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Student Matters (read all posts)

Student Matters

Information about advisement, counseling, registration, and more from our Office of Student Affairs

  • Dance & Donate – Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Join NYU Graduate Activities Board on October 25th at Gonzalez y Gonzalez for a night to mingle, dance and donate! 50% of the profits from ticket sales will be donated to NYU Humanitarian Aid, a standing fund specifically for the purpose of helping those affected by natural and humanitarian crises. Tickets are $10 each for NYU students […]

    Published: Thursday, October 19th 2017 08:52 PM
  • NYU World Tour – October 23 – 27, 2017

    Join the Center for Student Life for incredible marquee events during the NYU World Tour, starting Monday, October 23, 2017.

    Published: Thursday, October 19th 2017 08:51 PM

Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net (read all posts)

Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net

A site to discuss better education for all.

  • Jeanne Kaplan on David Osborne’s Campaign for Privatization

    If you are old enough, you may remember that David Osborne was the guru of privatization and competition during the Clinton administration. His message was that public servants are lazy and unaccountable and need to compete with private vendors. That competition will make government workers try harder and deliver better service. That was more than […]

    Published: Thursday, October 19th 2017 05:00 PM
  • Mother Jones: New Mexico Reverses Course, Puts Science Back into the Curriculum

    Mother Jones earlier reported that the state of New Mexico had written science standards intended to placate climate change deniers and creationists. The state took modern science out of the science curriculum Now, Mother Jones reports with satisfaction that the state was embarrassed by the outcry against its cave-in to special interests and has restored […]

    Published: Thursday, October 19th 2017 04:00 PM

Steinhardt At a Glance (read all posts)

Steinhardt At a Glance

News from the NYU Steinhardt Community

  • Witches, Goblins, and Sorcerers: NYU Orchestra Presents First-Ever Halloween Concert

    NYUO¹, one of the premier orchestras of New York University, will perform its first-ever Halloween program in a free concert at the Frederick Loewe Theatre on Friday, October 27 at 8 pm. The program will be conducted by Adam Glaser as part of Glaser’s first season as the NYU Orchestras’ principal conductor. Professor Jonathan Hall […]

    Published: Thursday, October 19th 2017 04:08 PM
  • On World Mental Health Day, Nisha Sajnani and Her Students Advocate for Drama Therapy at the United Nations

    “Theatre helps us to see the world through another’s eyes,” says, Nisha Sajnani, director of Steinhardt’s program in drama therapy. “Trans-disciplinary and action-oriented practices like drama therapy offer us ways of promoting empathy by challenging stigma and teaching us to navigate conflict and imagine change.” Sajnani brought this message to the United Nations NGO Committee on […]

    Published: Tuesday, October 17th 2017 07:07 PM

Marion Nestle - Food Politics (read all posts)

Marion Nestle - Food Politics

Marion Nestle blogs about her work in field of nutrition, dietetics, and food policy.

  • Childhood obesity: progress in the UK, not so much in the US

    FoodNavigator reports that Public Health England is taking on—what a concept!—calories as a means to prevent childhood obesity. It will be looking at ready-to-serve meals, pizzas, burgers, savory snacks, and sandwiches in an effort to help children cut back on the excess 200-300 calories a day they are currently consuming. The UK is planning targeted reductions […]

    Published: Thursday, October 19th 2017 01:13 PM
  • Keeping up with food politics: new reports

    Reports related to food politics flood in.  Here are a few from the last couple of weeks. The Nation: Special Issue on The Future of Food: Setting the Table for the Next Generation.  Forum: How to build a just, sustainable food system How scientists are creating crops that regenerate the soil they’re grown in How sapped […]

    Published: Wednesday, October 18th 2017 01:04 PM

Music Technology News (read all posts)

Music Technology News

News and Updates from the Music Technology Program

  • AES 10/18

    We’re on day two of AES New York, with plenty more Music Technology presenters to come! Yesterday’s schedule featured NYU faculty Agnieszka Roginska, Alex Ruthmann, Rebecca Feynberg, Paul Geluso & Tom Beyer. Follow the AES schedule for more details

