Latest Stories in December
Serious Monkey Business: Linguistic Methods Uncover Sophisticated Meanings and Monkey Dialects
Dec 15, 2014
The same species of monkeys located in separate geographic regions use their alarm calls differently to warn of approaching predators, a linguistic analysis by a team of scientists reveals. The study reveals that monkey calls have a more sophisticated structure than was commonly thought.
Glucksman Ireland House NYU Podcast Explores History of Horse Carriages in NYC
Dec 12, 2014
The audio recording, “Enjoying the Ride: The Irish in the NYC Horse and Carriage Industry, Then and Now,” explores the horses as a feature of the urban landscape of New York City for over 150 years, before the opening of Central Park, the primary site of carriages today.
Steinhardt Faculty & Alums Receive 4 Grammy Nominations
Dec 9, 2014
Three alumni and one faculty member from the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University’s Steinhardt School were among the nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards. The nominations were announced on December 5 by the Recording Academy and comprise an eclectic mix of the music industry’s best and brightest over the past year.
New Report Explores the Use of Digital Games in the Classroom During the Learning Process
Dec 9, 2014
A new report from the A-GAMES project, a collaboration between NYU and the University of Michigan, examines how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback.
Scientists Shed New Light on How Bad Experiences Change the Brain to Produce Memories
Dec 8, 2014
We know that everyday events can be easy to forget, but dangerous experiences that trigger fear can remain engraved in the brain for years. Now, scientists from NYU and Japan’s RIKEN Brain Science Institute have added to our understanding how this occurs.
Tisch Grad Film Students Win 3 DGA Student Film Awards, Honoring Minority and Women Filmmakers
Dec 5, 2014
Three NYU Tisch students were among eight selected across the eastern region for 2014 DGA Student Film awards by the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the DGA announced this week. The awards, which were created to encourage outstanding minority and women film students, will be officially presented at a reception and screening on Thursday, December 11 at the DGA New York Theater.