Herschel Garfein, Adjunct in Steinhardt’s Music Department, Receives Grammy Award

Herschel Garfein, adjunct instructor of music composition in Steinhardt’s Department of  Music and Performing Arts Professions, is the winner of a Grammy Award for his new American opera, ‘Elmer Gantry.’  Lyric and book writer Garfein and composer Robert Aldridge shared the award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. The Naxos recording also won Best Engineered Classical […]

New NYU Steinhardt Study Highlights Successful Strategies to Turn Around Struggling Schools

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools, housed within the NYU Steinhardt, released the results of a year-long study examining strategies used to turn around several of the city’s low-performing public middle schools. Taken together, the study’s findings underscore the importance of strong leadership in ongoing school-improvement efforts. “The turnaround strategies prevalent in federal […]

Joe Salvatore and Pedro Noguera Awarded NYU’s MLK Faculty Award

Joe Salvatore and Pedro Noguera have been awarded NYU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award. The award is presented annually to five faculty members at NYU who exemplify King’s spirit through their teaching, public service, leadership, and community-building activities. Salvatore, a clinical assistant professor of educational theatre in Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts […]

Gran Fury’s AIDS Activist Art Opens at Steinhardt’s 80WSE Galleries

NYU Steinhardt is proud to announce the opening of “Gran Fury: Read My Lips,” the first comprehensive exhibition documenting the work of Gran Fury, the influential AIDS activist arts collective. Gran Fury’s work raised public awareness of AIDS, put pressure on politicians, and opened up a broader spectrum of understanding about the political and collective […]

Institute for Human Development and Social Change Awarded $828,000 MacArthur Grant to Study Digital Learning

Organizations that have implemented such programs include cultural institutions and two schools—one each in New York City and Chicago—that use innovative curricula such as game design and digital learning to enhance young people’s interests, community awareness, and attempt to shape their educational outcomes. … “Both the schools and out-of-school programs have developed innovative ways for students to learn and hope to develop competencies, skills, and dispositions aligned with educational achievement and future success in an increasingly globalized and technology-based society.”

At NYU Steinhardt, $4.5 Million NSF Grant Supports Improving Science Instruction for English Language Learners

More than 41 percent of New York City students report speaking a language other than English at home. According to the New York City Department of Education, 154,466 students are classified as English Language Learners (ELLs), roughly equivalent to the population of Salem, Oregon. As New York City seeks to produce the next generation of […]

Steinhardt in the News: Liel Leibovitz on Why SOPA is Bad Business

Last month Liel Leibovitz, a visiting assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, was interviewed on Al Jazeera English about the Stop Online Piracy Act. Lieboitz is the co-author of The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election (Simon and Schuster, 2010), as well as a contributor to the […]