    Published: Thursday, October 19th 2017 03:49 AM
  • MARL w/ Dr. Areti Andreopoulou

    On Monday afternoon, University of Athens professor & NYU Music Tech Ph.D graduate Dr. Areti Andreopoulou will discuss the recent surge of interest surrounding spatial audio & virtual reality entertainment. With the increased interest, researchers look towards global, perceptually relevant spaces for HRTF and user comparisons. Andreopoulou will discuss the challenges and limitations that come with this […]

    Published: Friday, October 13th 2017 05:42 PM

Revue: The Official NYU Educational Theatre Blog (read all posts)

Revue: The Official NYU Educational Theatre Blog

News and updates from the Educational Theatre Program

  • New Podcast: There’s No Place Like Art

    The podcast offers opportunities to feature how ordinary people are doing extraordinary things in The Arts to make our world a richer, deeper, better place to live.  In these divisive times, I ask audiences to tune in and listen to how The Arts transforms people’s lives and remind us how vitally important a role The Arts play […]

    Published: Tuesday, October 3rd 2017 04:33 PM
  • The Man Behind the Curtain

    Dr. John Newman will perform his solo play The Man Behind the Curtain on Saturday, September 23 @ 2p at the United Solo Festival on 42nd street at Theatre Row in NYC. The main character in the play is L. Frank Baum, best known as the author of The Wizard of Oz and 13 other Oz books. The play […]

    Published: Wednesday, September 6th 2017 07:26 PM

David Elliott - Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education (read all posts)

David Elliott - Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education

David Elliott and Mariss Silverman discuss an integrated sociocultural, participatory, and ethics-based concept of the natures and values of musics, education, musical understanding, and more.

  • A Reply to Randall Allsup

    In his recent book, Remixing the Classroom, Professor Randall Allsup offers a postmodern concept of school music education. Unfortunately, his book contains many falsehoods about the praxial philosophy of music education. In our reply to Allsup, we analyze and refute his distortions of the praxial philosophy in Music Matters (2015). Published in Action, Criticism, and Theory […]

    The post A Reply to Randall Allsup appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Saturday, September 23rd 2017 01:03 PM
  • Hallelujah

    In the midst of today’s tragic social, political, racial, gendered, and other conflicts, can amateur and professional music makers and school and community music programs contribute to positive social and community transformations? Yes. To demonstrate our solidarity with and support for all those who are suffering we’ll post one example of active music making for […]

    The post Hallelujah appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Monday, September 4th 2017 02:45 PM

Communicative Sciences and Disorders Blog (read all posts)

  • CSD Department Co-Hosts 5th Annual Meeting on Phonology

    The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders is pleased to announce they have partnered with the Department of Linguistics to bring the 5th Annual Meeting on Phonology to NYU’s campus September 15-17, 2017. Assistant Professor Tara McAllister is one of the organizers of the event, and Associate Professor and Director of the PhD program Adam Buchwald […]

    Published: Friday, September 1st 2017 02:14 PM
  • Tara McAllister Develops App for Speech Therapy

    Mispronouncing the “r” sound is among the most common speech errors, and is the most challenging to correct in speech therapy. For other sounds – such as “t” or “p” – speech pathologists can give clear verbal, visual, or tactile cues to help children understand how the sound is created, but “r” is difficult to […]

    Published: Tuesday, August 15th 2017 09:45 PM

David Kirkland - A Will to Love (read all posts)

David Kirkland - A Will to Love

Aesthetic musings on politics, education, and moral justice.

