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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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Surprising result from New York University.

The Everyman Cometh & Beats Out Beefcakes For Parts: Miles Teller Q&A

Photograph by Mark Mann. With four film releases this year-Divergent, That Awkward Moment, Two Night Stand and Whiplash--it would be an understatement to say that Miles Teller has arrived. A New York University Tisch alum, who hit pay...Show More Summary

Transitions between states of matter: It's more complicated, scientists find

The seemingly simple process of phase changes--those transitions between states of matter--is more complex than previously known, according to research based at Princeton University, Peking University and New York University. read m...

Is Social Science Biased Against Conservatives?

2 months agoNews : Reason

That's the question at the heart of an interesting New Yorker article that focuses on the work of New York University social and moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt. The article opens with the now notorious occasion in which Haidt asked for...Show More Summary

De Blasio’s school plan leaves unanswered questions: education professor

Pedro A. Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, writes that the mayor's long-awaited strategy is a step in the right direction, but not enough.

NYU study points to perception divide in abortion: Whom we think we know

Pro-life Americans are less likely to hear about the abortions women they know have had than are pro-choice Americans, a New York University study shows. The findings, which appear in the journal Sociological Science, point to a previously unexplored divide on the abortion issue: differences in perceptions of those we associate with. read more

Television, J Spaceman, Kid Millions, Thurston Moore and Adrian Belew

2 months agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Television/J Spaceman and Kid Millions Skirball Center For The Performing Arts October 25, 2014 New York University's performance theatre has turned into a regular home for these Joshua Light Show mini-seasons. This was the last of three evenings where the veteran old-school psychedelic light outfit w...

Hotel magnate Ed Scheetz calls time on new Noho hotel following $157M deal with NYU

Chelsea Hotel owner Ed Scheetz has called time on his latest hotel project after receiving an offer that was just too tempting from New York University.

Compensation and punishment: 'Justice' depends on whether or not we're a victim

We're more likely to punish wrongdoing as a third party to a non-violent offense than when we're victimized by it, according to a new study by New York University psychology researchers. The findings, which appear in the journal Nature...Show More Summary

NYU observatory captures 'pulse of city'

In a case of Copernicus comes to Brooklyn, New York University has announced the creation of state-of-the-art technology designed to observe and analyze the city skyline in real time. The Urban... To view the full story, click the title link.

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