February 26: Futures of the European Union Series, Aftermath of Charlie Hebdo Lecture

The NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and the German Academic Exchange Service presents "The Making of a European Public Sphere in the Aftermath of Charlie Hebdo", a lecture and discussion part of the "Futures of the European Union" series at NYU

Thursday, February 26, 6:00 pm
NYU Deutsches Haus
42 Washington Mews

The Charlie Hebdo attacks have raised questions not only about terrorism and freedom of expression, but also about the place of Islam in Europe—now and in the future. The lecture will be hosted by sociologist Nilüfer Göle. In her lecture, Göle, a professor of sociology at École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, will consider this matter. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session moderated by political scientist Christine Landfried, Max Weber Professor at NYU. 

Göle studies Islamic visibility, secularism, and intercultural controversies in European public spheres. She is the author of “Islam in Europe: The Lure of Fundamentalism and the Allure of Cosmopolitanism” and “The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling”.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please email deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event. Please call 212.998.8663 for more information.

January 28: Authors in Action

Join us for an evening showcasing the literary works of talented Gallatin alumni, and enjoy networking with fellow writing professionals.

Wednesday, January 28, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre
1 Washington Place

Jennifer Clement (BA '82)
Prayers for the Stolen
"Beguiling, and even crazily enchanting...gives us words for what we haven't had words for before" - Francisco Goldman, New York Times Book Review

Vanessa Manko (MA '05)
The Invention of Exile
"Vanessa Manko's beautifully written and deeply affecting first novel is the story of a man stranded by history in a strange land, torn away by politics and paranoia from the people he loves...A brilliant debut." -Salman Rushdie

Reading and discussion followed by reception.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required. Visit the event page for more information.

January 28: Julian Zelizer at NYU

NYU Libraries invites you to join them for a conversation with Julian Zelizer, author of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress & the Battle for the Great Society.

Wednesday, January 28, 6:00 PM
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Diologue
295 Lafayette St, 2nd Floor

Zelizer will be joined by moderator Tim Nafali, director of the Tamiment Library.

This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP to 212-992-9018 or RSVP.Bobst@nyu.edu.

Visit the event page for more information about this event and other upcoming events.

January 29- February 6: Spring Reading Series

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

All events are held in the program’s Greenwich Village home - unless otherwise noted.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W 10th Street 
Thursday, January 29, 7:00 PM
Poetry Reading: Jorie Graham
Jorie Graham’s new book is “From the New World: Poems 1976-2014” (Ecco, 2015). Graham will be introduced by NYU Creative Program Director Deborah Landau.

Friday, January 30, 5:00 PM
ZYZZYVA Presents: Will Boast, Karl Taro Greenfeld, and Edie Meidav
Featuring recent contributors to “ZYZZYVA,” a San Francisco journal of arts and letters. This event is hosted by editors Laura Cogan and Oscar Villalon and co-sponsored with “ZYZZYVA.”

Thursday, February 5, 7:00 PM
Fiction Reading: E. L. Doctorow and Axinn Foundation Writer-in-Residence Chris Normandin
E. L. Doctorow is the author of many titles, including “Ragtime,” “City of God,” and most recently “Andrew’s Brain.” Among his awards are three National Book Critics Circle Awards, the National Book Award, two PEN/Faulkner Awards, and the National Book Foundation’s 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Doctorow holds the Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Chair of English and American Letters at NYU.

Friday, February 6, 5:00 PM
Independent Poetry Press Showcase: Cynthia Cruz, Eugenia Leigh, Michael Morse, and Christina Pugh
Featuring readings from new works, this event is hosted by editor Martha Rhodes and co-sponsored with Canarium, Four Way, and TriQuarterly Books.

Friday, February 6, 7:00 PM
NYU Emerging Writers Reading Series: Eileen Myles, 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

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

January 20: Navigating the Affordable Care Act

The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs and NY State of Health are hosting:

Navigating the Affordable Care Act: Information Session on Signing Up for Health Coverage.

Tuesday, January 20, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
University Settlement at the Houston Street Center
273 Bowery

There has been a lot of talk in the news about what the Affordable Care Act means for people without health insurance. With the enrollment deadline coming soon, many are wondering what the benefits are, who should sign up, and how to sign up. The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs, together with the NY State of Health, will host an info session aimed at answering some of those questions.

