Julia Wolfe Wins 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Grant

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 [...]

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 Steinhardt Receives Major NIH Grant to Study How Stress and Chemical Exposures Influence Brain Development and Obesity

The 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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 Books from Our Faculty: The Digital Difference by W. Russell Neuman

The Digital Difference: Media Technology and the Theory of Communication Effects by W. Russell Neuman Harvard University Press (2016) In his new book, W. Russell Neuman, professor of media technology at NYU Steinhardt, examines how the transition from the industrial era of media publishing and broadcasting to today’s digital age of online searches and social [...]

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 At NYU Steinhardt, Leadership Forum Brings Research on What Works in Education to Policymakers

NYU Steinhardt hosted an Education Solutions Initiative Leadership Forum on September 13th.  The event brought together city and state policymakers and members of the education community for a discussion how to make meaningful progress on resolving the critical issues facing students and educators. In his opening remarks, Steinhardt Dean Dominic Brewer remarked that since its [...]

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 Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance to Present The Secret Garden, 9/22-9/26

NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance will present the musical The Secret Garden on September 22–26, 2016. The show features book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon. MK Lawson is the director and choreographer. The Secret Garden is based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It tells the story of Mary, [...]

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 State of Our Nation’s Youth Survey, led by Gregory Wolniak, Reveals Optimism Among Youth

Contrary to common assumptions about “Gen Z” and younger Millennials, a new survey led Gregory Wolniak finds that this generation is conscientious, hard working, career-driven, and dedicated to progressing racial, socioeconomic, and LGBT equality. The survey’s findings were announced this morning at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Wolniak, director of the Center for Research on [...]

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