Monthly Archives: March 2017

April 11 – Michael C. Heller – Loft Jazz

Book Talk: Michael C. Heller on Loft Jazz

Michael C. Heller will discuss his new book Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s (University of California Press, 2016) on Tuesday, April 11 (4:30 PM) at the Tamiment Library. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. This event is co-sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center.

Michael C. Heller is an ethnomusicologist and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on the post-60s jazz avant-garde, musician-organized collectives, sound studies, and archival theory. In 2016, his first monograph Loft Jazz received the H. Earle Johnson Publication Subvention from the Society for American Music. An experienced archivist, Dr. Heller has also worked in and/or processed numerous archival collections including the Erroll Garner Collection at Pitt, the Ruben Blades and Stephen “Lucky” Mosko Collections at Harvard, and the privately owned Juma Sultan Archive.

Copies of Loft Jazz will be available for purchase.

RSVP: email[at] with guest name(s) & event title.


SAVE THE DATE, April 8: Humanizing Data: Data, Humanities, and the City, Day-Long Symposium

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Free and open to the public

This Thursday ! – Matthew Karp – This Vast Southern Empire

Book Talk: Matthew Karp on This Vast Southern Empire

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Matthew Karp will discuss his new book This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy (Harvard University Press, 2016) on Thursday, March 30 (4:30 PM) at the Tamiment Library. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center.

Matthew Karp is an Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. His work has appeared in Jacobin magazine, where he is a contributing editor, and The Nation, the Wall Street Journal, Boston Review, and Public Books. This Vast Southern Empire is his first book.

Copies of This Vast Southern Empire will be available for purchase

RSVP: email[at] with guest name(s) & event title.

Next Thursday ! The Shallows and the Sickly Coast: A History of Menace and Reassurance On An Italian Seashore

NYU Italian Studies & Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò 
Sean Cocco, Professor of History (Trinity College, CT)
The Shallows and the Sickly Coast:
A History of Menace and Reassurance On An Italian Seashore 
Thursday, April 6th 
6:30 p.m.
Casa Italiana Auditorium
24 West 12th Street
New York, NY
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MONDAY: Leadership Across the Political Divide, Do Facts Matter?

Leadership Across the Political Divide: Do Facts Matter?

A Conversation on Journalism in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era

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On the national stage, we’re witnessing debates about facts pertaining to crowd size, climate change and more. How did we get here, and is there a way forward when we can’t agree on the facts? Does the national debate signal a broad and deep trend across the country and campus, and how does it shape our ability to build consensus and set and achieve goals?

On Monday, March 27, the NYU Leadership Initiative and NYU Journalism Institute invite you to hear from an all-star panel of top media and policy experts. Join in for a panel discussion, table top engagement and audience Q&A about leading across the political divide in the age of facts and “alternative facts.”

Speakers include:

  • Melody C. Barnes, Chair of the NYU Leadership Initiative Advisory Council and Former Director of White House Domestic Policy Council under President Barack Obama.
  • Linda Douglass, Global Head of Communications for Bloomberg News and Media; Former Director of Communications for the White House Office of Health Reform under President Barack Obama and journalist with ABC News and CBS News.
  • Michael J. Gerson, Columnist for The Washington Post; Former Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning under President George W. Bush.
  • Jay Rosen, NYU Journalism Professor and Author of PressThink.

Spots are limited, RSVP here !