Zimmerman Awarded NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award

  Web Extras Jonathan Zimmerman’s Culture Wars class blog Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of educational history in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been awarded NYU’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Established in 1987, the award is presented annually to outstanding full-time faculty members in recognition of exceptional teaching, within and outside the classroom. Zimmerman was […]

Marion Nestle Discusses Her New Book, “Pet Food Politics”

  Web Extras Faculty Video: Interview with Marion Nestle   Marion Nestle’s blog     Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health. One of the country’s most outspoken critics of the food industry, she has published widely on food politics. Debra Weinstein spoke to her […]

Steinhardt Education Policy Series Explores Closing the Achievement Gap

  Web Extras Video: The Policy Breakfast Faculty Video: Carola Suárez-Orozco (Pictured l. to r.: Mary Brabeck, dean of NYU Steinhardt; Michael Rebell, executive director, Campaign for Educational Equity; Clancy Blair, professor of applied psychology; Carola Suárez-Orozco, co-director of Immigration Studies @ NYU) NYU Steinhardt’s Education Policy Breakfast series, “Closing the Achievement Gap: Facing Challenges […]

Major New Research Alliance to Study Improvement in City Schools

  Web Extras Slideshow: IESP Presentation: Why Do Some Schools Get More and Others Less? Faculty Video: Leanna Stiefel (Pictured: Joel Klein, NYC Schools Chancellor; James Kemple, newly appointed executive director of the Research Alliance; Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO, Partnership for NYC; John Sexton, NYU President; Deborah Glick, NY State Assemblywoman; Leo Casey, VP […]

Steinhardt Spotlights: Edit Entry: McIlwain Examines Racial Politics Following Obama’s Victory

  Charlton McIlwain, assistant professor of media, culture, and communication, recently sat down with Reuters TV to discuss whether America has entered a “post-racial era,” following Senator Barack Obama’s historic victory in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. McIlwain suggests that overemphasis on the historic nature of the victory might enable society to argue against the […]

Steinhardt’s Plass to Co-Direct New Games For Learning Institute (G4LI)

Speaking to New York University faculty and students recently, Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft Corp., unveiled details about a first-of-its-kind, multidisciplinary, multi-institutional gaming research alliance that will provide the fundamental scientific evidence to support games as learning tools for math and science subjects among middle-school students. The Games for Learning Institute […]