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Wild Bergamot (Monarda spp.) on the west side of Coles Sports Center, 181 Mercer Street
Author and Middle East media consultant Dr. Jack G. Shaheen, considered the world's foremost authority on images of Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture, has given New York University an archive that includes his papers as well as thousands of commercially made films that depict Hollywood’s evolving attitudes toward the Arab people. NYU made the acquisition as a cooperative initiative of the Tamiment Library, the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute.
Modern humans never co-existed with Homo erectus—a finding counter to previous hypotheses of human evolution—new excavations in Indonesia and dating analyses show. The research, reported in the journal PLoS One, offers new insights into the nature of human evolution, suggesting a different role for Homo erectus than had been previously thought.
In July, the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University’s Steinhardt School is offering a program of 11 evenings of jazz guitar at its newly renovated Provincetown Playhouse.
Mikhail Gromov, the Jay Gould Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, has been elected as a foreign member to the Fellowship of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, an advisory board member of NYU’s Center for Dialogues and the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations, has been elected president of the 66th session of the United Nations’ General Assembly.
A new exhibit features mixed-media works by nine emerging New York City artists July 7 through August 31 in the Puck Building (295 Lafayette St., 2nd Floor).
The 80WSE Galleries of The Steinhardt School at New York University will show the work of five Doctoral candidates from L’UFR d’arts plastiques et sciences de l’art, Paris I Sorbonne (Faculty of Fine Arts and Art Sciences, Panthéon-Sorbonne University) in an exhibition of approximately 30 works entitled Les Jours Heureux (Happy Days).
NYU’s Perry Halkitis, a professor of applied psychology and public health, is available for comment on HIV/AIDS and several related issues—mental health, drug abuse, and gay men’s health and well-being.