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AN NYU social work professor uses his own childhood as a case study in how growing up in an tight-knit neighborhood shapes the course of a life.
Michael McElroy knows the healing power of music. And under his leadership, Tisch drama students at the New Studio on Broadway were able to share their own gift to lift the hearts of children battling pediatric cancer and their families at a special concert at Ronald McDonald House New York last night.
NYU will host Alexis Gambis, founder and director of Imagine Science Films, for a discussion of his first feature-length film, “The Fly Room,” on Fri., Jan. 23, 2015, at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) Auditorium.
New York University College of Dentistry’s (NYUCD) Stuart Hirsch, D.D.S, vice dean for initiatives and development, and a professor of cariology and comprehensive care, has been announced as the winner of the William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator, part of the William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).
When faced with making choices, but lack sufficient evidence to guarantee success, our brain uses elapsed time as a proxy for task difficulty to calculate how confident we should be, a team of neuroscientists has found. Their findings help untangle the different factors that contribute to the decision-making process.