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Steinhardt Global Programs Launches New Website
Steinhardt Global Programs has launched a new website designed to feature and serve the school’s various constituencies. Separate tabs for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and professionals help users explore international opportunities and learn more about Steinhardt’s robust collaborations with NYU academic centers and other institutions abroad.
We hope to develop the website with even more content from you, our students and faculty. Do you have photos, videos, or stories from your study abroad experience? Are you conducting research with an international component? Please share your stories with us for inclusion on our web site and in a future newsletter.
GIFTED Women to Visit NYU
Ghanaian Institute for the Future of Teaching and Education (GIFTED) Women’s Fellowship Program is part of the larger “Ghana Wins! Project,” is a professional development program that aims to build capacity in women leaders in education. GIFTED began in June 2013 and is a partnership between New York University (NYU), Mujeres por Africa, and the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), sponsored by Banco Santander. Under the direction of principal investigator, Professor Kristie Koenig (pictured, left), chair of the department of Occupational Therapy, 12 Ghanaian women are participating in the first of three cohorts. Under the direction of these women, who are instituting data-driven educational programs in their local schools and communities, 203 children are actively engaged and benefitting from the projects. In June 2014, the “golden dozen” women of the first cohort will come to NYU in New York for a week-long culminating workshop with NYU faculty. Read more about the program here.
New York City Teachers Awarded Travel Fellowship
Twelve New York City public school teachers, representing four city boroughs and more than 100 collective years of teaching experience have been named recipients of the Brooke Astor International Travel Fellowship. The group, led by Dr. Pamela Fraser-Abder (pictured, right), Professor of Science Education at NYU Steinhardt, will travel to Shanghai and Beijing from July 26 to August 5, 2014 to explore “Science Education Beyond Borders.”
The group of twelve was selected from more than 200 applications. Each application was scored by a review committee, and 24 finalists were invited to NYU Steinhardt in mid-February for a group interview. Meet this year’s fellows by reading their biographies here.
Global Executive Education in Visual Arts Management
For the next generation of leaders in the global visual arts field, our new executive program, International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management, puts them on the lightning-track. Sixteen arts management professionals from across the globe completed three intensive, week-long modules in Bilbao, New York City and Abu Dhabi to accelerate their mastery of arts management business practices and global trends in the field. The group conducted site visits to local museums in each city and met with curators, scholars and faculty to gain a comprehensive understanding of the arts management field worldwide. Carlo Lamagna, Senior Faculty in Visual Arts Management at Steinhardt serves as the academic director of this exciting new program with brings together the strengths of three great institutions: NYU Steinhardt, Deusto University, and The Guggenheim Museum Foundation.
NYU Paris to be added as new Music study abroad site
Undergraduate students in Music and Performing Arts Professions will have a new option for a music-rich study abroad experience as we add courses at NYU Paris during the 2015-16 academic year. These offerings will add to the world-class music courses currently offered at NYU Prague. Initial offerings in Paris will focus on music composition, music technology and Jazz, with options for private lessons, ensembles, theory and music history, whereas offerings at NYU Prague will continue to focus on classical instrumental performance, jazz, music business, and music internships. Over time, the offerings may expand to include other music areas as well. Ronald H. Sadoff, Director of NYU Steinhardt's Music Department notes, "Paris is the nexus for music composition in Europe. From new music, to jazz, to music for cinema, our students will expand their creative palette by drawing from the world's two creative epicenters: New York City and Paris." Music Associate Professor Agnieszka Roginska added that “having a study abroad site in Paris for Steinhardt's Music Technology program is a natural academic relationship. Students will augment their education in one of the most important sound and electronic music capitals in the world.” For more information on current offerings at NYU Prague, visit ourmusic study abroad web pages.
MCC Innovates in Study Abroad
Five MCC students traveled to Abu Dhabi during January 2014 for the culminating course in the Global Media Scholars Program (GMSP). Taught by Professor Radha Hegde (pictured, , the course was an opportunity for students to think about globalization from a different perspective, to ask questions and test the limits of theories. Through fieldwork in and around Abu Dhabi, site visits to media centers in Dubai, and dialogues with media producers, museum curators, local scholars and artists, the seminar examined how the global city, media flows and mobile populations shape one another. “It was a shared learning experience that stretched our cultural and intellectual horizons,” said Professor Hegde.
The Global Media Scholars Program is open to exceptional undergraduate students from Media, Culture and Communications who study away for two semesters at select NYU academic centers. For additional information please visit the program webpage.
Future teachers on site in schools in London and Accra
This spring semester, 2014, we added a new, experiential learning opportunity for undergraduate students in the Teaching and Learning department. Based on a successful offering in London that we introduced last year, we worked with the NYU Global Academic Center in Accra, Ghana, to offer a required course, Human Development, to students who will be future teachers. The course includes a required observation component, and in Accra, as in London, students fulfill this requirement at local schools. Depending on the student’s future area of teaching--early childhood, childhood or adolescence--they observe children in early elementary grades, upper elementary, or middle school. The learning experience is transformative, according to Robbie Powers, academic advisor in Teaching and Learning. "Through direct experience in schools in Ghana and the UK, our students gain a global perspective towards education that can be applied to their roles as students, educators, and leaders."
