Latest Stories in June
The Jack G. Shaheen Archive Comes to NYU
Jun 30, 2011
Author and Middle East media consultant Dr. Jack G. Shaheen, considered the world's foremost authority on images of Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture, has given New York University an archive that includes his papers as well as thousands of commercially made films that depict Hollywood’s evolving attitudes toward the Arab people. NYU made the acquisition as a cooperative initiative of the Tamiment Library, the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute.
Finding Showing Human Ancestor Older Than Previously Thought Offers New Insights into Evolution
Jun 29, 2011
Modern humans never co-existed with Homo erectus—a finding counter to previous hypotheses of human evolution—new excavations in Indonesia and dating analyses show. The research, reported in the journal PLoS One, offers new insights into the nature of human evolution, suggesting a different role for Homo erectus than had been previously thought.
NYU’s Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village to Feature 11 Evenings of Jazz Guitar Beginning July 11
Jun 29, 2011
In July, the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University’s Steinhardt School is offering a program of 11 evenings of jazz guitar at its newly renovated Provincetown Playhouse.
Center for Dialogues Advisory Board Member Elected President of UN’s General Assembly
Jun 27, 2011
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, an advisory board member of NYU’s Center for Dialogues and the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations, has been elected president of the 66th session of the United Nations’ General Assembly.
NYU’s 80WSE Galleries to Feature Works by Five French Artists Who Are Doctoral Students From Panthéon-Sorbonne University
Jun 22, 2011
The 80WSE Galleries of The Steinhardt School at New York University will show the work of five Doctoral candidates from L’UFR d’arts plastiques et sciences de l’art, Paris I Sorbonne (Faculty of Fine Arts and Art Sciences, Panthéon-Sorbonne University) in an exhibition of approximately 30 works entitled Les Jours Heureux (Happy Days).