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Faculty Awards and Accomplishments


REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN, who joins NYU as Visiting Professor in the spring, was named a 2014 National Humanities Medal recipient.

GEORG STADLER, Associate Professor at the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences, has been awarded the 2015 Gordon Bell Prize, the most prestigious prize in supercomputing.

PANČE NAUMOV, Associate Professor of Chemistry at NYU Abu Dhabi, has been awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, to conduct research at the Max Planck Institute for Solid-State Research in Stuttgart.

EERO SIMONCELLI, Professor of Neural Science and Mathematics, won an Engineering Emmy Award with three collaborators for their Structural Similarity Video Quality Measurement Model.

LEIF RISTROPH, Assistant Professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute, has won the 2014 George E. Valley, Jr. Prize of the American Physical Society.  

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, 2014 National Humanities Medal

Nadrian Seeman

Nadrian Seeman, Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry

Spike Lee

Spike Lee, Honorary Award

Sokol Professor of Chemistry NADRIAN SEEMAN was honored with The Franklin Institute’s 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry.

The American Heart Association has awarded its 2015 Basic Research Prize to GLENN FISHMAN, the William Goldring Professor of Medicine and director of the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology at NYU Langone.  

ELISABETH COHEN, Professor of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone, has been awarded the Castroviejo Medal by the Cornea Society.  

SPIKE LEE, Artistic Director of the Graduate Film Program at Tisch School of the Arts, has won an Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

FLETCHER GRIFFIS, Professor of Construction Engineering and Management at the Tandon School of Engineering, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of American Military Engineers.  

JANET GRILLO, Assistant Arts Professor and Academic Director at the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at Tisch, has won the inaugural Jury Prize at the Bentonville Film Festival.

ROBERT STAM, University Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies at Tisch with an affiliated appointment at NYU Abu Dhabi, has been awarded the 2015 Jim Welsh Prize for Excellence in Adaptation Studies from the Literature/Film Association.

The Stern School of Business's LUKE WILLIAMS, Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and CYNTHIA FRANKLIN, Adjunct Professor, have been named two of the “Top 100 Professors of Entrepreneurship” by Hot Topics magazine.

Two faculty received 2016 Grammy Award nominations: JOHN SCOFIELD, Adjunct Instructor in the Steinhardt School's Jazz Studies program, who received nominations for Best Instrumental Jazz Album and Best Jazz Solo Performance, and Associate Professor of Music Composition JULIA WOLFE, who was nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for her Pulitzer Prize-winning composition Anthracite Fields.

JONARDON GANERI, Global Network Professor of Philosophy at FAS and Professor of Philosophy at NYU Abu Dhabi, has won the 2015 Infosys Prize in the Humanities category, given by the Infosys Science Foundation.

EMILY MARTIN, Professor of Anthropology at FAS, has received the SANA (Society for the Anthropology of North America) Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America

A number of faculty members from the Department of History have won recent book prizes:

  • Visiting Associate Professor of History and Social and Cultural Analysis NATHAN CONNOLLY is co-winner of the Urban History Association’s Kenneth Jackson Award for the best book in 2014 for A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida
  • Professor of History FRED COOPER won two prizes from American Historical Association, the George Louis Beer Prize in International History since 1895 and the Martin A. Klein Prize in African History, for Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960
  • Professor of History GREG GRANDIN is co-winner of the American Historical Association’s Albert J. Beveridge Award, which recognizes the best book on the history of Latin America or Canada, for The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
  • Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies ADA FERRER won three prizes from the American Historical Association – the Fredrich Katz Prize in Latin American and Caribbean History, the Wesley-Logan Prize in African Diaspora History, and the James A. Rawley Prize for the History of the Atlantic Worlds – for Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution
  • Professor of History and Russian & Slavic Studies YANNI KOTSONIS was awarded the Ed A. Hewett Book Prize by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies for States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic
Jonardon Ganeri

Jonardon Ganeri, Infosys Prize

Ada Ferrer

Ada Ferrer, Fredrich Katz Prize; Wesley-Logan Prize; James A. Rawley Prize

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson, Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

BRYAN STEVENSON, Professor of Clinical Law at the School of Law, has received the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for his 2014 book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.  

