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 […]

Cyber Crime Panel to Feature Senator Gillibrand, Helen Nissenbaum of NYU Steinhardt, and FBI and Facebook Reps

New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge will host a roundtable discussion on cyber crime, featuring U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Steinhardt Professor Helen Nissenbaum, and representatives from Facebook and the FBI, on Mon., Jan. 23, 8-10 a.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, 4th Floor, 60 Washington Square South (at […]

Nutrition Student Receives Grant to Study If Variation in Diet Yields Less Body Fat

Maya Vadiveloo, a graduate student in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, has been awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) FDA Summer 2011 Predoctoral Fellowship. The $44,000 AHA award is for a project titled, Associations Between Dietary Variety and Body Adiposity Using a Novel Scoring Method. Under the supervision of Niyati Parekh, […]

New Books by Media, Culture, and Communication Faculty Explore Youth Media and Visual Culture

Youth media projects and visual culture are the subject of two new books by faculty members in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. International Perspectives on Youth Media: Cultures of Production and Education (Peter Lang), edited by Joellen Fisherkeller, an associate professor,documents and analyzes transnational research on youth media production and distribution projects, illuminating the variety […]

Education Week Rankings Find Steinhardt Faculty Members Wield Influence in Educational Reform Debate

Faculty members at NYU Steinhardt are recognized for influencing public debates educational reform in Education Week’s recently released Rick Hess Straight Up (RHSU) Edu-Scholar Presence rankings. Diane Ravitch, Richard Arum, Pedro Noguera are ranked among the top ten scholars who impact the national debate on schooling. Also making the RHSU list are: Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Jonathan […]

Live from New York: SNL Band Featuring Steinhardt Alumni

Saturday Night Live band members Ron Blake (M.M. ’10), Jared Scharff (BS ’01), and Tuffus Zimbabwe (M.M. ’09) are the subject of a profile in NYU Alumni Connect magazine. The band is “one of the most talented ensembles on television today,’ writes Kristine Jannuzzi, who adds that the musicians create “the energy and momentum that […]