Showing posts with label Learning Opportunities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Learning Opportunities. Show all posts

October 7: Lecture by Artist Charles Simonds

The NYU Institute of Fine Arts and the Graduate Student Association is proud to present a lecture by artist Charles Simonds.


Tuesday, October 7, 6:30pm 
Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

Simonds has lived and worked in Manhattan since the late 1960s. After studying sculpture at the University of California, Berkeley and Rutgers University, Simonds embarked on his landmark Dwellings series in 1971, building diminutive structures of tiny clay bricks and wood in SoHo and the Lower East Side. Despite their diminutive size and brief, tenuous lifespans, Simonds's works powerfully address our relationships with the natural and built worlds.

He has had major exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world while maintaining a robust studio practice which continues to evolve and change. Inspired by mentors such as Robert Smithson and companions such as Gordon Matta-Clark, Simonds absorbed the lessons of Minimalism, Conceptualism, Earth Art, and performance while developing a fiercely independent practice that challenges the standard narrative of 1970s experimental art.


Free and open to the public
Please RSVP.
Please note that seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis.There will be a simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow.
For more information on this and upcoming lectures, visit the event page.

October 7: Distinguished Faculty Lecture with Yvonne Rainer

NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host Yvonne Rainer, a co-founding member of the Judson Dance Theater, for “Dislocations: An Abbreviated Journey Through 55 Years of Work, or, Enough Trio A.”

Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre 
1 Washington Place

A dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer, Rainer is regarded as one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years, with her work encompassing several disciplines and movements: dance, cinema, feminism, minimalism, conceptual art, and postmodernism.

Her works have been shown world wide and have also been rewarded with museum exhibitions, fellowships, and grants, most notably two Guggenheim Fellowships, two Rockefeller grants, a Wexner Prize, a MacArthur Fellowship, and retrospective exhibitions at Austria’s Kunsthaus Bregenz and Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany (2012), the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, and London’s Raven Row, London (2014).

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

October 2: Points of Contact: New Approaches to Islamic Art

The NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Institute of Fine Arts invite you to a lecture entitled Persianate Images Between Europe and China: The "Frankish Manner" in the Diez and Topkapı Albums, ca. 1350-1450.


Thursday, October 2, 6:00 PM
The Institute of Fine Arts, Lecture Hall
1 East 78th Street

This lecture is part of their series, Points of Contact.

About the series:
Over the past decades, the study of Islamic material culture has been marked by increased scholarly attention to transcultural dimensions of art, architecture and archaeology. This interest coincides with an interest in histories of mobility generated by contemporary discourses of the global. It has taken a variety of forms, from attention to the modalities and effects of circulation - the result of diplomatic exchange and gifting, long-distance trade, or looting and reuse, for example - to research on media and regions that lie on the margins of the Islamic world, or outside the traditional boundaries of the canon. Points of Contact introduces some of the exciting new scholarship generated by these developments.

This lecture is free and open to the public.
For more about this series, visit the event page.
For more about other upcoming events, visit the IFA events calendar

September 30 & October 1: Richard Lewis and Alexis De Veaux at the NYU Bookstore

Join authors Richard Lewis and Alexa De Veaux at the NYU Bookstore.

Tuesday, September 30, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway



Richard Lewis is the author of Why Hire Jennifer? How to Use Branding and Uncommon Sense to Get Your First Job, Last Job, and Every Job in Between. Why Hire Jennifer? is the intersection of personal branding and a strategic job search. It is a modern manual that arms job seekers to find their first “real” job and every job thereafter.

Wednesday, October 1, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway




Alexis De Veaux is the author of two award-winning biographies: Don’t Explain: A Song of Billie Holiday and Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde. A celebrated writer of poetry, children’s literature, plays, essays, and journalism, De Veaux is also an activist recognized for her life-long contributions to a number of women’s and literary organizations. With her new work, Yabo, Alexis has returned to her first love: writing fiction.

For more information about these events and other upcoming events, visit the 

September 30: Dissident Iraqi Poet Saadi Youssef at NYU Gallatin

NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host Iraqi poet Saadi Youssef for a reading and discussion at the Gallatin Global Writers Series.

Tuesday, September 30, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts 
1 Washington Place at Broadway

Youssef is the author of more than 50 works of poetry and prose, is widely considered one of the most influential living poets writing in Arabic and was twice exiled for political dissent. 

The series aims to highlight contemporary international authors and the diverse literary traditions and cultures from which their writing arises. 

Youssef will be introduced by Gallatin professor and poet Sinan Antoon, who has translated Youssef’s poetry into English.

The event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored with NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies.

To RSVP, please email Allyson Paty at Allyson.Paty@nyu.edu
For more information, please call 212.998.7365.

September 27: Fall Reading Series, Washington Square Launch Party

The NYU Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2014 Reading Series commences in September with events featuring acclaimed poets, PEN/Hemingway Award-winners, and other renowned authors.  All Reading Series events are held in the program’s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House.

