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The Jacobs Women: Helping Build a Legacy

The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur, the late Joseph J. Jacobs’s memoir, is dedicated to his wife Violet “Vi” Jabara Jacobs, of whom he wrote: “With a modesty that belies the great...

New Faculty, New Breakthroughs

Our newest faculty members come to us from various corners of the world, but they all have one thing in common: impressive lists of accomplishments. From developing a programmable chip with...

Lynford Lecturer Eric Schadt Uses Big Data to Construct Predictive Models of Disease That Could Change the Face of Medicine

Trustee Jeffrey Lynford has a knack for pinpointing scientists and thinkers at the cutting edge of discovery. Since it was launched in 1998, the annual lecture series that bears his name has featured...

15 Students Awarded SAME Scholarships

With more than a quarter-century of military service and just as many years in the university classroom, Fletcher “Bud” Griffis is eminently qualified to oversee the Society of American...

Empowering the Next Generation: History Becomes HERStory

The Regna Lounge had been transformed into a lively networking space. A photo area was set up for guests to take group shots with light-up wands. A large whiteboard stood, inviting anyone to write a...

Optics and Photonics Society Honors Nasir Memon

The international society for optics and photonics, SPIE, elected Professor Nasir Memon a fellow, citing his achievements in multimedia security and lossless image compression. Memon heads the NYU...

Reaching into the Ionosphere to Talk to Submarines and Save Satellites

Very low frequency (VLF) waves—3 kHz to 30 kHz—have numerous practical applications. They can penetrate deep into sea water, making it possible to communicate with submarines, and can...

A Baker’s Dozen of Urban Transportation Solutions

NYU Professor Kaan Ozbay and collaborators presented 13 full-paper refereed research papers at the annual National Academies Transportation Research Board (TRB) conference in Washington, D.C., in...

Hacking A Way to Safety

On a bitter, cold February day—the coldest day on record in New York City—the Design Tinkering Club at the School of Engineering hosted a hackathon. The event, titled ‘Hack Your Way...

NSF Grant Aims to Speed Gene Therapy Tool to Market

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Jin Kim Montclare of the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering a grant to speed commercialization of an engineered protein and lipid mixture that...