Two NYU faculty members were awarded the 2014 Simons Fellowship. Glennys Farrar, Collegiate Professor and Professor of Physics, received the Fellowship in Theoretical Physics and Bruce Kleiner, Professor of Mathematics, received the Fellowship in Mathematics.
JEFFREY S. LEHMAN, Vice Chancellor of NYU Shanghai, received an outstanding contribution award from the China Society for Research on International Professional Personnel Exchange and Development for his impact on teaching and education in China.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences elected three NYU faculty as fellows: GEORGE DOWNS, Bernhardt Denmark Professor of International Affairs, BRYAN STEVENSON, Professor of Clinical Law, and J. DAVID VELLEMAN, Professor of Philosophy.
VICKI BEEN, the Boxer Family Professor of Law and faculty director of NYU's Furman Center, was elected to the American Law Institute.
PATRICK COUSOT, professor of computer science at the Courant Institute, is the recipient (with Radhia Cousot) of the 2014 Harlan D. Mills Award of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Computer Society. The award recognizes researchers and practitioners who have demonstrated long-standing, sustained, and meaningful contributions to the practice of software engineering through the application of sound theory.
Two NYU faculty members have been awarded Pulitzer Prizes. ANNIE BAKER, an adjunct professor of dramatic writing at the Tisch School, won in the category of Drama for her play The Flick. DAN FAGIN, a professor in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and director of its Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, won the General Nonfiction prize for his book Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation.
Twelve faculty members were awarded 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships by the John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Foundation, for demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts:
MARION HOLMES KATZ, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and CATHERINE ROBSON, Professor of English, received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies.
RYAN GOODMAN, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law, received a Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship from the American Society of International Law, for his book Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law.
MARCIA ROCK, director of the News and Documentary program at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, won a 2014 New York Emmy Award for her documentary, "SERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home."
JOSEPH LEDOUX, University Professor, the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science in the Center for Neural Science, and director of the Emotional Brain Institute, received the Association for Psychological Science's William James Fellow Award, a lifetime achievement award for his research on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion.
TOMÁŠ HALÍK, former faculty member at NYU Prague who still lectures there occasionally, has won the 2014 Templeton Prize, honoring a person "who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension."
SUSAN NEUMAN, professor of early childhood and literacy education at the Steinhardt School, has been named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association.
MYLES JACKSON, professor of the history of science at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and professor of history at FAS, has been named one of the two winners of the Reimar Lüst Award for Scholarly and Cultural Exchange, awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.
ELEANOR FOX, the Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at the School of Law, has received the Antitrust Law Section Public Service Award from the New York State Bar Association.
BARRY HERSH, clinical associate professor at the Schack Insitute of Real Estate at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, has been named a Distinguished Fellow by the NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) Research Foundation.
The College Art Association has awarded GLENN WHARTON, clinical associate professor in the Museum Studies Program, its CAA/Heritage Preservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation.
LYLE ASHTON HARRIS, associate professor of art and art education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, has been named the 2014 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The Driskell Prize recognizes an early- or mid-career scholar or artist whose work makes an original and important contribution to the field of African-American art or art history.
DEBORAH WILLIS, University Professor and chair of the department of photography and imaging in the Tisch School of the Arts, has won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. The NAACP Image Awards celebrate outstanding performances and achievements of people of color in the arts, as well as those who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.
PETER HAMILL, Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, has been awarded the George Polk Career Award in recognition of his lifetime contributions to journalism.
Two neuroscientists have been awarded Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships: NICHOLAS STAVROPOULOS, assistant professor of neuroscience and physiology at the School of Medicine, and ROOZBEH KIANI, assistant professor in the Center for Neural Science, Faculty of Arts and Science. The fellowships are awarded to early-career scientists and scholars whose potential and contributions to their field identify them as the next generation of scientific leaders.
The Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network is honoring two faculty members of the Silver School of Social Work. SUSAN GERBINO, clinical associate professor, received the 2014 Project Death in America Career Achievement Award, which recognizes theoretical and practical contributions to the field of palliative and end of life care. CHRISTINE WILKINS, adjunct lecturer won the Emerging Leader in Professional Practice and Education Award.
KATEPALLI SREENIVASAN, dean of the Polytechnic School of Engineering, was elected to the Accademia dei Lincei, Italy's first scientific academy, founded in 1603, which included Galileo Galilei.
