONATHAN FRANZEN, PARKER POSEY AND OTHERS

On Friday, December 12, at 7:00 p.m., the publication of State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America, which was inspired by the WPA State Guides of the 1930s will be celebrated with readings by Jonathan Franzen, Sarah Vowell, Parker Posey, and others.

Editors of the book Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey wanted to know "what makes one state different from another? What are each state's particularities and idiosyncrasies, their prejudices and biases, their beauty marks and moles, their cadences and jokes?" State by State, answers these questions and more while portraying the beauty, the kitsch, the unexpected, and the quintessential things that make America home.

Weiland, the deputy editor of the Paris Review, and Wilsey, author of the bestselling memoir Oh The Glory Of It All and an editor at large at McSweeney's quarterly, first came together to create the bestselling book, The Thinking Fans Guide to the World Cup.

This event sponsored by The New School Writing Program, will take place in Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street. Admission is $10; no student discounts apply for this event.


FACULTY MEMBER TRACYANN WILLIAMS FEATURED IN TV-ONE PROGRAM

Tracyann Williams, a faculty member at The New School for General Studies appeared in 100 Greatest Black Power Moves—a five-part series on cable television station TV One that unveiled 100 of the greatest achievements in African American history.

Power Moves highlights civil rights leaders, Nobel Prize-winning literary giants, independent-thinking film directors, and cultural movements that advanced African American influence and stature in the United States. Among other topics, Professor Williams spoke about novelists Toni Morrison and James Baldwin, as well as the Harlem Renaissance. The program originally aired November 9-13. For more information, visit the TV One website.


ALEKSANDRA WAGNER GUEST EDITS SPECIAL ISSUE OF CABINET MAGAZINE

Aleksandra Wagner, Core Faculty in The New School for General Studies Bachelor Program, guest edited a special section on the topic of shame for the latest issue of Cabinet Magazine, available now. Cabinet Magazine is a quarterly magazine of arts & culture. The editors approached Professor Wagner after learning of a course she was teaching on the subject at The New School (Social Dimensions of Shame).

Professor Wagner is a PhD candidate in Sociology at CUNY Graduate Center and a licensed psychoanalyst and member of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. Her interests and her dissertation focus on the social history of psychoanalysis in the United States. Among her other New School courses are Sociology of Forgiveness and Psychoanalysis: An Urban Experience. She is a member of the editorial boards of the Psychoanalytic Review and Discourse of Sociological Practice. Her own contribution to the issue, an essay titled, "The Woman Who Knew Too Much," is an exploration of shame within the context of a sorrowful Slavic folk tale and its heroine.


NEWS FROM PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN

PARSONS FACULTY FEATURED IN INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION

“Culobocca,” a sculpture by associate professor of Product Design Robert Kirkbride, was recently published in FUEL, a collection of designers’ and writers’ musings on global fuel dependency. Kirkbride’s contribution, “Culobocca,” represents a utopian resolution to the energy crisis—a machine powered by a cure-all sustainable fuel.

FUEL is part of a yearly series published by Alphabet City, a Toronto art collective that holds an annual arts and ideas festival around the theme of each publication. This year’s festival, which took place from November 23-28, featured an exhibition of works from the book, including “Culobocca,” which is now on view through January 3, 2009, at Toronto Free Gallery (link to www.torontofreegallery.org). Past year’s themes include Trash and Food.

For more information on FUEL, please visit the Alphabet City website.


PARSONS ALUMNI WIN BIG AT CFDA AWARDS

Alexander Wang, Lisa Mayock,
Sophie Buhai, and
Albertus Swanepoel

Alexander Wang, a designer who studied at Parsons, was recently chosen as the recipient of the fifth annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, which includes a $200,000 prize and a year of industry mentorship. Vena Cava, the design team of Parsons alumni Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, took home second-place honors, which includes a $50,000 award and a business mentor.

Two other Parsons alumni, fashion designer Richard Chai and shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo, were finalists for this year’s award, which was presented on November 17 at Skylight Studios in SoHo. The prizes, which are funded by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, help to jump-start the careers of young designers.

Parsons alumni have been well represented at the annual awards dinner since its inception. Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler took home top honors in 2004, and alumna Doo Ri Chung won the top prize in 2006. Past runners-up include Parsons alumni Derek Lam, Philip Lim, and Thakoon Panichgul.

