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Get Your Feet Wet: Water Week Preview February 4

From rooftops to rivers, water is hiding in plain sight--even in tanks just above 12th Street.

Water is nearly as ubiquitous in academic disciplines as it is on our planet: from ecology to religious studies, from art to political science, water is an increasing presence in our intellectual discourse. This semester alone, more than 30 courses that touch on water are being offered at The New School.

Responding to the growing awareness of water, a committee of faculty members from across The New School have invited faculty and students from every division of the university to participate in launching Water Week, taking place from March 28 to April 1. To preview this weeklong series of interdisciplinary events, join the Water Week Team for the Water (Dis)courses Kick-Off on Friday, February 4, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street.

The Kick-Off features an explanation of Water Week, brief, dynamic presentations from scholars across the university, and musical performances. The event begins with a reception and mixer, at which attendees are encouraged to exchange ideas about interdisciplinary water-focused research and projects to present during Water Week

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