April 24: Physics Colloquium

The NYU Department of Physics invites you to join Congressman Rush Holt, an NYU alumnus and physicist, as he leads a colloquium, "Political Science and Scientific Politics: Advancing Scientific Research."

Thursday, April 24, 4:00 pm
Meyer Hall, Room 122
4 Washington Place

Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, email lorelei.demesa@nyu.edu

For additional information on other Physics Colloquia, visit the Department of Physics Events Page.

April 30: Anthropologist Disotell at NYU

New York University in invites you to join Todd Disotell, a biological anthropologist who focuses on primate and human evolution, as he delivers “DNA and the Search for Elusive Creatures.”

Wednesday, April 30, 4:30 pm
Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Auditorium
12 Waverly Place

The lecture is part of NYU’s “Science on the Square,” a series of lectures focusing on scientific topics of interest to the general public and sponsored by NYU’s Dean for Science.

Disotell, runs NYU’s Molecular Primatology Laboratory. His research group has contributed to clarifying the primate evolutionary tree, identified new species and subspecies of primates, and has helped to develop new techniques of analysis.

In recent months, Disotell has appeared on both Spike-TV’s “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” and SyFy’s “Joe Rogan Questions Everything”—shows seeking his expertise in testing potential DNA evidence demonstrating the existence of Bigfoot.

Disotell has received an Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation and two Golden Dozen Teaching Awards from NYU, among other honors.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call 212.998.3800 or visit the event page.

April 30: Lecture at NYU

Join Jeffrey Sammons, an NYU historian and co-author of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality, as he delivers "The Fight to Fight," a public lecture on WWI African-American Combat Unit.

Wednesday, April 30, 5:30 pm
NYU Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center
100 Washington Square East

While President Woodrow Wilson urged the United States to enter the Great War in order to make the world “safe for democracy,” these democratic ideals were not evident in American society at large or the American military, which would remain segregated until the Korean War.

But this did not stop “the Harlem Rattlers,” the African-American combat unit that grew out of the 15th New York National Guard, from shipping off to Europe, where they eventually fought with the French army in WWI.

In “The Fight to Fight,” Sammons will discuss the origins of this history-making regiment, which became one of WWI’s most decorated units while in pursuit of individual personhood and collective citizenship.

This lecture is free and open to the public. 
For more information, visit the event page. 

April 29: Women Leadership Workshop

NYU presents The Ask: How to Get What You Want, a free one-night seminar with leadership coach Leslie Alger designed to help women leaders in the business and nonprofit sectors develop a toolkit and techniques for successfully identifying, asking, and negotiating to meet their objectives.

Tuesday, April 29, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 914
60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place)

NYU is hosting preeminent leadership coach Leslie Alger for a free seminar geared toward emerging and established women leaders at local businesses, nonprofits, and grassroots orgs.  The workshop will explore best practices, common pitfalls, and larger concerns specifically facing women leaders in a variety of fields, and help participants build a better toolbox of tactics by which to achieve higher success in business communications - whether one is looking for a salary, space, grant money, institutional support, public funding, promotions, or beyond.

Seating is very limited, and an RSVP is required.

April 11 - June 12: New York Nature Exhibition

The Spiritual Life Galleries, in part with Kimmel Galleries of NYU, are pleased to present New York Nature: Photographic Composites by Daniel Root. This exhibition includes photographic works that contemplate the landscape of New York. Included in the exhibition are 8 large-scale composites and 6 smaller details of these works.

April 11 - June 12, 2014
NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
528 Thompson Street, 4th Floor

Influenced by, and evoking Ray Metzker’s composites, Root’s photographic arrangements find a satisfying wholeness at a distance; with closer regard the wondrous everyday ornaments of our world are revealed. In using an almost abstracted image of organic forms to create structured patterns, Root’s work reveals the complex beauty of nature within our urban landscape.

New York Nature is curated by Pamela Jean Tinnen and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run through June 12th.

April 25: The Intrigue and Magic of Poe

Join local artists and members of the community to celebrate the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe through music, painting, performance and more in The Intrigue and Magic of Poe.

