Latest Stories in June
Zadie Smith to Join NYU Creative Writing Faculty
Jun 25, 2009
New York University has appointed Zadie Smith, the prize-winning author of the novels White Teeth and On Beauty, as a full professor in its distinguished Creative Writing Program. She joins other senior tenured faculty members E.L. Doctorow, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Sharon Olds, as well as Global Distinguished Professor Breyten Breytenbach.
Cutting a Pie Is Not a Piece of Cake, Researchers Show
Jun 16, 2009
A trio of researchers has mathematically determined that it is much easier to equitably cut up a cake than it is to slice up pie. Their work, Cutting a Pie Is Not a Piece of Cake, appears in the June-July 2009 issue of the American Mathematical Monthly.
NYU Researchers Create Method to Precisely Glue Particles Together On the Micro- and Nano-Scale
Jun 15, 2009
Researchers at New York University have created a method to precisely bind nano- and micrometer-sized particles together into larger-scale structures with useful materials properties. Their work, which appears in the latest issue of the journal Nature Materials, overcomes the problem of uncontrollable sticking, which had been a barrier to the successful creation of stable microscopic and macroscopic structures with a sophisticated architecture.
New Issue Paper Describes the Role of Nurses in Nursing Home “Culture Change”
Jun 11, 2009
The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU College of Nursing, in collaboration with the Coalition for Geriatric Nursing Organizations (CGNO) and the Pioneer Network, has published an issue paper, Nurses’ Involvement in Nursing Home Culture Change: Overcoming Barriers, Advancing Opportunities. The paper, addressed to nursing homes and professional, registered nurses practicing in nursing homes, discusses the move toward culture change—a movement away from institution-driven models of care toward more consumer-driven models that embrace flexibility and patient self-determination.
NYU s Nagle to Deliver Public Lecture, How to Love a Landfill, at Fresh Kills, June 20
Jun 10, 2009
Fresh Kills was once the world s biggest landfill and still qualifies as one of the largest built structures in human history. It was also a torment to Staten Islanders for more than half a century. Can New Yorkers love a geography made of discards that was created despite the passionate objections of its hosts and neighbors?