Provost Joy Connolly has published a Village Voice op-ed on the critical importance of the National Endowments for the Arts (NEA) and for the Humanities (NEH), which were eliminated in the Trump administration’s proposed budget. Read more
A working paper by doctoral student Jessica Peck (Economics) suggests that the arrival in New York City of digital app-based car services like Uber led to a significant decrease in drunk-driving related car accidents.
Gornick and Danziger discuss the possible motivations behind Trump’s budget plans and how federal cuts will impact states and cities.
Could we have predicted the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Naming patterns may suggest as much, says Professor Stefano Ghirlanda (GC/Brooklyn, Psychology/Biology). Read more
In a recent BOMB Magazine feature, Professor Ammiel Alcalay (GC/Queens, English) reviews two new books that, in his words, give us a “fuller picture of the enormity” of Jack Kerouac’s literary achievement, which until now has been largely “misunderstood, denigrated, and distorted.” Read more
The GC today launched its first podcast series, "Academically Speaking," which will take a close look at what nearly every Ph.D. student sees as their biggest challenge: the dissertation. Read more
For a story on the neuroscience behind the Internet phenomenon ASMR, Smithsonian.com consulted Presidential Professor Tony Ro (Psychology/Biology), an expert on sensory processing and synesthesia. Read more
Distinguished Professor Cathy Davidson (English) argues against the Trump administration’s effective elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities in a new Inside Higher Ed op-ed. Read more
Ph.D. student Julie Hecht (Psychology), who writes the “Dog Spies” blog for ScientificAmerican.com, published an essay on recent scientific findings about the function of dogs’ sleep.
What did Neanderthals eat? DNA evidence from the plaque in their teeth is offering new and enlightening clues, according to Assistant Professor William Harcourt-Smith (GC/Lehman, Anthropology). Read more