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Focus on Environment at Suny Maritime College Anniversary

  The State University of New York Maritime College’s 140th Anniversary Speaker Series presented a panel discussion on March 26 in the College’s Maritime Academic Center.

Can Bill de Blasio Really Deliver on His Promise of Universal Pre-K?

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to make universal prekindergarten the centerpiece of his first term, and he’s not alone. A year ago, President Obama made pre-K expansion a major component of his State of the Union address,...Show More Summary

Race and the Fabric of Faith: A Timely Letter From Universities and Seminaries

We've seen the images from Sanford, Florida; from Ferguson, Missouri; from Staten Island, New York. Many of us are horrified, most of us mystified, nearly all of us paralyzed. What to do? Last week, the Presidents and Deans of America's...Show More Summary

Smartphone face recognition by acting more like a brain

Face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an 'average' photo of themselves, according to new research by scientists at the University of York. A research team led by Dr David Robertson, ofShow More Summary

Dean Baquet Will Ring In Second Century of University of Montana Journalism

On Thursday, April 16, the current executive editor of the New York Times will be in Missoula to deliver the school’s 58th annual Dean Stone Lecture. Baquet’s speech will be titled “Quality Journalism in the Digital Age – ChallengesShow More Summary

Newsstand: March 30, 2015

Happy Monday! Here's some news to get you out of bed this morning: York University might be on the road to ending its strike, new homeless shelters are planned for the city (kind of), and Earth Hour was less well-observed than usual....Show More Summary

Open Thread: (Still) Wooing the Obama Library

Of course, Buzzfeed would be biased, because the people who write for Buzzfeed are the sort of people who consider NYC the beating heart of the universe… Barack and Michelle Obama are seriously considering moving to New York after his presidency, and building the Obama Library at the city’s Columbia University, sources told BuzzFeed News. Show More Summary

Bring On the Sledgehammer

Barack Obama’s plan for a universal rating system for America’s colleges and universities, announced last year and the subject of a New York Times front-pager this week, is bad news, say the nation’s college presidents. Given many...Show More Summary

NYU College of Dentistry Partners with Rheonix, Inc. on NIH Grant to Develop Test to Detect HIV Antibodies and HIV RNA in a Single POC Diagnostic Device

New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) has received a sub-award in the amount of $335,000 from a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to complete the development...Show More Summary

Someone Is Investigating a Professor and Reporter for Being Critical of Gulf Labor Conditions

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

A mysterious investigation against New York University (NYU) professor Andrew Ross and New York Times reporter Ariel Kaminer is underway, the Times reported.

NYU Urges Staffers to Help Pay Students' Outrageously Expensive Tuition

New York University, a Manhattan property development firm with a promising education wing, charges students a lot of money to attend. Undergraduate tuition, room, and board is currently estimated at $65,000 per year. What if a student wants to attend, but doesn't have the money? Who will pay? I don't know—the teachers, maybe? Read more...

Latinos Can Honor the 43 Missing Mexican Students by Calling for 'No More Drug War'

As I walked to the Mexican Consulate on a blustery winter day in New York City last week to join a protest calling for justice for the 43 missing university students of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, I began to think of warmer days that did not require layers and gloves. Show More Summary

Media Scolded for Covering Africa With Few, if Any, African Voices

150 Protest "60 Minutes" Pieces With No Blacks in View Howard W. French, former New York Times correspondent covering West and Central Africa, author of two books on Africa and an associate professor at Columbia University Graduate School...Show More Summary

U.S. consumer sentiment falls in March but above forecasts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment fell month-over-month in March, a survey released on Friday showed, though the reading was better than expected. The University of Michigan's final March reading on the overall index on consumer...Show More Summary

How Researchers Create the Lightweight, Durable, and Extremely Versatile Material Syntactic Foam

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Motherboard traveled to New York University in New York City to speak with Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Nikhil Gupta about syntactic foam, a lightweight, durable, and extremely versatile material that shows up in all sorts of different places, from airplanes to soccer balls. We fill these tiny hollow particles inside our material […]

The Obamas Are Seriously Considering Moving To New York City

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Barack and Michelle Obama are seriously considering moving to New York after his presidency, and building the Obama Library at the city’s Columbia University, sources told BuzzFeed News.


HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, NIXONIAN ADMINISTRATORS EDITION: Murky Inquiry Targets Critic of N.Y.U. Role in Abu Dhabi, and a Reporter. “New York University’s fraught tenure as an intellectual prize of the Middle East has taken a new and mysterious turn: A private investigator has been making inquiries about an N.Y.U. professor who criticized the exploitation […]

Toronto University Acquires Berenice Abbott Archive

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Berenice Abbott was best known for being New York City's official photographer during the Great Depression, though she actually explored a panoply of subjects during her six-decade-long career.

Press Uncuffed: Free the Press Campaign

Collaboration with University of Maryland students highlights journalists jailed worldwide New York, March 26, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the Press Uncuffed: Free the Press campaign at the Newseum in Washington to raise awareness about journalists imprisoned around the world in connection with their coverage of news...

Morning 10: Heinz-Kraft merger | De Blasio housing critics | NYPD on social media

Wall Street's biggest banks were shut out of a merger between Kraft and H.J. Heinz that will create the world's fifth-largest food company. A New York University report says that Mayor Bill de... To view the full story, click the title link.

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