March 7: The Politics of the Popular in Latin America

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies hosts a conference to examine how the Politics of the Popular in Latin America translates globally and to such issues as Occupy, Middle East uprisings, and the recent unrest in Venezuela.

Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:00 am
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Auditorium
53 Washington Square South

The NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia University present their joint conference: The Politics of the Popular in Latin America. This one-day event offers a multidisciplinary approach to the question of the politics of the popular.

The ‘popular’ and ‘populism’ are central threads in Latin American history and have returned to prominence in the last decade and a half. Although the phenomenon appears to have spread across the entire region, it has been most visible since the 1999 election of Hugo Chávez, and he, more than anyone or thing else, has been central to discussions of the popular and populism. His death in 2013 encourages scholarly reflection on more than simply his government, biography, or policies, but on the idea of the popular within Latin America, the political modalities that it has taken, and how scholars have struggled to make sense of these.

The event is free and open to the public.

March 7-29: Creative Writing Reading Series Continues

The New York University Creative Writing Program's Spring 2014 Reading Series continues with events featuring Sharon Olds, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jonathan Safran Foer as well as other readings throughout the month of March.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Aves

Thursday, March 6, 7:00 pm
Poetry Reading by Pulitzer Prize winner and T.S. Eliot Prize winner Sharon Olds and author Bianca Stone

Friday, March 7, 2:00 pm
The Best Canadian Poetry 2013: Leanne Averbach, Ross Belot, Anne Carson, Louise Carson, Ben Ladouceur, Dale Matthews, Robin Richardson, Ruth Roach Pierson, Moez Surani, Hosted by Molly Peacock

Friday, March 7, 5:00 pm
NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading: Iris Dunkle, Lizzie Harris, Ben Schrank, Holly Thompson, Brian Trimboli, and Monica Wendel

Friday, March 7, 7:00 pm
NYU Emerging Writers Series: Ben Marcus
Ben Marcus’s story collection “Leaving the Sea” is new this year from Knopf. The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program. Readings are held at the KGB Bar (85 East 4th Street) and feature established writers as special guests.

Thursday, March 13, 7:00 pm
Fiction Reading by Joyce Carol Oates, who will be introduced by Jonathan Safran Foer
Joyce Carol Oates has published over seventy books, most recently the novel “The Accursed”. Oates is the Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Friday, March 14, 5:00 pm
Cave Canem Poetry Reading by Douglas Kearney and Ruth Ellen Kocher

Thursday, March 27, 7:00 pm
Poetry Reading by Laura Cronk, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Christina Pugh, and Rachel Zucker

Friday, March 28, 5:00 pm
A panel discussion with Adelle Waldman (“The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.”) and her agent, Elyse Cheney (Cheney Literary Associates); and Fiona Maazel (“Woke Up Lonely”) and her editor, Fiona McCrae (Graywolf Press). Co-sponsored with the Women’s National Book Association, this event is moderated by WNBA board member Harriet Shenkman.

Saturday, March 29, 7:00 pm
Washington Square Launch Party: Joe Meno, Carl Phillips, and Simone White
Featuring readings by contributors to the new issue of Washington Square, the national literary journal produced by graduate students in the NYU Creative Writing Program.

All Reading Series events are free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information concerning the series, call 212-998-8816.

March 7: NYU's Annual Darwin Lecture

New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology and the Department of Biology present the Annual Darwin Lecture, this year focusing on the Genetics of Behavior.

Friday, March 7, 4:00 pm
NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology Auditorium
12 Waverly Place, between Greene and Mercer

Hopi Hoekstra, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University, will deliver the lecture, “From Darwin to DNA: Digging for Genes that Affect Behavior.”

At Harvard, Hoekstra (a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator with a doctorate in zoology and bachelor's degree in integrative biology) is a professor of Zoology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology as well as the curator of mammals at the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, email, call 212.998.8209, or visit the event page.

March 6: Film Screening and Director Discussion

The NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs invites you to a screening of Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta's Gay Mecca.
Thursday, March 6, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 808
60 Washington Square South

This film tells the story of how filmmaker Red Summer brought five women together who sought to establish a community, where there was none, for Black Muslim Lesbians in Atlanta. Atlanta is considered the Black Gay Mecca of the United States. This is a contradiction of terms for most. However, within the Gay community of Atlanta, there is an even smaller community of women who identify as both Lesbian and Muslim. Come meet the director and hear her story!

