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August 25 at the Brooklyn Brainery: The History of the American Freak Show

This coming Monday, Draperite Anni Irish will be teaching a class at the Brooklyn Brainery on the history of the American Freak Show. Come one, come all!

August 25, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
The Brooklyn Brainery
190 Underhill Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Full details available here.


Thought You Might Enjoy This Song

A sort-of-topical, truly catchy theme for grad students everywhere. “When I Write My Master’s Thesis” from John K. Samson.

Stream via http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2011/12/song-premiere-john-k-samson—when-i-write-my-mast.html

Happy Thanksgiving!

NYU offices (including Draper) will close at 4:00 PM today in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, but we’ll be back open during regular business hours on Monday, November 28.

Have a great holiday!

For some holiday-inspired laughs, check out the “Literary Turducken” fest on Twitter. “The Literary Turducken combines not one, not two, but three classic works into one, in the spirit of the turkey+duck+chicken creole classic.”

Send Us Your Halloween Pics!

We’ll post you in your festive finest here and on Draper’s Facebook page.


Krull the Warrior King (Kristyn Goldberg’s canine companion) in one of his favorite Halloween disguises: the Pumpkin Jester…

Scientists Can Dance, Too.

For four years, the journal and media outlet Science has sponsored a “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest, “a competition that recognizes the best dance interpretations of scientific doctoral work.” This year’s winner was Joel Miller, a biomedical engineer at the University of Western Australia in Perth, for his submission “Microstructure-Property relationships in Ti2448 components produced by Selective Laser Melting: A Love Story.” According to the article announcing the winners,

“Miller’s entry, which also notched the top score in the physics category, was based on his Ph.D. research using lasers to create titanium alloys strong and flexible enough for long-lasting hip replacements. Science also crowned winners in three other categories—chemistry, biology, and social sciences—for dances based on x-ray crystallography, fruit fly sex, and pigeon courtship.”

The videos for all the winning submissions can be seen here.