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Tags: Sport, Cycling, New York University

Millennials Prefer Yesterday's Hits Over Current Ones

While a lot of people complain about contemporary music as adults (preferring the music they grew up with) this theory of the case doesn't seem to apply to millennials, according to a new study, which reveals the demographic to overwhelmingly recognize music from the 1960s through to 2000, with a precipitous dip in recognizing anything released later. ___________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 You hear a lot of complaints about music today being too comput...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Streaming, Music Business, How I Listen, New York University, Bobby Owsinski

Realtors® Midyear Forecast: Home Sales Expected to be Stronger

Washington, D.C. – May 16, 2019 ( Continued economic expansion, rising home sales and an increase in wage growth that is on par with home price growth are some of the expectations for the second half of 2019, according to speakers at today’s residential real estate forum at the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors®, delivered his 2019 midyear forecast, which predicted changing future mig...
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, Washington, America, Radio, New York University, NAR, Hale, National Association of Realtors, Yun, Real Estate News, Lawrence Yun, Legislative Meetings Trade Expo, Danielle Hale, Stroebel, Residential Real Estate Economic Issues

Spence joins General Atlantic

Michael Spence, a renowned economist and Nobel Laureate, has joined General Atlantic as a special adviser. Dr. Spence, currently a professor of economics at New York University, is an expert in macro and micro economic growth. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that world-renowned economist and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence has joined the firm as a Special Advisor. A recognized expert in macro and micro economic growth, D...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, China, Singapore, Trends, People, Atlantic, Harvard University, Bill Ford, Bill, Oxford University, General Mills, General Atlantic, Stanford University, Princeton University, New York University

As more Californians borrow at triple-digit interest rates, will the state crack down on ‘predatory lending’?

By Ben Christopher, CALmatters Elishia Benson already knew the havoc a high-interest rate loan could wreak on a bank account. She had borrowed before, including from payday lenders, which legally can offer a maximum of only $255. But four years ago, she felt out of options. A self-described “autism” mom in Chula Vista, she didn’t have a job. What she did have: lots of debt, plus rent, car payments and utility bills. So she went online and found Wilshire Consumer Credit — a company willing to giv...
Tags: Business, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, California, Kaiser Permanente, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ford, Loans, Jackson, Oakland, San Diego County, East Bay

Study calls budding octopus farm industry unethical and unsustainable

A new study by an international group of scientists denounces the up-and-coming octopus farming industry as both detrimental to fragile marine ecosystems and unethical given their high intelligence. As countries like Japan announce they will start selling farmed octopus in 2020, researchers call on companies and governments to discontinue funding the new industry, claiming there is still an opportunity to prevent the same unethical and destructive mistakes that have already been made with land-...
Tags: Japan, Design, News, Environment, Sustainable Farming, Marine Conservation, Octopus, New York University, Aquaculture, Observer, Jacquet, Marine Ecosystems, Octopus Farm, Aquatic Species, Jennifer Jacquet

N.Y.U. Hires Law Firm to Investigate Behavior of Steinhardt, a Prominent Donor

A lawyer who helped lead an investigation into sexual abuse allegations against a U.S.A. Gymnastics team doctor will review whether Michael H. Steinhardt engaged in sexual harassment.
Tags: News, Philanthropy, Sexual Harassment, New York University, Nassar, Steinhardt, Anti-defamation League, Lawrence G (1963-, Michael H, U S A Gymnastics, Michael H Steinhardt

Dr. Arthur Zitrin, Bioethicist and Death Penalty Foe, Dies at 101

An authority on bioethics at New York University for decades, Dr. Zitrin sought to discipline physicians who assisted in executions by lethal injection.
Tags: News, Capital punishment, New York University, Arthur, Deaths (Obituaries, Zitrin, Arthur Zitrin Bioethicist

Study: teaching liberals about white privilege reveals "startling" blind spot

Psychologists looked at how liberals and conservatives viewed poor people after learning about "white privilege".Conservatives didn't show much sympathy for poor people regardless of race.Liberals seemed to blame poor white people for their problems. None Is there a blind spot in the sympathies of liberals? A recent study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, looked at what happened when "social liberals" were educated about "white privilege". While they did become more aware of ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Race, Economics, Poverty, Homelessness, Racism, United States, Innovation, New York University, Kevin, Cooley, Colgate University, Erin Cooley, William Cipolli III, Ryan F Lei

Mathematical framework explores how the brain keeps a beat

A new mathematical model demonstrates how neurons in the brain could work together to learn and keep a musical beat. The framework, developed by Amitabha Bose of New Jersey Institute of Technology and Aine Byrne and John Rinzel of New York University, is described in PLOS Computational Biology.
Tags: Science, New York University, Aine Byrne, John Rinzel

