Wednesday, March 11, 2009
|The Gallatin Dean’s Mentoring Roundtable Series presents a discussion with|
Gallatin Alumni ROB KALIN (BA ’03), CHRIS MAGUIRE (BA ’04) and HAIM SCHOPPIK WEB ENTREPRENEURS and FOUNDERS of ETSY.com
Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 pm
715 Broadway, 8th Floor
Dean's Conference Room
RSVP at www.nyu.edu/gallatin/rsvp
The concept for this “eBay-for-crafts” originated in 2005, while Kalin and Maguire were rebuilding a friend’s website. Once they developed an initial blueprint, they asked Schoppik to oversee the site’s engineering. Today, Etsy has more than 1 million registered users in 128 different countries, and the company’s headquarters—“Etsy Labs”—are located in downtown Brooklyn. Recently, Chief Creative Officer Kalin unveiled plans for Etsy’s nonprofit venture, Etsy.org, and in December he appeared at #23 on Silicon Alley Insider's annual list of the top 100 entrepreneurs and executives in the New York digital business community. He has also made several appearances on national television programs including: The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Martha Stewart Show.
Food and refreshments will be provided.
All attendees will receive a Gallatin Rubik’s Cube!
To the Gallatin Community:
Please join us at the Writing Program's annual GALLATIN TEACHERS READING (from
their recently published or about-to-be-published books).
Readers (in this order):
PROFESSOR RITTY LUKOSE--Liberalization's Children: Gender, Youth, and Consumer
Citizenship in Globalizing India
PROFESSOR ED PARK--Personal Days (a novel)
PROFESSOR SHARON FRIEDMAN--Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works
THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH, Bronfman Center (7 W. 10th St.), 6:30-8 PM
Next American City is a quarterly magazine created for and by a new school of urban thinkers and leaders, focused on ensuring "that future generations' lives are improved, and not made more dangerous or unnecessarily complicated by the decisions we make".
Next American City is hosting a salon at which Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, will be lecturing regarding the current and future conditions of the financial situation in New York.
This event is to be held in the Hines Gallery at the AIA Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place (btw. w3rd and Bleecker) on March 5th, from 6-8 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door but includes drinks, light refreshments and a 1 year subscription to the magazine. For more info.
New Urbanism for New Yorkers
|A discussion about urban design theories and their effects on climate change, quality of life and the economy.|
|Wednesday, February 25 6:30 PM|
Wednesday • February 25 • 6:30 PM
New Urbanism for New Yorkers
For the first time, Regional Plan Association and the Congress for New Urbanism's New York Chapter partner with the Museum of the City of New York for a timely discussion about urban design theories and their effects on climate change, quality of life and the economy.
President of RPA Robert Yaro will discuss the effects of new urbanism, transit-oriented development, LEED-ND and smart growth in the New York metropolitan region and offer his suggestions for moving forward in this tough economic time. CNU President John Norquistwill comment with his own thoughts about how New York's urbanism positions it for future success and how the nation as a whole can benefit from the techniques of new urbanism. The evening will begin with an introduction of the region's New Urbanist precedents, including Jersey City, Forest Hills, Queens, Battery Park City and more.
After the event, join us for a 30-minute informal discussion and networking opportunity.
Refreshments will be served.
$9 General admission
$5 Museum members, RPA, CNU, APA, seniors and students
For more information please call 212.534.1672, ext. 3395.
Deadlines to study abroad in Summer and Fall '09 are just around the corner, so Gallatin's Office of Academic Advising is hosting a workshop for students interested in studying in Prague, Florence, Delhi, Buenos Aires, Cairo, London -- anywhere your concentration might take you.
GALLATIN STUDY ABROAD WORKSHOP
Thursday, Jan. 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
715 B'way, Jerry H. Labowitz Theater (1st Fl)
* Learn the mechanics of applying; financial aid; housing; NYU and non-NYU programs, etc.