This event is co-sponsored by the NYU LGBTQ Student Center and the Women Herstory Month Planning Committee.

This event is free and open to the public. Valid photo ID is required.
For more information, visit the event page.

March 6,13, 20 & 27: Child Study Center No-Fee Workshop Series

The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is pleased to announce the kickoff of their 2013-2014 CSC Educational Workshop Series.
The CSC hosts weekly workshops on various topics related to raising healthy kids, managing behavior, and emotion health and illness. The workshops are led by their expert clinical faculty who will provide insights, tips and advice on working with children and adolescents.

All workshops are at 6:30 pm
Child Study Center
One Park Avenue, 7th Floor

Upcoming March Workshops:

Thursday, March 6: Navigating the Toddler Years: Tips for Parents
Parents of children ages 1–3 know first hand the challenges and joys that come with parenting this age group.Toddlers are becoming more independent daily—in their ideas and pursuits—yet their bodies and emotions don’t always keep pace. This workshop will help parents of toddlers understand some of the developmental tasks of this period, as well as how to navigate some of the challenges. We will also focus on strategies for maximizing your sense of joy and delight during this unparalleled phase of development.

Thursday, March 13: The Role of Neuropsychology Assessment in the Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD: Careful Considerations
Many children and teens with ADHD also have learning difficulties and other complications. This workshop explains what a neuropsychological assessment is, how it can help to better understand your child and determine when it should be used in treatment and school planning.

Thursday, March 20: Identifying and successfully Treating Anxiety: What You Need to Know
Does your child struggle with anxiety, worries or fears? In this workshop, you will learn how to distinguish normal anxiety from excessive anxiety, navigate the evaluation process and select treatments that are supported by current research. You will also learn about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the leading treatment for child anxiety, and walk away with concrete steps to help your anxious child today.

Thursday, March 27: Getting to Dialogue: How to Turn Conflict into Closeness in Family and Couples Relationships
Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but contrary to common opinion, it is also a necessary pathway to greater emotional connection. This workshop will provide methods for transforming destructive arguments into constructive dialogue. The skills and concepts taught will apply to couples as well as parent‐child relationships, but can be generalized to any meaningful relationship.

All workshops are free and open to the public. Please register online
Visit this page for more information about this event and the presenters.

March 5 & 6: NYU Bookstore Events

The NYU Bookstore is pleased to invite you to their upcoming events featuring authors Anne Thompson and Dr. Adina Kalet.
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

Wednesday, March 5, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anne Thompson author of The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System

Thompson has covered the Hollywood beat for more than 25 years, writing for various publications, including Indiewire’s daily blog “Thompson on Hollywood”.

Thursday, March 6, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dr. Adina Kalet co-author of Remediation in Medical Education: A Mid-Course Correction

Kalet is a Professor of Medicine and Surgery at New York University. She has directed the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency, Medical Education for the Division of Primary Care, the Macy Initiative in Health Communication, and the Dean's Task Force on Clinical Assessment, all at NYU.

This event is free and open to the public.
For additional event information visit the NYU Bookstore Event Calendar.

March 5: Physicist Fabiola Gianotti Gives Science on the Square Lecture

Physicist Fabiola Gianotti, leader of one of the two teams to detect the Higgs boson particle, will deliver “The Higgs Boson and Our Life” as part of NYU's "Science on the Square".
Wednesday, March 5, 3:30 pm
NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology Auditorium
12 Waverly Place, between Greene and Mercer

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

In 2012, two teams of physicists—ATLAS, headed by Gianotti, and CMS—announced the discovery of a new particle that they concluded was the Higgs boson, a sub-atomic particle that is a building block of the universe. The event marked the end of nearly 50-year search for a particle that had been theorized by François Englert and Peter Higgs, who were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition of their work. Gianotti’s lecture describes the unprecedented instruments and challenges that have allowed such an accomplishment, the physics meaning and relevance of this discovery, and the implications for our day-by-day life.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.3800.

March 4: Gandhi, King, Kennedy, and Civil Rights featuring Harris Wofford

NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host "Gandhi, King, Kennedy, and Civil Rights: A Conversation with Harris Wofford and Anthony Marx".

