Metro Center for Urban Education Seeks to Boost Teachers’ Understanding of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in the Classroom

The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TACD), housed within NYU Steinhardt’s Metro Center for Urban Education (Metro Center), will host its 2012 summer institute “Guardians of Equity: Moving Beyond a Deficit Model,” on Friday, July 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the NYU Kimmel Center located at 60 Washington Square South.  In partnership with the New York […]

Steinhardt Researchers Receive $1.6 Million to Partner with Intel on New Science and Tech Center

NYU Steinhardt Professor Helen Nissenbaum recently received $1.625 million to serve as New York University’s lead researcher in the new Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing, an initiative that will bring the social sciences to bear on contemporary computing—from social networks to e-government. Assistant Professor Erica Robles-Anderson, also from NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and […]

In the Community: NYU Steinhardt’s Prison Theatre Initiative

This past semester, Nan Smithner and graduate students in Steinhardt’s Program in Educational Theatre, presented the play, Evolution, to inmates at Woodbourne Correctional Facility.  The original work, which incorporated dance, spoken word, and physical theatre, and focused on themes of change and forgiveness, was created in collaboration with Rehabilitation Through the Arts.  The play, which […]

Niyati Parekh Named American Cancer Society Research Scholar

Niyati Parekh, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, has been named a Cancer Society Research Scholar by the American Cancer Society.  The lifetime designation recognizes the contributions that Parekh, a nutritional epidemiologist, has made on behalf of cancer research.  In 2011, Parekh, received a $720,000 grant from the […]

Steinhardt in the News: An America Reads Tutor and Her Student Get Some Oklahoma City Thunder

Caitlin Clements, who works as a tutor for NYU America Reads in PS 256, The Benjamin Banneker School in Brooklyn, found a novel way to show her students the power of the written word. One day she noticed that one of her first grade students, Antoine Fonviille, had written about Kevin Durant, the star player […]

Steinhardt Senior, Sachiko Pettit, is Part of Team Awarded NYU Reynolds Challenge Best Overall Venture

Sachiko Pettit, a senior in the Steinhard’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communications, is among a team of NYU undergraduate students whose social-change initiative, Youth Take Charge, has been selected as Best Overall Venture in the Changemaker Challenge sponsored by the NYU Catherine B. Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship. Youth Take Charge seeks to fight […]

Mary Leou Honored for “Greening the City” by Audubon’s Women in Conservation Program

Mary Leou, director of Steinhardt’s Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, has been awarded the Audubon’s Women in Conservation Program’s distinguished “Women Greening the City” award.  Leou was one of 24 women recognized for their work in “tirelessly transforming and greening the physical landscape of New York City’s urban habitat” at an award ceremony held […]

America Reads: Teaching City Children By Words and Example

NYU Steinhardt runs the largest America Reads program in the country. Since 1997, 12,000 students throughout NYU have been employed in work-study jobs assisting public school teachers help students acquire basic literacy skills.  Working one-on-one with children from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, tutors provide close to 10,000 hours per week of academic assistance at no […]