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National Science Foundation recognizes 2 NYU Tandon professors for promising research in smart cities and smart transportation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected two New York University faculty members, Joseph Y.J. Chow and Constantine Kontokosta, as recipients of the prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development Awards, more widely known as CAREER Awards. … Full Article

NYU Tandon's VR app to debut at SXSW

As South by Southwest's (SXSW) annual Gaming Expo opens next week, big-name game companies will be vying for attention for their newest releases alongside a virtual reality app that can make bone and capillary-forming endothelial cells as exciting as racing and shooting. … Full Article

Donovan nominates students for West Point, Naval Academy

Ten local students who are seeking to attend the nation’s military service academies like West Point received a helping hand from U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan who announced that he has nominated them for admission. … Full Article

Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette to speak at St. Francis College for Black History Month

A pioneer of the civil rights movement — among other actions, he took the first Freedom Ride with U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) — Bernard Lafayette has spent his lifetime fighting for justice and equality. He will bring his story to St. Francis College on Feb. … Full Article

NYU Tandon professors build AI to help autonomous vehicles locate themselves on digital maps

Self-driving cars could account for 21 million new vehicles sold every year by 2035. Over the next decade alone such vehicles — and vehicles with assisted-driving technology — could deliver $1 trillion in societal and consumer benefits due to their improved safety. … Full Article

Democratic strategist Donna Brazile to speak at Medgar Evers College

Renowned author and political analyst Donna Brazile will be appearing at Medgar Evers College to discuss “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Crisis in America.” Brazile will be offering her views and opinions regarding the current world situation under President Donald Trump. … Full Article

Snow day! NYC public schools & CUNY colleges closed on Thursday

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina made an early call on Wednesday and declared that all NYC public schools would be closed on Thursday due to the predicted severe snowstorm dubbed Niko. … Full Article

Free tuition? Not the same as free college, students say

They don't mean to sound ungrateful, but ... New York public college students who would stand to gain from the nation's most ambitious free-tuition proposal are quick to point out a sobering reality from their own meager finances: Free tuition doesn't mean free college. … Full Article

SUNY appoints new president for financially challenged Downstate Medical Center

The State University of New York (SUNY) board of trustees on Tuesday announced the appointment of Dr. Wayne J. Riley as president of financially troubled SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. … Full Article

NYU to invest more than $500M in Brooklyn on science, engineering, emerging media

NYU President Andrew Hamilton is scheduled to outline the university’s more than half-a-billion-dollar investment in Brooklyn over the next decade to expand and upgrade science, technology, engineering and emerging media disciplines at an Association for a Better New York breakfast tomorrow … Full Article

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