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. […]

Steinhardt and Stanford Receive $3 Million NSF Grant to Develop STEM Curriculum

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $3 million to researchers at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Stanford University Graduate School of Education to create a language-focused science curriculum for fifth graders. The four-year project, which began Sept. 1, will pay particular attention to developing science education that supports English […]

Steinhardt Celebrates Its 125th Year with a Special Concert by Eduardus Halim, Renowned Pianist

Eduardus Halim, renowned pianist and inaugural holder of the Sascha Gorodnitzki Faculty Chair in Piano Studies in the Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, will appear in a special performance on a “Horowitz Steinway” as part of a two-day event celebrating of the 125th anniversary of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, […]

Helping Girls in NYC’s Juvenile Justice System: An Interview with Shabnam Javdani

Adolescent girls are the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice population, but according to the U.S. Department of Justice, there’s a lack of effective interventions to help them. Steinhardt’s Shabnam Javdani, assistant professor of applied psychology, was awarded more than $645,000 by the National Institute of Justice to evaluate an intervention called ROSES – […]

Public Health Study Finds 15 Percent of Cigarettes Sold in NYC Have Illegal Tax Stamps

Licensed tobacco retailers throughout New York City are selling a substantial number of cigarette packs carrying either counterfeit or out-of-state tax stamps, finds an investigation by NYU public health researchers. These illegal cigarette sales are more pervasive in independent stores, as opposed to chain stores, according to the study published in the BMJ journal Tobacco […]

Steinhardt Study Uses 311 Complaints to Track When and Where Neighborhood Conflict Emerges

Each year, 311 – New York City’s main hub for government information and non-emergency services  – receives millions of requests and complaints, including New Yorkers’ gripes about their neighbors. In a new study using 311 complaint data, researchers tracked when and where New Yorkers complain about their neighbors making noise, blocking driveways, or drinking in […]