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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.

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

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.

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.

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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