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Latest Stories in February

Highlights from findings by NYU researchers over the past month.
The NYU Bookstore will host poet David Lehman (March 9), physician and writer Danielle Ofri (March 22), education researcher Urlich Boser (March 29), and others at its 726 Broadway location (between Astor Place and Washington Place).
NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and the Center for Communication will host “Media Literacy: Be Your Own Critic” on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6:30 to 8 pm.
Graduate Acting alumnus Mahershala Ali and Dramatic Writing graduate Kenneth Lonergan were awarded Oscars last night at the 89th annual Academy Award presentation.
Playwright, performer and NYU professor Anna Deavere Smith wins prestigious George Polk Journalism Award, an honor generally reserved for career journalists
NICHE, now in its 25th year, brings together a team of nurse leaders to manage the next phase of its evolving core mission to meet the nursing/social needs for exemplary nursing care for older adults.
On Monday, February 27, 2017, the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU School of Law will host its inaugural event, a conversation with three of the leading voices at the forefront of the struggle for racial justice and civil rights.
La Maison Française’s Spring 2017 series continues in March with “French Literature in the Making” (March 6); “Drawing’s Stepchild: How Lithography Transformed the Visual Universe of 19th-Century France” (March 21); and “Jewish Identity in Question: The Legacy of Irène Némirovsky” (March 27).
A newly discovered trove of 16 engraved and otherwise modified limestone blocks, created 38,000 years ago, confirms the ancient origins of the pointillist techniques later adopted by 19th and 20th century artists such as Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, and Roy Lichtenstein.
Two day conference is designed to facilitate multi-disciplinary conversations with environmental leaders and participants in order to develop concrete strategies for dealing with climate change. Speakers include Standing Rock’s Phyllis Young, environmentalist Bill McKibben, economist Jeffrey Sachs, scientist Michael Oppenheimer, former US General Wesley Clark, artist Marina Zurkow, and Senator Bernie Sanders via teleconference.