Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A New Way to Relieve Stress

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Everyone handles stress differently. Whether you eat, exercise, read, or watch your favorite movie we all have activities that work for us. But how many of you ever relieved stress in college by playing with a dog? This is just what Tufts University is doing for stressed-out students. NYU alumnus Michael Bliss who is currently resident director at Tufts came up with the idea of bringing dogs for stressed-out students to play with after participating in a similar program at New York University.

To read the recent article about this form of dog therapy, please click here.

A New Way to Relieve Stress

dog.jpg

Everyone handles stress differently. Whether you eat, exercise, read, or watch your favorite movie we all have activities that work for us. But how many of you ever relieved stress in college by playing with a dog? This is just what Tufts University is doing for stressed-out students. NYU alumnus Michael Bliss who is currently resident director at Tufts came up with the idea of bringing dogs for stressed-out students to play with after participating in a similar program at New York University.

To read the recent article about this form of dog therapy, please click here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hispanic Media and Marketing Star Lucia Ballas-Traynor

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In July of 2008, Lucia Ballas-Traynor (Washington Square College) was named publisher of People en Español. She was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager of MTV Tr3s; she helped re-brand the network (formerly called MTV Español) and established it as the most widely-distributed TV network dedicated to serving bicultural Latino youth. In 1999, she was named general manager of Galavisión, the cable television network owned by Univisión. She grew the network's coveted 18-34 year old demographic and nearly doubled the distribution, making it one of the most popular Hispanic networks in the United States for teens and young adults. She has been widely credited for helping to establish the Spanish TV network and placing it on the cable TV landscape. Ms. Ballas-Traynor has been named a "Media All Star" by Adweek's Marketing Y Medios, one of The Hollywood Reporter's "Latino Power 50," and a top "Women in Music" by Billboard magazine, among other accolades. She is a member of the Hispanic Initiative Advisory Council at Junior Achievement of New York, Inc.

Ballas-Traynor is a graduate of New York University and joins an impressive list of Arts and Science alumni currently working in publishing/marketing.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

NYU Creative Writing Program Reading Series Podcast

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If you're looking for great events to attend on campus, be sure not to miss the NYU Creative Writing Program's Reading Series. These events bring some great writers to campus for evenings filled with reading and discussion. Good news too for those of you who are reading this and are not in New York City. You can experience these events online by listening to the Reading Series Podcast. Please click here for a lineup of upcoming events. If you'd like to listen to past events please click here for a list of available podcasts.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Clay Shirky to Become Professor at Carter Journalism Institute

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Clay Shirky, who is a leading authority in Internet technologies and their effects will join New York University as a full-time faculty member. Shirky is currently an associate teacher at Tisch's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at the Tisch School. In his full-time position, Shirky will be teaching at both Tisch and at the Carter Journalism Institute. Shirky will hold the title Distinguished Writer in Residence and will teach in both the Studio 20 graduate concentration and the Media Criticism course sequence for undergraduates. For more information please click here.

Friday, December 3, 2010

NYU Chemistry Professor Explains NASA's Discovery of New Life-Form

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According to the NASA website, "Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake is California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic." This discovery has raised questions about what this microorganism means for extraterrestrial life. To shed some light on this find, Salon.com interviewed NYU Chemistry professor, Robert Shapiro. Shapiro is very interested in life's origins on earth and its potential existence in outer space. Click here to continue to the interview.