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SPRING SEMESTER 2016

Steinhardt Launches New Master's in TESOL with NYU Shanghai

Shanghai TeachAs part of NYU Steinhardt’s commitment to global education, the Program in Multilingual/Multicultural Studies (MMS) within the Department of Teaching and Learning will launch a new MA degree program in TESOL for Chinese in-service teachers beginning in Summer 2017 at NYU Shanghai. MMS currently offers an internationally renowned TESOL Master’s degree program in New York, and the new program will include multiple modes of delivery including online instruction and intensive onsite study in Shanghai and New York City. The program is structured to allow K-12 in-service teachers of English in China to obtain an NYU Steinhardt degree while continuing to teach in their local schools. The initiative will be led by a faculty program director based at NYU Shanghai and all courses will be taught by NYU faculty with extensive experience educating Chinese students.

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Steinhardt Student, Associate Dean, win Fulbright Awards

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Benjamin Kaplan, an undergraduate senior majoring in Applied Psychology and Public Health, has won a Fulbright English Teaching Award and Erich Dietrich, Associate Dean for Global Affairs at NYU Steinhardt and Assistant Vice President for Global Programs at NYU, won a Fulbright-Nehru International Education Award to India.

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Three Faculty Win Global Research Incubator Awards

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For the first time, NYU Steinhardt faculty challenge grants have included a Global Research Incubator Award, which support the development of faculty global research through small-scale, pilot, or formative studies. Successful proposal show evidence of how support from the Global Research Incubator Award will catalyze projects to longer-term success.  

The peer-review process awarded three grants, to Marilyn Nonken, Associate Professor of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Krishnendu Ray, Chair and Associate Professor of Food Studies, and Gustavo Setrini, Assistant Professor of Food Studies.

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Applied Psychology Debuts New Academic Pathway at NYU Sydney

ButinNYU Steinhardt will partner with NYU Sydney to create a new curricular pathway for undergraduates in the Department of Applied Psychology, expanding options for studying abroad as an embedded part of the major. Academic pathways are designed by the faculty to deepen knowledge in the major while exposing students to new cultural learning, and this new option complements a current pathway in Buenos Aires. Beginning in Fall 2016, Applied Psychology students will be able to take a new course, Introduction to Multicultural Counseling and Mental Health, in which students will learn effective strategies for navigating cross-cultural relationships and examine the ways culture and context shape counselor and client identities.

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Undergraduate Honors Spotlight: Professor David Wills Examines Space and Place at NYU Tel Aviv

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David Clinton Wills, Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, will teach a new Dean’s Global Honors Seminar in New York and Tel Aviv in fall 2016. The seminar will combine a semester-long course In New York with a one week research-travel component at NYU Tel Aviv in January. Students will engage in a comparative exploration of space and place as they relate to human connections, the body as a medium, and cultural practices. Professor Wills will leverage experiential learning opportunities in both locations to examine themes of identity and difference, perception and embodiment, architecture and landscape, and social media. We interviewed Professor Wills to learn more about this course and his interest in Israel.

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Professor Rezarta Bilali Conducts Research on Media for Social Change in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Finding new ways to solve conflict among 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 positive relationships.

Using a field experiment in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rezarta Bilali, an assistant professor in applied psychology at NYU Steinhardt, examined the effectiveness of role-modeling prosocial, or helpful, behavior.

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NYU Shanghai Hosts Steinhardt Food Studies Conference and Alumni Art Exhibition

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NYU Steinhardt’s Food Studies Program and NYU Shanghai sponsored The City Food Shanghai Workshop in April of 2016. The event hosted at NYU Shanghai’s Pudong campus was one of a series of activities associated with The City Food Urban Lab, a collaborative research and pedagogical tool stretching across NYU Abu Dhabi, New York, Shanghai and Sydney. The Lab provides both digital and concrete spaces for innovation, interpretation, and inactive communication amongst scholars, students, and community partners.  

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Other News

Space available in select summer study abroad programs; visit program pages to learn more

Meet our 2016 Astor Fellows, traveling to Australia to study Arts Education Down Under

Educational Theatre Program celebrates 50th anniversary with international conference and other events

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