Events

JamesTraub_2008.jpg"John Quincy Adams" War on Slavery

By James Traub

Monday, April 18, 2015 5:30pm
Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center
31 Washington Place

RSVP: Free and open to the public

Traub, a senior fellow at NYU’s Center on International Cooperation and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, is the author of the recently released John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit (Basic Books). Adams, our 6th president, spent the last decade of his life fighting what he called “the slavocracy” in the U.S. Congress. Adams almost single handedly ended the “gag rule” prohibiting debate on slavery in the House. >>read more



ScholarsLecture_800px.jpg Scholars Lecture Series

Initiated in spring 1994, the Scholars Lecture Series is designed to encourage and promote the exchange of ideas among our most distinguished guest lecturers, University faculty, and students in the Scholars Program. The lecture series further enhances the intellectual experience, cultural awareness, and social consciousness of exceptional students in the College of Arts and Science.




URC2016_800px.jpg 42nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday, May 6, 2016 9:30am

Undergraduate Research Conference The College takes seriously the role of research in the liberal arts education of undergraduates. Students regularly benefit from direct contact with our research faculty and are empowered and encouraged to conduct their own inquiries. All undergraduates at the University are invited to participate in and present their research at the College’s 42nd annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, May 6, 2016. Projects showcasing undergraduate work in the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities are welcome. The work may have been done in connection with a course or as independent or supervised study.

Save the Date

Bacc2015_v2_800px.jpg CAS Baccalaureate Ceremony 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas

For more information please visit our Seniors site


Past Events

AlumniConvSeries4_web.jpgAlumni Conversation Series

With Dean Gabrielle Starr and Terence Winter (WSC ’84)

Tuesday April 12 at 6:30?pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place

RSVP: Free and open to the public

In candid conversation with Dean Starr, alumni discuss how their NYU education prepared them for what they are currently doing and share insight into their path to success, alternative career paths they considered, overcoming challenges along the way, and their advice for current students.

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Newkirk_web.jpgWhy Ota Benga Matters

By Pamela Newkirk

Tuesday, April 5, 5:30?pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place

RSVP: Free and open to the public

The 1906 Bronx Zoo exhibition of Ota Benga, a young man from the Congo, inspired headlines across the country and drew nearly a quarter-million spectators to the zoo. This episode raises troubling questions about what we know, and what we think we know, about our past, and exposes the pervasiveness of racial attitudes at the dawn of the twentieth century that echo still.

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Sreenivasan_web_eventspage.jpgAbdus Salam: From Rural Punjab to Trieste and Stockholm

By Katepalli Sreenivasan

Wednesday, March 30, 5:30pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place

RSVP: Free and open to the public

How did Abdus Salam, born in a small village in undivided India (later Pakistan), against all odds go on to establish a world-renowned science center in Italy, foster scientific collaborations between the West and Iron Curtain countries during the Cold War, inspire and nurture many scientists from developing countries, win the Nobel Prize in Physics, advise military rulers of Pakistan—even being accused of aiding their atomic bomb program—yet eventually be disowned by that country and excommunicated?

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Menninghaus_eventspage.jpg All Days Are Nights To See Till I See Thee: Features and Powers of Poetic Language

Thursday, March 10, 5:30pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place

RSVP: Free and open to the public

This lecture outlines a model of poetic language and reports several studies that investigated the cognitive, emotional, physiological, and aesthetic effects of single sentences and entire poems.

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Harper_Bentson_web.jpgWhat's So Great About Keeping It Real?

By Phillip Harper

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 5:30pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center
31 Washington Place

RSVP: Free and open to the public

Harper, Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Literature at NYU, posits that there are limits on how well realist representation can forward racial-political critique. His lecture will review >>read more

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Nagle_Bentson_800px.jpgThe Wonder of Waste

By Robin Nagle

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 5:30pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center
31 Washington Place

RSVP: Free and open to the public

If infrastructure, labors, and waste, were recognized for their fundamental importance to our everyday lives, how might our understanding of the world shift? >>read more

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Diversity_800px.jpg NYU Diversity Open Houses

Our 2015 Diversity Open House will be held November 14

Diversity Open House is a special program for all prospective students interested in the issues of diversity, identity, and inclusion at NYU. It will give you the opportunity to learn about our diverse faculty, administrators, and students. In addition to gathering information about the College of Arts and Science, you will gain a unique perspective on academic life and student life from several members of the NYU community.


AlumniConvSeries3_800px.jpg Focus on Health Professions

Conversation with Ariel Ostad, M.D. (WSC, BA, '87, MED '91)

Monday, October 26, 2015 6:30pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
31 Washington Place

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Guinier_Jurow_SM.jpg On Meritocracy Today: Collaboration For A Change

By Lani Guinier

Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:30?pm
Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center
31 Washington Place

This year’s Irving H. Jurow Lecturer, noted author and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School Lani Guinier, will discuss meritocracy in the academic world today, and how it is time to move from the 'merits' of competitive individualism to the assets of collaborative and diverse problem solving.

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Baar_Bentson_SM.jpg From Transvestites and Greenwich Village to Covered Women and Gezi Park: Teaching the American Civil Rights in Turkey

By Kevyne Baar

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 5:30?pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center
31 Washington Place

Four months after the uprising in Taksim Square's Gezi Park began, Baar left New York and entered the classroom in Ankara, Turkey to teach her course, "Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: The Fight for Equality in the United States". How she worked with her students- and what she learned from them- will be the focus of this engaging lecture.

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Blanton_Bentson_SM.jpg How to Map the Universe

By Michael Blanton

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 5:30pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center
31 Washington Place

Over the past fifteen years a small telescope in New Mexico has produced the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the most complete map of the observable universe ever made, yielding a three dimensional picture of how galaxies are distributed out to eight billion light-years away. Professor Blanton will describe why and how astronomers have achieved this, and what the future plans are for this technology.

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Brenner_Bentson_SM.jpg The US Economy Today and Tomorrow: Inequality, Stagnation, Crisis

By Robert Brenner

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 5:30pm
Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center
31 Washington Place

Visiting Research Professor of Sociology Robert Brenner focuses on the US economy- which has not functioned so poorly since the Great Depression- and will explore the sources and connections between stagnation of production and the mal-distribution of income that have made the decline of living standards so widespread, and the threat of a renewed economic crisis so real.

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