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Occupational Therapy Offers New Autism-Focused Study Abroad Course

Autism UK, courtesy of Flickr user http://www.flickr.com/photos/pavelcabKristie Koenig, Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Occupational Therapy, will offer a new graduate-level study abroad course in London this coming January. The course, Strength-Based Paradigm: A Focus on Autism, will examine the treatment of children and youth with Autism in a variety of settings. Participants will examine the efficacy of intervention through a strength-based lens and compare and contrast the theoretical basis of interventions in the U.S. and the U.K.

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Fellowship Spotlight: Teaching and Learning Student Wins Fulbright Award

Priscilla Cintron

English Education MA student, Priscilla Cintron, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in the Dominican Republic from January-November 2018.  Citron discusses her interest in the Dominican Republic and the Fulbright admissions process in an interview with Steinhardt Global Affairs.

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Astor Fellows Explore Hyper-Diverse Classrooms in London


Fabienne Doucet, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, will lead a group of sixteen teachers to London to explore the theme of The Hyper-Diverse Classroom as part of the Brooke Astor International Travel Fellowship for New York City Teachers. The group, selected from a competitive pool of applicants from all over the city, represents a diversity of boroughs, subject areas, and levels of instruction. The fully-sponsored educational fellowship celebrates the exceptional accomplishments of this year’s awardees who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation in the New York City public school system.

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Faculty Research Spotlight: Nicole Starosielski Launches Companion Website to The Undersea Network


Nicole Starosielski, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communications, researches the global distribution of digital media, and the relationship between technology, society, and the environment. Her book, The Undersea Network, examines the cultural dimensions of transoceanic cable systems, beginning with the telegraph cables that formed the first global communications network and extending to the fiber-optic infrastructure that carries almost international Internet traffic.  Starosielski recently launched Surfacing, an interactive digital mapping project that allows users to explore the undersea fiber-optic cables that carry 99% of all transoceanic digital communications.  She describes her research and the website in an interview with Steinhardt Global Affairs.

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Israeli and U.S. Higher Education Leaders Convene at NYU Steinhardt

Steinhardt Hamilton

Israeli and U.S. Higher Education Leaders met last week at New York University for a three-day meeting to foster a community of purpose among Israeli research universities and colleges.

The attendees included eight Israeli university and college presidents, NYU President Andrew Hamilton, and NYU trustee Michael Steinhardt.

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Developing Culturally Responsive Teachers in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Professor Shondel Nero published an article in the Newsletter of the TESOL International Association, describing a three-week study abroad program for pre-service teachers, based in the Dominican Republic. The program, designed to address cultural diversity in teacher education, seeks to deepen teachers' understanding of their students' cultures, develop empathy towards language learning, and promote culturally responsive pedagogy. 

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