Zimmerman Discusses the “Unlovable” Men of the 1950s on NPR

Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of education and history at New York University, recently published a column in the Christian Science Monitor that reflected on the image of 1950s fatherhood that TV shows like “Mad Men” foster: that of the emotionally distant father. After reading a trove of love letters written to his mother by various suitors […]

Marion Nestle Appears on The Colbert Report

Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health, recently appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss the current “sugar crisis” facing the country. As Nestle explains it, it’s a “manufactured crisis because the food companies want to have cheap sugar from other countries.” Watch below! The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs […]

Inside NYU Steinhardt: New Leadership in Departments

This fall, the Steinhardt School will have new leadership in three of its department. Jonathan Zimmerman, a professor of educational history, has been appointed chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Zimmerman, who served as director of the department’s History of Education Program, also holds an appointment in the Department of History of […]

Alan Turry Brings Music Therapy to Florence Italy

Alan Turry, managing director of Steinhardt’s Nordoff Robbins Center for Music Therapy, gave a day-long lecture on music therapy to doctors, health care workers, musicians, teachers, and music therapists at the Centro Toscano Musicoterapia in Florence Italy in July. In addition, Turry gave a week long workshop at the Centro teaching clinical improvisation skills to […]

Inside Books: Perry Halkitis on Methamphetamine Addiction

Perry Halkitis’ new book is Methamphetamine Addiction: Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences (American Psychological Association, 2009). Halkitis, who serves as professor of applied psychology and public health, as well as Steinhardt’s associate dean for research and doctoral studies, is the recipient of a $2.9 million NIH grant to study the development of young […]

Greetings, Class of 2013

Joe Salvatore, a faculty member in Steinhardt’s program in educational theatre, greeted the class of 2013 and their parents at the New Student Orientation in July.  Here is a transcript of his greetings: On behalf of the faculty, I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to all of you, new students and family members, […]