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A Darker Film Struggles to Breathe in the Comedy My Blind Brother

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Kathy Fennessy The parade of projects featuring Parks and Recreation alumni continues with British filmmaker Sophie Goodhart's directorial debut, an expansion of her 2003 New York University short. Ohio-based brothers Robbie (Adam...Show More Summary

Today's 'Galaxy' Insight --Weirdness of the Higgs Boson: "A Dead End or Gateway to Another Universe"

“Whatever we find out, that is what nature chose,” Kyle Cranmer, a physics professor at New York University, told Brian Resnick at VOX. "It’s a good attitude to have when your field yields great disappointments." For most of 2015, evidence...

NYU student says she was raped by cabbie

5 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A 21-year-old New York University student was raped by a cabbie early Saturday after a night out with friends in Manhattan, police said Tuesday. The victim was out partying at Tavern29 in Murray Hill before hailing a cab about a block away at E. 29th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison sometime between midnight and...

EXCLUSIVE: Cabbie rapes woman after picking her up in Midtown

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A cab driver raped a 21-year-old New York University student over the weekend, officials said.

Crime Will Likely Stay At Near-Historic Lows In 2016, Despite What Donald Trump Says

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claims that crime is “ out of control.” As with most of what Trump says, the evidence isn’t really there. A preliminary analysis released Monday by New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice projects that crime rates will remain near an all-time low in 2016. Show More Summary

Researchers outline barriers to treating fear and anxiety

(New York University) A misunderstanding of how the certain parts of the brain function has hampered the creation of pharmaceuticals to effectively address fear and anxiety disorders, a pair of researchers has concluded.

NASA Working on Star Trek Tractor Beam

Science fiction is becoming reality. In 1931, science fiction author E.E. Smith coined the term “tractor beam” and the concept continued to be used on Star Trek. Physicists at New York University and NASA’s Goddard Space Center are turning fiction into reality. They are developing tractor beams...

Visualizing the universe

(University of Utah) Computer scientists from the University of Utah will be working with researchers from New York University's Tandon School of Engineering and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to develop OpenSpace, anShow More Summary

Reproductive Writes: Sexed Up: An Interview with Leonore Tiefer

Leonore Tiefer is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with an international reputation as a lecturer, author, activist and theorist in the field of sexuality. Show More Summary

NYU Biologist Ghedin to Study Zika Virus During Infection Under $1 Million Grant

New York University biologist Elodie Ghedin will study the host response to Zika virus infections under a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Housing rates in New York University residence halls remain mostly unchanged

  Housing rates at New York University, home to over 5,000 international students from 130 countries, have remained largely unchanged over the past two years. For most types of housing facilities, the housing rates have been increased by $10-$20 per academic year and per semester in 2016-17 compared to the previous year. Show More Summary

Incoming NYU students learn how to care for trees in Brooklyn

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A group of incoming New York University students got a lesson in tree care courtesy of the city’s Parks Department Wednesday.

NYU Dental Researcher Awarded $1.8M by NIH to Study the Phenomenon Known as the "Mitochondrial Permeability Transition" to Prevent Strokes and Heart Attacks

The National Institutes of Health have awarded Dr. Evgeny Pavlov, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at the New York University College of Dentistry, a $1.8M, five-year grant to study the phenomenon known as the "Mitochondrial Permeability Transition" to prevent strokes and heart attacks.

Meet The Choreographer Shaking Up Organizations By Chasing The Silences

Like any innovator, Sydney Skybetter defies stereotyping. Trained at Interlochen Arts Academy and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Skybetter could roughly be described as a choreographer, curator and consultant, catalyzing innovation inside organizations ranging fromThe National Ballet of Canada to The DeVos Institute / Bloomberg Philanthropies to [...]

After films in Colombia and Albania, an indie director sets his latest film at home, in Brooklyn

Filmmaker Joshua Marston grew up in Beverly Hills and earned his masters of fine arts in film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1998. Six years later he made his feature debut in... To view the full story, click the title link.

Ode to recall: To remember events in order, we rely on the brain's 'symphony'

To remember events in the order they occur, the brain's neurons function in a coordinated way that is akin to a symphony, a team of New York University scientists has found. Their findings offer new insights into how we recall information and point to factors that may disrupt certain types of memories. read more

‘Stop White People’ Training Stirs Up Controversy At New York University

Debate is swirling around a course offered at the State University of New York at Binghamton (BU), instructing its students to “Stop White People.”

Virtual peer pressure works just as well as the real thing

Peer pressure is a proven social motivator, and seeing a friend or colleague succeed at a task can boost individual effort. Researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering probed this decidedly human attribute --Show More Summary

Questlove to Make Pandora Cool Again by Hosting a Weekly Show

As if his late-night drumming exploits and professorship at New York University weren't keeping him busy enough, Pandora has announced that Questlove is joining the music streaming service in a new dual role. He'll be hosting a weekly three-hour radio program called Questlove Supreme, set to debut on September 7, which will ... More »

Yale Gets Educated In Retirement Plans

The educational community was rocked by the recent filing of class action complaints against Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Yale University, Duke University, Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins University. Show More Summary

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