Gabriella Coleman on Hacking as Political Protest

Today’s New York Times reports that Anonymous has shut down the Egyptian government’s Web sites in support of antigovernment protests. Gabriella ‘Biella’ Coleman, an assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, weighs in on hacking. What is a ‘hacker?’ Do hackers have a code of ethics? The term hacker usually conjures images of […]

‘But Does It Work?’ is Question Posed at Conference on Independent Curriculum

The role the curriculum plays in learning was the subject of a conference co-sponsored by Steinhardt’s Institute for Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC). ‘But Does It Work: Debating an Independent Curriculum,’ brought together more than 200 researchers and practitioners for a Saturday conference in January at the Calhoun School to debate innovations and challenges […]

Marion Nestle Agrees with Government: Eat Healthy and Eat Less

Steinhardt Professor Marion Nestle was quoted in a New York Times article on the latest nutrition guidelines released by the federal government. New guidelines urge Americans to eat less salt and saturated fats, eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and consume less food in general. “They are blunter here than they’ve ever been before, […]

“Give Bigotry No Sanction,” Public Symposium in Religious Freedom, Mon., Jan 31 at 7 p.m.

NYU Steinhardt is partnering with the international education nonprofit organization Facing History and Ourselves to sponsor a symposium on religious freedom and democracy featuring NYU President John Sexton, Harvard Law School Dean and Facing History Board of Scholars Chair Martha Minow, Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the U.S. Department of State Farah Pandith, and […]

Plight of Haitian Women and Children is Subject of Doucet’s MLK Day Lecture

Fabienne Doucet, an assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning, delivered the Walter’s Art Museum’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture on January 16th. Doucet’s speech, “Haiti—A Year Beyond: Women and Children Last: Stagnation, Bureaucracy and Indifference In Post-Disaster Haiti,’ presented a dire picture of life for women and children, many who are […]

Jacqueline Mattis, Applied Psychology Chair, Awarded NYU’s MLK Faculty Award

Jacqueline Mattis, professor and chair of Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, has 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. Mattis, who teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the counseling […]

NYU Steinhardt Remembers Charles B. Hayes, Professor Who Studied Equity in Schooling

Charles B. Hayes, Steinhardt professor emeritus and former professor of educational administration, died on January 10, 2011. He was 87 years old. During a 25-year career at NYU, Hayes chaired more than 100 doctoral dissertations, distinguishing himself as a devoted teacher and mentor. He also played a critical role in developing Steinhardt’s program in educational […]

Kathy Heins Joins Steinhardt School as Director of Development

Kathy Heins has been appointed director of development.Heins, who currently serves as director of development and public affairs at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts (IFA), will join Steinhardt in February. At IFA, Heins has been responsible for fundraising, alumni affairs, public relations, and strategic planning for the institute’s capital campaign. IFA, located with NYU’s Faculty […]