Second Annual World Science Festival Comes to NYU and NYC, June 10-14


NYU is a leading partner in the second annual World Science Festival, a celebration of scientific discovery that will take place in New York City from June 10 to June 14. The Festival will bring together dozens of Nobel laureates, esteemed artists and performers, distinguished researchers and scientists, renowned authors, and top policy makers for a range of events in venues on the NYU campus and throughout New York City.

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NYU is a leading partner in the second annual World Science Festival, a celebration of scientific discovery that will take place in New York City from June 10 to June 14. The Festival will bring together dozens of Nobel laureates, esteemed artists and performers, distinguished researchers and scientists, renowned authors, and top policy makers for a range of events in venues on the NYU campus and throughout New York City.

Through five days of discourse and debate, film and theater, exploration and discovery, the Festival seeks to shift the public’s perception of science as an esoteric and intimidating academic subject by highlighting its relevance to everyday life, revealing the insights it provides, and examining its critical role in meeting the grand challenges facing the world.

For more information, tickets, and a complete schedule of events, go to http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/

Among the events featuring NYU faculty are “Watching Wilson and Watson…Through the Eyes of Anna Deavere Smith” (June 11, 8-9:30 p.m., NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South) and “Diabesity: America’s Twin Epidemics” (June 13, 7-8:30 p.m., NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South).

Smith, a professor of performance studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts who holds an affiliated appointment at NYU’ 500

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