2023-2024 Year in Review

May 21, 2024

The partnership, among other academic collaborations, was praised by President Biden and India’s Prime Minister Modi. NYU conducted a self-study as part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation process that takes place every eight years. (Here’s a pop quiz to see how much NYU students know about their university.) NYU announced a 10-Point Plan for Student Safety and Well-being in the wake of the events of October 7 affecting our community both near and far. 1 among New York City universities in annual research spending according to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) annual HERD survey.

September

The new Paulson Center Gym opened, welcoming NYU Athletics back to the corner of  Mercer and Bleecker for the first time since 2016. 

NYU and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur agreed to engage in joint research on critical areas (such as cybersecurity and AI), substantially expand doctoral exchange programs, and share teaching and research strategies. The partnership, among other academic collaborations, was praised by President Biden and India’s Prime Minister Modi.

NYU President Linda G. Mills and Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) President Kwang Hyung Lee launched the “Digital Vision Forum” to facilitate collaboration with leading thinkers on AI and digital governance from around the world.

NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts announced its new master’s program in Virtual Production, a one-year, intensive course of study that blends cutting edge technology, science, and creativity to advance the art of storytelling.

NYU conducted a self-study as part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education  accreditation process that takes place every eight years. (Here’s a pop quiz to see how much NYU students know about their university.) 

October

President Linda G. Mills marked her history-making inauguration as NYU’s 17th —and first woman—president by recounting key turning points of her life and envisioning the University advancing collaboratively “at the leading edge of possibility.”

NYU Libraries opened a low-sensory space on the first floor of Bobst Library, providing students who are neurodiverse with a dedicated room to support their academic success.

Lerrel Pinto, an assistant professor at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, was named a recipient of a 2023 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering—one of 20 scientific researchers awarded.

NYU established a Center for Indigenous Studies

Giorgio Ghiotto and Lyuwei Chen—2022 graduates of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s News Documentary program—won Student Academy Award medals from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

NYU announced a 10-Point Plan for Student Safety and Well-being in the wake of the events of October 7 affecting our community both near and far.

November

NYU was ranked no. 3 on the Princeton Review’s list of Top 50 Green Colleges in the United States for 2024. Among universities with 3,000 or more undergraduates, we were no. 1.

NYU's new African Grove Theatre hosted its inaugural production, The African Company Presents Richard III, Carlyle Brown’s play about the country's first Black theater that performed on the same block where its namesake theater now stands.

The Bronx VA joined NYU College of Dentistry’s Veterans Oral Care Access Resource, part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VETSmile program, bringing the university’s dentistry services for vets to all five boroughs.

President Linda G. Mills announced the establishment of the NYU Center for the Study of Antisemitism, which will bring together scholars and students from across diverse disciplines to examine both contemporary and historical manifestations of one of the world’s most enduring forms of hate.

Twenty-two NYU faculty members recognized as pioneers in their fields were named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers

Two recent NYU alumni were selected as U.S. Rhodes Scholars; read a Q&A with Tatyana Nieves Brown, a 2022 Abu Dhabi graduate, and Donovan Dixon, who graduated from the College of Arts and Science in 2023.

December

NYU announced the largest Early Decision I (EDI) applicant pool in its history, along with the introduction of “The NYU Promise,” an affordability/financial aid initiative that eliminates tuition for those whose families earn less than $100,000.

For the first time, NYU was ranked no. 1 among New York City universities in annual research spending according to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) annual HERD survey.

NYU undergraduates from all three degree-granting campuses—New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai—were selected as 2024-25 Schwarzman Scholars, an honor that will support master’s degree study in global affairs at Tsinghua University’s Schwarzman College in Beijing. 

NYUers spent time giving back to the city’s newest residents this year as students volunteered to help migrants with their asylum applications, NYU Dentistry's outreach programs brought dental care to migrant families, and Steinhardt’s art therapy program facilitated sessions for asylum-seeking parents and children living in emergency shelters.

Around our Campus: A Week of Connection, Care, and Community featured more than 50 events including pet therapy, food and drink pop-ups, meditations, and more. 

The source of this news is from New York University

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