May 1: Child Study Center Educational Workshop Series

The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center is pleased to announce their 2014 CSC Educational Workshop Series. The CSC hosts weekly workshops led by expert clinical faculty who provide insights, tips, and advice on working with children and adolescents.

Thursday, May 1, 6:30 pm
NYU Langone Child Study Center
1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor

Healthy Eating: the Toddler and Preschool Years

As a parent, do you wonder how to introduce new foods or what to feed a picky eater? Does every birthday party take your child further down the road of junk food? Have you noticed that kids’ menus are often loaded with fried foods and calories? Children need to develop healthy eating habits to obtain the essential nutrients necessary for proper growth and development. Come and learn about the strategies and resources that can help you develop a nutritious and varied diet for your child.
Presenter: Andrea Vazzana, PhD

The workshop is free and open to the public. Please register in advance.

May 2: World Voices Festival, Literary Mews

NYU welcomes you to "The Literary Mews", the second annual NYU literary festival within the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.  The festival begins on May 2 and features readings, performances, music, an outdoor indie book fair, and more.  There will be two preview events held on April 29 and May 1.

Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 pm, Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
Exhibition Opening -- The Last Line: Writing in Berlin:
Featuring photographer Heike Steinweg's latest project, The Last Line, in which she spoke to international authors connected to Berlin about the last lines of their books. The exhibition runs through June 14.
RSVP required:

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm, NYU Creative Writing Program, 58 West 10th Street
Poetry and Fiction Reading: Dan Chiasson and Lydia Davis

May 2 Events and Street Festival:

Craft Talk by Clayton Eshleman: On Translating Cesaire and Vallejo
10:00 - 11:30 am, NYU Creative Writing Program, 58 West 10th Street
RSVP required:

Writers Workshop and Book Signing, featuring Deji Olukotun, author of Nigerians in Space
10:30 - 11:30 am, NYU Africa House, 44 Washington Mews

Lunchtime Poetry Reading: Clayton Eshleman and Ed Pavlic
12:00 pm, NYU Creative Writing Program, 58 West 10th Street

Outdoor Street Festival and Indie Book Fair
12:00 - 6:00 pm, Washington Mews

Dan Neely and Company Perform Traditional Irish Tunes
12:00 - 12:30 pm, Washington Mews

Malian Musical Storytelling in the Djeli Griot Tradition
12:30 - 1:00 pm, Washington Mews

Council of Literary Magazines & Presses Readings
1:00 - 1:45 pm, Washington Mews

African Musical Workshop, acclaimed Malian musician and Griot, Mr. Yacouba Sissoko
1:15 - 2:15 pm, NYU Africa House, 44 Washington Mews

A Celebration of Poets Translate Poets: A Hudson Review Anthology:
2:00 pm -- Part I: Mark Jarman: On Translation in The Hudson Review since 1949
2:30 pm -- Part II: Poet/Translators: R. S. Gwynn, Johanna Keller, and Charles Martin discuss their translations of Victor Hugo, Christine de Pisan, and G.G. Belli.
3:00 pm -- Part III: Actors Jeff Kline and Alexa de Puivert perform scenes from Richard Wilbur's translation of Corneille's Le Cid and discuss its 2013 world premiere production.
La Maison Francaise at NYU, 16 Washington Mews
RSVP required: 212-998-8750

African Writers Panel, featuring Deji Olukotun, Chinelo Okparanta, Godfrey Mwampembwa, Tope Folarin, Mukoma wa Ngugi, and Eddie Mandhry
3:30 - 5:00 pm, NYU Africa House, 44 Washington Mews

Readings from the Asian/Pacific American Avant-garde: Tarfia Faizullah, Luis H. Francia, April Naoko Heck, and Hieu Minh Nguyen
3:30 - 5:00 pm, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, 8 Washington Mews

The Impossible Exile: George Prochnik in Conversation with Eric Jarosinski and Ruth Franklin
4:00 pm, Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
RSVP required:

Archipelago Books: Stacey Knecht, Richard Sieburth, and Chuck Wachtel
5:00 pm, NYU Creative Writing Program, 58 West 10th Street

German Folk Songs from the Lower East Side: The folk songs that German immigrants sang back then are brought back to life by Tine Kindermann and her band.
5:00 - 5:30 pm, Washington Mews

"Albert et son orchestra": Albert Behar, joined by guest musicians, croons original songs in French and English on the accordion.
5:30 - 6:00 pm, Washington Mews

Sebastian Barry Reading: The Temporary Gentleman
5:30 pm, Glucksman Ireland House at NYU, 1 Washington Mews
RSVP required.

Tales of Two Germanys: Maxim Leo and Yascha Mounk, The authors discuss their memoirs Red Love and Stranger in My Own Country with Atina Grossmann and Megan Ratner.
6:00 pm, Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews
RSVP required:

Closing Event "What’s Your Muse?": a group of distinguished international authors talk about their muses -- and how creative musings lead to finished manuscripts. Featuring Tarfia Faizullah, Chinelo Okparanta, Benjamin Moser, George Prochnik, Kevin Barry; moderated by Eric Banks
7:30 pm, NYU Silver Center, Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East
RSVP required:

All events part of PEN World Voices Festival are free and open to the public.  The events requiring an RSVP are noted above.

May 1: Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America

NYU's Institute of Fine Arts invites you to a Colloquium on Art in Spain and Latin America featuring a series of informal lectures and panels of leading specialists.
Thursday, May 1, 6:00 pm
Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street

The Colloquium will be exploring art historical and broader contextual issues relating to the arts of Spain and Latin America.  The series is coordinated by Professors Jonathan Brown, Robert Lubar, and Edward Sullivan.  A lecture, Architectural Innovation in Spain: Post-Bilbao and Pre-Crisis, will be given by architect Terry Riley.

