Two faculty members at NYU were awarded "Genius" Grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation:
- SUBHASH KHOT, Silver Professor of Computer Science in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
- JULIA WOLFE, Music Associate Professor of Music Composition in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
PAUL ROMER, University Professor and Professor of Economics, was appointed Chief Economist of the World Bank.
KURT BECKER, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Vice Dean for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the Tandon School of Engineering, has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Inventors.
JOSEPH LEDOUX, Professor of Neural Science, has won the William James Award, an annual book prize given by Division One of the American Psychological Association, for his work Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety. He shares the honor with Pitzer College Psychology Professor David Moore.