Here are the grantees of the Google AI Impact Challenge

As part of Google’s AI for Social Good program, we launched the Google AI Impact Challenge, based on our strong belief that emerging technologies will help us address big social, humanitarian and environmental problems. We were blown away by the number of thoughtful proposals we received: 2,602 applications from 119 countries, nearly two thirds of the world’s countries.Forty percent of the applications came from organizations with no previous experience with artificial intelligence, which is sti...
Tags: Google, Usa, UK, Indonesia, France, India, Africa, San Francisco, Uganda, Switzerland, Ai,, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, KAMPALA Uganda, Quill

How Cerberus Drove Remington Out Of Business

New York Times: By choosing to place Remington in a Southern state, Press was acknowledging how much the gun business had transformed. Historically, gun makers operated in the North, in New England’s “Gun Valley” or, like Remington, in upstate New York. Smith & Wesson and Colt were established in the 1850s by businessmen in Massachusetts and Connecticut, respectively. During the Civil War, arsenals in Massachusetts furnished huge quantities of firearms to the Union Army. But social mores had cha...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Montana, Massachusetts, Alabama, America, Georgia, First, Military, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times, Connecticut, Treasury, North, New England

Nearly Half of College Students Surveyed in a New Report Are Going Hungry (slashdot)

In the coming weeks, thousands of college students will walk across a stage and proudly accept their diplomas. Many of them will be hungry. From a report: A senior at Lehman College in the Bronx dreams of starting her day with breakfast. An undergraduate at New York University said he has been so delirious from hunger, he's caught himself walking down the street not realizing where he's going. A health sciences student at Stony Brook University on Long Island describes "poverty naps," where she ...
Tags: New York, News, Bronx, Long Island, New York University, Stony Brook University, City University of New York CUNY, Msmash, Lehman College

Nearly Half of College Students Surveyed in a New Report Are Going Hungry

In the coming weeks, thousands of college students will walk across a stage and proudly accept their diplomas. Many of them will be hungry. From a report: A senior at Lehman College in the Bronx dreams of starting her day with breakfast. An undergraduate at New York University said he has been so delirious from hunger, he's caught himself walking down the street not realizing where he's going. A health sciences student at Stony Brook University on Long Island describes "poverty naps," where she ...
Tags: New York, Tech, Bronx, Long Island, New York University, Stony Brook University, City University of New York CUNY, Lehman College

Sunday Routine: How the First Female Dean of N.Y.U.’s Engineering School Spends Her Sundays

Jelena Kovacevic is the first woman to serve as the head of the Tandon School of Engineering. On the weekends, you’ll find her running in Central Park and maybe getting a mani-pedi with her daughter.
Tags: News, Stem, Ny, Carnegie Mellon University, Central Park, New York University, Kovacevic, Jelena, Women and Girls, Tandon School of Engineering, Engineering and Engineers, Upper West Side (Manhattan, Jelena Kovacevic

Guaidó Calls For 2nd Day Of Protests In Venezuela

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Alejandro Velasco, associate professor of Latin American history at New York University, about what's happening.
Tags: News, Venezuela, New York University, Jeremy Hobson, Alejandro Velasco

'First On SoundCloud' Expands With Fan Created Content

Following the success of the “First On SoundCloud” campaigns in the U.S., U.K. and Germany, SoundCloud has announced phase two of its developing artists program. The campaign features fans and their emotional connections to the tracks and creators they discovered first on SoundCloud. Twenty creators will be featured across SoundCloud and social media through original audio and visual content created by SoundCloud listeners. Each week throughout Spring and early Summer, the fan-powe...
Tags: Music, Florida, London, Kim Kardashian, California, Germany, India, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, South Africa, Alicia Keys, Vogue, Venezuela, Michigan, Quinn

Mueller Report: Law Professor On Prosecuting An Obstruction Of Justice Case

NPR's Scott Simon asks New York University law professor Ryan Goodman why he thinks the redacted Mueller report points to collusion and what he feels the odds of an obstruction of justice case are.
Tags: News, Npr, New York University, Scott Simon, Mueller, Ryan Goodman

Scholar Predicts Government Reform Could Motivate 2020 Voters

New survey data suggest the presidential race outcome could turn on candidate plans for “rebuilding broken bureaucracy,” says New York University’s Paul Light.
Tags: Management, New York University

A New Way to Help Student Entrepreneurs Succeed: Learnings from the inaugural LaunchPad Lift Cohort, part of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars entrepreneurship program

