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#NYUPoly Opens Video Game Institute in Brooklyn

#NYUPoly Opens Video Game Institute in Brooklyn

New York University's Polytechnical Institute announced plans to launch an interdisciplinary center for the creation of video games in downtown Brooklyn. The 40,000-square-foot center, Media and Games Network, will launch in the fall and will host programs from a master's degree in game design to a [Full Story…]

#NYUPoly Scientist Receives Google Grant for Social Network Research

#NYUPoly Scientist Receives Google Grant for Social Network Research

An assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University has received the Google Focused Research Award to support his research on social networks. Oded Nov, in collaboration with Mor Naaman from Rutgers, will be using psychology and sociology to look at the ways in which user [Full Story…]

#NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress Director Wants to Create SimCity

#NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress Director Wants to Create SimCity

In the last few weeks, New York University's Center for Urban Science and Progress has been working to promote science in the city with its first project proposal to the National Science Foundation. The initiative is run by Steven Koonin, a Brooklyn native and former Department of Energy employee [Full Story…]

First Round Capital to Fund $500K to NYC University Startups

First Round Capital to Fund $500K to NYC University Startups

Students in NYC will now have access to a $500,000 fund put into place by First Round Capital. The initiative, The Dorm Room Fund, was begun in Philadelphia and last year invested in student-run start ups at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel. NY-based Partner Phin Barnes, said that the idea [Full Story…]

#NYCDigital Officer Rachel Haot Discusses City Tech Initiatives with #NYU

#NYCDigital Officer Rachel Haot Discusses City Tech Initiatives with #NYU

    Only days ago Mayor Bloomberg announced the  launch of "We are Made in NY" and reaffirmed his passion for helping the emerging tech scene in NY. The office behind these initiatives is NYC Digital and the woman behind that office is Rachel Haot, Chief Digital [Full Story…]

#NYU Launches Data Science and Statistics Initiative

#NYU Launches Data Science and Statistics Initiative

As part of an effort to drive breakthrough research, New York University has launched a data science and statistics initiative. Their website says that the U.S. will need from 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytic skills and up to 1.5 million for what they call "big data" jobs. The University-Wide [Full Story…]

NY: Reaping the Rewards of Higher #STEM Education

NY: Reaping the Rewards of Higher #STEM Education

Mayor Michael Bloomberg knows how to leverage an investment. Even though Cornell won NY’s $100 million competition for a state-of-the art tech school, other institutions of higher learning are also reaping rewards. The New York Daily News reports that NYU, the Genome Center, the Institute for Data [Full Story…]

#NYU Students Create Email Replyallcalypse

#NYU Students Create Email Replyallcalypse

What happens when you accidentally hit "Reply All?" NYU sophomore Max Wiseltier quickly found out when he "replied all" to an email sent to 40,000 NYU students. The email requested students sign up for 1098-T paperless tuition forms. According to BuzzFeed, Wiseltier asked his mother for advice, but [Full Story…]

#ColumbiaUniversity Study: #Journalists Still Needed in #News

#ColumbiaUniversity Study: #Journalists Still Needed in #News

A major study released by Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism concluded that computer generated articles, crowdsourcing and bloggers are not expected to replace professional journalists. The report, titled "Post-Industrial Journalism," said that the technological information boom [Full Story…]

#NYU Founders Showcase Features Six New Startups

#NYU Founders Showcase Features Six New Startups

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Association and the NYU Entrepreneurs Network are hosting a founders showcase. Three startups from NYU-Poly incubators and three student startups will pitch to a panel of experts and venture capitalists. Judges include Peter Flint, General Partner at Polaris [Full Story…]

Apps Changing Technology, Economy and Diapers

Apps Changing Technology, Economy and Diapers

Illustrating the pervasiveness of apps, John Bringardner said when his wife was in labor, they both spent a lot of time on their phones. She was using Full Term, an app that measures contractions, while he was reading books on his Kindle app. Now his wife uses Total Baby to track feedings, diaper [Full Story…]

#NYU Alums Raised $1.2B in Funding for Startups

#NYU Alums Raised $1.2B in Funding for Startups

According to CB Insights, startups founded by New York University alumni raised $1.2 billion during the past five years. The University Entrepreneurship Reports revealed that the most of the funding went to Internet companies. Of these, 95 percent are still in business and 70 percent conduct [Full Story…]

NY Church Holds Tech Seminars for Elderly

NY Church Holds Tech Seminars for Elderly

Every month the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich Village hosts a seminar for teaching elderly people about technology. Many older people have been left behind in the technological age, according to The New York Times, and see classes like this as a way to improve their knowledge. Many of the [Full Story…]

NY’s $80M Student Database Rarely Used by Educators

NY's $80M Student Database Rarely Used by Educators

Educators use an $80 million student database less than one hour a year, according to a new study by New York University. About 69 percent of teachers used the Achievement Reporting and Innovation System. More than one third of the users spent roughly 44 minutes with ARIS, while some only used it [Full Story…]

NYU Ranked Tops in Internet Piracy

NYU Ranked Tops in Internet Piracy

Torrent Freak released a list of BitTorrent usage at universities, and NYU came in at second place. Despite most universities' anti-piracy policies, college students still participate in illicit file-sharing on their school networks. NYU totaled at about 986 hits behind Rutgers, in first place, with [Full Story…]