March 5-12: Creative Writing Program Spring Reading Series

The NYU Creative Writing Program's Spring Reading Series continues with events in March, featuring Joseph O'Neill, MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes, and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Rae Armantrout, and Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize, among others.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street 

Thursday, March 5, 6:00pm 
Fiction Reading: Joseph O’Neill Joseph O’Neill is the author of “Netherland,” 2009 winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. His most recent novel is “The Dog” (Pantheon, 2014). O’Neill will be introduced by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss. This event is co-sponsored with NYU Abu Dhabi. Note location: NYU Abu Dhabi’s New York Office, 19 Washington Square North

Friday, March 6, 5:00pm
Poetry Reading: Tarfia Faizullah, Vievee Francis, and Tomás Q. Morin Kundiman fellow Tarfia Faizullah’s book “Seam” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014) was the winner of the 2012 Crab Orchard Open Series in Poetry First Book Award. Vievee Francis, associate editor of Callaloo, is the author of two collections of poetry, most recently “Horse in the Dark,” winner of the Cave Canem/Northwestern University Prize (Northwestern University, 2012). Tomás Q. Morin’s first book “A Larger Country” won the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. His translation of Pablo Neruda’s “The Heights of Macchu Picchu” is out now from Copper Canyon Press.

Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm 
NYU Emerging Writers Reading Series: Kate Zambreno, Guest Author The Emerging Writers Reading Series showcases the student talent of NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program and features established writers as special guests. Note Location: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th street

Thursday, March 12, 7:00 pm
The New Salon: Ron Padgett in conversation with Alice Quinn Ron Padgett is the author of over 20 collections of poetry, most recently “Collected Poems” (Coffee House, 2013), winner of the 2013 William Carlos Williams Award and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. This event is hosted by Alice Quinn and co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.

All events are free and open to the public
Seating for free events is on a first-come, first-served basis

March 4: Lecture: Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement in Turkey

NYU's College of Arts and Science presents the Bentson Dean's Lecture lecture, “From Transvestites and Greenwich Village to Covered Women and Gezi Park: Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement in Turkey,” delivered by NYU's Kevyne Baar

Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. 
Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center 
100 Washington Square East, enter at 31 Washington Place 

Four months after the uprisings in Taksim Square’s Gezi Park began, Baar entered a 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—is the focus of the lecture.

Baar obtained her doctorate in history from Saybrook University in 2006 after a long career in theater and union organizing. Previously a labor archivist at NYU’s Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Baar received a 2013-2014 Fulbright Award to teach history, theater, and research methods at Turkey’s Hacettepe University, where she also directed a play, “Twelve Angry Jurors.” In 2012, she received the Outstanding Teaching Award from NYU’s College of Arts and Science for her course, “Women, the Entertainment Industry, and the Blacklist Era.”

This event is free and open to the public.
Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, space is limited.
Please call 212.992.9817 for more information, or visit the events page.

March 4-8: Tech Triangle U Events

NYU Poly hosts 2015 Tech Triangle U Events. Representatives from more than 40 companies and incubators – along with faculty from eight Downtown Brooklyn colleges and law schools – will participate in a variety of FREE events March 4-8 to better connect the academic, creative, and tech communities in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle.

Wednesday March 4- Sunday March 8
NYU Polytechnic Brooklyn Campus
5 Metrotech Center

Events include: 

Tech All-Stars Panel 
A discussion featuring leaders of major companies and organizations in the Brooklyn Tech Triangle that use tech to enhance “traditional” industries like education, fashion, manufacturing, and media. 

STEAM: Putting the Arts Back in STEM 
How do the arts and creative practices act as a catalyst for technological innovation? This panel will explore the benefits to integrating the creative practice in tech fields. 

Business for the Greater Good 
A diverse line-up of panelists discusses organizations that are driving social change - and the tools available to help them expand their impact. 

Healthcare Startup 101 
What do you need to make your healthcare startup successful? This panel features leaders of a startup, a community biolab, and experts on legal issues and biotech innovation for a soup to nuts discussion on what you need to know for your business. 