 


NEWS FROM MILANO THE NEW SCHOOL FOR MANAGEMENT AND URBAN POLICY AND THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH

SENATOR PAUL SPYROS SARBANES DELIVERS Paul H. DOUGLAS LECTURE ON Ethics and government: Then and Now: Fighting the Deregulation Ideology

In the aftermath of Enron, Tyco, and WorldCom,Paul Spyros Sarbanes, former Senator from Maryland, broke the deregulation mold and passed one of the most significant corporate reform bills since the early days of the New Deal, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

On Tuesday, December 9, he joins Milano and The New School for Social Research to present the Paul H. Douglas Lecture on Ethics and Government titled, “Then and Now: Fighting the Deregulation Ideology.” Senator Sarbanes will describe how he overcame the influence of an “inside the beltway” culture heavily reliant on corporate lobbyists to curb financial abuses and enhance ethical conduct and investor protections. Drawing on this personal experience, Sarbanes will describe the challenges the Obama Administration will face in its own reform efforts.

By winning re-election to an unprecedented 5th term in 2000, Paul Spyros Sarbanes became Maryland’s longest serving United States Senator. In 2001, as chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Sarbanes held a series of comprehensive hearings resulting in the passage of the “Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act.” Signed into law on July 30, 2002, the legislation is now known as the “Sabanes-Oxley Act” for the principal sponsors of the legislation. As a result of his work in shepherding this historic legislation through the Congress and into law, Sarbanes was honored in June 2003 with the prestigious Paul H. Douglas Ethics in Government Award from the University of Illinois.

The Paul H. Douglas Lecture Series on Ethics and Government was established to honor Senator Douglas' distinguished, three-term career in the U.S. Senate, which was marked by legislative productivity, bringing together the highest moral standards with practical wisdom. The aim of the series is to engage the public as well as The New School community on these critically important subjects. Each lecture features a distinguished speaker who is or has been deeply involved in governmental and ethical issues. The New School's reputation for civic-minded, progressive thought and action makes it the ideal home for a lecture series of this nature.

The event will be held in Wollman Hall at the Eugene Lang Building at 65 West 11th Street on the 5th floor. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required by emailing mcnamard@newschool.edu.


NEWS FROM EUGENE LANG COLLEGE THE NEW SCHOOL FOR LIBERAL ARTS

Lang Faculty Receives Leverhulme Tust Visiting Professorship in UK

Bonnie Marranca, professor of Theatre at Eugene Lang College, has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship for the winter 2009 term at Queen Mary/University of London and University of the Arts London. She will be giving lectures on performance in UK universities and organizing public events on such themes as “Art and the Spiritual,” “Arts Criticism” and “New European Drama.”

A Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, Marranca is the author of three collections of criticism, most recently a volume titled, Performance Histories (2008), which Choice called “a valuable contribution to both performance studies and the history of performance.” An earlier book, Theatre Writings, received the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. She has also edited several anthologies of contemporary plays and essays.

She is the founding publisher/editor of PAJ Publications and PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, one of the leading theatre publishers in the United States. Since 1976, the press has published more than 1,000 plays translated from 20 languages. Marranca continues to edit the tri-annual journal, PAJ, which covers performance, video, dance, music, visual arts, and drama.

NEWS FROM THE NEW SCHOOL FOR JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

JIMMY OWENS AND THE NEW SCHOOL FOR JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC’S IMPROVISATION ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM AT DIZZY’S CLUB COCA COLA

The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music’s Improvisation Ensemble presents a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Tom McIntosh under the direction of Jimmy Owen with special guest Wycliffe Gordon on trombone on Monday, December 15, at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, with sets at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

A Jazz faculty member, Jimmy Owens has over 45 years of experience as a jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and music education consultant. He has performed with Count Basie, Hank Crawford, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Max Roach, Herbie Mann, Charles Mingus, Billy Taylor, and many others. The New School’s Improvisation Ensemble features students Ari Karason on trumpet; Faiz Lamouri, tenor; Drew Brown, guitar; Axe Laugart, piano; Chris Smith, bass; and Marc Beland, drums.

Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street. General admission is $15 with a $10 food minimum; students: $10 with $10 food minimum.For phone reservations please call: 212.258.9595. Reservations for Dizzy's Club Coca-Colacan also bemade through www.OpenTable.com. For more information, please call 212.229.5896 x4591, or email jazzevents@newschool.edu.

 

NEWS FROM NEWS FROM THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DRAMA AND
PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN

DRAMA and PArsons ALUMS FIND SUCCESS WITH ONLINE COMIC

The iPhone, Goya products, and immigration have all served as sources of inspiration for the spoofs on Bodega Ave., an online bilingual comic strip that made its debut two years ago. Created by Drama alums Tatiana Suárez-Pico (’05) and Aurin Squire (’05), along with illustrator Tara López (Parsons ’04), the comic features a motley crew of characters and their wisecracks on politics, urban life and pop culture. The three of them met five years ago as resident assistants at The New School.

“We write about stuff that irks us,” says Suárez-Pico. “But we try to tackle it from a humorous perspective.” A recent issue showed how a fork, a phone book, and a flashlight could work as Halloween costumes in these tough financial times. Another issue shows, step by step, how to cook a Puerto Rican turkey (hint: lots of Goya products).

