New York University Creative Writing Program will host authors Jeffrey Eugenides and Zadie Smith on Sept. 13 as part of its Fall 2018 Reading Series.
Principles of game theory offer new ways of understanding genetic behavior, a pair of researchers has concluded in a new analysis.
New York University researchers have identified biofeedback as a new tool to assist in voice modification therapy for transgender women.
American workers’ occupational status reflects that of their parents more than previously known, reaffirming more starkly that the lack of mobility in the United States is in large part due to the occupation of our parents, finds a new study.
What exactly happens when you blow on a soap film to make a bubble? Behind this simple question about a favorite childhood activity is some real science, researchers have found.
NYU will host a screening of HBO’s “King in the Wilderness,” a documentary that explores the final years of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., preceded by a panel discussion on King’s legacy, on Mon., April 9
Differences between signed and spoken languages are significant, yet the underlying neural processes we use to create complex expressions are quite similar for both, a team of researchers has found.
We’ll pay more for unhealthy foods when we crave them, new neuroscience research finds. The study also shows that we’re willing to pay disproportionately more for higher portion sizes of craved food items.
NYU has received a $1 million, three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its Prison Education Program, an initiative that brings a college education to incarcerated individuals at New York’s Wallkill Correctional Facility.
An algorithm can predict which passengers survived the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912 and can do so with 97 percent accuracy–a result that both demonstrates the power of artificial intelligence and, more subtly, points to its shortcomings. AI may get things right, this finding shows, but for all the wrong reasons.
New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies will host “Oslo: 25 Years Later,” a one-day conference that will include Israeli and Palestinian negotiators whose work resulted in the 1993 Oslo Accords, on Sun., March 25.
Historian Lawrence Baron will deliver “From Abie’s Irish Rose to Anna Riley’s Rabbi Jake: The Irish-Jewish Couple in Feature Films,” a lecture on how American feature films about Irish-Jewish romances have conveyed varying messages related to the “Melting Pot” ideal, on Thurs., March 29.
New York University’s Department of Environmental Studies will host “Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You,” a panel on the role of business and local and state government in environmental action, on Wed., March 28.
A team of physicists has developed a method to generate and self-organize liquids into well-defined patterns, a breakthrough that offers potential new pathways for the development of more sophisticated pharmaceuticals and other consumer products.
What makes Mona Lisa’s smile elusive? What produces a dynamic illusion in Pointillist paintings? And why did Picasso think “colors are only symbols”? Margaret Stratford Livingstone will consider these questions in “What Art Can Tell Us about the Brain,” a public lecture, on Tues., March 20.
Michael Friedman, professor of philosophy at Stanford University, will deliver “Scientific Philosophy from Kant to Kuhn and Beyond,” March 21, 23, and 28.
“Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom,” Feb. 23 through May 4 at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC), centers on the life and art of Jose Antonio Aponte, a free black carpenter, artist, and soldier in early 19th century Havana.
Infants recognize that speech in a language not their own is used for communication, finds a new psychology study. The results offer new insights into how language is processed at a young age.
A new study published in the American Educational Research Journal by Joseph R. Cimpian, associate professor of economics and education policy at New York University Steinhardt, and three others, shows that college-bound women are less likely to enter specific fields because of the gender discrimination they are likely to encounter in those fields.