Where’s the Noise Coming From? How Joscha Legewie Used Big Data to Learn More About the Everyday Tensions Faced by New Yorkers

What can big data teach us?  Assistant Professor Joscha Legewie discusses how he used statistical analysis to find out the times and neighborhoods where New Yorkers complained the most. Assistant Professor Joscha Legewie is a sociologist whose research explores questions related to education, social inequality, and ethnic relations. Recently, to better understand the conditions under which […]

Felix Cavaliere and John Sebastion at Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions on September 9th

Felix Cavaliere and John Sebastian will be the featured guests at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions at NYU on September 9th. Cavaliere and Sebastian will discuss their five-decade careers as musicians, songwriters, and performers with Phil Galdston, NYU faculty songwriter-in-residence and master teacher in songwriting. “Felix Cavaliere and John Sebastian have both written songs […]

Rodney Benson of Department of Media, Culture, and Communication Wins Tankard Book Award

Rodney Benson has been awarded the 2014 Tankard Book Award by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) at its annual meeting in Montréal. Benson is an associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and an affiliated faculty member of NYU;s Department of Sociology. He holds a PhD in sociology from […]

Sex Differences in Swallowing Function Attributed to Height, Finds Steinhardt Study

Variations in swallowing can be traced back to a person’s height, according to a study by Sonja Molfenter, an assistant professor at NYU Steinhardt.  Molfenter’s findings, reported in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, explain previously reported differences in swallowing function between women and men. Swallowing function is commonly disrupted by conditions including stroke, brain […]

Freedom Summer: Robert Cohen on the Lasting Legacy of the 1964 Push to Register Black Voters

In 1964, less than 7% of eligible African-Americans in Mississippi were registered to vote. Under the leadership of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a mixed race group of more than 800 young volunteers recruited from college campuses around the country traveled to Mississippi that summer to register black voters there. Risking violence and arrest, […]

Farmer’s Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption in Low-Income Families Finds Study Led by Carolyn Dimitri

Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by Carolyn Dimitri, an associate professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Heath. The study, which appears online in Food Policy, suggests that farmers […]

Looking for Shakespeare: An Educational Theatre Program for Thespians, Literati, and Aspiring Actors

Slow down, people,” director Jonathan Jones implored his young cast during a recent rehearsal in Pless Hall’s Black Box Theatre. The adolescent actors—seventeen 13- to-18-year olds selected by audition to participate in Steinhardt’s annual Looking for Shakespeare workshop—had just finished an energetic run-through of the second act of Twelfth Night, which they’ll be performing July 24-26. That’s the […]