Latest Stories in 2012
NYU Names J. Lawrence Aber First Willner Family Professor in Applied Psychology and Public Policy and NYU University Professor
Dec 11, 2012
NYU Steinhardt has named J. Lawrence Aber, an expert on children, poverty, and public policy, the inaugural Albert & Blanche Willner Family Professor in Applied Psychology and Public Policy and an NYU University Professor.
Threatening Objects Appear Closer, NYU, Cornell Study Finds
Dec 11, 2012
We’re more likely to see threatening objects as closer than they really are, a misperception that may fuel us to act in ways to avoid dangerous situations, psychology researchers at New York University and Cornell University have found.
Vernice D. Ferguson, NYU Nursing Alum, Head of the Veterans Affairs and National Institutes of Health Nursing Departments, Dies at the Age of 84
Dec 10, 2012
Vernice Doris Ferguson, RN, MA, FAAN, FRCN, 84, died on Saturday, Dec. 8, at her home in Washington, DC. Ferguson was nationally and internationally known for her leadership role in fostering excellence in nursing care and the nursing profession. Throughout her career, she was a role model for nurses at every level of the profession, whether practitioners, administrators, or researchers.
“Life After Sandy: Adapting to the New Normal” a NYU Panel Discussion, Dec. 13
Dec 6, 2012
Panel presenters will share and discuss perspectives on NYU and NYC’s disaster response, adaptation and mitigation efforts in the context of sustainability. The discussion to follow will help us explore how we can strengthen these efforts, adapt and even thrive under the “new normal.”
Center for European and Mediterranean Studies Awarded NEH Grant for Seminar on Eastern Europe
Dec 5, 2012
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded NYU’s Center for European and Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) a grant of $86,611 to run a summer seminar, “Eastern Europe in European History,” to provide background on the subject for K-12 teachers and graduate students who plan on entering the field of education.
Four NYU Faculty Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows
Nov 29, 2012
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded four NYU professors the distinction of AAAS Fellow: Jane Carlton, a professor of biology; Nicholas Geacintov, a professor of chemistry; Laurence Maloney, a professor of psychology and neural science; and Xiao-Jing Wang, a professor of neural science.