Latest Stories in August
15 Percent of Cigarettes Sold in NYC Have Illegal Tax Stamps, Study Finds
Aug 27, 2015
Licensed tobacco retailers throughout New York City are selling a substantial number of cigarette packs carrying either counterfeit or out-of-state tax stamps, finds an investigation by NYU public health researchers.
U. of London’s Weizman on the “Forensic Architecture” of the West Bank & the Negev—Sept. 17 & 24
Aug 25, 2015
NYU will host Eyal Weizman, a University of London professor, for a pair of lectures that centers on cutting-edge, multi-media research conducted in two Middle East regions: Thurs., Sept. 17, 7 p.m., NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Thurs., Sept. 24, 6 p.m., NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.
A Tribute to NYU’s Philip Levine (1928-2015) Draws Sharon Olds, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Others—Sept. 24
Aug 24, 2015
The Creative Writing Program will honor poet Philip Levine (1928-2015) with a tribute featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Sharon Olds and Yusef Komunyakaa, among others, on Thurs., Sept. 24, 7 p.m. at Cooper Union’s Great Hall.
First Ever NOW AFRICA Playwrights Festival at NYU Showcases Classic and Contemporary Plays from Throughout the Continent, September 26-28
Aug 24, 2015
NOW AFRICA – a group of New York-based African writers, actors, and community activists – will present its first annual playwrights festival, conceived to showcase and raise awareness of dramatic works by African writers.
Study Uses 311 Complaints to Track When and Where Neighborhood Conflict Emerges
Aug 21, 2015
In a new study from New York University using 311 complaint data, researchers tracked when and where New Yorkers complain about their neighbors making noise, blocking driveways, or drinking in public. They found that these complaints – a defining aspect of urban life – are more likely to occur in areas sandwiched between two homogenous communities, where the boundaries between different ethnic and racial groups aren't clearly defined.
NYU Bookstore to Feature New York Times Best-Selling Author, Poetry Readings, and “The Secrets of Publishing” in Sept.
Aug 20, 2015
The NYU Bookstore will host events next month featuring New York Times best-selling author Katherine Howe (Sept. 16), a panel on “The Secrets of Publishing” (Sept. 29), poetry readings (Sept. 30), and more at its 726 Broadway location.
“(Still) The Progressive Mayor?” NYC Media on de Blasio’s 2nd Year—Sept. 3 at Gallatin
Aug 18, 2015
The Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host “(Still) The Progressive Mayor? Bill de Blasio in Year Two,” a panel discussion featuring journalists from the New York Daily News, City Limits, and Politico New York, on Thurs., Sept. 3.
Asian/Pacific/American Institute to Host “Visualizing Pacific Mythologies” & Eugenics “Then and Now” in Sept.
Aug 14, 2015
The Asian/Pacific/American Institute opens its fall events schedule with “Visualizing Pacific Mythologies” (Sept. 10), a pair of talks and a discussion featuring artists Alexander Lee and Jason Wing, and a conference on the past and present of eugenics in the United States (Sept. 25-26).