Water Dispensers a Low-Cost Tool in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity, Finds IESP Study

Making water more available in New York City public schools through self-serve water dispensers in cafeterias resulted in small — but statistically significant — declines in students’ weight, according to new findings. The study, published today in the online issue of JAMA Pediatrics, was conducted by researchers at NYU’s Institute for Education and Social Policy, NYU […]

Exhibit At 80 WSE Gallery Explores Fashion and the Plus-Size* Woman

Beyond Measure: Fashion and the Plus-Size* Woman, a new exhibition that deconstructs the concept of “plus-size” over the course of fashion history, will open January 13 at the 80WSE Gallery at NYU. Organized by graduate students in the Costume Studies Program at NYU’s Steinhardt School, the exhibition explores the shifting discourse surrounding the plus-size woman […]

Steinhardt’s Education Policy Academics Rank Among Most Influential in the Nation

Steinhardt faculty members are among the most influential education policy academics in the country according to the 2016 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,  published by Rick Hess, Education Week blogger. The Education Week rankings list 200 scholars whose ideas move from academic journals into the public discourse.  Faculty are evaluated according to the number of books […]

Education and Technology Worlds Meet at NYU for National Education Week

NYU was the meeting place for National Education Week, an annual ed tech festival, held December 15 – 17.  The conference brought together Startups, CEOS, investors, and members of the education community for conversations on issues and opportunities in education. NYU Steinhardt Dean Dominic Brewer (at right) introduced the two-day event co-sponsored by EDGE, an education […]

On Inventing the Future with Technology: An Interview with Jan Plass

Jan Plass holds Steinhardt’s Paulette Goddard Chair in Digital Media and Learning Science.  He is the director of the program in educational communication and technology, serves as co-director of the Games for Learning Institute, and is the founding director of the CREATE Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technology in Education.   We spoke […]

NYU Steinhardt Plans Major Push into Residency-Based Online Teacher Education

NYU Steinhardt, the country’s oldest university-based school of pedagogy, today announced plans for a new residency-based teacher education program that will deliver its courses 100 percent online. Pending state approval, the proposed program – designed specifically for teacher residencies – would enable students to earn a graduate degree by combining online coursework with immersive on-site […]

Low-income Latino Families Are More Financially Stable, Less Likely to Participate in Assistance Programs

Three new research briefs — all authored by Lisa Gennetian, a research affiliate with the Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC), and two coauthored by Pamela Morris, vice dean of research at NYU Steinhardt — examine the economic circumstances of low-income Latino households. The briefs, released this month by the National Research Center […]

On Technology and Musical Expression: An Interview with Alex Ruthmann

Alex Ruthmann is the director of the NYU Music Experience Design Lab.  He has received grants National Science Foundation grants to explore the interdisciplinary teaching of computational and musical thinking and commercialization strategies for music and media education technologies.  We asked him recently about his work at NYU’s Music and Audio Research Lab. You began […]

Steinhardt Community Receives Four Grammy Award Nominations

Two faculty members and one alumna from Steinhart’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions received four 2016 Grammy Award nominations. Jazz legend and instructor in the jazz studies program, John Scofield, received two nominations, one for Best Instrumental Jazz Album and Best Jazz Solo Performance, both for his album Past Present. Julia Wolfe, associate professor of music […]