Faculty http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/faculty.html en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:57:02 EDT Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:57:02 EDT 5 Researchers Identify Brain Mechanism for Motion Detection in Fruit Flies http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/28/researchers-identify-brain-mechanism-for-motion-detection-in-fruit-flies.html A team of scientists has identified the neurons used in certain types of motion detection—findings that deepen our understanding of how the visual system functions. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:30:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/28/researchers-identify-brain-mechanism-for-motion-detection-in-fruit-flies.html Farmers Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption in Low-income Families http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/24/farmers-market-vouchers-may-boost-produce-consumption-in-low-income-families.html Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/24/farmers-market-vouchers-may-boost-produce-consumption-in-low-income-families.html Researchers Develop Method for Optimizing Sharing http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/21/researchers-develop-method-for-optimizing-sharing.html NYU Politics Professor Steven Brams and his colleague Julius Barbanel, a mathematician at Union College, have developed a new method for sharing items desired by two parties—ranging from cake to land—in such a way that neither feels shortchanged. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:15:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/21/researchers-develop-method-for-optimizing-sharing.html The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Led by Physicist Blanton, Expands Its Reach http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/15/the-sloan-digital-sky-survey-led-by-physicist-blanton-expands-its-reach.html The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has launched a major program of three new surveys, adding novel capabilities to expand its census of the Universe into regions it had been unable to explore before. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/15/the-sloan-digital-sky-survey-led-by-physicist-blanton-expands-its-reach.html NYU College of Dentistry’s Dr. Maureen McAndrew Receives Prestigious Award from American Dental Association http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/15/nyu-college-of-dentistrys-dr-maureen-mcandrew-receives-prestigious-award-from-american-dental-association.html New York University College of Dentistry’s (NYUCD’s) Dr. Maureen McAndrew, Clinical Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive care and Senior Director of Professional Development, has been awarded the 2014 American Dental Association (ADA) Golden Apple Award for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:40:29 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/15/nyu-college-of-dentistrys-dr-maureen-mcandrew-receives-prestigious-award-from-american-dental-association.html Early Humans’ Adaptability to Changing Environment Offers New Insights into Evolution http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/03/early-humans-adaptability-to-changing-environment-offers-new-insights-into-evolution.html A new analysis concludes that the ability of early humans to adjust to changing conditions ultimately enabled the earliest species of Homo to vary, survive, and begin spreading from Africa to Eurasia, marking a reconsideration of the evolutionary factors that drove these changes. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/07/03/early-humans-adaptability-to-changing-environment-offers-new-insights-into-evolution.html To Avoid Interbreeding, Monkeys Have Undergone Evolution in Facial Appearance http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/26/to-avoid-interbreeding-monkeys-have-undergone-evolution-in-facial-appearance.html Old World monkeys have undergone a remarkable evolution in facial appearance as a way of avoiding interbreeding with closely related and geographically proximate species, researchers from NYU and the University of Exeter have found. Their research provides the best evidence to date for the role of visual cues as a barrier to breeding across species. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2014/06/26/to-avoid-interbreeding-monkeys-have-undergone-evolution-in-facial-appearance.html