On the Wire

On the Wire

June 24, 2014
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Playing Catch Up  Current board vice chairman William Berkley, Stern School of Business ’66, will be the new chairman of the NYU Board of Trustees. Berkley will replace current chair Martin Lipton in October 2015 following a 16-month transition period. The Polytechnic School of Engineering h... Read more »

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

April 7, 2014
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Abu Dhabi There has been a 30 percent increase in children who are diagnosed with anxiety in Abu Dhabi.   Berlin Europe’s first lesbian-only burial ground opened on April 6 in a Lutheran graveyard in Berlin.   Florence A festival focusing on Middle Eastern art, cinema and food will be takin... Read more »

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

March 31, 2014
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Accra Due to frequent economic hardships and increases in tariffs, Ghana has become an increasingly expensive nation to live in. — Citi FM London Artists, politicians and other influential figures have launched a campaign to save London's skyline from the addition of over 230 skyscrapers. — The... Read more »

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

March 25, 2014
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Shanghai Michelle Obama mentioned NYU Shanghai student Royale Nicholson and wished her a happy birthday when she spoke at Peking University in Beijing. Sydney A man passed away after being swept into a stormwater drain during the bad weather in Sydney. Two others were struck by lightning.... Read more »

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

March 24, 2014
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Berlin  Germany has announced a goal to supply the majority of the country’s power from renewable sources by the year 2050. The crisis in Ukraine and sanctions in Russia have threatened Germany’s access to natural gas from Russia, adding importance to this goal. Prague An unknown act... Read more »

On the Wire

On the Wire

February 28, 2014
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Playing Catch Up Ken Langone is hosting campaign fundraisers for congressmen who helped pass a bill last year that appropriated a large sum of money to NYU Langone Medical Center for post-hurricane disaster aid. NYU's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research conducted a study that found the majority of hi... Read more »

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

February 26, 2014
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Abu Dhabi The annual Abu Dhabi Festival, slated to begin on March 2, will include programs aimed at drawing attention to underprivileged groups, particularly impoverished women and children. London The London Fire Brigade has reported that intentionally started fires in London have dropped ... Read more »

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

February 25, 2014
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Sydney Hospitality Minister George Souris announced that patrons of bars and nightclubs will be allowed to buy four drinks each night before the 3 a.m. alcohol curfew begins. Madrid Following a string of evictions in 2012, hundreds of thousands of vacated homes have recently sparked a black ... Read more »

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

February 24, 2014
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Berlin A 76-year-old woman was arrested for distributing cocaine to guests at her birthday party in the private bar she owns. — The Independent Tel Aviv Lady Gaga will be performing in September, as reported on Feb. 19. This is the second time Lady Gaga has performed in Israel. — The Times o... Read more »

On the Wire

On the Wire

February 21, 2014
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Playing Catch Up Two NYU faculty members were awarded Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships on Feb. 18 for being successful “early-career scientists and scholars.” Distinguished Writer in Residence Pete Hamill was awarded the George Polk Career Award for his work in journalism. NYU Secret #... Read more »

On the Wire: Global

On the Wire: Global

February 18, 2014
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Abu Dhabi Officials in the United Arab Emirates are making an effort to eliminate the use of low-quality, inefficient incandescent light bulbs in the country. — The National Sydney Shoppers pay 35 percent more for clothing sold at the outlets of international fashion retailers compared to o... Read more »

On the Wire

On the Wire

February 13, 2014
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Playing Catch Up Ann Kurth, from the College of Nursing, was appointed member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Feb. 7. On Feb. 11, Master's Candidates Meghan Mulgrew and Josue Zarate received the Douglas Elliman Scholarships as part of the Schack Institute of Real Estate program in th... Read more »

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