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Nicholas Foley
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Huzzah for Asimov!
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My first instinct on seeing the list of NPR's 100 top Sci-Fi and fantasy books was to waste two days and write a lengthy criticism on what was omitted. Then I realized that would be stupid since I've only read about half the titles. So I'll keep it short and sweet:
A flow chart without recurrence? Lame!
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My first criticism is that I Am Legend is about vampires not zombies.
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I've been lucky enough to accumulate a long list of teachers who have profoundly enhanced the way I think. Mr. Geller was one of them -- not because I found his class hard (indeed, some parts of it were plain annoying, like insisting on timely homework from a person who had a 98 test average) -- but because he expected every student to learn up to their potential.
"Math is No. 1,'' Richard Geller, a math teacher at Stuyvesant High School, used to shout out to his students during class. On Wednesday the students wrote the phrase everywhere after they learned tha...
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A chart that needs little explanation..
In 2010, the average salary in the securities industry in New York City was five and a half times the average salary in the rest of the private sector in the city. In 1981, the ratio was two to one.
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Steve Jobs was one of the rare people I never met who affected my life in both a profound and easily recognizable way. Stephen Fry provides best summary of Jobs' professional legacy I've heard (yet).
The actor says the outgoing Apple boss knows how to make technology evoke the right emotions.
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Education
  • BU
    Cognitive and Neural Systems, 2005 - 2011
  • Michigan
    Mathematics and History, 1999 - 2004
  • Stuyvesant
    1995 - 1999
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Nico Foley
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employment
  • Columbia University
    Post-doc, 2011 - present
  • BU
    Grad Student, 2005 - 2011
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New York, NY
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Boston, MA - Ann Arbor, MI - Norwich, VT