LOUIS NIRENBERG, an Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the Courant Institute, was awarded the 2015 Abel Prize, widely considered the "Nobel Prize" of mathematics. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awarded the prize to him and John Nash of Princeton University for their work in non-linear partial differential equations.
PRESIDENT JOHN SEXTON was named the recipient of the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence. In its presentation of the award, TIAA-CREF saluted NYU's transformation into a global university and its creation of important academic programs.
ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, was selected to deliver the 2015 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. The lecture, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is among the highest honors the federal government bestows for distinguished achievement in the humanities.
Two faculty members were awarded Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowships, given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as the "next generation of scientific leaders":
PETER HENRY, Dean of the Stern School, was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the Foreign Policy Association.
LYNN VIDEKA, Dean of the Silver School of Social Work, was elected chair of the board of the New York Council of Nonprofits.
THOMAS CROW, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, will deliver the annual A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in spring 2015.
STEPHEN GILLERS, Elihu Root Professor of Law at the School of Law, was honored with the Outstanding Scholar Award by the American Bar Foundation (ABF), in recognition of his dedication to the regulation of and ethics in the legal profession.
NASIR MEMON, Professor and Chair of Computer Science and Engineering at the Polytechnic School of Engineering, was named a fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
ARTHUR R. MILLER, University Professor, Professor at the School of Law, and Associate Dean and Director of the Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business at the School of Professional Studies, was presented with the Champion of Justice Award by the Alliance for Justice.
XI CHEN and ARUN SUNDARARAJAN, both professors in the Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences at the Stern School, were granted 2015 Google Faculty Research Awards.
DANA BURDE, Assistant Professor of International Education at the Steinhardt School, received the Jackie Kirk Award from the Comparative and International Education Society for her book Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan.
FINNBAR BARRY FLOOD, Professor of Art History in the Faculty of Arts and Science and at the Institute of Fine Arts, received a Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.
RUSSELL WINER, William H. Joyce Professor of Marketing at the Stern School, was named an inaugural fellow of the American Marketing Association.
DANIEL POTTS, Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and History at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, received an honorable mention in the PROSE Awards for his book, Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era.
AGNEL SFEIR, Assistant Professor in the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine and in the Department of Cell Biology at the School of Medicine, was named one of this year's 18 recipients of a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.
Two Stern professors were named to Ethisphere magazine's "100 Most Influential in Business Ethics" list:
Three faculty members at the Silver School of Social Work were honored by the
New York City chapter of the National Association of Social Workers:
NATALIE JEREMIJENKO, Associate Professor of Art and Education at the Steinhardt School, received the VIDA Pioneers Prize, an international award recognizing excellence in the field of new media.
The Social Science Research Network recognized two Stern professors' work among their "Top 10 Papers of 2014":
JONATHAN FREEMAN, Assistant Professor of Psychology, was named to Forbes magazine's "30 under 30" game changers who are "transforming the world."
Two professors of electrical engineering at the Polytechnic School of Engineering were named fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): FRANCISCO DE LEON and UNNIKRISHNA PILLAI.
JULIANA FREIRE, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Polytechnic School of Engineering with affiliated appointments at Courant, CUSP, and the Center for Data Science, was named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest educational and scientific computing society.
H. JONATHAN CHAO, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic School of Engineering, was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
PERRY HALKITIS, Professor of Applied Psychology, Public Health, and Medicine at the Steinhardt School and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Global Institute of Public Health, received the 2015 Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association.
GEETA MENON, Dean of the Undergraduate College at Stern, Abraham Krasnoff Professor of Global Business, and Professor of Marketing, was named to the Economic Times of India's "Top 20 List of Global Indian Women," highlighting leaders in business and the arts.
EMILY FRAGOS, Adjunct Instructor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, was selected by U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Wright to receive the 2015 Wittner Bynner Fellowship.
Two faculty members received the William J. Gies Award for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement from the American Dental Education Association:
RICHARD TSIEN, Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience, Chair of the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, and Director of the Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center, was named co-recipient of the 2014 Ralph W. Gerard Prize, the highest award presented by the Society for Neuroscience.
The following faculty were included on Education Week's 2015 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, an annual list that recognizes scholars who most influence the nation's education discourse:
artnet News named ROSELEE GOLDBERG, Clinical Associate Professor of Visual Arts Administration at the Steinhardt School, one of the 100 most powerful women in art.