Tuesday, March 4, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Jerry H. Labowitz Theater for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place at Broadway

Join Gallatin for unforgettable discussion as Harris Wofford, a former US Senator, advisor to President Kennedy, and recent recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, relives his experiences of the civil rights movement and brings a unique perspective on historic figures including Martin Luther King Jr., President Kennedy, Rosa Parks and others who played important roles in the movement. Wofford began his public-service career as an attorney for the United States Commission on Civil Rights during the Eisenhower Administration and was one of the founders of the Peace Corps, serving as director of the Peace Corps in Africa in the early 1960s. He will be joined by friend and colleague, Tony Marx, president and CEO of the New York Public Library.

The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required. For more information, call 212.992.7762.

March 4: MIT's Graybiel on "The Heartland of Neuroeconomics"

NYU's Center for Neuroeconomics hosts the Annual Dean for Science Lecture with guest speaker Ann Graybiel, Institute Professor at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, who will deliver “The Basal Ganglia: Heartland of Neuroeconomics”.

Tuesday, March 4, 4:00 pm
NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion
60 Washington Square South at LaGuardia Place, 10th floor

Graybiel, recipient of the 2001 National Medal of Science, will address the topics of habit formation and value-based decision-making—central issues in the field of neuroeconomics, an emerging academic discipline that has shed light on the motivations behind decision making. Graybiel will present new experimental findings that show how the brain directs the transition from intentional to semi-automatic behavior.

The event is free and open to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. For more information, call 212.998.3904 or email

March 3,4, and 6: Angela Davis at NYU

NYU invites you to join social justice activist Angela Davis, a week-long scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs, for three events.

March 3 & 4, 7:00 pm
NYU Kimmel, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor

Monday, March 3
Film Screening of “Bamako” and Discussion between Angela Davis and Danny Glover.

Written and directed by Abderrahmane Sissako and co-executive produced by Danny Glover, “Bamako,” a critically acclaimed political drama, offers a unique look into contemporary Africa. 

Tuesday, March 4
Angela Davis Lecture, “Feminism, Abolition, and Radical Reconstruction in the 21st Century.”

Thursday, March 6, 7:00 pm
NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, Grand Hall
238 Thompson Street, 5th Floor
Film Screening of “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners” and Discussion between Angela Davis and Shola Lynch.

Writer/director Shola Lynch follows up her 2004 documentary with her second feature documentary, “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners”. The film is a first-hand account of the events that thrust Davis into the national spotlight. “Free Angela” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator has emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. The author of nine books, Davis’ teaching career has taken her to various colleges across America. Mostly recently, she spent 15 years at the University of California Santa Cruz, where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and of Feminist Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.
For more information, call 212.998.2130 or visit the event page.

March 3: Author Reading and Q&A

The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs is happy to promote the following free and public event from one of our neighbors:  

Visit the events calendar on the Bluestockings Books website for more information about this event and other upcoming events.

March 3: Economist Easterly

NYU invites you to join Economist Easterly as he delivers "The Tyranny of Experts" and Rights of the Poor, a lecture on economic development.

Monday, March 3, 6:30 PM
Cooper Union's Great Hall
7 East 7th Street

The lecture coincides with the publication of Easterly’s The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, which posits that the conventional approach to economic development is based on a “technocratic illusion”—the belief that poverty is a “purely technical problem amenable to such technical solutions as fertilizers, antibiotics, or nutritional supplements.” Easterly, co-director of NYU’s Development Research Institute, contends that this approach misses “the real cause of poverty: the unchecked power of the state against poor people without rights.”

Easterly will be introduced by Paul Romer, a professor of economics at NYU’s Stern School of Business and director of its Urbanization Project.

This event is free and open to the public. Register here.
For more information on this event, call 212.992.7485, email, or visit the event page.

March 1 - May 10: Steinhardt Percussion Studies Spring Series

NYU Steinhardt Percussion Studies Program brings you the annual Spring Events Percussion Series.

The spring series kicks off this March with a variety of public performances. Encompassing music from Africa, the West Indies and NYU’s own Contemporary Music and Percussion Ensembles, the series includes the world premiere of Bobby Previte’s Terminals, performed by the NYU Percussion Ensemble, with special guests So Percussion and Bobby Previte. All performances are free and open to the public.

Frederick Loewe Theater
35 West 4th Street, between Greene Street and Washington Square East

Saturday, March 1, 8:00 pm
NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble, Pulsing and Shaking Festival
Featuring performances of Glass' Music in Similar Motion and Muhly's Motion; Jonathan Haas, Director/Conductor.

