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Tuesday, October 14, 2008



We have some great news. The NYU Arts and Science Alumni Blog has a new home. Please bookmark the following site and while you're at it, subscribe!

We have a lot of exciting things in the works for the new blog and we encourage you to send us your news, stories and information.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ear to the Earth, the New York festival of sound, music, and ecology

Looking for something fun and interesting to do over the next few weeks? Why not check out the Ear to the Earth Festival. Here is a blurb from the press release:

New York, NY -- 2008 Ear to the Earth, a unique festival of sound, music and ecology presented by Electronic Music Foundation, returns to the city to kick up the volume of our sonic environment, October 9-25. For its third installment, the festival will launch New York Soundscape, a panoramic portrayal of the metropolis’s audio personality and urban ecology through concerts, installations, public forums and sound walks created by a mix of internationally acclaimed composers, sound artists, students and NY residents from all walks of life. This year’s festival also includes a series of three concerts at the Chelsea Art Museum, highlighting instrumental music with an ecological bent, and featuring soundscapes from other parts of the world. Ear to the Earth will close with a star-studded performance of John Cage's Lecture on the Weather.

For much more information please visit

Numerous NYU professors are involved in this festival and we encourage you to check out the daily schedule of events listed on the above website. One event that might be of particular interest to you is New York Big Fritz which is presented in collaboration with NYU.

Cloud Car – a mobile installation highlighting the connection between the automobile, life and the air in New York City. The Cloud Car will be at the New York Hall of Science on Saturday October 25th from 10 am - 3 pm.. The installation consists of a parked Ford Taurus station wagon fitted with mist bars, hoses, pumps and other special-effect devices that will envelop car and rider in a cloud of mist. Visitors are invited to sit in the car and listen to environment-related sound compositions on the car stereo

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Our Blog Is Being Worked On

Dear Readers,

You may have noticed that there has been a lack of new posts on this blog recently. This is because we are currently in the process of making some very exciting changes. Please keep checking back for updated information about these changes and rest assured that new posts will be appearing very soon. In the meantime, here are two books by NYU alumni authors that you should definitely check out!

1) The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

Here's a review of Ms. Tinti's book from the New York Times.

2) American Widow by Alissa Torres

Here's a review of American Widow from the New York Times.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Yvonne Latty's Award-Winning Play, "In Conflict" gets New York Premiere

Be sure to read the recent NY Daily News article written by Clem Richardson about NYU journalism professor Yvonne Latty. Click here to read the piece.

From the NYU Journalism Website:

Yvonne Latty is the author of In Conflict: Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss and the Fight to Stay Alive (Polipoint Press 2006) and the critically acclaimed We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from World War II to the War in Iraq (Harper Collins/Amistad 2004). She worked for the Philadelphia Daily News for 13 years where she was an award winning reporter specializing in urban issues. Professor Latty was featured in the History Channel’s Documentary Honor Deferred and has lectured nationally. Born and raised in New York City, she earned a BFA in Film/Television and later an MA in Journalism from New York University.

For more information please visit

Friday, September 12, 2008

Kenny (WSC, '90), Moose and Goose

One of the most versatile sports broadcasters in the country, Kenny Albert (WSC, '90) has become a fixture in the New York Rangers radio booth calling the play-by-play action since 1995. Albert, who has called all four major sports during his professional career, has described the action for over 1,000 professional hockey games over the last two decades. Additionally, Albert is a contributor to where you can find him frequently blogging on the Rangers.

For his complete bio from the MSG website, click here. We are currently trying to secure an interview with Mr. Albert for the blog so check back.