Latest Stories in January
Anthropologists Uncover Art by (Really) Old Masters—38,000 Year-Old Engravings
Jan 27, 2017
An international team of anthropologists has uncovered a 38,000-year-old engraved image in a southwestern French rockshelter—a finding that marks some of the earliest known graphic imagery found in Western Eurasia.
Stereotypes about “Brilliance” Affect Girls’ Interests as Early as Age 6, New Study Finds
Jan 26, 2017
By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender and are more likely to avoid activities said to require brilliance, shows a new study conducted by NYU researchers.
“Her Opponent” Re-Stages 2016 Presidential Debates with Gender-Reversed Casting
Jan 24, 2017
Could experiencing what the two U.S. presidential candidates said and how they said it during the three 2016 presidential debates -- but with the genders inverted -- cause people to revisit their own personal biases and develop insights or a different perspective?
Russel Caflisch Named Director of NYU’s Courant Institute
Jan 23, 2017
New York University has named Russel Caflisch, professor of mathematics at UCLA and director of the National Science Foundation’s Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, director of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Engaging Fathers in Parenting Intervention Improves Outcomes for Both Kids and Fathers
Jan 23, 2017
A parenting program where fathers engage with their children through reading was found to boost the fathers’ parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers’ school readiness and behavior, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.