The Simons Foundation named SUBHASH KHOT, Professor of Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, a Simons Investigator in theoretical computer science.

JEREMY WALDRON, University Professor at the School of Law, has been selected for membership in the American Philosophical Society.

PAUL LIGHT, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at Wagner, has won the American Political Science Association’s John Gaus Award.  

The College of Dentistry’s XIN LI, Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, has won the Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR) Young Investigator Award.

CLAUDIA ANGELOS, Clinical Professor of Law, has been honored by the Clinical Legal Education Association with the 2015 Award for Outstanding Clinical Teacher.  

HARRY FIRST, the Charles L. Denison Professor of Law, received the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship with his co-author Andrew Gavil at the American Antitrust Institute’s Annual Conference for their book The Microsoft Antitrust Cases: Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century.

Articles co-authored by ELEANOR FOX, the Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, and by DANIEL RUBINFELD, Professor of law, have been honored in the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards.  

MARC GERSHOW, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which will support research aimed at gaining new insights into the sense of smell.

Harry First

Harry First, Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship

Amy Bentley

Amy Bentley, Association for the Study of Food and Society 2015 Book Award

SUSAN GERBINO, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care at the Silver School of Social Work, has received the 2015 Association of Oncology Social Work’s Quality of Life in Cancer Care Award.  

AMY BENTLEY, Associate Professor of Food Studies at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, has received the Association for the Study of Food and Society 2015 book award for Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet. The book was also nominated for a James Beard Award.

DEBORAH WILLIS, University Professor and Chair of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, received an honorary degree from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. TED COONS, Professor of Psychology, Cognition & Perception at the Center for Neural Science, received an honorary degree as well.

JOAN BRETON CONNELLY, Professor of Classics and Art History at FAS, has been awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Society's Ralph Waldo Emerson Award for her book The Parthenon Enigma: A Journey into Legend.

SUZAN-LORI PARKS, Visiting Arts Professor at Tisch School of the Arts, has won the 2015 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.

PANOS IPEIROTIS, Associate Professor and George A. Kellner Faculty Fellow in the Department of Information, Operations, and Management at Stern, has been awarded the 2015 Lagrange-CRT Foundation Prize.

SAMUEL ISSACHAROFF, the Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at the School of Law, has been honored with the Pound Civil Justice Institute’s inaugural Appellate Advocacy Award.

The College of Dentistry’s YI YE, an Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, has been selected as one of six winners of the International Association for the Study of Pain’s 2015 Early Career Research Grant Award.

Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks, Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Award for Innovative Teaching

VINCENT GUILAMO-RAMOS, Professor of Social Work and Global Public Health, will be inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in January, 2016. Additionally, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has awarded Vincent and his three collaborators with its 2015 Award for Innovative Teaching for their inter-professional course on migration in Puebla, Mexico. The CWSE also recently recognized SSSW Professors MARY MCKAY, JEANE ANASTAS, and S. LALA STRAUSSNER for their mentorship of women in social work education.

The Stern School’s NATALIA LEVINA, Associate Professor of Information Systems, and Visiting Research Professor MANUEL ARRIAGA have been awarded the 2015 Best Published Paper Award by the Academy of Management.

TOMIE ARAJ, Adjunct Instructor at the Steinhardt School, was named a recipient of the 2016 WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Women’s Caucus for Art.

ANDREW MAJDA, Samuel F. B. Morse Professor of Arts and Science and Professor of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, will receive the 2016 AMS Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research.

Four New York University professors have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS):

  • TIMOTHY BROMAGE, Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • HANNAH KLEIN, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Medicine, and Pathology, School of Medicine
  • MARK PHILIPS, Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, School of Medicine
  • WILLIAM ROM, Sol and Judith Bergstein Professor of Medicine and Professor of Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine
Andrew Majda

AMS Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research

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