Steinhardt Graduation: 2010 Student Speakers

Christianne Bassoul, a bachelor’s candidate in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, was this year’s student speaker for Steinhardt’s Baccalaureate Ceremony. Jen Aloisi, a master’s candidate in the Department of Applied Psychology, was the student Speaker at the Valedictory Celebration. Brian Collins, a doctoral candidate of the Department of Teaching and Learning, spoke at […]

Deborah Damast of Steinhardt’s Dance Education Program Wins Outstanding Educator Award

Deborah Damast, an adjunct instructor in Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, has been awarded the National Dance Education Organization’s Outstanding Dance Educator (Postsecondary) Award. The award recognizes Damast’s ongoing commitment to advancing the field of dance education, as well as her contribution to dance education in New York City. Damast serves as […]

Healthcare Leader, Sculptor, and College Honored at Steinhardt’s Graduation Ceremonies

Sharing the stage with graduating NYU students this year were healthcare leader Ivan Sabel (BS ’67), sculptor Joel Shapiro (MA ’69), and college president Carole Berotte Joseph (PhD’92). Each received Steinhardt’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. Sabel, who was honored at the Baccalaureate Ceremony, is the founder and president of Capital Orthopedics, which was acquired by […]

Marion Nestle Honored by Living Liberally; Celebrates New Book Release

Marion Nestle was awarded Living Liberally’s Robert Putnam Social Capital Award for “fearlessly championing the grassroots good food movement” and for “promoting the radical notion that a more sustainable national diet can help build a more sustainable world.”  The award was presented at the organization’s annual fundraiser in May. Nestle, Paulette Goddard professor in Steinhardt’s Department […]

Edward Seidman Honored with APA Award for Community Research and Action

Edward Seidman, a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, has been awarded the American Psychological Association’s (APA) 2009 Seymour Sarason Award for Community Research and Action award. The award, established by the APA’s Society of Community Research & Action, honors those following in the tradition of Seymour Sarason who made creative contributions to the […]

Undergraduate Applied Psychology Students Present Original Research at Department Conference

Students in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology took part in the department’s undergraduate research conference in April. Maurice Anderson and Katherine Kirkinis were among students who presented research they had undertaken with faculty mentors. Kirkinis studied the role that family played in socializing its members to behave altruistically and found that in urban African American […]

Diane Ravitch Discusses Charter School Movement at NYU Book Event

Diane Ravitch discussed her new book The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education (Basic Books, 2010) at a recent public event sponsored by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and NYU’s Humanities Initiative. “We are at a crucial moment in public education. […]

Metro Center Convenes Symposium on Single-Sex Schools for Black and Latino Boys

Steinhardt’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the George Jackson Academy –an independent school for fourth through eighth grade black and Latino boys–brought together over one hundred educators, parents, school administrators, and researchers for a symposium entitled “What Works for Boys: Promising Practices.” Led by executive director Pedro Noguera (pictured left), the Metro Center recently […]

Steinhardt and Mexico’s Ministry of Public Education Sign Agreement to Evaluate K-6 Curriculum

In an effort to increase educational opportunity for all its children, representatives from Mexico’s Ministry of Public Education visited the NYU’s Steinhardt School to execute a letter of intent authorizing a vast evaluation of its science and mathematics curriculum. Mexico’s curriculum for basic education serves 15 million students with a population of 700,000 teachers in […]