MPH Graduate Returns to Iraq with Dreams for the Future

Ghalib Al-Jibara was a medical school student at Baghdad Teaching Hospital at the start of the U.S invasion of Iraq in 2003. He volunteered to work in the hospital’s emergency room when the war broke out, knowing the ER would need extra hands. But with security in Baghdad deteriorating by the day, Al-Jibara and his […]

Obama’s Education Reforms Offer Opportunities, Say Policy Experts

Web Extras Listen: Click play to listen to the full interview or download the audio here. Video: Obama’s Education Priorities: What are they? What Should They Be? President Barack Obama recently unveiled an ambitious agenda for education reform, encompassing not only K-12 but also higher education. Proposed reforms include increasing the number of charter schools, […]

Bello Wins NSF Grant to Study “Building Blocks” of Music

The ability to quickly and easily search a vast catalog of song titles, artists, albums, and genres makes Apple’s iTunes software popular with millions of users. But for Juan Bello, assistant professor of music and music education, the ability to search digital music by its sequential structure opens up exciting possibilities for retrieval, analysis, visualization […]

Noguera Appointed Inaugural Agnew Professor

Pedro Noguera, a professor in the departments of Teaching and Learning and Humanities and Social Sciences, has been named the inaugural Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education. A noted urban sociologist, Noguera has devoted his research to the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in urban environments. A widely published […]

Reducing Behavior Problems in Head Start Classrooms, Focus of Study by NYU Researcher

Web Extras Listen: C. Cybele Raver discusses her decade-long research into human development and social change and the IHDSC Seminar Series (Click Play) A major component of President Barack Obama’s education reform plan is increased funding for Head Start, the federally financed health and education program for low-income children and families. Now, a new research […]

NYU Steinhardt Jazz Orchestra Travels to Abu Dhabi

This past January, the NYU Steinhardt Jazz Orchestra traveled to Abu Dhabi, where, under the direction of Dave Schroeder, the orchestra performed at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute’s inaugural academic conference. While in Abu Dhabi, the orchestra also spent a day teaching and performing for elementary and secondary school students at the American Community School. […]

Steinhardt Presented Inaugural Academic Conference at NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

(From l. to r.: Jim Mienczakowski, Professor and Executive Director of Higher Education, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC); Steinhardt Dean Mary Brabeck; His Excellency Hanif Hassan Al Qassimi, Minister of Education, Abu Dhabi; Mariet Westermann, Vice Chancellor for Regional Campus Development, NYU; Mugheer Khamis Al-Khaili, Director General, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) In January, the […]