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NYU has named Kathleen E. Jacobs as Chief Investment Officer. Ms. Jacobs will be responsible for the investment of NYU’s $3.5 billion endowment, working in close consultation with the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees and NYU’s Executive Vice President for Finance and IT. She will begin work at NYU in August.
James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas: The Devil and His Blues, an exhibition of work of the renowned Delta blues musician and artist James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas, will be on view at 80 Washington Square East Gallery from June 9 to August 7, 2015.
Study finds one-third of Chinese Americans did not perceive their body weight correctly.
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 “What Exactly is Cooking? Almost Everything, When You Think About It” on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Fales Library, third floor, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, (at LaGuardia Place).
The highly anticipated multi-media art exhibition examining and deconstructing the image of the black body through a groundbreaking and unique artistic dialogue, ReSignifications opens May 29 and runs though August 29, 2015 at the historic Villa La Pietra, New York University’s Florence campus, and The Bardini Museum in Florence, Italy.
MicroRNA can serve as a “decoder ring” for understanding complex biological processes, a team of NYU chemists has found. Their study points to a new method for decrypting the biological functions of enzymes and identifying those that drive diseases.
Fans of Walt Whitman gather for the 12th Annual “Song of Myself” Marathon, hosted by Liberal Studies Professor Karen Karbiener, to be held Sun., June 21, 4-6:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Granite Prospect.