Carola Suárez-Orozco Stands Up for the DREAM Act

Carola Suárez-Orozco, professor of applied psychology and co-director of Immigration Studies@ NYU, was among 288 scholars in 38 states who have signed onto a letter in support of the DREAM Act, legislation that recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives and which would give certain undocumented immigrant youth an opportunity for legal status. Suárez-Orozco and […]

NYU Reopens the Provincetown Playhouse

Following a two-year, $4.5 million preservation and renovation effort, NYU recently reopened the doors of the Provincetown Playhouse to the Greenwich Village community to celebrate the project’s completion. The Playhouse opened in 1918 and was the home of the Provincetown Players—an amateur group of artists and writers who first collaborated in Provincetown, Mass., and later […]

Steinhardt Selects Winners of Facebook Photo Contest

Five students have been voted the winners of Steinhardt’s first Facebook Photo Contest. Daniel Esquivel, Windy Setiadi, Marco Santarelli, Zaneta Rago, and Jamie Pierce shared first place honors and 11 students were awarded honorable mentions. More than 100 NYU students submitted photos documenting their experience at home and abroad. Winning photos showed students at a […]

Katie Sylvester and Vanessa Volpe Are Named NYU’s Most Influential Students

Katie Sylvester and Vanessa Volpe, Steinhardt undergraduate students, are among Washington Square News’ 15 Most Influential Students. The distinction recognizes a select group of NYU students who work tiirelessly and proactively to effect change in the community. Sylvester and Volpe were the subject of in-depth profiles featured in the student newspaper’s annual influential issue on […]

Diana Van Lancker Sidtis Delivers Keynote Address at Aphasia Society in Germany

Diana Van Lancker Sidtis, a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, was the keynote speaker at the annual membership meeting of the Society for Aphasia Research and Treatment (Gesellschaft für Aphasieforschung und –behandlung) inMünster, Germany. Van Lancker Sidtis’ address, presented in German, was titled, ‘Neurologische Perspektiven formelhafter Sprache’ (‘Neurological Perspectives on Formulaic […]

Biella Coleman Takes on Wikileaks, Hackers, and Anonymous Actions

“…What I will highlight is the Drama (with a capital D) that is currently ongoing, one in which we the spectators are avidly watching, perhaps even participating as we tweet, blog, and wait to see what happens next.” Read Coleman’s commentary and insight on Wikileaks and anonymous in these three recent articles: • The Dramatic Face of Wikileaks (Social Text) • What It’s Like to Participate in Anonymous Actions (The Atlantic) • Episode 14: Rise of the Hacktivist (CBC Radio)

James Macinko Reports on a Health Reform Innovation in Brazil

Brazil’s family health program uses a medical team — a doctor, nurse, medical assistant, and up to six community health workers – to provide primary care, make home visits, and educate communities in an effort to help improve the health of 100 million people they serve. Macinko’s study found that from 1999 to 2007, hospitalizations in Brazil for ambulatory care–sensitive chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, and asthma, fell at almost twice the rate of hospitalizations for all other causes.

Perry Halkitis on Methamphetamine Addiction

“The drug, methamphetamine, interests me because its use transcends race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, and level of education,” says Perry Halkitis. Halkitis’ Methamphetamine Addiction: Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences (American Psychological Association, 2009), is one of the most comprehensive books in print about methamphetamine addiction. “There is no simple, linear path to […]