Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Our Blog Is Being Worked On

Dear Readers,

You may have noticed that there has been a lack of new posts on this blog recently. This is because we are currently in the process of making some very exciting changes. Please keep checking back for updated information about these changes and rest assured that new posts will be appearing very soon. In the meantime, here are two books by NYU alumni authors that you should definitely check out!

1) The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

Here's a review of Ms. Tinti's book from the New York Times.

2) American Widow by Alissa Torres

Here's a review of American Widow from the New York Times.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Yvonne Latty's Award-Winning Play, "In Conflict" gets New York Premiere

Be sure to read the recent NY Daily News article written by Clem Richardson about NYU journalism professor Yvonne Latty. Click here to read the piece.

From the NYU Journalism Website:

Yvonne Latty is the author of In Conflict: Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss and the Fight to Stay Alive (Polipoint Press 2006) and the critically acclaimed We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from World War II to the War in Iraq (Harper Collins/Amistad 2004). She worked for the Philadelphia Daily News for 13 years where she was an award winning reporter specializing in urban issues. Professor Latty was featured in the History Channel's Documentary Honor Deferred and has lectured nationally. Born and raised in New York City, she earned a BFA in Film/Television and later an MA in Journalism from New York University.

For more information please visit www.yvonnelatty.com.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Kenny (WSC, '90), Moose and Goose

One of the most versatile sports broadcasters in the country, Kenny Albert (WSC, '90) has become a fixture in the New York Rangers radio booth calling the play-by-play action since 1995. Albert, who has called all four major sports during his professional career, has described the action for over 1,000 professional hockey games over the last two decades. Additionally, Albert is a contributor to MSG.com where you can find him frequently blogging on the Rangers.

For his complete bio from the MSG website, click here. We are currently trying to secure an interview with Mr. Albert for the blog so check back.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

3 Men and a Gallery

Terry Rosenfelder (WSC, '66) has a new fine art exhibit, "3 Men and a Gallery," at Bank of the Arts in New Bern, North Carolina, along with two other painters. The show opens today, September 9, 2008 and continues through October 25. Mr. Rosenfelder taught art in public schools for over 25 years; he retired in 2006, and he now devotes himself full time to painting. Inspired by such artists as Monet, Hopper and Wyeth, he fills his paintings with light, shadows, color and detail.

Click here to visit Mr. Rosenfelder's site.

Monday, September 8, 2008

NYU Arthur Carter Journalism Institute

New York University's Faculty of Arts and Science has re-designated its Department of Journalism the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, in recognition of Arthur Carter's long-time support of journalism education at the university. NYU will celebrate the new designation of its journalism program at an Oct. 6 ceremony.

Please click here to read the full press release.

To find out more exciting information and news on the Journalism Department please click here.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Genomics and NYU

New York University and the American Museum of Natural History have received a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore plant evolution and to create a public database that provides information about the structure and inferred function of proteins found in two plant genomes. The three-year grant will allow the researchers at both institutions to investigate ground-breaking methods for exploring the evolution, structure, and function of proteomes - the entire array of proteins expressed by a genome.

Please click here to read the press release in its entirety.

As you may know, NYU is at the forefront of Genomics. But in order to continue to build in this rapidly evolving field, our scientists need facilities to match their extraordinary talents.

The revolutionary new Center for Genomics and Systems Biology planned for 12-16 Waverly Place is at the very heart of NYU's Washington Square campus. It will give our professors, researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students the tools they need to unleash the full potential of their research and to remain at the forefront of their field. While key sources of funding for ongoing research projects have already been secured, building these facilities will require the support and generosity of our entire University community.

Please take a moment to visit Endless Possibilities: The Campaign for The Center for Genomics and Systems Biology for more information. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Who Knew Punk Rope Originated At NYU?

Are you looking to get some great exercise and have fun at the same time? If so, Punk Rope is for you. That's right, Punk Rope.

Punk Rope is a fitness class created by NYU alumnus, Tim Haft (GSAS '86). Tim also worked at NYU as a career counselor in the Office of Career Services from 1988 to 1993. So it's only fitting that Tim launched Punk Rope at NYU. The first class was held at Coles in 2004. Since then Punk Rope has spread to community centers, health clubs, college rec centers, and schools in 12 states.

But you're still probably scratching your head wondering what exactly is Punk Rope. Take one part recess, one part boot camp, and one part rock concert. Toss in a blender, flip the switch, and voila you have Punk Rope. More specifically Punk Rope combines creative calisthenics with rope jumping, group conditioning drills, and core training for a highly effective workout which improves aerobic capacity, bone density, body composition, coordination, agility, timing, and balance.

Most importantly, Punk Rope is fun. It's a great way to get an intense workout, laugh, make new friends, and listen to some incredible music all at the same time. Most classes are thematic in nature meaning that the music and drills relate to a particular holiday or cultural event such as Oktoberfest, the Super Bowl, or International Women's Day. This approach to exercise helps to distract the participant and reduces the discomfort often associated with intense exercise.

Want to sign up for a Punk Rope class? Here's the information:

New York University Recreation
Punk Jump Rope, "Bootcamp in the playground"
Palladium Athletic Facility
Tues & Thurs 7:30-8:25 PM
9/16- 10/16 (10 classes) $45.00
Course #PLD 414

In Person Registration @ Coles, 181 Mercer St
Mon 9/9, 8-12 & 4-8 pm
Wed & Thurs 9/10-11, 12-8 pm

Be sure to take advantage of the great Alumni Gym Membership Offer by clicking >here.

For more information about Punk Rope, please visit www.punkrope.com.