2017 Bobst Film Festival is on 12/2 at the Avery Fisher Center

The 2017 Bobst Film Festival will take place this Saturday, December 2nd from 1:00PM – 7:00PM in the brand new Avery Fisher Center for Music & Media inside Bobst Library. 

The festival will include films by current students and recent graduates of New York University.

Tickets are FREE and seats are already going fast. With only 30 seats available per film block be sure to reserve your seat today!

2017 Schedule  

Screening Block #1 @ 1pm:
“The Assault of Laughter” (dir. Ben Eisenberg)
“The Employee” (dir. Kyle Sims)
“Dream Suite No. 1” (dir. Tom Fama)
“The Missing Shoe” (dir. Bianca Pick)
“MNSTR” (dir. Nicole Melillo)
Screening Block #2 @ 2pm:
“A Letter To My Unborn Daughter” (dir. DaeQuan Collier)
“Carpe D.M.” (dir. Rose Loprinzo)
“Mamadou Warma: Deliveryman” (dir. Yusuf Kapadia)
“The Silent Soldier” (dir. Brian Ryu)
“I Am the Elements” (dir. Careina Yard)
Screening Block #3 @ 3pm:
“It Always Snows In Winter” (dir. Henry Yuliano)
“Mercury on Castle Mountain” (dir. John Zeng)
“2:60 On a Tuesday Night” (dir. August Detering )
“Prototype” (dir. Rashad Frett)
“Until Further Notice” (dir. Christian Rossipal)
Screening Block #4 @ 4pm:
“Closeted” (dir. Saatvik Kaushik)
“Man of The House” (dir. Jall Cowasji)
“27 Minutes” (dir. Daryl Hanxuan Wang)
Screening Block #5 @ 5pm:
“Time to Leave” (dir. Sam Rice)
“Jack Magic” (dir. Samantha Block)
“Disquiet” (dir. Emilija Gašić)
Screening Block #6 @ 6pm:
“What Makes a Good Party?” (dir. Shane Sheehy)
“Casa Bella” (dir. Hahn Byol Chang)
“Cast in India” (dir. Natasha Raheja)
The members of this year’s prestigious jury include:
Brane Živković (chair)
Julie Sloane
Vicky Dann
Sharon Badal
Darrell Wilson 

Location: Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, NYU Bobst Library (70 Washington Square South), 7th Floor
For more information, visit the Bobst Film Festival website


Book Talk: Kim Phillips-Fein on Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (11/28 at Bobst Library)

Book Talk: Kim Phillips-Fein on Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics

Kim Phillips-Fein will discuss her new book Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (Metropolitan Books, 2017) on Tuesday, November 28 (4:30 PM) at the Tamiment Library. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center.

Kim Phillips-Fein is the author of Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal. She teaches history at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and has written for The NationDissentThe BafflerThe Atlantic, and The New York Times, among other publications. She lives in New York City. 

Praise for FEAR CITY

“The remaking of New York City under cover of crisis was a prelude to what would become a global economic tidal wave. In zeroing in on this little-understood chapter of urban history, Fear City helps sheds much-needed light on a range of contemporary crises, from the starvation of public services amidst enormous private wealth to the rise of Donald Trump. Kim Phillips-Fein is a historian of the first order.” 
—Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything

RSVP: email tamiment.events@nyu.edu with guest name(s) & event title.

NYU Libraries’ Fall Graduate Research Breakfast (11/7 at 10am-12pm, Bobst Library)

We’re getting ready for the final stretch of the semester and invite you to join us for our annual fall Graduate Student Research Breakfast.

Come have breakfast, talk with our librarians about your project, and take care of those lingering research to-do list items. We’ll have specialists from across the disciplines who can help you get (re)oriented to our resources, get started with citation tools, and get the most out of our collections and services. 

Get more information and RSVP below.

  • Tuesday, November 710:00am-12:00noon 
    Bobst Library 10th-floor Graduate Student Exchange (northwest corner) 

As always, watch guides.nyu.edu/grads for more news and events tailored particularly for graduate students. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

unCOMMON Salon: Charlton McIlwain: Processing Black Data: A Story About Civil Rights and Modern Computing (10/25 at 6:30pm) Bobst Library

unCOMMON Salon: Charlton McIlwain: Processing Black Data: A Story About Civil Rights and Modern Computing

Charlton McIlwain | New York University

Black people are either invisible in the annals of computing and Internet histories or viewed as perpetual have-nots on the wrong side of the digital divide. This talk reconsiders Black people’s relationship with the Internet and modern computing by situating it within the history of the civil rights movement – a history that doesn’t merely parallel, but intersects with the development and evolution of computing.

