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NYU's Kimmel Galleries presents Vacancy through November 30th

Sep 9, 2014
The narrative of VACANCY seeks to understand the void in human connection, and the universality of the human condition. Included are photographic images of exterior and interior of spaces, constructing a visual dialogue through portraits of perceptibly occupied spaces. Yet these rooms and structures lack the presence of a body, leaving the residue of perceived inhabitance to the voyeur's interpretation. Read More

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New Research Center for Ballet and the Arts Launched at NYU

The first institute devoted to the study of ballet within the humanities will be established at New York University starting fall of 2014. Launched by former dancer and renowned historian Jennifer Homans, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU is an international institute for scholars and artists of ballet and its related arts and sciences. I
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Ecosystems Under Ice: Antarctic Finding Has Implications for Life in Extreme Environments

Scientists have confirmed that the waters and sediments of a lake that lies 2600 feet beneath the Antarctic ice sheet support “viable microbial ecosystems,” a finding that has implications for life in other extreme environments both on Earth and planets elsewhere in the solar system.
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Brain Structure Could Predict Risky Behavior

Some people avoid risks at all costs, while others will put their wealth, health, and safety at risk without a thought. A team of scientists, including researchers at NYU’s Center for Neural Science, has found that the volume of a part of the brain in the parietal cortex could predict where people fall on the risk-taking spectrum.
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Paying It Backward: NYU Alum Funds Scholarships

The Wall Street Journal profiled Trustee Evan Chesler on why he decided to chair the Momentum fund-raising campaign.

A Nobel Prize Party: Cheese, Bubbles, and a Boson

The New Yorker talked to Professor Kyle Cranmer and graduate student Sven Kreiss about NYU’s role in the discovery of the Higgs boson, which resulted in a Nobel prize for the scientists who predicted its existence.

The World as They Knew It

The New York Times reviewed the exhibit at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World on how ancient Greeks and Romans mapped the known and unknown areas of their world.

Elite Institutions: Far More Diverse Than They Were 20 Years Ago

NYU made stronger gains over the last 20 years in increasing diversity than any other major research university, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Program Seeks to Nurture ‘Data Science Culture’
at Universities

The New York Times reported on the multi-million collaboration among NYU and two other universities to harness the potential of Big Data, including an interview with Professor Yann LeCun, director of NYU’s Center for Data Science.

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