University Lectures Series

March 7, 2017 - 10:37am
It took getting fired, a mattress from Craigslist and hard work to create the famous photo blog.

Getting fired from his job as a bond trader in Chicago was a good thing for Brandon Stanton.

He had been clinging to feeling prestigious, rooted from his insecurities about dropping out of college, working at Applebee’s and eventually completing his degree. Getting fired meant Stanton was free to pursue photography, a passion that led him to creating the popular blog Humans of New York.

November 12, 2016 - 1:18pm
Renowned architect reflects on how design and development can bring people together.

This semester’s University Lectures series wrapped up with a presentation from internationally renowned architect James Corner. Corner, founder and director of Field Operations in New York City, discussed the importance of architecture and why it is environmentally, socially and economically relevant to urban development.

Corner began the lecture by walking the audience through traditional landscape and architecture styles, pointing out the basics like the scenic and visual aspects.