Jack Buckley Is Nominee for Commissioner of National Center for Education Statistics Post, U.S. Department of Education

The White House this week announced President Obama’s intention to nominate Jack Buckley, associate professor of applied statistics in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, to the position of Commissioner of Education Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education. The position requires Senate confirmation. Previously, Buckley served as the Deputy Commissioner […]

Doctoral Student Onnie Rogers Awarded Spencer Grant for Race and Gender Research

Onnie Rogers, a doctoral student in developmental psychology in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, has been awarded a fellowship from the Spencer Foundation to complete a dissertation entitled, ‘The Intersections of Race and Gender in An All-Black Male School: Racial and Gender Identity, Psychological Well-Being, and Academic Performance.’ Rogers’ research examines gender and racial identity […]

Dance Education Conferences Offer Panels, Performances, Immersion

Master classes, performances, yoga for dancers, and choreography studies are just some of the offerings this July at NYU as Steinhardt’s Dance Education Program hosts two conferences: CORPS de Ballet International and World Dance Alliance-Americas Global Dance Events. Interested participants are welcome to register for: CORPS de Ballet International, Bodies of Knowledge: Ballet and Academe, […]

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, […]