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Latest Stories in February

Mark and Debra Leslie give major gift to encourage and support entrepreneurship across NYU
Over 200 people attended Glucksman Ireland House NYU’s annual gala Feb. 25 to honor acclaimed writer Pete Hamill and award-winning restaurateur Michael “Buzzy” O’Keeffe at the Kimmel Center for University Life. Author Peter Quinn was a lively and witty Master of Ceremonies between tributes to the two high-profile Irish New Yorkers.
New York University’s Fales Library, the home of one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious collections in food studies, will host a panel discussion entitled “Looking Back to Go Forward: Ancient Ways in Modern Food” on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, (at LaGuardia Place). [Subways A,C,E, B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street.].
The New York University Bookstore will feature Anne Thompson, author of “The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System” (March 5), an Open-Mic Night (March 11), poetry readings throughout the month, and more at the Bookstore’s 726 Broadway location (between Astor Place and Washington Place).
Join authors Erica Gabrielle Foldy, associate professor of public and nonprofit management at NYU Wagner, and Tamara R. Buckley, associate professor of psychology at City University of New York, as they discuss their new book The Color Bind: Talking (And Not Talking) About Race at Work, on Wednesday, February 26 at 6 p.m. at the Wagner school’s home in the historic Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street (at the corner of Houston St.), 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y.
Physicist Fabiola Gianotti, leader of one of the two teams to detect the Higgs boson particle, will deliver “The Higgs Boson and Our Life,” on Wed., March 5, 3:30 p.m. at NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) Auditorium (12 Waverly Place, between Greene and Mercer Streets).
Amid growing interest about the potential for using cell phones and the Internet to engage teens and families in health interventions, a new study has found that many parents and youth are enthusiastic about using digital and online technologies for sexual and reproductive health education, and express a need for trustworthy sources of information.
The NYU Sports and Society program, headed by University Professor Arthur R. Miller, issued a white paper today examining the phenomenon of bullying and other intolerant behavior in sports, and proposing a comprehensive range of initiatives focused on youth athletics to combat them.
This summer, the Department of Drama’s Production and Design (P&D) Studio at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts will become one of the first programs in the nation to fully convert a performance space to light emitting diode (LED) technology, giving students the unique opportunity to learn the latest lighting design techniques on state-of-the-art LED equipment.