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Education Week Highlights Study by Institute for Education & Social PolicyOn May 11th, Education Week ran a story entitled "Urban Districts Create 'Subsets' of Schools: In Effort to Raise Scores: Select Groups Receive Attention, Resources" that prominently featured results from a study produced by the Institute for Education & Social Policy.
NYU Wagner Professor de Cerreño to Present on a Panel for the Federal Highway AdministrationOn May 18, 2005, Allison L. C. de Cerre�o, Ph.D., Co-Director of the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management will be presenting on a panel for the Federal Highway Administration�s online Talking Freight Seminar Series.
The Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems Selected for Research Team Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityNYU Wagner's The Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems was selected as part of a research team to study "Empirically Based Analysis of Supervisory Control and Data Aquistion (SCADA) Systems and Critical Infrastructures", sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness/Office of Justice Programs through I3P at Dartmouth College.
NYU Wagner Faculty Make Presentations at Annual American Educational Research ConferenceSeveral NYU Wagner faculty members affiliated with the Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP) made presentations at this year's annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, an international professional organization that seeks to advance educational research and its practical application. This year's conference was held in Montreal, Canada from April 11-15.
Conference: Planning and Design with Communities in MindOn Wednesday, April 20, 2005, the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management is co-sponsoring the conference, �Planning and Design with Communities in Mind: Context Sensitive Solutions in Our Region,� with the University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC). Co-hosts include the American Institute of Architects, NY Chapter (AIA), American Planning Association, NY Metro Chapter (APA), Regional Plan Association (RPA), and the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College. The Keynote speaker will be Honorable Tom Suozzi, Nassau County Executive. In addition to our featured speaker, panel sessions comprised of key decision makers will enable and encourage dialogue between presenters and the audience. Registration is available online at wagner.nyu.edu/events/; or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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NYU Study Concludes Proposed State Roadway Budget Is Inadequate for Downstate AreaThe 2005-2010 capital budget currently being proposed for New York State�s roadways and bridges has set aside insufficient funds to meet the needs of downstate New York � New York City and nine nearby counties � and will lead to deterioration of roadways and bridges, according to a new study by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. This approach will lead to far higher costs in the long-run to conduct major repairs or replacements of under-maintained infrastructure, with attendant delays, congestion, and impacts on the city�s economy.
Furman Center Releases "Reducing the Cost of New Housing Construction in New York City: 2005 Update"The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy releases Reducing the Cost of New Housing Construction in New York City: 2005 Update. This report contains the results of an investigation into two related questions: (1) to what extent does the cost of building housing in New York City exceed the cost of construction in other large American cities and (2) what steps can government and the private sector take to reduce the cost of housing development.
Ending the Invisibility of Women of ColorThe Women of Color Policy Network, at New York University�s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, will honor Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields and the Ford Foundation�s Barbara Phillips, as part of its five-year anniversary celebration.
Wagner Professors Comment on Housing and Education in The New York TimesWagner professors Ingrid Ellen and Amy Ellen Schwartz were quoted in the Dec. 15 edition of The New York Times for an article on education and affordable housing in New York City.
NKI Researcher awarded $1.6 million grant to study visual processing deficits in schizophreniaPamela Butler, Ph.D., a research scientist at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI), has been awarded a 5-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to examine the fundamental visual processing deficits that may underlie the higher-level sensory and cognitive dysfunction that is often associated with schizophrenia.
Rudin Center Studies Port Authority of New York and New Jerseys Value Pricing InitiativeWagner�s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management is documenting the decision-making process leading up to and immediately following the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey�s implementation of value pricing, so as to derive lessons learned that could be utilized when implementing similar programs elsewhere. This research is part of a larger project assessing the efficacy of value pricing and changes in the toll schedule on Port Authority facilities.