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The Crisis of Vulnerable Populations
Speakers Pedro Noguera and Carola Suarez-Orozco address our nation's achievement gap, the complex challenges facing black, Latino, immigrant, poor, and male students, among others, and make recommendations to better meet their educational needs.
Educational Policy Breakfast Series: Part 2: The Crisis of Vulnerable Populations
Jacqueline Mattis - What role does spirituality play in the lives of African Americans?
Jacqueline Mattis, associate professor of applied psychology, discusses her research into optimism, altruism, volunteerism, and other positive developmental outcomes among African Americans. "The notion of spirituality is as important as the notion of religion," she says.
Marion Nestle - What is the biggest public health nutrition problem Americans face today?
Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies, discusses obesity, the food industry, and the movement toward healthier models of food production. "What we're seeing is a new social movement around food," says Nestle.
Agneiszka Roginska - How can sound technology be improved upon?
Agneiszka Roginska, assistant professor of music technology, discusses the applications of cutting-edge research into 3D-audio and spatial sound. "Sound is an information-rich medium," she explains.
Pedro Noguera - How do schools promote equity among students?
Pedro Noguera, former executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, discusses the term equity and the forces that sometimes prevent schools from providing children with equitable outcomes. "Schools are set up to be the equalizers of opportunity," he says.
Literate Lives of Urban Youth
Watch Assistant Professor of English Education David Kirkland discuss how we can understand the complex literate lives of urban youth in and outside of the classroom and the experiences that develop their identity and engagement with the larger world.
Dr. Jan Plass, DMDL/ECT Faculty
Discusses his research in the Games for Learning Institute (G4LI), the Molecules and Minds project, and surgical simulations with the NYU School of Medicine.
Perry Halkitis - Crystal meth and HIV: What are the connections?
Perry Halkitis, professor of applied psychology and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) discusses the interlocking factors of drug abuse, mental health, and HIV transmission. "Any effective work around HIV has to think about drug abuse and has to think about mental health."
Carola Suarez-Orozco - How do immigrant children adapt to life in the US
Carola Suarez-Orozco, professor of applied psychology and co-director of immigration studies, discusses her 5-year longitudinal study of immigrant children in which she found that "85% of the children had been separated from their mother or father anywhere from 6 months to 10 years."
Helen Nissenbaum - Video Games: Is the technology value-neutral?
Helen Nissenbaum, professor of culture and communications, discusses the values inherent in video game design. "Those of us who are designing technology should be thinking about values when we enter a design project."
Charlton McIlwain - How did the 2004 presidential campaigns differ in their appeals to African-American and Latino voters?
Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication Charlton McIlwain discusses the 2004 presidential campaigns' differing appeals to African-American and Latino voters. "We're likely to see many of the same strategies in the 2008 election cycle."
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