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The Intersection of Neuroscience and Art

The Intersection of Neuroscience and Art

By Kristina Hayhurst, Deputy News Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, University News

NYU hosted Nobel laureate Eric Kandel yesterday to discuss the intersection of art and science.

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Gene Editing is the Way of the Future

Gene Editing is the Way of the Future

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the face of such awesome potential, there has understandably been several ethical and practical concerns over CRISPR’s application, and while some are more valid than others, none outweigh the world of good that can be achieved by embracing this technology.

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‘The Dress’ Brings Polarizing Topics Out of the Closet

‘The Dress’ Brings Polarizing Topics Out of the Closet

By Christine Lee, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under News

Q&A with an NYU professor who did a research study about the science behind the blue or gold 'dress debate.'

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White Men Win Nobel Prize Again

White Men Win Nobel Prize Again

By Tyler Crews, Deputy Sports Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When I look at the list of 2017 laureates, I do not feel inspired. I, a woman, am less likely to be recognized for my efforts in academics than a man.

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NYU Doesn’t Reach Its Potential in Science

NYU Doesn’t Reach Its Potential in Science

By Arushi Sahay, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The effort NYU has been making is staggering and we certainly must commend Hamilton for his effort, but there is still something to be desired from the science program at NYU. This is especially true for the casual scientist. For the person who isn’t majoring in science, but would still like to get involved, the lack of breadth in our programs make that difficult.

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Science of Happiness Professors Release Class-Based Book

Science of Happiness Professors Release Class-Based Book

By Adriana Tapia, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under News

If you can't take the "Science of Happiness" course, don't worry — the professors behind it have published a book based on the class.

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What Is Love, Actually?

What Is Love, Actually?

By Tiffanie Hwang, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

A CAS class called Love Actually, which allows students to explore the meaning of and science behind love, was recently featured in The Guardian.

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The Research Issue

The Research Issue

By Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Special Editions, Top Story, Uncategorized

Research is contemplation in action. Although it can involve extensive reading and long hours in the lab, it is not a passive activity — research is the pursuit of information to better the world we live in. At NYU, the title “research university” is taken seriously, as research initiatives exist...

De-Extinction Is Unnecessary and Immoral

De-Extinction Is Unnecessary and Immoral

By Adryan Barlia, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Although plans to bring back long-lost species might sound appealing to some, the de-extinction of certain species would be atrocious on not just a financial level, but also on a moral level.

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An Inside Look at University Research Studies

An Inside Look at University Research Studies

By Laura Rubio, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features

Research studies promise cash, gift cards and other incentives in exchange for student participation, a trade-off that begs the question — what do they actually require you to do?

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Students Have Concerns About Tandon Physics Department’

Letter to the Editor: ‘Students Have Concerns About Tandon Physics Department’

By Lorcan Folan, Chair of the NYU Tandon Department of Applied Physics

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Contrary to the mistaken claim made by the student in your article, the size and quality of our teaching labs are comparable to other schools’. We would like to offer even more opportunities for research for undergraduates, but as with any department, we have finite resources.

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Flipped Classroom Model Better for Students

Flipped Classroom Model Better for Students

By Hao Ly, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

What students instead need is a class structure which not only accommodates the different ways students learn but also free up precious class time to allow professors to provide students with necessary guidance.

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