April 22: NYU Earth Day Lecture

NYU invites you to join Dale Jamieson, an NYU Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative, as he delivers “Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed – and What It Means for Our Future” this Earth Day.

Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
19 University Place
First Floor Lecture Hall, Room 102

In his talk, Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. Jamieson argues that our failure to prevent or even to respond significantly to climate change reflects the impoverishment of our systems of practical reason, the paralysis of our politics, and the limits of our cognitive and affective capacities.

Climate change also threatens our sense of meaning, since it is difficult to believe that our individual actions matter. Yet, as Jameson points out, there is much that we can do to slow climate change, to adapt to it and restore a sense of agency while living meaningful lives in a changing world.

This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required.
Visit the event page for more information.

April 20-22: More Earth Month events

As NYU Earth Month continues, New York University invites you to these upcoming events in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Sunday, April 20:

Hiking the Turkey and Pyramid Mountains with Earth Matters
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Celebrate spring and Earth Month with a 10-mile hike through the Turkey and Pyramid Mountains! RSVP required.

Monday, April 21:

“Asparagus: Stalking the American Life”
6:00 pm, NYU Bobst Library, Avery Room
For 30 years, Oceana County Michigan has been the Asparagus Capital of the World. Now its spear-struck residents and family farms take on the U.S. War on Drugs, Free Trade and a Fast Food Nation, all to save their beloved roots. Co-writer/producer/director Anne de Mare will attend for a Q/A after.

Tuesday, April 22:

Earth Day Street Fair
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm , LaGuardia Pl.
A day of festivities! Solar-powered music! Tasty food! Organizations from around NYU and NYC will be celebrating the 44th annual Earth Day on Laguardia Street between Kimmel and Bobst. Come join the party!

Educating for Sustainability Lecture Series
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, 19 University Place, Room 102
NYU’s Educating for Sustainability lecture series is pleased to announce a presentation by NYU’s very own Dale Jamieson on “Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed – and What It Means for Our Future”. Dale Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. The lecture series is presented by NYU’s Environmental Studies and the NYU Office of Sustainability.
RSVP Required.

For more information on these events and other upcoming Earth Month events, visit the event page.

April 18, 22, 25: Philosopher Stephen Yablo to deliver Inaugural New York Institute of Philosophy Lectures

Join philosopher Stephen Yablo as he delivers the Inaugural New York Institute of Philosophy Lectures, “Topics and Topicology”.

Friday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 22, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South, between Sullivan and MacDougal

Friday, April 25, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
NYU Department of Philosophy, Room 101
5 Washington Place at Mercer Street

Stephen Yablo, professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the inaugural New York Institute of Philosophy Lectures with a reception to follow. Yablo is a philosopher of language and mind who works on issues of truth, existence, possibility, and content. His current research is concerned with subject matter as a neglected aspect of meaning.

The lecture series, entitled “Topics and Topicology,” explores the aboutness-properties of sentences, with a view to finding work for sentential subject matter in various parts of philosophy. Topics to be discussed include some or all of partial truth, assertive content, extrapolation of concepts, confirmation, conditionals, desire attribution, and obligation.

This event is free and open to the public, which may call 212.998.9056 or email
am3565@nyu.edu for more information. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

April 18: First Run Film Festival Screening

Join a community screening of the winning films from this year's First Run Film Festival.

Friday, April 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street
An RSVP is required.

First Run showcases innovative works by students at the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. Winners are selected from more than 120 advanced projects in film, video, and animation. The community screening follows an annual week-long festival and competition. Previous winners have included Spike Lee, Ang Lee, and Nancy Savoca.

April 17: Anonymous and the Craftiness of Craft and the Trickiness of Trickery

Join the NYU Center for Media, Culture and History, in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology, for Anonymous and the Craftiness of Craft and the Trickiness of Trickery.

Thursday, April 17, 5:00pm - 6:30 pm
Media, Culture, and Communications
239 Green Street, 8th Floor

This event is free and open to the public. Visit the event page for more information.

April 17: Grey Art Gallery Exhibition

Please join NYU and NYCExhibition for an exhibition opening at the Grey Art Gallery: Energy That is All Around.

Thursday, April 17, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Grey Art Gallery
100 Washington Square East

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND is curated by Natasha Boas and organized by the Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute.  The exhibit itself will be on display from April 15 through July 12, the April 17 event is the opening reception.

This event is free and open to the public.  No RSVP required.

For more information, call 212-998-6780.

April 17: Book Discussion at the IPK

The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join them for a book discussion with Thomas Piketty, Julia Ott, David Stasavage, Frédéric Viguier on Piketty's new book Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Thursday, April 17, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II. The main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, Piketty says, and may do so again. 

Visit the event page for more information on this event and the discussion participants.

April 17: Summer@theCenter Info Session

The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs is happy to promote the following free and public event from one of our neighbors:  
The Center for Architecture Foundation invites you to an Info Session to learn more about their architecture youth programs and Summer@theCenter architecture summer camps.

Thursday, April 17, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place

See their programs in action and learn more about a typical week at their Summer@theCenter programs.
3:00 - 3:30 PM: Summer Camp Q & A and slides of past programs.
3:30 - 4:00 PM: See our programs in action. Observe the final student presentations in our Vacation Camp.

This Info Session is free and open to the public. Visit the event page for additional information.

April 17: Reception for Grey Art Gallery Exhibit Opening

The NYU Grey Art Gallery invites you to a reception for their new exhibit ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND/Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri.

Thursday, April 17, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NYU Grey Art Gallery 
100 Washington Square East

The exhibit features early works by five artists who lived in San Francisco’s Mission district in the early 1990s. By 2002, they were identified as key members of the so-called Mission School, which over the past two decades has achieved a cult-like status in the Bay Area. Celebrating lowbrow street aesthetics, graffiti, and folk art, the movement flourished in the gritty urban setting of this south-of-Market-Street neighborhood. The five artists—who were all friends—attended or were associated with the San Francisco Art Institute and, with the exception of Kilgallen who died prematurely in 2001, continue to collaborate today.

The reception is free and open to the public.
For more information about the reception, call 212.998.6780.
Find more information about the exhibit itself in the Press Release

April 16 & 17: Earth Month Film Screenings and Round-table Discussion

As the Earth Month 2014 festivities remain in full swing, NYU invites you to join in on these upcoming events:
“Do the Math”
Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 914
60 Washington Square S

Do The Math: The Movie, a short documentary film about the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. The film features students from NYU who are calling on President Sexton and the Board of Trustees to stop investing our endowment in coal, oil, and natural gas. Find out how you can get involved in the growing movement for climate justice. Sponsored by NYU Divest: Go Fossil Free, GSAS Student Government, and Earth Matters.

Manhattan: Past, Present, and Future -- A talk with Eric Sanderson
Thursday, April 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
NYU Kimmel Center, Room 802
60 Washington Square S

Eric Sanderson is the senior conservation ecologist at the NYC Wildlife Conservation Society and author of several books. Come and enjoy a night of conversation as he talks about Manhattan's past, present, and future environment. Joining us will be students from Columbia University's Student Council on Sustainable Development. Following the talk, there will be a short round-table discussion about the future of sustainability on college campuses.

Commag Movie Screening: The Greenhorns
Thursday, April 17, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Avery Room
70 Washington Square South

Join the Community Agriculture Club for a screening of The Greenhorns, a documentary film that explores the lives of new young farmers across the nation. Come to be inspired and hopefully recruited into the world of farming, like us!

All events are free and open to the public.
Visit the Earth Month events page for more information on these events and upcoming events.