Game On! Why Gaming Matters to Brooklyn’s Innovation Economy 
Small creative agencies, indie gaming developers, and crowd- funding sites are all contributing to the growth of the video gaming industry in New York. This panel will explore how companies can leverage gaming to grow their business. 
Networking Mixer This meet and greet is open to all who are interested in making connections in the Tech Triangle. 

Tech-U-Cation: The Integration of Tech and Education in the Classroom and Beyond 
Collaborations between the tech industry and educational institutions are creating more opportunities for learning and experience. This panel will examine “outside the box” collaborations and explore what works and what does not. 

Get the Job: Career Tips for Students 
Recruiters from companies in the Tech Triangle discuss what potential candidates should know about getting in the door and how to be successful once they get there. 

Open Office Tours 
These curated sessions tours will offer students and recent grads the opportunity to visit innovation firms and incubators in the Tech Triangle and learn about the culture, qualifications, and perks to working in the entrepreneurial world. 

Mentorship Hackathon
Calling all future CEOs and CTOs! Build your startup dream team and launch your first great business idea in one weekend. Work with other students interested in tech and business development and team up with successful entrepreneurs, mobile, and web developers in the Tech Triangle’s second annual student-mentor hackathon.

These events are free and open to the public
Registration for events is required
For more information and to register, visit the event page 

February 27: NYU Symphony Performs Award-Winning Tisch/Steinhardt Student Film Scores

You are invited to a multi-media exhibition of award-winning compositions by students of the NYU Steinhardt Scoring for Film and Multimedia program and animated films created by students at the NYU Tisch Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. The film scores will be performed by the NYU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the acclaimed German-born conductor Jens Georg Bachmann.

Friday, February 27, 8:00 pm
The Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway

The screenings make up a portion of an annual NYU Symphony performance that will also include the premiere of Ink-splash, an original work by Steinhardt Student Concert Composition Competition Winner Weiwei Miao, followed by Rachmaninov’s beloved 2nd Piano Concerto and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.

Winners of the 2015 NYU Steinhardt Film Scoring Competition whose scores will be performed include Nicholas Buc, Sean (Shinwon) Kim, Mitch (Ming-Hsieh) Lin, Dong Liu, and Jordi Nus accompanied by imagery from animated films by NYU Tisch students and alumni, including: Bears (Dan Costales) Fighting Spirits (Gene Kim), Goodnight Boon (Jeremy Jensen), and Moon (Dan Costales).

The performance is free and open to the public.

February 26-28: NYU Fusion Film Festival

The Fusion Film Festival, NYU Tisch School of the Arts’ premiere student film festival showcasing the work of emerging female filmmakers throughout NYU, will host three days of screenings and panels celebrating women creators in film, TV, and New Media.

Thursday, February 26 - Saturday, February 28

The award ceremony for 2015 "Woman of the Year" Acclaimed Cinematographer Reed Morano will take place at the Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street on Saturday February 28 at 6:30 p.m, preceded by a retrospective of Morano’s work on the festival’s opening night. She will also conduct a Master Class as part of the Festival earlier in the day on Saturday.

In addition to film screenings throughout the three day festival, Fusion will also offer a variety of special events, including a showrunners panel featuring Amy Sherman-Palladino and Janet Tamaro; special panels on web series and women in horror cinema; screenings of award-winning features and shorts; and the presentation of the Canon Best Cinematographer & Best of Fest awards and the Movado's Emerging Artist Award.

Full list of programming and events:

Thursday, February 26, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Cantor Film Center

Opening Night Showcase Tribute to Reed Morano, Fusion's Woman of the Year:
In this opening night event, the Fusion offers a showcase dedicated to the career of Reed Morano, featuring a special introduction from the Woman of the Year herself, a screening of the celebrated feature Kill Your Darlings, and excerpts from Skeleton Twins, As it Goes, and a teaser for the up-coming Meadowland.

