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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Steinhardt Faculty Awards, Appointments, Notable Achievements

Rodney Benson, discussed in the Columbia Journalism Review. Amy Bentley, Senior Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution. Adam Buchwald, ASHA Fellow Lessons for Success Conference. Jack Buckley, nominated to serve as Commissioner for the National Center for Education Statistics in the Obama Administration. Exhibits by Carol Bove and Jesse Bransford, highlighted in The New Yorker. […]

Gift from Gale and Ira Drukier Endows Deanship

Mary Brabeck is the inaugural recipient of the Gale and Ira Drukier Deanship. Established by a generous donation from the Drukiers, the gift expresses a “measure of gratitude” for educational opportunities made available to Gale Drukier (BS ’72), a Steinhardt alumna. Gale Drukier, an NYU trustee and member of the Steinhardt’s Deans Council, earned a degree […]

Dana Burde Argues for Community-Based Schools in Afghanistan, in NY Times Op-Ed

Dana Burde, assistant professor of international education in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences, argues for “schooling without schools” in Afghanistan: de-emphasizing expensive new schools (like those in Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea”) in favor of more cost-effective community-based schools housed in mosques or village homes. In a recent Op-Ed in the New […]

Martin Simon Receives $2 Million NSF Grant

Martin Simon, professor of mathematics education, has been awarded a $2 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation for research on students’ concept development and the design of an innovative approach to teaching rational number (e.g., fractions, ratio) in elementary schools. Simon’s co-investigators on the Measurement Approach to Rational Number (MARN) Project are Barbara […]

New York City High School Students Back to School at NYU

On September 7th, a group  of New York City public high school students began the official start of the school year at NYU. As participants in NYU’s College Preview program, the students attend classes with NYU college students and receive high school credit. Art History, Cinema and Literature, Computers and Society, and Developmental Psychology Across the […]

Enver Yucel, Board President of Turkey’s Bahcesehir University, Joins Steinhardt Dean’s Council

Enver Yucel, board president of Turkey’s Bahcesehir Univesity, will join the Steinhardt School’s Dean’s Council of advisors. A successful educational entrepreneur, Yucel founded Bahcesehir Ugur Educational Institutions in 1974, which today includes Bahcesehir Univesity, numerous k-12 schools throughout Turkey, as well as test preparation and publishing units. (Yucel, pictured far left, with Dean’s Council member […]