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Say It Ain’t Snow! How New York Battles Winter with Robin Nagle, PhD

Thursday, January 14

6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Free; reservations required Open this link to register for this program.
NYU Lecture Hall at 19 University Place, near 8th Street
[This venue is wheelchair accessible.]

[photo credit: Robin Nagle, 2003 Presidents Day Storm]

Snow has played a surprisingly important role in shaping contemporary New York. The flakes may look pretty while they’re coming down, but a heavy snowfall can have devastating consequences.

This talk explores what it takes for New York’s Department of Sanitation, the agency in charge of snow removal, to clear the streets. Nagle will explain why the city is uniquely vulnerable to severe storms and how we dealt with snow before the era of mechanized plows. Despite the sophistication of today’s snow removal technology, much of the work requires the same tactics now as those used in centuries past.

Robin Nagle, director of NYU’s Draper Program, is Sanitation’s anthropologist-in-residence and author of the book Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014)

Open this link to register for this program.

Co-sponsored with The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

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Twelve Draper Students to Present at Threesis!

We are proud to announce that this year, Draper has the highest participation in Threesis if any department in the Graduate School of Arts & Science! Come out to support your Draper colleagues on April 11!

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: Final Round begins at 4:00pm. Doors open at 3:30pm.
Location: Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center,
60 Washington Square South, Room 401

RSVP for this event by clicking this link: http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/gsas.threesis2015.rsvp

The Threesis Academic Challenge is an academic competition for GSAS master’s students. Students present the work of their thesis or final project (e.g. creative project, science experiment or research paper) in three minutes or less to a panel of judges in accessible language a non-expert can understand. Competitors are judged on how well they grasp the subject of their thesis, their ability to discuss the topic to non-experts, and presentation skills. Students compete for a grand prize of $1,000 and other prizes while learning to organize ideas and speak about them persuasively in a fun, academic atmosphere.

GSAS will award prizes totaling $3,000 and departments participating in the GSAS Threesis Incentive Program will award $300 to finalists from participating departments and programs. By attending the event you will have a chance to vote for the 2015 GSAS Threesis Audience Choice Winner.

Wine and cheese reception to follow the program.

Click here to learn more about the event and see video of winning presentations as well as highlights from last year’s event.

Looking for Career Guidance? Wasserman Programming in GSAS Lounge Kicks Off Tuesday, 3/10!

Tuesday March 10 from 5-6:30pm marks the kickoff of the Wasserman Center for Career Development bringing great programming on site to GSAS in the Student Lounge (120 Silver)! Join us for snacks & beverages, an Introduction to Wasserman Services,and Q & A with Grad Team staff.

Full programming series to be posted soon!

Talk tomorrow, 12/9: “Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo’s Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel”

Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo’s Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel

Tuesday, December 9th, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Deutsches Haus at NYU

Deutsches Haus at NYU and NYU’s German Department present a talk by Professor Luca Giuliani on Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo’s Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel.

Michelangelo’s seated statue of Lorenzo de’ Medici created for the nobleman’s grave in the Sagrestia Nuova of San Lorenzo supports its left elbow on an object that scholars generally call a casket. Closer inspection however reveals that it depicts neither a casket nor any other object of use; it is quite simply a carefully smoothed ashlar block decorated with a mask. This detail has consequences for the way Michelangelo transformed his material, stone, into a subject of his art. Stone as a subject, in turn, directs our attention on the artistic production of the work. Although Michelangelo completed this particular statue, it thus leads to a better understanding of all the sculptures he left unfinished – a phenomenon that struck his contemporaries as a conspicuous characteristic of his art and that since then has provided the occasion for a wide range of interpretations.

Luca Giuliani was born in Florence. He studied Greek and Roman archaeology, Social anthropology and Italian literature in Basel and Munich, taking his Ph.D. in Basel (1975) and his „Habilitation“ in Heidelberg (1984). For more than ten years he has been a curator in the Antikenmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. In 1992 he moved from museum to university, teaching first in Freiburg and then at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich. Since 2007 he is Rector of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin – Institute of Advanced Study and Professor for Greek and Roman Archaeology at the Humboldt Universität, Berlin (1998-2007). His research has concerned Greek sculpture, Attic and Apulian vase-painting, Roman portraiture and Roman sarcophagi as well as the history of classical studies. His most recent publication in English is Image and Myth: A History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art (Chicago 2013).

Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. If you would like to attend this event, please send us an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Thank you!
This talk will be conducted in English.

Luca Giuliani’s talk on Flesh or Stone? Michelangelo’s Statue of Lorenzo in the Medici-Chapel is sponsored by DAAD, the NYU German Department, and Deutsches Haus at NYU.

May 21, 7:00PM: Nina Hien curates LOOPY (A Vine Art Symposium) at BRIC House

The Draper Program’s own Nina Hien has curated a symposium examining Vine as a new artists’ medium. Nina will be giving a short talk about what makes Vine a seductive medium for artists, followed by screenings of the world’s foremost Vine channels and a Vine “symphony” by interactive design artist Daniel Liss.

Loopy: a Vine Art Symposium will explore this new medium and the practices of making “art” and telling stories in an immersive evening of channeling Vine artists and their magical works. Join Vineographers inkyviolet, pouringdown, Fariba– and Mermaid Hawley for a splendid evening from their corner pocket of Vine! Other featured Viners to be announced closer to the event.

May 21, 7:00PM – 9:00PM at BRIC House. Complete Event Info Here.

More information will be posted on Vine and Twitter at #LoopyVineArt & @LoopyVineArt