This event is free and open to the public.  Seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP.  There will be a simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow.

May 1: Philosophy Lecture "Plato at the Googleplex"

The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU invites you to “Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away,” a conversation featuring novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein and essayist and historian Mark Lilla.

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

This event poses the question: What is the role of philosophy today in civic life—if it has a role at all? In her new book, "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away", Goldstein examines this eternal question by re-imagining a Plato in public dialogue in a host of contemporary settings.

Lilla is an essayist, historian of ideas, and professor of humanities at Columbia University.  He is also a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, the New Republic, and the New York Times.  Lilla is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.

The event is free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.2101 or email

May 1: Legislative Bodies: US vs. UK

Please join via livestream Legislative Bodies: US vs. UK.

Thursday, May 1, 1:00 pm EST:
NYU Washington, DC
1307 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

6:00 pm BST:
NYU London
6 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3RA, England

Political analyst and British Politics lecturer Scott Kelly will moderate Legislative Bodies: US vs. UK:

One of the most notable changes in British Politics in the past decade, is the growing Independence of Members of Parliament. Historically, MPs followed the Party Whips as Party support was essential to preferment. As a consequence of these changes, many political scientists in the UK have tended to devote their attention to studying the executive rather than the legislature.  While several academics have written about this phenomenon – none has put forward, or even attempted to put forward a coherent thesis to explain the rise in MP independence.

This comparative discussion will illustrate clear trends that have led to the decline in partisan voting, the growth in the number of ‘safe seats’, increasing lobbing activity in Parliament and the rise in importance of Parliamentary Committees.  Influences on voting in Congress is well established, therefore this discussion will also look at ways in which the influences on voting by representatives has been analyzed and what testable hypothesis could be put forward to explain the rise in MP rebellions.

Please note that this event is in Washington, DC / London, but will be viewable via livestream.

Please RSVP if you are attending in Washington, DC or London.

April 24: Physics Colloquium

The NYU Department of Physics invites you to join Congressman Rush Holt, an NYU alumnus and physicist, as he leads a colloquium, "Political Science and Scientific Politics: Advancing Scientific Research."

Thursday, April 24, 4:00 pm
Meyer Hall, Room 122
4 Washington Place

Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions, email

For additional information on other Physics Colloquia, visit the Department of Physics Events Page.

April 30: Anthropologist Disotell at NYU

New York University in invites you to join Todd Disotell, a biological anthropologist who focuses on primate and human evolution, as he delivers “DNA and the Search for Elusive Creatures.”

Wednesday, April 30, 4:30 pm
Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Auditorium
12 Waverly Place

The lecture is part of NYU’s “Science on the Square,” a series of lectures focusing on scientific topics of interest to the general public and sponsored by NYU’s Dean for Science.

Disotell, runs NYU’s Molecular Primatology Laboratory. His research group has contributed to clarifying the primate evolutionary tree, identified new species and subspecies of primates, and has helped to develop new techniques of analysis.

In recent months, Disotell has appeared on both Spike-TV’s “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty” and SyFy’s “Joe Rogan Questions Everything”—shows seeking his expertise in testing potential DNA evidence demonstrating the existence of Bigfoot.

Disotell has received an Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation and two Golden Dozen Teaching Awards from NYU, among other honors.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call 212.998.3800 or visit the event page.

April 30: Lecture at NYU

Join Jeffrey Sammons, an NYU historian and co-author of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality, as he delivers "The Fight to Fight," a public lecture on WWI African-American Combat Unit.

Wednesday, April 30, 5:30 pm
NYU Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center
100 Washington Square East

While President Woodrow Wilson urged the United States to enter the Great War in order to make the world “safe for democracy,” these democratic ideals were not evident in American society at large or the American military, which would remain segregated until the Korean War.

But this did not stop “the Harlem Rattlers,” the African-American combat unit that grew out of the 15th New York National Guard, from shipping off to Europe, where they eventually fought with the French army in WWI.

In “The Fight to Fight,” Sammons will discuss the origins of this history-making regiment, which became one of WWI’s most decorated units while in pursuit of individual personhood and collective citizenship.

This lecture is free and open to the public. 
For more information, visit the event page. 

April 29: Women Leadership Workshop

NYU presents The Ask: How to Get What You Want, a free one-night seminar with leadership coach Leslie Alger designed to help women leaders in the business and nonprofit sectors develop a toolkit and techniques for successfully identifying, asking, and negotiating to meet their objectives.

Tuesday, April 29, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 914
60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place)

NYU is hosting preeminent leadership coach Leslie Alger for a free seminar geared toward emerging and established women leaders at local businesses, nonprofits, and grassroots orgs.  The workshop will explore best practices, common pitfalls, and larger concerns specifically facing women leaders in a variety of fields, and help participants build a better toolbox of tactics by which to achieve higher success in business communications - whether one is looking for a salary, space, grant money, institutional support, public funding, promotions, or beyond.

Seating is very limited, and an RSVP is required.

April 11 - June 12: New York Nature Exhibition

The Spiritual Life Galleries, in part with Kimmel Galleries of NYU, are pleased to present New York Nature: Photographic Composites by Daniel Root. This exhibition includes photographic works that contemplate the landscape of New York. Included in the exhibition are 8 large-scale composites and 6 smaller details of these works.

April 11 - June 12, 2014
NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
528 Thompson Street, 4th Floor

Influenced by, and evoking Ray Metzker’s composites, Root’s photographic arrangements find a satisfying wholeness at a distance; with closer regard the wondrous everyday ornaments of our world are revealed. In using an almost abstracted image of organic forms to create structured patterns, Root’s work reveals the complex beauty of nature within our urban landscape.

New York Nature is curated by Pamela Jean Tinnen and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run through June 12th.