NETWORK WINTER SEMINARS
How large are the seminars? Seminars are typically between 15 and 20 participants.
What is the seminar schedule and duration? Seminars generally run from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday of the seminar week with a mid-day communal lunch. Participants are required to attend the full week of seminar meetings.
What should I bring to Network Winter? All Network Winter participants should bring the assigned reading materials with them. Participants should also bring an umbrella, since it sporadically rains during the winter. There is no air-conditioning in the residence hall rooms, but each is equipped with a ceiling fan.
MAILING AND EMAIL CONTACT
Do I need to have access to e-mail? In order to facilitate communications and make them as immediate as possible, we ask that all participants have an active and accessible e-mail account. Seminar participants are contacted frequently via e-mail with all information related to the seminar.
What mailings may I expect to receive? Each candidate may expect to receive an acceptance/waitlist letter, an e-mail containing information on housing arrangements, and further e-mails as necessary.
I donít seem to have received any e-mail from your office. What should I do? Please contact the Faculty Resource Network at (212) 998-2090 to confirm that the e-mail address we have on file for you is correct.
INTERNET, COMPUTER AND LIBRARY ACCESS
Will I have access to the NYU libraries? No, Network Winter participants receive access to the seminar Blackboard site in order to access seminar articles and readings.
Will I have computer access to do word-processing?It is recommended that you bring a laptop to use during your stay, but you also may be able to access computers at the seminar location.
If I do bring a laptop, will I have internet access? High speed internet access is available in all rooms, but you must have an ethernet port on your computer and cable. You also may be able to access computers at the seminar locations.
Do I have access to a hard-copy version of the readings available on the Black-Board site for my seminar? The Faculty Resource Network sends out copies of any books for your seminar to your institutional liaison officer. Hard copy versions of additional articles available via Blackboard will not be available. We recommend that all participants print and bring all articles available on blackboard for your seminar.
Who is eligible to receive accommodations in at the East-West Center? Housing accommodations in single room residence halls are provided for those participants residing on the mainland. Participants living on the island who wish to reside on-campus, can arrange housing upon availability and payment of a fee. Please contact the Network office for more information.
Can my family stay with me at the residence hall? The housing policy explicitly forbids anyone other than the Network Winter participant from occupying residential housing. No exceptions are made and the policy is strictly enforced. Family and friends may find reasonably priced accommodation at a number of hotels in Honolulu, Hawaii. We recommend that you look online for discounted rate information.
What should I bring to the residence room? Participants who will be residing at the East-West Center should bring toiletries and towels.
Do I need to make my own travel accommodations? Yes. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and transportation to the institution.
How do I get to the East-West Center? Directions to the Center are located here.
What is the address for the East-West Center? The address of the East-West Center is: 1601 East West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848.
Which meals are provided, and which do I need to provide? The Network provides breakfast and lunch each day of the seminar. Dinner is not provided. There are a large number of inexpensive restaurants in the immediate vicinity of Honolulu, where participants can enjoy good meals at reasonable prices.