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SUMMER 2013

NYU Steinhardt Presents ‘Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College’

Rising UpHale Woodruff (1900-1980), printmaker, draftsman, painter, and NYU Steinhardt art professor; has been hailed as one of the greatest African American artists of his time. Woodruff’s six-panel, epic mural on the 1839 Amistad rebellion continues its three-year national tour with a four-month exhibition at Steinhardt’s 80WSE Galleries.

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Research Alliance for Public Schools Reports on Obstacles Black and Latino Men Face in High School

Research AllianceA report by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools shows how Black and Latino males in New York City fall off the college career path and offers concrete recommendations to improve postsecondary outcomes for young men of color. The report is the first in an evaluation of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), a program dedicated to addressing disparities between young Black and Latino men and their peers.

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Occupational Therapist Makes Case for Brain Rehabilitation Technique

Brain RehabilitationAlmost two million people sustain traumatic brain injuries each year and researchers are racing to find a cure. A review of traumatic brain injury research leads Steinhardt Assistant Professor Gerald Voebel to conclude that neuroimaging can help clinicians repair damage to the brain.

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Civil Rights is the Topic of Teaching American History Workshop Attended by New York City School Teachers

Charlayne Hunter-GaultOn the anniversary of the Brown vs. the Board of Education decision, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an award-winning writer who desegregated the University of Georgia in 1961, and journalist Calvin Trillin led a conversation on civil rights. The event was co-hosted by the New York Historical Society and the New York City Department of Education.

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In the City - In the Arts
Two Steinhardt Alumnae Are Changing the Landscape

Carousel

Jane’s Carousel
Jane Walentas (MA ’85) restored the historic carousel which now graces Brooklyn Bridge park.


Carol Bove

The Highline
Carol Bove (BS ’00) has created sculptures that punctuate the derelict contours of the Highline’s abandoned rail line.


Mentoring Young Artists

Emily BaerFilm Scoring Workshop
The youngest composer ever selected for Steinhardt’s graduate summer film scoring program is 11-year old prodigy Emily Baer. Ron Sadoff, director of Steinhardt’s program in film scoring, is her teacher.


Kennedy CenterA Night for Presidential Scholars
Joe Salvatore, a faculty member in educational theatre, was commissioned to create and direct an evening of performances by the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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