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  • Music and Audio Research Lab Receives NSF Grant to Study Bird Calls
    1477329227214Juan Pablo Bello, associate professor of music technology and director of the Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL) at  NYU Steinhardt, was awarded a grant of over $600,0000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research and refine emerging machine listening technologies to identify different species of birds during migration. The award falls under a [...]
  • Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Unlikely to Encourage Healthy Eating, Finds NYU Study
    Elevated View of a Tray With Fries, a Hamburger and LemonadeIn a new study published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, NYU researchers have shown why fast-food menu calorie counts don’t help consumers make healthy choices. The researchers found that only a small fraction of fast-food eaters – as little as 8 percent – are likely to make healthy choices as a result [...]
  • NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator Powered by StartEd Announces 2016 Cohort of Edtech Startups
    Stein (79 of 120)The NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator powered by StartEd announced today the startups accepted into its 2016 immersive three-month, mentor-led program in New York City. The program is dedicated to education entrepreneurship and designed to help edtech entrepreneurs grow their companies. These companies address a range of challenges and market opportunities in early learning, K-12, higher [...]
  • Race Influences Teachers’ Referrals to Special and Gifted Education, Finds Steinhardt Study
    ETeacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student’s race, finds research published in the journal Social Science Research. The study found that teachers are more likely to see academic challenges as disabilities when white boys exhibit them than when boys of color exhibit the same difficulties. [...]
  • NYU Steinhardt and StartEd to Host NY Edtech Week at NYU
    VbtIn97QNYU Steinhardt and StartEd Companies, Inc, a public-benefit corporation, will host NY Edtech Week — a global education innovation festival in New York City celebrating education entrepreneurship. The event will take place December 19-21, 2016 centered at NYU’s Greenwich Village campus with activities taking place around the city. NY Edtech Week is a global meeting [...]
  • Students of All Races Prefer Teachers of Color, Finds Steinhardt Study
    TMiddle and high school students, regardless of their race and ethnicity, have more favorable perceptions of their Black and Latino teachers than of their White teachers, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. “Minority teachers may be perceived more favorably by minority students because they can serve as role models and are particularly sensitive to the [...]
  • Julia Wolfe Wins 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Grant
    julia_wolfe_photo1_copyright_2009_peter_serling_Julia Wolfe, associate professor of music composition, has been named a 2016 MacArthur fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. MacArthur fellows are recipients of the foundation’s “genius grants,” who each receive $625,000 over a five-year period to pursue intellectual, social, and artistic endeavors. “The MacArthur Foundation has just confirmed what we [...]
  • Steinhardt Receives Major NIH Grant to Study How Stress and Chemical Exposures Influence Brain Development and Obesity
    kidsThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $5.9 million, two-year grant to Clancy Blair, professor of applied psychology at NYU Steinhardt, to study how exposure to environmental factors influences children’s health. The award is part of a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO), which investigates how a range of [...]
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