New York University

The Academic Minute for 8.25 - 8.29

Aug 29, 2014

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    New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for NYU and lower Manhattan. Since opening in 2003, the 860-seat Skirball Center has been an educational and community building resource, providing NYU's first large-scale, professional performance space on campus. Through university events, presentations, and partnerships, the Skirball Center offers a unique multi-arts performance program in its intimate proscenium theater located on the south of Washington Square in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Michael Harrington is the Executive Director of the Skirball Center and he joins us to talk about the goals of the venue, past presentations, and their annual Visions + Voices Global Performance Series.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Richard Borowsky of New York University explains the connection between sleep and the loss of vision in cave-dwelling fish species. 

Richard Borowsky is a professor of biology at New York University where he studies the evolution and genetics of cave fish with an emphasis on understanding the molecular and developmental bases of adaptation and the "eyeless" condition. He holds a Ph.D. in biology of Yale University.

About Dr. Borowsky