Gaming and the Brain Take Center Stage at Steinhardt 125th Anniversary Event

Jan Plass, an expert in game-based learning, and Daphne Bavelier, professor of psychology and educational sciences at the University of Geneva, discussed video games as tools for learning and brain-strengthening at Making Waves: Your Brain on Video Games,” a special lecture hosted by NYU Steinhardt in commemoration of its 125th anniversary. At the event, the researchers discussed state-of-the art applications of gaming skills […]

Fighting Hate with Love: A Q&A with Niobe Way

Niobe Way, professor of applied psychology, studies the intersections of culture, context, and human development. In 2013, Way, Carol Gilligan, and Pedro Noguera founded the Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity (PACH), a think-and-do tank at NYU that draws from the science of human connection to reveal what lies are the root of our […]

Steinhardt Launches Music and Social Change Lab

NYU Steinhardt has launched Music and Social Change Lab, a new, multi-disciplinary social enterprise incubator designed to drive social innovation through music. Established by associate professor of music business Carlos Chirinos, the new Lab aims to bring together multiple departments and schools around NYU to explore multi-disciplinary approaches to the world’s most pressing issues. The […]

Sascha Radetsky to Direct Steinhardt MA Program in Ballet Pedagogy

Sascha Radetsky, a former Soloist at American Ballet Theatre (ABT), has been named the ABT partner  director of the ABT/NYU Steinhardt Master’s Degree Program in Ballet Pedagogy. Radetsky’s appointment, effective immediately, was announced by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. A specialized area of study as part of the NYU Steinhardt Master of Arts Program in […]

Occupational Therapy Study Finds Four Factors Predict Outcomes for Children with Low Birth Weight

Four factors – medical complications at birth, maternal education, early motor assessments, and early cognitive assessments – help predict later cognitive function and motor performance for children born early and at a very low birth weight, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Research has shown that children […]

Health Students Combine Forces for a Special Iron Chef Competition

Speech pathology and nutrition student took part in Steinhardt’s fifth annual Dysphagia Iron Chef Competition on January 21st. The event was the final class of “Interdisciplinary Case-Based Management in Dysphagia,” and brought together students from the varied disciplines of communicative sciences and disorders and nutrition and food studies to learn how to manage patients with […]

“Your Brain on Video Games” with Jan Plass – Feb. 9

NYU Steinhardt will host “Making Waves: Your Brain on Video Games,” a conversation on the promising yet controversial use of video games as tools for learning and to enhance brain functions. Featuring Jan Plass, an expert in game-based learning, the event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (238 Thompson […]