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Lawyer: Maybe Drunk, Sleeping Woman Wanted to Be Set on Fire

A lawyer for Jaime Castano, the New York University student who was arraigned this week for allegedly setting his classmate on fire, told a judge that she didn't think prosecutors would be able to prove that Castano's victim wasn't participating, the New York Daily News reports. Read more...

Jaime Castano: Real Estate Agent Set Fire To Sleeping Woman, Sang As She Doused Flames, Cops Say

Jaime Castano, a part-time real estate agent and New York University student — who is neither of those things anymore — was arrested Monday for what police say is a bizarre and unmotivated attack on a female friend that has baffled not only cops but Castano’s own mother. Show More Summary

New York University Waited Months to Tell Cops a Student Set His Classmate on Fire

[body_image width='640' height='480' path='images/content-images/2015/01/21/' crop='images/content-images-crops/2015/01/21/' filename='why-did-nyu-wait-months-to-tell-cops-a-student-set-a-classmate-on-fire-121-body-image-1421874240.jpg' id='20058'] Jaime Castano, former real-estate broker. Show More Summary

NYU admits it waited too long to tell NYPD about attack

A New York University student faces 25 years in prison after allegedly setting fire to a 19-year-old student's mattress while she slept.

Andrew Cuomo Proposes Affirmative Consent for New York Universities

In a speech at NYU on Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to push for legislation that would codify how all universities and colleges in the state of New York defined "consent" in their school policies regarding sexual assault. Show More Summary

N.Y. schools among fastest growing Sugar Baby Schools: site

New York University and Columbia University have been recognized among a list of schools where Sugar Daddies serve as financial donors.

Christie's top Port Authority appointee leaves for NYU job

Christie's top appointee at the Port Authority is leaving to take a new job at New York University Law school.

Christie's Port Authority deputy leaving for NYU

Deborah Gramiccioni, appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 13 months ago to help restore accountability at the Port Authority, is stepping down to take a management job at New York University... To view the full story, click the title link.

Cancer Prevention Guidelines May Lower Risk of Obesity-Linked Cancers

Low alcohol consumption and a plant-based diet, both healthy habits aligning with current cancer prevention guidelines, are associated with reducing the risk of obesity-related cancers, a New York University study shows.

Complete Medical Histories from the Founders

Jeanne E. Abrams’s Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health came out from New York University Press in 2013. Here are an H-Net review, a C-SPAN video, and a podcast discussion of the book on Liz Covart’s “Ben Franklin’s World” podcast. Show More Summary

Tampon Commercial Written By Men, Hilariously Inaccurate But Full Of Accurate Sarcasm [Watch]

A sketch comedy group from New York University, Hammerkatz, have created the funniest tampon commercial yet. They created a tampon commercial called “Tampon Commercial – Presented by Men!” that is full of sarcasm but cleverly points out how wrong men are when asked to describe periods. You know, that thing women only have to deal […]

Gary Marcus on the Future of Artificial Intelligence and the Brain

Gary Marcus of New York University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the future of artificial intelligence (AI). While Marcus is concerned about how advances in AI might hurt human flourishing, he argues that truly transformative...Show More Summary

NYU's CIO resigns from $3.5B endowment

New York University's chief investment officer Tina Surh has resigned from the $3.5 billion endowment effective Dec. 31. "Tina has dedicated herself to NYU's success and has been integral to our... To view the full story, click the title link.

Woman With a Gun: A Talk With Phillip Margolin

Photo: Anthony Georgis Phillip Margolin graduated from the New York University School of Law School and worked for many years as a criminal defense attorney, a profession inspired by his having read the Perry Mason novels. An Edgar-nominated novelist (even while working as an attorney), he became a full-time writer in 1996. Show More Summary

Researchers find power in seeing the ‘silver lining’ of negative personality traits

Associating one’s own negative trait with a related positive characteristic can increase productivity in that area, according to a New York University study. In a paper published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, NYUShow More Summary

NYU researchers find silver lining playbook for performance

If we believe a negative trait we possess is linked to a related positive characteristic, we will be more productive in that domain, New York University researchers have found. Their study, which appears in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, establishes a novel "silver lining theory": negative attributes can produce positive results. read more

The Science of Why Cops Shoot Young Black Men

"You're not, like, a total racist bastard," David Amodio tells me. He pauses. "Today." I'm sitting in the soft-spoken cognitive neuroscientist's spotless office nestled within New York University's psychology department, but it feels like I'm at the doctor's, getting a dreaded diagnosis. Show More Summary

Shirley Clarke: Made In America

Over the fall, I had the honor of teaching a section of the “Language of Film” course at New York University, to a group of very bright freshman. The main lecturer was in charge of the syllabus, and the textbook was David Bordwell and...Show More Summary

Ed Summer’s Comics and Movies

by Mike Gold and Martha Thomases Ed Summer, the man who opened one of America’s first comic book stores and went on to a varied and significant media career, died Thursday from cancer. A graduate of the New York University School of the Arts (his classmates included Oliver Stone, Jonathan Kaplan and Alan Arkush), Summer […]

Survey: teens want lax marijuana laws

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