LaunchPad Lift “was the most impactful incubator/entrepreneurship program I have participated in. The cohort not only connected me to experts in a wide range of fields (branding, fundraising, HR) but was incredibly personalized and practical. Every single meeting made a difference. The program provided structure for me to see the concrete steps I need to take in order to scale my business from a student venture to a successful startup.”  – Hailey Scofield, Combplex, Cornell University Student...
Tags: Startups, New York, Blackstone, TechStars, Accelerators, Launchpad, New York University, Ventures, Zach Nies, Barry McCann, Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Alyssa Petersel, LaunchPad Lift, Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars, Techstars Entrepreneur, Techstars Network Read

'Disastrous' lack of diversity in AI industry perpetuates bias, study finds

Report says an overwhelmingly white and male field has reached ‘a moment of reckoning’ over discriminatory systemsLack of diversity in the artificial intelligence field has reached “a moment of reckoning,” according to new findings published by a New York University research center. A “diversity disaster” has contributed to flawed systems that perpetuate gender and racial biases found the survey, published by the AI Now Institute, of more than 150 studies and reports.The AI field, which is overw...
Tags: Amazon, Gender, Technology, Race, Society, US news, Computing, Silicon Valley, New York University, Artificial intelligence (AI, AI Now Institute

Researchers Develop AI To Predict Hospital Readmission Rates From Clinical Notes

Researchers at New York University and Princeton have developed a framework that evaluates clinical notes and autonomously assigns a risk score indicating whether patients will be readmitted within 30 days. They claim that the code and model parameters, which are publicly available on Github, handily outperform baselines. VentureBeat reports: As the researchers point out in a preprint paper on, clinical notes use abbreviations and jargon, and they're often lengthy, which poses an AI sy...
Tags: Google, Tech, Princeton, VentureBeat, New York University

Chelsea Clinton confronted over tweet

During a New Zealand terror attack vigil, Chelsea Clinton was confronted by a New York University student about the way she had condemned recent comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
Tags: News, New Zealand, Stories, Chelsea Clinton, New York University, Ilhan Omar

Bacteria flip an electric switch to worsen food poisoning

Salmonella bacteria flip an electric switch as they hitch a ride inside immune cells, causing the cells to migrate out of the gut toward other parts of the body, according to a new study publishing on April 9 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Yaohui Sun and Alex Mogilner of New York University and colleagues.
Tags: New York University, PLOS Biology, Yaohui Sun, Alex Mogilner

Senator Klobuchar talking up "second step" criminal justice reforms with a focus on the clemency process

Senator Amy Klobuchar, who is running for President and who served as a local prosecutor for eight years, has this notable new commentary at CNN running under the headline "On criminal justice reform, it's time for a second step." Here are excerpts: Our criminal justice system is broken. Today we know that our country has more than 20% of the world's incarcerated people, even though we have less than 5% of the world's population.  And we know racial disparities at every level of our system have...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Congress, White House, Cnn, Amy Klobuchar, Department Of Justice, New York University, Prez Obama, Klobuchar, Hennepin County, University of St Thomas, Douglas A Berman, Mark Osler, Rachel E Barkow

April 5: Box Brown at Solid State Books Box Brown: Cannabis Friday, April 5, 2019 7:00 PM 8:00 PM In Conversation with Emily Dufton From the nineteen...
Tags: Facebook, Comics, Washington Post, Washington, America, United States, New York Times, Philadelphia, Npr, New York University, George Washington University, Brown, Mike Rhode, Takoma Park Maryland, Box Brown, Emily Dufton

"Shortly after Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union, in 1985, he released a banned film, Repentance, that explored the underlying institutional, ideological, and personal dynamics of Stalinism."

"The film set off a nationwide media trial and condemnation of that murderous era. Though Russiagate has generated in America some Soviet-like practices and ruined a number of lives and reputations, it is, of course, nothing even remotely comparable to the Soviet Stalinist experience. By comparison, therefore, some introspective repentance on the part of Russiagate perpetuators should not be too much to ask. But... there is unlikely to be much, if any. Too many personal and organizational intere...
Tags: Law, Putin, Washington Post, Russia, America, Journalism, Gorbachev, Ukraine, Cnn, New York Times, Nyt, Times, Mikhail Gorbachev, Stalin, Princeton University, New York University

The ‘godfathers of AI’ just won this year’s Turing Award

Facebook's director of artificial intelligence research is one of three AI leaders who've won this year's Turing Award, sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize of computing.This year's winners include Yann LeCun, a New York University professor who also works on AI at Facebook; Geoffrey Hinton, a University of Toronto computer science professor; and Yoshua Bengio, a computer scientist and professor at the University of Montreal. The award, announced by the Association of Computi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Alan Turing, Bell Labs, University of Toronto, New York University, University of Montreal, Hinton, Yann LeCun, Association of Computing Machinery, Yoshua Bengio, Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, Pancake