At New Student Convocation, A Celebration and Discussion of Philosophy

Freshmen and transfer students came together NYU’s Kimmel Hall in October to discuss and celebrate The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton. The book, required reading for Steinhardt’s New Student Seminar, traces the journeys and challenges that six philosophers faced in their lifetimes. The program began with a conversation between Steinhardt Dean Mary Brabeck […]

Speech Language Pathologist Harriet Klein on the Misarticulation of ‘R’ Sounds

Harriet Klein is a professor and director of the doctoral program in Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She teaches articulation disorders (graduate and undergraduate), language disorders in children, and principles of intervention. Among her honors are professional achievement awards from the New York State Speech Language-Hearing Association and the New York City Speech, […]

On Writing and Cheating (At Video Games): An Interview with Liel Liebovitz, Visiting Assistant Professor

Liel Leibovitz, a visiting assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture and Communications, is a communications scholar and journalist who researches video game and interactive media. He is the author of four books of non-fiction—most recently The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election (Simon and Schuster, 2010), co-written with Todd […]

New Report Finds Number of K-12 Kids Facing Foreclosure in NYC on the Rise

While researchers have noted the deleterious effects of foreclosure on surrounding properties and neighborhoods, little is known about the effects of foreclosure on children. A new report, Kids and Foreclosure: New York City, released today by researchers at NYU Steinhardt’s Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP) and NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and […]

Beth Weitzman, Diana Silver, and Wagner Team Honored for Urban Health Initiative Evaluation

A national evaluation of the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) undertaken by Steinhardt Associate Dean Beth Weitzman and a team of NYU researchers, will be honored with the American Evaluation Association‘s (AEA) 2010 Outstanding Evaluation Award. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson, the UHI was a 10-year multi-city initiative aimed at improving health and safety of […]

Jon Stewart Surprises Media Studies Class with Guest Lecture

When students showed up for Steinhardt assistant professor Victor Pickard’s “Intro to Media Studies” class last week, they thought they were in for a typical lecture on the media landscape. What they didn’t expect was that a celebrity guest speaker – Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show—was waiting for them in the wings. Ten […]

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