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  • NYU’s Center for Global Affairs Announces Its October 2008 Events

    Sep 25, 2008
    NYU’s Global Affairs events are free and open to the public. Space is limited and reservations are required. Register by phone at 212.992.8380 or e-mail your details to scps.global.affairs@nyu.edu Unless otherwise indicated, all public events are held at the Center for Global Affairs, Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, 4th Floor. More information is also available at www.scps.nyu.edu/cga.
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    Events and Traditions, School of Continuing and Professional Studies | Press Release

  • Brain Imaging Study Provides New Insight Into Why People Pay Too Much in Auctions, NYU Researchers Find

    Sep 25, 2008
    By combining brain imaging techniques with behavioral economic research, neuroscientists and economists at New York University were able to provide new insight into this tendency to overbid. Specifically, they show that the fear of losing the social competition inherent in an auction may, in part, cause people to pay too much. The research appears in the latest issue of the journal Science.
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    Graduate School of Arts and Science, Research | Press Release

  • Architect Rafael Vinoly Named Master Planner for NYU Abu Dhabi Campus

    Sep 25, 2008
    Rafael Vinoly - the world-renowned architect known for the Tokyo International Forum, the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and the THINK team’s submission for the World Trade Center site - has been selected as the master planner for NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU’s new campus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The campus, which is expected to open in 2012, will be located in the Marina District of Saadiyat Island. Saadiyat Island also will host other major intellectual and cultural institutions, such as the Louvre, the Guggenheim, the Sheikh Zayed National Museum, and the Performing Arts Centre.
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  • NYU Skirball Center Presents the New York Premiere of “Aurélia’s Oratorio,” Nov. 20-22

    Sep 25, 2008
    Inspired by medieval drawings, the magic of music hall, variety show, and circus, Aurélia’s Oratorio will play for four performances only, November 20 and 21 at 8:00 PM, November 22 at 2:00 PM, and 8:00 PM. Tickets are $40. It is suitable for ages 9 and up. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Center’s website, by phone at 212.352.3101, or in person at the Skirball Center’s Shagan Box Office.
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    Events and Traditions | Press Release

  • NYU Abu Dhabi Appoints Key Administrators

    Sep 25, 2008
    New York University Abu Dhabi today announced three key administrative appointments: Larry L. Fabian as executive director of operations development, Renee Dugan as director of admissions, and Sunil Khambaswadkar as director of human resources. All three will be based in Abu Dhabi.
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  • Spacing, Not Size, Matters in Visual Recognition, NYU Researchers Find

    Sep 25, 2008
    You might think that the farthest distance at which you can hold a book and still read it quickly is determined by the size of the letters. However, New York University neuroscientists have concluded that it’s the spacing between letters, not their size, that matters. A broad review of this crowding phenomenon, appearing in the latest issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience, shows that this critical spacing is the same for all objects, including letters, animals, and furniture.
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    Graduate School of Arts and Science, Research | Press Release

  • New "Friday Happy Hour" Reading Series Hosted by NYU's Creative Writing Program Debuts Oct. 3

    Sep 25, 2008
    A new “Friday Happy Hour” Reading Series, hosted by New York University’s Creative Writing Program, will open on Friday, October 3, at 5 p.m., in the program’s Greenwich Village home, the Lillian Vernon Writers House, located at 58 W. 10th Street. The series is free and open to the public and runs most Fridays from October 3rd to November 7th. For further information, call 212.998.8816.
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    Events and Traditions | Press Release

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