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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.

  • Weekend Reading: Fed Up

    Dale Finley Slongwhite.  Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food.  University Press of Florida, 2014. Yes, there’s a movie called Fed Up (in which I make a very brief appearance) but this book covers a quite different topic.  It takes a tough look at the impact of widespread pesticide use on farmworkers in the […]

    Published: Friday, February 12th 2016 04:02 PM
  • Five more studies related to food-industry sponsorship. The score: 124/12

    I’m having a hard time keeping up with these, but here are five more industry-funded studies with results favorable to the sponsor, bringing the total of industry-positives to 124 since last March, versus just 12 with unfavorable results.  This percentage is lower than that found in more systematic studies.  If you know of such studies, […]

    Published: Thursday, February 11th 2016 05:25 PM

Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net (read all posts)

Diane Ravitch - DianeRavitch.net

A site to discuss better education for all.

  • Obama Will Nominate John King Formally as Secretary of Education

    John King is currently Acting Secretary of Education. President Obama will formally nominate him to serve as Secretary.  King’s autocratic behavior as state commissioner of education spurred a massive parent opt out from state testing. King adamantly supports testing, VAM, Common Core, and charter schools. He taught in a “no excuses” Uncommon Schools charter with […]

    Published: Friday, February 12th 2016 02:00 PM
  • Deborah Gist Recommends $920,000 Contract for Boston Consulting Group in Tulsa

    Deborah Gist, the former state superintendent of schools in Rhode Island, has recommended a $920,000 contract for the Boston Consulting Group in Tulsa, where she is now district superintendent. The contract will be funded by “private donors.” BCG has won similar contracts in other districts. Their reports typically recommend downsizing and privatization. This is not […]

    Published: Friday, February 12th 2016 01:00 PM

Steinhardt At a Glance (read all posts)

Steinhardt At a Glance

News from the NYU Steinhardt Community

  • Gaming and the Brain Take Center Stage at Steinhardt 125th Anniversary Event

    Jan Plass, an expert in game-based learning, and Daphne Bavelier, professor of psychology and educational sciences at the University of Geneva, discussed video games as tools for learning and brain-strengthening at Making Waves: Your Brain on Video Games,” a special lecture hosted by NYU Steinhardt in commemoration of its 125th anniversary. At the event, the researchers discussed state-of-the art applications of gaming skills [...]

    Published: Thursday, February 11th 2016 08:53 PM
  • Applied Psychology Researchers Study Media for Social Change

    Finding new ways to solve conflict amongst and between groups is an important part of providing a more stable social and political environment — and entertainment media may play a role in fostering these positive relationships. Using a field experiment in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rezarta Bilali, an assistant professor in applied psychology at [...]

    Published: Tuesday, February 9th 2016 07:43 PM

Student Matters (read all posts)

Student Matters

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

  • Graduate Students: Join the NYU Libraries for Fair Use Week programs, February 22-26, 2016

    Hello from the NYU Libraries: The NYU Libraries will be hosting a number of great programs during Fair Use Week, February 22-26. Join Scholarly Communication Librarian, April Hathcock, JD, LLM, MLIS, to learn about the basics of Fair Use. In particular we will cover sticky fair use scenarios across media and sharing platforms, like working [...]

    Published: Thursday, February 11th 2016 03:39 PM
  • Lunar New Year

    The NYU Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs invites you in joining in the celebration of the Lunar New Year by stopping by our offices in Pless Hall! Come celebrate the year of the monkey by meeting our new International/Diversity Student Services Counselor Nick Voelker and picking up a red envelope gift from our office. Whether you [...]

    Published: Wednesday, February 10th 2016 03:43 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.

  • Teacher Education: From Revolution to Evolution

    How are teachers taught? What kind of formal education do educators receive? Are new teachers being adequately prepared for the needs of the typical public school classroom – which almost by definition is likely to be untypical because of demographic shifts, uncertain budgets, and rapidly evolving instructional technologies?

