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Faculty Awards and Accomplishments


VIRAL ACHARYA, C.V. Starr Professor of Economics at Stern, won the 2014 Best Paper on Global Financial Markets award from the Chinese Finance Association for "The Greatest Carry Trade Ever? Understanding Eurozone Bank Risks."

PETE HAMILL, Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, received the Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award from Irish American Writers & Artists for his 50-year career as a newspaper editor, reporter, and columnist; novelist; and author of non-fiction books.

ARUN SUNDARARAJAN, Professor of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences at Stern, received a 2014 IBM Faculty Award, which will support his work heading the Social Cities Initiative at the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP).

KIT FINE, University Professor of Philosophy, received a 2014 Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The five-year award supports the internationalization of the humanities and social sciences in Germany.

WILLIAM BAUMOL, Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship at Stern, was selected as a 2014 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate for contributions to the field of economic sciences.

He was also recently awarded the 2014 Foundational Paper Award by the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management for his paper "Entrepreneurship, Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive," which was published in 1990.

ANDREW MAJDA, Samuel F. B. Morse Professor of Arts and Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, is the recipient of the 2015 LaGrange Prize from the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM). The award recognizes his ground-breaking, original, fundamental and pioneering contributions to applied mathematics and, in particular, to wave front propagation and combustion, scattering theory, fluid dynamics and atmosphere climate science.

President Obama has nominated DEBORAH WILLIS--University Professor and Chair of Photography and Imaging at Tisch, and affiliated faculty in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at FAS--to serve on the National Council on the Humanities.

FINN BRUNTON, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at the Steinhardt School, won a PROSE award from the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Association of American Publishers for his book Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet (MIT, 2013).

RODNEY BENSON, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at the Steinhardt School received the 2014 Tankard Book Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for his book Shaping Immigration News: A French-American Comparison (Cambridge, 2013).

MARA MILLS, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at the Steinhardt School, won a Humboldt Fellowship from Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to support research she will undertake in 2015.

SUSAN MURRAY, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at the Steinhardt School, won a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

RADHA HEDGE, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at the Steinhardt School, won a Fulbright Scholarship.

The University named a new class of Silver Professors from the Faculty of Arts and Science and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences:

  • PATRICK COUSOT, Professor of Computer Science, Courant
  • DON GARRETT, Professor of Philosophy, FAS
  • TERRY HARRISON, Professor of Anthropology, FAS
  • DAVID J. HEEGER, Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, FAS
  • DAVID W. MCLAUGHLIN, Professor of Mathematics and Neural Science and Provost of NYU
  • JOANNA WALEY-COHEN, Professor of History, FAS and Provost of NYU Shanghai

The Professorships, named in honor of Julius Silver, Roslyn S. Silver, and Enid Silver Winslow, strengthen the Faculty of Arts and Science, emphasize the importance of undergraduate education, and ensure the advancement of the sciences at NYU.

JONATHAN VIVENTI, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic School of Engineering, was named to two lists of leading young scientists: Popular Science magazine's annual "Brilliant 10" list of scientists under the age of 38 who are poised to revolutionize their fields, and the MIT Technology Review's "Innovators under 35" list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work holds great potential to transform the world.

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