Friday, May 6, 2011

NYU Buys You Breakfast (for Dinner)

via the NYU Minute e-newsletter:
Breakfast for Dinner

Join us for our annual Breakfast for Dinner! Graduate Students and Commuters are invited to take a break from studying for finals and enjoy a FREE breakfast at dinnertime as well as great giveaways! Monday, May 9, from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm in the Kimmel Center Market Place (3rd floor).

RSVP required »

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Get Your Dog's POV: DoggyCorps

In the midst of all the end-of-semester chaos, check out DoggyCorps, an interview-based art project developed by an almost-grad in Tisch's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Per the description on the website:
"DoggyCorps asks people to adopt the perspective of man’s oldest companion species, the dog, and share stories in the first person. These hybrid portraits transcend geographic borders, socio-economic status, and political persuasions to offer an accessible, entertaining, and oddly honest view into what it means to be a breathing being in an age of ever-increasing automation."

The website features audio interview profiles with dog owners (or rather, dogs) from all over New York, as well as animated shorts of each interviewee. Great site for any animal lover!

Rebecca Colesworthy NYU Lecture on Poe: May 20th

Positioning Poe:
Purloined Letters, Counterfeit Coins, and Other Modern Fictions

A lecture by Professor Rebecca Colesworthy

Friday, May 20th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NYU's School of Law - Furman Hall,
245 Sullivan Street, Room 216

Reception to follow lecture.

Please RSVP to

How might literature be like money and money like literature? What is the relevance of economic notions of “credit,” “value,” and “exchange” to literary studies? What is the relationship between events in economic history (such as financial crises) and processes of artistic and intellectual production?

This talk positions the work of Edgar Allan Poe within a transnational and interdisciplinary tradition of reflecting on the strange connections between literary and monetary forms of representation. While Poe’s work is productive for pondering the formal and thematic intersections between art and commerce, reading his work in light of these intersections helps us to reconsider Poe’s gender politics—namely, his notorious claim that the most poetical topic in the world is the death of a beautiful woman.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Save the Date!

Draper's Semester-End Party & Graduation Celebration
Thursday, May 12
Starting at 5:00 PM in the Draper Map Room
Food and drink served; family and friends welcome.

Join us to celebrate the end of another great year at Draper and recognize the achievements of our May 2011 graduates. The winner of the 2010-2011 Hirschhorn Thesis Award will also be announced.

RSVPs are appreciated: email to let us know if you'll be joining us.

Draper instructor Chuck Wachtel reading 5/5

Chuck Wachtel, who teaches Draper's Human Fact course each fall, will be giving a reading, along with Yusef Komunyakaa, this Thursday, May 5th at 7:00pm at NYU's Creative Writer's House (58 W. 10th St.). The evening will be hosted by Jocelyn Lieu, who is teaching Draper's Human Fact course this spring.More info is below as well as on the Creative Writing Program's events page.

Thursday, May 5th, 7pm

Yusef Komunyakaa & Chuck Wachtel

Hosted by Jocelyn Lieu

Yusef Komunyakaa introduced by Alison Roh Park; Chuck Wachtel introduced by Emily Pan

Location: Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Draper fall 2011 Advisement Dates

Draper's fall 2011 academic advisement has been scheduled for Monday, August 15 - Thursday, September 1. All students who will be registering for credit-bearing courses must have an advising appointment.

The preliminary fall 2011 course schedule can be found on the Draper website ( New crosslists and updated course descriptions will be added throughout the summer. Continue checking the website for updated class information.

*Please note that as NYU transitions to the new SIS registration system, there may be classes listed on Draper's schedule in Albert which will not be offered this coming fall. At this time, Draper's course listings on our website is the most up to date and accurate list of offerings. The Albert listings will be corrected in time for fall advisement and registration this summer.*

Students may call Draper's main line (212.998.8070) to schedule their advisement appointments starting on Monday, July 25. No appointments will be scheduled before this date.