In Studies Across Disciplines, Steinhardt’s Social Scientists Challenge Deeply Held Beliefs About Gender

Niobe Way When psychologist Niobe Way set out to study friendships among teenagers from low-income families, she expected to find that boys were more interested in playing basketball with their friends than having deep, meaningful, heart-to-heart conversations. What she found instead is that boys are deeply vulnerable and speak with passion and sensitivity about their […]

The Consolations of Philosophy is Chosen as New Student Reading

The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton is this year’s required reading for all undergraduate students entering the Steinhardt School. The book, a meditation on philosophy and every day life, uses the wisdom of Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche to illuminate universal problems, among them, unpopularity, poverty, frustration, love-sickness, inadequacy, and generalized […]

Sasson Named 2010 Outstanding Dietetics Educator

Silencing the Self Across Cultures (Oxford University Press, 2010) is a cross-cultural study of depression. Alisha Ali, an associate professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, co-edited the volume with Dana C. Jack, a professor at Western Washington University, who created the Silencing the Self Scale as a way to gain insight into the psychosocial […]

Games for Learning (G4LI) Meeting Looks at Video Games in the Classroom

Video games and their potential for stimulating children’s imaginations and fostering learning was the subject of an all-day meeting held by the Games for Learning Institute (G4LI). James H. Shelton III, Assistant Secretary for Innovation and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education gave opening remarks at the Games for Learning Institute’s May 28th conference, […]

Marion Nestle Receives John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service from Bard Prison Initiative

Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, was recently awarded the John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service at the commencement ceremony of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), held at Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Woodbourne, New York. A program of Bard College, BPI is one of the few privately supported […]

New Leadership in Department of Teaching and Learning; Magill Named Acting Chair

Richard Magill has been appointed acting chair of Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning. Since 2007, Magill has served as visiting professor at Steinhardt, with appointments in the Departments of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Applied Psychology, and Physical Therapy. His expertise crosses a breadth of disciplines: he holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a motor learning specialization […]

Marion Nestle on the Truth about Cat and Dog Food

“The pet food industry serves an important ecological function by using up food that would otherwise be thrown out,” Steinhardt Professor Marion Nestle told New York Times reporter Jane Brody in a recent Personal Health column. “If everyone cooked human food for the 472 million cats and dogs in America, it would be like feeding […]