Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy is pleased to announce that Christopher Ward, executive director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will deliver the commencement speech at the school’s ceremony on Thursday May 21. At the helm of an organization responsible for the bistate region's trade and transportation capabilities, Ward’s remarks will enable the class of 2009 to envision their professional dreams becoming a reality.
Ward has spent much of his professional career in service to the City of New York. He worked as senior vice president for Transportation and Commerce at the Economic Development Corporation, assistant commissioner at the Department of Telecommunications and Energy, and director of research at the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Ward holds a bachelor of arts degree from Macalester College and a master’s of Theological Studies from Harvard University’s Divinity School. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
Ward will be introduced by graduating Milano student Kevin Georges. Georges has been named a fellow at The Port Authority’s two-year, post-master’s rotational management development program.
The Milano commencement ceremony will be taking place in the Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
On Tuesday, May 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) will hold a half-day conference to discuss the economic recovery plan and the need for a mid-course correction in stimulus strategy and policy. The conference will cover active labor market policies and the next steps policy makers can take to lessen the impact of the recession when it comes to joblessness, the undue focus on GDP and bank health as a market for a healthy economy.
Speakers include William Black, University of Missouri, Kansas City; Alexander Field, Santa Clara University; Duncan Foley, The New School; Richard Freeman, Harvard University and National Bureau of Economic Research; Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School; Leo Hindery, Jr., InterMedia Partners; Jeff Madrick, The New School; William Rodgers, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University; Peter Temin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Allen Sinai, Chief Global Economist, Strategist, and President of Decision Economics, Inc.
This free event will be held in 66 West 12th Street, room 510. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 212.229.5901 x4911, or emailing email@example.com.
The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis is the economic policy research arm of The New School for Social Research’s Department of Economics. Each year the center hosts economic policy workshops, publishes topical policy notes, and sponsors newsworthy lectures by top economists and financial leaders. SCEPA’s work is supported in part by a generous gift from Irene and Bernard L. Schwartz.
Dean of Yale Law School, expert on international law, and advocate for human and civil rights Harold Hongju Koh will deliver the address at the university’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. President Bob Kerrey will address the graduates and confer honorary degrees on Koh, philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah; playwright, performer, and activist Eve Ensler; legendary opera singer Regina Resnik; and statesman and philanthropist John C. Whitehead.
Service beyond the call of duty...outstanding performance...Always great...The best! Do these phrases remind you of a New School staff member? Every year the university awards the Service Excellence Award to recognize the contribution of a member of the administrative, clerical, facilities, or security staff of The New School community.
This years winners are:
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Thesis season continues at Parsons with a series of exhibitions in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and at venues across Manhattan celebrating the work of its graduate and undergraduate students. Among the many shows opening in the next few weeks are the first ever school-wide exhibitions by the School of Art, Media, and Technology, which includes Parsons programs in communication design, design + technology, fine arts, illustration and photography, and the School of Constructed Environments, which brings together Parsons programs in architecture, interior design, lighting design and product design.
Parsons presents a one-night exhibition of work based on the theme of "obsession" from 35 graduates of its BFA illustration program. The show will feature thesis work as well as other pieces exploring this theme.
Parsons presents an exhibition of photographs, installations, video projections, and magazine and book displays by graduates of its BFA Photography program.
Parsons presents an exhibition of work by graduating students in the Communication Design, Design + Technology, Fine Arts, Illustration, and Photography programs. This is the first time all programs in the newly formed School of Art, Media, and Technology will be exhibited together, in an exhibition curated by the architect Ivan Kucina, a Visiting Scholar at Parsons this spring. During the opening, there will be a public screening in the Kellen Auditorium of work produced in the course Visual Music, a collaborative studio that brings together jazz, communication design and technology, and illustration students.
Parsons presents a selection of thesis work by students in the BBA Design and Management program, followed by a panel discussion by academic and industry leaders.
Opening Reception: May 20, 6-9 p.m.
Parsons presents an exhibition of thesis work by graduating students of the School of Constructed Environments, the country’s only comprehensive school of architecture, interior design, lighting design, and product design. This is the first time that thesis work from all programs in the newly formed School of Constructed Environments will be exhibited together, including "A Good Life," the sixth year of thesis work in the BFA Product Design program created in partnership with nonprofit organizations, more than 250 projects in total.
For more information on Parsons thesis shows, please visit the events calendar.
In celebration of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), the annual New York furniture showcase held this year from May 16-19, Parsons has teamed up with two of the city’s leading home design retailers to present installations of work by Parsons students.
