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NYU Steinhardt’s 80WSE Galleries has announced its fall exhibition will be a group show guest curated by Valerie Hammond and Kiki Smith focusing on paper as a material. Entitled Papertails and featuring works by 14 artists, the exhibition includes examples that range from printmaking and collage to photography, painting, and sculpture. It will open Sept. 14 for a special viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view during regular gallery hours through Nov. 5, 2011.
Sweet Smell of Success, presented by NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance, will have performances September 29 - October 3, 2011. The show features book by Tony Award winner John Guare, music by Tony, Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize winner Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by three time Tony Award nominee Craig Carnelia. John Simpkins directs.
NYU's Institute for Education and Social Policy has received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research teacher preparation in earth science. It is part of a $2.8 million grant awarded to the American Museum of Natural History.
New York University will host “Film, Faith, and the Future,” a film screening and panel discussion weighing the impact of the 9/11 attacks a decade later, on Saturday, September 10, 7-9 p.m. at NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. (at University Place).
Glucksman Ireland House at New York University will host bestselling novelists, emerging talents, and critical thinkers for a day-long exploration of the new wave of Irish crime fiction—its roots, its American connections, and its unique power to draw attention to issues of social change and unrest—on Saturday, September 24, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The NYU Bookstore will host events in September featuring author and journalist Pete Hamill, Heather Hendershot, who penned What’s Fair on the Air? Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting, Fundamentalism, and the Public Interest, and a free writing course by comic novelist Marc Acito.
Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, presently a senior vice provost at New York University, has been appointed to new positions at NYU: senior vice provost of science/technology for the Global Network University and provost of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). He will assume these new positions on Oct. 1, 2011. As provost, he will succeed Dianne Rekow, the current provost of NYU-Poly, who accepted an appointment as dean of the Dental Institute at King’s College London beginning Jan. 1, 2012.