Global Programs Website Highlights Faculty Resources
In an effort to help faculty leverage global opportunities and resources, Zack Klim, Director of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs, presented at the Faculty Affairs First Fridays session on March 7. Klim elaborated on Steinhardt’s Academic Partnerships and Affiliations at NYU Global Academic Centers, instructional opportunities abroad and funding resources for international research and programming. Many of topics discussed are highlighted in the Faculty tab of the newly-designed Steinhardt Global Programs website.
Faculty are encouraged to visit the new website and engage with colleagues participating in various Global Advisory Committees to learn more about Steinhardt Global Programs and faculty engagement in the school’s internationalization efforts. If your instructional or research activities include an international component that you would like us to be aware of or if you’d like discuss global opportunities with global programs staff, please share details here or reach out to us at email@example.com.
Aly Keves Joins Steinhardt as Events Manager
As the 2013-2014 academic year winds down, we begin to look forward to Fall 2014. Faculty and staff thinking about hosting events, are invited to reach out to Aly Keves (pictured, right), Steinhardt’s Events Manager for support. Since starting at NYU this fall, Aly has guided many departments in the planning and execution of lectures, conferences and receptions. She is also responsible for the scheduling of lounges in Pless and Kimball. Aly can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please visit theSteinhardt events webpage for more information about upcoming events and event planning resources.
Global Integration Fund Brings the World to Washington Square
Funding is available from the Steinhardt Office of Global Programs to support innovative, cross-disciplinary speaker series, scholarly symposia, or other events taking place on the Washington Square campus that enrich the School's global engagement through presentations directed at the broad university community as well as the public beyond the university. Learn more and submit a proposal.
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Summer Study Abroad Opportunities Still Available
Steinhardt offer 20 short-term study abroad programs in 13 different countries. Participants earn 3-6 credits while studying in depth with NYU faculty. Limited space remains in some programs. Interested students should visit our undergraduate and graduate program pages to apply now.
International Education Week Coincides with Double #1 for NYU
The Institute for International Education’s 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchangereleased earlier this week identified NYU as #1 in both sending students abroad and enrolling international students. This is the first time NYU has led in both categories.
This news coincided with NYU’s annual International Education Week, showcasing some of the dynamicglobal connections that faculty and students have made. Join us in congratulating Steinhardt students Ahmed Alif and Jazmine Russell for their participation in the NYU Global Engagement Symposium. Alif shares his research examining the psychological states of undocumented immigrants in the New York metropolitan area and how these mental states correlate to tax contributions. Russell shares her qualitative research and social art project made a series of interviews with Moroccan nationals exploring beliefs on existence, truth, subjectivity, ambiguity, freedom, and culture.
Astor Fellows: From Shanghai to Buenos Aires
The inaugural group of Brooke Astor International Travel Fellows (pictured, left) presented their research findings to the Steinhardt community, teacher colleagues, and the public at a symposium held on September 13. Presenters discussed their experiences in the Science Education Beyond Borders program, in which a select group of NYC teachers traveled to Shanghai and Beijing with Pamela Fraser-Abder, Professor of Science Education. Presentation topics included a cross-cultural comparison of teacher professional development practices in the US and China, access to education based on student ability and geographic location, and family expectations for educational achievement. The symposium garnered significant press attention from China Daily USA and the Xinhua NewsAgency outlets.
A competitive application process is currently underway to select the second cohort of Astor International Travel Fellows. The theme of the program this year is Special Education Beyond Borders and the group will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina under the leadership of Dr. Mark Alter, Professor of Educational Psychology at NYU Steinhardt. Visit our program page to learn more.
New Global Master’s Degree Sequences Added
Graduate programs in Educational Theatre, Food Studies, International Education, Music Businessand Sociology of Education now include optional global study sequences to help students identify which study abroad programs best suit their needs and when to take them. These documents are posted on program websites in addition to existing course of study examples. Global sequences demonstrate the alignment between our study abroad options and the curriculum and help students build globalexperiences into their academic plan.
Each year more than 450 students participate in Steinhardt’s portfolio of 30+ short-term study abroad programs. These courses are interdisciplinary in focus and invite participation from students across the university to study in locations around the globe. Greater integration of study abroad programs into the curriculum infuses international experiential learning into the curriculum and in some cases accelerates degree completion. Global sequences are now in development in several other Master’s degree programs.
New Study Abroad Course Launches: Music Business in Brazil
Sam Howard-Spink, Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Business, will lead the first-time offering of the Emerging Models and Markets for Musiccourse in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in January 2015. The program has had a wonderful response and over 30 students will be accompanying Professor Howard-Spink to Brazil.
The group will spend two weeks becoming acquainted with existing and emerging business models around music in major developing countries, and will immerse themselves in Brazilian culture. "We're very excited to be able to offer this study abroad course in Rio de Janeiro for the first time. It will provide graduate students with valuable insights into one of the world's most important emerging markets, as well as a greater understanding of the global flows and economies of music. We're especially pleased to be working with Rio's prestigious Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) Business and Law School,” said Professor Howard-Spink.
In addition to class discussions, students will engage with local students, attend performances, and experience samba, examining all that Rio has to offer as a global hub of the music industry.
Global Integration Fund Supports “Un-Glitz” and “City Food” Events
Steinhardt’s Global Integration Fund supports inter-disciplinary events that bring the world to Washington Square. Over the past few months, the Global Integration Fund has supported two exciting events that fulfill that mission.
Un-glitz: Art Activism and Global Cities, was part of the 2014 NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange Symposium. Student and faculty participants discussed visual cultures, art history, anthropology, archives, digital humanities, collections and museum studies, and urban/environmental studies. The event included a public dialogue featuring NYU Steinhardt faculty Dipti Desai, Associate Professor of Art and Art Education, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, as well as scholars and artist from Hong Kong and mainland China.
The City Food: Lessons from People on the Move workshop brought together historians, sociologists, advocates, media analysts, curators, cultural theorists of globalization and geographers to generate inter-disciplinary knowledge, methodological innovations and public policy outcomes on migration and urban foodways. Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies hosted this event in collaboration with the University of Toronto, SouthAsia@NYU, NYU Steinhardt Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, and NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture & Communications, and the UTSC Culinaria Research Centre. Krishnendu Ray, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies developed this conference with the support of Arvind Rajagopal, Professor of Media, Culture and Communications and Arjun Appadurai, Paulette Goddard Professor of Media, Culture and Communication.
To learn more about NYU Steinhardt’s Global Integration Fund or past events, click here.
GIFTED Women Visit New York
GIFTED, part of the larger Ghana Wins! Project, is a professional development program that aims to build capacity of women leaders in education in Ghana. The program is a collaboration between New York University, University of Minnesota, University of Education Winneba, and Mujeres por Africa. It is sponsored by Banco Santander and led at Steinhardt by Principal Investigator Kristie Koenig.
The first cohort of GIFTED Fellows (pictured, left) travelled to New York City for a week-long summer institute at NYU. The 12 Fellows continued their leadership training, visited New York City public schools, attended presentations on gender and education, participated in a data analysis workshop, and presented at an educational symposium at NYU. The presentations focused on GIFTED participant projects completed in Ghana. Further details can be found on the GIFTED website.
New Faculty Join International Education Program
NYU Steinhardt’s International Education program welcomes three new faculty members this fall. Carol Anne Spreen, Associate Professor, joins the school from the University of Virginia, continues to serve as a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, and is an affiliated researcher at the Center for Education Rights and Transformation. Her research interests include the study of educational change and the influences of globalization and privatization on teaching and learning. Elisabeth King, Associate Professor, received her doctorate in political science from the University of Toronto and joins NYU after completing a Fellowship at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo. Her research interests include conflict, peace-building and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, Assistant Professor, is a sociologist whose scholarly and community-based work focuses on the social lives of marginalized youth. He received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014, and he has also taught at a charter middle school in San Francisco and a college in rural China.
Student Spotlight: Research Conducted Through Provost’s GlobalResearch Initiative
The Provost’s Global Research Initiatives (GRI) was “a great fit at the perfect moment,” explains Food Studies doctoral candidate, Jaclyn Rohel (pictured, left), who used the funding and support of the GRI to complete research related to her dissertation,The Politics of Oralities: Paan and Publics in the Global City, at NYU London.
“[Through the GRI] I was able to attend talks and lectures at nearby institutions, and connect with professors and graduate students who were engaged in related areas of study at other universities,” Rohel said. “At that time, I was researching how this comestible [edible item] was produced, distributed, consumed and represented in London. I divided my time between fieldwork interviews and archival research (at the British Library and the London Metropolitan Archives),” located in short walking distance to NYU London.
Rohel credits a London-based study abroad program led Dr. Radha Hegde with with initially “shaping the trajectory” of her research on the policies of food, migration and public space in global cities. SteinhardtGlobal Programs offers approximately thirty such opportunities for graduate students to study abroad during Intersession and summer. Since returning from the GRI, Rohel has continued her dissertation writing and will present her findings at at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C.
GRI opportunities are ongoing. The final deadline for the 2015 Summer Dissertation Writing Program is February 27, 2015.
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Summer Study Abroad Admissions Begin December 1
This summer, Steinhardt will offer sixteen faculty-led study abroad courses in twelve exciting locations. Participants earn 3-6 credits while studying in depth with NYU faculty. Students who apply by December 7 will receive admissions decisions by December 15. Students may apply until the final deadline, March 15, 2015. Interested students should visit our resource pages for undergraduate and graduate students to learn more.
Steinhardt Launches New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Education Studies with Required Semester Abroad
NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce a new bachelor of arts program in Education Studies. Interested students may transfer into the program in Fall 2015. This major expands on the minor in Global and Urban Education Studies and shares many of the same requirements. In addition to rigorous, multi-disciplinary coursework, students will gain hands-on experience in learning about educational change and advocacy through internships and study abroad. This major is not intended for students who wish to become classroom teachers, but will prepare students for careers in education leadership and educational reform or graduate studies in education, law, public policy, or the social sciences.
“We tend to think of a degree in education as a teaching degree, but education is a field and a growing industry that reaches far beyond the classroom,” said Carol Anne Spreen, associate professor of international education and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. “For better or worse, the education reform movement is a multi-billion dollar industry and our goal is to put future leaders in the driver’s seat with regard to education programming and policies.”
Doctoral Students Engage in Summer Dissertation Writing Abroad
Eight NYU Steinhardt doctoral students have been invited to attend summer intensive dissertation-writing workshops at NYU global sites in Berlin, Florence, London, and Washington, DC. Participants receive fully-sponsored travel and room and board for the six-week program, along with office space and administrative and academic support. The Summer Dissertation Writing Program is part of the Provost’s Global Research Initiatives, a portfolio of research-related activities for NYU faculty and graduate students at NYU’s global sites.
Ekin Yasin, a PhD candidate in the Department of Media, Culture and Communications, will join the Summer Dissertation Writing Program at NYU London. Her research examines the visual culture of cancer and tumors by chronicling the contemporary genomic medical practices of cancer mediation through different species, and her academic interests bridge linguistics, semiotics, philosophy, and media studies. Yasin said: “[The summer workshop] will allow me to focus on the writing process. It will also be helpful to have access to others who are in a similar stage in their dissertation writing process.” After completing her dissertation, she plans to continue her research in health communication and the visual culture of disease to facilitate dialogue about public perceptions pertaining to body and health.
Music Technology Commences Semester-Long Study Option in Paris
Graduate and undergraduate students in Music Technology are completing their first semester of study at NYU Paris, with in-depth study in their major. The undergraduate program in Music Technology is the first Steinhardt program to require a study abroad experience as part of its curriculum, with options at both NYU Paris and NYU Prague.
“The music technology program in Paris has been one of the best experiences of my undergraduate career,” said Ronny Mraz, a senior in Music Technology. “We had the unique opportunity to study at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) and were taught by some of the most brilliant people in the music technology industry.”
Students are immersed in Parisian culture and music and benefit from the support of NYU Paris. “The staff at NYU Paris is fantastic in accommodating us as the first group of music students and listened intently to all of our feedback. They have been great in planning events such as operas and ballets,” Mraz said.
Setrini and Fuster Lead Graduate Students to Study Food Sustainability in Puerto Rico
Gustavo Setrini, assistant professor of Food Studies and Melissa Fuster, assistant professor of Food Studies and faculty fellow, co-instructed the Global Food Cultures: Puerto Rico study abroad program over spring break this past March. Participants traveled to Puerto Rico for intensive study of the island’s colonial legacy as manifested in agricultural production, food processing, and local cuisine. They then developed proposals to improve sustainability measures and documented their experiences in a collaborative blog.
“The results demonstrate both a broadening and a refinement of students’ perspectives. The broadening happened as they came to understand and value the connections between food studies, nutrition, policy, and sustainability. The refinement happened as they recognized the unique contributions their own perspectives make in relation to other fields of study,” said Professor Setrini. Global Food Cultures: Puerto Rico will return in spring of 2017. Global Food Cultures: India will be offered for the first time in January 2016.
Department of Physical Therapy Initiates Its First International Observerships
The Department of Physical Therapy offered its first-ever course abroad this winter break, in which three doctor of Physical Therapy students completed clinical observations in Pointe-a-Pierre and Port of Spain, Trinidad under the supervision of Marilyn Moffat, professor of Physical Therapy and director of the professional doctoral program. Observations at clinical sites in Trinidad were made possible through collaboration with Stacy de Gale, chairperson of the Physiotherapists Board of Trinidad and Tobago and Jacqueline Rouse of the Ministry of Health.
Participant Rachel Tavel reported, “We had the opportunity to see and work with patients with much more extreme conditions than we will probably ever see in the US. More importantly, we were given the privilege of learning from these extreme cases while also being allowed to try and help brainstorm and facilitate treatments.”
Upon their return, they shared their findings to a packed house of fellow students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Physical Therapy. Steinhardt Global Programs will continue to partner with the department to offer study abroad opportunities in January 2016.
Dean’s Global Honors Seminars Travel to Shanghai, London, Buenos Aires, and Paris
Eighty-eight freshmen and sophomore honors students traveled to Shanghai, London, Buenos Aires, or Paris during January or Spring Break as part of the Dean’s Global Honors Seminar (DGHS) programs. The DGHS courses take place on Washington Square during the fall and spring semesters and are supplemented with a travel component related to the area of study.
Students reported that they are now more likely to study abroad for a full semester in the future, and that the international travel component added significantly to their learning experience. Brandon Tan, a Media, Culture, and Communication first-year student, participated in the Introduction to Visual Culture course taught by Professor Nicholas Mirzoeff. “Ever since we got back from Paris, I have not been able to stop thinking about the trip…. [I]t was the most incredible week of my life,” Tan said. “The experiences I was able to have will be cherished for eternity.”
The Dean’s Global Honors Seminar will continue during the 2015-16 academic year and will include courses traveling to Buenos Aires, Berlin, Sydney, and London. See information on upcoming courses.
Communicative Sciences and Disorders Establishes New Academic Partnership With NYU London
NYU Steinhardt will collaborate with NYU London in a new academic partnership to provide a curricular pathway for undergraduates in Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) to study abroad. Beginning in Fall 2015, CSD students will be able to take a new course titled Contemporary Issues in Health Services, which examines clinical services across disciplines from a comparative perspective. In this experiential learning course, students will conduct observations at clinical sites and explore contemporary issues in the fields of speech language pathology; audiology; counseling/psychological services; nursing; special education; and physical, occupational, and creative therapies.
Gina Canterucci, associate director of the CSD undergraduate program, said, "This is an exciting opportunity for students to gain a comparative perspective on US and UK views on disability and clinical service delivery. Because of a mutual recognition agreement between the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the Royal College of Speech Therapists in the UK, US credentials are recognized in the UK. Having this global experience will set our students apart on their graduate school applications and potentially increase their career mobility later on should they decide to work abroad."
With the development of this new study abroad pathway for CSD undergraduates, all NYU Steinhardt undergraduate programs now have academic partnerships at one or more NYU global sites.
Steinhardt Launches Music Business Innovation Lab With Brazilian Higher Education Leader
NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions is partnering with Brazil's Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) International Affairs Division to offer the Music Business Innovation Lab: Transmedia Collaborations for Executives program. This immersive one-week program will allow media professionals to analyze emerging business models and international markets for music and media, positioned at the intersection of several overlapping areas of industry. The international group, coming from Brazil, the United States and other countries, will examine existing and emergent strategies for designing hybrid business models to manage the dispersal of content across multiple platforms, including interactive websites, smartphone and tablet apps, social video games, music and video streaming services, live performances, and others on the horizon, such as virtual and augmented reality. The program will take place at NYU’s New York City campus from July 20-24, 2015.
Global Media Scholars Travel to Abu Dhabi
For the second year in a row, a small group of Global Media Scholars (GMSP) traveled to Abu Dhabi for three weeks of study during the January term. This year’s course was taught by Arvind Rajagopal, professor of Media, Culture, and Communication and focused on Globalization and Public Culture. GMSP immerses students in the study of media and globalization through NYU's academic sites abroad. The program features a combination of courses and global experience that allows students to compare and analyze the highly dynamic range of activities associated with the globalization of media and cultural production, distribution, and reception.
Prior to traveling to Abu Dhabi, GMSP students already completed two full semesters abroad. Course activities included a trip to Dubai and a desert safari. “Students had the opportunity to test new hypotheses and explore a field that was new to them,” Professor Rajagopal said. “GMSP was a globalizing experience in the best sense of the term.” The Global Media Scholars Senior Capstone course will take place in Sydney, Australia in January 2016.
Fellowships Spotlight: Diana Caley
Diana Caley, a doctoral student in the Food Studies program, received a fellowship through theUS Borlaug Program in Global Food Security for to explore hunger and food insecurity in Kampala, Uganda’s urban slums. “Kampala is one of the most rapidly urbanizing cities globally,” explains Ms. Caley.
In addition to providing funding for her final phase of doctoral dissertation research, Diana says the fellowship “has also provided an excellent opportunity for me to network with other scholars and practitioners in the field of global food security,” which is critical for young scholars establishing a name for themselves.
Caley’s understanding of urban global food security was also reinforced through her previous role as program assistant for the graduate study abroad program Global Food Cultures: Mexico in January 2014.
NYU provides a variety of resources to help graduate students identify which fellowships are available to support their research and professional development. The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development offers weekly drop-in hours for graduate students on Thursdays from 3-5 pmin Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor. In addition, Wasserman offers periodic events to help students prepare their fellowship applications. Visit the Wasserman webpage for graduate students or log in to NYU CareerNet to view upcoming events.
Steinhardt Graduate-Level Internationalization Featured in International Educator Magazine
International Educator, a bi-monthly magazine produced by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, featured NYU Steinhardt global programs in an article about education abroad for graduate students. Erich Dietrich, associate dean and assistant vice president for global programs at NYU and Zack Klim, director of academic initiatives and global programs, elaborated on Steinhardt’s graduate study abroad portfolio along with current trends and recent innovations study abroad. The article highlights NYU Steinhardt’s global sequences in select graduate programs. Global sequences are study tracks that allow students to incorporate international learning into their degree programs, often accelerating degree completion. In academic year 2014-2015, approximately 460 students participated in NYU Steinhardt’s 27 graduate-level study abroad programs in 19 countries.
Teaching and Learning Delegation Visits Instituto Pedagógico Arubano, Meets Prime Minister of Aruba
In January 2015, professors Anne Burgunder, Mary Leou and Rosa Pietanza from theDepartment of Teaching and Learning, visited the Instituto Pedagogico Arubano (IPA) in Aruba to explore issues of environmental sustainability and international education. In previous years, the Department of Teaching and Learning has hosted three groups of education students from IPA.
The NYU faculty met Prime Minister Mike Eman; Ministry of Education officials, and Dr. Ava Thode, director general of IPA; and IPA students and faculty. They visited schools and school boards, and discussed environmental literacy, cross-disciplinary and multicultural collaboration, and research in education.
Scholarship Day Spotlight: Global Perspectives From the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology
Thirty-six undergraduate and graduate students from nine different departments attended the third annual Research and Scholarship Showcase, co-sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt Office of Research and the Graduate Student Organization, on April 14. Two students from the Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology shared their original research with an international focus.
Andrea Lopez, a second-year PhD student in Educational Leadership, presented her research on Chilean student perspectives on K-12 education. Her dissertation work will continue this line of inquiry through examination of student perspectives on citizenship and civic education in Chilean high schools. “Chile is in a moment of important changes in education, sparked by a student movement in 2011 that questioned the market orientation of the educational system, its inequality, and segregation,” said Lopez. “I believe the perspective of the students cannot be left out of the current debates in education.” She chose to participate in NYU Steinhardt Scholarship Day “to have conversations about the possibilities for education reform in Chile, and to discuss the different approaches from in the local political sphere and the media.” Lopez, a Chilean national, plans to return to Chile post-graduation to continue her research, teach, and foster community-based arts education initiatives.
Sue-Yeon Song, a doctoral candidate in Higher and Postsecondary Education and research analyst in the NYU Office of Academic Program Review, presented her cross-national analysis of patterns of governance in higher education. Song employed cluster analysis techniques in her examination of higher education systems in 46 countries to better understand the relationship between institution and state. In her findings, she classified countries into one of four distinct patterns, which may serve as predictors of a country’s propensity towards increased marketization of higher education. She said “that comparative studies in education are important because education systems are influenced by historical, cultural, and political pillars which make up a country’s legacy… learning from other countries’ experiences could nurture insight and bring positive change.” After completing her doctoral degree, Song aims to continue her scholarly work in comparative studies of higher education.
Fourteen Astor Fellows Prepare for Travel to Buenos Aires
Fourteen New York City public school teachers were selected from more than 250 applications to receive the Astor International Travel Fellowship. Designed as a professional development opportunity for New York City public school teachers, the awardees represent four New York City boroughs and more than 150 years of combined experience in K-12 instruction.
Made possible through a generous gift by Brooke Astor, Steinhardt selects a group of teachers each year to examine a core subject at one of NYU’s Global Academic Centers. In July 2015, the fellows will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina to explore the theme Special Education Beyond Borders under the direction of Department of Teaching and Learning Professor Mark Alter. Visit our webpage to learn more about the program and to meet our fellows.
Last Chance to Apply for Summer Study Abroad
There is still time to apply for summer study abroad through Steinhardt Global Programs. Sixteen programs are offered for graduate and upper-level graduate students to study abroad throughout the summer. Visit our summer program list to learn more about program dates, costs, and content. Contact Steinhardt Global Programs at email@example.com or 212-992-9380 to discuss which programs are best suited to your academic and professional goals.
Submit Your News to Steinhardt Global Programs
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details regarding your global activities. The Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs provides guidance and support to faculty, students and organizations interested in developing international programming. Visit our website to learn more about available resources.
The Department of Occupational Therapy will launch a new program this summer in partnership with NYU Shanghai. Internationally renowned NYU Occupational Therapy faculty will teach two courses at NYU Shanghai's new Pudong campus. Both courses are open to current students who wish to study abroad, incoming Post-Professional Master's students and practicing professionals. Participants can earn up to 6 credits studying Sensory Processing Challenges and Opportunities: A Focus on Autism and/or Advanced Hand & Upper Quadrant Evaluation and Intervention. Newly admitted international students requiring additional English language study may also choose to take courses at The American Language Institute (ALI) at NYU Shanghai.
Catherine Moore, Clinical Associate Professor of Music Business, has collaborated with the school’s instructional technology team to create a new tech-enhanced version of the Global Music Trend Analysis course. In this course, Prof. Moore provides instruction from Washington Square to undergraduate students studying away at NYU global sites. The course uses NYU Classes, NYU Stream, Google Chat and Hangout features, and Blue Jeans video conferencing to guide students as they research the music industry in their various locations and compare findings with classmates across the globe. We interviewed Prof. Moore to learn more about her efforts to internationalize the curriculum with instructional technology.
NYU Steinhardt will offer 20 summer study away opportunities including new programs in China, Ireland, Italy and South Africa. Participants may earn 3 to 6 credits while studying intensively with NYU faculty in one of fourteen locations.
Butin graduated from NYU Steinhardt with a BS in Occupational Therapy in 1985. She was drawn to Occupational Therapy because of its holistic approach to disabilities; pairing clinical expertise with individualized evaluation and intervention. After graduating, Butin worked for many years as an occupational therapist serving older adults and later went on to complete her MPH at Columbia University. She is now Founder and Executive Director of Afya Foundation, a medical supply recovery organization launched in 2007.
In Spring 2016 NYU Prague will launch a semester-long academic internship program that will allow undergraduate students to earn credit while deepening their understanding of culture and professional life in the Czech Republic. Interested students may choose to participate in for-credit or non-credit internships in education, journalism, music business, music technology, and the non-profit sector. In addition to internship opportunities, NYU Prague offers a broad array of courses in art, architecture, film, media, music, photography, politics, business, the humanities, and social science.
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As part of NYU Steinhardt’s commitment to global education, the Program in Multilingual/Multicultural Studies (MMS) within the Department of Teaching and Learning will launch a new MA degree program in TESOL for Chinese in-service teachers beginning in Summer 2017 at NYU Shanghai. MMS currently offers an internationally renowned TESOL Master’s degree program in New York, and the new program will include multiple modes of delivery including online instruction and intensive onsite study in Shanghai and New York City. The program is structured to allow K-12 in-service teachers of English in China to obtain an NYU Steinhardt degree while continuing to teach in their local schools. The initiative will be led by a faculty program director based at NYU Shanghai and all courses will be taught by NYU faculty with extensive experience educating Chinese students.
Benjamin Kaplan, an undergraduate senior majoring in Applied Psychology and Public Health, has won a Fulbright English Teaching Award and Erich Dietrich, Associate Dean for Global Affairs at NYU Steinhardt and Assistant Vice President for Global Programs at NYU, won a Fulbright-Nehru International Education Award to India.
For the first time, NYU Steinhardt faculty challenge grants have included a Global Research Incubator Award, which support the development of faculty global research through small-scale, pilot, or formative studies. Successful proposal show evidence of how support from the Global Research Incubator Award will catalyze projects to longer-term success.
The peer-review process awarded three grants, to Marilyn Nonken, Associate Professor of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Krishnendu Ray, Chair and Associate Professor of Food Studies, and Gustavo Setrini, Assistant Professor of Food Studies.
NYU Steinhardt will partner with NYU Sydney to create a new curricular pathway for undergraduates in the Department of Applied Psychology, expanding options for studying abroad as an embedded part of the major. Academic pathways are designed by the faculty to deepen knowledge in the major while exposing students to new cultural learning, and this new option complements a current pathway in Buenos Aires. Beginning in Fall 2016, Applied Psychology students will be able to take a new course, Introduction to Multicultural Counseling and Mental Health, in which students will learn effective strategies for navigating cross-cultural relationships and examine the ways culture and context shape counselor and client identities.
David Clinton Wills, Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, will teach a new Dean’s Global Honors Seminar in New York and Tel Aviv in fall 2016. The seminar will combine a semester-long course In New York with a one week research-travel component at NYU Tel Aviv in January. Students will engage in a comparative exploration of space and place as they relate to human connections, the body as a medium, and cultural practices. Professor Wills will leverage experiential learning opportunities in both locations to examine themes of identity and difference, perception and embodiment, architecture and landscape, and social media. We interviewed Professor Wills to learn more about this course and his interest in Israel.
Finding new ways to solve conflict among and between groups is an important part of providing a more stable social and political environment — and entertainment media may play a role in fostering positive relationships.
Using a field experiment in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rezarta Bilali, an assistant professor in applied psychology at NYU Steinhardt, examined the effectiveness of role-modeling prosocial, or helpful, behavior.
NYU Steinhardt’s Food Studies Program and NYU Shanghai sponsored The City Food Shanghai Workshop in April of 2016. The event hosted at NYU Shanghai’s Pudong campus was one of a series of activities associated with The City Food Urban Lab, a collaborative research and pedagogical tool stretching across NYU Abu Dhabi, New York, Shanghai and Sydney. The Lab provides both digital and concrete spaces for innovation, interpretation, and inactive communication amongst scholars, students, and community partners.
Space available in select summer study abroad programs; visit program pages to learn more
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Dean Dominic Brewer and Associate Dean Erich Dietrich signed an agreement with Dean Wu-Chung Shen of China Medical University (CMU) in Taiwan that will allow graduates from CMU’s physical therapy professional education program to enroll in NYU Steinhardt’s Master of Arts (MA) Program in Pathokinesiology and the Doctor of Physical Therapy for Practicing Physical Therapists Program. The partnership was initiated by Wen Ling, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, who has collaborated with physical therapy educators in Taiwan since the 1980s.