In collaboration with Design Within Reach, Parsons illustration students have moved “beyond the page” to illustrate DWR: Tools for Living’s storefront windows as well as one-of-a-kind vinyl skins for the Geneva Sound System, a modern “hi-fi” with a CD player, FM radio and iPod or iPhone dock. The window displays, which were painted during a live event on May 7, use bright decal paints and hand-drawn letterforms to boldly reinterpret the store’s inventory. Store visitors will also have a chance to vote on their favorite Geneva Sound System skin design. The collaboration is part of Parsons’ Beyond the Page course, which explores the many applications of illustration beyond editorial. The windows will be on view from May 16-19 at the DWR: Tools for Living Store, 142 Wooster Street, with an event on May 16, 7-9 pm (RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information on this project, please visit the Parsons Illustration blog.
In collaboration with Vitra, Parsons presents an exhibition of domestic vignettes designed by teams Parsons architecture, interior design, lighting design, and product design students. The installations, which showcase Vitra furniture, lighting, and accessories in new and innovative ways, will be on view from May 16-23 in the Vitra Showroom, 29 Ninth Avenue. The New School community is invited to a special unveiling reception on May 15 from 6-9 p.m. (RSVP VitraUS@Vitra.com).
On Wednesday, May 13 at 6 p.m., The School of Art and Design Studies at Parsons presents “The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, Globalization,” a panel discussion exploring the impact of fashion manufacturing on local and global economies, cultures, and identities.
The event celebrates the recent publication of The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, Globalization, a collection of essays on this topic co-edited by Hazel Clark, dean of the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, and Eugenia Paulicelli, co-director of fashion studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.
The panel will include Drs. Clark and Paulicelli, as well as Dr. Heike Jenss, professor of Art and Design Studies at Parsons, and Dr. William Milberg, professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research.
“The Fabric of Cultures” will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Wolff Auditorium, 65 Fifth Avenue, and is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Parsons events calendar.
On Tuesday, May 12, at 6:00 p.m. Lang faculty members Ken Wark, Simonetta Moro, and Deborah Levitt will join Italian filmmaker and author Mauro Aprile Zanetti to discuss Zanetti's book La Natura Morta de La Dolce Vita.
Written in both Italian and English ,and beautifully illustrated by Piero Roccasalvo, La Natura Morta de La Dolce Vita explores the artistry of Fellini's cinematic vision by focusing on the presence of a Morandi still life in his extraordinary film La Dolce Vita. Neil Gordon, dean of Lang College, writes of Zanetti's book, "Combining high literary and philosophical insight with humor, grace, and drama, it is as though Zanetti trained the same cinematic eye on La Dolce Vita that Fellini trained on Morandi."
This free event will take place at Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor.
A three-day conference on Andrew Arato’s work on constitution-making as a learning process will be held on May 27 through May 29 at the University of Glasgow, hosted by the University of Glasgow School of Law and the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values of the University of Antwerp. Professor Arato is the Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor of Political and Social Theory at The New School for Social Research.
The discussion will focus on Arato's study of South Africa and various other countries that inaugurated the two phased constitution-making process, which he regards as the most important legal innovations of the recent past.
Participates at the conference include: Henk Botha, University of Stellenbosch; Halton Cheadle, University of Cape Town; Emilios Christodoulidis, University of Glasgow; Judge Dennis Davis, Cape High Court, Cape Town; Lourens du Plessis, University of Stellenbosch; Peter Fitzpatrick, Birkbeck Law School; Hans Lindahl, University of Tilburg; Martin Loughlin, London School of Economics; Frank Michelman, Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA; Christina Murray, University of Cape Town; Ulrich Preuss, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; Chris Thornhill, University of Glasgow; Johan van der Walt, University of Glasgow; Scott Veitch, University of Glasgow; Francois Venter, University of the North West, Potchefstroom; Neil Walker, University of Edinburgh; and Andrew Arato, The New School for Social Research.
NEWS FROM THE NEW SCHOOL FOR GENERAL STUDIES
On Wednesday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m., Jane Taylor, South-African playwright and critic and a contributor to the Vera List Center’s book Considering Forgiveness, will give a lecture examining “sincerity,” drawing from her work with visual artist William Kentridge and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
This talk will take place at Wollman Hall, Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor. Admission is $8, and free for all students as well as New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID.
Also this evening, Monday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m., The New School will celebrate the publication of Considering Forgiveness, the first Vera List Center book, edited by Aleksandra Wagner, faculty member, at The New School for General Studies.
Wagner will be moderating a panel where contributors to the publication will gather for an intimate conversation on the political currency of forgiveness. Confirmed participants include filmmaker Anne Aghion; writer and filmmaker Gregg Bordowitz; artists Lin + Lam; scholar Jeffrey Olick; writer and radio talk show host Brian Price; writer and playwright Jane Taylor; and psychoanalyst and scholar Elisabeth Young-Bruehl.
