Seven New York University professors and instructors have been awarded 2013 Guggenheim Fellowships, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced today. This year’s 175 recipients were chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants in the United States and Canada.
“These artists and writers, scholars and scientists represent the best of the best,” said Edward Hirsch, president of the foundation. “Since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has always bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue the tradition with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.”
This year’s Guggenheim Fellows from NYU are:
• Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts
• Jennifer Homans, a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU and author of Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet
• Poet Major Jackson, a faculty member in NYU’s Creative Writing Program and a professor of English at the University of Vermont
• Composer Jean-Michel Pilc, an adjunct professor in the Jazz Studies Program in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
• Choreographer Claire Porter, an adjunct professor in the Dance Education Program in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
• Filmmaker Ira Sachs, an associate professor in the Graduate Film Program at the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts
• Poet Brenda Shaughnessy, a faculty member in NYU’s Creative Writing Program and an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Rutgers University
Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the world’s foremost research universities and is a member of the selective Association of American Universities. The first Global Network University, NYU has degree-granting university campuses in New York and Abu Dhabi, and has announced a third in Shanghai; has a dozen other global academic sites, including London, Paris, Florence, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, and Accra; and sends more students to study abroad than any other U.S. college or university. Through its numerous schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts, music and studio arts, public administration, social work, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas.