NYU-Poly in the Media

New York new Internet mecca

Move over, Silicon Valley. New York is a growing hub of Internet startups. Watch at CNN.com Editor's note: Hotlist, a start-up in NYU-Poly's 160 Varick Street business incubator is featured in this video exploring the rise of New York City as a breeding ground for entrepreneurs, especially in the...

Sotiris A. Pagdadis, Ph.D., Joins PricewaterhouseCoopers as principal and leader of the firm’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure practice in New York

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) announced today that Sotiris A. Pagdadis, Ph.D., has joined the firm as a principal and leader of PwC's Capital Projects & Infrastructure (CP&I) practice in New York. Dr. Pagdadis will focus on assisting organizations to invest in infrastructure and capital...

Former Watchtower Building in Brooklyn Now Occupied by College Students

A residential building formerly owned by the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses) in Brooklyn Heights is now fully occupied as a dorm.  A recent edition of nyunews.com, a web edition of WSN, New York University’s daily student newspaper, calls the new dorm The Livingston...

Startup climate change: Need for jobs, revenue sparks moves to back new sectors

  During the downturn, New York City has stepped up efforts to create a climate in which entrepreneurial companies like SyntheZyme can thrive, in order to help wean the local economy off its dependence on Wall Street. ...There have been some successes to date. For instance, the incubator 160...

Will Wright talks imagination stimulation at Skirball

Last night, NYU's Games for Learning Institute hosted a presentation by "The Sims" creator Wright, at the Skirball Center. ... Katherine Isbister, associate professor of digital media at NYU-Poly, is on the board of [Games for Learning Institute]. She has worked with Wright in creating art pieces...

Cyber Security School

BBC Radio’s Digital Planet looks at Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s cyber-security programs, which train computer scientists to think like hackers so they can protect against their attacks. Go to Chapter 2 to hear from Nasir Memon, director of NYU-Poly’s Information Systems and Internet Security lab...

Whence Homochirality?

Just as left and right hands cannot be superimposed in space, so the carbon centers in biologically derived amino acids and sugars are locked in a single specific orientation, or chiral sense, distinct from its mirror image. An enduring question is how this circumstance came about. This month, a...

Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz Delivers 2010 State of the Borogh Address

On February 3, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was joined by Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, New York City Comptroller John Liu, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and more than a thousand guests...

Young teens design award-winning city

GREAT KILLS -- The issue of creating green “living space” for people who have lost their homes due to a natural disaster, or financial disaster, is extremely timely, considering the news coming out of Haiti. It’s something we as a country need to think about. It was the issue tackled by several...

NYU-Poly to Benefit from Towns Funding for Groundbreaking Naval Research

WASHINGTON - U.S. Representative Edolphus “Ed” Towns (NY-10) today announced that he secured approximately $2 million for an innovative research initiative at Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn (NYU-Ploy) that could protect naval vessels from catastrophic damage and save...