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NYU Orchestras Open 2019-2020 Season

Ted Sperling conducts the NYU Symphony and the NYU Chamber Orchestra on Thursday, September 26, and Friday, September 27 in the Frederick Loewe Theatre.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Sam McKinniss on the cover Artforum.

Sam McKinniss's (MFA) painting entitled "Star Spangled Banner" is the September cover of Artforum.
Areas of Study: The Arts

artnet Interview with Jasmin Tsou

Jasmin Tsou (BFA) is the subject of an article entitled, "Embrace Your ‘Naive Confidence’ and 4 Other Tips for Young Art Dealers From Jasmin Tsou, Maverick Owner of New York’s JTT Gallery" on Artnet.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Teboho Moja, Education Reform Activist, Receives Lifetime Achiever Award

"Policy, academics, and activism have been intersecting paths in my career. It is the driving force behind my passion for education," said Clinical Professor Teboho Moja, who was awarded South Africa's Lifetime Achiever Award for her extraordinary contributions to educational equity in Post-Apartheid, South Africa

Alum’s Advocacy Helps Expand Access to SLP Services in Hawaii

Kristina Fuentes (MS ’10), Director of Rehabilitation at Aegis Therapies in Kauai, saw that Hawaii’s healthcare system was losing potential speech-language pathologists – and advocated for change in her community.
Areas of Study: Health

Meet Superstar Composer, Alum Joe Iconis

Be More Chill, the story of an unpopular kid in suburban New Jersey, began its life as a young adult novel. It has now made its way to Broadway, and alum Joe Iconis has been nominated for a 2019 Tony Award for Best Original Score.

The Wall Street Journal

Nathaniel Mary Quinn (MFA) is the subject of the article entitled "The Deadpan World of Nathaniel Mary Quinn" in the Wall Street Journal.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Janet Njelesani and a Team of Abu Dhabi Students Study Disability Abuse in Zambian Schools

This past summer, students from NYU's Abu Dhabi campus travelled to Zambia to assist OT Assistant Professor Janet Njelesani on a project looking at violence against students with disability in schools.

Questions about Google: An Interview with Valerie Streit (MA '06)

Valerie Streit (MA '06), a graduate of NYU Steinhardt's media ecology program, talks about her work life at Google.
Areas of Study: Media Studies

Eustacia Cutler, Temple Grandin's Mom, Brings Her Story to NYU's ASD Nest Parents

Eustacia Cutler, Temple Grandin's mother, talks about how parenting and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Areas of Study: Education Health

Nutrition PhDs Explore Nutrition and Weight-Related Factors Among Overweight/Obese College Students

Two PhD candidates from the NYU Steinhardt Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, Rachel Ryan and Miriam Mahmood, were selected to share their research with the nutrition community at the Nutrition 2019 conference.
Areas of Study: Health

Transitions to School: What Helps Children Succeed? Essentials for Success in Preschool and Beyond

A child who repeats the first grade is more likely than any others to drop out of school. The most effective way to prevent this is to intervene early, and to ensure that the child is ready and able to cope with the transition into elementary school. We also have to be sure that the school is ready for the children as that run through the school doors for the first time. The setting needs to be prepared to meet the developmental needs of children who come there to learn.

Helping Teachers Help Parents: Natasha Strassfeld on Service Delivery in Special Education

Natasha Strassfeld is an assistant professor of special education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning. Strassfeld’s research examines service delivery to parents and students with disabilities in the special education services and accommodations process, minority disproportionate representation, special education policy and law, and juvenile justice.
Areas of Study: Education

Stocking-shaming in the 19th Century: An Interview with MA Candidate, Kate Sekules

Kate Sekules is a degree candidate in the MA in Costume Studies program. Her research interests are vernacular clothing, the dress of the poor, and uncovering the untold history of mending. She is currently writing a book about visible mending and the future of fashion, to be published by Penguin in fall 2020.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Citizen Scientists Can Help Mitigate Noise Pollution

The Sounds of New York City (SONYC)—a first-of-its-kind research project addressing urban noise pollution—has launched a citizen science initiative to help artificial intelligence (AI) technology understand exactly which sounds are contributing to unhealthy levels of noise in New York City. Citizen scientists are members of the public who collaborate with researchers by collecting and analyzing data.
Areas of Study: Health The Arts

Making the List: NYU Steinhardt Faculty Members Are Among the Most Influential Policy Academics in the U.S.

Steinhardt faculty members are among the most influential education policy academics in the country according to the 2019 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ratings published by Frederick M. Hess, American Enterprise Institute director of education policy.
Areas of Study: Education

Voices of the Healing Arts: Three Therapists

At NYU Steinhardt, programs in art, music, and drama therapy teach students how to integrate psychotherapy and the arts into their practices and engage the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment. Here are the voices of three therapists in our community.
Areas of Study: Health

Can Art Save Lives? Questions for Nisha Sajnani on How Drama Therapy Heals

Nisha Sajnani, PhD, RDT-BCT, is an associate professor at NYU Steinhardt and the director of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions’ Drama Therapy Program. She serves as the research director of the As Performance: Theatre and Health Lab and editor of the Drama Therapy Review.
Areas of Study: The Arts

On the Enduring Legacy of “Gay Liberation,” a Sculpture by George Segal (BA ’49)

The sculpture, Gay Liberation, was created by George Segal (BA ’49), who earned a degree in art education from NYU’s School of Education.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Education is the Most Powerful Tool We Have: A Profile of Dogon Nshimiyimana (MA ’19)

On Tuesday, May 20th, Dogon Nshimiyimana, a master’s candidate in international education, stood on the stage of the Hulu Theatre in Madison Square Garden and collected his diploma with 1,505 NYU Steinhardt graduate students.

It had been a long journey for Dogon, who spent his early years in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the Masisi Territory of the Northern Kivu Province.

Areas of Study: Education