ROBERT KOHN and LOUIS NIRENBERG, both professors in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, have been named winners of the American Mathematical Society's 2014 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research.
LIONEL CHRISTIAEN, Assistant Professor of Biology, received the H. W. Mossman Award in Developmental Biology from the American Association of Anatomists in recognition of his early contributions to the field.
Three faculty members in two different schools were elected as 2013 fellows in the National Academy of Sciences: DAVID HEEGER, professor of psychology and neural science, Faculty of Arts and Science; JOSEPH LEDOUX, Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Science; RUTH NUSSENZWEIG, C.V. Starr Professor of Medical and Molecular Parasitology, School of Medicine.
Three faculty members in two different schools have been elected as 2013 fellows to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: MARTIN BLASER, Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Translational Medicine, School of Medicine; DAVID CHALMERS, professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness, Faculty of Arts and Science; ALASTAIR SMITH, professor of politics, Faculty of Arts and Science.
ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, university professor of performance studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, won the National Humanities Medal.
ANN KURTH, professor and executive director of NYUCN Global at the College of Nursing and associate dean for research at NYU Global Institute of Public Health, and DANNY REINBERG, professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology at the School of Medicine, were elected members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Election into the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
ANN KURTH has also been appointed to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. The task force is an independent panel of 16 national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine, elected to four-year terms by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Four professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: STEVEN BURDEN in the Langone School of Medicine; ERIC KLANN in the Center for Neural Science; CATHERINE MILNE in the Steinhardt School for Culture, Education, and Human Development; and OLIVER SACKS in the Langone School of Medicine.
RICHARD SYLLA, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets and professor of economics in the Stern School of Business, was named a fellow of the Cliometric Society, which selects those who "have published contributions to economic history that are markedly original and have signfiicantly advanced the frontiers of knowledge."
BRYAN STEVENSON, professor of clinical law in the School of Law, received the Brennan Center's 2013 Brennan Legacy Award.
DANIEL L. SMITH, associate professor in the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, has been appointed to serve on the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council.
DIANE RAVITCH, research professor at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, has won the 2014 Grawemeyer Award in Education from the University of Louisville.
LUKE DUBOIS, assistant professor of integrated digital media and director of the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center, was named a finalist for the 2013 World Technology Award in the arts category.
Books by two faculty members were named to the New York Times Book Review’s list of “100 Notable Books of 2013.” To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care by CRIS BEAM, faculty member at the Gallatin School for Individualized Study and at FAS’s Creative Writing Program, and The Good Lord Bird by JAMES MCBRIDE, Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
JIM ULEMAN, professor of psychology, was awarded the 2013 Thomas M. Ostrom Award by the Person Memory Interest Group.
KURT BECKER, vice dean of academic affairs and professor of applied physics and mechanical and aerospace engineering at the Polytechnic School of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
JAMES MARTIN, associate professor of social work, and DEBORAH PADGETT, professor of social work and global public health, have been named to the inaugural class of fellows by the Society for Social Work and Research.
PEDRO NOGUERA, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, and HIROKAZU YOSHIKAWA, the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, both of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, have been elected members of the National Academy of Education.
DENNIS SHASHA, professor of computer science in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Five Steinhardt faculty were among the 200 scholars ranked for their influence on the national discourse on education in the 2014 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings: DIANE RAVITCH, research professor; PEDRO NOGUERA, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education; JONATHAN ZIMMERMAN, professor of history and education; RICHARD ARUM, professor of sociology and education; and SEAN CONCORAN, associate professor of educational economics.
MICHAEL PURUGGANAN, dean for science, the Dorothy Schiff Professor of Genomics, and professor of biology, has been selected as the U.S. representative to the Human Frontier Science Program’s Council of Scientists, which funds pioneering research in the life sciences and is based in Strasbourg, France. Dean Purugganan was also elected to the Board of Trustees of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
The Gerontological Society of America has chosen EILEEN SULLIVAN-MARX, dean of the College of Nursing, as the 2013 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award.
The New York Housing Conference and the National Housing Conference awarded VICKI BEEN and INGRID GOULD ELLEN the Empire Award for Leadership in Affordable Housing. The award recognizes the excellence of the Furman Center, an interdisciplinary center jointly housed within the School of Law and the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Two faculty members were honored by the Recording Academy at the 2014 Grammy Awards. GIL GOLDSTEIN, instructor at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, received a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s); BILLY PORTER, instructor of recorded music at the Clive Davis Institute at the Tisch School of the Arts, won in the category of Best Musical Theater Album.
