Monthly Archives: March 2010

DSO Colloquium Rescheduled: Now Friday, April 9th

Dear Students:

Due to scheduling complications, the DSO Colloquium (which was originally planned for this Friday, 3/26) has been rescheduled. It will now be held on Friday, April 9th, starting at 7:00 PM in the Draper Map Room. Please direct any questions to

Further information about the colloquium–including presentation titles–will be sent to the list shortly.

Draper Ph.D. Acceptances

Dear Students:

Many of you have applied to Ph.D. programs and are starting to receive responses. Draper would be delighted to congratulate you and to announce your doctoral acceptances on the blog, so please let us know what your next step in academia will be!

If you would prefer that Draper not share your good news, however, please still tell us if you are accepted to a doctoral program this year. We also want to hear from you if you haven’t been accepted. This information is compiled annually for the graduate school and goes a long way in encouraging more Master’s-centered programming and resources to be developed within GSAS.

Email us at to share your news.

Seminar (3/24): Memories of Slavery : Genealogy of National Denial and Resilience

NYU & CNRS Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences announces a new seminar series on

Memory and Memorialization:
Representing Trauma and War

Our collaborators for this series are the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and the Mémorial de Caen (France). Financed by the Partner University Fund (PUF/FACE) of the French Embassy in Washington, our multidisciplinary research project brings together leading academic experts on memory (in its historical, socio-cultural, psychological and neurological manifestations) with top museum professionals engaged in the development and operation of contemporary memorial museums.

Memories of Slavery : Genealogy of National Denial and Resilience

March 24, 2010 (4.30-7.30 pm)

Myriam Cottias | Historian | CNRS

Commentators: Fred Cooper, historian
(NYU), Joseph E. Ledoux, neuroscientist
(NYU), M.-Cl. Lavabre, sociologist (CNRS
by video conference)

This Saturday (3/27): Poetics and Theory Workshop on Exemplarity

You’re invited to a Poetics and Theory Workshop organized by the Department of Comparative Literature:

“… for example”

A Poetics & Theory Workshop on Exemplarity

Saturday, March 27

At the Humanities Initiative

20 Cooper Union, 5th floor

12:00 Coffee

12:15 Welcome

12:30 Professor Paul Fleming: “The Perfect Story: Anecdote and Exemplarity in Linnaeus and Blumenberg”

(German, New York University)

1:30 Professor Neni Panourgía: “Stones”

(Anthropology, Columbia University)

2:30 Break

3:00 Professor Anthony Vidler: “Architecture’s Philosophic Exemplarity: from the chora to the temple and back”

(Dean of the School of Architecture, Cooper Union)

4:00 Professor Michèle Lowrie: “The Exemplum as an Affront to Theory”

(Classics, University of Chicago)

5:00 Reception

Fall 2010 Academic Advisement

Students may call beginning July 12th to schedule advisement for the upcoming fall semester. The advisement period will run from August 16th to September 2nd. Please remember that all students who are still completing course work must have an advising appointment before receiving access codes for fall courses. Students who will only be registering for Maintenance of Matriculation are not required to have an appointment.

Please call 212-998-8070 starting July 12th to schedule an appointment

This information will remain available on the Draper website, under News and Events.