Dr. Charlton McIlwain is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and an Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. His research focuses on the intersections of race and digital media in the contexts of inequality and racial justice activism. He is currently working on the forthcoming book from Oxford University Press titled, Black Software: The Internet and Racial Justice, From the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter.

Wednesday, October 25 | 6:30 pm

Bobst Library | Room 745, 7th Floor, AFC

Open to the Public | Light Refreshments will be served

All are welcome!  Please register if you plan to attend.

This unCOMMON Salon is sponsored by the Bobst Library Reference Departments (Business & Government Documents, Coles Science Center, and Social Sciences & Humanities Reference Center).

NYU Fales Library & Special Collections Event on 10/19– Tribes of New York: Inventing Spectacle (6:30pm)


Victor P. Corona, Ph.D., sociologist at NYU’s School of Professional Studies and author of Night Class: A Downtown Memoir, moderates a panel on the tribes of performers, artists, musicians, DJs, writers, socialites, and nightlife personas that sustain New York’s role as a global cultural capital.

The panelists are:

  • Sophia Lamar, actress, model, style icon, and nightlife legend
  • Rose Wood, performance artist at The Box
  • Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., bestselling author of Primates of Park AvenueStepmonster, and the forthcoming Untrue
  • Cat Marnell, bestselling author of How to Murder Your Life and former beauty editor, xoJane and Lucky

Writers Dayna Troisi and Alexandra Warrick will offer brief welcoming remarks to introduce the panelists’ work. Thomas Kiedrowski, author of Andy Warhol’s New York City and MLIS candidate at the Pratt Institute, co-moderates. Corona will also sign copies of Night Class after the panel.

NYU Fales Library & Special Collections

Bobst Library, 3rd Floor

Thursday, October 19, 2017

event begins at 6:30pm

unCOMMON Salon– Gangster Dreams: How Chinatown Organized Crime Engineered the Chinese Restaurants Industry in the United States (10/18 at 5pm) Bobst Library

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Gangster Dreams: How Chinatown Organized Crime Engineered the Chinese Restaurants Industry in the United States

Heather Lee | New York University
Gangster Dreams reveals how New York’s most powerful Chinese gane transformed Chinese restaurants from a marginal institution into a national mass consumer business.  In the 1880s, members of the On Leong opened restaurants in Chinatown to entertain local powerbrokers who helped them dominate the underground economy. Their restaurants attracted bohemian men and women, whose enthusiasm in print and art made eating Chinese food a coveted urban activity. At the turn of the century, On Leong leaders expanded beyond Chinatown, running upscale restaurants that served hundreds nightly. In 1915, ringleaders leveraged popular appreciation of Chinese food to win exemptions to anti-Chinese immigration laws for restaurant owners. They parlayed these privileges into lucrative human smuggling operations, using their restaurants across the United States to secure visas for people in China. The On Leong weathered Prohibition and the Great Depression by profiting from and entrapping illegal immigrants in restaurant work.  

 Heather Lee is an assistant professor of history at NYU Shanghai. She is completing a book on the history of Chinese restaurants in New York City and developing a database of historical Chinese restaurants in the United States. Her research has been featured in NPR, Atlantic magazine, and Gastropod, a podcast on food science and history. She has advised and curated exhibitions at the New York Historical Society, the National Museum of American History, and the Museum of Chinese in America. 

Wednesday, October 18 | 5:00 pm

Bobst Library | Room 745, 7th Floor, AFC

Open to the Public | Light Refreshments will be served

All are welcome!  Please register if you plan to attend.

Graduate Student Research Breakfast (10/11 from 9-11am) Dibner Library, Brooklyn

The Dibner Librarians invite you to join us for breakfast on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 9:00-11:00am in room LC 400 on the 4th floor of the Dibner Building at 5 MetroTech in Brooklyn.

Come have breakfast, discuss your projects with us, and take care of any research to-do list items. We’ll have education, science, and engineering librarians as well as representatives from NYU Data Services who can help get you (re)oriented to our resources, get you started with citation management tools, and help you get the most out of our collections and services. This informal event is taking place from 9:00am – 11:00am. You can come and go as you like during that time.

All disciplines are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there!  Please REGISTER to attend.  

Can’t join us for this Research Breakfast? Come to the next one at the Bobst Library in Manhattan on:

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10:00am-12:00noon
  • 10th floor Graduate Student Exchange.
  • RSVP for November 7th