April 11: 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.

April 25: The Intrigue and Magic of Poe

Join local artists and members of the community to celebrate the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe through music, painting, performance and more in The Intrigue and Magic of Poe.

Friday, April 25, 6:00 -8:00 pm
NYU Law School
Furman Hall, Room 216 245
245 Sullivan Street (at W. 3rd)

NYU and Lois Rakoff, Community Director of the Poe Room, invite you to a celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's life and legacy.  Artists will present responses and interpretations of Poe through music, painting, performance, and other mediums.

This event is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow in the Poe Room.  The 2014 Poe Room event is a partnership between NYU and the community.

An RSVP is required.

For more information regarding this event, please contact the Office of Government and Community Affairs.

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.