2010

Latest Stories in 2010

NYUCN's NICHE Program Featured on WABC and NPR
NYU Filmmakers Set for a Remarkable Year at Sundance 2011
The 2011 Sundance Film Festival has announced its list of films in competition and NYU filmmakers from the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television in the Tisch School of the Arts are poised for another remarkable year in Park City. Alumni and students are attached to a record number of films this year as well as having the most feature films in competition.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded New York University Silver School of Social Work Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and Visiting Professor James Jaccard two major grants for research on inner-city Latino and African American adolescent sexual behavior. Both projects will study teenagers and their families in the Bronx.
Stress Can Enhance Ordinary, Unrelated Memories
Stress can enhance ordinary, unrelated memories, a team of neuroscientists has found in a study of laboratory rats. Their results may bolster our understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and could offer a pathway for addressing PTSD and related afflictions.
NYU’s Department of Photography & Imaging and the Magnum Foundation Will Offer Four Summer Courses in Photography and Human Rights in 2011
The Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts will once again partner with the Magnum Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting documentary photography, to present a summer program in Photography and Human Rights. The initiative, comprising four courses offered over five weeks beginning May 24, is designed to explore strategies to create effective documentary projects linked with issues of human rights. Three scholarships will be made available through the Magnum Foundation to international students for this program.
Homans' "Apollo's Angels" Named One of "10 Best Books of 2010” by the New York Times
Jennifer Homans’ Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet, the first cultural history of ballet ever written, chronicles how this art form has stood at the center of Western civilization for more than 400 years.
Games for Learning Institute, Microsoft Research, and Motorola Foundation Extend Registration for Competition to Create Games that Make Learning Fun
The Games for Learning Institute (G4LI), research partner Microsoft Research, and Motorola are challenging developers to create learning games through the second annual Games for Learning Design Competition. Contestants will create and submit their own game for learning basic sixth grade geometry.
Photographs of Torture, Death Necessary to Help Curb Political Violence, NYU Journalism Professor Concludes in New Book
Publishing and viewing photographs of torture, mutilation, and death is not exploitative, but a necessary step in alleviating political violence, Susie Linfield concludes in her new book, The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence.
Tisch School of the Arts Community Scores Big at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Nominations
At least 17 members of the Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA) community—students, alumni and Dean’s Council members—were among the nominees when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe® Awards on Dec. 14.
With two major grants, The National Institutes of Health is supporting research on inner-city Latino and African American adolescent sexual behavior. The researcher's projects will study teenagers and their families in the Bronx.
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