MAUREEN MAHON, associate professor of music in the Faculty of Arts and Science, was awarded a 2013-2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
SUZANNE CUSICK, professor of music in the Faculty of Arts and Science, was awarded a 2014 Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.
JUSTIN CAPPOS, assistant professor of computer engineering and science at NYU-Poly, was named to Popular Science's "Brilliant Ten" list of the most promising researchers under 40.
LOUISE RICE, associate professor of art history in the Faculty of Arts and Science, was named a Fellow of the National Humanities Center for 2013-2014.
MATTEO MAGGIORI, assistant professor of finance at the Stern School of Business, along with two co-authors, was awarded the AQR Insight Award.
ADA FERRER, professor of history, latin american and caribbean studies in the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Science, was awarded the Conference on Latin American History's Vanderwood Prize.
CECILIA DINTINO, adjunct faculty in the Drama Therapy Program in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, won the North American Drama Therapy Association's Performance Award.
MARK SMITH, professor of Hebrew and Judiac studies and Skirball Professor of Bible in the Faculty of Arts and Science, won the Biblical Archaeology Society's Book Prize for Best Popular Book on Archaeology.
LASSE PEDERSEN, the John A. Paulson Professor of Finance and Alternative Investments at the Stern School of Business, was awarded the Banque de France and the Toulouse School of Economics Junior Prize in Monetary Economics and Finance, and the Whitebox Prize for Best Financial Research.
ELZA ERKIP, professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYU-Poly, received the 2013 IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication, given to an outstanding paper that appeared in any IEEE publication in the previous 15 calendar years.
RICHARD WENER, professor in the department of technology, culture and society in NYU-Poly, received the Environmental Design Research Association's 2013 Career Award in recognition of substantial contributions to the discipline of environment and behavior research.
MYRNA CARDIEL, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the Langone Medical Center, won the Health Services Award by the New York League of Puerto Rican Women, Inc.
NIKHIL GUPTA, associate professor of mechanical engineering at NYU-Poly, received the American Society of Metals' International Silver Medal.
BRIAN SCHMIDT, professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the College of Dentistry, was named as one of six experts in pain management chosen to the Fellows of The Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship.
ZHONG-PING JIANG, professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYU-Poly, was elected a fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control.
JAMES PACE, associate dean for undergraduate programs and clinical associate professor in the College of Nursing, was selected as a Fellow for the American Academy of Nursing.
JEFFREY RUBENSTEIN, professor of Hebrew and Judiac studies and Skirball Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics in the Faculty of Arts and Science, was elected to the American Academy for Jewish Research.
ANTONIO MUNOZ MOLINA, Banco Santander Distinguished Global Visiting Professor of Creative Writing in the Faculty of Arts and Science, was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature.
The U.S. Department of Housing Preservation and Development has announced that a consortium including the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service will serve as the National Resource Network administrator under the new White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) initiative. Wagner's involvement is led by NEIL KLEIMAN, director of the NYU Wagner Innovation Labs.
MARY BRABECK, dean of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, was elected as chair of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation's (CAEP) inaugural Board of Directors.
GLENN EICHLER, adjunct instructor in the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at the Tisch School of the Arts, won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
Several faculty members in the College of Dentistry’s program in prosthodontics received honors in their field. Professor GARY GOLDSTEIN is the 2014 recipient of the Golden Medallion Award given by the American Prosthodontic Society. Professor STEPHEN BERGEN received the Dan Gordon Award and Clinical Associate Professor GRAZIANO GIGLIO received the Private Practice Award, both from the American College of Prosthodontists.
MAURIZIO PORFIRI, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NYU-Poly, received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dynamic Systems and Controls Division's 2013 Outstanding Young Investigator Award.
WEN-JUI HAN, professor of social work and co-director of the Institute for Social Development at the Silver School of Social Work, received the 2014 Society and Research EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AWARD. In addition, Professor Han and TAZUKO SHIBUSAWA, associate professor of social work and associate dean of professional programs at the Silver School of Social Work, were awarded the 2013 Nobuo Maeda International Research Award by the American Public Health Association.
