Latest Stories in September

New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host a series of talks on art and photography in Latin America and the United States beginning October 1. All events, which are free and open to the public, take place at the Center (53 Washington Square South, between Thompson and Sullivan Streets) and begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 212.998.3650 or visit
New York University s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host Motown artist development pioneer Maxine Powell, in conversation with Gallatin Professor Michael Dinwiddie, on Friday, October 9, 7-9 p.m., at NYU s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (715 Broadway at Washington Place/entrance on 1 Washington Place).
A new, four-part Webinar series for nurses on improving the geriatric care environment in hospitals will be presented during fall 2009 by the NICHE program (Nurses Improving Care for Health-System Elders), based at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU College of Nursing. The monthly sessions take place from October to January, with the first one to be held on October 7, 2009.
As the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, New York University’s Deutsches Haus will host a fall film series, “WENDE FLICKS: Last Films from East Germany,” comprised of four documentaries portraying life in the German Democratic Republic. NYU’s Deutsches Haus is located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place).
Historian Benny Morris will deliver a two-part lecture, “One State/Two States and Resolution of the Israel-Palestine Conflict,” on Monday, October 5 and Monday October 12, with both sessions beginning at 6 p.m. and held at New York University’s Jurow Lecture Hall in Silver Center (100 Washington Square East at Washington Place).
Philosopher Jürgen Habermas and Princeton University Professor Cornel West will participate in a discussion, Rethinking Secularism: The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere, on Thursday, October 22, 3:00-7:30 p.m., at Cooper Union s Great Hall (7 East 7th Street at Bowery)
Scientists have long known that genetic variation contributes to differences in aging among individuals, populations, and species. Less clear are the specific genes that drive the aging process. New York University Biologist Matthew Rockman aims to uncover these genes under a $400,000 New Scholar award from the Ellison Medical Foundation.
The New York University Creative Writing Program s Fall 2009 Reading Series continues in October with a number of special poetry and fiction readings and salons. Events are held in the program s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House at 58 W. 10th Street, unless otherwise noted. The series is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit
Digital Broadcast from the UK s National Theatre in London, Oct. 9; Directed by Marianne Elliott with a cast led by Oliver Ford Davies and Clare Higgins
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