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April 24, 2013

Spring in New York (n): A program at NYU for visiting and exchange students attending the University during the spring semester.

NYU News & Notices

Highlighted NYU Events

NYU Resources: Spotlight

NYC Happenings

NYU News & Notices

Spring in New York Farewell Dinner
60 Washington Square South
Kimmel Center, Room 905/907
Monday, May 13
, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Don’t leave just yet! Let us say goodbye and wish you well at this final dinner where all Spring in New York students can enjoy a free dinner before finals begin and reminisce about the great times they have had this semester.

Biennial National College Health Assessment Survey
April 23 through May 9

All students are invited to participate in an anonymous and confidential web survey. The results will help NYU improve health and wellness services and support for students. Students who complete the survey will be eligible to win 1 of over 100 prizes including an iPad or $25 gift card to Amazon.com The survey will be open until May 9, 2013. You can fill out the survery here.

Highlighted NYU Events

Hacking for Good: Big Data Philanthropy
50 West 4th Street
NYU Welcome Center
Wednesday, May 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Citizen data analysts and nonprofit leaders will discuss their collaborations in the newest fundraising movement in the social good sector. Panelists will explain how this better alleviates and more effectively target solutions to social problems. Pioneers in the movement will share concrete examples of how their work is reshaping fundraising and advocacy strategies for dozens of nonprofit organizations and offer attendees new ways to think about staging campaigns. Please click here to register for this event.

Digital Diplomacy: Alec Ross Talks Innovation at the State Department
20 Cooper Square
7th floor
Tuesday, May 7, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Alec Ross served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. His role blended technology with diplomacy. Ross will discuss how he led State Department efforts to find practical technology solutions for some of the globe's most vexing problems on health care, poverty, human rights and ethnic conflicts, earning him numerous accolades including the Distinguished Honor Award. In 2010, Ross was named one of 40 Leaders Under 40 in International Development, one of Huffington Post's Game Changers in politics, and one of Politico's 50 to Watch. To register for this event, click here.

NYU Resources: Spotlight

NYU Ticket Central
60 Washington Square South
Kimmel Center, Suite 206

Just in time for Summer blockbuster season, NYU Ticket Central is your resource for discount movie passes. Visit the NYU Ticket Central movie page for different discount packages so you don't miss out on this season's hottest new movies!

Bobst Library: Room Reservations
70 Washington Square South

It's that time of year! With finals creeping up, make sure to reserve a private study space for yourself or some friends at the library. Make sure to plan ahead and secure a space to study for that final exam or write your final paper!

NYC Happenings

Cherry Blossom Festival with Sakura Matsuri
Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 455 Flatbush Avenue
Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 (with student ID)

New Yorkers know when spring has officially arrived when the cherry blossoms are in bloom! Take in the truly wonderful sight of these little pink and white blossoms while enjoying samples of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. Every year the Brooklyn Botanial Garden celebrates the cherry blossoms with events that feature traditional music such as Taiko Drumming to modern J-Pop, along with dance art, theatre, and much more! Also come prepared to taste some authentic Japanese dishes, too! You can visit the Brooklyn Botantical Garden website for more information. And if the Brooklyn Botantical Garden is too crowded, you can check out the Central Park Conservatory Garden for free!

The Legend of Apsara Mera
30 Lafayette Avenue
Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Thursday, May 2 - Saturday, May 4 (showtimes vary)
Admission: $20

The Royal Ballet of Cambodia comes to BAM with the breathtaking Legend of Apsara Mera, featured as a centerpiece of the citywide Season of Cambodia festival. Apsara Mera conjures the sanctified realm of two origin stories integral to Khmer culture: “Churning of the Sea of Milk” and “The Legend of Kambu and Mera.” Sumptuous movement, finely wrought costumes, and chanting evoke the comings and goings of celestial serpents and nymphs in this powerful offering from Southeast Asia, infused with divine ambrosia and modern expression alike.
For more information, please visit the BAM website. Other Cambodian art and cultural events are here for a one-time only, city-wide celebration--visit http://seasonofcambodia.org/ for more events!

Brooklyn Flea Market
Lafayette Avenue (between Claremont and Vanderbilt Streets)
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (rain or shine)

It’s that time of year when the trees blossom and the Brooklyn Flea comes back outside in Fort Greene! Keep an eye out for salvaged-wood kitchenwear and wool cat sculptures. Bargain for a good price on a ’90s Betsey Johnson swing skirt or an ’80s Pucci cropped silk jacket. Foodies, take note: the Brooklyn Flea features a dizzying array of edibles, from coconut chunky bonbons to Porchetta chicory salad with garlic dressing. Bring cash!


Any questions about the information in this newsletter? Contact the Office of University Programs at the Academic Resource Center, 18 Washington Place, via email at university.programs@nyu.edu, or by phone at 212-998-2292.