  • What Charlottesville Means To Me

    Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth. –Malcolm X […]

    Published: Wednesday, August 23rd 2017 01:08 AM
  • A Crusade for Billions? How a Betsy DeVos Department of Education Could Lead to a Massive Transfer of Public Funds into the Private Sector

    On Monday, January 30, 2017, hundreds of patient protectors braved the bitter New York City cold to stand firmly in defiance against the impending appointment of billionaire school-choice crusader Betsy DeVos, 58, for Secretary of Education. The brazen assembly, short on time yet not lacking hope, was among one of many gatherings crisscrossing the nation. […]

    Published: Friday, February 10th 2017 01:16 PM

Mark Crispin Miller - News From Underground (read all posts)

Mark Crispin Miller - News From Underground

News From Underground is a daily e-news service run by Mark Crispin Miller

veloCity The Official NYU Music Business Blog (read all posts)

veloCity The Official NYU Music Business Blog

News and Updates from the Music Business Program

  • Senior Spotlights: Tara Muoio

    Where are you from? I’m from Breezy Point, NY which is a little beach neighborhood in Queens (one of NYC’s five boroughs). What is your background in music? I grew up singing in my church choir, taking piano lessons, and listening to music around the house, but I didn’t really get into it on my […]

    Published: Saturday, May 6th 2017 12:00 AM
  • Senior Spotlights: Grace Pozniak

    Where are you from? I am from Cohasset, Massachusetts. What is your background in music? In high school, I started going to a whole bunch of shows in Boston. Most of them were Warped Tour-esce bands, and I got involved with a really tight knit Boston community that formed around this music. I also starting […]

    Published: Wednesday, May 3rd 2017 03:23 PM

Teacher Education Reinvented (read all posts)

Teacher Education Reinvented

We're here to address today’s challenges to systemic issues in the preparation and retention of qualified teachers.

  • Assessment Methods: A Look at Formal and Informal Techniques

    How we assess what students have learned is one of the most hotly debated topics in education today. High-stakes testing determines whether students get into the college of their choice and helps school districts judge the effectiveness of their teaching staff. But all this focus on testing raises concerns that the urge to test is...

    Published: Thursday, September 8th 2016 10:00 AM
  • Embedded MAT Launches with 2 Partner Networks for Inaugural 2016-’17 Class

    NYU Steinhardt’s new master of arts in teaching in secondary education embeds prospective teachers full time in high-need urban schools. The teacher education program combines an immersive teaching residency with a technology-enhanced curriculum developed by NYU Steinhardt faculty. The program will prepare students to become secondary school teachers in English, math, social studies, or science....

    Published: Thursday, April 28th 2016 02:30 PM

Niobe Way - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Niobe Way - The Huffington Post

Niobe Way researches how schools, families, and peers as well as larger political and economic contexts influence developmental trajectories

Pedro Noguera - Urban Sociologist (read all posts)

Pedro Noguera - Urban Sociologist

Pedro Noguera researches the ways schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in the urban environment

  • The Roots of Baltimore's Violence

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, has called for calm and a return to normal. But "normal" in Baltimore is precisely the problem. What has passed for "normal" in Baltimore and countless other communities like it throughout America is unsustainable, and should be seen as unacceptable.

    Published: Wednesday, April 29th 2015 04:53 PM
  • Accountability for Whom?

    It is sad and ironic that in this era when the mantra about accountability in education is mouthed repeatedly by policymakers, those who have the most authority accept no accountability for the system they have managed and created.

    Published: Wednesday, April 15th 2015 05:16 PM

Educational Technology News (read all posts)

Educational Technology News

News, updates, and job postings from the Educational Technology Programs

  • [ECT Colloquium Series] Nicole Krämer

    Monday, March 30, 2015, 2:30pm-4:00pm Town Hall * MAGNET (Media And Games Network) 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201 Facebook as a tool for socializing… but also for learning? Nicole Krämer will talk about Facebook and the effects … Continue reading

    Published: Friday, March 13th 2015 10:50 PM
  • [ECT Colloquium Series] Rand Spiro

    Monday, April 27, 2015, 3:30pm-5:00pm Town Hall * MAGNET (Media And Games Network) 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201 The Post-Gutenberg Mind: A Comprehensive Framework for Next-Generation Learning with Technology in Complex Domains Rand Spiro will talk The … Continue reading

    Published: Saturday, February 28th 2015 03:52 PM

Gary Anderson - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Gary Anderson - The Huffington Post

Gary Anderson blogs for the Huffington Post about Educational Policy.

