Alumni in the News: Harriet Taub (BA ’76) Turns Refuse into Art

Alumna Harriet Taub (BA ’76) was featured in For Schools, Free Art Supplies, and More, a New York Times story about Materials For The Arts, New York’s premier reuse center, which offers gently used art supplies to artists, non-profit centers, and schools. (The interview below originally appeared in Steinhart’s At a Glance print newsletter, Spring […]

Natalie Jeremijenko Named Influential Woman in Technology

Natalie Jeremijenko an associate professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Art and Arts Professions, has been named one of the Fast Company’s 2011 Most Influential Women in Technology.  One of six women listed in the blog’s ‘Brainiac’ category, Jeremijenko was honored for finding ways to take technologies manufactured by large corporations and the military and use them […]

Haiti Conference Focuses on Children, Families, and Long-Term Responses to Catastrophe

Convening a group of experts on Haiti from a variety of academic backgrounds, NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) organized a day-long conference to advance knowledge on rebuilding Haiti and on how to protect vulnerable populations in post-disaster contexts. The conference brought together mental health experts, educators, psychologists, anthropologists, legal experts, and […]

Research Alliance Study Shows NYC Middle Schools Face High Teacher Turnover

In recent years, education researchers have focused on the middle school grades as a critical period for children, given the influence of middle school on high-school performance. A new report by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools examines one aspect of middle school performance, teacher turnover, and finds a high proportion of new-to-school […]

In the Arts: Oboist Matt Sullivan Reviewed in the New York Times

An “intriguing” performance-art piece oboist, Matt Sullivan is reviewed in Vivien’s Schweitzer’sNew York Times article, ‘Eight Hours of Songs, and Uncounted Influences.’ Reviewing the Music of Now marathon at Symphony Space in February 21, 2011, Schweitzer writes: The most unusual work I encountered was “Multiple Oneness,” an intriguing performance-art piece by the oboist Matt Sullivan […]

Art Meets Technology in David Darts’ PirateBox

The PirateBox? What is it? The PirateBox is an electronic device that creates mobile, autonomous, wireless hotspots that allow people in the same space to communicate anonymously and share electronic files without connecting to the Internet. It was inspired by the free culture and Pirate Radio movements. What’s behind your invention? I wanted to provide […]