Steinhardt To Co-host National Education Week

National Education Week, an annual education conference previously held in Washington, D.C., is moving to New York City and will be led by education technology incubator EDGE. NYU Steinhardt will co-host the gathering of educational professionals – researchers, educators, institutional leaders, and technology innovators – from Dec. 15-17, 2015. “As the country’s oldest school of pedagogy […]

Research by Selcuk Sirin Finds Syrian Refugee Children Encountering Significant Trauma and Education Disruptions

Forty percent of the more than four million Syrian refugees who have fled Syria since civil war began in 2011 are under the age of 12, with many encountering substantial disruptions to their education that will affect their learning once resettled, finds a report co-authored by Selcuk Sirin, associate professor of applied psychology, and released […]

Rosanne Cash Interviewed at Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Session

Grammy Award-winning songwriter, Rosanne Cash visited Steinhardt’s Provincetown Playhouse on October 8th to talk shop with Phil Galdston, NYU faculty songwriter-in-residence, and share with students what drives her songwriting. Cash and Galdston discussed her latest release, “The River and the Thread,” a collaboration with husband/co-writer/producer and arranger John Leventhal, which evokes a kaleidoscopic examination of the […]

Books from Our Faculty: The History of Modern Fashion

Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” In The History of Modern Fashion, Costume Studies Program Director Nancy Deihl and faculty member Daniel James Cole, reinforce this claim in […]

Technology is Focus of New Student Convocation

Selfies, sound maps, and surveillance were among the topics discussed at Steinhardt’s New Student Convocation on October 6th.  The event brought together 800 undergraduate students for a discussion of The Circle, required reading for students entering the school.  Students used the 1984-ish satire to explore how their identities have been shaped by technology. Ted Magder, […]

Steinhardt Kicks Off 125th Anniversary Celebration with Why We Eat What We Eat

On Sept. 24, Steinhardt kicked off its 125th anniversary celebration with an interdisciplinary panel that brought together a food policy expert, an historian of science, and an experimental neuroscientist.   Yale University’s Gordon Shepherd, a leading researcher who coined the field of “neurogastronomy,” and Harvard University’s Steven Shapin, an expert on historical changes in food and […]

Visiting Artists Series Launches with Lectures by Leslie Hewitt, Luis Gispert, Wayne Koestenbaum

Conceptual artist Cheryl Donegan, contemporary visual artist Leslie Hewitt, sculptor and photographer Luis Gispert, and poet and critic Wayne Koestenbaum are among the artists who will be participating in the fall NYU Steinhardt Visiting Artists Lecture series, sponsored by the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Arts Professions. Lectures are free and open to the public, and take place […]

Martha Kanter Joins Honorary Chair and Vice Chair, Dr. Jill Biden and Gov. Jim Geringer, in Campaign for Tuition-Free Community College

Last week, President Obama announced new steps to build momentum nationwide to make two years of community college free. As part of this effort, he announced the creation of the College Promise Campaign and its advisory board, led by Dr. Jill Biden and former Wyoming governor Jim Geringer and directed by Martha Kanter, distinguished visiting […]

Study Examines Neighborhood Effects on Language of African-American Youth

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences demonstrates the effect of neighborhood poverty on the use of African-American Vernacular English by low-income minority youth. African-American Vernacular English, a systematic dialect spoken by some African-Americans and commonly known as Ebonics, is rooted in history and an important identity marker and expressive resource for its speakers. […]