NYU Steinhardt
 
FEBRUARY 2017
NYU Steinhardt

Postal Service Celebrates Steinhardt Alumna, Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height

Dorothy HeightAlumna Dorothy Height (BA ’33, MA ’35, HON ’75), a leader of the African-American and women’s rights movements, was honored with a special Forever stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service in honor of Black History Month.

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Jazz Guitarist John Scofield Takes Home Two Grammy Awards

John ScofieldJohn Scofield, a faculty member in the Jazz Studies program in Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions Department, won Grammy Awards for Best Instrumental Jazz Album for Country for Old Men, and Best Improvised Jazz Solo for the song, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”

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Steinhardt Art Professors Selected for 2017 Whitney Biennial

Whitney BiennialFaculty members Lyle Ashton Harris and Tommy Hartung of the Department of Art and Art Professions have been chosen for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, the country’s preeminent survey of the current state of American art at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

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International Education Students Create Resources for Under-Served and Refugee Children

RumieStudents in Elisabeth King’s International Development and Education seminar created learning resources for Rumie, a non-profit organization that uses low-cost technology to improve access to education around the world. These resources can be downloaded by teachers and education programs in Turkey, Lebanon, and Tanzania.

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“Her Opponent” Restages the 2016 Presidential Debates with Gender-Reversed Casting

Her OpponentCan gender-reversed casting change how we see the 2016 Presidential election? An experimental performance that replicated the actual text, gestures, and movements of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump asked viewers to examine their biases.

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In the News

WSJWall Street Journal:
Schools Test Medical Model With ‘Teacher Residencies’ (Diana Turk, Teaching & Learning)


ChalkbeatChalkbeat New York:
NYU’s David Kirkland explains the transformation needed to integrate the city’s schools (David Kirkland, Metro Center)


EdTechEdTech Times:
NY EdTech Week Brings the Art and Style of New York to Education Technology


GThe Guardian:
Buried at sea: the companies cashing in on abandoned cables (Nicole Starosielski, MCC)


NYTNew York Times:
Exercise Can Be a Boon to People With Parkinson’s Disease (Marilyn Moffat, Physical Therapy)


PPlaybill:
Free Art for All at Lincoln Center (Carlos Chirinos, Music Business)


RehabRehab Insider:
2017 Trends to Watch (Gerald Voelbel, Occupational Therapy)


Inside NYU Steinhardt

Gregory WolniakWhat Diversity on the American Campus Can Teach Us: An Interview with Gregory Wolniak

Melissa RachleffBehind the Scenes of Grey Gallery’s Inventing Downtown: An Interview with Steinhardt art faculty member and guest curator, Melissa Rachleff