This free event, will be held at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.
12th Street, the literary journal of the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy, has won the Program Directors Prize for Undergraduate Lit Magazine in Design award for 2009 from the Association of Writers and Writing Program (AWP).
Instituted by the directors of AWP member creative writing programs, the prizes are awarded annually in the categories of content and design. Each winning magazine—one in content, one in design—receives a $500 cash award.
The first issue of 12th Street was published in April of last year. The journal features fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from undergraduates at The New School and is edited by students in the Riggio Honors Program under the guidance of Rene Steinke, Riggio faculty member, National Book Award finalist, and former editor-in-chief of the Literary Review. The Riggio Writing and Democracy Initiative at The New School is funded by Leonard and Louise Riggio.
Please join 12th Street at the Union Square Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th Street, on Monday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m., for the launch of the second issue. Readers include student contributors, the poet Dorothea Lasky and New School Writing Program faculty members Mark Bibbins, Douglas A. Martin, and Sigrid Nunez.
The designer of the journal, Brian McMullen, is an artist and writer living in San Francisco. His work has appeared in The Believer, Cabinet, McSweeney's, and dot dot dot. A boxed set of 100 postcards he curated for McSweeney's, titled Greetings from the Ocean's Sweaty Face, will be out in June.
12th Street accepts submissions from all undergraduate students at The New School. The journal is nationally distributed by Barnes & Noble. For more information about the Riggio program and the journal, please visit The New School Riggio website and the 12th Street Journal website.
New School Jazz Faculty member pianist/composer Diane Moser and her trio were part of "Jazz: The Revolution of the Beat" for the PEN World Voices Festival April 27 through May 3 in New York City.
The week long celebration of world literature featured 160 writers from 40 countries, including numerous alumni of the prestigious MacDowell Colony including Moser herself, Walter Mosley, Jonathan Franzen, Jaime Manrique, and Roxana Robinson, among many others. On Saturday, May 2, "Jazz The Revolution of Beat" was the first MacDowell sponsored PEN event and took place at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO. MacDowell board member and composer, Carman Moore moderated, in conversation with poet Jayne Cortez and Colony Fellows Gary Giddins and Bill Zavatsky in collaboration with Colony Fellow Moser and her trio.
Pianist Diane Moser has been a featured performer and composer throughout the United States with jazz ensembles, big bands, orchestras, chamber music ensembles, dance companies, and theater companies, working with Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway, and Howard Johnson, to name a few. She is the musical director / pianist / contributing composer of Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band, a 17-piece group committed to developing and presenting new music for big bands. In 1999, Moser also established the Diane Moser Quintet, and in 2003 was awarded a grant through Chamber Music America’s “New Works: Creation and Presentation" program to compose an extended work, Music for The Last Flower, based on the book by James Thurber. She is a 2008 MacDowell Fellow.
The New School for Drama presents FINAL DRAFT 2009, its annual playwright showcase, Monday through Wednesday, May 11-13.
This year’s presentation of new play readings features stimulating and provocative work from Drama’s MFA Playwriting class of 2009. The program’s faculty includes Laura Maria Censabella, Jon Robin Baitz, Christopher Shinn, Frank Pugliese, Nicole Burdette, and Michael Weller, under the direction of Chair Pippin Parker. All readings are professionally directed and feature Drama students along side professional actors.
Monday, May 11
Tuesday, May 12
Wednesday, May 13
Readings are free and open to the public. For reservations, please call 212.229.5859 x2628. Presentations are at The New School for Drama Theater, 151 Bank Street, 3rd floor.
Visit the drama website for descriptions of the plays and to read excerpts.
On Monday, May 11, New School Jazz Faculty member Kamal Scott directs students from The New School for Drama and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in a cabaret evening at downtown mainstay club, Sweet Rhythm. An annual event, the sets are the culmination of work developed within Scott's Cabaret class, available to students from both these divisions of the New School.
Sweet Rhythm is located at 88 7th Avenue, (just south of Christopher Street), with sets at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. General Admission is $10 cover/$10 minimum; New School staff, faculty, and students with valid id no cover/$5 minimum. Call 212.255.3626 for reservations.
On Saturday, April 25, 10 New School students along with a couple of Student Services staff members traveled to Astoria Park, Queens to volunteer their efforts in cleaning up several parks as part of the annual Hands on New York Day.
Sponsored by New York Cares, Hands on New York Day encourages New York City residents to participate in a spring day of service to restore and clean the city's outdoor environments. Working with 60 other citywide volunteers, The New School team cleared a sidewalk of debris and dirt, replanted a hillside with new grass, and cleaned the waterfront area of the park. Although the work was difficult, the volunteers were energized by the beautiful weather and supporting onlookers and appreciative residents. Hilary Fenton, New School student who serves as the university's Apple Computer representative, provided coffee, juice, and light snacks for the volunteers during the day.
