Latest Stories in 2016
Remembering to the Future: Researchers Shed New Light on How Our Memories Guide Attention
Jan 14, 2016
A team of researchers has discovered that differences in the types of memories we have influence the nature of our future encounters. Their findings show how distinct parts of the brain, underlying different kinds of memories, also influence our attention in new situations.
Gallatin School to Feature Discussion, Performance, Photography Exhibition, and More During Black History Month
Jan 12, 2016
The Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host a series of events—including an exhibition by and talk with South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi, “Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood,” a live podcast, and “No Revolution Without Us,” a conversation featuring former Black Panther Lynn French—in the month of February.
Researchers Uncover “Predictive Neuron Orchestra” Behind Looking and Reaching Movements
Jan 12, 2016
Different groups of neurons “predict” the body’s subsequent looking and reaching movements, suggesting an orchestration among distinct parts of the brain, a team of neuroscientists has found. The study enhances our understanding of the decision-making process, potentially offering insights into different forms of mental illness—afflictions in which this dynamic is typically impaired.
Tisch Alumni Win Six Golden Globe Awards
Jan 11, 2016
Seven alumni from the Tisch School of the Arts walked away with prizes at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, presented last night by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) at a ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
NYU Undergraduate Named Inaugural Schwarzman Scholar for Study in China
Jan 11, 2016
Kes Rittenberg, an undergraduate in New York University’s College of Arts and Science, has been named an inaugural Schwarzman Scholar, an honor that will support master’s degree study at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Leadership, Love, and the Law: A Conversation with Danny Meyer, Rocco Landesman, and Jordan Roth, Jan 11
Jan 8, 2016
Join NYU Law Leadership Mindset and the NYU Forum on Law, Culture & Society on Monday, January 11 for “Leadership, Love and the Law,” a conversation with three industry leaders—Union Square Hospitality Group CEO Danny Meyer, long-time Broadway producer and former NEA chairman Rocco Landesman, and Jujamcyn Theaters president Jordan Roth—about the key attributes that make an exceptional leader in any field.
Gov’t Instability Prompts Support for Lighter-Skinned Candidates Among Both Blacks and Whites, Study Shows
Jan 7, 2016
Government instability prompts both Black and White Americans to show a preference for lighter-skinned over darker-skinned political candidates, researchers at NYU, the University of Chicago, and Rutgers University have found.
Top Gamer Donates $60,000 to Game Design Scholarship
Jan 6, 2016
The NYU Game Center at the Tisch School of the Arts today announced that Daigo “The Beast” Umehara, one of the world’s leading professional competitive gamers, has donated the entirety of his $60,000 in winnings for the recent Capcom Pro Tour to support the Center’s Evo Scholarship.