January 31: Fiction Reading by Lorrie Moore, author of "A Gate at the Stairs"

The NYU public reading series presents acclaimed author Lorrie Moore as she reads from her most recent novel, "A Gate at the Stairs." Moore is the NYU Creative Writing Program's 2013 distinguished fiction writer-in-residence. She will be introduced by Darin Strauss.

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
7:00 pm

New York University School of Law
Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South

This event is free and open to the public.

January 31: Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

The Seminar on Greek and Roman Art and Architecture at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts invites you to hear visiting scholars share current research from a variety of perspectives on ancient art and archaeology. The study of Greek and Roman art and architecture is at a critical stage of development. In recent years, this field has been characterized by an ever-increasing range of approaches, under the influence of various disciplines such as Sociology, Semiotics, Gender Theory, Anthropology, Reception Theory, and Hermeneutics. The scope of this seminar series is to explore key aspects of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture, and to assess the current state of the discipline by reviewing and subjecting its current larger theoretical implications, methodologies, and directions of research to critical scrutiny.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
1 East 78th Street

Elizabeth Bartman, President, Archaeological Institute of America:
"Henry Blundell and His
Classical Marbles"

This event is free and open to the public, but an online RSVP is required.
Check out the IFA events calendar for additional lectures.

January 23: "El Regalo de Pachamama" Screening and Discussion for Hurricane Sandy Relief

As part of the NYU community’s outreach to New York residents affected by Hurricane Sandy, Avery Fisher Center & Cantor Film Center will present a free screening of El Regalo de la Pachamama followed by a discussion with director Toshifumi Matsushita.

January 23rd, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th Street, Theater 200, 2nd floor

“Pachamama” is a spiritual docudrama about a 13-year-old Quechua boy in Bolivia on his first salt caravan, “the Salt Trail,” a traditional trek that his family has undertaken for generations. The journey unfolds as the boy (and the viewer) encounter discoveries and surprises about traditional cultures in highland Bolivia.

Variety calls “Pachamama” a “delightful celebration [of a] vanishing way of life.” Director Toshifumi Matsushita utilizes non-professional actors in an “unpretentious and warm” manner in this “charmingly loose road odyssey” named for the Quechua earth goddess, Pachamama.

Awards: Montreal World Film Festival, Golden Zenith Award, 2008; HBO New York Latino Film Festival 2010, Audience Award for Best Film. 

The event is free and open to the public. However, audience members are asked to make a donation to a disaster-relief charity of their choice to assist those neighbors who are still struggling to recover after Hurricane Sandy. Informational handouts on numerous charities will be provided at the screening.

January 30: "How New York Reduced Mass Incarceration: A Debate"

How did New York manage to reduce its prison population while also reducing its jail, parole, and probation populations over the past decade? Criminologists, policymakers, and the public have weighed the merits of police practices using low-level arrests to reduce crime.

Now, noted criminologist Dr. James Austin, Dr. Michael Jacobson, president and director of the Vera Institute of Justice, present their newly released report showing how local policies in New York City reduced the entire correctional population of the state. Join us for an engaging debate among criminal justice experts about the meaning and implications of these findings in "How New York Reduced Mass Incarceration: A Debate," presented by NYU Law's Brennan Center for Justice.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New York University School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge,
40 Washington Square South

This event is free and open to the public with RSVP: please contact Gabriel Solis by January 25 at bcjusticeprogram@exchange.law.nyu.edu or 646-292-8346.

With an introduction by the Brennan Center's President Michael Waldman, the debate will be moderated by Inimai Chettiar, director of its justice program, and will feature experts from a variety of fields and a range of private and public institutions.

January 29: "Not My Life" Film Screening and Panel on Trafficking

NYU Law's Anti-Trafficking Advocacy Coalition (ATAC) invites you to join its members and a panel of experts for a special screening of Not My Life, an award-winning documentary exploring the issue of human trafficking worldwide—including in the United States. Not My Life was an official selection of the United Nations Association Film Festival in 2012.

Co-hosted by UNICEF and ACT, NYU's undergraduate anti-trafficking advocacy group, this screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring several prominent leaders and activists in the anti-trafficking field, including Rachel Lloyd, founder of Girls Education & Mentoring Service (GEMS) and Dorchen Leidholdt, activist and leader in the movement against violence against women.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South
This event is free and open to the public.
 Email heather.gregorio@gmail.com to reserve a space.