JOE LOVANO, Clinical Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the Steinhardt School, received two nominations — Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Latin Jazz Album — for the 2015 Grammy Awards.
JOHN RINZEL, Professor of Neural Science, received the 2015 Arthur T. Winfree Prize from the Society for Mathematical Biology.
Books by four faculty members were named to the New York Times Book Review’s list of “100 Notable Books of 2014”:
KATHRYN SMITH, Professor of Art History, was named one of the "15 Notable Art Professors in New York City" by the Art Career Project.
Four faculty members were elected to the American Law Institute (ALI):
MARILEA ALFONZO, Research Assistant Professor of Technology, Culture, and Society at the Polytechnic School of Engineering, was named to the Urban Land Institute's 2014 "40 Under 40" list of the best land use professionals from around the globe.
BETH SIMONE NOVECK, Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic School of Engineering and Director of The Governance Lab, won an Internet and Society Award from the Oxford Internet Institute.
MARION NESTLE, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at the Steinhardt School, won the 2014 Media Award from the Public Health Association of New York City. She was also named to Science magazine’s list of Twitter science stars.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently honored two faculty members:
MARTHA KANTER, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Higher Education and Senior Fellow at the Steinhardt School, received the Morris T. Keeton Award from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.
The American Heart Association awarded its 2014 Clinical Research Prize to JUDITH HOCHMAN, Harold Snyder Family Professor of Cardiology at the School of Medicine, for her leadership in the landmark clinical trials created to test the formulation of national guidelines for the management of ischemic heart disease.
HELEN NISSENBAUM, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication and Computer Science at the Steinhardt School and Director of the Information Law Institute at the School of Law, was awarded the 2014 Barwise Prize from the American Philosophical Association for her significant contribution in research areas relevant to philosophy and computing.
The collection The Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757: Correspondence of an Irish Community Abroad, edited by JOHN SHOVLIN, Associate Professor of History, and THOMAS TRUXES, Clinical Associate Professor of History and Irish Studies, received the Prix Brives Cazes from the Académie Nationale des Sciences Belles-Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded two NYU professors the distinction of AAAS Fellow:
PEDRO NOGUERA, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at Steinhardt, has received two recent awards: the 2014 SAGE-CASBS Award, presented by SAGE Publications and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, recognizing outstanding accomplishments in advancing the understanding of behavioral sciences; and the Distinguished Service Award for Service to Education from the National Association of Secondary School Principals, recognizing his work on culture, equity, and access.
ROGER BAGNALL, the Leon Levy Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, has been elected president of the Society for Classical Studies.
NORMAN DORSEN, the Frederick I. and Grace A. Stokes Professor of Law, has been named winner of the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the foundation’s group of First Amendment Awards.
The book If A, then B: How the World Discovered Logic by Liberal Studies Master Teachers MICHAEL SHENEFELT and HEIDI WHITE was the gold winner in the "Philosophy Non-Fiction" category of Foreword's IndieFab Book of the Year Awards.
CATHERINE SHARKEY, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, was appointed to the Administrative Conference of the United States.
JUDITH SCHWARTZ, Professor of Art at the Steinhardt School, was elected Vice President of the International Academy of Ceramics.
JAMES PACE, Associate Dean and Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing, was selected as a fellow of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
MARILYN NONKEN, Associate Professor of Music and Music Education at the Steinhardt School, is the recipient of the Nouveau Classical Project's Visionary Award.
SUSAN NEUMAN, Professor of Early Childhood and Literacy Education at the Steinhardt School, is the recipient of the A.B. Herr Award from the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers. Neuman also received the 2014 Oscar Causey Award for outstanding contributions to reading research, the highest honor given by the Literacy Research Association.
Neuroscientist and psychologist JOSEPH LEDOUX, Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science in the Center for Neural Science, is among 50 of the American Psychological Association's Extremely Eminent Psychologists worldwide.
VITTORIA FLAMINI, Industry Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Polytechnic School of Engineering, was awarded the Biomedical Engineering Innovation and Career Development Award by the Biomedical Engineering Society.
The following faculty were included among the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers for 2014:
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, and ISRAEL KIRZNER, Professor Emeritus of Economics, were selected as 2014 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates for their contributions to the field of economic sciences.
Baumol 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 HEGDE, 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:
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.