Research News en-us Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:55:17 EDT Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:55:17 EDT 5 Roundtable “Emotion in the Arts and Sciences” to Feature Rosanne Cash, Judith Regan, and Joseph LeDoux—Nov. 18 NYU will host “Emotion in the Arts and Sciences,” a roundtable discussion featuring neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux and singer-songwriter and author Rosanne Cash, on Tues., Nov. 18. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:27:00 EDT Goldilocks Principle Wrong for Particle Assembly: Too Hot & Too Cold is Just Right Microscopic particles that bind under low temperatures will melt as temperatures rise to moderate levels, but re-connect under hotter conditions, a team of NYU scientists has found. Their discovery points to new ways to create “smart materials,” cutting-edge materials that adapt to their environment by taking new forms, and to sharpen the detail of 3D printing. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:53:00 EDT Stop and Frisk Linked with Trauma and Stress, Sociology Study Finds Young men stopped and questioned in New York City by police are reporting higher levels of trauma and stress associated with those experiences, particularly when they report that the encounters were intrusive, according to a study led by Amanda Geller, an NYU sociologist. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:49:00 EDT “Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War in Popular Culture and Historical Context,” Screening & Roundtable Discussion, Nov. 10 NYU will host “Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War,” a screening and roundtable discussion centered on a WWI African-American combat unit, the 369th Regiment, on Mon., Nov. 10, 5 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:42:00 EDT Abraham Brody of NYU Named One of Just 12 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars for 2014 Researcher Studying Community Based Dementia Care Selected for Competitive Program Designed to Advance the Careers of Talented Early Career Nurse Faculty Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:29:59 EDT NYU to Host “Get Out the Vote!” (in France & the U.S.)—Oct. 17 The Institute of French Studies will present “Get Out the Vote! Campaign Techniques and Innovations to Mobilize Voters in France and in the U.S.”—a one-day symposium comparing American and French political campaigning—on Fri., Oct. 17. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:55:00 EDT NYU Study Finds Relationship Between Neighborhood Drug Sales and Drug Use The study looks at neighborhood factors as a cause to explain illicit drug use, exploring the associations between the perceived frequency of drug sales, drug use, and peer attitudes towards drug use. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:21:12 EDT Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize Can Help with Exercise, Psychology Study Finds New research suggests the adage that encourages people to keep their “eyes on the prize” may be on target when it comes to exercise. When walking, staying focused on a specific target ahead can make the distance to it appear shorter and help people walk there faster, NYU psychology researchers have found. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:30:00 EDT At Dusk & Dawn: Scientists Pinpoint Biological Clock’s Synchronicity Scientists have uncovered how pacemaker neurons are synchronized at dusk and dawn in order to maintain the proper functioning of their biological clocks. Their findings enhance our understanding of how sleep-wake cycles are regulated and offer promise for addressing related afflictions. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:00:00 EDT Philosophy's Kit Fine Receives Anneliese Maier Research Award NYU Philosophy Professor Kit Fine has received a 2014 Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Bonn-based Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Maier Research Awards fund collaborative research with colleagues in Germany. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:00:00 EDT Video Blinds Us to the Evidence, NYU, Yale Study Finds Where people look when watching video evidence varies wildly and has profound consequences for bias in legal punishment decisions, a team of researchers at New York University and Yale Law School has found. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:30:00 EDT Classroom Intervention Helps Shy Kids Learn A program that helps teachers modify their interactions with students based on an individual’s temperament helps shy children to become more engaged in their class work, and in turn, improves their math and critical thinking skills. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:15:00 EDT Chemistry’s Walters Recognized by American Chemical Society Marc Walters, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been named by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to the 2014 class of ACS Fellows. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:00:00 EDT Fighting Parents Hurt Children’s Ability to Recognize and Regulate Emotions Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child’s ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal Steinhardt study. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 EDT Courant's Majda Recognized for Pioneering Research in Applied Mathematics Andrew Majda, a professor in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, has been awarded the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics’ Lagrange Prize for 2015. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT