A Harvest Party for NYU’s Urban Farm Lab

NYU’s Urban Farm Lab celebrated its second harvest on October 2nd with an outdoor farm festival.  Guests picked the summer’s crop of vegetables and feasted on food prepared with the bounty of the harvest season. Second grader, Ananya Parekh, was among the guests who walked the vegetable beds in search of the ripest offerings.  Ananya […]

Photography As Memoir: Questions for Meryl Meisler, Art Education Field Supervisor and Author

Meryl Meisler, an adjunct instructor in the Department of Art and Art Professions, supervises NYU’s student teachers in the New York City public and private schools.  Meisler has worked as visual and digital art teacher for New York City’s Department of Education, a photographer for the American Jewish Congress, and a faculty member at the International […]

From NYU Stories: Amy Bentley Talks About Her New Book, ‘Inventing Baby Food’

Amy Bentley’s book, Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet, explores the forces that have shaped our thinking on childhood nutrition. It’s a uniquely American story that ties together developments in industrialization, feminism, science, family life, and advertising over the course of the 20th century. At the height of popularity of […]

Art Department Fall Public Lecture Series Presents Nikki S. Lee, Chris Kraus, and Sarah Lewis, and More

Dancer/filmmaker Yvonne Rainer, cultural critics Chris Kraus and Eileen Myles, cultural historian Sarah Lewis, and photographer Nikki S. Lee are among the guest artists scheduled to take part in this fall’s public events series hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Arts Professions. The Department will reprise its series of visiting lecturers, which […]

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On Racism and Diversity in Higher Education: An Interview With Faculty Member Michael Sean Funk

Michael Sean Funk, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology, studies the relationship between racism and higher education.  He has served as the associate director of the Academic Achievement Program at NYU and as an adjunct associate professor at Smith College Graduate School of Social Work. Your research has explored the experiences of black […]

Study by Steinhardt Faculty Finds that INSIGHTS, A Classroom Intervention, Can Help Shy Children Learn

INSIGHTS, a program that helps teachers understand temperament, can improve math and critical thinking by helping shy children become more engaged in their class work, finds a study published in School Psychology Review. In the classroom, shy children — who are often described as anxious, fearful, socially withdrawn, and isolated — are less likely to seek attention from teachers […]

Exposure to Aggression Between Parents Can Interfere with a Child’s Ability to Regulate Emotions, Finds NYU Steinhardt Study

Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt a child’s ability to identify and control emotions, according to a longitudinal study led by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, which appear in the journal Development and Psychopathology, also suggest that household chaos and prolonged periods of poverty during early […]

Foundations Commit $1.9 Million to Support Research Alliance for New York City Schools

A new consortium of New York City-based funders—including Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Ford Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation—has joined forces to invest in the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at New York University. The Chicago-based Spencer Foundation also announced a substantial new grant to the […]

Inside Books: Richard Arum Explores The Tentative Transitions of College Graduates

Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates By Richard Arum and Josipa Roska (University of Chicago Press, 2014) In their 2011 book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, Richard Arum and Josipa Roska documented the failure of universities to effectively educate undergraduates. Arum, a professor of sociology and education, and his collaborator used […]