September 24: Writing Workshop

The Department of Humanities, Arts, and Writing at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies invites you to join a new season of free creative writing classes at the new NYU Bookstore.
Master teachers from the writing program will be lecturing on a range of writing skills, followed by writing exercises and time for discussion. Afterwards, instructors will sign copies of their books and offer additional advice to aspiring writers. Take advantage of this opportunity to sample NYU-SCPS courses and learn about the craft of writing.


The current series begins Monday, September 24, 2012, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, with bestselling author Jennifer Belle (Going Down, High Maintenance, Little Stalker, and The Seven Year Bitch) teaching a workshop entitled, “Starting Your Novel in the Middle.” Belle has written for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, teaches the course “Write Your Novel Scene by Scene” at NYU-SCPS.

September 13: Historian Pan Guang on Jewish Life in China

Pan Guang, a professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, will discuss the history of Jewish life in China during a public lecture on Thursday, September 13, at New York University’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life.

Pan, whose lecture will focus on his research on the oral histories of Jews living in China, is the director of the Shanghai Center for International Studies and of the Institute of European and Asian Studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He is also a member of the High-Level Group of the UN Alliance of Civilizations. The presence of Jews in China dates back to the eighth century, and Shanghai served as a safe haven for European Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 6:30 pm
New York University’s Global Center for
Academic and Spiritual Life
58 Washington Square South, Fourth floor
(Enter at 238 Thompson Street) 

The lecture is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required to spiritual.life@nyu.edu. Government-issued or NYU ID is required for entry to the building. Pan will be introduced by NYU’s Ronald Zweig, Marilyn and Henry Taub Professor of Israel Studies and director of the Taub Center for Israel Studies at NYU. The talk is co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for Spiritual Life, NYU Shanghai, and the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life.

October 9: Get to Know the Espresso Book Machine


Join the NYU Bookstore for a demonstration of the new Espresso Book Machine®, a cutting-edge printing solution which, at the push of a button, prints, binds, and trims a bookstore-quality, perfect-bound paperback book from digital files. See a book get printed and bound, participate in a question-and-answer session, and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Bookstore staff.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
New York University Bookstore
726 Broadway (at Waverly Place)
New York, NY 10012



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September 13: Medieval Art History Lectures at NYU IFA

This fall the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University invites you to a new lecture series: Current Trends in Medieval Art History, exploring current trends and new research in the field of western medieval art.

The series begins with the University of Chicago's Aden Kumler, assistant professor in the department of art history, and her lecture "Surplus & Blankness: Medieval Art, de factis."


Thursday, September 13, 2012, 5:30 PM 
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
1 East 78th Street, Lecture Hall

Lectures are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Please note that seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come first-served basis with RSVP. A reception will follow the talk.

Explore the NYU IFA's website for a full schedule of upcoming Medieval Lectures.