Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Acclaimed Singer, Songwriter and NYU Alumna Rondi Charleston Releases New CD

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On February 8, 2011, Jazz singer-songwriter Rondi Charleston released her new CD, Who Knows Where the Time Goes, the follow-up to her 2008 critically acclaimed release In My Life. Charleston says, "These songs all, in one way or another, reflect some aspect of our collective relationship with time," says Charleston, a life-long admirer of that epic wrestling with and caressing of calendar movement, Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. “Whether it’s a cherished memory of a specific person, place or thing -- past, present or future – I hope to spark people’s subconscious emotions, and in doing so, remind them of just how precious time is.”

After graduating from Juilliard and singing opera professionally, she enrolled in the Master's program at NYU's School of Journalism, beginning a career of investigative news reporting, one which led to Emmy and Peabody Awards for numerous stories. With Who Knows Where the Time Goes Charleston once again combines her singing talent with her love of storytelling to create memorable music.

For more information on Rondi Charleston please visit her website.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Award-Winning Oceanographer and NYU Alumnus Sydney Levitus Elected as a 2010 Fellow by the AAAS

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Congratulations to alumnus Sydney Levitus, an award-winning oceanographer and researcher at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for being elected as a 2010 Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

According to the NOAA website Levitus is being honored for his "'distinguished contributions' in the areas of ocean sciences, data archaeology and research into the impacts of climate change on the upper ocean."

For more information on Levitus and this honor please visit the NOAA website.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dr. Fritz Francois (WSC '93, MED '97, '07) Receives the MLK Humanitarian Award

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On February 10, 2011, Dr. Fritz Francois will receive the MLK Humanitarian Award for his work on Haitian relief, exactly 50 years after the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech on the campus of New York University that advocated for civil rights and championed nonviolent protest for social change. This event is part of NYU's MLK Week. For more information on Dr. Francois be sure to read the article about him in NYU Alumni Connect.

For a complete list of MLK events please click here.