Latest Stories in August
New Book Eyes Reagan, Yeltsin in Bolstering Understanding of Successful Campaigns
Aug 22, 2007
The book examines the Reagan’s 1968, 1976, and 1980 presidential campaigns and Boris Yeltsin’s 1991 campaign, asking the following: does the nature of the campaign have any impact on the process of government that comes afterward?
Success of American Wars Is All in the Selling, New NYU Book Concludes
Aug 20, 2007
It is not war that Americans hate, but, rather, unsuccessful wars, according to a new book by two New York University professors. In Selling War to America: From the Sinking of the Maine to the Global War on Terror (Praeger, Sept. 2007), co-authors Eugene Secunda and Terence P. Moran conclude that this success is often determined by how wars are sold.
NYU College of Dentistry Awarded $750,000 NIH Grant to Develop Fracture-Resistant Zirconia Restorations
Aug 14, 2007
NYUCD s Dr. Yu Zhang, was recently awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant by the National Institute of Dental and Cranofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study whether reformulating zirconia - a ceramic material used in crowns and bridges - as a glass-ceramic composite will increase its fracture-resistance.
Exciting New Kenyan Fossils Challenge Established Views on Early Evolution of Our Genus <i>Homo</i>
Aug 8, 2007
Nairobi, Kenya, 9 August 2007 - Two new fossils, described this week in the journal Nature, cast fresh light on a little understood and important period of human prehistory at the dawn of our own genus, Homo. The new fossils were discovered by the Koobi Fora Research Project, an international group of scientists directed by mother-daughter team Meave and Louise Leakey, and affiliated with the National Museums of Kenya (NMK).