Spring 2014

Steinhardt Global Programs Launches New Website

Steinhardt Global Programs has launched a new website designed to feature and serve the school’s various constituencies. Separate tabs for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and professionals help users explore international opportunities and learn more about Steinhardt’s robust collaborations with NYU academic centers and other institutions abroad.

We hope to develop the website with even more content from you, our students and faculty. Do you have photos, videos, or stories from your study abroad experience? Are you conducting research with an international component? Please share your stories with us for inclusion on our web site and in a future newsletter.

GIFTED Women to Visit NYU

Ghanaian Institute for the Future of Teaching and Education (GIFTED) Women’s Fellowship Program is part of the larger “Ghana Wins! Project,” is a professional development program that aims to build capacity in women leaders in education. GIFTED began in June 2013 and is a partnership between New York University (NYU), Mujeres por Africa, and the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), sponsored by Banco Santander. Under the direction of principal investigator, Professor Kristie Koenig (pictured, left), chair of the department of Occupational Therapy, 12 Ghanaian women are participating in the first of three cohorts. Under the direction of these women, who are instituting data-driven educational programs in their local schools and communities, 203 children are actively engaged and benefitting from the projects. In June 2014, the “golden dozen” women of the first cohort will come to NYU in New York for a week-long culminating workshop with NYU faculty. Read more about the program here.

New York City Teachers Awarded Travel Fellowship

Twelve New York City public school teachers, representing four city boroughs and more than 100 collective years of teaching experience have been named recipients of the Brooke Astor International Travel Fellowship. The group, led by Dr. Pamela Fraser-Abder (pictured, right), Professor of Science Education at NYU Steinhardt, will travel to Shanghai and Beijing from July 26 to August 5, 2014 to explore “Science Education Beyond Borders.”

The group of twelve was selected from more than 200 applications. Each application was scored by a review committee, and 24 finalists were invited to NYU Steinhardt in mid-February for a group interview. Meet this year’s fellows by reading their biographies here.

Global Executive Education in Visual Arts Management

For the next generation of leaders in the global visual arts field, our new executive program, International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management, puts them on the lightning-track. Sixteen arts management professionals from across the globe completed three intensive, week-long modules in Bilbao, New York City and Abu Dhabi to accelerate their mastery of arts management business practices and global trends in the field. The group conducted site visits to local museums in each city and met with curators, scholars and faculty to gain a comprehensive understanding of the arts management field worldwide. Carlo Lamagna, Senior Faculty in Visual Arts Management at Steinhardt serves as the academic director of this exciting new program with brings together the strengths of three great institutions: NYU Steinhardt, Deusto University, and The Guggenheim Museum Foundation.

NYU Paris to be added as new Music study abroad site

Undergraduate students in Music and Performing Arts Professions will have a new option for a music-rich study abroad experience as we add courses at NYU Paris during the 2015-16 academic year. These offerings will add to the world-class music courses currently offered at NYU Prague. Initial offerings in Paris will focus on music composition, music technology and Jazz, with options for private lessons, ensembles, theory and music history, whereas offerings at NYU Prague will continue to focus on classical instrumental performance, jazz, music business, and music internships. Over time, the offerings may expand to include other music areas as well. Ronald H. Sadoff, Director of NYU Steinhardt's Music Department notes, "Paris is the nexus for music composition in Europe. From new music, to jazz, to music for cinema, our students will expand their creative palette by drawing from the world's two creative epicenters: New York City and Paris." Music Associate Professor Agnieszka Roginska added that “having a study abroad site in Paris for Steinhardt's Music Technology program is a natural academic relationship. Students will augment their education in one of the most important sound and electronic music capitals in the world.” For more information on current offerings at NYU Prague, visit ourmusic study abroad web pages.

MCC Innovates in Study Abroad

Radha HegdeFive MCC students traveled to Abu Dhabi during January 2014 for the culminating course in the Global Media Scholars Program (GMSP). Taught by Professor Radha Hegde (pictured, , the course was an opportunity for students to think about globalization from a different perspective, to ask questions and test the limits of theories. Through fieldwork in and around Abu Dhabi, site visits to media centers in Dubai, and dialogues with media producers, museum curators, local scholars and artists, the seminar examined how the global city, media flows and mobile populations shape one another. “It was a shared learning experience that stretched our cultural and intellectual horizons,” said Professor Hegde.

The Global Media Scholars Program is open to exceptional undergraduate students from Media, Culture and Communications who study away for two semesters at select NYU academic centers. For additional information please visit the program webpage.

Future teachers on site in schools in London and Accra

This spring semester, 2014, we added a new, experiential learning opportunity for undergraduate students in the Teaching and Learning department. Based on a successful offering in London that we introduced last year, we worked with the NYU Global Academic Center in Accra, Ghana, to offer a required course, Human Development, to students who will be future teachers. The course includes a required observation component, and in Accra, as in London, students fulfill this requirement at local schools. Depending on the student’s future area of teaching--early childhood, childhood or adolescence--they observe children in early elementary grades, upper elementary, or middle school. The learning experience is transformative, according to Robbie Powers, academic adviser in Teaching and Learning. "Through direct experience in schools in Ghana and the UK, our students gain a global perspective towards education that can be applied to their roles as students, educators, and leaders."

Global Programs Website Highlights Faculty Resources

In an effort to help faculty leverage global opportunities and resources, Zack Klim, Director of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs, presented at the Faculty Affairs First Fridays session on March 7. Klim elaborated on Steinhardt’s Academic Partnerships and Affiliations at NYU Global Academic Centers, instructional opportunities abroad and funding resources for international research and programming. Many of topics discussed are highlighted in the Faculty tab of the newly-designed Steinhardt Global Programs website.

Faculty are encouraged to visit the new website and engage with colleagues participating in various Global Advisory Committees to learn more about Steinhardt Global Programs and faculty engagement in the school’s internationalization efforts. If your instructional or research activities include an international component that you would like us to be aware of or if you’d like discuss global opportunities with global programs staff, please share details here or reach out to us at steinhardt.global@nyu.edu.

Aly Keves Joins Steinhardt as Events ManagerAly Keves

As the 2013-2014 academic year winds down, we begin to look forward to Fall 2014. Faculty and staff thinking about hosting events, are invited to reach out to Aly Keves (pictured, right), Steinhardt’s Events Manager for support. Since starting at NYU this fall, Aly has guided many departments in the planning and execution of lectures, conferences and receptions. She is also responsible for the scheduling of lounges in Pless and Kimball. Aly can be reached via email at allison.keves@nyu.edu. Also, please visit theSteinhardt events webpage for more information about upcoming events and event planning resources.

Global Integration Fund Brings the World to Washington Square

Funding is available from the Steinhardt Office of Global Programs to support innovative, cross-disciplinary speaker series, scholarly symposia, or other events taking place on the Washington Square campus that enrich the School's global engagement through presentations directed at the broad university community as well as the public beyond the university. Learn more and submit a proposal.

Share Your News with Global Programs

What would you like to see featured on our website or in our next newsletter? Do you have photos, videos, or stories from your study abroad experience? Are you conducting research with an international component? Are there aspects of global programs at NYU that you would like to learn more about.  Please share your content here.

Summer Study Abroad Opportunities Still Available

Steinhardt offer 20 short-term study abroad programs in 13 different countries. Participants earn 3-6 credits while studying in depth with NYU faculty. Limited space remains in some programs. Interested students should visit our undergraduate and graduate program pages to apply now.