    Published: Wednesday, February 10th 2016 01:00 PM
  • What Makes a Good Teacher?

    A commitment to students is an obvious part of a good teacher’s professional approach. But what about loving discernment? Openness? Transformation? David Kirkland, associate professor of English education, details the sometimes-unexpected qualities he believes help teachers rise above the ordinary and actively engage their students in learning and in life. Here’s an edited transcript of...

    Published: Wednesday, January 13th 2016 08:34 PM

Lisa Young - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Lisa Young - The Huffington Post

Lisa Young discusses nutrition education and public policy

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

  • NYU Forum on Educational Theatre: Registration Now Open

    You’re ready to register? Go here! When: April 21-24, 2016. What: The Forum features the global educational theatre community representing over 20 countries (including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, El Salvadore, Hong Kong, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America) presenting over 100 [...]

    Published: Tuesday, February 9th 2016 11:33 PM
  • From Soup to Nuts: Choosing a TYA Play Development Season

    By Teresa Fisher New Plays for Young Audiences is an annual play development series focused on developing work for young audiences, ages three to twenty-one. For three weeks each June, we develop three new scripts—one each week, Sunday through Sunday—in the historic Provincetown Playhouse. The plays must be unpublished and unproduced. We receive the scripts between [...]

    Published: Tuesday, January 12th 2016 10:20 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

  • What's Love Got to Do With It?

    As he stands there with a wide smile and open arms at the Toronto airport in December welcoming the first refugee families...

    Published: Friday, February 5th 2016 10:54 AM
  • Why Are Boys So Violent?

    The deep secrets of boys and men, according to the research, is that they have the same desire for connection and close friendships as girls and women and that many of our cultural norms of masculinity are hurting rather than helping boys find what they need and want.

    Published: Wednesday, May 22nd 2013 11:53 AM

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

  • Village Records Teams Up With Kevin Burke

    Guest post by Karina Barroso (UG ’17). We encourage feedback and commentary on all Student Outlook contributions. Leave a comment below or tweet us at @NYUMusicBiz. Village Records had an extremely exciting semester this fall. With a solid list of previous artists the class has worked with in the past, we knew we wanted to work with [...]

    Published: Tuesday, January 26th 2016 05:44 PM
  • Indie Down Under — Re-thinking Assumptions About International Music Trends

    Guest post by Erin Simon (UG ’16) who is currently studying at NYU Sydney. We encourage feedback and commentary on all Student Outlook contributions. Leave a comment below or tweet us at @NYUMusicBiz. In the United States, indie pop artists like Vance Joy and San Cisco are known as fast up-and-comers, buzzed about by bloggers and slowly [...]

    Published: Monday, June 8th 2015 05:00 AM

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.

  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! “Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith. In music, especially this broad category called Jazz, there is a stepping stone towards all of these. We must use time creatively.”  Thank you, […]

    The post Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Monday, January 18th 2016 10:12 AM
  • 10 works or composers I can’t live without

    I’m not a tech-savvy person, so I don’t know why a tweet—“10 works or composers you never want to hear again”—from October 7, 2014 showed up on my twitter feed today. But it did. Norman Lebrecht, one of England’s most esteemed (and rightly so) music critics, replied with a list of the 10 works or composers […]

    The post 10 works or composers I can’t live without appeared first on Music Matters.

    Published: Sunday, January 17th 2016 02:30 PM

Communicative Sciences and Disorders Blog (read all posts)

  • Steinhardt At a Glance Posting for CSD’S Sonja Molfenter

    How Aging Affects Swallowing: A Q&A with Sonja Molfenter CSD Assistant Professor Sonja Molfenter recently received a grant of more than $413,000 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing. STEINHARDT AT A GLANCE interviewed Dr. Molfenter about her research into this common but little-discussed health problem. [...]

