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Jay Walker, founder of Priceline, Walker Digital, and chairman of TEDMED, will be the featured speaker in the next installment of “Inside the Internet Garage,” an interview series on the Internet and its early entrepreneurship, on Tues., May 1, 7 p.m. at 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor.
Award-Winning Journalist and Former Editor and Editorial Director of Crain’s New York Business to Address Nearly 1,200 Graduating Students
NYU biologists have discovered new mechanisms that control how proteins are expressed in different regions of embryos, while also shedding additional insight into how physical traits are arranged in body plans. Their findings call for reconsideration of a decades-old biological theory, which has been used to explain why a tiger has stripes, among other phenomena.
Accredited nursing homes report a stronger resident safety culture than nonaccredited facilities, according to a new study published in the May 2012 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a two-year grant to Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the NYU College of Dentistry, and Dr. Donna G. Albertson, professor at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The grant will fund groundbreaking research to customize treatment for oral cancer patients.  Drs. Schmidt and Albertson have identified candidate genomic markers in tumors that predict if an oral cancer is likely to spread (metastasize) to the neck
NYU slam poetry team, SLAM! at NYU, captured the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, out-versing 45 other schools in a national competition held April 18-21 at California’s University of La Verne.
Dennis Di Lorenzo has been promoted to vice dean of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) from associate dean for administration.