Newswise — Twelve New York University professors and instructors have been awarded 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced this week. This year’s 178 recipients were chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants in the United States and Canada.

“These artists and writers, scholars and scientists represent the best of the best,” said Edward Hirsch, president of the foundation. “Since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has always bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue the tradition with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.”

This year’s NYU Guggenheim Fellows, nearly doubling last year’s total of seven, are: • Rania Attieh, an adjunct professor of film aesthetics at the Tisch School of the Arts• Annie Baker, an adjunct professor of dramatic writing at the Tisch School of the Arts• Kathy Butterly, an adjunct professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s Department of Art and Art Professions• Thomas Crow, the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts• Emily Fragos, a faculty member at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study• Sarah Kay, a professor in the Department of French• Rashaun Mitchell, an assistant arts professor at the Tisch School of the Arts’ Dance Department• Meghan O’Rourke, a faculty member in NYU’s Creative Writing Program• Ranya Rapp, a professor in the Department of Anthropology• Lynne Sachs, an adjunct professor at the Tisch School of the Arts’ Kanbar Institute of Film & Television• Daniel Stein, a professor in the Department of Physics and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences• Marco Williams, arts professor at the Tisch School of the Arts’ Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

EDITOR’S NOTE: Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the world’s foremost research universities and is a member of the selective Association of American Universities. NYU has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, and has eleven other global academic sites around the world. More NYU students study internationally than any other university, according to the Open Doors Report by the Institute of International Education, and NYU ranks third in the United States for the number of foreign students enrolled. Through its numerous schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts, music and studio arts, public administration, engineering, social work, cities, global public health, big data, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas.

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