Following the presentation, English, Mandarin, and Spanish speaking navigators from NY State of Health will be available to schedule free one-on-one appointments with step-by-step enrollment assistance for anyone who is interested in signing up. This event is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP online or contact the NYU Office of Government and Community affairs at community.affairs@nyu.edu or 212-998-2400.

To Learn More About the Affordable Care Act in New York State, please visit  nystateofhealth.ny.gov.

January 6 & 10:Breathing and Meditation Workshop

The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs is pleased to promote the following event from one of our neighbors:

The International Association for Human Values invites you to the Introduction to the Yesplus Program: Stressbuster session. 

Tuesday, January 6, 7:00 PM & Saturday, January 10, 5:30 PM
Player's Theatre
115 MacDougal Street

This session provides tools and techniques to manage stress and increase confidence and energy and overall well being.

The IAHV was created in Geneva in 1997 as a global platform for humanitarian initiatives that solve problems by uplifting human values. IAHV conducts service projects and raises funds for humanitarian and disaster relief initiatives throughout the world.
Our innovative life-skills training programs combine breathwork and meditation with interactive discussions and experiential processes. This program supports individual and community happiness, social connection, and resilience so you can achieve personal and professional success as compassionate and service-minded leaders of tomorrow.  

This event is free and open to the public. 
More information on the IAHV can be found on their website.

December 4- January 17: Record of Cherry Road By Elizabeth Moran

The NYU Tisch Department of Photography & Imaging presents Record of Cherry Road, an exhibition of photographs by alum Elizabeth Moran, recipient of the Department’s 2013 Tierney Fellowship.

Ongoing Through January 17, 10:00 am-7:00 pm Weekdays
The Gulf+ Western Gallery
721 Broadway

Moran explains, “Record of Cherry Road investigates the myths that surround my family’s home, the farmhouse of an old plantation in Memphis, Tennessee. Storied to be haunted, the house contains a multitude of histories that are ever-present yet hidden... the project questions our continued reliance on photography to prove a belief.”

This event is free and open to the public.
A photo ID is required when entering the building.
For more information, visit the event page or visit Moran's website.

December 20: What the Dickens? Fifith Annual A Christmas Carol Marathon

The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs is happy to promote one of the following free and public events from one of our neighbors:

Join Housing Works and dozens of terrific writers and performers for a marathon reading of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.

Drop in early and often to catch a few surprise performers or linger through the afternoon for the whole, spirited tale. All books are 10 percent off, and the cafe will be stocked with seasonal specials. Finish your Christmas shopping with unique literary finds, including the reissue of A Christmas Carol thanks to a generous donation from Vintage Anchor, have some festive treats from our cafe with a hot cocoa or a glass of wine and enjoy!
Festivities will kick off at noon with Christmas caroling from members of the New York City Master Chorale. The reading of A Christmas Carol will begin at 1 PM inside the bookstore.

Saturday, December 20, 1:00 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about this event and the featured readers, visit the event page.

December 17-18: ITP Showcase

NYU Tisch's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) invites you to a showcase of more than 100 student projects, giving the public a free peek at the latest innovations fostered by this world-renown digital convergence program.

From the self-watering plant to the texting hoodie, before they were big ideas they were student projects at the now-legendary semi-annual student show of the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Since the program was established in 1979, ITP graduates have gone on to develop internationally renowned products, companies and works of art. ITP alumni include Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare, who developed his Dodgeball application while at ITP; Tom Igoe, a chief architect of the Arduino microcontroller; and LED visual artist Leo Villarreal.

Wednesday, December 17 5:00pm- 9:00pm 
Thursday, December 18 4:00pm- 8:00pm 
NYU Tisch Building at 721 Broadway 
4th Floor South

This event is free and open to the public
For more information call 212-998-1880 or visit the event page

December 11: Jazz at the Philharmonia

NYU Steinhardt invites you to come and enjoy Jazz at the Philharmonia, NYU Philharmonia with Combo Nuvo.

Thursday, December 11, 8:00 PM
35 W 4th Street
Frederick Loewe Theatre

Constantine Kitsopoulos, Conductor
Nature Ganganbaigal, Horse-head fiddle
Works for jazz band and orchestra by Dave Schroeder and Rich Shemaria

This event is free and open to the public. For more information on this event and other upcoming events, visit the Steinhardt Events Calendar.