Monday, April 28, 2008

Register for NYU Alumni Day Today!

If you haven't already done so, be sure to visit the NYU Alumni Day website to register for the many wonderful events planned for Saturday, May 17th. We hope to see you at these events and hope that you will join your fellow alumni for a bite to eat and a refreshing beverage at the Dean's Luncheons.

Friday, April 18, 2008

New York University In Second Life

We are currently working on an exciting Arts and Science space on the New York University land in Second Life. You will be hearing more about this soon and above is an image of our space. We hope to create a virtual space where alumni, students and faculty can meet to have a conversation or watch some of the great lectures we have recently hosted.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

We Can't Get Enough of Bob Balaban (WSC '77)

Bob Balaban (WSC '77), producer, director, actor, and writer is the 2008 recipient of the CAS Alumni Achievement Award and will be honored at the Dean's Luncheon on May 17, 2008. We hope to see you there! In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy watching this video in which Mo Rocca hangs out with Mr. Balaban:

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Heights Alumni Lounge

The Davis Family
Back Row (Left to Right): Jim Davis (Stern '71), Scot Jahn, Karen Frost Jahn, George Jahn (ARTS '62, Stern '69), Bill Davis, Robyn Jahn Fee (WSC '88), Christopher Fee

Middle Row: Hermine Ten Broeke Davis, Kit Alderdice, Ruth Jahn Davis, Ilse Hayden-Winters (WSC '68, GSAS '75), Roxie Davis

Front Row: Elizabeth Fee, Alexander Fee

The Heights Alumni Lounge in the Silver Center for Arts and Science recently underwent a much needed renovation made possible by a generous gift from Ruth Jahn Davis in memory of her late husband, Professor Thomas W. Davis (ARTS `25, GSAS `26, `28). On October 18, the Davis family, alumni, and friends gathered for a reception to mark the rededication of the lounge. The Davis-Jahn family has many ties to NYU. To read their story, please click here.

Alumni and Friends enjoying the rededication reception.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Robert Gurland Speaks Tonight

Many of you either had Robert Gurland as a professor in the past or know of someone who did. Don't miss his lecture tonight, April 9th, as he discusses the moral implications of today's cosmetic and performance enhancing technologies. A reception will follow the lecture. Please see details below:

Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
100 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10003

Robert Gurland has taught at NYU since 1968. For 31 years he was a professor of philosophy at the College of Arts and Science. In 2002, he became professor of philosophy in the General Studies Program and a lecturer at the Stern School of Business.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Do You Like Heavy Mental?

The Amygdaloids, a band made up of NYU scientists who know how to rock, will be lecturing and playing at the 92nd Street Y tonight. Here's a blurb from their website:

What do you get when you mix the son of a Louisiana butcher, a dome builder, a philosophy major, and an ex-Israeli solider? NYU scientists who play rock n' roll, of course. Joseph LeDoux, Daniela Schiller, and Nina Galbraith Curley are neuroscientists who study emotion and memory functions of the brain, and Tyler Volk is an environmental scientist who has also written about mind and brain. Their original songs are all about mental life and mental disorders (A Trace, Memory Pill, An Emotional Brain, Inside of Me, Mind-Body Problem, and so on). The Amygdaloids call their music "Heavy Mental".

So if you've got rock music on your brain, check out the Amygdaloids tonight:

The Amygdaloids

April, 3 2008 at 92d Steet Y
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York
Cost : $26 (20% discount with code DOUX)

The Amygdaloids are not rocket scientists but brain scientiests who rock-it. Hear a short lecture on emotion, memory and the brain by guitarists and vocalist Joseph LeDoux followed by songs (about love and life) inspired by the research. For a discount, use the code DOUX when contacting the Y.

There was a news conference that took place at NYU announcing the World Science Festival which will take place in May. New York University will be the epicenter, and the host of a daylong street fair on May 31.