PERRY HALKITIS, professor of applied psychology, public health and medicine at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and associate dean of academic affairs at the Global Institute of Public Health, received the World AIDS Day 2013 Commissioner's Award from the New York State Department of Health.
ELIZABETH CAPEZUTI, the John W. Rowe Professor in Successful Aging at the College of Nursing, received the 2013 American Academy of Nursing and Hartford Foundation’s Nurse Leader in Aging Award.
FRIEDRICH ULFERS, associate professor of German in the Faculty of Arts and Science, was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
JEROME COHEN, Professor of Law, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Comparative Law, given to legal scholars whose writings have changed the shape or direction of American comparative or private international law.
Four NYU leaders— DEAN MARY SCHMIDT CAMPBELL of the Tisch School of the Arts, DEAN PETER BLAIR HENRY of the Stern School of Business, PRESIDENT KATEPALLI SREENIVASAN of NYU-Poly, and CUSP DIRECTOR STEVEN KOONIN—were among 18 educators named to Crain's New York's 2013 “People to Watch in Higher Education” list.
HASIA DINER, profesor in the department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, was elected President of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society.
LISA DUGGAN, professor in the department of social and cultural analysis, was elected President of the American Studies Association. The American Studies Association is the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history.
FEI LI, assistant professor of biology, was selected as a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The Pew Scholarships -- $240,000 over four years to each recipient -- provide funding to early-carer scientists researching the basis of health problems.
PAULA ENGLAND, professor of sociology, was elected President of the American Sociological Association.
KATHERINE O'REGAN, professor of public policy and planning at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the new Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. State Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The assistant secretary directs HUD's independent research and policy arm, whose activities are designed to have immediate relevance to the policy issues facing the HUD secretary.
ANN MORNING, associate professor of sociology, was named to the U.S. Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations. The Committee advises the federal agency on variables that affect the cost, accuracy, and implementation of Census Bureau programs and surveys.
SAMUEL ESTREICHER, Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law, was the recipient of the 2013 Samuel M. Kaynard Award for Excellence in the Fields of Lawor & Employment Law from the Hofstra Laybor & Employment Law Journal. The award is given annually in recognition of those who hold strong ideals, who display keen legal acumen, and who make outstanding contributions to the fields of labor and employment law.
ALINA DAS, assistant professor of clinical law at the School of Law, was the 2013 recipient of the Daniel Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Immigration Law from LexisNexis. The award honors an individual who demonstrates enthusiastic advocacy on behalf of immigrant clients, deep scholarship in immigration law, and an expansive vision of justice.
MARION NESTLE, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at Steinhardt, received the 2013 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award for her "research and writing on how science and society influence dietary advice and practice and the impact it has had on our food systems and in improving the way America eats."
PETER WOSH, clinical associate professor of history and director of the Archives and Public History Program, received the 2013 Council Exemplary Service Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for his work as the SAA publications editor.
BART KAHR, professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Chemistry, is among a number of NYU chemists who were recognized in R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Awards honoring "the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year."
ARISTIDES PATRINOS, CUSP's deputy director for research, is one of five scientists who will be honored with a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Council for Science and Environment in recognition of their work establishing the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
YANN LECUN, professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and director of the Center for Data Science, was named the recipient of the IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award, which is given by the Computational Intelligence Society of hte Instittue of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and recognizes contributions to the field at least 15 years prior to the award.
DAVID GARLAND, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and the School of Law and professor in the Department of Sociology, and ROBERT YOUNG, Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature, were elected to the British Academy as Corresponding Fellows. Corresponding Fellow is the designation given to those chosen from universities outside the UK.
E.L. DOCTOROW, The Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Professor in American Letters, received the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contributions to American Letters in November 2013 at the National Book Awards. In its announcement, the foundation praised Professor Doctorow's work "for its vivid depictions of 19th and 20th-century life, trenchant social criticism, and dazzling prose." Professor Doctorow also won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction in April 2014.
J. ANTHONY MOVSHON, professor in the Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology, University Professor, and Silver Professor, received the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from The American Philosophical Society. Dr. Movshon is also the recipient of the Minerva Foundation's 2013 Golden Brain Award "for his foundational contributions to the field of visual neuroscience."
RICHARD A. BONNEAU, associate professor of biology in the Department of Biology (FAS) with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Sciences (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences), was named as one of ten "Life Science Superstars 40 and Under," by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) magazine.