December 3: "The Legal Implications of Money Movement in Africa"

The Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA) presents speaker Dr. Felix Lessambo in a two part event discussing the international aspects of remittances -- money flowing into Africa from all around the world -- and to show that remittances have overtaken Foreign Direct Investment and Official Debt Assistance.

"The Legal Implications of Money Movement in Africa"
Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 3:00 - 5:30 pm
The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room, 3072
295 Lafayette Street

This event is free and open to the public with RSVP.

Dr. Felix Lessambo is a professor at St. John’s University’s Peter J. Tobin College of Business. He specializes in the areas of international tax, international finance, capital market institutions, financial statements analysis, transfer pricing, and European Union tax.

Ongoing through December 22: Invitational Art Exihibition at 80WSE

NYU Steinhardt’s 80WSE is pleased to announce the opening of the gallery’s second annual invitational exhibition, “80WSE Presents.” Curated by 80WSE staff members, the exhibit highlights some of the favorite artists of the 80WSE staff.

Featured artists include Kathe Burkhart, Jamie Dearing, Michael Delucia, Susanna Howe, Nadja Marcin, George Wilson, and Adam Winner. Learn more about each artist by clicking the jump break below.

80WSE Gallery
80 Washington Square East, between West 4th Street and Washington Place
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

November 29: "Carbon, Climate Change & Natural Disasters - What Should We Learn From Hurricane Sandy?"

New York University’s Environmental Studies Program will host a panel discussion where experts on topics ranging from the carbon cycle to environmental justice will give their perspectives on climate change, disasters, and Hurricane Sandy, and share their personal experiences.

“Carbon, Climate Change, and Natural Disaster: 
What Should We Learn from Sandy?” 
Thursday, November 29 @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm
NYU School of Law, D’Agostino Hall Faculty Club
108 West 3rd Street (between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets)

Panelists include: Kizzy Charles-Guzman, an adjunct instructor in NYU’s Environmental Studies Program and former policy advisor at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability; Dale Jamieson, director of NYU’s Environmental Studies Program and professor of environmental studies and philosophy; Eric Sanderson, senior conservation ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and director of the Mannahatta Project; and Tyler Volk, science director of NYU's Environmental Studies Program and professor of environmental studies and biology at NYU. The session will be moderated by Chris Schlottmann, associate director, NYU’s Environmental Studies Program.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at or by calling 212.992.7999.

November 27 and December 3: Greta Gleissner and Zadie Smith

The New York University Bookstore has rescheduled three events that were postponed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: Greta Gleissner, originally scheduled for November 5, will now appear November 27; Zadie Smith, originally scheduled for October 30, will now appear December 3.

These events take place at the NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway. Admission is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.4667.

Greta Gleissner, author of Something Spectacular: The True Story of One Rockette’s Battle with Bulimia
Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Something Spectacular is Greta Gleissner’s personal chronicle of the devastating effects bulimia exacts upon her life during her time as a Rockette. In recovery from bulimia for the last 10 years, Gleissner uses her experience as a platform to help others. The event is co-sponsored by the Silver School of Social Work at NYU.

Zadie Smith, author of NW
Monday, December 3, 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Zadie Smith's new novel follows four Londoners as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal. Smith is the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, and the essay collection Changing My Mind.

Nov 26: Discussion-Militant of Memory

New York University’s School of Law will host Nazi hunter and author Serge Klarsfeld for “Militant of Memory,” a discussion with journalist Peter Hellman.

Monday, November 26, 7:30 p.m. 
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South (between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets)

The event, co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for French Civilization and Culture and the NYU School of Law, is free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. For more information, call 212.998.8750 or email.

Klarsfeld is the leading historian of the Shoah as it occurred in France. His pioneering work, Memorial to the Jews Deported from France 1942-44, revealed the names of the 76,000 deportees and brought to light German telexes and other documents related to the deportation machinery. These documents served as key evidence in the 1979 trial in Cologne of three Nazi deportation operatives, who were all convicted.

Dec 6: Presentation on "Poseidon and His Youths"

New York University's Institute of the Fine Arts presents "Poseidon and His Youths on Cape Sounion: The Archaic Sanctuary, the Colossal Kouroi, and Political Dedications in Early-Sixth-Century Attica," a presentation by Ioannis Mylonopoulos, Assistant Professor at the Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.

Thursday, December 6, 2012
6:00 PM in the Seminar Room
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
followed by a reception in the Loeb Room 

This 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. The series is coordinated by Professor Clemente Marconi and Student Coordinator Veruschka Aizaga-Thomason.

November 19 & 20: Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway at Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry

Hurricane Sandy has left many more people in need of help celebrating their annual Thanksgiving traditions, and the Our Lady of Sorrow Food Pantry is in need of volunteers to help prepare and distribute their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway and food baskets.  

Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 3:00 pm | Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 9:00 am
Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry, 213 Stanton Street

On Monday, November 19th beginning at 3:00 pm volunteers are needed to help put together the food baskets that will be distributed the following day. Volunteers can plan to stay as long as they are able according to their own availability. 1-5 volunteers are sought for this event. RSVP »

On Tuesday, November 20th beginning at 9:00 am we need volunteers to help distribute the baskets and manage the crowd of recipients. Volunteers can plan to stay as long as they are able according to their own availability. 1-5 volunteers are sought for this event. RSVP »

November 17: Volunteer at the St. Jacobi Church in Brooklyn

Volunteers will provide critical help at the St. Jacobi Church in Brooklyn, a main hub for food and other supplies for Hurricane-stricken sites. If individuals wear appropriate shoes (work boots), they may have the option to be shuttled to the Far Rockaways, Staten Island, or Coney Island to help with manual clean up, resource distribution, or area canvasing.

Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 8:00 am
Kimmel Center Lobby | 60 Washington Square South

The group will meet in the lobby of the Kimmel Center and head out to St. Jacobi as a group. Please bring a MetroCard.

The St. Jacobi Church, located in Sunset Park, is a main donation site for food and other supplies for Hurricane-stricken sites. Volunteers will fulfil the critical roles of helping sort donations and helping load cars and bicycles that come to the church to pick up supplies to be delivered to areas in need of supplies. This volunteer opportunity is open to the public, but an RSVP by email is required.

November 16 and 17: Emergency Blood Drives

The New York Blood Center has lost approximately 12,000 units of blood due to drive cancellations and other complications resulting from Hurricane Sandy. Please aid our communities by helping make up for this critical shortfall. All donors receive free 10-song iTunes download cards. Walk-ins welcome.

Friday, November 16, 2012 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
NYU Open House Space, 528 LaGuardia Place | RSVP »

Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carlyle Court, C2 Lounge, 25 Union Square West | RSVP »

Eligibility: All donors must have valid ID; weigh a minimum of 110lbs; be between 16-76 years of age; have no new tattoos in the past 12 months

November 19: Talk - Abraham Lincoln and the End of American Slavery

New York University's Center for the Study of Transformative Lives presents Historian Eric Foner who will deliver “Abraham Lincoln and the End of American Slavery,” a public lecture on Lincoln’s transformations on slavery and race.

Monday November 19, 7-9 p.m.
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor Auditorium

On the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, will examine the fascinating and contested relationship between individual and social agency in bringing about societal transformation. He will discuss how Lincoln came to emancipation during the Civil War, the various pressures on him, and how emancipation changed the nature of the Civil War as well as Lincoln's own outlook on the place of African-Americans in American society.

This event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required: email For more information, call 212.998.4291.  

November 16: In the Shadows of Poe

This November, the Village comes together to showcase an array of artistic mediums in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe. Drama, readings, songs, and artwork are just a few of the creative expressions that will highlight the life and work of the great American story teller.

Friday, November 16, 2012 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NYU School of Law
245 Sullivan Street, Room 216

This event is free and open to the pubic, with a reception to follow in the Poe Room. Please note that a photo ID is required to enter all NYU buildings.

An RSVP is required. Contact the Office of Government and Community Affairs: 212.998.2400 or

"In the Shadows of Poe" is sponsored by NYU’s Office of Government and Community Affairs and Lois Rakoff, community director of the Poe Room.

November 10: Bowery Residents' Committee Hurricane Shelter EmergencyCleanup

Join New York University in supporting the Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC) Hurricane Shelter Emergency Cleanup, a post-storm effort to return an emergency storm shelter to normal operations, including positive programs and interventions for some of New York City's most vulnerable populations

The Bowery Residents' Committee faciltiy at 131 W 25th Street served as an emergency shelter for a huge number of BRC residents who had been evacuated from assessment shelters during the storm. Because of the very tight, unprecedented living conditions, the eight-floor facility is in dire need of a thorough cleaning.

Volunteers are needed for mopping, sweeping, washing walls, cleaning windows, and other cleaning tasks to help BRC resume its mission: empowering individuals to permanently overcome poverty, addiction, physical and mental illness, homelessness, and unemployment through a wide range of programs.

Saturday, November 10, 2012, @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
NYU will provide cleaning supplies for volunteers to use during the project.
Bowery Residents' Committee, 131 W 25th Street

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP visit the NYU Hurricane Sandy relief page.

November 9: Stuff the Trolley Drive

Join New York University for Stuff the Trolley, a University-wide Drive for Food, Clothing Blankets, and More to support a large number of the local organizations serving those desperately in need of supplies post Hurricane Sandy. Donations and volunteers sought.

NYU’s Office of Civic Engagement is identifying local agencies with needs for non-perishable foods, cold-weather clothing, blankets, and batteries, and we are trying to meet those needs through a University-wide donation drive. Volunteers are needed on Friday between 10 and 2 to help collect, manage, and organize donations. Get more information and RSVP for non-NYU ID-holders here.

Stuff the Trolley
Friday, November 9, 2012 
10am – 2pm
Kimmel Center for University Life, Street Level and Lobby

Members of the University community are encouraged to bring donations to the Kimmel Center on Friday, November 9, and load them onto the NYU Trolley, which will begin distributing items to drop-off locations that same afternoon. Click here for a list of suggested donations.

November 8: Town Hall: Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Join us for New York University's Town Hall meeting to learn more about our University-wide Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, including how to join and create relief projects.

Town Hall: Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 5:00PM
Kimmel Center for Student Life, 4th Floor Eisner & Lubin Auditorium

This Town Hall will provide the NYU community with information on proposing and joining relief projects in and around hurricane affected areas, including:

  • Sandy facts: numbers of displaced persons, homes destroyed, lives lost, damage and cleanup estimates, and more
  • How students, faculty, and staff can propose to lead service projects partnering with non-profits
  • How students, faculty, and staff can join existing projects
  • Posting on and operating NYUServiceConnect
  • Upcoming volunteer opportunities this week and weekend
  • Good things to remember regarding service projects
  • Questions and Answers 

This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions or concerns send an email to NYU service.

November 8: Live Stream Post-Election Analysis from NYU DC

The John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress and NYU Global Programs present Robert Shrum moderating a panel of political and media experts on the 2012 American election cycle.  The panel will consider the results of the Presidential and Congressional elections, analyzing campaign strategies, game-changing events and what lies ahead for the American people and the world.

Watch the live stream beginning at 6:30 EST, and featuring Alex Castellanos, Todd Harris, Steve McMahon, Liz Sidoti, and Michael Waldeman.