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NYU graduates of the Tisch School of the Arts, the Steinhardt School for Culture, Education and Human Development and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study received 11 Tony Awards nominations yesterday, recognizing excellence in writing, producing, music, acting, directing, scenic design and lighting design. The awards are presented annually by The Broadway Theater League and the American Theater Wing.
NYU President John Sexton and Provost David McLaughlin today named Allyson Green – a respected professional artist, curator and educator in the performing and visual arts, and an associate dean at Tisch since 2012 – as the new dean of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, effective June 1.
Our brain activity is more similar to that of speakers we are listening to when we can predict what they are going to say, a team of neuroscientists has found. The study provides fresh evidence on the brain’s role in communication.
The Jazz Program at the NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions will hold the program’s first ever Jazz Expo, featuring performances with some of the most accomplished musicians in the field today. The two-day program will take place Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at the Provincetown Playhouse, located at 133 MacDougal Street in Manhattan. All events are free and open to the public.
The number of new HIV infections in the United States had remained steady in recent years, but rates among urban millennial gay, bisexual, and other young men who have sex with men have steadily increased in the past decade. NYU Steinhardt researchers will study this population in order to better understand the reasons for this increase under a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
One of the giants of German post-war literature, Jurek Becker's "The Wall: And other Stories" is coming out soon in English.
Music enthusiasts of all ability levels who want to learn how to mix their own songs using the newest tools on the web can now learn online from the experts for free as part of “Play With Your Music” #PWYM – an online community and course offered through the cooperative efforts of the music technology program at the NYU Steinhardt School, recording artist Peter Gabriel and Peer 2 Peer University. Signup is open now at, and the course will commence on May 16, 2014.
New lens on Spanish life and landscape.
NYU Steinhardt will honor renowned songwriter Paul Simon and noted philanthropists Art and Linda Carter at its benefit gala on Wednesday, May 7. The evening’s events will feature a special performance by Paul Simon at the Beacon Theater, followed by a dinner reception at Per Se Restaurant. All funds raised at the Gala will go towards student scholarships.