Steinhardt’s Metro Center to Offer Anti-Bias Training

The Metro Center at NYU is building on its expertise guiding schools on issues of educational equity to address equity in the workplace through anti-bias training for nonprofits, community organizations, and for-profit organizations. The Metro Center’s Center for Strategic Solutions currently works with schools and districts to provide educators with technical assistance and professional development […]

Books from Our Faculty: Soda Politics by Marion Nestle

Soda costs practically nothing to produce or buy – yet has turned its makers into a multibillion-dollar industry with global recognition, distribution, and political power. “If you will grant me a slight exaggeration, we can assume that enough sugary soda is produced in America to provide every person – from newborn babies to the oldest old – with about one […]

Books from Our Faculty: Obfuscation by Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum

Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest By Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum MIT Press, 2015 Obfuscation – the deliberate use of ambiguous, confusing, or misleading information to interfere with surveillance and data collection projects – is the focus of a new book by Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. […]

Georgiou Library Receives Collection of Picture Book Biographies from Leonard Marcus, Children’s Literature Historian

Leonard Marcus, an author and children’s literature scholar, has donated a collection of picture book biographies to the Constantine Georgiou Library and Resource Center for Children and Literature at NYU Steinhardt. The 3,500-volume library is devoted to research, scholarship, and community activities associated with children’s literature and literacy. “Picture book biographies create a unique and […]

“Being Undocumented in the U.S. and the World” with Hirokazu Yoshikawa – Nov. 10

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt, will share his social justice-driven perspective on immigration in his inaugural lecture as a University Professor on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. The lecture, part of the Steinhardt School’s 125th anniversary celebration, will take place in the Global Center for […]

Middle Schoolers May Benefit Academically from Extracurricular Activities

Activities outside the classroom – especially community engagement and sports – may help low-income, urban youth academically as they transition into middle school, according to a new Steinhardt study led by doctoral student Kate Schwartz. The findings, published online in the American Journal of Community Psychology, suggest that participating in extracurricular activities may be protective […]