Other serious topics that get the funny treatment on Bodega Ave. are global warming, the economy, and gentrification.

“The comic is based on the truth of what we experience,” says Squire, who serves as the main writer. “It’s for people who don’t follow the herd, who are tired of the same opinions.”

“We wanted to give voice to characters who are multiracial and multicultural,” adds López. “It’s a reflection of real life. Obama is a prime example that mixed individuals are coming to the forefront. There are few minority-driven comics in the industry, and we wanted to fill that void.”

Fifty-two postings later, the bimonthly self-financed strip has expanded through a blog, a Spanish translation, word of mouth, and pages on Facebook and MySpace. Visit the Bodega Ave. website for the latest issue.


NEWS FROM THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH

NEW SCHOOL STUDENTS HONORED WITH DAAD GRANTS

Three New School for Social Research students have been honored with grants for research and study in Germany by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (the German Academic Exchange Service-the DAAD) for 2008-2009.

Angel Jaramillo Torres, a PhD candidate in NSSR’s Department of Political Science, has been awarded a research grant to study the response of Leo Strauss (who taught at The New School) to the political thought of Martin Heidegger. Mr. Jaramillo Torres is traveling to the University of Munich to work with Professor Heinrich Meier, the editor of Strauss’ complete works.

Philosophy PhD student Rocio Zambrana will spend the year at the University of Frankfurt where she will advance her dissertation research under professors Axel Honneth and Rainer Forst. Ms. Zambrana is investigating the role of the concepts of immanence and transcendence in the dialectics of G.W.F. Hegel. From 2004 to 2006 she served as editor of NSSR’s Philosophy Journal.

Charles McPhedran received a DAAD Study Grant to attend seminars and courses in twentieth-century German cultural history at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Mr. McPhedran is currently completing his MA in Political Science and hopes to use his stay in Germany to prepare for doctoral study. His chief academic sponsor in Berlin is Professor Dr. Christina von Braun.

The awards were made to The New School students on the basis of a competition, which has been run annually by the DAAD since the opening of its New York Office in 1971. The grants provide a stipend of €715 to €975 per month as well as the cost of health insurance and a travel allowance. The competition attracts over 1,000 entrants from the United States and Canada each year, of which only about 25 percent receive awards. The New School is a DAAD partner institution.


NEWS FROM STUDENT SERVICES
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK AT THE NEW SCHOOL

The New School’s celebration of International Education Week, (November 17-21) was a huge success. International Student Services (ISS) hosted events throughout the week highlighting the importance of cultural and international exchanges. The week started with a colorful International Festival on Monday, November 17, in the lobby of the Sheila Johnson Design Center. Students from around the world shared photos, artifacts, food, and clothing from their home countries. Musicians from Russia, Colombia, Italy, and Brazil performed traditional music.

The week-long celebration also featured the 4th Annual IEW Photo Contest. New School students were able to vote for their top 10 favorite photos selected by Judges Thomas Werner, Director of BFA Photography; Monique Ngozi Nri, Director of ISS; and Camila Ronderos, ISS Ambassador. A reception for the winners took place on Thursday, November 20, and special recognition was given to the photo contest’s sponsors: East Side Copy, Barnes and Noble, Jamba Juice, and Bed Bath and Beyond.

The photo contest winners are:

1. Salt Collectors at Lac du Rose,Senegal,by Fabiola Berdiel
2. Dreaming in Romanian, Romania,by Neil Kernis
3. Prince Laughing to the Mountains, India,by Natalie Eichengreen
4. Churchkela Fan, Georgia,by Ekaterine Paresashvili
5. Ceremony, Cambodia, by Christoffer Naes
6. Niña de Cuzco, Peru,by Julie Chaparro
7. Temple Bound, Japan,by Hilson Reidpath
8. (tie) Taking Rest on Grass, France,by Shushanik Khachaturian
8.(tie) The City with Loneliness, New York,by Hyun Jin Lee
9.Untitled,Washington D.C.,by Tulika Wadha

Other events included a documentary screening, an edible-food tour of the world, broadcast of international music videos, and a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for international students organized by the International Club, a recognized student organization.

The screening of the documentary Forbidden Wedding was followed by a discussion with filmmaker Flavia Fontes who answered questions and shared information about Brazilian culture. At the edible tour, students were given a “passport” and traveled the globe by tasting cuisines from Greece, Thailand, Jamaica, India, Italy, and Cuba. Mannes students were surprised to see a violinist from Mali playing with his left hand on one of the music videos. At the Thanksgiving Dinner, 120 international students shared a traditional holiday meal. For many, this was their first time celebrating Thanksgiving.

“International Education Week is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet one another from across the university and from around the world. The success of this year’s IEW events was the direct result of lots of hard work by the ISS organizing team led by Heather Beaton, assistant director of ISS,” said director of ISS Monique Nri, and added that “and we're looking forward to another great week in November 2009!”


UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

2009 SUMMER INTERNSHIP IN ALASKA

The Tishman Environment and Design Center is now accepting applications for the 2009 Tishman Environmental Merit Scholars program, an exciting summer internship in Alaska. Two New School undergraduates (sophomores and juniors only) will be selected to spend the summer working with a grassroots environmental organization in Alaska.

In past years, students have worked for the Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF), the National

Wildlife Federation, and the Alaska Conservation Alliance on a wide range of issues. Selected students receive a 12-week, summer-paid internship in Anchorage, summer tuition scholarship for four credits of independent study, and roundtrip airfare.

For more information about the program, and to download an application form, go to environmental studies website. Applications are due December 12, 2008.

STUDENTS INVITED TO COMPETE IN PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT CONTEST

The Responsibility Campaign invites you to create a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) on the negative consequences of underage drinking. The PSA’s content should address binge drinking and deter underage drinkers from purchasing and/or consuming alcoholic beverages. The winning PSA will creatively and artistically capture this message.

First prize is $1,000; second prize is $500; and third prize is $250.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions and announced at a special reception for the finalists hosted by the Responsibility Campaign.

For contest details, rules, and applications visit the NYU website. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, February 1.

The Responsibility Campaign was created to form an alliance among New York City’s elected officials, Community Boards Two and Three, New York University, The New School, Cooper Union, student groups, and local bar owners to develop a framework for responsibility and safety for university students and others involved in NYC nightlife.

Through these partnerships, the Responsibility Campaign has established working relationships with students and bar/club operators to proactively work towards the prevention of underage and binge drinking.

USE YOUR FREE ADMISSION TO DROP IN ON MOMA’S AFTER HOUR MONDAY NIGHTS

Monday, December 8, 2008, marks the first of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA’s) Monday Nights, a series of Monday evenings over the next six months when the Museum will remain open until 8:45 p.m. We encourage New School students and employees to drop in after work and enjoy access to the entire Museum. In order to receive your free admission, go to the lobby information desk and show them your valid New School ID. Students, faculty, and staff receive one free admission for themselves. Faculty and staff may also obtain an additional two tickets for their guests.

There will be live entertainment as well as drinks and cocktails available for purchase. MoMA is located at 11 West 53rd Street, New York City. Enjoy!

 

TIME OUT NEW YORK DISCOUNT OFFER

Start your year off being in the know about things free or fancy. Time Out New York is offering all students, faculty, and staff at The New School a full year's subscription for just $20! That's 51 issues for the entire year and only 39c an issue. Steal this deal for yourself or a gift to another.


THE BEST DEAL FOR AFFORDABLE THEATER, Dance, and concert TICKETS:
THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND

An exciting spring theater, music and dance season is under way: Why pay $100 or more, when you can pay $20-$36 for Broadway shows and Off-Broadway shows, dance performances and concerts? An inexpensive way to enjoy the best of New York culture is to join Theatre Development Fund (TDF).

To be eligible, you must be a full-time student or teacher, senior citizen (62+), civil servant, union member, staff member of a not-for-profit organization, performing arts professional, or member of the clergy or armed forces. Annual membership fee is $27.50, and you can join online.

A small sampling of performances recently available to TDF Members for $20-36 per ticket include: 13-A New Musical, The 39 Steps, Absinthe at the Spiegeltent, Altar Boyz, American Ballet Theatre, August: Osage County, Avenue Q, Ballet NY, Beast, Big Apple Circus, Boeing Boeing, The Fantasticks, Flamingo Court, Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab, Fueerzabruta, Gypsy, Hairspray, Irena's Vow, Legally Blonde, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Marvelous Wonderettes, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, Paul Taylor Dance Company, The Phantom of the Opera, Speed the Plow, Spring Awakening, The Seagull, To Be Or Not To Be and Xanadu.

So don't miss this great opportunity to see great theater at great prices.

NEW YORK TIMES DISCOUNTS

The New York Times is offering a 60 percent discount ($.40/per day Monday-Saturday, $2.00 on Sunday) for home or office subscriptions to all faculty, staff, and students.

Here's how it works. Unlike traditional subscriptions, the education rate can be set up by semester or in a combination that best reflects your schedules for both delivery and billing. New School faculty, staff, and students can have a subscription Monday-Friday, Sunday only, weekends only, or any combination.

To take advantage of the special discount to the Times or to change a current subscription, students, faculty (full-time and part-time), and staff should contact the customer service center at 888.NYT.COLL, to order a single subscription or a classroom subscription of up to eight copies for required reading in the classroom.

To order a classroom subscription of eight or more copies for required reading in the classroom, contact the education program's customer service center at 800.631.1222.

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