Monthly Archives: December 2010

Check Out the New Issue of Fiction Fix, Edited by Draper Alumna April Bacon

We recently profiled Draper alumna April Bacon, who for several years has been the editor-in-chief of Fiction Fix, an online literary journal founded by students, alumni, and faculty at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. We’re now delighted to share Fiction Fix‘s newest 8th issue, which is available on their website or as a downloadable .pdf.

So when you need a break from the end of the semester craze, head over to Fiction Fix and take a break with some great new fiction.

Library of Congress Photo Finds of the Week: Famous Faces

A few images of famous personalities:

Dec 15th Book Launch, NYU | Toilets: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing

Dear Students:

Please see below for more information about a book launch for Toilet: The Public Restroom and the Politics of Sharing, which was co-edited by Harvey Molotch, Draper’s Master Teacher in The City.

Toilet Book Launch Party

Wednesday, 15 December 2010 | 6:00 p – 8:00 p
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

Harvey Molotch, Laura Norén and NYUPress are pleased to invite you to join them in celebrating the launch of their co-edited volume “Toilet: The public restroom and the politics of sharing”. Although what happens in the toilet usually stays in the toilet, Molotch and Norén have brought together academics from architecture, sociology, archeology, urban studies, and the law to peel back layers of taboo, speak the unspeakable and reveal the lessons we can learn in the public restroom.

We will be joined by Rick Bell (Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter) and Catharine Stimpson (Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at NYU) who will be offering brief remarks.

Wine and cheese will be on hand. Please RSVP along with your guests so that will know how many to expect.

This event is co-sponsored by the New York University’s Departments of Social and Cultural Analysis and Sociology, NYUPress, and the Institute for Public Knowledge.

Time-Based Art: Comparative Lit Colloquium, 12/10

Please join us for the December installment of the Comparative Literature Colloquium next Friday, 12/10, from 1-3 p.m., in room 222 of 19 University Place.

(Note the earlier time, shifted due to the “Music, Language, Thought” event taking place later that afternoon.)

To close out this semester’s programing, we are delighted to welcome:

Professor Boris Groys (Department of Russian and Slavic Studies)

With a presentation entitled: “Time-Based Art”

For more information:

GSAS Master’s College Program Board Event: Fall Study Break (12/16)

It’s the 125th Year of the Graduate School of Arts and Science. We are proud to dedicate all of our events this year to our milestone birthday. Come celebrate 125 years of academic excellence with The GSAS Master’s College.

The GSAS Master’s College Fall Study Break
Thursday, December 16th
4:30 – 6:30 pm
The Grad Commons
Room 120 in the Silver Center

Take a break during finals with the GSAS Master’s College Program Board. Meet with master’s students from across the Graduate School and toast the end of the
semester. Wine and cheese.

RSVP today to to reserve your spot today.