Obesity and School Policy Study Receives $1.3 Million from National Institute of Health

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.3 million to support a study by a team of New York University researchers on how school food policy shapes health, fitness, and academic outcomes among school children. The project’s principal investigator is Amy Ellen Schwartz, a professor of public policy and economics at the Steinhardt School […]

Ferran Adrià Talks Creativity & Food at Experimental Cuisine Meeting

“In any artistic industry, youcan’t teach creativity, you either have it or you don’t,” said Ferran Adrià, who was a special guest at the Experimental Cuisine Collective’s March meeting at Astor Center. Adrià was on hand to promote journalist Lisa Abend’s book, The Sorcerer’s ApprenticesThe Sorcerer’s Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adrià’s […]

Public Health Hero Award Goes to Marion Nestle

New York University Professor Marion Nestle has been named a “Public Health Hero” for her national leadership in nutrition policy and her work to stem nutritionally based diseases, such as obesity, by the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health. “Every day, Marion Nestle speaks to reporters, business people, or government officials, doing her […]

U.S. News Highlights Steinhardt’s Flexible Study Abroad Offerings

Steinhardt’s flexible study-abroad offerings were highlighted in a recent U.S. News and World Report article, ‘More Graduate Students Consider Study Abroad’ by Christopher J. Gearon. “NYU and other schools are trying to accommodate demanding student schedules with flexible offerings, including informal research exchanges, brief summer or inter-session trips, dual or joint degree programs, semester- and […]

Policy Breakfast Explores Role NYC’s Science-Rich Institutions Play in STEM Education

As a student who benefits from New York City’s public school partnership with Urban Advantage (UA), Zack had a unique opportunity: he could collect data with his peers on aFriday field trip to the Bronx Zoo, and then, with an admission voucher provided by UA, visit the zoo again with his family on Sunday afternoon to double- check his results. … Catherine Milne , associate professor of science education at Steinhardt, enriched the discussing by describing the importance of Molecules and Minds , a three-year project, funded by the IES National Center for Educational Research, which is allowing Steinhardt’s researchers to develop effective chemistry simulations for a broad range of learners, including students of ethnic or racial minority groups that are not meeting academic goals.

Steinhardt Ranks # 15 in U.S. News & World Report

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development is ranked 15th in the 2011 U. S. News and World Report rankings of the country’s top graduate schools of education. Three of Steinhardt’s education programs were ranked in the top 20. Educational Policy (ranked 13th — tied with Ohio University) Secondary Education (ranked 17th — […]