Latest Stories in July
Ancient Greek Astronomical Mechanism Designed to Record Olympiads, New Study in <i>Nature</i> Reports
Jul 30, 2008
The Antikythera Mechanism, which was used in ancient Greece to make astronomical calculations, has now been discovered to also record the times of the Olympiads. The findings appear in the July 31 edition of the journal Nature.
NYU Hosts Simone de Beauvoir Week Sept. 15-20
Jul 10, 2008
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Simone de Beauvoir s birth, New York University s Center for French Civilization and Culture will host Simone de Beauvoir Week from September 15 to 20, featuring documentary films about Beauvoir, a theatrical presentation, and a major international conference entitled All Said and Done/Tout Compte Fait.
NYU's Richard Sennett Wins International Henkel Prize for Scholarship in Historical Humanities
Jul 7, 2008
New York University Professor Richard Sennett has been named the winner of the 2008 Gerda Henkel Prize, which recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement in the historical humanities. The prize includes a cash award of 100,000 euros ($160,000) and is given every two years by the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Düsseldorf, Germany.
NYU Professor Explores How Biblical and Prophetic Language May Serve Progressive Agenda in New Book
Jul 7, 2008
In American Prophecy: Race and Redemption in American Political Culture (University of Minnesota, August), George Shulman, a professor at New York University s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, examines how biblical or prophetic discourse influences American politics and considers whether it can be re-worked for progressive purposes.