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If you are a Music & Audio Research Lab (MARL) member, you are part of an unusually active and diverse research culture. We have well-equipped laboratories, and we promote “open door” relationships between MARL members. In other words, although students/postdocs typically have a primary home in one professor’s laboratory, we encourage everybody to work in or collaborate with other laboratories to promote breadth of training in a variety of methodological approaches and research areas. Our goal is to prepare students to be highly competitive in the job market for the type of careers they seek, and we are proud of the steady success of our students in obtaining academic positions at top research universities and teaching colleges as well as industrial research positions.

MARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that it is imperative to provide fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all. Not only does catalyzing the power of diversity enrich all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, define and deliver solutions, but it is also necessary for building a comprehensive understanding of human behavior and is simply a matter of social justice. As such, we actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by structural inequality and institutional discrimination. 

Members of MARL are expected to be respectful with one another and to help each other out. Any kind of harassment or impolite behavior will not be tolerated. Members are expected to always be polite and to act with integrity towards colleagues and fellow members.  Academia is a hard place. Be nice to each other! 

Students with concerns about equity, diversity, or inclusion are encouraged to seek out support through NYU’s policy and contacts on the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment page

Academic life can be stressful. It is important that we all prioritize our health and well-being over work; without physical and mental health, it is impossible to perform well in academia. Hence, we all should make sure to take an active role in prioritizing our own health and well-being and also to ensure that we are all informed about the resources available. Should anybody need support, they are encouraged to take advantage of the wellness resources that NYU offers.  The NYU Counseling Services office is also available. and NYU offers students short-term individual counseling, group counseling, self-improvement classes, referrals, and psychiatric medication services. All services except psychiatric medication services are free of charge. In addition to scheduling same-day appointments, students can speak with a mental or medical health professional 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the Wellness Exchange at (212) 443-9999.