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All content by Meghana Kakubal
A $1 million grant has been issued to NYU professors Debra Laefer and Rae Zimmerman for the study of underground infrastructure in response to climate change. Laefer, a Tandon engineering professor, and Zimmerman, a professor of public administration, now co-lead the Unification for Underground Resilience Measures project. (Staff Photo by Ryan Kawahara)

After disastrous storms, NYU wins $1M grant to study subsurface NYC infrastructure

The National Science Foundation grant will allow a research team of Tandon and Wagner professors and students to continue modeling New York City’s underground infrastructure in order to improve its resilience to natural disasters.
Nov 9, 2021

Hurricanes Henri and Ida tore through the New York City metropolitan area in late summer 2021, shutting down public transit, flooding basement apartments and killing 46 people....

Hamsa Cakes decorates their cupcakes with Indian folk art. (Photo by Meghana Kakubal)

Photo: Hamsa Cakes: An NYU student’s quarantine baking obsession turned business

Nov 3, 2021

Hamsa Cakes decorates their cupcakes with Indian folk art. (Photo by Meghana Kakubal)

The view of downtown Tampa from the Hillsborough River. NYU Law’s Civil Rights Clinic and other civil rights organizations are calling for the city of Tampa to end the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, which they say disproportionately harms people of color. (Photo by Ari Solomon)

NYU Law civil rights org fights Fla. housing discrimination

A group of students and faculty at NYU’s School of Law are calling for the end of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program in Tampa, Florida, which disproportionately targets people of color.
Oct 4, 2021

Seven civil rights organizations, including NYU Law’s Civil Rights Clinic, the NAACP and the ACLU, have signed a petition calling for the mayor and city council of Tampa, Florida,...