    Published: Thursday, December 3rd 2015 08:04 PM
  • PhD Open House for NYU Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Tuesday 11/24 @ 6:30pm

    We have scheduled an open house for the PhD program for the evening of November 24, 2015, from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The event will be held in the conference room of the Communicative Sciences and Disorders department (665 Broadway, 9th floor). This is an informal event that will provide those interested in pursuing an NYU CSD PhD  with a structured overview of the program with [...]

    Published: Thursday, November 12th 2015 03:21 PM

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

David Kirkland - A Will to Love

Aesthetic musings on politics, education, and moral justice.

  • NO THANKS(GIVING)

    To be certain, there are things, manifold things, for which to be thankful: family and friends, smiles and laughter, surprises and second chances. There is the breath of life that animates lungs, and the distant sun that rubs warmth on burdened backs. There is also the never-ending menu of fresh produce that, as if by […]

    Published: Friday, November 27th 2015 08:56 PM
  • My Teacher Told Me Lies: An Essay on Why I Can’t With the Fourth of July

    Since I was very young, I’ve wondered a lot about this curious yet elusive concept: freedom. I wondered why my second grade teacher told me that the United States gained independence on July 4, 1776. I wondered why I believed her even though three of my older cousins, two uncles, and six neighbors from the […]

    Published: Saturday, July 4th 2015 07:36 PM

Music Technology News (read all posts)

Music Technology News

News and Updates from the Music Technology Program

  • WSN SWiTCH Concert Article

    WSN posted an article about the 2015 NYU SWiTCH Concert, the link to the full article is below. http://www.nyunews.com/2015/04/30/concert-celebrates-women-in-tech/

    Published: Monday, August 10th 2015 04:57 PM
  • SWiTCH Presents Miya Masaoka

    March 27th, 2015 SWiTCH Presents Miya Masaoka - 3:30 PM Guest Speaker: Miya Masaoka Miya Masaoka will be presenting past works and current works-in-progress on various electro acoustic devices, including lasers, string instruments and computer. Location: 35 W. 4th St, 6th Floor Conference Room All are welcome.  

    Published: Tuesday, March 24th 2015 09:55 PM

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 12:53 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 01:16 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 02:51 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: Sunday, December 23rd 2012 08:01 PM

Charlton McIlwain - CharltonMcIlwain.com (read all posts)

Charlton McIlwain - CharltonMcIlwain.com

Charlton McIlwain discusses the politics of race, media and other topics

  • Criminal Blackness

    Last week I was invited to speak at an excellent conference produced by the Academy Program, Jewish Museum of Berlin. The conference focused on global issues of media, minorities and migration. My talk focused on representations of blacks in crime in news media reporting from 1990 to the present. Additionally, I looked at the way […]

    Published: Saturday, December 6th 2014 11:48 AM
  • Obama, Nigger & Racism in the U.S.

    A few folks have asked this week what I thought about Obama using the word, nigger, during his interview with Marc Maron on WTF.  I offered some comments I offered to a newspaper outlet that ultimately didn’t make it into their story. I thought I’d share my comments here. QUESTION: Wondering if you could weigh in how […]

    Published: Friday, June 26th 2015 12:04 AM

Perry N. Halkitis - The Huffington Post (read all posts)

Perry N. Halkitis - The Huffington Post

Perry Halkitis examines the intersection between the HIV, drug abuse, and mental health.

  • The Disease That Defined My Generation

    For those of us who came or were coming of age during the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, our experiences were shaped by this epidemic that was devastating our country and taking countless lives.

    Published: Thursday, September 25th 2014 03:06 PM
  • Does Treatment As Prevention Care for the HIV-positive?

    I would like to think that those advocating treatment as prevention ultimately have the health of HIV-positive individuals in mind first and foremost. But my immersion into the UK system this last month has led me to wonder about the motivation that underlies this approach.

    Published: Tuesday, January 21st 2014 03:59 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 12:50 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 08:54 AM
  • 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 01:09 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 12:33 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 04:41 PM