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 […]

With $2.2 Million, Husband and Wife Research Team Study Speech Effects of Parkinson’s Sufferers

For Diana Sidtis, NYU Steinhardt Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, and her husband, John J. Sidtis, research professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, the mystery of how DBS affected the “low, soft, and breathy” speech of those living with the illness remains a driving force behind their research. […]

Marion Nestle Talks 2012 Farm Bill and What it Means for Everyone

Later this month, Steinhardt’s own Marion Nestle will be participating in Fales Library’s latest panel, “How Would Julia Child Vote on the 2012 Farm Bill: Culinarian Interests and Obligations.” Professor Nestle explains the complexities of this important piece of legislation to At-A-Glance. 1). First and foremost, what is the 2012 Farm Bill? It’s the latest […]