NYU Steinhardt and U.S. Postal Service Celebrate Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height

NYU Steinhardt Alumna Dorothy Height (BA ’33, MA ’35, HON ’75) was honored with a special FOREVER stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service in honor of Black History Month. A leader of the African-American and women’s rights movements, Height worked alongside prominent civil rights activists and shared the stage with Martin Luther King, Jr. at […]

“Her Opponent” Restages the 2016 Presidential Debates with Gender-Reversed Casting

Could experiencing Donald Trump through the body of a woman and Hillary Clinton through the body of a man, help people understand their own deeply ingrained gender biases? This was the question behind “Her Opponent,” a gender-reversed, ethnographic restaging of excerpts of the 2016 presidential debates at the Provincetown Playhouse in January. The experimental performance […]

Creating a Virtual Library from VHS Tapes and DVDs: An Interview with Francesca Socolick, Steinhardt’s Senior Academic Technologist

Francesca Socolick, a senior academic technologist at NYU Steinhardt, works with faculty to update and refresh their technology.  Recently she helped the Department of Applied Psychology replicate their library of VHS and DVD media online. We interviewed Francesca to learn more the state of technological innovation in academia and how a virtual library can be created to enhance […]

What Diversity on the American Campus Can Teach Us: An Interview with Gregory Wolniak

Gregory Wolniak’s new book, How College Affects Students, synthesizes the finding of more than 1,800 research studies to offer insight on how the undergraduate experience affects students. The book looks at students’ cognitive and moral development, attitudes and values, psychosocial change, educational attainment, and economic, career, and quality of life outcomes after college, in relationship to […]

International Education Students Create Resources for Under-Served and Refugee Children

“I am always searching for opportunities to bring the real world into my classroom,” says Elisabeth King, associate professor of international education and politics. “I want to give our students, who are so passionate about wanting to make a difference in the world, the opportunity to see the wonder and the challenges of their engagement.” Last […]

Engaging Fathers in Parenting Intervention Improves Outcomes for Both Kids and Fathers

A parenting program where fathers engage with their children through reading was found to boost the fathers’ parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers’ school readiness and behavior, finds a study led by NYU Steinhardt. “Unlike earlier research, our study finds that it is possible to engage fathers from low-income communities in parenting interventions, which […]

Books from Our Faculty: Changes in the Brain: Impact on Daily Life by Yael Goverover

Changes in the Brain:  Impact on Daily Life (Springer, 2017) Goverover, Yael., Chiaravalloti, Nancy D., Editors In Changes in the Brain, Yael Goverover, associate professor of occupational therapy, and  Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, show how societal and cultural expectations can shape the context and experience of disability. In this edited volume, experts across brain-related fields discuss how […]