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Changing What We Eat Could Offset Years of Climate-Warming Emissions
Sep 7, 2020
Plant protein foods can provide vital nutrients using a small fraction of the land required to produce meat and dairy. By shifting to these foods, much of the remaining land could support ecosystems that absorb CO2, according to a new study.
New Research on Participatory Budgeting Highlights Community Priorities in Public Spending
Jul 22, 2020
Erin Godfrey, an NYU Steinhardt researcher and professor, and her colleagues at Public Agenda found that spending priorities do in fact shift when community members play a direct role in city budgeting decisions.
NYU Steinhardt Researchers Receive $8.1 Million From the Institute of Education Sciences
Jul 16, 2020
Researchers receive grant funding to research English Learner literacy, to develop easy-to-use analytic tools for education researchers, and to build and support a pipeline for underrepresented groups to become education scholars.
NYU Law Professor Barry Friedman to Aid in Investigation of NYPD as Special Advisor to the NY Attorney General
Jun 15, 2020
On June 10, 2020, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the appointment of NYU Law Professor Barry Friedman as a special advisor to guide and support her investigation into recent interactions between the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and individuals engaging in protests across the city.
Policing Project at NYU Law Expands Efforts to Improve Police Accountability, Ensure Responsible Use of Policing Surveillance Technology, and Improve Police-Community Engagement
Jun 11, 2020
New York University School of Law today announced additional philanthropic funding for the Policing Project, an organization dedicated to promoting transparency, equity, and democratic accountability in policing. The expansion comes at a critical moment, as the death of community members at the hands of the police and discriminatory enforcement of orders related to the pandemic underscore the urgent need for this work.