Monday, April 21, 7:30 pm
NYU Marimba Ensemble
Featuring: Reich's Six Marimbas, Wood's Village Burial with Fire, Miki's Marimba Spiritual, and many more; Simon Boyar, Director/Conductor

Monday, April 28, 7:30 pm
NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble
Jonathan Haas, Director/Conductor
Featuring the world premiere of new works by NYU graduate composers, in collaboration with the Program in Music Composition; Julia Wolfe and Tae Hong Park, Directors.

Thursday, May 1, 7:30 pm
NYU African Gyil and Percussion Ensemble
Featuring the traditional music of the Lobi Dagara people of West Africa; Valerie Naranjo, Director

Saturday, May 3, 7:30 pm
NYU Steel
Featuring the steel band music of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as contemporary works for steel pan, with special guest Kyle Dunleavy; Josh Quillen, Director

Monday, May 5, 7:30 pm
NYU Percussion Ensemble
Featuring the world premiere of Bobby Previte's evening length work, Terminals, with special guests So Percussion and Bobby Previte; Jonathan Haas, Director/Conductor

Saturday, May 10, 7:30 pm
NYU Composers Meet NYU Percussionists
Sean Statser, Director
Featuring the world premiere of seven new works for solo percussion, written by NYU composers in collaboration with the Program in Music Composition; Julia Wolfe and Tae Hong Park, Directors

February 28: Curating Digital Culture: Selection in an Age of Search

The Institute for Public Knowledge and Public Books invite you to join them for a discussion with Maria Popova, Clay Shirky, Sharon Marcus and Caitlin Zaloom on how we choose what's worth our attention in an age of limitless choice.

Friday, February 28, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

Maria Popova, the editor of Brain Pickings, refers to her selection of online material as “curating interestingness,” and says that her site is “bringing you things you didn’t know you were interested in — until you are.” Our panelists are among the most interesting curators of contemporary culture, and our discussion will explore how and why they do their work.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP if you plan to attend.
For more information about the event and the panelists, visit the event page.

February 28: Canvas to Couture, Gallatin Fashion Show

New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study brings you Canvas to Couture: A Fashion Show.

Friday, February 28, 7:00-10:00 pm
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place

This year, the 4th Annual Gallatin Fashion Show will be exploring the connections between Fashion and Art.  The designers have created some amazing wearable art.  Past fashion shows include the hugely popular Gallatin Eco-uture Fashion Show, SexPosed, and MusiCouture.

The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP.  For more information about this and other Gallatin events, please visit the Gallatin website.

February 27: Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts invites you to What's in a Name: Signatures on Classical Gems, Ancient and Modern, a seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture.

Thursday, February 27, 6:00 PM
The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

The Seminar invites scholars to share their current research with the research community on Ancient Art and Archaeology at the Institute of Fine Arts and in the metropolitan area, and to meet and talk with IFA graduate students.

The study of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture is at a critical stage in its development. In recent years, this field has been characterized by an ever-increasing range of approaches, under the influence of various disciplines such as Sociology, Semiotics, Gender Theory, Anthropology, Reception Theory, and Hermeneutics. The scope of this Seminar is to explore key aspects of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture, and to assess the current state of the discipline by reviewing and subjecting its current larger theoretical implications, methodologies, and directions of research to critical scrutiny.

This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required.

For more information, visit the event page.

February 26: EXIT ZERO Sneak Preview

The NYU Center for Media, Culture, and History invites you to a sneak preview screening and discussion of the documentary Exit Zero.

Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, 6th Floor

This documentary explores the lasting social and environmental impacts of “deindustrialization” and its critical role in expanding class inequalities in the U.S. Post-screening discussion with director CHRIS BOEBEL and producer CHRISTINE WALLEY (MIT Anthropology).
This event is free and open to the public. Visit the event page for more information.

February 26: Chemist Seeman on DNA as LEGO

New York University chemist Nadrian Seeman will deliver “DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life,” at NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology Auditorium. 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.

Wednesday, February 26, 4:30 pm - 5:50 pm
Center for Genomics and Systems Biology Auditorium
12 Waverly Place

His lecture will focus on research in the field of structural DNA nanotechnology, which Seeman founded more than three decades ago and is now pursued by laboratories across the globe.  His creations allow him to arrange nanoscale components and form specific molecules with precision—similar to the way a robotic automobile factory can be told what kind of car to make.

In recognition of these breakthroughs, Seeman was a recipient of the 2010 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience.

