Sweeping changes proposed for federal financial aid at Steinhardt Institute policy forum

Recommendations for sweeping reforms in student financial aid were announced at a Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy meeting on February 26, 2009.  Speaking to an audience of policymakers, faculty, and university financial aid officers, economists Sandy Baum and Michael McPherson called for major changes to simplify the federal financial aid system, improve the student […]

Creating classrooms for children with autism spectrum disorder

Dorothy Siegel, a senior project director at Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning, helped guide New York City’s Department of Education in creating the ASD Nest program in 2003.  This inclusion program, which puts children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the same class with other students, provides the therapeutic support and modifications these children […]

Inside Books: Pedro Noguera on The Trouble With Black Boys

Pedro Noguera, a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, is an urban sociologist who studies how schools are influenced by social and economic conditions.  We recently spoke to him about The Trouble with Black Boys…and Other Reflections on Race, Equity and the Future of Public Education (Jossey-Bass, 2008). Why did you write this […]

Inside Books: Susan Murray on Reality TV

Susan Murray associate professor of media, culture, and communication, is the co-editor (with Laurie Ouellette) of Reality TV:  Remaking the Television Culture (NYU Press, 2009).  We recently spoke to her about the publication of a new version of her book. How has reality TV remade television? When we put together the first edition of this […]

Phuong M. Do’s “Made in Vietnam” Exhibition at Wagner Gallery Space

Phuong M. Do, an MA graduate of Steinhardt’s studio art program, is a photographer who delves into complex questions of self-identity and cultural displacement. The exquisite lacquered photographs that make up her exhibition, “Made in Vietnam,” present an evocative and highly personal tour of Vietnam by night. Born in Laos to Vietnamese parents, Do came […]

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Steinhardt’s Ryan Studies Effects of Omega-3s on Cancer Patients

Aoife Ryan, assistant professor of nutrition, recently published a major study in the Annals of Surgery demonstrating the benefits of omega-3 enriched nutrition for surgical cancer patients. A randomized controlled trial showed that oral nutritional supplements with omega-3 fatty acids resulted in the preservation of muscle mass in patients undergoing surgery for esophageal cancer, a […]

Bleckner Named UN Goodwill Ambassador

Ross Bleckner, renowned artist and faculty member at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, has been named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Bleckner, well known for his large-scale paintings, joined the faculty at NYU Steinhardt in September 2008 as clinical professor of studio art. Bleckner’s […]

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New Grad Hopes to Provide for Communities Most in Need

For her first undergraduate student teaching job, Phoebe Lee faced a world history class filled with recent immigrants—some of whom older than she was—at Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School. Comprised of international students, including a Chinese student who had been in New York for only six days, the class would represent a challenge […]