Latest Stories in March
Leading International Law Scholar Ryan Goodman to Join NYU School of Law Faculty
Mar 17, 2009
Professor Ryan Goodman, the Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, will join NYU Law as a permanent member of the faculty this fall. He will also be an associated member of the department of sociology and an affiliated member of the department of politics at NYU.
“Thinking Like a Trader” May Diminish Emotional Reaction and Aversion to Loss
Mar 16, 2009
The late 1990s saw the rise not only of the NASDAQ, the Dow, and the S & P 500, but also of amateur traders-individuals not formally trained to work in the unpredictable world of the stock market-to complement seasoned professionals. Beyond the differences in their credentials, a study led by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and New York University suggests that taking the perspective of a professional trader may alter the emotional reaction to losing money and result in different choices. Their findings appear in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
NYU to Host “Writing Science: Mathematical and Medical Authorship in Ancient Greece,” April 23-24
Mar 13, 2009
New York University will host the 2009 Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies, Writing Science: Mathematical and Medical Authorship in Ancient Greece, on April 23 (5:30-7 p.m.) and April 24 (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) at NYU s Hemmerdinger Hall in Silver Center (enter at 31 Washington Place [between Washington Square East and Greene Street]).
Connectivity in Random Networks Can Be Suppressed, but with Explosive Consequences
Mar 12, 2009
The team s findings-described in a paper with an accompanying commentary in the March 13 issue of the journal Science-could be useful in a number of fields: from efforts by epidemiologists to control the spread of disease to communications experts developing new products.