January 28: Exhibition Opening: Exhibition Opening: Keziat's "Elogio Della Follia"

NYU's Casa Italiana Zerilli invites you to the opening of "Elegy of Madness," an exhibition of works by Apulian artist Keziat. Curated by Rome's Alessia Defilippi, "Elegy of Madness" is part of an international exhibition cycle called Visionaria, which focuses on Keziat's recent ink on paper works, video art pieces, and installations. Some of her most representative works, such as the quadriptych "La Rivoluzione di Milo," the triptych "L'Albero dei Sogni," and "La giusta dimensione delle cose in un attimo di delirio," will be on display.

"Keziat's uncontrollable creativity shows thousands of facets in every situation, eveything is constantly moving, each change creates unforgettable shadings and amazing settings and shows the most hidden oddities in every object," says Defilippi.

Gallery Opening: Monday, January 28, 2031 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Casa Italiana Zerilli, 24 West 12th Street.
The exhibit will continue until February 15.
Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
The exhibit and opening are free and open to the public.

January 26: "Caris' Peace" Film Screening

Join moderator Prentiss Benjamin and panelists Robert Landy, PhD, Director of the NYU Steinhardt Program in Drama Therapy, and Gaylen Ross, Film Director, for a one-of-a-kind screening and talk-back of Ross's documentary Caris' Peace.

Fifteen years ago the theater and film actress and Yale drama graduate Caris Corfman's life was hijacked. The removal of a brain tumor left her without the ability to make new short-term memories. Caris' Peace is a riveting documentary about Corfman's resolute effort to reclaim her life in theater—something that no one with short-term memory loss has ever attempted—and to return to the world that she loved.

Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
NYU Steinhardt School, 35 West 4th Street, Room 779 
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required: please email nyudramatherapy@gmail.com.

This screening is part of the NYU Steinhardt Program in Drama Therapy's … As Performance series, made possible through generous grants from the Billy Rose Foundation.  … As Performance is intended to explore specific issues of physical and mental health, gender, culture and race through performance in order to pose questions and stimulate dialogue about the impact of these issues upon individuals, families, and communities.

January 23: Turning the Tide Together for US Hispanics: Rebuilding our HIV Prevention Toolbox

Join health care providers, activists, researchers, advocates, and students to discuss how to move forward as communities in addressing the impact of HIV and AIDS. At Turning the Tide Together for U.S. Hispanics: Rebuilding our HIV Prevention Toolbox, you will hear about the latest advances in HIV prevention, treatment, and care from the XIX International AIDS Conference (IAC).

The Latino Commission on AIDS and the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health will show videos from the first IAC held in the US in 22 years ago, and panels of experts will discuss strengthening local and national responses to HIV and AIDS in the Latino community. There will be spaces for questions and answers, as well as time to network at the end of the event.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
This event is free and open to the public with RSVP.

Ongoing through January 17: "Las Otras: (Re)Imaging Queer Latin@s" Photography Exhibition

Through a series of naturally lit medium format portraits, Las Otras is a collaboration meant to show the diversity and solidarity of Queer Latin@s. Casual one-on-one portrait sessions in a neutral unadorned environment (the photographer's living room) creates a visual thread and equal platform, eliminating the distraction of the private sphere, so what remains is the unique self. Each Latin@ provides personal thoughts and anecdotes about their experiences and struggles that in both the Latino/a culture and the LGBTQ community. By (re)imaging an often disregarded group through collaborative image and text, Las Otras offer insight to (re)think and (re)visualize the Queer Latin@ identity.

View the exhibition from November 30, 2012 – January 17, 2013 between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm weekdays, and 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm Saturdays at the Tisch School of the Arts's Gulf + Western Gallery, in the rear lobby of 721 Broadway. Learn more at the Tisch Photography & Imaging Department website.

January 14: Gallery Preview "Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg"

Please join New York University’s Grey Art Gallery for a preview of its new exhibit, "Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg." The exhibit, which will be on display from January 15-April 6, 2013, is the first major New York exhibition of Ginsberg’s photographs—spontaneous, uninhibited snapshots which capture the poet and his contemporaries and celebrate “the sacredness of the moment” through image and text.

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Organized by the National Gallery of Art and curated by Sarah Greenough, "Beat Generation" features 94 black-and-white works—many accompanied by Ginsberg’s intimate, handwritten captions—that convey the freedom and exuberant lifestyle of the Beat Generation. The presentation at the Grey Art Gallery will be supplemented by original manuscripts, typewritten poems, correspondence, drawings, and sketches produced by Ginsberg and the individuals he photographed, including literary luminaries such as William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, and Jack Kerouac.

Monday, Janurary 14, | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East
This event is free and open to the public.   

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