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'Fiddler on the Roof's' universal themes still resonate after 50 years

On Sept. 22, 1964, after the long-awaited Broadway opening of "Fiddler on the Roof," invited guests gathered at New York's swank Rainbow Room to celebrate. The first review that came in that night was from Herald Tribune critic Walter Kerr, and it wasn't very good. But producer Harold Prince...

Rob Montz: Bill de Blasio's Universal Pre-K Program is Delusional

yesterdayNews : Reason

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio just secured $300 million in state funds for a new city-wide "universal" pre-k program. It's expected to enroll about 73,250 four-year-olds over the next two years. Rob Montz explains how the romantic...Show More Summary

State Museum opens two exhibitions on plant fossils and extinction of Passenger Pigeon

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Two exhibitions featuring New York State plant fossils and specimens of the extinct passenger pigeon will open at the New York State Museum on August 30, 2014. The Binghamton University Paleobotany Collection and The Passenger Pigeon: From Billions to Zero will be the Museum?s newest exhibitions located in the New York Discoveries area. Show More Summary

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rises In Final August Reading

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment rose in August, while an index of current economic conditions hit its highest since July 2007, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final August reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 82.5, up from 81.8 the month before. Show More Summary

Zephyr Teachout running mate, Tim Wu, gaining momentum

ALBANY — A little-known Columbia University law professor with the twitter handle @superwuster is rapidly becoming a key player in New York politics.

Full-day prekindergarten is set to launch in NYC

After months of feverish preparation, New York City will launch next week one of the nation’s most ambitious experiments in public school education reform: full-day universal prekindergarten.

Princeton Mom Does Not Want the Good Princeton Name Near Sex Work

The New York Princeton University alumni listserve got some hot Princeton Mom action Thursday, after an alum of the college sent out an email touting her new documentary on young women who have entered into sugar daddy relationships....Show More Summary

'How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops'

3 days agoNews : Reason

Writing at The New York Times, Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, akes aim at the U.S. Supreme Court for its key role for making it "very difficult, and often impossible, to hold police officers and the governments that employ them accountable for civil rights violations. Show More Summary

NYU researchers ID process producing neuronal diversity in fruit flies' visual system

New York University biologists have identified a mechanism that helps explain how the diversity of neurons that make up the visual system is generated. "Our research uncovers a process that dictates both timing and cell survival in order...Show More Summary

Guns, butter and broadband: How technology has finally emerged as a viable campaign issue

The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu, the progressive candidate for New York lieutenant governor, in its editorial pages. The newspaper argues that the Columbia University law professor deserves the job despite his lack of political experience — largely due to Wu's promise to fight for consumers on access to broadband and other tech issues. […]

Semantic Web Jobs: NYU

New York University is looking for a Data Curator in New York, NY. The post states, “The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at New York University seeks a Data Curator: an information scientist who will work with faculty, researchers, and students in applied urban science to acquire and organize data related to New York City. Show More Summary

A Gel That Can Stop Bleeding In Under 10 Seconds Gets Closer To Human Use

If you put the gel on skin, it will have the properties of skin. If you put it next to the liver, it will take on the properties of the liver. Joe Landolina was a 17-year-old recent arrival at New York University when he made a discovery that could save millions of lives. Show More Summary

Hindu Group Leader Urges Town of Greece (NY) to Not Exclude Atheists from Giving Invocations

In response to the Town of Greece (New York) changing their invocation policy to exclude non-religious speakers, Rajan Zed (below), President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, issued a press release Saturday condemning the Town Board and urging them to be more inclusive:

Joan Rivers Officiates Her Second Same-Sex Marriage In New York

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Joan Rivers, the self-proclaimed "Queen of the Gays" and all-around funny lady, was ordained by the Universal Life Church and may quickly become the go-to officiant for New York gay couples. After performing a ceremony atop the Empire State Building...

New study suggests treatment possibility for autism

last weekNews : The Newsroom

People with autism have too many synapses -- the connectors by which brain cells send and receive signals -- according to a new study that may point to a treatment for the complex disorder. Researchers at New York's University of Columbia were able to re-establish the brain's "pruning mechanism" in mice genetically modified to simulate autism. Show More Summary

Governor Who Oversaw Soaring Unemployment Will Teach Class on Job Creation

last weekNews : Reason

This has to be one of the funniest higher education developments since the announcement that Paul Krugman would be paid $225,000 to do research at City University of New York's income inequality initiative: Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer...Show More Summary

Study identifies challenges faced by NYU nurses after Hurricane Sandy

Many recall the dramatic images of nurses at New York University's Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) heroically evacuating over three hundred patients, carrying many including the youngest and most vulnerable down flights of stairs during the power outage resulting from the storm surge generated by Hurricane Sandy. read more

The Government Wants Your Car To Talk To All The Other Cars

You On Wednesday, the New York Times' Aaron Kessler reported on a program at the University of Michigan that aims to make cars better aware of each other on the road. Before you start thinking that this has something to do with Google's much-celebrated self-driving car initiative, hang on — Kessler has some insight on that score. Show More Summary

Severing nerves may shrink stomach cancers: Botox injections slow growth of tumors in mice

NEW YORK, NY (August 20, 2014) — Research from Columbia University Medical Center shows that nerves may play a critical role in stomach cancer growth and that blocking nerve signals using surgery or Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA) could be an effective treatment for the disease. Show More Summary

‘Smart’ energy grid planned in Potsdam to keep community powered during emergencies

Research is underway on a new smart energy grid for the village, which intends to keep emergency services online in the event of a severe-weather power outage. Clarkson University, partnering with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, National Grid and others, is designing a grid that will provide renewable and conventional electricity Continue reading ?

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