Latest Findings from Steinhardt’s Vadiveloo Question Link Between Dietary Variety and Body Weight

Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are jointly issued and updated by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They exist to help Americans make informed food choices, maintain a healthy weight, and promote overall health.  Recent dietary guidelines have focused less on encouraging dietary variety […]

At NYU Steinhardt Connection, Potential Students Get More Than a College Tour

In August, potential students and their families visited Washington Square for NYU Steinhardt Connection. The event was an opportunity for high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students to learn about Steinhardt’s undergraduate programs from faculty and staff. In buildings throughout the NYU campus, high school students met with advisors representing programs in applied psychology, communicative […]

NYU Steinhardt and Indiana University Team Up to Explore “Lifewide Learning” Phenomenon of New York City Children

Children today are learning in-school and out-of-school, online and offline, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. They are “lifewide” learners.  Indiana University (IU) and New York University’s Steinhardt School have announced a $350,000 grant from the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust to study this socio-educational phenomenon. […]

Using the Stories and Language of Home, Researchers Create Curriculum Designed to Boost Literacy in Low Income Latino Children

Gigliana Melzi and Adina Schick of Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology have been awarded a $191,00 grant from the Brady Foundation.  The grant supports a study titled, “Oral Stories in the Classroom: Encouraging Preschool Teachers’ Use of Cultural Funds of Knowledge.” Working in partnership with a bilingual Head Start Center in New York City, Melzi, an […]

Steinhardt Dean Mary Brabeck Receives Education Update’s Distinguished Leader in Education Award

Mary Brabeck, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the NYU Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development, has been named a distinguished leader in education by Education Update. The award was presented in June at a special ceremony at the Harvard Club in New York City. Dr. Brabeck was recognized for her work on behalf […]

Occupational Therapy is Part of a Disabilities Research Lab at Media and Games Network (MAGNET)

Anita Perr, clinical associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, is part of a team that will create an Accessibility and Assistive Technology Research and Development Lab at the NYU Media and Games Network (MAGNET).  MAGNET is a facility in Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center that brings together NYU and Polytechnic Institute of NYU faculty whose […]

A Night of Food Politics: Marion Nestle Hosts NYC Mayoral Candidate Food Forum

Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, moderated a public forum on food, agriculture, nutrition and hunger with New York City mayoral candidates on July 15th. The forum, held at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, was aimed at getting New York City mayoral […]

Joe Salvatore of Educational Theatre Program Creates a Night for Young Artists at the Kennedy Center

In June, the nation’s capital celebrated students in the arts with an evening of performances by the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.  This year’s performance was created and directed by Joe Salvatore, Steinhardt’s clinical assistant professor of educational theatre. Each year the Commission on Presidential Scholars, the U.S. Department of Education, and the […]