Students participating in the Urban Ecosystems study abroad course in Hong Kong last January completed group projects at field sites under the leadership of Dr. Raul Lejano, Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. A diverse group of graduate students from multiple disciplines including Environmental Conservation, Food Studies, and International Education, designed environmental education plans and sustainability assessments in collaboration with local community members. The students generated exceptional work that was used to inform curriculum, land use in city parks, and the development of sustainable tourism in Hong Kong.
Vivienne Felix, Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Reginald “Reggie” Spence, Program Manager have joined NYU Steinhardt’s Office of Global Affairs and Experiential Learning this semester.
Vivienne will support the academic departments in their fieldwork and internship programs by providing cross-program analytics and program development assistance. She will also help us develop and maintain community-engaged programs both in New York and elsewhere, domestically and internationally. She comes to the school after working for the City University of New York (CUNY) Early College Initiative as an Employer Partnerships Developer.
Reggie will manage a portfolio of graduate, faculty-led study abroad programs and other international initiatives. Before joining NYU, he worked at Pace University as an Education Abroad Advisor preparing students for successful participation in study abroad. He participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program as an English Teacher in rural Tome, Miyagi Prefecture where he taught English at several schools and promoted intercultural activities with locals.
Teboho Moja, Clinical Professor of Higher Education, lead the sixteenth iteration of the Education and Social Reform study abroad program in South Africa this past summer. Twenty students from multiple disciplines joined the course, and half of these participants opted to participate in short-term internships as part of their study abroad experience. Moja is originally from South Africa and was highly instrumental in creating a framework for higher education reform following Apartheid. In this course Moja, leverages her invaluable local knowledge and connections to create rich opportunities for student learning and research.
Christopher D. Van Booven is a PhD candidate in the Bilingual Education program at NYU Steinhardt. His dissertation research applies a comparative conversation analytic approach in an attempt to better specify how two language learning contexts—the study abroad homestay and the language classroom—uniquely contribute to the development of the ability to interact competently in a second language.
Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture and Communications will offer a new graduate-level study abroad course in London this January. The Media Activism course will explore the use of visual activism in difficult times. Participants from multiple disciplines will stay at the NYU London residence hall and use the city as a classroom by engaging with local activists and artists. In addition to his position at NYU Steinhardt, Mirzoeff is a Visiting Professor of Visual Culture at Middlesex University in London. Mirzoeff plans to use this affiliation to organize collaborative learning opportunities with student from both institutions.
NYU celebrates International Education Week with a variety of events and programming
Summer study abroad application is now open
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Astor Fellows program travels to London in summer 2017 to explore theme, "The Hyper-Diverse Classroom"
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Kristie Koenig, Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Occupational Therapy, will offer a new graduate-level study abroad course in London this coming January. The course, Strength-Based Paradigm: A Focus on Autism, will examine the treatment of children and youth with Autism in a variety of settings. Participants will examine the efficacy of intervention through a strength-based lens and compare and contrast the theoretical basis of interventions in the U.S. and the U.K.
English Education MA student, Priscilla Cintron, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in the Dominican Republic from January-November 2018. Citron discusses her interest in the Dominican Republic and the Fulbright admissions process in an interview with Steinhardt Global Affairs.
Fabienne Doucet, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, will lead a group of sixteen teachers to London to explore the theme of The Hyper-Diverse Classroom as part of the Brooke Astor International Travel Fellowship for New York City Teachers. The group, selected from a competitive pool of applicants from all over the city, represents a diversity of boroughs, subject areas, and levels of instruction. The fully-sponsored educational fellowship celebrates the exceptional accomplishments of this year’s awardees who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation in the New York City public school system.
Nicole Starosielski, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communications, researches the global distribution of digital media, and the relationship between technology, society, and the environment. Her book, The Undersea Network, examines the cultural dimensions of transoceanic cable systems, beginning with the telegraph cables that formed the first global communications network and extending to the fiber-optic infrastructure that carries almost international Internet traffic. Starosielski recently launched Surfacing, an interactive digital mapping project that allows users to explore the undersea fiber-optic cables that carry 99% of all transoceanic digital communications. She describes her research and the website in an interview with Steinhardt Global Affairs.
Israeli and U.S. Higher Education Leaders met last week at New York University for a three-day meeting to foster a community of purpose among Israeli research universities and colleges.
The attendees included eight Israeli university and college presidents, NYU President Andrew Hamilton, and NYU trustee Michael Steinhardt.
Professor Shondel Nero published an article in the Newsletter of the TESOL International Association, describing a three-week study abroad program for pre-service teachers, based in the Dominican Republic. The program, designed to address cultural diversity in teacher education, seeks to deepen teachers' understanding of their students' cultures, develop empathy towards language learning, and promote culturally responsive pedagogy.
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