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 […]

Inside Books: Temperament-Based Elementary Classroom Management By Sandee Graham McClowry

“Understanding how children differ in temperament can help teachers to support their academic and social-emotional developments,” writes Sandee Graham McClowry in her new book, Temperament-Based Elementary Classroom Management  (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). McClowry, a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, is the creator of INSIGHTS into Children’s Temperament, a classroom intervention program, and the […]

An Interview with Leanne Brown (MA ’14), Author of ‘Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day’

Imagine an elegant cookbook for those who aren’t sure how they’ll pay for their next meal. It sounds impractical, but this was just the idea that seized Leanne Brown as she began work on her final project for Steinhardt’s master’s in food studies. Gourmet cuisine might seem a stretch for cooks eating on just $4 […]

From NYU Stories: Alex Ruthman, The Pandora Professor

What does Wynton Marsalis have in common with Miley Cyrus? How do you get from Claude Debussy to Kanye West in just six musical steps? These are the kinds of questions that intrigue Alex Ruthmann, a music education and technology faculty member, who’s a bit like the hip band director you never had: On a given […]

U.S. Department of Education Awards NYU Steinhardt $4 Million to Train Next Generation of Educational Researchers

Steinhardt’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) has received a $4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to train students to conduct research in a range of areas in the field. “Education is a cornerstone to a nation’s well-being—from spurring economic growth through an effectively trained workforce to serving as a […]

It’s Story Hour at the Constantine Georgiou Children’s Library

Parents and caregivers, take note:  NYU’s Constantine Georgiou Library and Resource Center for Children and Literature, named in honor of an accomplished children’s book author, collector, and longtime scholar at NYU, opened in May 2013, and now offers free public programs for toddlers and infants featuring picture books from the center’s extensive collection. In a […]