Friday, April 25, 6:00 -8:00 pm
NYU Law School
Furman Hall, Room 216 245
245 Sullivan Street (at W. 3rd)

NYU and Lois Rakoff, Community Director of the Poe Room, invite you to a celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's life and legacy.  Artists will present responses and interpretations of Poe through music, painting, performance, and other mediums.

This event is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow in the Poe Room.  The 2014 Poe Room event is a partnership between NYU and the community.

An RSVP is required.

For more information regarding this event, please contact the Office of Government and Community Affairs.

April 22: NYU Earth Day Lecture

NYU invites you to join Dale Jamieson, an NYU Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative, as he delivers “Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed – and What It Means for Our Future” this Earth Day.

Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
19 University Place
First Floor Lecture Hall, Room 102

In his talk, Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. Jamieson argues that our failure to prevent or even to respond significantly to climate change reflects the impoverishment of our systems of practical reason, the paralysis of our politics, and the limits of our cognitive and affective capacities.

Climate change also threatens our sense of meaning, since it is difficult to believe that our individual actions matter. Yet, as Jameson points out, there is much that we can do to slow climate change, to adapt to it and restore a sense of agency while living meaningful lives in a changing world.

This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required.
Visit the event page for more information.

April 20-22: More Earth Month events

As NYU Earth Month continues, New York University invites you to these upcoming events in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Sunday, April 20:

Hiking the Turkey and Pyramid Mountains with Earth Matters
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Celebrate spring and Earth Month with a 10-mile hike through the Turkey and Pyramid Mountains! RSVP required.

Monday, April 21:

“Asparagus: Stalking the American Life”
6:00 pm, NYU Bobst Library, Avery Room
For 30 years, Oceana County Michigan has been the Asparagus Capital of the World. Now its spear-struck residents and family farms take on the U.S. War on Drugs, Free Trade and a Fast Food Nation, all to save their beloved roots. Co-writer/producer/director Anne de Mare will attend for a Q/A after.

Tuesday, April 22:

Earth Day Street Fair
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm , LaGuardia Pl.
A day of festivities! Solar-powered music! Tasty food! Organizations from around NYU and NYC will be celebrating the 44th annual Earth Day on Laguardia Street between Kimmel and Bobst. Come join the party!

Educating for Sustainability Lecture Series
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, 19 University Place, Room 102
NYU’s Educating for Sustainability lecture series is pleased to announce a presentation by NYU’s very own Dale Jamieson on “Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed – and What It Means for Our Future”. Dale Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. The lecture series is presented by NYU’s Environmental Studies and the NYU Office of Sustainability.
RSVP Required.

For more information on these events and other upcoming Earth Month events, visit the event page.

April 18, 22, 25: Philosopher Stephen Yablo to deliver Inaugural New York Institute of Philosophy Lectures

Join philosopher Stephen Yablo as he delivers the Inaugural New York Institute of Philosophy Lectures, “Topics and Topicology”.

Friday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 22, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South, between Sullivan and MacDougal

Friday, April 25, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
NYU Department of Philosophy, Room 101
5 Washington Place at Mercer Street

Stephen Yablo, professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the inaugural New York Institute of Philosophy Lectures with a reception to follow. Yablo is a philosopher of language and mind who works on issues of truth, existence, possibility, and content. His current research is concerned with subject matter as a neglected aspect of meaning.

The lecture series, entitled “Topics and Topicology,” explores the aboutness-properties of sentences, with a view to finding work for sentential subject matter in various parts of philosophy. Topics to be discussed include some or all of partial truth, assertive content, extrapolation of concepts, confirmation, conditionals, desire attribution, and obligation.

This event is free and open to the public, which may call 212.998.9056 or email
am3565@nyu.edu for more information. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

April 18: First Run Film Festival Screening

Join a community screening of the winning films from this year's First Run Film Festival.

Friday, April 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street
An RSVP is required.

First Run showcases innovative works by students at the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. Winners are selected from more than 120 advanced projects in film, video, and animation. The community screening follows an annual week-long festival and competition. Previous winners have included Spike Lee, Ang Lee, and Nancy Savoca.