Virtual Reality: The New Frontier for Balance Research

Virtual reality often conjures up images of video gamers immersed in an imaginary world, or perhaps training exercises for the military or NASA. At NYU, researchers are exploring a new application for virtual reality beyond entertainment and training: balance control. Ken Perlin, professor of computer science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, director of […]

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 Steinhardt Study Finds Child’s Home Learning Environment Predicts 5th Grade Academic Skills

Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study. The study, published online in the journal Applied Developmental Science, […]

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 Speech Therapy? There’s an App for That

Have you heard a child say “wabbit” instead of “rabbit”? Mispronouncing the “r” sound is among the most common speech errors, and is the most challenging to correct in speech therapy. For other sounds – such as “t” or “p” – speech pathologists can give clear verbal, visual, or tactile cues to help children understand […]

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 Steinhardt Summer Snapshot: Our Students Are Making an Impact at Home and Abroad

Some students spend their summers swimming, sailing, and sunbathing. What did Steinhardt students do on summer vacation?  They mentored refugee children, protected New York City’s community reefs, brought music therapy to a hospital, and led a wheelchair-tour of Israel.  From New York to Cuba, our students were passionately engaging with the world. Meet 10 students […]

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 The NYU Urban Farm Lab is Back: Q&A with Melissa Metrick

Melissa Metrick (MA ‘14) spends her days in New York City gardening. (Yes, you read that right — gardening.) As the instructor for Steinhardt’s Introduction to Urban Agriculture class, which draws students from across NYU, Metrick operates the newly reinstated NYU Urban Farm Lab located on Houston Street. The space serves as both a teaching […]

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 Steinhardt Study Finds More Veterans Have Enrolled in College with Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which covers educational costs for veterans beyond tuition, has boosted college enrollment rates among veterans by 3 percentage points compared with the earlier G.I. Bill, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. However, the increase in enrollment was much larger immediately after the bill’s […]

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