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STAT Madness 2024 begins, with 3 NYU studies competing

The annual research competition, which selects dozens of competitors from various universities, began at the start of the month.
Nikki Mirala, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

Three NYU studies are competing against 61 pieces of research from other institutions in an annual tournament aimed at highlighting advancements in the fields of health and science....

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NYU Langone and Tandon announce expansion into Long Island City

Within the next few months, NYU will expand into Queens by moving three NYU Langone Health and one Tandon School of Engineering research facility to Long Island City.
Nikki Mirala, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

NYU will move four health and technology programs to a lab space in Long Island City, Queens after signing a lease for two floors at a recently-completed office building in the...

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Tandon collaborates with New York state to enhance power grid reliability

Researchers at the Tandon School of Engineering will help develop a prototype and develop a technique aimed to decrease power outages.
Nikki Mirala, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering is collaborating with the New York Power Authority to create a tool that could prevent potential energy outages in the city. A $190,000 grant...

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Facing financial need: NYU’s approach to reducing its price tag

In 2010, the university began to focus more on affordability and accessibility as a key part of its financial aid goals. Since then, NYU has made several changes to help curb the cost of attendance.
Gabrielle Panelo and Nikki Mirala February 22, 2024

In 2015, NYU was considered the fourth-most expensive university to attend, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s analysis of College Board data. With new financial...

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Explained: Why researchers at NYU are unionizing

Some NYU researchers have recently had their salaries increased following yearslong unionization efforts, but most are still fighting for higher wages.
Nikki Mirala, Staff Writer September 14, 2023

The majority of the around 4,000 researchers at NYU, including Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows, have signed authorization cards to form a union after ongoing efforts since...

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NYU dental study wins STAT Madness tournament

An NYU Dentistry study on treating gum disease won this year’s STAT Madness science competition on April 4.
Nikki Mirala, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

Researchers from NYU’s College of Dentistry won this year’s STAT Madness — an online tournament spotlighting recent advances in medicine and science in which student researchers...

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Two NYU studies face off at STAT Madness

The science competition will feature two NYU studies competing against each other in the bracket-style tournament.
Nikki Mirala, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

Put down the basketball and pick up a beaker — it’s time for STAT Madness. This year, two NYU research studies focusing on gum disease and cancer, respectively, have been entered...

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One year later, how has the crisis in Ukraine affected global energy markets?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine began almost exactly one year ago. At NYU, a group of professors talked about the war and the effects it has had on Feb. 23.
Nikki Mirala, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

One day before the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, on Thursday, Feb. 23,  NYU’s School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs hosted a six-person...

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NYU RAs demand better response to dorm security failures

There is a “clear and present” risk of danger at NYU dorms, according to a group of RAs who have signed a petition asking for additional training, revised protocols and better communication.
Nikki Mirala, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

Resident assistants working at NYU dorms are demanding a response from the university to a series of demands alleging that little has been done in response to recent lapses in...

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