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Is math the language of the universe? A bilingual TED-Ed Club explores

In New York City, it’s common to hear ten different languages just on your walk to work in the morning. For the students at Lycée Français de New York, that kind of multicultural exposure doesn’t stop at the schoolhouse doors. With a combination French-English curriculum, this PreK-12 school educates students who represent more than 50 nationalities. And when [ … ]

Test vs. Trust

The United Federation of Teachers decided to voluntarily close its elementary charter school rather than be forced to do so by its charter authorizer, the State University of New York. Rather than repeat what I wrote in October 2012, when it seemed closure was imminent, I will instead focus on the union’s press announcement, wherein UFT […]

NYC Rats Now Carrying Same Fleas That Spread Bubonic Plague

For the first time in 90 years, researchers have conducted a thorough study measuring the fleas and lice crawling around on the backs of New York City rats. The joint Cornell and Columbia University study, published yesterday in theShow More Summary

New York Yankees Employee Is Fired After Tweeting Sexually Obscene Things To Curt Schilling About His Daughter

People on the internet can be huge bullies, but this is disgusting and uncalled for. Last week, former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling posted a picture, congratulating his daughter Gabby on signing with Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. Well, Schilling was met with some seriously obscene crap! [ Related: Vegas Cops Tell Strip Clubs Not To Let Floyd [...]

Young Players Write New History as Baseball Returns to N.Y.U.

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

The New York University program, dropped after the 1974 season, is dependent on a roster made up largely of freshmen that is building for the future.

Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 44: Daniel Genis, Former Atheist Prisoner

Our latest podcast guest is Daniel Genis, a former atheist prisoner. Genis (rhymes with "tennis") grew up in New York City, where he attended Stuyvesant High School and New York University, graduating with a degree in history and French. Show More Summary

CUNY Will Refund Thousands Of Tuition Dollars To Immigrants

NEW YORK (AP) -- City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in the U.S. and overpaid for their tuition. A student group called CUNY Dreamers told school officialsShow More Summary

'Institutionalizing' Recovery in Mental Health Care

Co-authored by Linda Beeber, Ph.D., RN, CS, FAAN, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Madeline A. Naegle, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, professor at New York University Does the U.S. need more "asylums" to treat...Show More Summary

NYU Launches Prison Education Program Backed by Ford Foundation Grant

New York University has launched an initiative to bring college education to incarcerated individuals at the Wallkill Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison in New York State's Ulster County.

Reporting rape requires access: New York universities implement new sexual assault policies

SUNY launches a 24-hour sexual assault reporting hotline this week, but Cuomo wants to expand to private schools

Study Identifies Teens At-Risk For Synthetic Marijuana Use

A new study by researchers affiliated with New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), is now online ahead of print in Drug and Alcohol Dependence and it is one of the first national studies to examine risk factors for use of synthetic marijuana among a large, nationally representative sample of teens.

Better Fashion Week Luck Next Year

It’s a big deal for a new fashion blogger to be showcased on Teen Vogue‘s Fashion Click network. It’s an equally big deal for that same fashion blogger to get summoned to New York Fashion Week. But as San Diego State University marketing...Show More Summary

New York University Abu Dhabi Art Gallery presents 'Slavs and Tatars: Mirrors for Princes'

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

New York University Abu Dhabi Art Gallery presents a major solo exhibition of the art collective Slavs and Tatars, titled Mirrors for Princes, on view February 28 through May 30, 2015. The exhibition is their most ambitious, immersive installation to date, with new work occupying the 7,000-square-foot exhibition space at NYUAD Art Gallery. Show More Summary

Methane-based life may exist on Saturn’s moon Titan: researchers

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Researchers from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York modeled a new type of life form that depends on methane for its survival. The theorized anaerobic life form, which is capable of performing reproduction and metabolism in a manner similar to that of life on earth, indicates that life is capable...

U.S. consumer sentiment slides from 11-year peak in February

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment fell from an 11-year high in February, a survey released on Friday showed. The University of Michigan's final February reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment was 95.4, higher than the initial reading of 93.6 and the market forecast for a reading of 94.0. Show More Summary

How Anita Sarkeesian Wants Video Games To Change

5 days agoSports : Deadspin

Minutes after I walked through a metal detector—and some time before she was flocked by well-wishers at the best-attended gaming lecture I've ever been to at New York University—I recently listened to the media critic Anita Sarkeesian describe eight things she'd like to see changed in video games. Read more...

Local sea level rose 4 inches in the Northeast US and Newfoundland, global warming not to blame

From the University of Arizona: Sea level spiked for 2 years along northeastern North America Sea levels from New York to Newfoundland jumped up about four inches in 2009 and 2010 because ocean circulation changed, a University of Arizona-led team reports in an upcoming issue of Nature Communications. The team was the first to document…

Court agrees to hear opponents of NYU expansion

Opponents of New York University's $6 billion expansion plan in Greenwich Village won a hearing before the state's highest court in their bid to block the proposal. The Court of Appeals in Albany on... To view the full story, click the title link.

Research suggests dark matter plays a significant role in our planet's mass extinction cycle

A new study carried out by Professor Michael Rampino of New York University suggests that dark matter may have had a part to play in the periodic mass extinction events that are known to have taken place throughout Earth's history. It...Show More Summary

University forces woman to cross-examine her alleged rapist because she didn’t violently resist

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A woman who graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook claims that the university forced her to litigate her own sexual assault case in a student tribunal and never contacted authorities on her behalf following an attack that took place in 2014. According to,...

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