Research News en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:02:29 EDT Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:02:29 EDT 5 One Word for How NYU Physicists Are Setting Stage for Future Computers: Plastics Inexpensive computers, cell phones, and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to new research published in the journal Nature Communications. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:05:25 EDT NYU Researchers Find Computerized Counseling Reduces HIV-1 Viral Load and Sexual Transmission Risk Researchers found computerized intervention may aid antiretroviral therapy. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT Twelve NYU Faculty Awarded 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships Twelve New York University professors and instructors have been awarded 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced this week. This year’s 178 recipients were chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants in the United States and Canada. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:30:00 EDT Study Finds Expanded Opportunities for Black and Latino Young Men in NYC High Schools The first year of New York City’s Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), which is designed to boost college and career readiness among Black and Latino male students, has led to a notable expansion of supports in participating schools, according to a new study by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:00:00 EDT MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship Winner Ghedin Joins NYU Faculty Elodie Ghedin, a biomedical researcher and a winner of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship, has joined the faculty in NYU’s Department of Biology. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:00:00 EDT NYU’s Educating for Sustainability Lecture: “Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed – and What It Means for Our Future” April 22nd In his talk, Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do., Jamieson argues that our failure to prevent or even to respond significantly to climate change reflects the impoverishment of our systems of practical reason, the paralysis of our politics, and the limits of our cognitive and affective capacities. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:45:00 EDT NYU College of Dentistry’s Journal of the Academy of Distinguished Educators, Vol.2, is Now Online New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) announced today that the second issue of NYUCD’s online-only, open-access magazine, the Journal of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (JADE) is online now at: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:30:00 EDT NYU College of Dentistry’s Dr. Donna Albertson’s Research Awarded the AAAS 2013 Newcomb Cleveland Prize New York University College of Dentistry’s (NYUCD) Dr. Donna Albertson, a tenured professor of oral and maxillofacial Surgery and a member of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research (BCCR) faculty and the NYU Oral Cancer Center (NYU OCC) faculty, has been awarded the American Academy for the Advancement of Science’ 2013 Newcomb Cleveland Prize for her co-authorship of an article, “The Connectome of a Decision-Making Neural Network,” which appeared in the journal Science 27 July 2012. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:15:00 EDT NYU College of Dentistry’s Dr. Shoshana Yakar’s Research Recognized by F1000Prime New York University College of Dentistry researcher, Dr. Shoshana Yakar, an associate professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, has had a research article recommended for inclusion in F1000Prime, a collection of over 145,000 recommendations of top articles in biology and medicine, contributed by the F1000 Faculty. Her article, “Reductions in serum IGF-1 during aging impair health span,” published in Aging Cell, was recommended as being of special significance in its field by Faculty of 1000 Member Andrzej Bartke. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT NYU Physicist to Study Star Deaths Using Stellar Forensics Under NSF CAREER Award New York University physicist Maryam Modjaz will study the explosions of stars using a method she calls “stellar forensics” under a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:30:00 EDT Portfolio Diversification, Optimization Matches Nobel-Winning Theory—60 Years Later The practice of portfolio optimization and diversification has finally caught up with theory—more than 60 years after Nobel-Prize-winning economist Harry Markowitz devised the concept. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:00:00 EDT NYU Researchers to Study Afghanistan’s Education System Under USAID, Danish International Development Agency, Grants Researchers at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development will examine Afghanistan’s schools and help its Ministry of Education assess the sustainability of community-based schools in a research initiative backed by grants from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:15:00 EDT Stanford’s Online K-12 Learning Program Accelerates Achievement for Students of All Levels, NYU Study Finds Independent Report Shows that EPGY Program Participants Average Higher Scores – Up to 45 Percent- On Standardized Math Exams Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:15:00 EDT NYU’s LeDoux Named William James Fellow Award Winner by Association for Psychological Science New York University Professor Joseph LeDoux has been named a recipient of the William James Fellow Award, an honor bestowed by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), in recognition of his lifetime achievements in research focused on the brain mechanisms of memory and emotion. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:30:00 EDT America as a Superpower: Status Quo or Losing Status? Throughout the Obama administration, both allies and critics of the president have asked: Is the United States losing its “superpower” status? This question has spurred related questions and concerns, such as: Are rising powers set to challenge the international order? and What is the future of global stability? Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:30:00 EDT