Stella Flores, Higher Education Scholar, Speaks at White House Summit on Diversity and Inclusion

Stella Flores, associate professor of higher education at NYU Steinhardt, took part in the White House Summit on Advancing Postsecondary Diversity and Inclusion on November 18, 2016.  The panel was chaired by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. In her testimony, Flores noted that researchers must communicate the strategies and interventions most likely to […]

Selçuk Şirin Delivers NYU’s Jacob K. Javits Lecture on the Plight of Syrian Refugee Children

Selçuk Şirin, a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, delivered the 2016 Jacob K. Javits Lecture at NYU on November 14th.  In his speech, “Syrian Refugee Children: Food and Shelter is Not the Answer,” Şirin discussed the humanitarian crisis facing Syrian children and insights gleaned from his ongoing projects studying immigrant children. Şirin is […]

ASD Nest Support Project Awarded Contract by NYC DOE to Continue Work Supporting Autism Program

The NYU ASD Nest Support Project has been awarded a $929,100, one-year contract from the New York City Department of Education to provide support services for its ASD Nest Program, which now serves more than 1,000 children with autism in 39 public schools across the city. The grant also includes funding to train Department of […]

Teacher Communication with Parents Consistent with Racial Stereotypes

Teachers communicate with parents not just based on a student’s academic performance and behaviors, but also based on parents’ racial and immigrant backgrounds, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. “The patterns of communication we saw are consistent with stereotypes that teachers may subscribe to different racial and ethnic […]

The Kids Are Alright: Youth Are Civically Engaged, Despite Income Inequality

Income inequality is linked with greater civic engagement among youth, particularly among youth of color and those of lower socioeconomic status, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, published in the November issue of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, contradict what research has shown among adults, […]

Led by Steinhardt’s Juan Bello, NYU Launches Research Initiative to Combat NYC Noise Pollution

Taking aim at New Yorkers’ biggest civic complaint – noise – a team of scientists from NYU, working with collaborators at Ohio State University, have launched a first-of-its-kind comprehensive research initiative to understand and address noise pollution in New York and beyond. The project – which involves large-scale noise monitoring – leverages the latest in […]

Augmented Reality Contributes to Museum Learning

Augmented reality is an emerging technology with the potential to transform learning – including in museum exhibits having to do with human health. “By digitally adding or removing information from the physical world, augmented reality creates a sense that real and virtual objects coexist, and can enhance people’s interactions both with each other and with […]