Wisdom from a Chair: Q&A with Mitchell Batavia

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, strengthening protections and promoting opportunities and access for people with disabilities. Around the law’s 25th anniversary, Mitchell Batavia, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, made an unexpected discovery: the unfinished memoirs of his late brother, Andrew (Drew) Batavia. For much of [...]

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 Occupational Therapy Study Finds Differences in Older Adults Who Fall Indoors Versus Outdoors

Falling can have serious consequences for older adults, including a loss of function and increased risk of institutionalization. According to a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, patient characteristics and outcomes differ for people who fall outdoors versus indoors. “Falls are one of the most common causes of emergency [...]

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 Steinhardt Researchers Awarded More Than $4 Million to Study School Interventions in Chicago and New York

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development more than $4 million to fund research examining the long-term outcomes of two proven educational interventions. The studies seek to understand whether structured programs in preschool, kindergarten, and first [...]

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 Steinhardt Study Identifies “Book Deserts” – Poor Neighborhoods Lacking Children’s Books – Across the Country

A NYU Steinhardt study finds a startling scarcity of children’s books in low-income neighborhoods in Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. The lack of children’s books was even more pronounced in areas with higher concentrations of poverty, according to the findings published online in the journal Urban Education. “Children’s books are hard to come by [...]

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 NYU Steinhardt and StartEd Launch NY Edtech Accelerator and Incubator

NYU Steinhardt and StartEd Companies, Inc., a public-benefit corporation, announced a collaboration to galvanize the education innovation ecosystem and provide programming in the fields of education entrepreneurship and education technologies. The centerpiece of this collaboration will be an EdTech Accelerator and Incubator on NYU’s Washington Square campus. NYU Steinhardt – StartEd Incubator The collaboration will [...]

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 “The Magic Flute, Part Two: A Film in Pieces,” Now Playing at 80WSE Gallery

80WSE Gallery, in collaboration with the Berlin-based CHEAP Collective, is pleased to present the exhibition The Magic Flute, Part Two: A Film in Pieces, by Michel Auder and Michael Stickrod, on view from June 7 – August 12, 2016. The exhibition consists of eight looping projections, installed in various configurations throughout the 3,500 square foot gallery [...]

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