80WSE One of 13 Host Venues for Citywide Exhibition I ♥ John Giorno

On the evening of June 21, Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno—the first major U.S. exhibition about the American poet, artist, activist and muse John Giorno—will open simultaneously across 13 locations in New York City, including NYU Steinhardt’s 80WSE Gallery. I ♥ John Giorno is a work of art by Giorno’s husband, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The exhibition is a celebration of […]

Believing the System is Fair Predicts Worsening Self-esteem and Behavior for Marginalized Youth

Disadvantaged youth who believe that the American social system is fair develop lower self-esteem, engage in risky behaviors, and are less attentive in the classroom over the course of middle school, finds a study led by NYU Steinhardt’s Erin Godfrey. The findings, published in the journal Child Development, are the first evidence that young people’s […]

Understanding the Supreme Court Decision on Students with Disabilities: An Interview with Natasha Strassfeld

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that school districts must give students with disabilities the chance to make “appropriately ambitious” progress.  The case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, ruled in favor of a special education student whose parents sued a local school district to pay his private school tuition.  This decision could […]

Helping Teachers See Students in All Their Gender Identities: An Interview with sj Miller

sj Miller is a teacher and activist who serves as Deputy Director of Educational Equity Supports and Services at Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.  sj helped draft the Beliefs Statement about Social Justice in English Education, which informed the CAEP Social Justice Standard VI; the first ever standard in the United States […]

20 Years of New Plays for New Theatregoers

Where will the next stage production like The Lion King come from, and who will adapt the next great young adult novel into a play? A likely source: New Plays for Young Audiences, a series devoted to the development of new plays for children, youth, and families written by both NYU students and noted playwrights […]

Bilingual Children Are Better at Recognizing Voices

Bilingual children are better than their monolingual peers at perceiving information about who is talking, including recognizing voices, according to a new NYU Steinhardt study. The findings, published in the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, suggest yet another advantage of speaking multiple languages beyond the well-known cognitive benefits. “Bilingual children have a perceptual advantage when […]

Steinhardt Alumna Wins Tony for Hello, Dolly!

Heni Koenigsberg (’74), a producer for Hello, Dolly!, took home a Tony Award last night for Best Revival of a Musical. Koenigsberg was also nominated in the category of Best Play as a producer for A Doll’s House, Part 2.  Koenigsberg has won several Tony Awards as a producer; she won last year for A View From the Bridge, in […]

Fatherhood Factors Influence How Dads Spend Time with Children

A father’s resources, relationships, and parenting beliefs affect how he spends time with his children and financially provides for his family, finds an NYU Steinhardt study published in the Journal of Family Issues. “We found a range of different characteristics influenced father involvement in unique ways, from caregiving to financial investment. For example, what predicted […]

Digital Game Intervention Improves Mental Health and Educational Outcomes of Syrian Refugee Children

Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills – including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding – while also improving their mental health, finds research by New York University, the City University of New York, and Turkey’s Bahcesehir University. The study of Syrian refugee children, presented by researchers on June 6 at BAU […]

Books from Our Faculty: The Appearance of Black Lives Matter by Nicholas Mirzoeff

  “Police killings captured on cell-phone video or photographs have become the hallmark of United States visual culture in the twenty-first century,” writes Nicholas Mirzoeff, a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Media Culture, and Communication, in The Appearance of Black Lives Matter. Mirzoeff’s book examines the transformation of visual culture spanning the time of the deaths […]