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Graduation Celebration for NYU Excel 2019/2020 Cohort

On June 5th, 2020, the NYU Metro Center's Excel Academy celebrated their 2019-2020 Cohort from their yearly college-access program. It’s been an amazing journey taking our recipients through an intensive learning process and we are confident that their hard work, commitment and persistence will position them for greater work in their academics and communities.

NYU Metro Center represented at Broadway Advocacy Coalition Forum

NYU Metro Center's Deputy Executive Director Richard Gray featured on the final day of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition's three day forum, created for the Broadway community to heal, listen, and hold itself accountable to its history of white supremacy.

Professor Nancy Deihl is interviewed in Vox's "Our masked future"

Professor Nancy Deihl is interviewed in Vox's article, "Our Masked Future: Wearing a mask all the time affects how we interact with each other. But how?"
Areas of Study: The Arts

Professor Donna Walker-Kuhne Talks Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Age of COVID

“COVID-19 changed the way I have seen my role as an arts administrator and an arts marketer.”
Areas of Study: The Arts

Academic Achievement Isn’t the Reason There Are More Men than Women Majoring in Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

Research led by Joseph R. Cimpian, an associate professor of economics and education, suggests that interventions to improve gender equity need to become more nuanced with respect to student achievement.


As academia took a much-needed break from “business as usual” during #ShutDownAcademia, I found myself revisiting the “OG” Black female scholars who pushed and persisted in academic spaces to humanize how Black people live.

New York City’s Affinity District (Part 1): What is it?

A late February (2020) posting highlighted the school system’s Affinity District, in which six education non-profits collaborate with the Dept of Education to support 160 high schools.

Growing Around the Globe: Food Studies Alum Dharath “Tot” Hoonchamlong on Urban Farming in New York City and Thailand

Meet Tot (MA '19), the Environmental Manager of a Bo.lan – a sustainability-focused, Michelin-starred restaurant in Bangkok with an edible garden that reminds him of time spent on the NYU Urban Farm Lab as a graduate student.

Depolicing Schools

During this moment of nation-wide opposition to police killings of Black men and women, we should consider ending two longstanding NYC public school security policies–the NYPD’s control of the city’s School Security Agents, and the imposition of metal detectors in selected city schools.
Areas of Study: Education

Lyle Ashton Harris in Conversation with McKenzie Wark in The Brooklyn Rail

“What was that guiding force that actually guided or hovered over the archive, that’s not only about me, but is about or for a future generation?”
Areas of Study: The Arts

CSD Department Statement on Racial Injustice

The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders would like to express our strong support of those who are demonstrating and demanding the end of systemic racism and violence against the Black community in our country.

MCC Condemns Racial Injustice

Read the Department's statement on the killing of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the many individuals who came before them.

"Aesthetic Presence": The Importance of the Arts in the Education of Creative Arts Therapists Online

Dr. Sajnani, Christine Mayor, and Heather Tillberg-Webb published a new article on the role of the arts in the training of arts therapists.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Department of Occupational Therapy Statement on Anti-Racism

We fully support the protests against the systematic racism that led to the senseless murder of George Floyd and so many others. We are committed as a department to doing the hard work of listening and learning, and turning these conversations into “bold action steps that last beyond the lifespan of a statement,” as our Dean outlined.

Vanessa Williams Named NYU Steinhardt's 2020-2021 Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence

Vanessa Williams, a multi-faceted performer who has sold millions of records worldwide, has been named NYU Steinhardt's 2020-2021 Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence.
Areas of Study: The Arts

NYU Metro Center Year-End Awards

NYU Metro Center is proud of our staff that received recognition for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Student Brass Quintet Video

Graduate student Caitlin Jodoin and her classmates Sophie Manoloff, Matthew Leland, Heather Gray, and Dante Guinta made a video of their remote performance of Sonny Kompanek’s Killer Tango.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Music Therapy Alum Brings Joy to Children’s Hospital

The work of Music Therapy alum and current rehabilitation sciences PhD student Annalissa Vicencio was featured on News 12.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Music Business Students Meet Post Malone

Post Malone visited our Music Business program’s final class of the semester.
Areas of Study: The Arts

MCC Celebrates the Class of 2020

Watch our celebration for the Class of 2020!