Latest Stories in June
NYU Awards More than $160K in Grant Monies to Lower Manhattan Non-Profit Organizations
Jun 18, 2013
At an award ceremony earlier this month, New York University’s Office of Civic Engagement awarded more than $160,000 grants to 83 community-based non-profit organizations with money raised through the NYU Combined Campaign, the T.G. White Fund, and the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Turkish Protestors Turn to Social Media in Taksim Square Demonstrations
Jun 18, 2013
As anti-government protests in Istanbul’s Taksim Square intensified in May and as demonstrators increasingly grew impatient with Turkey’s traditional media coverage of their movement, they turned heavily to social media channels to draw attention to their cause.
New Nurses Verbally Abused by Colleagues Have Lower Commitment to Employer, Less Likely to Stay in Current Job
Jun 18, 2013
Verbal abuse against nurses in the workplace, including abuse by other nurses, is both common and well-documented. The negative effects of that abuse and the adverse impact on patient care are also well-documented. Now, a study of newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) finds that nurses who are verbally abused by nursing colleagues report lower job satisfaction, unfavorable perceptions of their work environment, and greater intent to leave their current job.
New York University College of Nursing Launches Georgia Research Training Program in Tbilisi
Jun 17, 2013
Funded by the US Department of State, the Program aims to strengthen the academic research capacity in the healthcare professions and to improve the use of evidence in health policy development.
NYU Grad Film Student Receives Robert Giard Fellowship
Jun 14, 2013
Carmen Oquendo-Villar, an MFA student at the Kanbar Institute for Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, was selected to receive the 2013-2014 Robert Giard Fellowship in support of her groundbreaking student documentary chronicling the life of a transgender sex worker in Colombia.
NYU Hosts The Global Metropolis Conference of Urban Experts, June 18-19
Jun 12, 2013
NYU will host The Global Metropolis, a unique conference featuring more than 250 urban experts from cities across America and around the world to discuss how to design, build, and run the world’s metropolitan areas in a time of great environmental and social change. Speakers will examine how cities face a wide range of issues, including innovation and entrepreneurship, infrastructure and resiliency, design and creativity, and density and sustainability.
Steinhardt's Voelbel Concludes Diffusion Tensor Technique Identifies Damaged Pathways in Brain Injury Patients; Pinpoints Treatment Options
Jun 11, 2013
Following a year-long review of the most significant traumatic brain injury (TBI) research spanning 17 years, Steinhardt's Gerald Voelbel, concludes that the use of the neuroimaging (brain mapping) technique, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), can be used to repair the brain.
Tisch Game Center Assembles Faculty "Dream Team"
Jun 10, 2013
The Game Center at NYU Tisch School of the Arts today announced the addition of four new members to its permanent faculty, serving to further enhance the size and scope of the department’s academic strength in the emerging field of game design education.