Friday, February 27, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Tisch Theatre 006

Docs-in-the-Works Pitch Competition:
An exclusive look at the lucky finalists who will screen their documentary trailers, pitch their work in progress, and get live feedback from top execs from HBO, VICE, History Channel, Impact Partners, POV, Independent Film Project, and Chicken & Egg Pictures -- with award-winning documentary filmmaker and NYU Professor Nilita Vachani hosting.

7:00 - 8:30 pm
Tisch Theatre 006

Women in Horror:
Meet the front line of great directors working today in the horror genre, a male-dominated industry. Featuring, Mary Harron (American Psycho), Katie Carman-Lehach (Switch), and Jenn Wexler (Slumber Party) with NYU Professor and critically-acclaimed director Mary Lambert (Pet Semetary) moderating.

Saturday, February 28 
10:00 - 11:15 am

Brunch with an Icon: HBO's Doris Casap
~By online application only ~
An intimate brunch discussion with Doris Casap, Senior Vice President of Film Programming for HBO, manager for all of the network’s film programming, acquisitions and studio deals including independent acquisition for HBO and Cinemaz. Forty students will apply for a seat at the table with the woman who makes HBO and Cinemax the hottest destination for film distribution on television.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tisch Theatre 006

Women on the Web:
Go behind the scenes with established web-series creators, actors, and producers who have successfully tackled the internet game with their innovative storytelling and compelling characters. Featuring, Jen Danielson (Head of Lorne Michael’s Above Average), Natalia Leite (Be Here Nowish), Alexandra Roxo (Be Here Nowish), Quincy Morris (In Between Men), and Emily Davis (Monday Brunch) with NYU Professor and producer, Christina Dehaven moderating.

1:00 - 2:15 pm
Tisch Theatre 006

Master Class with Woman of the Year Reed Morano:
An all-access affair with critically-acclaimed cinematographer and director Reed Morano, the youngest member to ever be admitted to the prestigious ASC and one of the most creative people behind the camera. Join Reed as she discusses her technique and screens her work .

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Tisch Theatre 006

A conversation with Gilmore Girls’ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and Rizzoli & Isles’ Janet Tamaro 2:30PM - 3:30PM, Tisch Theatre 006
An insider’s conversation with the legendary women who have created highly successful, enduring television shows.

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Room 006

Film Fatales: Notes from the Field
The dynamic NYC-based female filmmaker collective Film Fatales share personal experiences and advice as they support each other in their challenging career journeys. Enid Zentelis (Bottled Up), Iyabo Boyd (Producer, Sunbelt Express), Jennifer Fox (Beirut), Kim Spurlock (Down in Number 5), and Sasha Gordon (Composer, God of Love) with Leah Meyerhoff (I Believe in Unicorns) as moderator.

7:00 - 10:00 pm
Cantor Film Center

Award Ceremony and Screenings:
The Fusion Competition Screenings showcases the next generation of storytelling greats in an evening of stunning work by finalists in short film, animation, and web series.
The Competition Award ceremony and Woman of the Year presentation by Dean Allyson Green to Reed Morano. Showcase to be followed by a networking reception for filmmakers with the industry leaders who have served as judges and festival mentors.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

February 24: Film Screening, "Escape to Papua New Guinea"

The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education at NYU and the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) will host the world premier screening of “Escape to Papua New Guinea.”

Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 7:00pm-9:00pm 
19 University Place
Room 102

“Escape to Papua New Guinea” is the fifth film in “Escape to Nature,” an award-winning documentary series by Libor Spacek and Petra Dolezalova.  Viewers follow the filmmakers through the waters off the country’s shore, swimming with sharks, turtles, and other aquatic creatures; to active volcanoes on one of the country’s islands; on a journey by canoe to discover inaccessible areas of the Sepik River; and to remote villages to meet natives and witness their ceremonies and rituals.

 A Q&A with director Libor Spacek and a reception will follow the screening.