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

February 21: Pre-Screening of "Bottled Up"

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts will host a special advance screening of Bottled Up, written and directed by Tisch faculty member Enid Zentelis. Starring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, Bottled Up premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and will be released in theaters and VOD on February 28.

Friday, February 21, 7:00 pm
NYU Tisch
721 Broadway, room 006

Bottled Up tells the story of a Faye, portrayed by Leo, a single mother whose daughter Sylvie has become addicted to pain killers following a car accident. When earnest environmentalist Beckett moves to town, Faye quickly befriends him, hoping that he will be the solution to Sylvie’s problems. As Beckett finds himself further intertwined in their lives, he inadvertently helps Faye realize the depth of her family’s problem. Before too long Faye’s hand is forced, and she must decide whether to protect her daughter or find the happiness that she has long denied herself.

In addition to teaching screenwriting and directing at NYU Tisch, Zentelis has had an active career as a filmmaker and has been nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

The screening of Bottled Up is free and open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. in room 006, located at 721 Broadway. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

February 20: Infrastructures of Integration

The NYU Institute of Public Knowledge invites you to join a discussion with Ricky Burdett on how global cities are transforming their social landscapes by design.

Thursday, February 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IPK Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

From London to Rio de Janiero, new regeneration, transport and reclamation projects are changing the spatial DNA of urban environments with long-term consequences for citizens and the environment. The illustrated lecture draws on recent research by the London School of Economics Urban Age program.

Ricky Burdett is a professor of Urban Studies and Director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age at the London School of Economics. He was Chief Advisor to the London 2012 Olympics and is a Global Distinguished Professor at NYU, He is a co-editor of Living in the Endless City and a regular contributor to journals, books, and media programs on contemporary architecture and urbanism.

RSVP if you plan to attend.

February 19: NYU Discussion, "You Are What You Eat"

New York University invites you to, "You Are What You Eat," Philosophically Speaking, a conversation between Graham Harman and Robert Valgenti

Wednesday, February 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
411 Lafayette St., 5th Floor

For generations, we’ve heard “You are what you eat.” From a nutrition standpoint, the phrase’s meaning is clear—but what about when we trace it back to its philosophical origins?

Robert Valgenti and Graham Harman are both going to reflect on Feuerbach’s famous quote (and Savarin’s version of it) from their individual philosophical perspectives: Graham from object oriented ontology and Valgenti from philosophical hermeneutics. The goal is to present two possible ways of understanding the “being” or existence of those who eat, of food, and of the relations between the two.

Harman, Distinguished University Professor at the American University in Cairo, is the co-founder of an emerging European philosophical movement: Speculative Realism. He is the author of Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects (2002), The Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics (2009), Towards Speculative Realism (2010), andBells and Whistles: More Speculative Realism (2013), among other works.

Valgenti is an associate professor of philosophy at Lebanon Valley College and director of the College Colloquium. His research interests include 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, hermeneutics, contemporary Italian philosophy, and the philosophy of food.

This event is free and open to the public.
To RSVP , email Keith Olsen at or call 212.998.5699

February 19: Keynote Event (Up to Us: NYU)

NYU Net Impact and Stern Political Economy Exchange would like to welcome the public to join Representative of U.S. Congress Congressman Jerry Nadler (D), NYU Political Science Professor Larry Mead, and Up to Us: NYU for the Keynote Event of the campaign to help reduce the federal debt.
Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
NYU Stern "Tisch" Building
40 West 4th Street, Room T201 2nd Floor

Rep. Nadler and Professor Mead will deliver two distinctive keynote speeches about the federal debt - its importance and remedying it. There will be a town-hall styled Q&A session, where attendees will be able to interact with the Congressman and the Professor after the speeches. Those attending the event are welcome to the free food and drinks provided. Additionally, attendees will be automatically entered in numerous giveaways including 2 Gov Ball Music Festival Tickets.

No RSVP necessary. Doors open at 6:35 pm and the event will promptly begin at 7:00 pm.

February 18: Book Launch

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join them for a discussion with danah boyd and Dalton Conley on boyd's new book It's Complicated: the social lives of networked teens.

Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media.

She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’ ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. This conversation will be moderated by Eric Klinenberg.

The official release date of It's Complicated is February 25, but books will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information about the author and the event, visit the event page.

February 18: A Conversation of Contemporary Dance in China

New York University invites you to Building a Movement: A Conversation on Contemporary Dance in China.