  • Lessons from Chile: Annual Testing in Schools

    While research evidence does not support current pro-choice and high stakes accountability reforms, their ideological appeal seems widespread. Perhaps we can learn from a country in which these neoliberal policies were imposed before they became prominent in the U.S.

    Published: Wednesday, January 14th 2015 07:46 PM
  • How Should Educators Respond to the Gun Lobby?

    Talk of elementary schools as "soft targets" and making them "harder targets" or having more "boots on the ground" is everywhere in the media. Saner voices are promoting a restorative justice approach to school safety that aims at the school culture and seeks through mediation to build relationships.

    Published: Monday, December 24th 2012 01:01 AM

Fabienne Doucet - (Re)Constructing Home and School (read all posts)

Fabienne Doucet - (Re)Constructing Home and School

Fabienne Doucet's blog related to her work on the relationship between home and school.

  • A Counternarrative

    Imagine if at the beginning of every school year, teachers greeted parents with some variation of the following. In a plastic baggie, place a cotton ball, a tissue, and a tea bag, along with the following poem: Dearest Kindergarten Parents, Here is a little “gift” for you as you leave your precious one with me […]

    Published: Thursday, November 6th 2014 09:16 PM
  • Example 2: What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents

    In this article, teacher and school founder Ron Clark sets a combative tone for telling parents what their teachers really wish they could tell them if they could, beginning with, “For starters, we are educators, not nannies.” Clark goes on to list more complaints, supported with examples, of parents not trusting teachers and not taking them […]

    Published: Thursday, November 6th 2014 09:06 PM

Fork, Pen & Plow - Food Studies Graduate Programs at NYU Steinhardt (read all posts)

Fork, Pen & Plow - Food Studies Graduate Programs at NYU Steinhardt

A blog from the students, scholars and food writers of the Food Studies Graduate Programs at NYU Steinhardt

  • Feed Us Your Content

    If you’re like us, you think food is at the heart of some incredible stories. At Fork, Pen & Plow, we want to publish the best, the most compelling, the most penetrating accounts of these stories, no matter who’s telling them. Whether you are an economist or a beekeeper, we want to hear from you. […]

    Published: Wednesday, June 11th 2014 04:50 PM

Gabriella Coleman - Interprete (read all posts)

Gabriella Coleman - Interprete

Gabriella Coleman researches the role of new media technologies in sustaining new forms of collaboration and patient activism.

  • Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking

    Although the book has been out for a number of months, available for purchase and download, Coding Freedom finally has a dedicated home on the Interwebz. Based on my graduate research in anthropology and my dissertation, the book takes an up front and close look at various personal, affective, ethical and political dimensions of free [...]

    Published: Thursday, February 21st 2013 01:54 PM
  • Edward Tufte was a phreak

    It has been so very long since I have left a trace here. I guess moving to two new countries (Canada and Quebec), starting a new job, working on Anonymous, and finishing my first book was a bit much. I miss this space, not so much because what I write here is any good. But [...]

    Published: Wednesday, February 6th 2013 06:09 PM

Nick Mirzoeff - For the Right to Look. New approaches to visuality (read all posts)

Nick Mirzoeff - For the Right to Look. New approaches to visuality

Can convergent digital technologies offer qualitative as well as quantitative means for such a convergence?

  • Occupy Climate Change!

    Occupy climate change! Why? Because the transformations that Occupy seeks in social and economic life are the same as those needed to sustain conditions suitable for human and non-human life on our planet. So the phrase “occupy climate change” is correctly understood to mean “the political economy of sustaining the biosphere and the cultural imaginary.” [...]

    Published: Wednesday, December 21st 2011 05:33 PM
  • The Force of Law #OWS

    For the past few days, Occupy locations have reverberated to the sound of the force of law. I mean this literally. I was awakened at 3.30am on November 15 by the sound of what I think were helicopters above lower Manhattan. The combination of police barricades and the closure of the subways meant that no [...]

    Published: Wednesday, November 16th 2011 09:41 PM