This event is free and open to the public
RSVP is requested through the event’s website 
Seating is limited
For more information visit the event page
Contact WCFF at 917-558-5205 or with questions

February 23: Documentary Screening and Discussion with Vietnam Lt. & Historians

You are invited to join as NYU hosts a screening of “The Anderson Platoon,” an Oscar-winning documentary on a Vietnam War army unit led by Lt. Joseph B. Anderson, Jr., followed by a discussion featuring Anderson and NYU historians Marilyn Young and Jeffrey Sammons.

Monday, February 23, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
238 Thompson St, Room 573

“The Anderson Platoon” (54 mins.), directed by Pierre Schoendoerffer and winner of the 1967 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, chronicles an integrated combat unit led by Anderson, a black West Point graduate.  Anderson is a native of Topeka, Kansas and a 1965 graduate of the United States Military Academy. During his military career, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam.

Young is the author of “The Vietnam Wars: 1945-1990” and Sammons is coauthor of “Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War”, which recounts the history of an African-American combat unit that grew out of the 15th New York National Guard and eventually fought with the French army in WWI.

The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required by emailing For more information, call 212.998.8635.

February 20: "Digital Animals" Conference to Explore the Role of New Technologies in Animal Protection

New York University’s Animal Studies Initiative will host “Digital Animals,” a one-day conference addressing what changing technologies mean for animal protection.

Friday, February 20, 9:15am-5:00 pm
NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center
100 Washington Square East, enter at 31 Washington Place

 Sessions will focus on: animal representation in digital media; how new technologies, including drones, can be used for animal protection; the risks that digital media can pose to animal welfare; and the role of digital activism.

Speakers will include: Tim Zimmerman, associate producer and co-writer of “Blackfish”; Pascaline Clerc, senior director of policy and advocacy for animal research issues at the Humane Society; Dan Fagin, a professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and winner of a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his book “Tom’s River”; Izzie Lerer, founder and editor-at-large of “The Dodo,” a digital platform for animal news; and others.

This event is free and open to the public
Click here to RSVP
For more information visit the event page

February 26 & 27: Spring Reading Series

NYU’s Creative Writing Program invites you to enjoy their Spring Reading Series this February.

All events are held in the program’s Greenwich Village home 
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W 10th Street 

Thursday, February 26, 7:00 PM
The New Salon: Charles Baxter in Conversation with Darin Strauss

Charles Baxter’s “There’s Something I Want You to Do: Stories” is out from Pantheon in February 2015. This event is hosted by Darin Strauss.

Friday, February 27, 5:00 PM
CantoMunto Poetry Reading: Carmen Giménez-Smith and David Tomas Martinez

Carmen Giménez-Smith’s books include “Milk and Filth” (University of Arizona Press, 2013). David Tomas Martinez’s collection “Hustle” appeared from Sarabande Books in 2014. This event is hosted by Javier Zamora and co-sponsored with CantoMundo, an organization dedicated to supporting Latina/o poets.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the CWP website.

February 18: Perspectives on the Paris Attacks

NYU, la Maison Française, and the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies will host “Perspectives on the Paris Attacks,” a roundtable discussion organized by the Institute of French Studies.

Wednesday, February 18, 6:30 pm
NYU Meyer Hall
4 Washington Place, Room 121

The murderous attacks that took place in Paris in January highlight the general problem of Islamic radicalism, but they also point to a number of issues specific to France. In this roundtable discussion, a panel of historians and social scientists will examine several of the most relevant and pressing issues and place them in a French, European, and international context. Speakers and presentations include:

• Zvi Ben-Dor (History/Middle Eastern Studies, NYU): “Jews and Muslims in France: a Variation on French History”

• Edward Berenson (History/French Studies, NYU): “Charlie Hebdo and Political Speech”

• M’hamed Oualdi (Near Eastern Studies/History, Princeton): “Being a French North African”

• Thomas Philippon (Stern, NYU): “The French Economy and Political Extremism”

• Emmanuelle Saada (French/History, Columbia): "The Jews of France"

• Frédéric Viguier (French Studies, NYU): “Processes of Radicalization”

• Larry Wolff (History/European Studies, NYU): “Voltaire and the French Satirical Tradition”

This event is free and open to the public. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.