The NYU Monthly Roundup: February 2020

There’s a lot going on at NYU. Check out these highlights.

A skyline of New York City.

What is NYU? Three degree-granting campuses, 12 global academic locations, plus 10 schools, colleges, and programs in New York City. We have great reach, and our community is always up to something interesting or innovative. While it’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on, the NYU Monthly Roundup is here to give you the highlights. Here’s your update on what’s happening in the wide world of NYU.

An illustration of Martin Luther King Jr. and a quote by him, which reads, “…only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”

February 3 through 8 is MLK Week at NYU! All members of the NYU community are encouraged to deepen their understanding of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and social justice issues in general. Events include the University-Wide Event at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, where Tarana Burke, founder of the “me too.” movement, and others reflect on the impact of Dr. King’s legacy; a career workshop for STEM students of color hosted by NYU’s Wasserman Center for Career Development in Brooklyn; and the MLK Day of Service at NYU’s student center. The week kicks off NYU’s celebration of African Heritage Month.

From January 29 through March 21, works from 21 graduating seniors of the Tisch School of the Arts’ Photography and Imaging BFA program are on display at the Department of Photography and Imaging Galleries at 721 Broadway. In SHOW ONE, the first of two exhibitions showcasing thesis projects from Tisch’s undergraduate Photography and Imaging class, student projects include Basque youth’s display of their cultural identities through civic unrest; an intimate visual examination of Umrah, the Islamic pilgrimage; and a snapshot of the unique and touching challenges faced by the sibling of someone with autism.

A poster for an upcoming event hosted by the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing, titled “Passionate Readers, Powerful Publishing: Reaching Niche Audiences in New Ways,” featuring headshots of the panel members.

On Wednesday, February 12, the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing hosts its first Media Talk. In “Passionate Readers, Powerful Publishing: Reaching Niche Audiences in New Ways,” a panel of today’s best-selling authors discuss genre fiction—historical romance, science fiction, and mysteries—reveal what inspires them, and share their techniques for connecting with readers. Authors include Tochi Onyebuchi (War Girls, Beasts Made of Night), Karin Slaughter (The Last Widow), Sarah MacLean (the “queen of historical romance”), and Veronica Roth (the Divergent series). The panel is moderated by the New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul.

NYU students performing “Reality Show: NYU,” a student-created musical.

On February 4, you can catch the spring semester edition of Reality Show: NYU. This student-written, student-produced, and student-acted musical realistically and humorously portrays the many issues students experience while adjusting to college life.

“Hack Dibner” winners holding a large check.

Students from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering participated in the annual “Hack Dibner” competition to innovate ways to help improve the student experience at the engineering library and other NYU libraries. The winning team devised a digital app that brings students together to form study groups and build community. They were awarded a $500 prize for their efforts.

An NYU athlete swimming in a pool.

This month in NYU Athletics, women’s and men’s fencing, wrestling, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s cross-country and track and field, men’s and women’s tennis, softball, and baseball all square off against their rivals. Check out the full schedule at NYU Athletics.

That’s it for this edition of the NYU Monthly Roundup. Check back soon to learn more about all things NYU.