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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.

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

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.

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, 2014 National Humanities Medal

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

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

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.

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