"Is this a dagger which I see before me? Or a pizza? Mmmm pizza…" muses Homer Simpson in the acclaimed international hit, MacHomer. On March 30-31, the tour-de-force comes to the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. From the inimitable mind of impressionist Rick Miller comes this raucous multi-media update of Shakespeare’s Macbeth starring–you guessed it–The Simpsons–doh! After sold-out shows and rave reviews across the country, MacHomer comes to New York City!
Miller reproduces 85% of Shakespeare’s original text delivered by over 50 recognizable voices of The Simpsons cast. Shakespearean scholars in the audience will marvel at the way the humor of the original play is highlighted while newcomers will never see The Bard the same way again! The production is presented by The Skirball Center’s Bid Red Chair Family Series and is appropriate for all ages. You can purchase tickets here and discounts are available for NYU students. Seats will sell out so act soon!
In 2007, award-winning science journalist Carl Zimmer asked his blog readership, which is mainly comprised of medical professionals and science enthusiasts, whether they had any science-related tattoos they were hiding. Much to his surprise, several hundred of them were. Four years later, Carl Zimmer is promoting his latest book, Science Ink, which showcases over 300 medical tattoos that he documented in his research. Medical professionals/students and general tattoo or science enthusiasts at Waterside Plaza may be interested in joining him at the New York Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, January 24 at 7PM to explore the interesting body art acquired in the pursuit of science.
In this event, Zimmer will speak about the actual science as well as the history of tattooing, offering interesting highlights from his book. The gallery of scientific tattoos in Science Ink range from evolutionary biology to astrophysics and beyond. In addition, a handful of the science-obsessed people from the book will attend to share the compelling personal stories behind their choice of ink. Attendees are also welcome to share their own tattooing experiences and images, science-related or not. There will be a reception to follow. You can register for the event here. This event costs $15 for members of NYAS, $25 for non-members, and $20 for students, postdocs, and fellow non-members.
NYU Medical Center held its graduation last Friday.
Robert I. Grossman, MD, the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center, told the graduating class of NYU School of Medicine students Thursday, May 14, that "Whatever booms and busts and bubbles may swirl around you in the coming years, you will be anchored to an ancient, eternal noble calling. You have chosen a profession that is real and that matters. And at the end of the day, that, in my eyes, is what success is all about."
Read the whole story here: http://communications.med.nyu.edu/news/2009/nyu-school-medicine-celebrates-commencement-168th-graduating-class-0