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.
PAMELA NEWKIRK, Professor at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, was awarded the Hurston Wright Legacy Award in non-fiction for her book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga.
JONATHAN FREEMAN, Assistant Professor of Psychology, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which will support research aimed at gaining new insights into “stereotypic vision."
Two faculty members from the Department of Chemistry were recognized by the NSF as well. Assistant Professors TIANNING DIAO and STEFANO SACANNA received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.
Four NYU faculty members were nominated for 2017 Grammy Awards:
- JOHN SCOFIELD, adjunct instructor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, was nominated for Best Instrumental Jazz Album for his album Country For Old Men and Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”
- ALAN FERBER, also an adjunct instructor at Steinhardt, was nominated for Best Instrumental Composition for “Flow” off of his latest album Roots & Transitions.
- ALAN BROADBENT, adjunct instructor at Steinhardt, was nominated in the category of Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for “I'm a Fool to Want You,” recorded by Kristin Chenoweth.
- KEVIN KILLEN, adjunct professor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at Tisch School of the Arts, was nominated in the category of Best Engineered Album for his work on David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar.
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.
JAMES MCBRIDE, Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, has been named one of 12 recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. He was recognized for “humanizing the complexities of discussing race in America.”
GRÁINNE DE BÚRCA, the Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law and faculty director of the Hauser Global Law School Program, has been named a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences.
BRYAN STEVENSON, Professor of Clinical Law at the School of Law, has won two recent awards: the National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award and the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award, which recognizes dedication to the advancement of civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights in the US.
SHERIL ANTONIO, Associate Arts Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives at Tisch, has been honored with the Award for Special Achievement in Educating New Filmmakers, given by the Caucus for Producers, Writers, & Directors.
Popular Science magazine has named SIDDHARTH GARG, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tandon, to its 15th annual Brilliant 10 list of young scientists and engineers.
PETER HENRY, Dean of the Stern School of Business and a native of Jamaica, has been named to the Carnegie Corporation’s 2016 list of “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America,” which recognizes naturalized citizens who have made notable contributions to the progress of American society.
ROOZBEH KIANI, Assistant Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at the Center for Neural Science, is one of six recipients of the 2016 McKnight Scholar Awards, granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own laboratories and research careers and who have demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience.
KENJI YOSHINO, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at the School of Law, has been honored by the American Bar Association with the 2016 Silver Gavel Award for Media and the Arts for his book Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial.
MARION NESTLE, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies at Steinhardt, has won the James Beard Foundation’s Book Award for Writing and Literature for her book Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning).
ANTHONY BERTELLI, Professor of the Politics of Public Policy at Wagner, and J. ANDREW SINCLAIR, Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service at Wagner, have received the Haldane Prize for the best article published in Public Administration in 2015, for “Media Attention and the Demise of Agency Independence: Evidence from a Mass Administrative Reorganization in Britain.”
JOYA POWELL, Adjunct Professor in the Dance Education Program at Steinhardt, has been awarded the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer.
Three Stern faculty members have won recent awards for research articles:
- MICHAEL WAUGH, Associate Professor of Economics, received the Bhagwati Award, a prize given for the best article published in the Journal of International Economics during the previous two years, for his article, “The Elasticity of Trade: Estimates and Evidence”
- SRIKANTH DRAGABATHULA, Assistant Professor of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences, received the Best OM Paper in Management Science Award from the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society for his paper, “A Nonparametric Approach to Modeling Choice with Limited Data”
- NATALIA LEVINA, the Toyota Motor Corporation Term Professor of Information Systems, received the Best Paper Award from the journal Information & Organization and the Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Research Methods Division for her co-authored papers “Speaking as One but Not Speaking Up: Dealing with New Moral Taint in an Occupational Online Community” and “What Grounded Theory Is…A Critically Reflective Conversation Among Scholars"