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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

NYU Class Collaborates with Cooper Hewitt to Increase Accessibility

Art, accessibility, and technology converged this spring in the Cooper Hewitt Co-Lab, an interdisciplinary course through the NYU Ability Project focused on reimagining the collection of the Smithsonian’s design museum for museumgoers with disabilities. Luke DuBois, co-director of the Ability Project and associate professor of Integrated Digital Media at Tandon, learned from Caroline Baumann, director […]

Five Questions for Audrey A. Trainor on Coming of Age with A Disability

Audrey A. Trainor, associate professor of special education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning,  studies equity and diversity in special education.  Her current research includes a secondary analysis of the second National Longitudinal Transition (NLTS2) funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, and qualitative interview studies with parents of children with disabilities.  We spoke […]

Steinhardt’s Music Department Debuts Contemporary Vocal Workshop

The Contemporary Vocal Workshop, a new summer workshop from the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions that focuses on vocal technique for singing contemporary music, debuted this month. During the two-week program, the 40 participants, whose ages ranged from 17-25, attended intimate workshops with such luminaries as actress and singer Vanessa Williams, Grammy-winning vocalist and […]

Steinhardt Community Members Receive Emmy Nominations for Saturday Night Live and Feud: Bette and Joan

Two members of the Steinhardt community received multiple nominations for Emmy Awards for their work producing and scoring hit television shows. Erin Doyle (BS ’07), who graduated from NYU Steinhardt with a degree in communication studies, is nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series as a producer for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” as […]