Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gifts Make A Difference


We are taking a break from our normal postings today to thank all of you who have made a gift to NYU Arts and Science over the past year. Your generosity is much appreciated and helps us tremendously. If you haven't yet made your gift, it's not too late.

Click here to make your gift.

We all can remember a college professor who influenced us in one way or another. We would like to hear about a professor you had who had a great influence on you. Email your thoughts, essays, quotes, anything you'd like about your professor. Warren Adler (Heights '47) recently sent us his memories which can be read here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Peter Silberman (CAS '08) and The Antlers


Peter Silberman is the lead singer of the band The Antlers. Based on bedroom recordings made by Mr. Silberman while a student at NYU, the band self-released its debut album, Hospice, earlier this year. Since then, The Antlers have experienced a wave of critical acclaim, one that only looks to get bigger when Frenchkiss digitally re-releases the album next Tuesday. Even before the band landed a deal with Frenchkiss, NPR's Robin Hilton named Hospice the best album of 2009.

According to an interview with Mr. Silberman in Bostonist, the band will begin working on a new album soon. To read this interview please click here.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Poet Ada Limón (GSAS '01) Discusses Her Poetry


Congratulations to NYU alumna and poet, Ada Limón who recently had her poem Crush published in The New Yorker. also did a great interview with Ada which can be read by clicking here.

Preston Beckman (GSAS '80)


Preston Beckman is Executive VP, Strategic Program Planning and Research, Fox Broadcasting Company. We had the opportunity to speak with Preston over the phone about his NYU memories and his current responsibilities at FOX. This is a two-part interview so stay tuned for Part 2.

To listen to the interview, please click here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Martin Karlinsky (WSC '72)

Recently, we featured Martin Karlinsky on this blog. This is a followup to that feature and our attempt to include some video into this blog. You will be seeing more and more video interviews in the near future.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NYU At The Zoo

This past Sunday, NYU alumni got together at the Bronx Zoo and a fun time was had by all. Here are some photos from the occasion.







To visit the complete Flickr album please click here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

NYU-DC Campus


We were pleased to announce the exciting plans for the NYU-DC Campus last month. Our staff visited Washington, D.C. last weekend and took this photo of the future home of NYU-DC. We, along with our Washington alumni are thrilled at the idea of having an even greater NYU presence in the nation's capital.

To help support the NYU-DC Project please contact our office at 212.998.6959 or email

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Alan Menken (Heights '72) Helps Bring Sister Act To The Stage

Alan Menken is well known for his numerous scores for theater and film. The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Enchanted and many more were made magical by Mr. Menken's genius touch. His most recent project has been the composition of the score for the new production of Sister Act, based on the Whoopi Goldberg film and the show is currently in previews on London's West End. Mr. Menken returned to Broadway last year with an enlarged songbook for The Little Mermaid. Next year, he's back there with a gospel-tinged Leap of Faith, based on the 1992 film starring Steve Martin as a faith-healing charlatan. The composer has won eight Oscars, seven Golden Globes, and 10 Grammys.

Here's a number from the production of Sister Act The Musical:

Monday, June 1, 2009

3 Awards in 5 Years

We wanted to make sure you saw this article in today's New York Times that celebrates the amazing work of some of our brilliant Courant mathematicians and professors.

The three N.Y.U. recipients are faculty members in the university’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Two of them, Peter D. Lax, who won the Abel in 2005, and Professor Varadhan, are lifers, having taught and conducted research at N.Y.U. since the middle of the last century. Dr. Lax, a professor emeritus who, at 83, is retired from teaching, earned both his B.A. and Ph.D. from N.Y.U. in the 1940s.

Born near St. Petersburg, Russia, which was Leningrad at the time, Dr. Gromov was a more recent hire, arriving in 1996 from the University of Maryland. He divides his time between N.Y.U., where he teaches in the spring, and the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques in France, where he is based in the fall.

For more information on Courant please visit their website by clicking here.