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Innovations in AI and Higher Education

April 12, 2024

From the future of higher education to regulating artificial intelligence (AI), Reid Hoffman and Nicholas Dirks had a wide-ranging discussion during the first installment of the Authors at the Academy series. Published April 12, 2024 By Nick Fetty It was nearly a full house when authors Nicholas Dirks and Reid Hoffman discussed their respective books during an event at The New York Academy of Sciences on March 27, 2024. Hoffman, who co-founded LinkedIn as well...

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Academy Staff Experience 2024 Eclipse

April 10, 2024

As a historic eclipse graced the skies above New York City and other parts of the country on April 8, 2024, staff members with The New York Academy of Sciences were not going to miss out on this rare opportunity. Below are submissions from a handful of Academy staff who documented this historic happening. Sanaz Masserat (center), Event Coordinator, views the eclipse near the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. She is flanked by Leo R....

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Yann LeCun Emphasizes the Promise AI

April 8, 2024

The renowned Chief AI Scientist of Meta, Yann LeCun, discussed everything from his foundational research in neural networks to his optimistic outlook on the future of AI technology at a sold-out Tata Series on AI & Society event with the Academy’s President & CEO Nick Dirks while highlighting the importance of the open-source model. Published April 8, 2024 By Nick Fetty Yann LeCun, a Turing Award winning computer scientist, had a wide-ranging discussion about artificial...

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Celebrating Girls and Women in Science in NYC and Beyond

February 10, 2024

The New York Academy of Sciences has been promoting women and girls in science since at least 1877. Those efforts continue today. Erminnie Smith As the world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, The New York Academy of Sciences is proud to reflect on its efforts of making the sciences more accessible for all. The Academy began admitting women as members in 1877, more than four decades before passage of...

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Academy President’s New Book Explores Contemporary Challenges in Higher Education

February 1, 2024

The book details Nicholas B. Dirks’ years in leadership roles at Columbia and Berkeley during an era of vast changes in the culture of academia. Published February 01, 2024 By Nick Fetty Nicholas B. Dirks, President and CEO of The New York Academy of Sciences, reflects on the challenges he encountered and the lessons he learned during his long career in university leadership, from being chair of the Anthropology department at Columbia, to his time...

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The Junior Academy of The New York Academy of Sciences Announced as Silver Anthem Winner in Education or Literacy Platform for the Third Annual Anthem Awards

January 30, 2024

New York, NY, January 30, 2024 – The New York Academy of Sciences announced today that its highly regarded Junior Academy has been named the Silver Anthem Winner in Education or Literacy Platform in the Third Annual Anthem Awards. Launched by The Webby Awards in 2021, the Anthem Awards honors mission-driven work of people, companies, and organizations worldwide. This year’s Anthem Award Winners were selected from a pool of over 2,000 submissions from 44 countries by the International...

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Prestigious Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK to bestow £480,000 to nine scientists across the UK

January 17, 2024

The 2024 Awards recognise scientific advances driven by researchers who have: Used new research in RNA structure to improve crop resilience Detected water and other life-signalling molecules from planets beyond the solar system Designed new enzymes never before seen in nature or a lab Encoded photons with information in new ways that enable the possibility for high-capacity quantum communication networks for the first time Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and the John Innes Centre in Norwich,...

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Takeda and The New York Academy of Sciences Announce 2024 Innovators in Science Award Winners

December 5, 2023

2024 Award Celebrates Outstanding Research in Cancer Immunology Winners Discovered Novel Connections Between the Immune System and Cancer Recipients Each Receive Unrestricted USD 200,000 Awards OSAKA, Japan, and CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, December 5, 2023 – Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) and The New York Academy of Sciences today announced the winners of the 2024 Innovators in Science Award for their excellence in, and commitment to, innovative science that has significantly advanced the field of research in cancer immunology. Each...

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The Junior Academy of The New York Academy of Sciences Honored as a Finalist in the Education, Art, & Culture category for the Third Annual Anthem Awards

December 5, 2023

New York, NY, December 5, 2023 – The New York Academy of Sciences announced today that its highly regarded Junior Academy has been named a Finalist in the Education, Art, & Culture category in the Third Annual Anthem Awards. The Anthem Awards, launched by The Webby Awards in 2021, honors the purpose and mission-driven work of people, companies, and organizations worldwide. “The New York Academy of Sciences is thrilled that our esteemed Junior Academy was...

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Prehistoric Sloth-Like Creatures May Have Roamed the US, said Academy President 200 Years Ago

November 28, 2023

An Annals article and lecture given by Samuel L. Mitchill in 1823 presented paleolithic research suggesting that the territory of the Megatherium americanum may have extended farther north than scientists had previously thought. Published November 28, 2023 By Nick Fetty An illustration of what the Megatherium americanum may have looked like.Image by Nobu Tamura. Licensed via CC BY-SA 4.0.No changes were made to the original work. Massive sloth-like creatures may have been roaming the land...

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February 17, 2024  · 
Functional diversity of snake locomotor behaviors: A review of the biological literature for bioinspiration
Contributors: Jessica L. Tingle| Kelsey L. Garner| Henry C. Astley|
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February 14, 2024  · 
A meta‐analytic review of the implementation characteristics in parenting interventions to promote early child development
Contributors: Marilyn N. Ahun| Nazia Binte Ali| Elizabeth Hentschel| Joshua Jeong| Emily Franchett| Aisha K. Yousafzai|
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February 06, 2024  · 
Iranian classical dance as a subject for empirical research: An elusive genre
Contributors: Julia F. Christensen| Shahrzad Khorsandi| Melanie Wald‐Fuhrmann|
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January 13, 2024  · 
Beta thalassemia: Looking to the future, addressing unmet needs and challenges
Contributors: Michael Angastiniotis|
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January 09, 2024  · 
Improving the education and wellbeing of student parents
Contributors: Lauren A. Tighe| Teresa Eckrich Sommer| Terri J. Sabol| P. Lindsay Chase‐Lansdale|
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October 19, 2023  · 
Shaping the development of complex social behavior
Contributors: James P. Curley| Frances A. Champagne|
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October 06, 2023  · 
Viruses as archaeological tools for uncovering ancient molecular relationships
Contributors: Ascensión Ariza‐Mateos| Carlos Briones| Celia Perales| María Teresa Bayo‐Jiménez| Esteban Domingo| Jordi Gómez|
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September 29, 2023  · 
Effect of an action‐research nutrition intervention on the Global Diet Quality Score of Colombian adolescents
Contributors: Sandra L. Restrepo‐Mesa| Nathalia Correa Guzmán| Víctor Calvo| María Cristina Giraldo Quijano| Carolina Hernández Álvarez| Gilles Bergeron|
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September 02, 2023  · 
Clostridium butyricum MIYAIRI 588 alleviates periodontal bone loss in mice with diabetes mellitus
Contributors: Yanan Zhang| Miao Lu| Yang Zhang| Xulei Yuan| Mengjiao Zhou| Xiaohui Xu| Tingwei Zhang| Jinlin Song|
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July 27, 2023  · 
Automated behavioral scoring: Do we even need humans?
Contributors: Will Kenkel|
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