NYU will host Eyal Weizman, a University of London professor, for a pair of lectures that centers on cutting-edge, multi-media research conducted in two Middle East regions: Thurs., Sept. 17, 7 p.m., NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Thurs., Sept. 24, 6 p.m., NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.
The Creative Writing Program will honor poet Philip Levine (1928-2015) with a tribute featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Sharon Olds and Yusef Komunyakaa, among others, on Thurs., Sept. 24, 7 p.m. at Cooper Union’s Great Hall.
NOW AFRICA – a group of New York-based African writers, actors, and community activists – will present its first annual playwrights festival, conceived to showcase and raise awareness of dramatic works by African writers.
In a new study from New York University using 311 complaint data, researchers tracked when and where New Yorkers complain about their neighbors making noise, blocking driveways, or drinking in public. They found that these complaints – a defining aspect of urban life – are more likely to occur in areas sandwiched between two homogenous communities, where the boundaries between different ethnic and racial groups aren't clearly defined.
The NYU Bookstore will host events next month featuring New York Times best-selling author Katherine Howe (Sept. 16), a panel on “The Secrets of Publishing” (Sept. 29), poetry readings (Sept. 30), and more at its 726 Broadway location.
The Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host “(Still) The Progressive Mayor? Bill de Blasio in Year Two,” a panel discussion featuring journalists from the New York Daily News, City Limits, and Politico New York, on Thurs., Sept. 3.