For information about future volunteer opportunities, please contact Nicholas Krebs at email@example.com or call 212-229-5687.
Student Health Services wrapped up its Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming on Tuesday, April 28, with the 2nd Annual Take Back the Night March and Speak-Out.
The inspiring event gave all members of The New School community an opportunity to publicly show their opposition to violence against women and share stories about their experiences with violence. On display during the speak-out was the Clothesline Project, which also hung in the windows of 2 West 13th Street from April 22-29. The display consisted of T-shirts made by students that contained artwork and messages protesting violence in their community. Also on display were approximately 150 anti-violence pledges signed by students, faculty, and staff throughout the month of April.
If you are interested in learning more about this and other programming provided by Student Health Services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN THE NEW SCHOOL AND THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES IN THE AIDS WALKS NEW YORK CAMPAIGN!
Did you know that between 40,000 to 60,000 people are newly infected with HIV in the United States every year? That 50 percent of those newly infected are under the age of 24? That 25 percent of those newly infected do not know it? That New York accounts for approximately 18 percent of all HIV cases in the United States? For a second year, The New School will form its team to support the AIDS Walk New York campaign, helping people in our community struggling with HIV and AIDS.
Please join The New School AIDS Walk team (#1463) on Sunday, May 17, at 9:00 a.m. in Central Park. To register to walk or to donate online, go to Aids Walk website. If you would like to volunteer, contact any of the following New School AIDS Walk NY Committee members: Laura Cosgrove, Office of Finance and Business; Katie Scheidt, Office of Information Technology; Sheila Slaughter, Office of Human Resources; and Craig Szalai, Office of Human Resources.
Help The New School demonstrate our commitment to ending AIDS and promoting awareness and show our support for family members, friends, and neighbors who are facing the reality of AIDS every day.
Monday, December 8, 2008, marks the first of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA’s) Monday Nights, a series of Monday evenings over the next six months when the Museum will remain open until 8:45 p.m. We encourage New School students and employees to drop in after work and enjoy access to the entire Museum. In order to receive your free admission, go to the lobby information desk and show them your valid New School ID. Students, faculty, and staff receive one free admission for themselves. Faculty and staff may also obtain an additional two tickets for their guests.
There will be live entertainment as well as drinks and cocktails available for purchase. MoMA is located at 11 West 53rd Street, New York City. Enjoy!
Start your year off being in the know about things free or fancy. Time Out New York is offering all students, faculty, and staff at The New School a full year's subscription for just $20! That's 51 issues for the entire year and only 39c an issue. Steal this deal for yourself or a gift to another.
An exciting spring theater, music and dance season is under way: Why pay $100 or more, when you can pay $20-$36 for Broadway shows and Off-Broadway shows, dance performances and concerts? An inexpensive way to enjoy the best of New York culture is to join Theatre Development Fund (TDF).
To be eligible, you must be a full-time student or teacher, senior citizen (62+), civil servant, union member, staff member of a not-for-profit organization, performing arts professional, or member of the clergy or armed forces. Annual membership fee is $27.50, and you can join online.
A small sampling of performances recently available to TDF Members for $20-36 per ticket include: 33 Variations, The 39 Steps, Altar Boyz, American Ballet Theatre, The American Plan, August: Osage County, Avenue Q, Ballet NY, Beast, Big Apple Circus, Blithe Spirit, Christopher Cross at B.B. King's, Distracted, Enter Laughing, Exit the King, The Fantasticks, Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab, Fueerzabruta, Gypsy, Hedda Gabler, Impressionism, Irena's Vow, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, London Philharmonic at Lincoln Center; The Marvelous Wonderettes, Mourning Becomes Electra, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, Next to Normal, Pal Joey, Patti Austin at Brooklyn Center; Paul Taylor Dance Company, The Phantom of the Opera, Reasons to be Pretty, Rock of Ages, Ruined, Shrek: The Musical; Speed the Plow, Spring Awakening and Uncle Vanya.
So don't miss this great opportunity to see great theater at great prices.
The New York Times is offering a 60 percent discount ($.40/per day Monday-Saturday, $2.50 on Sunday) for home or office subscriptions to all faculty, staff, and students.
Here's how it works. Unlike traditional subscriptions, the education rate can be set up by semester or in a combination that best reflects your schedules for both delivery and billing. New School faculty, staff, and students can have a subscription Monday-Friday, Sunday only, weekends only, or any combination.
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To order a classroom subscription of eight or more copies for required reading in the classroom, contact the education program's customer service center at 800.631.1222.
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