How Aging Affects Swallowing: A Q&A with Sonja Molfenter

Sonja Molfenter, assistant professor of communicative sciences and disorders at NYU Steinhardt, received a grant of more than $413,000 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing. We spoke with her about this common but little-discussed health problem. What causes dysphagia, and how prevalent is it? Dysphagia […]

Steinhardt Music Students Give Life to Lars Graugaard’s Cutting Edge Contemporary Compositions with “Venus”

When Steinhardt Professor of Music Robert Rowe invited Lars Graugaard for an unofficial residency in 2013, he was drawn to the Danish contemporary composer’s digital-sonic experiments, which lent themselves to both large-scale orchestral compositions as well as chamber and solo works. “I knew he’d be able to engage with a wide variety of our student […]

Study Focuses on Religious and Spiritual Involvement of LGBT Undergrads

A new study published in Research in Higher Education looks at the role of sexual orientation and gender identity in college students’ relationship with religion and spirituality on campus.  Coauthored by Steinhardt’s Matthew Mayhew, the study – among the journal’s first articles to focus on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) undergraduates […]

Research Alliance Study Finds Closing Low-Performing High Schools Had Positive Effects

New York City’s policy of closing very low-performing high schools during the last decade produced notable benefits for the middle schoolers who likely would have enrolled in these schools, according to a new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. This first-ever study of the impact of school closures in New York […]

Intervention Improves Teacher Practices and Student Engagement in Early Elementary School Classrooms

A classroom program that helps teachers adapt their interactions with students based on individuals’ temperaments may lead to more student engagement in kindergarten, more teacher emotional support to kindergarten and first grade students, and better classroom organization and less off-task behavior in first-grade classes, according to NYU Steinhardt research. The study, published in the December […]

Steinhardt Study: How Students of Different Backgrounds Use Strategies to Strengthen College Applications

Over the past 25 years, the higher education system in the United States has grown more competitive, with students trying to gain admissions to the most desirable institutions and institutions vying for the most desirable students. During this time period, high school students across the country – particularly those from families of higher socioeconomic status […]

Metro Center Continues Partnership with New York State to Support English Language Learners

The New York State Education Department has awarded the NYU Metro Center a five-year, $11 million contract to provide educational support, technical assistance, and professional development to meet the needs of New York’s English language learners (ELLs) and world language students, their families, and the educators who serve them. Through this contract, the Metro Center […]

Technology Grant Helps Faculty Enhance Pedagogy and Practice

Steinhardt’s Course Innovation Grants were offered last summer to faculty members wishing to enhance their existing courses.  Ilana Levinson, manager of Academic Technology Services, and an academic technology team worked with faculty during NYU’s summer session to revise thirteen courses in the following areas:  course content delivery; collaborative and student-centered learning environments; and evaluation and assessment. Catherine Moore […]