Monthly Archives: September 2013

10/18: Fiction Reading by Ulrich Baer & Rebecca Miller

The NYU Creative Writing Program Reading Series Presents

A Fiction Reading by:
Ulrich Baer and Rebecca Miller
Ulrich Baer’s most recent book is “Beggar’s Chicken: Stories from Shanghai” (Earnshaw Books, 2013). Filmmaker and writer Rebecca Miller’s novel “Jacob’s Folly” was published this spring by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Friday, October 18th, 5 p.m.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
Free and open to the public

NYU Abu Dhabi Research Fellowship for Grad Students

Humanities Research Fellowship

Humanities Research Fellowship, NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Graduate fellowship, spring, 2014

The Humanities Research Fellowship Program at NYU-Abu Dhabi announces the availability of one graduate research fellowship in spring, 2014. Applications should be full-time graduate students at GSAS at NYU who are engaged in advanced research and writing (for the dissertation or master’s thesis), are in good academic standing, and meet GSAS financial aid standards. The successful candidate will spend the semester in residence in NYU-Abu Dhabi and will be expected to participate in the Humanities Research Colloquium and otherwise contribute to the academic life of NYU-Abu Dhabi. Applicants engaged in research connected to NYU-Abu Dhabi humanities strengths, including the culture and history of the Arab world, are especially encouraged to apply. 

Graduate fellows will receive a stipend, housing, round-trip transportation, a research fund, an award for maintenance of matriculation fees, and student health insurance. Work space will be made available on the NYU-Abu Dhabi campus. Please note that an announcement for full-year Graduate Humanities Research Fellowships will be made soon and that applicants to the spring 2014 competition may also apply to become fellows in AY 2014-15.

To apply to become a Humanities Research Fellow in spring, 2014, please send a 2-3 page statement describing your research project and your work plan during the fellowship semester, along with a writing sample (10 pages max). A letter of recommendation from your advisor. A single pdf file of all student materials should be sent by October 1, 2013, to Dr. Anne Waters, Graduate School of Arts and Science, NYU ( Applicants should request a letter of support from their faculty advisor, sent directly to Dr. Anne Waters. 

Info also here.

Upcoming Conference: Queer Urbanity, Princeton University 10/19

Good afternoon, 

Draperite Richard Pittman will be presenting as one of four panelists at an upcoming conference, presented by the Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective: 

Queer Urbanity: Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
With Keynote Speaker Professor Shane Vogel, Indiana University
Location: Princeton University
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013


Presentation Title:  Say You’ll Go: Afrofuturist (Re)Imagining of Urban Soundscapes and Black Queer Possibility

Congratulations to Richard! 

9/29 – Panel with Elie Wiesel & President Paul Kagame

The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU is partnering with the Jewish Values Network in bringing Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel and Rwandan President Paul Kagame to speak this Sunday, September 29.
Do the Strong Have a Responsibility to Protect the Weak? A Conversation Relating to the Upcoming Twentieth Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide and the World’s Focus on the Syrian Gas Attack
The program will take place at 6:30pm in the Great Hall at 7 East 7th Street; doors open at 5:30pm. Opening and closing remarks will be made by Sheldon Adelson and Michael Steinhardt and the panel will be moderated by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. NYU Students can register for a free ticket. For more information and for tickets, see here. NYU students are able to register for a free ticket through the Bronfman Center information page.


Sigal Neustein
The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
7 East 10th St.
New York, NY 10003

Charles Payne: Inaugural Edmund Gordon Lecture, Teachers College, 10/10

You are invited to join us for Charles Payne’s Inaugural Edmund Gordon Lecture, part of the Educating Harlem Lecture Series, at Teachers College, Columbia University,Thursday, October 10, 2013. A reception begins at 5 pm, and the lecture at 6 pm. 
“Whatever Happened to the Negro Question? Educational Discourse and the Lost Question of Race” 
To what extent has thinking about education and the making of education policy substantially engaged issues of race and racism? From 1930s radicals debating whether the “class question” trumped the “Negro question,” to Brown v. Board of Education‘s focus on segregation, but not unequal power and exploitation, Charles Payne argues that there has been an historic avoidance of thinking directly about race and education. Both an esteemed voice on American civil rights movements and a keen observer of contemporary school reform efforts, Payne will discuss how historical accounts provoke key questions for educators today.