February 18, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tisch School of the Arts, Dean's Conference Room
721 Broadway, 12th Floor

Contemporary and traditional Chinese dance artists and scholars will engage in a conversation about contemporary dance in China, its history and evolution, its relationship to traditional Chinese dance, and its current role in Chinese society.

Panelists include:
Patricia Beaman, Professor of Dance History, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU (moderator)
Alison M. Friedman, Founder & Creative Director, Ping Pong Productions
Kate Jewett, Rehearsal Director, Shen Wei Dance Arts
Aly Rose, Founder, ONE Management Group, LLC
Xiaoxiao Wang, Dance MFA Candidate, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU
Stephen Xue, Company Manager, Shen Wei Dance Arts
Tao Ye, Artistic Director, Choreographer & Founder, TAO Dance Theater
Hou Ying, Choreographer/ Artistic Director, Hou Ying Dance Theater

Space is limited. RSVP HERE.

February 13: Warren Lehrer at the NYU Bookstore

This event has been rescheduled for April 17th.

February 11 - 27: NYU Bookstore Events

The New York University Bookstore will feature a casting director’s confessions (Feb. 11), poetry readings (Feb. 12), the secrets to hot startups (Feb. 25), and more at the Bookstore’s 726 Broadway location.

February 11 - 27, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway between Astor Place and Washington Place

Tuesday, February 11
Jen Rudin, award winning casting director of both Broadway and Disney movies, discusses her new book “Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role With Secrets From Inside the Audition Room".

Wednesday, February 12
Cynthia Lowen, author of "The Cloud That Contained the Lightning", and Kamilah Aisha Moon, author of "She Has a Name", host a poetry reading.

Thursday, February 13
Warren Lehrer discusses “A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Blue Mobley” which celebrates the mysteries and contradictions of the creative process, and grapples with the future of the book as a medium and the lines that separate truth, myth, and fiction.

Tuesday, February 18
NYU EBM Self-Publishing Presents Jean Lloyd, author of “Producing Brilliant Children”, which explores how to effectively teach reading and writing.

Wednesday, February 19
The event is hosted by Daniel Nester, with readings from "The Incredible Sestina Anthology" by Paul Muldoon, Scott Edward Anderson, Patricia Carlin, Victor D. Infante, Jason Schneiderman, Carley Moore, and special guests.

Monday, February 24
Paul Rome, author of “We All Sleep in the Same Room” and Adelle Waldman, author of “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P" read and discuss their respective debut novels.

Tuesday, February 25
Joel Gurin, who severed as a chair of the White House Task Force on Smart Disclosure, discusses his new book “Open Data Now: The Secret to Hot Startups, Smart Investing, Savvy Marketing, and Fast Innovation”.

Thursday, February 27
Susan Ostrov Weisser discusses and reads from her novel “The Glass Slipper: Women and Love Stories”, which is about the persistence of a familiar Anglo-American love story into the digital age.

All bookstore events are free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, as space is limited.

February 8: "The Big Red Chair Family Series" Performance

NYU Skirball is proud to partner with Kidrockers to present a series of rock shows for families, part of the Big Red Chair performance series.

Saturday, February 8, 11:30 am
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square)

A limited number of free tickets are available for this Saturday's inaugural show, featuring Caveman, a rising NYC indie band, along with the recently formed pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band, the Pizza Underground (Macaulay Culkin + friends).  The show will be hosted by comedians Seth Herzog (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and Craig Baldo (Last Comic Standing).  The concert is intended for children aged 3-13, and adults must be accompanied by a child.

Reserve online before 5:00 pm Friday, February 7.  Tickets will be available at will-call starting at 10:00 am on the day of the performance, Saturday, February 8.  Seats are limited and reservations are required.

The show begins at 11:30, but families are invited to arrive as early as 10:30 am for an educational activity in the lobby.

February 6: Women and Orthodox Filmmaking

New York University's Center for Religion and Media invites you to Kosher Cinema: Women and Orthodox Filmmaking.

Thursday, February 6, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NYU Arthur L. Carte Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor Commons

Screening of the documentary, The Dreamers (58 min, 2011, Dir: Efrat Shalom Danon), which explores Orthodox Israeli women filmmakers. Living in a closed religious society, they struggle to balance commitments to community and individual creativity.

Post-screening discussion: AYALA FADER(Fordham), RACHEL CHANOFF (Sundance Institute, New York Jewish Film Festival), and ROSE WALDMAN (Columbia).

Moderator: FAYE GINSBURG (Center for Media, Culture and History)

This event is free and open to the public.
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