Saturday, September 27, 7:00 pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street (btwn 5th and 6th Aves)

Washington Square
Launch Party: Anselm Berrigan, Sapphire, and Katrin Tschirgi

A reading by contributors to Washington Square, the NYU Creative Writing Program’s literary journal.
The Creative Writing Program's Fall Reading Series is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

October 26: Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse

Join acclaimed storyteller Gerald Fierst at “Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse,” a professional storytelling series featuring renowned performers and sponsored by the Educational Theater program at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. 

Sunday, October 26, 3:00 p.m.
133 MacDougal Street

The Aesthetics of Horror!

Gerald Fierst tells tales both spooky and horrific. From San Francisco in the ’60s to the edge of a mile-wide meteor crater in the black lava flow near Zuni, New Mexico, Fierst’s stories question what is real and what is unknown and he guarantees all participants will scream at least once during the performance.

Appropriate for adults and children 10 and older.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this series, call 212-998-5867 or visit the event page. 

September 26: Launch of Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements


The Institute of Public Knowledge invites you to attend the launch of Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements by Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry.

Eschewing the conventional wisdom that places the origins of the American women’s movement in the nostalgic glow of the late 1960s, Feminism Unfinished traces the beginnings of this seminal American social movement to the 1920s, in the process creating an expanded, historical narrative that dramatically rewrites a century of American women’s history. Challenging the contemporary “lean-in,” trickle-down feminist philosophy, the authors demonstrate that the post-Suffrage women’s movement focused on exploitation of women in the workplace as well as on inherent sexual rights. Showing how history books have obscured the notable activism by working-class and minority women in the past, Feminism Unfinished provides a much-needed corrective.

The authors will discuss with Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Manifesta, a founding document of "3rd-wave" feminism, Michelle Chen, journalist on labor and social issues for The Nation, Dissent, Culture Strike, and Nancy Hewitt, Professor of History and Women's Studies, Rutgers University

Friday, September 26, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor 

This event is free and open to the public
Please RSVP

September 26: Mervyn Morris on Louise Bennett

NYU's Institute of African American Affairs will host Mervyn Morris, Jamaica’s poet laureate, for a talk on Louise Bennett, the mother of Jamaican language poetry, followed by discussion chaired by Linton Kwesi Johnson.


Friday, September 26, 6:00 pm
NYU School of Law, D’Agostino Hall, Room: Lipton Hall 
108 West Third Street

For more information please call 212-998-4222 or visit the event page 
Free and open to the public.

September 26: Public lecture with Stephen Kotkin

NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia will host Princeton’s Stephen Kotkin for a public lecture, “Stalin: Geopolitics, Ideas, Power,” as part of their annual Distinguished Lecture Series which addresses key problems of Russia's past, present, and future.

Friday, September 26, 3:00 pm - 5:00 p.m. 
Jurow Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science 
100 Washington Square East

Kotkin, the John P. Birkelund ’52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University and vice dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, will draw from his forthcoming Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 (Penguin, Nov.), the first installment in a three-volume history of Stalin and his times. Using military intelligence and secret police materials, the volume offers new insights into Stalin’s paranoid mentality and explains how chaos from revolution and civil war became a permanent feature of Soviet administration. The work also portrays Stalin’s trip to Siberia in 1928 in a new light, capturing the moment when he decided to remake Eurasia, and places the decision for collectivization more deeply than ever in the tragic history of imperial Russia.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.
For more information, call 212.992.6575 or visit the event page.

September 26: Slavoj Žižek on "The Hegelian Wound"

New York University will host cultural critic Slavoj Žižek, a senior researcher at the University of Ljubljana, for a public lecture, “The Hegelian Wound,”

Friday, September 26, 4:30 p.m.
Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St.


For Hegel, Žižek posits, the spirit is the wound of nature- it derails every natural balance, but it is at the time spirit itself that heals its own wound. In his lecture, Žižek will expand upon this Hegelian perspective to consider its philosophical, theological, and political implications: Why is the Fall a happy occurrence? How does permissiveness turn into oppression? Why does only the most brutal capitalist alienation open up the possibility for freedom?


The event is free and open to the public.
An RSVP is required by e-mailing deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu.
Space is limited. For more information, please call 212.998.8660

September 25-27: Symposium: "New South Asian Documentary: On and Off Screen"

The Center for Media, Culture and History and The Center for Religion and Media present a 3-day symposium bringing together scholars, filmmakers, and programmers to engage in conversations about the current trends, concerns, and challenges in non-fiction media making practice in and about South Asia.

 New South Asian Documentary: On and Off Screen



Thursday, September  25 - Saturday, September 27
NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, 6th Floor 

For specific event times and more details please visit the event page.

This event is free and open to the public.
Seating is limited and on a first come, first-served basis.
Persons with a disability are requested to call the Center for Media, Culture, and History in advance at (212) 998-3759

September 26: Fall Reading Series, Alumni Reading

The NYU Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2014 Reading Series commences in September with events featuring acclaimed poets, PEN/Hemingway Award-winners, and other renowned authors.  All Reading Series events are held in the program’s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House.


Friday, September 26, 5:00 pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street (btwn 5th and 6th Aves)

NYU Creative Writing Program Alumni Reading: Michael Broder, Alden Jones, R. A. Villanueva, and Marjory Wentworth

The Creative Writing Program's Fall Reading Series is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

September 23: An Evening of Poetry with Linton Kwesi Johnson

NYU's Institute of African American Affairs is proud to present an evening of poetry with Linton Kwesi Johnson. The reading will be followed by discussion chaired by British Caribbean novelist and essayist, Caryl Phillips, Professor of English at Yale University.


Tuesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.
NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium 
60 Washington Square South, 4th floor

For more information or to RSVP please call 212-998-4222, or visit the event page.
Free and open to the public.

September 23: Lecture, "The Pope's Uneasy Conscience"

New York University’s Center for the Study of Transformative Lives will host historian James Carroll, author of Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews, for a public lecture, "The Pope’s Uneasy Conscience: Why Bergoglio Matters".

Tuesday, September 23, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor (between 5th and 6th Streets)

“Pope Francis has impressed the world with his modest demeanor and evident concern for impoverished peoples,” says Carroll. “But his steady rejection of the self-exoneration that marks not only prelates but most power figures suggests a deeper shift—not just for religion, but for a world politics centered on predatory capitalism. The Catholic Church, facing its failures, may prove to be the center of a much needed and quite broad moral reckoning. Is it possible? Can he do it? He’s the pope!”

Carroll is the author of 11 novels and seven works of non-fiction, including An American Requiem, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; Constantine's Sword, now an acclaimed documentary; House of War, which captured the first PEN-Galbraith Award; and Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World, which was named a 2011 Best Book by Publishers Weekly.

The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required at www.transformativelives.org, by emailing transformative.lives@nyu.edu, or by calling 212.998.4291.

September 21: Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse

Acclaimed storytellers Regina Ress and Laura Simms will headline this fall at “Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse,” a professional storytelling series featuring renowned performers and sponsored by the Educational Theater program at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.


Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3 p.m.
Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street

Magic in the World
Simms and Ress combine true-life tales of renewal and ancestors with ancient myths and a zany Romanian fairytale as told by Simms’s grandmother, finding inspiration and beauty in nature and living language carried in the remarkable tales.
Appropriate for adults and children 9 and older.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212-998-5867 or visit the event page.


September 19: Poet and Reggae Artist Linton Kwesi Johnson at NYU

NYU’s Institute of African American Affairs will host poet and reggae artist Linton Kwesi Johnson for a series of events this fall that will showcase his African Caribbean cultural expressions in poetry and music. Join us for his main lecture "African Consciousness in Reggae Music."

Friday, September 19, 7:30 PM
NYU Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion 
60 Washington Square South, Floor 10

Johnson's lecture surrounds how growing up in London, reggae music provided him with not only a sense of identity but also a career as a successful recording artist and performer.

Johnson, a Jamaican-born British national, will be the artist-in-residence at the Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) for the fall semester. He has written numerous books of poetry, including the highly acclaimed “Voices of the Living and the Dead,” “Dread, Beat An’ Blood,” and “Inglan Is A Bitch.” In 2002, Johnson became the first black poet and the second living poet to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. He also released several albums, including “Dread Beat An’ Blood,” “Forces of Victory,” “Bass Culture,” and “Making History.”

This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP at 212.998.4222. 
For more information bout this event and other events coming up in the series, visit the event page.

September 19: Fall Reading Series, Rona Jaffe Foundation

The NYU Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2014 Reading Series commences in September with events featuring acclaimed poets, PEN/Hemingway Award-winners, and other renowned authors.  All Reading Series events are held in the program’s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House.

Friday, September 19, 7:00 pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street (btwn 5th and 6th Aves)

Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards Reading

The Rona Jaffe Foundation provides support to women writers in the early stages of their careers.

The Creative Writing Program's Fall Reading Series is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

September 18: Media Journalism Panel

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will host the panel discussion: “What in the World are Buzzfeed, Mashable, and VICE News up to as They Expand Their International Coverage?”

Thursday, September 18, 6:30 pm
Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor (between 5th and 6th Streets)

The event will feature editors from all three outlets: Louise Roug, Mashable’s global news editor; Miriam Elder, Buzzfeed’s foreign editor, and Jason Mojica, VICE News’ editor-in-chief. Amy O’Leary, a member of the New York Times’ innovation report team, will moderate the session.

The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required at https://whatintheworld.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 212.998.8044.

September 18: Fall Reading Series, Poetry Reading

The NYU Creative Writing Program’s Fall 2014 Reading Series commences in September with events featuring acclaimed poets, PEN/Hemingway Award-winners, and other renowned authors.  All Reading Series events are held in the program’s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House.

Thursday, September 18, 7:00 pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street (btwn 5th and 6th Aves)

Cave Canem Poetry Reading: Bettina Judd and Wendy Walters, with Special Guest Adrian Matejka

Bettina Judd’s collection Patient won the Black Lawrence Press Hudson Book Prize and will be released in the fall of 2014. Wendy S. Walters’ newest title is Troy, Michigan. Adrian Matejka’s most recent book, The Big Smoke, was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.

The Creative Writing Program's Fall Reading Series is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.