Latest Stories in February
Creative Writing's Spring Reading Series Features Sharon Olds, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jonathan Safran Foer in March
Feb 12, 2014
The Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2014 Reading Series continues in March with events featuring three of its faculty—Sharon Olds, who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (March 6), and novelist Joyce Carol Oates, who will be introduced by author Jonathan Safran Foer (March 13).
NYU College of Nursing Congratulates Dr. Ann Kurth on Her Appointment to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Feb 7, 2014
New York University College of Nursing’s Ann E. Kurth, Ph.D., R.N., M.S.N., M.P.H., Professor of Nursing and Population Health and Associate Dean for Research, NYU Global Institute of Public Health, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) as one of its newest members.
Steinhardt Discussion, “You Are What You Eat,” Philosophically Speaking, to Feature Graham Harman, Robert Valgenti—Feb. 19
Feb 4, 2014
For generations, we’ve heard “You are what you eat.” From a nutrition standpoint, the phrase’s meaning is clear—but what about when we trace it back to its philosophical origins? On Feb. 19, NYU Steinhardt's Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health will host author Graham Harman and Philosophy Professor Robert Valgenti who will discuss Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach’s famous 19th-century phrase.
Understanding Fear Means Correctly Defining Fear Itself, LeDoux Concludes
Feb 4, 2014
Understanding and properly studying fear is partly a matter of correctly defining fear itself, NYU neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux writes. His analysis points to ways research can be better geared to address a range of fear-related afflictions, such as post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and commonly experienced phobias.
Researchers Develop “Envy-Free” Algorithm for Settling Disputes from Divorce to Inheritance
Feb 3, 2014
Whether it’s season tickets to Green Bay Packers’ games or silver place settings, divorce and inheritance have bred protracted disputes over the assignment of belongings. But, now, a trio of researchers has found a method for resolving such conflicts in an envy-free way.
Steinhardt to Open Basu STEME Center with Demo of Carbon Footprint App, Work on the Higgs Boson—Feb. 5
Feb 3, 2014
New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development will open the S. Jhumki Basu STEME Education and Research Center with a demonstration featuring a carbon footprint app, a presentation highlighting NYU’s research on the Higgs Boson, and more on Wed., Feb. 5.