* Learn about Gallatin's three Summer travel courses (in Berlin, Buenos Aires, and Florence)
* Learn about NYU's exchange programs with 17 foreign universities (application deadline Feb. 15!)
Also, NYU's Office of Study Abroad will host a STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES FAIR on Thursday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Silver Center, 1st Floor (Hemmerdinger Hall)
* Talk to Admissions Officers about NYU study abroad sites and exchange programs
* Learn about the numerous Summer travel programs offered through NYU's different schools and colleges
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. 1968
“In this country we rise and fall as one nation, as one people.”
Barack Obama 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
715 Broadway, 8th Floor, room 801
Contact: Nicole DeRise
Should Gallatin Have an Honors Program?
What are the Options for a Senior Project?
COME SPEAK YOUR MIND AT THIS IMPORTANT STUDENT MEETING!
The Dean's Senior Project Task Force investigating senior essays and honors program will meet on Monday December 8th at 4PM in the Dean's Conference Room, 8th floor 715 Broadway. If you are interested in discussing Gallatin's options for senior projects and a potential honors program at Gallatin, please join us for this exciting discussion. This group is charged with drawing up proposals to the faculty on these topics. Many students feel strongly about this—make sure your voice is heard!
***Cookies, coffee, and snacks provided***
If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to be a part of this conversation, please send your thoughts to Kate Fritz email@example.com before Monday 10/8
Thursday, December 4, 2008
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 715 Broadway (entrance at 1 Washington Place)
Ticket contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the period between 1882 and 1939, Western writers and artists began asking some important questions:
What is a woman? What is a man? How do they and how should they relate to each other? Surprising
and profoundly enabling answers were given to these questions by figures such as Friedrich Nietzsche,
Sigmund Freud, Romain Rolland, Wilhelm Jensen, Lou-Andreas Salom, Paula Modersohn-Becker, and
Rainer Maria Rilke. They found these answers by returning to Ovids version of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth.
The Orpheus and Eurydice myth was ubiquitous in Western culture until the psychoanalytic legitimization of the
Oedipus complex, and although we have forgotten how the story goes, we have continued to live it; indeed, as
Silverman argues, it rather than the Oedipus myth is the master myth of Western subjectivity. The turn away
from Eurydice is not just a turn away from woman; it is a turn away from relationality, and the basis of history
as we know it. Ovids coda opens the door to a different kind of history, one that was partially realized in the
period between 1882 and 1939, and that still has the power to save us.
With Peter Galison and Robb Moss
Professors of science and filmmaking discuss their collaboration and the powerful cross-currents between science and other fields. Q & A and reception to follow.
CLASSROOM GALLERY: Narrating Memory, History and Place
Featuring Gallatin Professor Marie Cruz-Soto
Thursday, November 6
715 Broadway, 5th floor, room 522
Are you interested in participating in on something outside of your
concentration? Debating over which class to make your number one priority?
Registration is around the corner and Student Life has an opportunity to help
you think about your schedule. Classroom Gallery allows you to sample an actual
class that will be offered the following semester. Join us as Gallatin
Professor Marie Cruz-Soto showcases:
For a Place of Our Own: Narrating Memory, History and Place
The past is a contested terrain open to divergent interpretations that can
shape and transform common understandings of places. The meanings endowed to
places dictate the usage and the extent of control that communities can
exercise over them. Thus, the relationship between narrations of the past and
places is as dynamic as it is critical to understand. This course examines how
people imagine a place of their own through historical narrations. It explores
the relationship between memory and history as two different forms of
historical narrations central to the process of transforming places. This
relationship between memory and history is crucial in the struggle of
disempowered communities, especially in (post)colonial contexts, to claim a
place of their own. To approach the subject, course readings include literary
and other scholarly texts ranging from Jamaica Kincaids A Small Place, Michel-
Rolph Trouillots Silencing the Past and Thongchai Winichakuls Siam Mapped to
other writings by Pierre Nora, Michel De Certeau and Doreen Massey.