Merging Health and Technology: Q&A with Claire Kearney-Volpe

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Claire Kearney-Volpe has the honor of being the first doctoral student in NYU Steinhardt’s new rehabilitation sciences program, an interdisciplinary degree encompassing Steinhardt’s health and therapeutic professions. But she’s no stranger to NYU – Kearney-Volpe earned her master’s from NYU Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2015, where she focused on health promotion and participatory [...]

Teacher Communication with Parents Consistent with Racial Stereotypes

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Teachers communicate with parents not just based on a student’s academic performance and behaviors, but also based on parents’ racial and immigrant backgrounds, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. “The patterns of communication we saw are consistent with stereotypes that teachers may subscribe to different racial and ethnic [...]

The Kids Are Alright: Youth Are Civically Engaged, Despite Income Inequality

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Income inequality is linked with greater civic engagement among youth, particularly among youth of color and those of lower socioeconomic status, finds a study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, published in the November issue of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, contradict what research has shown among adults, [...]

Led by Steinhardt’s Juan Bello, NYU Launches Research Initiative to Combat NYC Noise Pollution

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Taking aim at New Yorkers’ biggest civic complaint – noise – a team of scientists from NYU, working with collaborators at Ohio State University, have launched a first-of-its-kind comprehensive research initiative to understand and address noise pollution in New York and beyond. The project – which involves large-scale noise monitoring – leverages the latest in [...]

Augmented Reality Contributes to Museum Learning

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Augmented reality is an emerging technology with the potential to transform learning – including in museum exhibits having to do with human health. “By digitally adding or removing information from the physical world, augmented reality creates a sense that real and virtual objects coexist, and can enhance people’s interactions both with each other and with [...]

Researchers Develop a Method to Shorten Patient Reported Outcome Assessment

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An international group of researchers have developed a novel approach to improving how patient reported outcomes – which assess health based on the patient’s perspective – are measured, without having them answer a dozen unnecessary questions. The study, published in the journal Arthritis Care and Research, created an abbreviated form of the Cochin Hand Function [...]

Drama Therapy Performance Tackles Terror, Nov. 10-13

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Amidst the nation’s fixation with the threat of socio-political terrorism, the NYU Steinhardt Program in Drama Therapy will present Behind the Door: Terror as Performance, an arts-based drama therapy research project examining both public and private terrorism and how the two compare. The shows, running November 10-13, 2016 at the Provincetown Playhouse, will be comprised [...]

Gender Gaps in Math Persist, With Teachers Underrating Girls’ Math Skills

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Beginning in early elementary school, boys outperform girls in math – especially among the highest achievers – continuing a troubling pattern found in the late 1990s, finds a new analysis led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, published in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research [...]