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New York University will host “Places as Brands: International Relations in the Age of Information,” a one-day conference featuring leaders from the business, entertainment, and academic sectors on the role and impact of branding on the global stage, on Fri., April 7.
Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis by a team of NYU anthropologists indicates.
The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host “Imperfect Transition and Challenge of the Present: Victims, Terrorism, and the State,” a conversation featuring Vicenç Navarro, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, and Ludger Mees, a professor at the University of the Basque Country, on Monday, April 24.
The month brought several "firsts," including individual national titles in wrestling and swimming.
The Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law will host “Defending Dissent: Human Rights and Civil Society in the Global Crackdown,” a conference that brings together leading human rights activists, lawyers, and scholars from India, China, Russia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Turkey, and Egypt.
The NYU Bookstore will host musician Troi Irons (April 7), Pulitzer Prize winner Ian Johnson (April 12), poet Alicia Ostriker (April 25), and others at its 726 Broadway location.
Findings from the past month.
NYU’s Deutsches Haus will host events on contemporary art and community participation strategies in Berlin (April 7) and squatting and resistance in cities (April 17) as well as “Beauty and the Beast” author Maria Tatar (April 18) and more at its Greenwich Village location.
Over a fourth of the eighty samples tested positive for new psychoactive substances.
Honorary Degree Recipients also include Thomas R. Frieden, most recent head of the Centers for Disease Control, Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Jean-Marie Pierre Lehn, Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, Author Melissa V. Harris-Perry, and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and NASA astronaut Mark Kelly