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NYU chemistry professor Nadrian C. Seeman and his graduate student Baoquan Ding have developed a DNA cassette through which a nanomechanical device can be inserted and function within a DNA array, allowing for the motion of a nanorobotic arm. The results, reported in the latest issue of the journal Science, mark the first time scientists have been able to employ a functional nanotechnology device within a DNA array.
NYU Global Distinguished Professor Natalie Jeremijenko will be part of “Design Imitates Life?”, a panel discussion that celebrates the opening of the 2006 National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. This year’s theme is “Design Life Now.” Members and students with valid ID: $15; non-members: $20.
NYU’s College of Arts and Science will host a pair of lectures on 19th century landscape artist James Suydam on Thurs., Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m. at NYU’s Irving H. Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science (100 Washington Square East at Washington Place). The event, which is part of the College’s Dean’s Lecture Series, is free and open to the public, which may call 212.998.8100 for more information.
New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education has received a $481,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study the effectiveness of single-sex, K-12 schools for Black and Latino male students.