Are Things Getting Better? Professor Arnold Grossman on Gay Rights and Suicide Risk in LGBT Youth

Arnold Grossman, a professor of applied psychology, is a lead researcher in a study called “Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide Among Sexual Minority Youth.” Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the study seeks to understand the psychological factors that increase suicide risk; information that is crucial in developing effective interventions.  We interviewed […]

Largest Gathering of Oboists and Bassonists in History Comes to NYC, Courtesy of Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Oboists and bassoonists from all over the world will converge at New York University for five historic days of workshops, lectures, recitals, and evening gala concerts as part of the 43rd Annual International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Conference, to be held August 5-9, 2014. The annual conference, sponsored by the Department of Music and Performing […]

NYU Steinhardt Recommends: Long Live Freedom by Maya Grace Misra at Broadway Windows

Maya Grace Misra, a conceptual artist and BFA student, creates work that explores issues of immigration and displacement and the way that people create identities based on a sense of belonging to a specific place. Her newest work, Azaadi Zindabad//Long Live Freedom (on display at 80WSE Gallery’s Broadway Windows at the corner of Broadway and East […]

A Global Partnership: NYU’s GIFTED Program Helps Girls in Rural Ghana Stay in School

Ghanaian educators reported that girls are staying in school as a result of extra curricular programs they have created under the guidance of NYU’s Ghanian Institute for the Future of Teaching and Education Women’s Fellowship Program (GIFTED). Schools are enrolling more girls and keeping them engaged through special offerings that are designed to to harness […]

Researchers Find That a Program to Reduce Problem Behavior Boosts Math and Reading

A program aimed at reducing behavior problems improved performance in math and reading among low-income kindergartners and first graders, according to a study by researchers at NYU Steinhardt. Their findings, which appear in the Journal of Educational Psychology, point to the value of well-designed interventions to improve education, the study’s authors say. “Supporting young low-income children […]

At Undergraduate Research Conference, Looking at Children’s Perceptions of Gender

Jasmine Sundri, a senior in the Department of Applied Psychology, celebrated her research with Steinhardt faculty and students at the fifth annual Applied Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference on May 9th.  Sundri, who presented a poster on perceptions of gender among K-6 children, was among twelve students who gave presentations at the conference, an event that highlighted […]

Brown at 60 Conference Poses Questions About Progress in Racial Equality in Education

In May of 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” setting a precedent for ending legally sanctioned racial segregation not just in schools, but in all sectors of American society. The landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling, which overturned the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision upholding the constitutionality […]