On the Wire: Your biweekly NYU news update (August 17, 2013)

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Been a while since our last post. Lots going on.

University news bites 

Sexton: President to leave his position by 2016.

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Celeb sighting: WSJ reports that Chelsea Clinton (daughter of Hilary Clinton) will be taking on a role as a multi-faith leader at NYU.

NYU Poly: India-born experimental physicist Dr. Katepalli Sreenivasan has been appointed to the Eugene Kleiner Chair for innovation in mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU).

Skirball: To celebrate its 10th year, the NYU Skirball Center has lined up an impressive roster for the fall, beginning with a marathon performance of the 316 compositions comprising John Zorn’s “Book of Angels.”

Games galore: Sundance DiGiovanni, a Tisch alumnus, is one of the founders of Major League Gaming, which hosts competitions for popular titles like “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.”

For students: DNAinfo launches a back-to-school guide tailored to NYU students.

Alum news: A social media startup called Stringwire developed by an New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications masters program has been acquired by NBC.

Athletes: Four New York University student-athletes were selected as members of the fifth annual University Athletic Association (UAA) Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team .

Playing catch-up

Stop and frisk: New York University Law professor Peter Zimroth, a former corporation counsel for the city has been appointed to monitor reforms in the police department after a court ruled that the NYPD stop and frisk policies were unlawful.

 

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Art and Culture: Now at NYU Steinhardt’s 80 Washington Square East Gallery, Hale Woodruff’s stunning exhibition called the Talladega Murals will be open to the public until Oct. 13.

 

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Quick visit: Earlier this week, Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou stopped by alma mater NYU Law to for a visit.

NYU Shanghai students moved in: If you haven’t read anything, take a look here for a quick catch-up. Some pictures too.

Requisite fluff: Top 10 studious celebrities, and three of them went to NYU.

Community chit-chat

NYU Secret #2342: “I spent some time working out this summer just so I can open the doors to Silver without having to throw my body up against them.

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