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Cool Course Dispatch: Introduction to Judaism [Video]

"Introduction to Judaism" addresses the questions of "what do Jews believe?" and "what do Jews do?" The course introduces students to the Jewish people’s historical narrative and the beliefs and practices of the Jewish religion. In one recent class session, students attended a virtual tour of the Lower East Side focused on the connections between love, matchmaking, and the synagogue on Eldridge Street.

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Vaccination Information for the NYU Community: Public Health Benefits [Video]

On Friday, July 30, Dr. Carlo Ciotoli, Associate Vice President, NYU Student Health – GNU; Executive Director, Student Health Center, and Dr. Aisha Langford, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone, shared the latest data and answered questions about COVID-19 vaccines and the Delta variant.

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Proof of Vaccination: Thank you! #StickItToCOVID [Video]

We’re so grateful to the tens of thousands of NYUers—including the student leaders and athletes in this video—who have uploaded their proof of Covid-19 vaccination so that we can keep each other safe this fall. If you haven’t uploaded yet, do it ASAP at: https://www.nyu.edu/life/safety-health-wellness/coronavirus-information/safety-and-health/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-questions-and-support/proof-of-vaccination-upload-instructions.html

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MAP for College, Success Strategy, 529 Plans and Saving for College [Video]

We discuss the importance of 529 Educational Savings Plans for families, and the long-range benefits that such savings plans may contribute toward one’s future educational goals.

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MAP for College, Success Strategy, Admissions Rates, Admissions Yield [Video]

We discuss admissions rates and yield rates, and the importance of understanding these statistics when considering your college application options.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Gen-Z Slang But Were Afraid to Ask [Video]

We asked two #NYU2021 grads and students of linguistics to explain Gen-Z slang to us, and they only made fun of us a little. Topics addressed: 😂 vs. 😭, African American Vernacular English and cultural appropriation, how not to text like a piano teacher, and more.

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NYU Brainiacs Episode 6: Defending Defenders, Boosting Ideas, and Blocking Hackers [Video]

In this episode of NYU Brainiacs, you’ll learn about the “voice cultivation process” and how coworkers can help each other speak up, be heard, and give their ideas a chance to thrive. You’ll also discover how NYU Law students are defending the advocates who fight for immigrants’ rights and bringing their stories to life through an interactive map. And did you know that hackers can gain access to your car’s computer?! Well, rest assured because Tandon researchers are now fighting these cybercriminals with new open source software.The Brainiacs series captures the energy and creativity of research happening across NYU’s campuses in New York City, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, and beyond. Join host Sapna Parikh as she guides viewers through stories of impact and ingenuity, bringing the scientific process and new discoveries to life. View all episodes in the Brainiacs series.

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NYU’s 3rd Annual Pride Reception—Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the LGBTQ+ Center [Video]

As a part of NYU Pride Week 2021, Campus Services presents its third annual Pride Reception! This year, our virtual Pride Reception will include a montage from previous NYC Pride Marchs and interviews with alumni, student leaders, and current and former LGBTQ+ Center staff as we proudly celebrate the NYU LGBTQ+ Center as they reach their 25-year milestone.

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Social Media Use Driven by Search for Reward, Akin to Animals Seeking Food, New Study Shows [Video]

Our use of social media, specifically our efforts to maximize “likes,” follows a pattern of “reward learning,” concludes a new study by an international team of scientists. “These results establish that social media engagement follows basic, cross-species principles of reward learning,” explains David Amodio, a professor at New York University and the University of Amsterdam and one of the paper’s authors.