From September 2015 through June 2016, we proudly celebrated NYU Steinhardt’s 125th anniversary.
In 1890, NYU became the first university in the country to create a school of pedagogy. For more than 125 years, our school has transformed education for social change. We have been a home to scholars in education, health, media, and the arts who influence research and policies around the globe. Our students bring their passions to the classroom and do good in the world. And our 75,000 alumni are improving lives and communities in the United States and abroad.
125th Anniversary Events
September 9, October 7 and 21, November 11, December 2, February 10 and 24, March 9, April 20, May 5 at 7 pm
Yearlong series of screenings, talks, and public discussions exploring critical thought and the moving image.
September 24, 2015 at 7pm
The first in a series on the brain and behavior. Join Marion Nestle, food policy expert and award-winning author of Food Politics, and other books, and one of the world’s most powerful foodies, for a lively conversation with a neuroscientist, an historian of taste, and a cultural sociologist.
October 1, 2015 at 8pm
Internationally renowned pianist and Sascha Gorodnitzki Chair in Piano Studies Eduardus Halim honors his teacher Vladimir Horowitz’s birthday and Steinhardt’s 125th anniversary with a solo recital, featuring Horowitz’s legendary Steinway.
Saturday, October 24, 2015, All Day
Join Dean Dominic Brewer, fellow alumni and friends, and current students and faculty for a festive look-back at the past 125 years. Participate in other special events hosted by Steinhardt faculty and administrators throughout the day.
November 10, 2015 at 6pm
Leading children’s advocate Hirokazu Yoshikawa and the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Education and Globalization shares his social justice perspective on immigration in his inaugural lecture as a University Professor.
Friday, November 20, 2015, All Day
Alumni, students, faculty, and friends are invited to this symposium on the impact of new technologies on the arts and artists.
Monday, November 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Join us for the New York premiere of journalist and author Michael Pollan's film In Defense of Food, followed by a panel discussion with Pollan, director Michael Schwarz, writer Ed Gray, and celebrated food and health advocate and NYU Steinhardt professor Marion Nestle. Professor Krishnendu Ray moderates.
November 23 - December 31, 2015
Site-specific installations in Kimmel Windows on LaGuardia Place by graduating seniors in the NYU Steinhardt program in studio art.
December 12, 2015 at 8pm
Celebrated conductor Ari Pelto returns for a 6th season to conduct the NYU Symphony at Loewe Theatre.
February 9, 2016 at 6 pm
The second in a series on the brain and behavior. Games designer Jan Plass talks with cognitive neuroscientist Daphne Bavelier about how video games affect the brain and whether they can be designed to enhance learning.
March 1, 2016 at 6 pm
The third in a series on the brain and behavior. Charlton McIlwain, a race and media scholar, moderates a conversation with a social neuroscientist, an award-winning journalist, a civil rights lawyer, and a biometrics pioneer about racial discrimination and equal justice in the US.
March 2, 2016 at 9 am
In this half-day symposium, Steinhardt professor James Fraser, an historian who studies teacher education in the US, leads a panel of international educators in a conversation about the crisis in teacher education around the world.
March 3, 2016
Alumni: Celebrate our anniversary with us over hors d'oeuvres, cake and drinks! And give a gift of any amount in honor of our birthday during NYU Giving Day -- our one-day-only collective movement to raise funds for scholarships.
March 3 - 6, 2015, at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm
Our Educational Theatre program presents an adaptation of one of the most exciting romances to hit the stage.
March 4, 2016 at 2 pm
This half-day symposium brings together educational specialists, journalists, and academics for a dialogue around the pedagogical, legal, and ethical repercussions of the use of new technologies in educational environments.
March 4, 2016 at 6 pm
In celebration of International Women's Day, join our Music Business program for a panel discussion about careers in the music industry.
March 4, 2016 at 7 pm
A feature-length documentary about women in India, in celebration of International Women's Day. Q&A with filmmaker and Carol Gilligan.
March 21, 2016 at 6 pm
The last in a series on the brain and behavior. Film composer/scholar Ron Sadoff talks with a psychologist, a neuroscientist, and a music theorist about music and emotions.
April 8, 2016 at 2 pm
Grand rounds panel members consist of representatives from various departments within Steinhardt who have a vested interest and experience in the area of autism.
April 15-17, 2016 at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Celebrate 80+ year of dance education and 10 years of study abroad in Uganda.
April 21-24, 2016
Celebrate 50 years of educational theatre through papers, presentations, performances, and workshops.
April 26, 2016 at 4 pm
Kwame Alexander opens the program, followed by a conversation among several noteworthy panelists illuminating the role of text in classroom literacy and English language arts instruction.
May 7, 2016 at 8 am
This one day inter-professional conference will cover current technology useful for professionals, researchers, developers, and consumers for the prevention, assessment and management of health.